Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Submission Summary: 0 pending, 10 declined, 0 accepted (10 total, 0.00% accepted)

Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Submission + - Apple under attack by Matthew Bryant. ( Security "expert" ) (macworld.co.uk)

Sla$hPot writes: Apple users might have noticed problems with their phones or Mac's the last couple of days.
The prankster ( was expert ) Matthew Bryant thought it would be a good idea to share a post describing how to bring down basically all Apple devices connected to the internet.
Currently the crack, a link containing a sequence of bytes that will hang the system in seconds is now spreading via. web ads, like the ones on Slashdot.

Despite Apples claims that they have a fix for the problem, it seems like it is running completely amok.

Submission + - Speech Recognition in the Browser (dzone.com)

Sla$hPot writes: I received an interesting article from Devzone ( Jakub Jedryszek) about Speech Recognition in the Browser.
I was surprised how easy it was to speech enable browser navigation in an existing app, using only a few lines of code in about an hour.
The quality of webkitSpeechRecognition is not there yet, but it does show of its potential.
This will surely make WCAG easier to reach out and help a lot of disabled people.
But i can't help thinking about how this technology will also be abused for eavesdropping, for all thinkable purposes, primarily adware.
Is this going to be a problem? Hmm. Of course it is!
Combined with AI and abundant browser access I'm thinking, robot snitch coming to your browser this summer.
Anything to worry about or should i just put my tinfoil hat back on and rest easy?

Submission + - Netflix is getting a new makover (digitaltrends.com)

Sla$hPot writes: The makeover affects all platforms, from TV's, set-top boxes, consoles browsers.
Earlier this year Netflix told us about the change from Silverlight to HTML5.
But what are the technical details about their latest move?

Submission + - Black matter finally discovered? (space.com)

Sla$hPot writes: Space.com posted an article 18 Feb with the title "Has Dark Matter Finally Been Found? Big News Coming Soon"
According to the article AAAS will release a paper on the latest findings in a couple of weeks.
It sounds like dark matter has actually, almost been found, just as the Higgs particle that still needs verification before it's discovery can be rightfully be claimed.
Will it happen this year? Just any of them?

Chrome

Submission + - Chrome the new Inertnet Explorer?

Sla$hPot writes: Why is it that every loving* company that has success, starts loving their customers / users?
Chrome is becoming more and more crappy compared to it's competitors every day.
It appears that the development on chrome as has basically stagnated.
Tab management is pretty much useless, even though it has to be one of the most important browser features.
Is it just me or does anybody else cares about tabs?
Some time ago Slashdot did a poll on tab usage. I might have voted 4-6 tabs at the time. Today it would be more like 50-60.
So every time i restart my computer after system updates and forget to recover the closed tabs...gone!..hurts and anger :(.
New HTML(5) features lack behind all other browsers. Especially canvas.
It appears that the new Google policy is to stop development in an areas where the have achieved a dominant position just like MS did when they ruled? We all know how that went.
Currently my preferred browser is Chrome, but i'm not sure anymore.
Perhaps everyone is just to focused on App development, what ever that is. What's the heaven* is an App anyways?
Btw. it's not fair to call the Internet Explorer inert (anymore). It seems like MS are catching up on internet browsing (apparently because they have to).
I might just be impatient, but i think that to little effort is being put into HTML and browser development, considering how important it is.
The web browser is the single most used App today and HTML will still be here in fifty years, so why not bother to do it right?

*You know what i mean

Submission + - Development woes on a Saturday evening (nokia.com)

Sla$hPot writes: Just took a deep look at Android development today.
Thought it would be a good idea to catch up on the latest mobile platform development.
After spending three to four hours going through the documentation feeling ready to spend the rest of the evening doing the tutorial section.
SDK installed, Eclipse (Indigo) has been updated with the latest Android plugin. Ready to go.
First the notorious HelloWorld.
Dead easy. Just three lines of code.
Then hit run.. and wait some, while the emulator starts.
And then wait some more...15 minutes later a few popups appear asking if you want to wait for the process or close it. Chose wait and wait some more.
The Android screen finally show..But no hello message.
WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!
Im sure this means that i should have to have an Android device (instead of my iPhone) to debug through the USB port.
So, I can't spend anymore time on this crap...Where is the iPhone plugin for Eclipse?
Doesn't exist :(
What about Windows Phone 7 then?
Are there any Windows Phone 7 out there?
Why make things so f#% difficult.
If it so hard to make an emulator that performs decently on most systems, why not just make a web enabled emulator (in Eclipse) that just works and performs all the time.
Perhaps one should try out Qt instead.
It does look very impressive, but what are the chances that it will run on any mobile platform anytime soon if ever? /Moan

Submission + - Development woes on a Saturday evening (android.com)

Sla$hPot writes: Just took a deep look at Android development today.
Thought it would be a good idea to catch up on the latest mobile platform development.
After spending three to four hours going through the documentation feeling ready to spend the rest of the evening doing the tutorial section.
SDK installed, Eclipse (Indigo) has been updated with the latest Android plugin. Ready to go.
First the notorious HelloWorld.
Dead easy. Just three lines of code.
The hit run.. and wait some while the emulator starts.
And then wait some more...15 minutes later a few popups appear asking if you want to wait for the process or close it. Chose wait and wait some more.
The Android screen finally show..But no hello message.
WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!
Im sure this means that i should have to have an Android device (instead of my iPhone) to debug through the USB port.
So, I can't spend anymore time on this crap...Where is the iPhone plugin for Eclipse?
Doesn't exist :(
What about Windows Phone 7 then?
Are there any Windows Phone 7 out there?
Why make things so f#% difficult.
If it so hard to make an emulator that performs decently on most systems, why not just make a web enabled emulator (in Eclipse) that just works and performs all the time.
Perhaps one should try out Qt instead.
It does look very impressive, but what are the chances that it will run on any mobile platforms anytime soon if ever? /Moan

Submission + - The Osama deal

Sla$hPot writes: No scoop.
Just want to see the pol:
"Is he or is he not...Dead? Should the photos be released?"
[ ] The photos don't exist
[ ] No it is too barbaric
[ ] Osama made a deal with Obama. Everything is staged.
[ ] Osama is Cowboy Neal
etc..
Add your wild comments about your own personal conspiracy thoughts.

Submission + - HTML the new HTML 5

Sla$hPot writes: HTML the new HTML 5.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/emerging-tech/2011/01/21/html-editor-drops-html-5-term-40091514/
How about it?
It seems that the term HTML 5 has been dropped by W3C in favor of the good old classic name HTML.
I like the idea since HTML 5 is "just" a bunch of new features, js libs and amazing workarounds to enable rich content like vector graphics, animations, video and sound.
Things that should have been supported ten years ago.
The name drop of HTML 5 implies a new area of developer driven evolution which is great for the WWW and that has been missed out for so long.
Thanks to Steve Jobs for killing off flash by adding web-kit to mozilla (not that one can't do it your self in PAJ plain ass javascript).
LONG LIVE HTML

Slashdot Top Deals

An authority is a person who can tell you more about something than you really care to know.

Working...