• Still Looks Like an iPhone Ripoff to Me →

    All of these phones are still blatant copies of Apple’s designs, so I’m not quite sure what the point of the article is.

  • Tesla Model 3 Announced →

    Telsa announced the Model 3 last night. Starts at $35k before incentives and should ship late 2017 if they stay on schedule. The Verge has details, pics, and video.

    This looks to a gamechanger for affordable electric cars. They already have over 130,000 preorder reservations.

  • Update on the Steam Christmas Caching Issues →

    Valve gives some more detailed info on what happened:

    On December 25th, a configuration error resulted in some users seeing Steam Store pages generated for other users. Between 11:50 PST and 13:20 PST store page requests for about 34k users, which contained sensitive personal information, may have been returned and seen by other users.

  • Google Moving to OpenJDK in Next Version of Android →

    Google is replacing its implementation of the Java application programming interfaces (APIs) in Android with OpenJDK, the open source version of Oracle’s Java Development Kit (JDK). The news first came by a “mysterious Android codebase commit” from last month submitted to Hacker News. Google confirmed to VentureBeat that Android N will rely solely on OpenJDK, rather Android’s own implementation of the Java APIs.

    When we asked Google why now, the company pointed to to the release of Java 8 last year and the introduction of new language features such as lambdas. As such, Google wants to put more resources into OpenJDK where the team can have a bigger impact on new features and improvements. That’s the developer story Google is pitching in any case, but there’s a massive legal narrative here that can’t be forgotten.

  • Rails 5 Beta Released →

    Also, Rails 5 Beta is officially out. Time to start planning some migrations…

  • Ruby 2.3 is Now Available →

    Ruby 2.3 has a lot of cool new features. Can’t wait to put them to good use!

  • Akatsuki's First Images of Venus →

    Japan’s space agency JAXA has confirmed it’s Akatsuki probe is in orbit around Venus after a failed attempt in 2010 and has already released some initial photos.

    I can’t wait to see more!

  • Flash is Dead →

    Jacob Kastrenakes for The Verge:

    Adobe is finally ready to say goodbye to Flash. In an announcement last night, Adobe said that it will now “encourage content creators to build with new web standards,” such as HTML5, rather than Flash. It’s also beginning to deprecate the Flash name by renaming its animation app to Animate CC, away from Flash Professional CC.

  • Fraser Spiers: Can the MacBook Pro Replace Your iPad? →

    Well-written. Spot on.

    Firstly, consider the hardware. The huge issue with the MacBook Pro is its form factor. The fact that the keyboard and screen are limited to being held in an L-shaped configuration seriously limits its flexibility. It is basically impossible to use a MacBook pro while standing up and downright dangerous to use when walking around. Your computing is limited to times when you are able to find somewhere to sit down.

  • Apple Open Sources Swift →

    Apple has open sourced the Swift programming language today.

    This is great news and I can’t wait to see where the language goes from here.

    Code is viewable on Github.

  • A New! is relaunching. Time to move away from Wordpress again.

    New posts should be coming more often now as well.

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