Archive for April 14, 2012

Nouveau open source NVIDIA driver goes stable, gets benchmarked

Nouveau open source NVIDIA driver goes stable, gets benchmarked
Nouveau, the open source graphics driver for NVIDIA GPUs is finally taking off the stabilizers, wandering out from the staging area, and being accepted as part of the standard stable kernel set-up. The project began nearly six years ago, so it's been a long road, but one that has earned it favor in certain corners of the Linux world. Things started gaining traction in the last three years as more and more distros started adopting, and Mr Linux himself, Linus Torvalds, suggested it be part of the kernel. Want to see how it performs? Head on down to the source link where the gents at Phoronix have kindly given it some comprehensive benchmarks.

Nouveau open source NVIDIA driver goes stable, gets benchmarked originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 15 Apr 2012 00:32:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Capsule Review: GeChic’s On-Lap 1302 Laptop Monitor


Just three months ago we took GeChic's 13" USB 2.0-powered monitor, the On-Lap 1301, for a test run. What we found was a compelling concept for a product that was marred by some usability issues. Apparently we weren't the only ones who felt like the On-Lap needed a revision; the On-Lap 1301 proved successful, but it wasn't on the market for very long before being replaced by the new On-Lap 1302.

The big question is: just how much can be revised over the course of just a few months? The answer is more than you'd think, but less than you'd hope.

The Laws of Physics Trump Traffic Laws


New submitter HeLLFiRe1151 sends this quote from Physics Central: "Here's a practical application for your physics education: using math to successfully beat a traffic ticket in court. Dmitri Krioukov, a physicist based at the University of California San Diego, did just that to avoid paying a fee for (purportedly) running a stop sign. Krioukov not only proved his innocence, but he also posted a paper detailing his argument online (PDF) on the arXiv server."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

MacOS KenDensed: Apple’s Flashback & Ebook Conspiracy Battles – The Mac Observer


The Mac Observer

MacOS KenDensed: Apple's Flashback & Ebook Conspiracy Battles
The Mac Observer
Apple had a busy week dealing with the Flashback trojan, and the Department of Justice's ebook price antitrust allegations. There's also someone who thinks they have a prototype Mac worth almost $100000. Mac OS Ken's Ken Ray slices it all apart for you ...
Kaspersky Lab suspends Flashback-fighting toolMacworld
Flashback Malware Puts Apple in Security Spotlight: Experts Weigh InPCWorld
Flashback malware removal tool roundupCNET
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Ask Engadget: best heavy-duty cloud-storage solution?

We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from is from is from Joe, who needs to backup half a terabyte of data to the cloud, as you do. If you're looking to send in an inquiry of your own, drop us a line at ask [at] engadget [dawt] com.
"I'm looking for an online backup solution for between 100GB, up to 500GB of data. New options are popping up everywhere recently, but what's the best cloud storage backup solution that'd allow for easy drag-and-drop backup, syncing across multiple computers both Mac and Windows, access from Android devices and at a reasonable price? Thanks!"
Well, he doesn't want much, does he? Just world-class storage, universal device access and all for a rock-bottom price. There's plenty of contenders in this particular competition, from Dropbox all the way through to, erm, Box. It's kinda clear that Joe's not just backing up his holiday photos, so even enterprise-level offerings are worth suggesting. Still, the floor's now open to you, so fire away.

Ask Engadget: best heavy-duty cloud-storage solution? originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 14 Apr 2012 21:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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