Archive for January, 2014

Artist's concept of Ceres

Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres. Continue reading


For more than a year, hardware hacker Bunnie Huang has been working with Sean Cross to design an open laptop. Continue reading

Sony Xperia Z Ultra

What’s the difference between a smartphone and a tablet? According to Sony, it may be as simple as the ability to make calls or surf the web over mobile broadband. Continue reading

Google Nexus 4 with Sailfish

There’s only one phone that’s currently designed to ship with the Sailfish operating system. But Sailfish is based on open source software, and at least one person has already figured out how to install Sailfish on the Google Nexus 4 smartphone. Continue reading

Kernel-side support for Xen PVH is landing with the Linux 3.14 kernel. The para-virtualized hardware extension support takes advantage of modern Intel and AMD CPUs. Continue reading

Valve will be making all of their games — past, present, and future — available for free to Debian Linux developers. Continue reading

iTunes LogoApple has released a minor update to its iTunes software, improving support for Arabic and Hebrew, adding the ability to see a Wish List while viewing the iTunes library, and “additional stability improvements”. Continue reading

There’s a reason that iOS has always had the same home screen as the way to launch apps.  Its ease of use and effectiveness has kept it around for such a long time. Continue reading


Apple has yet to announce when its release date for the iOS in the Car feature, but many believe that it will be coming with iOS 7.1 later this year. Continue reading


The iOS lock screen has always been very basic and has not evolved any new functionality over the years. While the design has been tweaked a bit, it has never gone through a major overhaul. A new tweak Convergence, aims to completely rethink every aspect of the lock screen. Continue reading