A burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team
Kim Dotcom ratted out rival file-sharing sites, court documents claim >> Wired.com
Three months before federal authorities shuttered Megaupload and indicted its top seven executives, the file-sharing site's founder, Kim Dotcom, urged PayPal not to do business with rival sites because of their "criminal activity," according to a 200-page document
If true, the revelation, one of countless the authorities noted in their filing (PDF), adds a touch of irony to a long-stalled criminal prosecution of what US authorities have said is "among the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought by
Xiaomi's global MIUI users exceed 30m >>
In a few months, Xiaomi will probably have more users than BlackBerry.
Via the Internet Archive:
The interesting part is not that
Firefox OS for mobiles slightly less of a hit. But it's early days.
Streetview Landing Page Prototype >> Google Code
Also known as "where in the world does
Film-based models will account for 70.4% of
From which we conclude that (1) touch-based notebooks aren't expected to take off much, even if they are quadrupling shipments (2) there are still some tablets with resistive screens.
Why the PC will not die >> Newsweek,
Note the date: this was
But what really sets the PC apart is the incredible empowerment and flexibility it offers in a single, economical package. Sitting at your PC, you can do your taxes, surf the Web, write letters, e-mail friends, play games, plan a business, buy a car, do your homework... in fact, do whatever you want.
The PC has given the average American the kind of computing power that 10 years ago was found only in large corporations. Yet people now take this for granted -- and want more. They want to do many of the things they can do on their PC regardless of where they are or what device they are using -- whether it's a palm-size computer, a Web-enabled cell phone, an Auto PC or a smart television like WebTV. A combination of sophisticated software, powerful microprocessors, wireless technology and high-bandwidth connectivity is starting to make that a reality.
For most people at home and at work, the PC will remain the primary computing tool; you'll still want a big screen and a keyboard to balance your investment portfolio, write a letter to Aunt Agnes, view complex Web pages, and you'll need plenty of local processing power for graphics, games and so on. But the PC will also work in tandem with other cool devices.
You could replace "PC" with "tablet" or "smartphone" in the first two paragraphs; and arguably for parts of the third. Gates was right, as ever, but much too early. And it hasn't been
HTC says German injunction will not impact One series sales >> Focus Taiwan
HTC, in response to the German court's ruling, said eight of its nine Android mobile phones were found to have infringed upon
"This means that HTC will continue to supply our customers with our entire line of flagship devices. We will still be seeking to revoke
The "entire line of flagship devices" being the HTC One, HTC One Max and HTC One mini.
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