Sunday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. ZDNet on Microsoft’s Project Austin: A new Windows 8 note-taking app inspired by Courier
  2. CPU World on the performance of Intel’s Pentium 2117 ULV processor
  3. Engadget: Dell releases new S series monitors with edge-to-edge glass, IPS panels
  4. H Online: Vivaldi KDE tablet delayed following major setback
  5. Blog of Metrics: Firefox Health Report
  6. HTML5 roadmap
  7. ZDNet: Ubuntu Linux adopts new UEFI boot problem approach
  8. Softpedia: Ubuntu 12.10 will have an improved Unity interface


Sunday

  1. Reuters: Apple seeks U.S. Samsung sales ban, $707 million more in damages
  2. Compete.com: U.S. search market share and volume

    for August 2012 shows Bing increases search share

  3. FanlessTech on Streacom’s FC8 Evo fanless case
  4. NCIX and Newegg have weekend deals

Mobile

  1. WPCentral: President of HTC China reveals more info

    behind Windows Phone 8X and 8S, hints at Zenith

  2. Neowin: Windows Phone 8 to get bundled Xbox Music Pass?
  3. LA Times: Victoria Walker, 11, wins $20,000 to create anti-texting app

Software and gaming

  1. iTWire: Senior GNOME dev says users not being ignored
  2. OStatic: Slackware 14 almost ready to go
  3. Joystiq: Final Fantasy 3 coming to PSP Tuesday

Hardware

  1. Tech ARP’s BIOS option of the week – No mask of SBA FE
  2. KitGuru reviews 16GB Mushkin Blackline Ridgeback 1600MHz memory kit
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    • codedivine
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]H Online: Vivaldi KDE tablet delayed following major setback [/quote<] Too bad. I had one on preorder 🙁

    • oldog
    • 7 years ago

    Double post. Doh!

    • Waco
    • 7 years ago

    I. Tech ARP’s BIOS option of the week

    Why does this still get posted? None of the options have been relevant for nearly a decade…

      • NeelyCam
      • 7 years ago

      +1

      • Meadows
      • 7 years ago

      +1, people don’t even tweak BIOS options nowadays.

      Many people don’t even [i<]have[/i<] a BIOS anymore.

      • cynan
      • 7 years ago

      Lol. From this weeks’ feature: “Users of ATI R300-based graphics cards (ie, Radeon 9700 pro or 9800) are advised to enable this BIOS feature”

      Seems current and relevant to me…

    • Generic
    • 7 years ago

    III.FanlessTech on Streacom’s FC8 Evo fanless case

    “TDP of 95W is only recommended when the chassis is placed in a location with adequate air flow and moderate ambient room temperature “

    • BIF
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<] III.LA Times: Victoria Walker, 11, wins $20,000 to create anti-texting app ...they are still working out the kinks on Rode Dog with a developer, but the basic idea is that users of the app can join a "pack" of friends and family members...[/quote<] Go on, tell me more... [quote<]...and then check to see if other members of their pack are using their phone to text while driving. If they are, then a pack member can send them an audible bark. The driver's phone will then bark incessantly until they acknowledge the bark and silence it.... [/quote<] Well, kudos to the girl. But I would rather that we teach our young to behave properly on their own, rather than rely on their (also aimless) peers to do it for them. This is like that red-ribbon anti-drinking and driving thing that was popular in the 1980s. The premise was to hang a red ribbon on your car antenna or outside rear-view mirror to remind yourself not to drink and drive. Yes, it's true, everybody was drunk in the 80s. Our society does a better job training our dogs for good behaivor than ourselves. And we're not even doing a good job there. I'm frustrated because we really don't want to train ourselves to behave properly in a so-called civilized society. We won't even take basic steps to de-inforce bad behavior because we won't make punishment stiff . Even DUI penalties, though they have gotten tougher, are not bad enough yet. A driver could kill somebody while texting (or drinking, for that matter) and they STILL might never spend a day in jail. I think our society is getting precisely what we want. And because of that, we are more and more like a "pack" every day. How's that for a happy post! 😀

      • Parallax
      • 7 years ago

      Wouldn’t turning off the barking while driving also require picking up the phone and pressing buttons? Kind of like texting?

        • Waco
        • 7 years ago

        Yeah…that was my first thought. This app has no basis in reality.

          • cynan
          • 7 years ago

          well, it was conceived by an 11-year-old, what do you expect?

          With all of her driving experience she probably finds picking up her phone to acknowledge the “bark” to be perfectly safe while operating a vehicle in traffic..

