Search results for: “qualcomm”

  • iPhone tweet blunder + more

    Chinese phone maker Huawei punishes employees for iPhone tweet blunder | Reuters – I don’t understand why Huawei isn’t using agencies in Hong Kong any more, so that there isn’t these kind of problems. Huawei punishes employees for iPhone tweet blunder also makes the company look petty. We know Huawei employees use Apple products, Madam…

  • Vein verification + more things

    Hackers Make a Fake Hand to Beat Vein Verification | Motherboard – another biometric standard weakens. The big question is the cost of the hand versus the benefit gained fooling vein verification. I am quite impressed by the vein verification hack. More on biometric authentication here. 9 Chinese Fashion Labels to Watch in 2019 |…

  • Nokia N950

    Nokia N950 origins The Nokia N950 was designed at a weird time. Nokia’s position as the premier smartphone maker was under siege from Android and iPhone after seeing off the Palm OS and numerous iterations of Windows Phone. Nokia had missed the boat on devices with capacitive touch displays. It was using a smartphone operating…

  • Cartel murders + more things

    How A Cartel-Linked Murder Rocked A Wealthy Dallas Suburb | Texas Monthly – a great read on how a cartel now operates. The painstaking research of the cartel commissioned stalkers is like something out of The Wire. It also brings home how much telematics have fallen in cost and user complexity over the past two…

  • Malayan emergency + more things

    Psychological Warfare of the Malayan Emergency – interesting read; I wonder what C.C. Too would have made of the Leave and Remain campaigns? It is amazing how much of things in the UK goes back to Borneo and the Malayan emergency. The COIN strategies that were successful in the Malayan emergency were applied time and…

  • ZFS + more things

    A ZFS developer’s analysis of the good and bad in Apple’s new APFS file system | Ars Technica – this is a good guide by Adam Levanthal. The thing that puzzles me is this. Apple had a working implementation of ZFS running on early beta versions of OS X and then decided not to implement…

  • Tony Kaye + more things

    Director Tony Kaye happy to be working and out of ‘Hollywood jail’ | The Drum  – He says that a story arc doesn’t really matter in six seconds. “I think you can throw anything at it, as long as it’s quite clear what it’s for. If you’re working under 20 minutes, in my opinion, you don’t…

  • Alternatives to big tech + more news

    Alternatives to big tech  Alternatives to Big Tech, and a t-shirt | Creative Good – as someone who has used RSS for a long time I am intimately aware of the needs for alternatives to big tech. Google Reader obliterated RSS readers and then obliterated RSS readership by abruptly withdrawing the product. I’d argue that…

  • Swiss watch industry & other things

    Swiss watch industry Is Time Running Out for the Swiss Watch Industry? – WSJ – low-end part of the Swiss Watch Industry threatened by digital disruption but not the higher end. The status of higher end brands of the Swiss Watch Industry will fit in with aspirations and drop culture that has merged streetwear and…