Day: July 12, 2020

WSJ: ‘Quit Chrome. Safari and Edge Are Just Better Browsers’

The Wall Street Journal’s senior personal tech columnist just published an article urging readers to “quit Chrome. Safari and Edge are just better browsers.” It begins with the reporter pretending to break up with Chrome, adding “I’d say I’ll remember the good times — your speed, your superb handling of Gmail — but your RAM…

Should We Plan For a Future With Fewer Cars?

The New York Times ran a detailed piece (with some neat interactive graphics) arguing “cities need to plan for a future of fewer cars, a future in which owning an automobile, even an electric one, is neither the only way nor the best way to get around town…” It asks us to imagine a world…

Printed TS100 Case Beats the Heat with a Bearing

As we’ve said many times in the past, the creation of custom cases and enclosures is one of the best and most obvious applications for desktop 3D printing. When armed with even an entry-level printer, your projects will never again have to suffer through the indignity of getting hot glued into a nondescript plastic box….

Ubisoft Forward game event won’t address sexual harassment issues company’s facing – CNET

The French gaming company’s said it’s committed to change, but it won’t address that change during its biggest event of the year. …read more Source:: CNet

Ubisoft Forward’s game giveaway glitched – CNET

Ubisoft login failed as gamers tried to to gain their free copy of Watch Dogs 2. …read more Source:: CNet

Microsoft Announces It Won’t Be the Ones Building PHP 8.0 for Windows

Today I learned that Microsoft “has been providing support for the development and building of the PHP programming language on Windows,” according to Bleeping Computer. “This support includes developing security patches for PHP and creating native Windows builds.” But that’s going to change: Microsoft has announced that it will not offer support in ‘any capacity’…

iPhone SE vs. iPhone 11: The features and upgrades you get from spending an extra $300 – CNET

Apple’s new iPhone SE is $300 cheaper than the baseline iPhone 11. Here’s exactly what you get by spending almost double. …read more Source:: CNet

iPhone 11 vs. Pro vs. Pro Max: Specs and features that make the biggest difference – CNET

We compare the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max to help you decide which Apple phone makes the most sense for you. …read more Source:: CNet

Linus Torvalds Hopes Intel’s AVX-512 ‘Dies A Painful Death’

“Linux creator Linus Torvalds had some choice words today on Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX-512) found on select Intel processors,” reports Phoronix: In a mailing list discussion stemming from the Phoronix article this week on the compiler instructions Intel is enabling for Alder Lake (and Sapphire Rapids), Linus Torvalds chimed in. The Alder Lake instructions…

Maybe One Of The Most Adorable Obstacle Avoiding Robots You’ve Seen

We’re all pretty well-acquainted with the obstacle avoiding robot. These little inventions use a proximity sensor to detect an object in front of the robot, then circumvent the object accordingly. Brown Dog Gadgets’ little robot really caught our eye, mostly because it’s kind of cute. This little robot combines a few LEGO pieces, Arduino, and…