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Comment Re:And still Linux is badly supported (Score 2) 111

And still Linux version is ancient. 2.something beta that is badly outdated compared to Windows version. Sad... :( I must find something else that I could use instead.

To be honest I like the current skype version of linux more than the newest windows version. I can video chat, call and write messages. My webcam is supported an works well.
Who needs all that facebook connect crap, games, ...

Skype on windows for me definitely crashed more often than on linux.

Comment Re:Consumers (Score 1) 39

I for one would think that online shops which are open 24/7 are worse for people suffering from shopping addiction. An online shops seems much more tempting than a physical store which is even closed. If you are dependent on shopping, simply getting information about a product will not satisfy your needs.
Android

Submission + - Chrome on Android 50% faster than Safari on Iphone (blaze.io)

jperl writes: Testing by blaze software has shown that Chrome on Android performed much faster on 45.000 web pages than IPhone's Safari. Chrome performed better in 84% of the webpages, with an median loading time of 2.144 seconds, resulting in being 52% faster than Safari. Another suprising result was that iPhone 4.3 and Android 2.3 did not perform much faster than previous versions.

The study was done primarily on iPhone 4 and Google Nexus S. The websites used were those of the Fortune 1000 companies.

Meanwhile Apple has also released a statement explaining the gap in performance: http://www.blaze.io/business/embeded-browser-vs-native-browser/

Privacy

Daniel Ellsberg On WikiLeaks, Google and Facebook 87

angry tapir writes "The Silicon Valley companies that store our personal data have a growing responsibility to protect it from government snooping, according to Daniel Ellsberg, the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers. Discussing the growing role of Internet companies in the public sphere, Ellsberg said companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter need to take a stand and push back on excessive requests for personal data." Ellsberg spoke as part of a panel at an event from the Churchill Club, which included Clay Shirky, Jonathan Zittrain and others discussing the WikiLeaks situation.
Input Devices

Submission + - New Linux kernel 2.6.30 native multitouch support (lii-enac.fr) 1

Mohamed-Ikbel Boulabiar writes: "The new linux kernel 2.6.30 now support natively multitouch event. These events are sent through the MT_* messages added to the kernel by Henrik Rydberg and now available in the last 2.6.30. We have collaborated with the Linux team to add the needed events and to allow native support. This is different from MPX, that is only Multi user and not multitouch, and only support one keyboard/mouse per user acting simultaneously on the same screen. Here you can find a video showing the multitouch capabilities : http://www.lii-enac.fr/en/projects/shareit/linux.html Thanks, Best Regards"
IBM

Submission + - How IBM Plans to Win Jeopardy! (technologyreview.com)

wjousts writes: Technology Review is reporting on IBM's plans to take on Trebek at his own game. The "Watson" computer system uses natural-language processing techniques to break down questions into their structural components and then search it's database for relevant answers. A televised matchup with Trebek is planned for next year.

Damn you Trebek!

United States

Submission + - Jobless IT pro buys radio ads to find work 1

netbuzz writes: "The 65-year-old software engineer has worked for a who's who of industry and government entities, yet his phone that used to ring regularly with work offers has gone silent. So, Larry Fowler figures that what works for car dealerships and furniture stores just might find work for him. He's paid out $1,500 to buy a series of radio ads touting his technical skills and achievements ... delivered in his own everyman voice. You can listen to the commercial and judge for yourself.

http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/42019"
Security

Submission + - memcpy() Is Going to Be Banned (infoq.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The memcpy() function has been recommended to be banned and will most likely enter Microsoft's SDL Banned list later this year. memcpy() joins the ranks of other popular functions like strcpy, strncpy, strcat, strncat which were banned due to their security vulnerability through buffer overruns.

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