Wednesday, October 29, 2014

255Tbps: World’s fastest network could carry all of the internet’s traffic on a single fiber

This is awesome:

A joint group of researchers from the Netherlands and the US have smashed the world speed record for a fiber network, pushing 255 terabits per second down a single strand of glass fiber. This is equivalent to around 32 terabytes per second — enough to transfer a 1GB movie in 31.25 microseconds (0.03 milliseconds), or alternatively, the entire contents of your 1TB hard drive in about 31 milliseconds.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Windows 10 will come with a command line package manager, much to the lament of Linux users

They lament

Sorry, penguin lovers — if you thought that 2015, in the heinous wake of Windows 8, would finally be the year of desktop Linux, you were sadly mistaken. Microsoft is trying its best to make Windows 10 the dream OS for the billions of people around the world who use a desktop PC with a mouse and keyboard — and, as a result, this means Windows 10 will actually come with a package manager. Yes, in Windows 10 you can open up a command line shell and install VLC or Firefox or thousands of other packages by typing in a single command.

Google would like to make Android Wear compatible with iOS

Google executive drops an intriguing hint

But how would Apple feelabout it?

Google's Android Wear OS is enjoying quite the uptake at the moment, appearing on the likes of the Moto 360 and the new LG G Watch R.

But a very intriguing new development could be making the open-source OS compatible with Apple's iOS - as hinted by Android Wear's product manager Jeff Chang.

Chang spoke to Huffington Post UK and explained that iOS's large user base is, obviously, quite an attractive target for the team.

"We always want as many users as possible to enjoy our experience, so in terms of enabling more people to use Android Wear we're very interested in making that happen," he said.

Platform alteration

Chang went on to caveat his remarks with the observation that Apple holds all the keys when it comes to iOS and the hardware it runs on. And he points out that Cupertino might not be inclined to share.

"It's not always completely up to us, right?" He said. "There are technical constraints, API constraints so we are trying really hard."

Apple, famed for its 'walled garden' approach, is sometimes willing to play nice with rival software. Earlier this year the company allowed Microsoft to finally launch Office for iPad on its tablet range.

But with the introduction of HealthKit and particularly the Apple Watch, a new market segment for the company, it's probably a tad unlikely Apple will be receptive to an approach from Android Wear.

As with most smartwatches time will tell.

Source: TechRadar

Your VB Kid

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Thoughts)

I have been on the fence about this one from the start.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Anyway, let's go:

The Chief Technomancer
VB Kid

Monday, October 06, 2014

HP announces split into two companies, but sadly they won’t be called H and P

they have split...

HP, after years of will-they-won’t-they deliberation, has officially announced that it will be split into two separate companies: HP Inc, which will focus on PCs and printers, and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, which will take over the servers, storage, and other enterprisey aspects of HP. Current CEO of HP Meg Whitman will become the CEO of HP Enterprise; HP’s head of printers and PCs, Dion Weisler, will become HP Inc’s new CEO.

Musk’s million man march to Mars

Alrightty then...

With SpaceX now set to receive its $2.6 billion slice of the manned space travel pie, Elon Musk has sensed the time is right to set the Mars agenda. There is nowhere else on the planet where such private financial power, engineering resource, visionary clout, and now responsibility is concentrated into the will of one man. In short, Musk is US citizen number one right now, the mold for mankind.

Friday, October 03, 2014

Here's Android L running on a Samsung Galaxy S5

But does L stand for Lollipop?

It's the big L in action.

Android L is drawing closer, and a new video has just popped up showing Google's next update running on a Samsung Galaxy S5.

Though the release date of Android L is still not certain, device manufacturers often get early access to the source code, helping them to ensure that their products will work with the new operating system.

Windows 95 code apparently killed Windows 9 before it got started

Claims Windows 10 was the 'pragmatic solution'

What's in a name? Quite a lot, apparently.

Microsoft's decision to name its new operating system Windows 10 (rather than Windows 9) certainly came as a surprise, with many people suggesting that it was done to place more distance between itself and the not-so-well received Windows 8.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Windows 10 is the official name for Microsoft's next version of Windows

The new Windows is coming in late 2015

Microsoft is officially unveiling the name for the next release of Windows today: Windows 10. While the software maker had referred to Windows 10 as codename Windows Threshold internally, today’s official naming puts any rumors of Windows, Windows TH, Windows X, Windows One, and even Windows 9 to bed. It’s simply Windows 10, marking a jump from the mixed reception of Windows 8.

Mophie’s Samsung Galaxy S5 Juice Pack Gives You Ample Smartphone Life

More power....

Mophie has a new Juice Pack out, designed for the Galaxy S5. The case packs a huge 3,000 mAh battery within its glossy shell, which is slightly larger than the 2,850 mAh unit within the Galaxy S5 itself. True, you could carry around a spare battery for the GS5 and pop the back whenever you want more power, but the Mophie’s extra juice is just a switch away, and it includes passthrough charging, which is a lot simpler than changing out internal components.

BlackBerry Is Gonna Get Weird With Smartphone Design At Least Once A Year

We'll see....

BlackBerry could be about to become the most interesting company in the smartphone business: The Canadian telecommunications firm will deliver a minimum of one “unconventional device” per year, according to a new report from Reuters, following the launch of the square-screened Passport last week.