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  • Linux apps on Chrome OS: an overview

    2h
    Here's all you need to know about Google's year-long secretive development of Linux app functionality in Chrome OS, also known as Project Crostini.…
  • Wakefield 2018 RISC OS show report

    3h
    It was a glorious sunny day in Wakefield and a very upbeat RISC OS show with lots of interesting hardware and software. You can see some show pictures, and here are my show notes if you were not able to attend.…
  • Towards secure system graphics: Arcan and OpenBSD

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    Let me preface this by saying that this is a (very) long and medium-rare technical article about the security considerations and minutiae of porting (most of) the Arcan ecosystem to work under OpenBSD. The main point of this article is not so much flirting…
  • Google launches major Gmail redesign

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    Email is a necessity for most of us. We use it to stay in touch with colleagues and friends, keep up with the latest news, manage to-dos at home or at work - we just can't live without it. Today we announced major improvements to Gmail on the web to help…
  • Switch hacked through unpatchable exploit

    Tue 3:45pm
    Nintendo Switch has been hacked, with two similar exploits released in the last 24 hours following a complete dump of the console's boot ROM. The hacks are hardware-based in nature and cannot be patched by Nintendo. The only way forward for the platform holder…
  • Haiku monthly activity report, March 2018

    Tue 3:20pm
    Haiku's monthly activity report for March is out has been out for weeks now, and it contains some interesting nuggets as the team moves closer to beta, but one stood out to me:…
  • Microsoft is making another Windows variant: Windows 10 Lean

    Tue 3:15pm
    Windows 10 Lean appears to live up to its name: an installation is about 2GB smaller than Windows 10 Pro, and it is missing a bunch of things, such as desktop wallpaper, Registry Editor, the MMC management console, and more. Lucan reports that Lean does not…
  • The fifth age of Macintosh: what happens if Apple dumps Intel?

    Mon 5:47pm
    Regardless, the Fifth Age of the Macintosh is at hand. We just don’t know what form it’ll take. The first age began with the original 1984 Mac. The second age was marked by maturity and stability of the environment that came with Mac System Software…
  • Why I left Mac for Windows: Apple has given up

    Mon 5:39pm
    If you ask anyone who knows me, I'm probably the biggest Apple fan they know. Ask for a suggestion of what computer to get, and I'll almost certainly either tell you the MacBook Pro, or to wait, because Apple is about to update its hardware finally.…
  • MIT has developed a 'system for dream control'

    Mon 1:34pm
    There is a borderland between waking life and the uncharted wilderness of sleep that we all traverse each night, but we rarely stop to marvel at the strangeness of this liminal world. If we do, we find that it is full of hallucinations both wonderful and…
  • Bringing Objective-C to the Amiga

    Mon 1:24pm
    After porting ObjFW (and at the same time Objective-C) to MorphOS and starting to port it to AmigaOS 4, I thought: It's nice to have Objective-C on a modern Amiga-like operating system. But what if we could have it on the real thing? And thus, I ported it to…
  • A look at terminal emulators, part 1

    Sun 11:18am
    Terminals have a special place in computing history, surviving along with the command line in the face of the rising ubiquity of graphical interfaces. Terminal emulators have replaced hardware terminals, which themselves were upgrades from punched cards and…
  • US investigating AT&T, Verizon over wireless collusion claim

    Sun 11:08am
    The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into potential coordination by AT&T, Verizon and a telecommunications standards organization to hinder consumers from easily switching wireless carriers, according to six people with knowledge of the…
  • Android Go review

    Fri 11:56pm
    Ars Technica takes a good look at Android Go, and concludes:…
  • Animations in Windows 10 breathe life into a cold experience

    Fri 6:52pm
    How much does adding somewhat frivolous animations to an OS matter? I'm not sure, but I do know that users of Windows will be very vocal as Microsoft experiments with adding them to Windows 10.…