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If cars were product-managed this way we'd have V16 engines and 6-wheel drive.
 
ARM's executive vice president of corporate strategy, Tom Lantzsch, spoke to CNET and shared that the company has had a noticeable increase in interest for 64-bit mobile processors. More specifically, the 64-bit Cortex-A53 has received a lot of attention from device makers. The interest was so high in fact, that it came as a surprise to ARM's executives in the chip design department
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It's time for a Know Your Editions protip: See the black band across the corner of the cover? That's the current edition of Programming Android.

Occasionally, we notice that the first edition sales spike up. While we appreciate every purchase, the 2nd Edition is bigger, better, and contains a lot more coverage of Android 4 APIs.
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Google tries again to make a TV OS

Android - real official Google-logo Android - has already escaped phone and found a home in Samsung cameras. Now Google will try for TVs again.

As a shared device, TVs are harder than cameras. individual ownership is inherent in a device with a SIM card. Tablets can have multiple user accounts. That's one approach to take for a TV, but relatively clumsy compared with expectations that you just turn it on and watch. Multiple individuals might have content available through their Google Play accounts, and want to display that content through a Google TV. Do they log in and expose all of their content?

Identity, sharing, and ownership often trip up OSs as they move from one kind of environment to another. Easrly attempts at Android cordless phones found this out the hard way.
Every so often, some enterprising computer company will claim they’ve finally fixed the TV. They’ll talk about how they’ve turned a dumb terminal into a smart computing platform that extends...
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By now, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, Microsoft, etc. could have solved their NSA problem

They could have provided open source client software to enable end to end encryption of messages, and web-of-trust support built in to their social networks.
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Telirati Blog #9 The Most Interesting Bug in Android
This might not be the single most interesting bug in all of Android, but out of the ones I have encountered or heard of, it definitely caught my attention.

Combating fragmentation with a single code base
A key set of features of Android is good forward and ...
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Telirati Blog #10 To Change the Terms of the Privacy Debate Protect All Bits
The trust problem US technology and Internet services companies have a deep trust problem. They are accused of collaborating with the NSA and, on top of collaboration, being exploited by the NSA. The NSA, in turn, is seen as operating without boundaries, tu...
The trust problem US technology and Internet services companies have a deep trust problem. They are accused of collaborating with the NSA and, on top of collaboration, being exploited by the NSA. The NSA, in turn, is seen as...
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Least untruthful blog on the Internet claims  "No we didn't exploit Heartbleed." #heartbleed #nsa #dni (pronounced "deny")
Statement on Bloomberg News story that NSA knew about the “Heartbleed bug” flaw and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence April 11, 2014 NSA was not aware of the recently identified vulnerability in OpenSSL, the so-called Heartbleed vulnerability, until it was made public in a private sector cybersecurity report. Reports that say otherwise are wrong. Reports that NSA or any other part of the government were aware of the so-ca...
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More checking for evil apps

Now you can check your sideloaded apps for evil intent (no pun intended... oh that's going meta now)
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Channel the sounds and stories of #Marseille by choosing your own path through its back streets with Promenade Nocturne→ http://g.co/nightwalk
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David Byrne (yes, that David Byrne) on how to rebuild trust by protecting privacy

The NSA has done much to destroy trust: in our system of government, in American technology companies, even in some of the protocols and cryptography software we use.

Nor can we count on restraint, or laws, to rebuild trust. And we also face threats to privacy and security from criminal and foreign national spy services.

To move forward and keep an Internet we can use in confidence, we need to make it much more secure and private than it is today.
David Byrne: To realize what we've given away, imagine going totally offline. Better yet, believe in what a truly secure online life might look like
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