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  • Cyanogen Inc. is undergoing major layoffs, may "pivot" to apps

    Fri 8:14pm
    We're hearing from multiple sources that Cyanogen Inc. is in the midst of laying off a significant portion of its workforce around the world today. The layoffs most heavily impact the open source arm of the Android ROM-gone-startup, which may be eliminated…
  • Unique SNES-CD prototype fixed

    Fri 7:30pm
    Back in the early '90s, a number of game consoles of the time got CD-ROM based add-ons, such as the the Mega-CD for the Mega Drive (or Sega CD and Genesis, respectively, in North-America). Nintendo wanted in on this trend as well, and in cooperation with Sony…
  • Assessing IBM's POWER8

    Fri 7:02pm
    It is the widest superscalar processor on the market, one that can issue up to 10 instructions and sustain 8 per clock: IBM's POWER8. IBM's POWER CPUs have always captured the imagination of the hardware enthusiast; it is the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the M1 Abrams…
  • Fun with the Windows Subsystem for Linux

    Fri 6:55pm
    In this post, I m going to show you a few of the features of WSL that I personally find very interesting, as well as point you to some resources to help you learn more. First, I'll show the integration of staple commands like ssh for working with Linux servers…
  • France orders Microsoft to stop tracking Windows 10 users

    Thu 6:37pm
    France's data protection commission has ordered Microsoft to "stop collecting excessive user data" and to stop tracking the web browsing of Windows 10 users without their consent. In a notice published on Wednesday, the CNIL said that Microsoft must also take…
  • "Can someone explain the origin of the OS/2 table's name?"

    Thu 6:33pm
    In a discussion at TypeDrawers, Greg Hitchcock (from Microsoft) shares a bit of the history regarding OS/2 table's name in the TTF font format:…
  • EFF lawsuit takes on DMCA Section 1201

    Thu 6:29pm
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) sued the U.S. government today on behalf of technology creators and researchers to overturn onerous provisions of copyright law that violate the First Amendment.…
  • Windows File System Proxy: FUSE for Windows

    Thu 6:02am
    WinFsp is a set of software components for Windows computers that allows the creation of user mode file systems. In this sense it is similar to FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace), which provides the same functionality on UNIX-like computers.…
  • Twitter has no obligation to protect your right to free speech

    Wed 7:03pm
    Twitter has banned one of its most notoriously contentious voices. On Tuesday evening, the microblogging service permanently suspended the account of [a notorious troll], a day after he incited his followers to bombard Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones with…
  • Exploring the App Store's top grossing chart

    Wed 6:42pm
    If you regularly browse the App Store's Top Charts most of these results would likely serve to confirm what you had already assumed. Most obviously, if you were to randomly pick an app from the Top 200 Grossing charts, chances are extremely high that you would…
  • Chinese takeover of Norway's Opera fails, alternative proposed

    Wed 3:48pm
    A $1.2 billion takeover of Opera Software by a group of Chinese internet firms fell through on Monday after failing to get regulatory approval in time, sending the Norwegian browser firm's shares to a seven-month low.…
  • Toyota throws weight behind Linux patent protection group

    Wed 3:05pm
    You probably don't think of car companies as Linux and open-source supporters. You'd be wrong. Toyota, the world's largest car manufacturer, just joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community in history.…
  • The history of the URL: path, fragment, query, and auth

    Mon 5:46pm
    In 1992 Tim Berners-Lee created three things, giving birth to what we consider the Internet. The HTTP protocol, HTML, and the URL. His goal was to bring 'Hypertext' to life. Hypertext at its simplest is the ability to create documents which link to one…
  • SoftBank Group nears deal to buy ARM Holdings

    Mon 1:04am
    SoftBank is nearing a deal to acquire ARM Holdings, the British semiconductor company, said two people briefed on the matter who asked not to be named discussing private information.…
  • The Lexra Story

    Sun 6:24pm
    I worked for Lexra, a scrappy CPU company, now out of business. The Lexra story is filled with lessons about the business of selling microprocessors and semiconductor intellectual property. I have found many incorrect statements published about Lexra. I hope…