Recent content by David_CAN

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    Electric Cars Can’t Take The Cold

    This is why when you look for the country with the highest electric car ownership per capita, the one where all-electric vehicles now account for 1 in 5 new purchases you predictably find it's the tropical nation of Norway. And of course the next 2 countries with the highest rate of all electric...
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    Nintendo Fires Employee For Speaking On Podcast

    This is a lot bigger then the standard NDA/misrepresenting the company situation which is why the guy said he started sweating bullets as soon as his coworkers began mentioning the story. I clicked the article thinking "maybe Nintendo went a little overboard on someone" which lasted right up...
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    Vivaldi, the New Web browser for Power Users

    Classic Opera was always a Power User browser. The issue was that it was User singular, not Users plural. Power users like to customize applications to their workflow and needs. But each one is going to want something different - someone trying to use my desktop or my browser is going to run...
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    Is there an Intel CPU that can hit one teraflop yet?

    Competition isn't the only reason general purpose CPUs aren't getting faster that fast. I can name at least 3 factors working against that end: CPUs are quickly approaching a point where the silcon gates they are composed of are so small that they are only a few atoms wide. While you could...
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    Firefox Version 32.0.2 Is Out Now

    It won't restore the download window by itself but there are other addons. Currently half of my extensions are dedicated to restoring features removed from Firefox. I also run the Firefox ESR release - you can still get security patches while only having to go through the pain of 'fixing' all...
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    If a Self-Driving Car Gets in an Accident, Who Is Liable?

    This is already the case for Google's second generation driverless car. It can't legally drive on California roads yet (the State's current legal definition of a car still includes a steering wheel) but Google is not the only pushing toward a driverless car like this. Another concept (which so...
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    Microsoft Devices Group Announces Ultra-Affordable Mobile Phone

    Article is short on details and lacking pics Phones like this (it seems to be a follow up to last years Nokia 105) are not even remotely competing with smart phones, they are targeted at emerging...
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    Teen Charged In 'Heartbleed' Attack On Tax Agency

    Not sure if serious or joking, but for anyone that is surprised by that the RCMP are basically Canada's federal police (they where originally created as the North West Mounted Police to cover the north west territories not under provincial jurisdiction and eventually merged with the Dominion...
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    SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition Lands for Mac Gamers

    To be fair Apple's OpenGL implementation is poor and out of date and some GPUs get drivers that make it ten times worse. Intel's integrated graphics simply got lucky and aren't as horribly crippled and buggy on the software side as other Mac descrete GPUs.
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    Rasberry Pi Compute Module On A DDR2 SODIMM

    The reason for the seperate board is that not all Pi uses are for building little one processor machines - some people want to build clusters and the existing board is not well suited to that. The reason for the DIMM form factor is that it provides a standard connector and attachment system...
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    Google Patents Method of Keeping Pirate Apps At Bay

    For better or for worse this is going to generate a lot of false positives. There are several whole categories of shovelware that are existing content in an identical code wrapper. Examples include many 'guide' apps that are just free wiki content that's been automatically scrapped and wrapped...
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    Cloning laptop HDD to desktop VM

    You didn't say what operating system the laptop is running, that's important. Imaging a harddrive is straight forward, the issue you'll face with copying your laptop installation to a virtual one is that some of the more low level drivers (those used to interact with the motherboard, SATA...
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    PlayStation 4 Costs $381 To Build

    Not really unexpected. Both the PS4 and XBOne seem to be designed in reaction to the chief financial problems of their respective predecessors. The PS4 seems to be designed with penny pinching in mind, to avoid the huge debt Sony piled up with their $599 and still sold at a major loss PS3. The...
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    Mozilla Releases Firefox 26 to Beta Channel

    The difference is that without being told you would hardly know that Chrome was updated - a new item might appear in a menu, but things still work. Mozilla has a habit of making sharp turns at every release, ripping out existing features and slapping on new untested ones in a constant attempt to...
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    7200rpm reliability in 2013 - WD, Toshiba or Seagate?

    The last time I was in the hard drive market was just before the great flood, snatching up a pair of great 2TB Hitachis. Those are still running well as a mirrored pair but I'm seeing warning signs with a similar age 2TB Seagate Barracuda XT. It runs a little hot (high 40s but it's gotten...