Day: March 23, 2019

Huawei’s website seems to leak the P30 Pro ahead of launch event – CNET

The P30 Pro might’ve appeared early on Huawei’s own site. …read more Source:: CNet

Google Play Store Mistakenly Removed KDE Connect

Google’s Play Store made a bad mistake on Tuesday, long-time Slashdot reader sombragris writes: KDE Connect, a project designed to enable seamless communcation and control between a desktop computer and a mobile phone, was suddenly removed from Android’s Google Play store. According to a Twitter thread by Albert Vaca, KDE Connect’s maintainer, the removal was…

Stallman Suggests Install Fest ‘Deals With Devil’ Include Actual Man Dressed As Devil

This weekend’s annual LibrePlanet conference, hosted by the Free Software Foundation, prompted a new essay about “install fests” from Richard Stallman: Install fests invite users to bring their computers so that experts can install GNU/Linux on them… The problem is that most computers can’t run with a completely free GNU/Linux distro. They contain peripherals, or…

Game Boy Recreated in Verilog

With the wide availability of Raspberry Pi hardware and pre-baked Linux distros with emulators ready to go, making a retro handheld is easier than ever. Emulation isn’t the only way to go about playing old games however. [Wenting Zhang] decided to instead recreate the Nintendo Game Boy in Verilog, and has documented the effort. The…

Apple’s TV streaming and news party may end with hangover for rivals – CNET

Apple’s Monday event is expected to be an extravaganza of subscription services: TV! Movies! News! Bundles! But competitors say the company is already out of control. …read more Source:: CNet

How Science Fiction Imagines Data Storage

Esther Schindler (Slashdot reader #16,185) shared this story from Hewlett Packard’s Enterprise blog: Storage is a staple of both science and science fiction, and forms the basis, or a crucial component, of many a piece of speculative fiction… [H]ere are eight past visions of the storage future that either passed their error checks or succumbed…

8chan Criticized By Its Founder, Blocked by Australian and NZ ISPs

Several major ISPs in Australia temporarily blocked access to 8chan, along with “dozens” of web sites that hosted video of last week’s mass shooting in Christchurch New Zealand, Ars Technica reports — noting that the ISPs acted on their own in response to “community expectations.” Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reports that 8chan founder Fredrick…

Galaxy Fold, Mate X prices make the Galaxy S10, iPhone XS’ cost almost reasonable – CNET

The Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X are pushing prices higher. …read more Source:: CNet

The Other Recent Deadly Boeing Crash No One Is Talking About

New York magazine’s Intelligencer remembers last month’s crash of a Boeing 767 carrying cargo for Amazon and the U.S. Postal Service — and shares a new theory that its cause wasn’t a suicidal pilot or an autopilot malfunction: In online pilot discussion forums, a third idea has been gaining adherents: that the pilots succumbed to…

The best Game of Thrones cosplay in all the seven kingdoms – CNET

You can see the passion they all have for Game of Thrones, soon starting Season 8 …read more Source:: CNet