* Posts by Nuno

130 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Oct 2007


We took a shot every time Qualcomm said 5G, AI or mobile gaming in its Snapdragon 865, 765 system-on-chip launch...


Re: " 'desktop-level' performance"

If we consider that probably 90%+ of the desktops are used to browse, email, erp, productivity applications, I don't see a big gap on the performance arm is giving to the performance those use cases need.

You can drive a Ferrari and a smart. They are both road-level performance cars...

Google buffs Chrome Enterprise with new tub of PartnerShine™


1% of installed base vs 5% of NEW sales

Cyanogen Inc 'axes 20%' staff


One plus

They had a contract with cyanogen, got f**ked by them for the Indian market, now they don't use it anymore. If I were an OEM, I would not trust cyanogen to be my partner. Guess I am not the only one...

Microsoft cracks open Visual Studio to Linux C++ coders



They say they can run any Linux binary on Windows. Then they say they need to compile remotely because they have dependencies on Linux binaries...

GoDaddy goes boldly into cloudy servers


GoDaddy Still under boycott

I don't forget PIPA and SEPA

Linux lads lambast sorry state of Skype service


Re: Someone needs to port Signal to linux,


Google to deep six dodgy download buttons


Re: What does to deep mean?

I would think of a "6 feet under" analogy, as in what to do after you kill them - those ads

Wanted! A browser to replace Xombrero


SRWare Iron

If your problem with Chromium is about privacy, SRWare Iron browser is based on Chromium, where you get Blink and V8, without the privacy problems that concern you.


Let's NUKE MARS to make it more like home says Elon Musk


Carbon Dioxide

>"The other 'small' problem is the almost total lack of oxygen and the very large amount (>95%) of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere already."

I've seen something, somewhere, about how to solve that part...

... Oh, I remember, they call them "plants"...

Google's Chrome to gag noisy tabs until you click on them


Re: Why not make it optional?

All flash content should be enabled ONLY after clicked, as in flashblock. Before that, it shouldn't even be downloaded.

So, I'll keep using flashblock, thank you...

Exploding 'laptop batt' IN SPAAACE! Speeding lithium spaffed by nova



When those laptop batteries explode, they are just functioning as they were supposed to?

I can see a clever lawyer using this on court...

World-beating TWO-QUADRILLION-WATT LASER fired by boffins


Using sharks, obviously...

Boffins go to FUNGI town: Riddle of 100-year-old HAIRY, ICY dead wood finally cracked


Re: Next ...

Mine is without hairs, please!

NASA briefing in HOURS: 'We are upon the CUSP of finding ANOTHER EARTH'

Black Helicopters


If they really want to know who you are, they don't need your username on the post...

Behold: Pluto's huge ICE MOUNTAINS ... and signs of cryovolcanoes?


and still...

There is life in Uranus!

Uber to drivers: You make a ton of dosh for us – but that doesn't make you employees


The relation between Uber and their drivers is not much different from the relation between Apple and the developers that sell Apps in the AppStore, and nobody can honestly say that they are Apple's employees...

Robo-taxis, what are they good for? Er, the environment and traffic


"those who freelance on services like Lyft and Uber, would be out of a job"

They can buy a robo-taxi, add it to a fleet and go do something else. Or just spend that robo-taxi income...

Paranoid Android Kaymera smartmobe takes on Blackphone


Distress PIN

a feature that clears the sensitive data if someone forces you to log in, would be very nice to have. Not only for phones... I can see real use for it on Laptop passwords and even more on ATM machines, to change your available balance into a lower predefined amount.

Ubuntu smartphone to go on sale: It'll be harder to get than a new iPhone


if we'll be able to connect the phone to a bigger screen and use it as a desktop, it will be very appealing!

with mobile processors getting more powerfull everyday, phones will soon have enough processing power for all the tasks most people use a computer for.

Google crashes supposedly secure Aviator browser


Re: Doesn't exonerate Google though

If the privacy controls exist, then maybe the right way of making it more private for everyone would be with an extension that could set better defaults and display every one of those controls inside a very easy to get to interface. Problem solved.

instead of forking and staying some versions behind, and inserting vulnerabilities durinng the process...

Samsung says teaming up with mobe-maker Microsoft could violate antitrust law


Re: Isn't that a bit risky?

Nokia kept the patents. Microsoft just got a license to them

White LED lies: It's great, but Nobel physics prize-winning great?


light vs energy

although I believe in your numbers about the stability of the amount of money spent, I don't think that comes from more light on our houses. You get more efficient lights, you use more energy on computers, tablets, smartphones, etc.

Our energy consumption is not going to fall, that's for sure, but due to new uses, not for brighter lights indoors.

India vs America: Earthling invaders in race to MARS


they are, obviously, looking for cows

Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID


Re: Similar to mine

Yes, and you forgot to mention that yours will be stuck on whatever version of OS they came with...