          And here’s a kink for ya:

          [quote<]...and then check to see if other members of their pack are using their phone to text while driving.[/quote<] ORLY?: How does the app know the person is behind the wheel? Even if it's velocity-based via the device's GPS (which would be a feat in and of itself), this will annoy to no end car pool passengers or users of public transit. You must have to manually log in to the app à la honor system every time you get behind the wheel - like that's gonna happen. And then there's the whole barking thing. Great idea. Now the alleged perpetrator will have the added distraction of not being able to hear traffic cues as well as not being able to see them consistently (due to texting)... But yeah.. she's only 11 I guess.

            • NeelyCam
            • 7 years ago

            [quote<]How does the app know the person is behind the wheel?[/quote<] The app could use heuristics to look for breaks in typing. Even the hardest-core driving-texters take breaks to look at the traffic from time to time. NOTE TO APPLE: This idea is now in Public Domain, and thus is unpatentable.

      • Buzzard44
      • 7 years ago

      Good intentions, ridiculous idea.

      Who is this targeted for?

      I don’t know and can’t conceive of a single person who opposes texting while driving, but at the same time doesn’t realize that they’re texting and driving while they’re doing it.

      <Bark!> <Bark!> “Oh my gosh, I’m texting and driving! I had no idea I was doing that! I better stop!”

      Perhaps the (probably non-existent) people who this app is designed for are so oblivious to reality that they shouldn’t be on the road to begin with…

      • oldog
      • 7 years ago

      If I wasn’t so hung over, I would take exception to the statement that everyone was drunk in the 1980s.

      • way2strong
      • 7 years ago

      The problem with the DUI penalties isn’t the severity, it’s the largely one-size-fits-all approach being taken. Someone driving three blocks down a residential street at 2am at .06 doesn’t need the same punishment as someone at .15 driving at 2pm.

      • BobbinThreadbare
      • 7 years ago

      I’m pretty sure the only way you don’t spend time in jail for a DUI is that you plea bargain out of it.

      That’s not a problem of severity of laws.

      • no51
      • 7 years ago

      My idea to prevent texting while driving: Remove the driver’s airbag and replace with metal spike. I’m sure it’ll have other side effects too like nicer drivers and more people obeying traffic laws.

    • mutarasector
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]Softpedia: Ubuntu 12.10 will have an improved Unity interface [/quote<] Unity still sucks dead rotting badgers...

      • willmore
      • 7 years ago

      But they’re shiney’er’er now!

      • BIF
      • 7 years ago

      Ewww, I’ve heard that dead rotting badgers are among the worst.

      • Narishma
      • 7 years ago

      Not to worry, they’re improving it as we speak.

      By including Amazon ads.

      • Deanjo
      • 7 years ago

      Na, I can find uses for dead rotting badgers.

    • Shouefref
    • 7 years ago

    Compete.com: U.S. search market share and volume

    Those stats are creepy.
    It looks like two big ones do all of the search market.

      • jdaven
      • 7 years ago

      Should Yahoo and MS be considered separate still or do we really only have two search engines that do 100% of all web searches in the US?

        • Shouefref
        • 7 years ago

        I don’t know.
        What I do know is that the days that slow hardware was our primary problem are since long over.
        It’s who controls the information which is the primary problem nowadays.

          • MadManOriginal
          • 7 years ago

          When you control the mail, you control…information.

            • Shouefref
            • 7 years ago

            By saying that you implicitely deny all qualities and bad aspects of current electronic media and communication.

            • MadManOriginal
            • 7 years ago

            I guess this reference dates me but…

            [url<]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg_4z2adv6Q[/url<]

    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]Engadget: Dell releases new S series monitors with edge-to-edge glass, IPS panels[/quote<] Boooo.... I was hoping that someone figured out to make bezelless monitors.

      • BIF
      • 7 years ago

      I like the idea of having no bezels. I might actually play a game with my multi-monitors then. 😀

      • south side sammy
      • 7 years ago

      2 of you guys beat me to it………. bezels, bezels, bezels………. get rid of the bezels or make it so I can remove one or 2 side bezels so I can make a bezel-less appearance on multi monitor set ups…………. by the time they figure out what I want someone will finally release that surround monitor I saw 3 years ago making eyefinity obsolete.

        • Deanjo
        • 7 years ago

        What kills me is that the same companies that manufacture these are the same ones that are trying too hard to make a bezelless 50+” TV’s where a bezel doesn’t really matter.

      • The Dark One
      • 7 years ago

      I guess the one real improvement with the glass being in front of the bezel is that you don’t have to worry about difficult-to-remove dust accumulating in the corners.

        • Deanjo
        • 7 years ago

        I wouldn’t say it was an improvement. Most flat panels do not have a glass screen protector (which is what this really is) and they just add glare and limit the viewing angle of the monitors.

      • Phartindust
      • 7 years ago

      Right on! I don’t care how thin the display is anymore. We’ve reached the point where the panel is thinner than the stand, get rid of the bezel.

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