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Comment: Sounds like it's still pretty far off... (Score 5, Interesting) 117

by berchca (#46673917) Attached to: The Verge: Google Is Working on a TV Box Of Its Own

"Google is currently courting select app developers to create apps and games for Android TV"

"Earlier reports suggested Google would build Android TV itself, which would put it in direct competition with its hardware partners."

Seems like maybe they're just letting people know there's something in the pipe, so maybe some folks will hold off on buying a Fire TV, but there's not much about what the thing might look like or do.

Operating Systems

Jolla Announces Sailfish OS 1.0 75

Posted by Soulskill
from the competition-is-a-good-thing dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Sailfish, the Linux-based mobile operating system developed by Finnish devicemaker Jolla, has reached version 1.0. Sailfish arose from the ashes of several failed and interrupted projects to bring a new, major Linux-based platform to mobile devices. It's already running on phones sold in India and Russia, but more importantly, Sailfish was designed to be easily ported to existing Android devices. It's also built to support many Android apps. Jolla will begin providing complete firmware downloads during the first half of the year."
Security

Pwn2own 2014 Set To Hunt Unicorns 66

Posted by samzenpus
from the crack-it-if-you-can dept.
darthcamaro writes "The annual Pwn2own hacking competition has always made short work of all browser vendors' security, shredding perception of safety by hacking IE, Firefox, Safari and Chrome in minutes. This year the competition is adding a twist — for IE on Windows 8.1, hackers will also have to bypass Microsoft EMET, which is a seemingly bulletproof type of sandbox. The competition is calling this the 'Unicorn Exploit' and the first researcher to successful exploit it will pocket $150,000."

Comment: Stack ranking? (Score 2) 240

by berchca (#44265489) Attached to: Maybe Steve Ballmer Doesn't Deserve the Hate

There are always two sides to every argument, but this one is particularly damning:
http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/07/microsoft-downfall-emails-steve-ballmer

(Kurt Eichenwald traces the “astonishingly foolish management decisions” at the company that “could serve as a business-school case study on the pitfalls of success.”)

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