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Comment Re:Slow down the hate train... (Score 1) 182

Sure... and they will piss off the telcos that are paying them to use mediaroom... Also, about xbox, operators don't even want their xbox thing... i know that at least 2 operators(one of them is a very very big) who are developing mediaroom apps to act as a client to cloud games platforms(like onlive) Unfortunately, MS doesn't like this, so they are having problems (MS has do add gamepad drivers to their custom wince build used in mediaroom)

Comment Re:Java, the original sin (Score 1) 307

Just to add: I payed $500 for my android(the same thing is also true for an iPhone) smartphone upfront... then i pay an average of $10 of calls/SMS plus $7.5 for a mobile internet package... I would be very dumb to subscribe a $2200 plan over two years just to get my phone for free... $2200 is roughly $91 per month, I bet most(like 90%) people don't have the need to spend over $90 per month of mobile communications...

Comment Re:Java, the original sin (Score 1) 307

Americansand their shitty mobile market. We (Europeans) buy phones... and we buy mobile communications packages...Two different things... When you say "iPhone is $2200 over 2 years", it sounds very ridiculous to me... if you have plan that costs you $2200 over two years, then or you talk to much on phone to justify that price or you're dumb... Buy a fucking phone... then subscribe to whatever plan that fulfills your mobile communication needs... and not more then that...

Comment Re:Overclocking != Dual Core (Score 5, Informative) 78

"Dual core devices are not new. The HTC Wizard had this in '05. However, the phone had separate cores so the radio could do what it needed to while the OS was able to do what it needed, both cores running at a fairly low clock speed. The device had a pretty amazing battery life though."

That's not dual core... All current smartphones use that... One Application CPU that runs Android/Symbian/iPhoneOS/whatever and another CPU inside the modem that runs the GSM stack on a RTOS... Only very low end phones run the GSM stack on the app processor...

OpenSSH 5.4 Released 127

HipToday writes "As posted on the OpenBSD Journal, OpenSSH 5.4 has been released: 'Some highlights of this release are the disabling of protocol 1 by default, certificate authentication, a new "netcat mode," many changes on the sftp front (both client and server) and a collection of assorted bugfixes. The new release can already be found on a large number of mirrors and of course on'"

Comment Re:I actually don't see a problem here... (Score 1) 434

Without diving into the specifics, I don't see a problem here. The iPhone was hugely innovative, and there was a lot there that was genuinely new. While in general I'm not a big fan of patents (often the 'innovations' covered are trivial), in this case I think that Apple sort of deserves to profit from their R&D. Clearly, some of the HTC phones are knockoffs.

Well, i see a BIG problem... Apple's cell phone patent portfolio is very small, the only thing they have is some UI/multitouch patents. On the other hand, companies like Nokia-Siemens, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericcson and Huawei have a huge amount of cellphone patents, if Apple doesn't cross-license its tech, they will be screwed for sure... Also, i bet HTC has more patents than Apple...

Comment Re:VoIP (Score 1) 74

The Cellphone doesn't need to know the SS7 gateway(aka pots gateway), that's SIP proxy job... However you may ask how does the cellphone get the registar and proxy addresses, and the anwser is:or via a field in DHCP or a field in the PDP activation context..

NVIDIA Shows Off "Optimus" Switchable Graphics For Notebooks 102

Vigile writes "Transformers jokes aside, NVIDIA's newest technology offering hopes to radically change the way notebook computers are built and how customers use them. The promise of both extended battery life and high performance mobile computing has seemed like a pipe dream, and even the most recent updates to 'switchable graphics' left much to be desired in terms of the user experience. Having both an integrated and discrete graphics chip in your notebook does little good if you never switch between the two. Optimus allows the system to seamlessly and instantly change between IGP and discrete NVIDIA GPUs based on the task being run, including games, GPU encoding or Flash video playback. Using new software and hardware technology, notebooks using Optimus can power on and pass control to the GPU in a matter of 300ms and power both the GPU and PCIe lanes completely off when not in use. This can be done without being forced to reboot or even close out your applications, making it a hands-free solution for the customer."

Comment Re: (Score 4, Insightful) 189

"(...)so basically this announcement means that they are open sourcing their low end crappy OS which has pretty much failed in the smart phone space." ARE YOU SERIOUS??? Symbian is the leading(not the best, but surely, is the leading) Smartphone OS... Actually, there is more Symbian smartphones in the world that Android+iPhone combined... If you don't believe me, check the numbers... (Worldwide, not only US numbers) Just because Symbian is not popular in the US, doesn't mean it ist't popular at all... To you guys, US people, the concept of smart phone is new, i know(mainly because of your crappy cell phone market) but in Europe, smartphones is really not a new thing... I had my first Smarphone 6 years ago... A Nokia 7650(Symbian)

Visual Studio 2010 Forces Tab Indenting 390

An anonymous reader writes "For years, Microsoft has allowed Visual Studio users to define arbitrary tab widths, often to the dismay of those viewing the resultant code in other editors. With VS 2010, it appears that they have taken the next step of forcing tab width to be the same as the indent size in code. Two-space tabs anyone?"

SAS Named Best Company To Work For In 2010 183

theodp writes "If you're in the market for a new job, Fortune has just published its list of 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2010. Topping the list this year is SAS (SAS jobs), the largest privately held software company, which Fortune notes is populated with more statisticians than engineers or MBAs, and led by a Ph.D. founder whose first love is programming. Google (jobs), which once viewed SAS as model for employee perks, took the #4 spot, and Microsoft (jobs) checked in at #51."

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