Reason Why Open Source Phones Are A Failure

Reason Why Open Source Phones Are A Failure

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  • Microsoft Develops Set-Top Box
    Microsoft has been developing designs for a simple set-top device for streaming video and other entertainment options. More
  • Amazon may be working on a smartphone with hologram-like 3DAmazon may be working on a smartphone with hologram-like 3D
    Amazon is reportedly developing a smartphone that sports a 3D screen that relies on retina-tracking technology to make images seem to float above the screen like a hologram. With the smartphone, users would be able to navigate through content by using their eyes alone, according to two unnamed people who discussed the phone with the Wall Street Journal. More
  • YouTube launches pay channels with campy flicksYouTube launches pay channels with campy flicks
    Roger Corman's campy B movies, children's shows like "Sesame Street" and "Inspector Gadget," and inspirational monologues by celebrities — these are among the 30 channels that will require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube coming soon. More
  • FCC moving forward on speedier in-flight Internet serviceFCC moving forward on speedier in-flight Internet service
    U.S. federal telecommunications regulators are pushing ahead with efforts to bring faster Internet service to commercial and private airline flights. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday started deliberations on a proposal that would offer a new type of in-flight broadband service promising U.S. More
  • Microsoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billionMicrosoft may buy Barnes & Noble's Nook unit for $1 billion
    According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. According to internal documents obtained by the website TechCrunch, Microsoft has offered $1 billion for the digital assets of Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's digital book venture. More
  • Inside App Extensions: Apple, Inc's new Widgets & Keyboards similar ... - Apple Insider
    ... market for premium phones, keeping ... For this reason, Apple commonly ... users like to complain that Apple "stole" from an open source ...
    07/4/2014 - 3:55 pm | View Link
  • Q and A: Best way to keep passwords safe - USA Today
    Q and A: Best way to keep passwords safe - Shreveport Times
    07/4/2014 - 7:47 am | View Link
  • Wireless networks remain source of frustration - Simcoe Times-Reformer
    Wireless networks remain source of frustration - Brantford Expositor
    07/4/2014 - 7:22 am | View Link
  • I am being tracked by the NSA - Tikkun Magazine
    Is There A Second NSA Leaker? - Atlanta Journal And Constitution
    07/3/2014 - 3:56 pm | View Link
  • Android anti-virus 'not needed' - Sydney Morning Herald
    Android anti-virus 'not needed' - Canberra Times
    07/3/2014 - 11:55 am | View Link
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  • Phone locking is making AT&T a target for hackers
    Phone unlock codes aren't just a valuable item for consumers trying to sell or transfer their phones. They're a hot commodity for hackers as hell as AT&T recently learned.
    06/16/2014 - 4:06 pm | View Link
  • Tech giants scramble for lead on 'Internet of Things'
    Announcements in recent days from Apple and Samsung made clear they are staking their claim to the "Internet of Things" following Google's announcement earlier this year that it was creating a new Android platform for wearable electronics. "The Internet of Things is the next big platform," said Roger Kay, an analyst with Endpoint Technologies Associates. Apple unveiled Monday its new mobile ...
    06/7/2014 - 10:45 pm | View Link
  • A Conversation With Linus Torvalds, Who Built The World's Most Robust Operating System And Gave It Away For Free
    Hello everybody out there using minix - I'm...
    06/7/2014 - 10:13 am | View Link
  • Could This App Create A Free, Secret Web?
    Facebook is doing it with drones, Google is doing it with balloons that occasionally crash into power lines. Bringing free Internet access to the unconnected millions in developing countries is complicated and expensive. What if there was an easier way?
    06/5/2014 - 5:21 pm | View Link
  • Has Microsoft really changed its attitude toward open source?
    Microsoft became infamous for its negative attitude toward open source software, but is the company learning to live with open source? Plus: Android may surpass Windows as the most used operating system, and Cinnamon versus Unity in Ubuntu 14.04. read more
    06/5/2014 - 11:53 am | View Link
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  • The Real Reason Samsung Is Developing Its Nascent Tizen OS
    The open source OS comes standard on the new Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch ... Google's advertising ambitions For Google, the company wants to keeps its Android system on as many phones, tablets, and wearable devices as it possibly can. The company generated ...
    07/23/2014 - 8:12 am | View Link
  • Google Delays Public Release Of Honeycomb Source, But Don't Panic
    Again, Andy clarifies: While we’re excited to offer these new features to Android tablets, we have more work to do before we can deliver them to other device types including phones... Until then, we’ve decided not to release Honeycomb to open source.
    07/12/2014 - 2:24 pm | View Link
  • Video: 5 reasons to choose Android (and one reason not to)
    IoS is only used in iPhones and BlackBerry is run only on BlackBerry phones. The next reason is the greater flexibility and customisation of software. Because Android is open source, phone and tablet makers can tweak it as they see fit, and so can you.
    06/13/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Google TV: Another Reason Open Sourcing VP8 Matters
    Google’s decision to open source On2 Technology’s VP8 video codec at its Google ... ARM chips are not only used on countless mobile phones, but they’re also increasingly creeping into the world of connected TVs and set-top-boxes.
    04/12/2010 - 1:30 pm | View Link
  • Apple Sues HTC: Rationality May Not Be the Entire Reason
    Nearly all of the accusations are against the Android phones. The reaction by iPhone haters is predictable outrage. When it comes to aggressive assertion of IP against heroes of the open source revolution, Apple is now where Microsoft (MSFT) was almost a ...
    03/2/2010 - 6:59 pm | View Link
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  • The Open Source Initiative | Open Source Initiative
    Dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source trademark for the good of the community. Includes a definition of 'Open Source', and a list of approved licenses.
    07/23/2014 - 3:40 pm | View Website
  • Datamation: IT Management, IT Salary, Cloud Computing ...
    News and analysis for IT managers, including coverage of IT salaries and certifications, cloud computing, open source, mobile apps, virtualization, data center ...
    07/23/2014 - 2:50 pm | View Website
    Reason is a libertarian monthly print magazine covering politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews.
    07/23/2014 - 1:10 pm | View Website
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  • Open Source Subnet
    Google's smart contact lens is not what it sounds like Google and Novartis are releasing a smart contact lens that measures glucose levels and corrects vision.
    07/22/2014 - 10:22 pm | View Website
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