By Stephen M. Hackett on January 20, 2011
We will be doing a large scale test with quantifiable data to estimate server and bandwidth costs. It is not yet clear whether or not it will be necessary to pass any of those costs to the user base. This should not be taken as indication that there will, or will not, be any cost. A final decision will be made later based on the aforementioned testing.
“I stand by my prediction that, by the end of 2015, Apple will not sell any computing devices with…”
By (author unknown) on January 19, 2011
By Steerforth on January 17, 2011
Five years ago, I was happily managing a branch of Ottakar’s Bookstores in a sleepy coastal town in southern England. It wasn’t the most exciting place to run a bookshop, but I worked with some lovely people and my employers were like-minded people who hated business jargon and viewed my personal quirks as an asset rather than a threat.
By Jesper on January 16, 2011
Alex Payne on Adobe AIR:
Humans are gifted with extremely sensitive bullshit detectors. The average computer user may not internalize the difference between an AIR app and a native app, but he knows when something doesn’t feel right or work correctly. Your tech-stunted uncle may not ever request a “native app” by name, but he’ll sure complain about his computer acting funny. People aren’t dumb.
By Guy Blashki on January 16, 2011
Autonomous builders bring us one step closer to robot domination
University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Lab is scaring the hell out of futurephobes with their latest autonomous quadrocopter demonstration.
Programmed to assemble rudimentary structures, these flying robots are now able to group together and work in a team. Should we be worried?
Is that an innocent scaffold, or is the groundwork being laid for a human containment cell…