In the Astronomy world, we call that Aperture Fever. It's an endless cycle of wanting more aperture so you can see more. Good luck ever quenching that thirst no matter how much money you though at it!
Android had something like this, and I believe it went the way of the dodo. Much like this probably will too.
iWatch Apple file stupid trademarks. I think it's time to move on from iAnything.
It used to be legal in Texas to kill someone because they "needed kill'in'. These guys clearly fit in that category.
I remember when 386/486 were still being sent up in space when current PC processors were many times faster. (still are?) They were tested, protected, and proven. Ask yourself this. Do you buy the newest process off Newegg (or whatever) and send it into space hoping it doesn't fail at a price of $500 million or in Curiosity's case $2.5 billion? Umm, hell no.
We've begun to move away from MySQL offical release also. Although we went with Percona rather than MariaDB.
I have the Linksys E3000 WiFi router and have not had any quality issues. Part of this may be because I refused to install the push-based firmware that caused issues for a lot of people.
I did notice a lot of features being dropped from the Linksys line once they became Cisco branded. One of the biggest examples was removing CLI from some of the higher-end Linksys switches. Of course, this was to prevent a loss of sales for Cisco's enterprise lineup. The result was that a lot of SMBs went with Netgear and D-Link.
I have the E3000 also. The one thing I don't like about it is it runs very hot. I have to tilt it up on it's side to keep it cool. If I don't, I notice that my WiFi connections act flaky sometimes.
I used the base firmware for a long while, but finally switched to DD-WRT about a year and a half ago.
Cisco is used to fleecing companies just like Oracle does. Buying into consumer market will never get you those types of margins. (don't even bring up Apple, that fad is already on the down swing)
Even in the Enterprise world, there are good options opposite Cisco these days. I've replacement most of my Cisco equipment with Juniper and have been quite happy with them and in some cases far happier than I was with Cisco.
The Slashdot title says $4.5M, but the article it links to says $2.8M
For example, sound and light from the device could be disabled when entering a movie theater, or communications with other devices could be disabled in a science laboratory.
Umm. Already do with with the Tasker app.
Samsung can claim that the jury did not understand the testimony...
Actually, I think they did understand until Mr. Hogan derailed them by telling them his little story. My guess is the other jurors took Mr. Hogan as an expert in patent law which is obviously is not. They followed his lead right off the proverbial cliff.
The funny thing is, Mr. Hogan declared that it wasn't prior art because it didn't run on that processor. If that logic is used, wouldn't that imply the same thing about Samsung and Apple? Apple's software isn't prior art to Samsung's because Samsung's software definitely isn't going to run on an iPhone.
It also looks like a T-Mobile store. Maybe T-Mobile should sue both Apple and Samsung since T-Mobile stores looked like that before Apple opened any stores..
You want to see a catastrophe? Look at sound in Linux. Pulse was created to fix the sound problems, except for the fact that Pulse is terrible too. It presents a whole new set of problems and limitations.
The X doesn't deliver a very good experience either. I'm really hoping Wayland is the answer. It can't get here soon enough.