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Comment Re:Google forked Linux? (Score 1) 54

I think the challenge with Google and Android is that they forked it so they could control the changes and then did all their dev work into any extra layer that isn't FOSS compatible. (Google Services i think it's called) So yes, it's bad, all the changes don't go upstream but they get all benefits of the FOSS development and it's hard for anyone else to complete since android is very base and the google layer (not open source) is required for things to work properly

Submission + - Qubi Set to Reinvent the Media Center with Kickstarter Campaign (kickstarter.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Qubi is a new digital media center that incorporates powerful internals with an impressive user interface based of XBMC for Android providing users access to over 1 million apps in the Google Play Store including media streaming apps and console quality games. Qubi’s ability to add movie posters, CD cases, images, ratings and description for all local media creates the most complete entertainment experience at the $119~129 price point. Qubi will be based on the Snapdragon 600 SoC, which is the same chipset that the New Nexus 7 is based on. Featuring a state-of-the art remote control, Qubi will also enable any iPhone or Android to be used as a remote. Qubi seamlessly combines a casual gaming console, streaming media box and local media player, making it a new and fresh addition to the current market. Qubi’s Kickstarter campaign will end on December 7th, 2013, with a July 2014 planned release.

The actual planned hardware would be:

  Snapdragon 600 Chipset (APQ8064)
  1.7 GHz Quad Core Krait CPU
  Adreno 320 GPU Full
  1080p HD video decoding
  HDME-CEC
  1.4 HDMI Connection
  HDMI Passthrough
  16 GB storage
  2 GB Ram
  Micro SD Expansion Slot
  Dual Band WiFi b/g/n/ac
  Miracast Capability
  Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 Port
  Optical Audio
  1 x USB 3 Port
  3 x USB 2 Ports
  Bluetooth 4.0
  iR Receiver
  HD Audio Support Dolby & DTS

Please, pledge and support to make it a reality!

Earth

How Old Is the Average Country? 375

Daniel_Stuckey writes with a snippet from his piece at Vice: "I did some calculations in Excel, using independence dates provided on About.com, and found the average age of a country is about 158.78 years old. Now, before anyone throws a tizzy about what makes a country a country, about nations, tribes, civilizations, ethnic categories, or about my makeshift methodology, keep in mind, I simply assessed 195 countries based on their political sovereignty. That is the occasion we're celebrating today, right?"
Security

Submission + - Think file-hosting sites guard your private data? (theregister.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: Academic researchers say they've uncovered weaknesses in dozens of the most popular file hosting sites that allow people to gain unauthorized access to data that's supposed to be available only to those selected by the user...

Comment Re:Just give them something? (Score 1) 1155

Yes, i use it, that that's exactly how it works but if you play around with files in the outer (Duress) container it overwrites your good container the issue i was highlighting was to do with windows / applications linking to files that dont exist (Recently opened documents) also may raise some flags when all the files in your encrypted outer layer have a timestamp of old instead of a recent document link saying you opened it yesterday, that is where the legal challenge may lie

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