Images of Google Pixel Slate leak, show a Chrome OS tablet with a detachable keyboard, stylus, stereo speakers, and a USB-C port (Asif Iqbal Shaik/MySmartPrice)

October 6, 2018

Asif Iqbal Shaik / MySmartPrice: Images of Google Pixel Slate leak, show a Chrome OS tablet with a detachable keyboard, stylus, stereo speakers, and a USB-C port  —  The Google Pixel Slate will run Chrome OS and will be unveiled during the company’s October 09 launch event.  The tablet will feature a capacitive stylus … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Elon Musk Tweets About Tesla Sales, the SEC, and a Special Offer From SpaceX

Tesla’s model 3 is now one of the five top-selling sedans in America (while sales of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class are down 28 percent through September), Bloomberg reports. Elon Musk tweeted out a link to their article on Thursday — but it was his other tweet, a satirical criticism of the SEC, that made headlines. MarketWatch reports: Tesla shares ended 7% lower on Friday as Wall Street reacted to Musk’s tweet…

October 6, 2018
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Greg Kroah-Hartman: Outside Phone Vendors Aren’t Updating Their Linux Kernels

“Linux runs the world, right? So we want to make sure that things are secure,” says Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman. When asked in a new video interview which bug makes them most angry, he first replies “the whole Spectre/Meltdown problem. What made us so mad, in a way, is we were fixing a bug in somebody else’s layer!” One also interesting thing about the whole Spectre/Meltdown is the complexity…

October 6, 2018
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On the History of Watches

October 6, 2018

I recommend reading this in its native typography at On the History of Watches — The NOMOS Tangente Some friends just commented about a video on Twitter where a watch guy basically described why real watches are real watches, and technology-based watches like the Apple Watch don’t qualify. You should take a moment to watch the video. I agree with many of his points, and I’ve recently consumed a number…

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It’s Ham Vs.Ham As Radio Amateurs Are In Conflict At ARRL

Bruce Perens co-founded the Open Source Initiative with Eric Raymond — and he’s also Slashdot reader #3872. But this week he wrote in with some news from the world of amateur (or “ham”) radio: ARRL has been the USA’s representative organization for Amateur Radio for over a century. More recently, the organization has replaced transparency and democratic representation of its membership with confidentiality, policies to stifle dissent, and punishment of…

October 6, 2018
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‘Limit Theory’ Game Cancelled Six Years After Its Kickstarter Raised $187K

AmiMoJo quotes Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Sandbox space sim Limit Theory has been cancelled, six years after a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, because main developer Josh Parnell is simply exhausted from working on it for so long. He’s spent, he says: emotionally, mentally, physically, and financially. “Not in my darkest nightmares did I expect this day to ever come, but circumstances have reached a point that even my endless optimism…

October 6, 2018
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Hands-on with Google Pixel 3 XL, bought from a Hong Kong retailer three days before official announcement (Richard Lai/Engadget)

October 6, 2018

Richard Lai / Engadget: Hands-on with Google Pixel 3 XL, bought from a Hong Kong retailer three days before official announcement  —  Even though this is an unreleased product, everything seems to check out: The device feels solid and well-built, likewise with its box and accessories, which include a pair of USB-C earphones … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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