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  • AmigaOne X5000: first impressions

    Fri 7:02pm
    Many were waiting for the day when new and strong Amiga(One) will appear. That happened now. Currently, the X5000 can be purchased with the dual-core processor. In the future, a more powerful machine will be available. Is it worth buying the current model or…
  • Google plans ad-blocking feature in popular Chrome browser

    Thu 5:18am
    Alphabet Inc.'s Google is planning to introduce an ad-blocking feature in the mobile and desktop versions of its popular Chrome web browser, according to people familiar with the company's plans.…
  • Apple promises to stop mining for rare-earth materials

    Thu 5:12am
    Apple has one of the most aggressive sustainability and recycling programs in tech, but it still pulls plenty of metals and toxic rare-earth materials out of the ground to make iPhones, iPads, Macbooks and other products.…
  • TouchWiz is actually pretty nice

    Wed 4:54pm
    I challenge anyone to receive a notification on Samsung s Galaxy S8 and not be charmed by the elegant blue pulse of light that traces the contours of the phone's gorgeous screen. This sort of subtlety, this sort of organic, emotive, instant appeal is not…
  • File system improvements for Windows Subsystem for Linux

    Wed 4:38pm
    In the latest Windows Insider build, the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) now allows you to manually mount Windows drives using the DrvFs file system. Previously, WSL would automatically mount all fixed NTFS drives when you launch Bash, but there was no…
  • Introducing power throttling

    Wed 4:36pm
    Most people running Windows like having multiple apps running at the same time - and often, what's running in the background can drain your battery. In this latest Insider Preview build (Build 16176), we leveraged modern silicon capabilities to run background…
  • The curious case of the New York Times' Galaxy S8 coverage

    Tue 4:28pm
    The review embargo for the Samsung Galaxy S8 was lifted today, so there's reviews all over the place - and they're all pretty much universally positive, so also kind of uninteresting.…
  • Steve Ballmer serves up a fascinating data trove

    Tue 4:16pm
    On Tuesday, Mr. Ballmer plans to make public a database and a report that he and a small army of economists, professors and other professionals have been assembling as part of a stealth start-up over the last three years called USAFacts. The database is…
  • Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus released

    Apr 17, 2017, 5:18 pm
    Sorry for the delay on this one - it's been a... Busy weekend for me personally, so I'm only just now catching up with most of the news from the past few days.…
  • Early Macintosh emulation comes to the Archive

    Apr 17, 2017, 5:12 pm
    After offering in-browser emulation of console games, arcade machines, and a range of other home computers, the Internet Archive can now emulate the early models of the Apple Macintosh, the black-and-white, mouse driven computer that radically shifted the…
  • One night in Rio: vacation photos from Plan9

    Apr 17, 2017, 5:06 pm
    This post is about experimenting with imitating and extending the window management concepts from the venerable Plan9, Rio. The backstory and motivation is simply that I've had the need for a smaller and more 'hackable' base than the feature-heavy Durden…
  • The world's fastest PowerMac G3 Blue & White

    Apr 13, 2017, 4:41 pm
    Welcome to this massive PowerPC goodness crammed series. During these videos, we'll be packing the absolute best technology that this machine can support into this gorgeous Blue & White G3 minitower, creating what I believe will be the fastest B&W G3 on the…
  • How I made my own iPhone in China

    Apr 13, 2017, 4:38 pm
    I've been fascinated by the cell phone parts markets in Shenzhen, China for a while. I'd walked through them a bunch of times, but I still didn't understand basic things, like how they were organized or who was buying all these parts and what they were doing…
  • Windows Vista officially dead

    Apr 11, 2017, 5:17 pm
    Released to manufacturing on November 8, 2006 and shipping to consumers on January 30, 2007, Windows Vista had a troubled development and a troubled life once it shipped. But it was an essential Windows release, laying the groundwork for Windows 7 and beyond.…
  • OpenBSD 6.1 released

    Apr 11, 2017, 4:54 pm
    We are pleased to announce the official release of OpenBSD 6.1. This is our 42nd release. We remain proud of OpenBSD's record of more than twenty years with only two remote holes in the default install.…