Just so that I can have a test system for ARM distributions, I’ve been quietly shopping for a computer than can run such distributions. Chromebooks are atop my shopping list, but I like to take my time. Maybe the price for the one I want will drop to close to $100.00 USD. You never know. The “freedom” issue surrounding Chromebooks […]
In a last-ditch effort to regain some relevance in the mobile device (smartphone) arena, BlackBerry, or the company formerly known as RIM, has released two smartphones – the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10. The company hopes that both devices will bring back former customers who switched to Apple’s jewels and Android smartphones. Reviews have mostly been positive, but I think […]
The answer could be “yes.” And that would be thanks to an app developed by University of California Irvine computer scientists. GenoDroid, the app we are talking about, “could potentially be used for paternity and common-ancestry tests, customized cancer-fighting drugs and more.” And it could come in handy when on a date.
Think twice before you root that smartphone. You just might be rooting yourself into some major legal issues. According to a report in the Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Tor is what you use if you wish to maintain some anonymity and privacy on the Internet. Its official description says that it: … is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. It also enables software developers to create new communication tools with built-in privacy features. Tor provides […]
Lulu, the open publishing, has announced that Adobe’s Digital Editions DRM (Digital Rights Management) will no longer be an option in EPUB and PDF eBooks published or revised on its website. That will go into effect on January 15. Explaining the benefits of offering DRM-free eBooks on its website, Tom wrote that:
Picturetown, Nikon’s photo-sharing and storage service for Nikon’s camera owners, has been renamed to Nikon Image Space. And the service has been opened to all, not just for owners of Nikon’s cameras. The website for the renamed service will be available from January 28, and should be accessible from http://nikonimagespace.com.
Sharing location information with any application is something I’ve always avoided; I have no reason to share that with anybody. If I want you to know where I am, I’ll call you or send you an email. An article from HP gives three methods people use to share location information, their potential for abuse by shady characters, and how to […]
At the ongoing Computer Electronics Show (CES) 2013, NVIDIA® announced the Tegra® 4 mobile processor and the Project Shield. Tegra 4 is being touted as the fastest mobile processor, almost twice as fast as its predecessor – the Tegra 3. And with a 72-core custom GPU and quad-core Cortex A15 processor, it is also a very powerful processor.