There’s no question that the Raspberry Pi is everyone’s favorite ARM development board right now: it’s cheap, silent, and exceptionally power efficient. The Raspberry Pi makes an excellent choice for low-energy applications like personal servers, routers, firewalls, environmental monitoring setups, etc, etc. But the Raspberry Pi has one big downside, it’s a fairly slow machine. [...]
Laptop computers running Google’s Chrome OS, referred to collectively as “Chromebooks”, have been an interesting experiment. An operating system which forgoes local applications for Internet-based “apps”, or in other words, interactive webpages developed with new technologies such as HTML5. The Chromebook promises to be the “dumb terminal” of the 21st century, a computer which is simply a [...]
This weekend I took on the project of getting Ice Cream Sandwich installed onto a Samsung Galaxy S phone, the Verizon branded Fascinate. Getting the Fascinate to comply with what I believed to be a reasonable request was made difficult by some annoying traits of the hardware itself, but that is a story for another [...]
Carrier IQ If you have a phone, this article is for you. Carrier IQ, a cellular software developer has been installing snooping apps on phones for some time. A proud banner displayed on their site counts furiously into the clouds with over 141 million devices INFECTED with their innocuous software as of this article. So [...]
[dropcap]…I[/dropcap]f you own just about any decent smartphone these days, the capacitive touch sensitive display is likely nestled behind a seemingly thick piece of glass. Corning actually is the leading glass manufacturer for Liquid Crystal Displays. But they are also creators of Gorilla Glass, that hard covering protecting your precious apps. Corning’s thin sheet of [...]
Today, I drove past the local Verizon Wireless store here in Terre Haute. After several conversations and a long night watching the live Android 4.0 show and tell, I didn’t put two and two together. I missed the giant banner on their trailer showing a girl holding a Nexus surrounded in rings depicting the “best” [...]
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[dropcap]B[/dropcap]ack in May, the masters of the Google universe revealed their intentions to deliver Ice Cream Sandwich later in the year. Speculation began to build, eventually leading to wild theories and exciting leaks complete with bizarre tails. These are the dreams of giant corporations, to create buzz and intrigue the masses with bits of honey [...]