Daily Archives: February 25, 2014

Even Smaller Cheaper Computers Running FLOSS

On the one hand folks are talking about $25 smartphones running FLOSS and on the other hand folks say it’s not possible.“Spreadtrum has announced WCDMA and EDGE turnkey reference designs for Firefox OS as well as the industry’s first chipset … Continue reading

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The Fourth Bolt

The part came to repair the chute on my snowblower. It’s a plastic (!!!) collar to which the chute is bolted which swivels around another collar with a lip on the machine. Of course, whoever tightened the bolt overtightened it … Continue reading

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Better PCs

Ken Hess believes people will buy more PCs (legacy PCs, you know those big boxes and notebooks) if the new PCs are better.“Tablets can’t do the same job as efficiently and I think people have discovered this fact. But we … Continue reading

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The Big And Little Guys

Larry Dignan is peeved with the powers that be in smartphones. “we’ve hit a plateau in smartphone innovation and we can’t count on two dominant hardware makers—Apple and Samsung—and two platforms—iOS and Android—to do everything. My patience for evolution over … Continue reading

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