Organic food: Pricey, not particularly healthy, won't save you from cancer


risk of cancer

"agricultural workers were healthier than the general population"

Absolutly no relation to the fact that they do exercise everyday, right?

Instead of sitting all day at the computer and watch tv all night, as the general population do...

Fukushima radioactivity a complete non-issue on West Coast: Also for Fukushima locals, in fact


Forget about the facts

Can you spot a Lewis Page article just by reading the headline?

it's like a 100/100 ratio here...

Vodafone, Moneygram hook up to create mobe money MONSTER


the receiving end of a moneygram transaction only have to suply a transaction code and the receiver's name

UK claims 'significant lead' in drones after Taranis test flight



"could strike with precision over a long range whilst remaining undetected.”

And it stayed undetected for 6 months...

Greenland glacier QUADRUPLES speed, swells seas


Did/can the planet survive?

Of course the planet will survive!

The big question here are the consequencies for life on the planet, humans included.

One thing we know for sure: plenty of insects will make it...

University boffins build snoop-spotting snitch app



but you will need root access to run it...

Boffins demo re-usable paper and waterjet printers


great tech

to sign a loan contract...

Japanese quantum boffins 'may have the key to TELEPORTATION'


You lost me on

"Don't get too excited"

Sinclair's ZX Spectrum to LIVE AGAIN!


ARM inside

Forget the bluetooth part, and build an Android computer inside. Like a tablet, but with keyboard and using a large monitor / TV set

The REAL JUICE behind leaked BlackBerry OS: Android apps to slip in without protection



As a consumer, I would like to buy whatever hardware (cell phone) I like and install whatever OS I choose. Android compatibility would be needed, to tap into the huge number of available apps.

As cell phones close the gap to PCs, in terms of power and usage, I expect to have those same options.

ZTE Open: This dirt-cheap smartphone is a swing and a miss


Re: Swing and a miss ... of the point

Yes, and that world changing £800 marvel, didn't even support copy past!

chill out, wait for a more mature product, then make a fair review...

Google Nexus 7 2013: Fondledroids, THE 7-inch slab has arrived


Augmented Reality

A back camera is mandatory for any augmented reality application

Chrome, Firefox blab your passwords in a just few clicks: Shrug, wary or kill?


html manipulation

if you go to any page for which you have a saved password, and the browser auto-completes the login form, you can manipulate the html input tag, stating that the input is not of type password, and the password will show up easily...

Murdoch machinations mean Microsoft must rename SkyDrive



If we have a reference to RT, surely the best name would be SkyDive

Chromecast: We get our SWEATY PAWS on Google's tiny telly pipe

Thumb Up

play videos stored on your device

"It can't stream anything that you've loaded directly onto the control device."

If it can show the contents of your Chrome browser, you can watch your device's videos. Just drag and drop them into a Chrome tab...

Obama weighs in on NSA surveillance imbroglio



wasn't it supposed for the USA to put pressure on China to respect human rights and all that? It now looks like that it's USA using China's methods instead!

Sad times...

Google erects tech specs tech specs, APIs hit the decks


Re: And if I already wear normal glasses?

you can write an app that takes a video feed from where you are looking at, and put it right in front of your eyes (hummm, your eye), so you don't need prescription lenses anymore.

'To employers, Jobs would just seem like a jerk in bad clothing'



"Folks who want porn can buy an Android phone" - For the looks of it, most people in the world want porn...

Court refuses to block Aereo's personal streaming TV service


Re: Easy fix

says the man who was troubled by the fact that only AT&T clients had access to the iPhone...

Ubuntu 13.04 beta touts search privacy - before it hooks in eBay, IMDb etc


Re: "...shaping up to be a high-water mark for Unity fans"

$sudo vi /etc/hosts videosearch.ubuntu.com productsearch.ubuntu.com


Mind out, Apple: Ericsson leads charge against the SIM


leave my SIM alone!!!

I want to be able to use my contract with whatever phone I want, like borrow one if my phone dies, and I want to be able to use my phone in whatever operator I feel like, as in traveling abroad.

Stop this "kill the SIM" nonsense now!

Oh, those crazy Frenchies: Facebook faces family photo tax in France


Re: I'm sorry...

they can always switch back to Minitel...

Google's JavaScript assassin: Web languages are harder than VMs


Dart runs 130 per cent faster

"The goal is for Dart to become twice as fast."

If I did the math right, are they trying to slow it down?

Twice as fast is 100% faster...

STOP, because they are going too fast!

LIVE TODAY: Windows 8 licensing - Speak your brains, believe your eyes


If you need to ask, then you can't afford it!

A pre-ticked box in web forms should NOT mean consent - EU report


Re: Cookies?

cookies are used to give state to a stateless protocol. Without them you are always a new user reaching the site for the first time ever.

Of course you can avoid using cookies by passing the session variable on the URL, but for the user the consequences, for good and for bad, are the same.

ZTE to launch Mozilla-based phone in Europe in 2013


I will call it choice when they give me the same hardware and I can choose which OS I want...