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Submission + - GPUs Dropping Dead in 2011 MacBook Pro Models 3

blackwizard writes: MacRumors is reporting on pervasive GPU failures in 2011 MacBook Pro machines, leading both to intermittent video issues, corruption, crashing/freezing, and eventually even failure to boot. Luckily for Apple, the machines are now out of out-of-warranty machines (unless you bought AppleCare). The issues have been reported both on Apple's own forums and other blogs. Apple has so far failed to take action on the problem. Will they take ownership of the issue, or continue to ask customers to pay for an entire new logic board when just the GPU fails? Is it fair for customers to pay exorbitant repair prices when manufacturers decide not to build modular hardware?

Submission + - Chrome Is The New C Runtime (mobilespan.com) 1

uncloud writes: Cross-platform app development is more important than ever. But what about when you need the features and performance of native code, across platforms? And you’re a startup with a small team and impossible deadlines?

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