How Apple dodges billions in Taxes
Charles Duhigg of the New York Times has written another extraordinary article about Apple, this time focused on the heroic lengths Apple has gone to to avoid paying taxes to governments around the world. All companies try to minimize taxes, obviously. And tech companies, it turns out, are ideally suited to skirting tax laws—because tech products can be “sold” from anywhere,...
802.11ac 'Gigabit Wi-Fi': What You Need to Know →
unexpectedtech: Here’s what you should know about the next generation Wi-Fi: 5GHz 802.11n works in both 5GHz and 2.4GHz frequency ranges. 802.11ac will be purely 5GHz. Wider Channels 802.11ac uses wider channels to move more data. 802.11n relies on 40MHz channels. 802.11ac doubles that to 80MHz by default, with an option to use 160MHz channels. Coupled with QAM (check out this Wikipedia...
Snapper, the Linux snapshot tool →
Thanks to Snapper, you can mess up system configuration changes or package installations or updates without having to restore from an old backup and risking to lose some files. Just revert to the snapshot before your problematic change and you’re fine.
University of Florida Eliminates Computer Science... →
unexpectedtech: Wow, no one saw this coming. The University of Florida announced this past week that it was dropping its computer science department, which will allow it to save about $1.7 million. The school is eliminating all funding for teaching assistants in computer science, cutting the graduate and research programs entirely, and moving the tattered remnants into other departments. ...
✈ / Pointers →
courtneybolton: ✈ / Pointers • Hugh Dubberly: How do you design? • i heart wireframes. • Key Principles of Analytic design • UN: Global Pulse: Applying Data to Development • 52 Weeks of UX • Design Thinking: A Useful Myth • Systems Thinking: A Product is+… • Having an…
Using Foursquare Data to Redefine a Neighborhood →
unexpectedtech: Defining the makeup of a particular neighborhood can be tricky. Locals may agree on the general area and character of, say, Manhattan’s Upper West Side, but we all have different opinions about what really goes on there, or even what its precise boundaries are. With this in mind, a research project called Livehoods, from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science,...
Reset the Web →
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Java makes Apple pain: another trojan attack
Recently, Russian Anti-Virus company Doctor Web, found that the Flashback Mac Trojan had infected more than 600,000 systems, further quashing the myth that Apple’s OS X is somehow immune to malware threats. The Trojan exploited three Java vulnerabilities to gain remote access to the infected systems and likely included a keylogger capability to capture authentication credentials. Now...
unexpectedtech: Audi Creates Sound for Electric Car
Intel’s First Windows 8 Tablet Specs Unveiled With... →
unexpectedtech: As the highly anticipated launch of Windows 8 looms, Intel revealed some specific hardware details about tablets running on Microsoft’s soon-to-debut OS at a conference in Beijing on Friday. Windows 8 tablets will be available in 10- and 11-inch designs, with an anticipated nine-plus hours of battery life and 3G/4G connectivity. Other than the fact that the 11-inchers will be...
It's time to go home
Have an happy Easter people, i will come back to Italy after 3 Months (since Christmas time!). Here in Berlin it’s raining and the snow will fall soon (~1°C today!), while in Italy there is a warmer temperature (~16-20). Tschüss!