Slashdot stories can be listened to in audio form via an RSS feed, as read by our own robotic overlord.

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

+ - Microsoft Develops Analog Keyboard For Wearables, Solves Small Display Dilemma->

Submitted by MojoKid
MojoKid (1002251) writes "Have you ever tried hunting and pecking on a miniature keyboard that's been crammed onto a smartwatch's tiny display? Unless the tips of your fingers somehow resemble that of a stylus, you're in for a challenge. Interestingly enough, it's Microsoft that might have the most logical solution for typing on small size displays running Google's Android Wear platform. Microsoft's research division has built an analog keyboard prototype for Android Wear that eliminates the need to tap at tiny letters, and instead has you write them out. On the surface, such a solution seems like you'd be trading one tedious task for another, though a demo of the technology in action shows that this could be a promising solution — watch how fast the guy in the video is able to hammer out a response."
Link to Original Source

+ - "Love Hormone" Oxytocin Regulates Sociosexual Behavior in Female Mice->

Submitted by Chipmunk100
Chipmunk100 (3619141) writes "In a research article in the journal Cell scientists report that there is a subset of neurons that are vital in social interest of female mice for males during estrus, the sexually receptive phase of their cycle. They say that these neurons are responsive to oxytocin. The level of oxytocin rise when we hug or kiss a loved one."
Link to Original Source

+ - ChromeOS will no longer support ext2/3/4 on external drives/SD cards

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Chrome OS is based on the Linux kernel and designed by Google to work with web applications and installed applications. Chromebook is one of the selling laptopn on Amazon. However, devs decided to drop support for ext2/3/4 on external drivers and SD card. It seems that ChromiumOS developers can't implement a script or feature to relabel EXT volumes in the left nav that is insertable and has RW privileges using Files.app. Given that this is the main filesystem in Linux, and is thereby automatically well supported by anything that leverages Linux, this choice makes absolutely no sense. Google may want to drop support for external storage and push the cloud storage on everyone. Overall Linux users and community members are not happy at all."

Comment: Re:They _Should_ Replace It (Score 1) 180

by awshidahak (#48122457) Attached to: CSS Proposed 20 Years Ago Today

For a bonus I wanted the left and right columns to collapse if the screen got too narrow (smartphone). This turned out to be...challenging in CSS.

@media selectors are your friend here. You can supply one layout for a smaller, and a different layoutfor everyone else. Check out how I did it by viewing the source of FrillerWorks.com. You'll want to be looking at the link tags under the head.

Comment: Re:Can we have a [credible] MS Access equivalent? (Score 1) 185

by awshidahak (#47843393) Attached to: Why Munich Will Stick With Linux
I'm not a Visual Basic guy, so I can't help you in that respect, but SQLite + Glade + Python is my favoured way of building a database with a scripted GUI. I think I successfully pulled of a nice form once with OOBase, but it's not that great, and I can see why many people wouldn't like that.

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention, with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequilla. -- Mitch Ratcliffe

Working...