Posts Tagged ‘TAME’
Uh-oh. Looks like T-Mobile’s Full Monty subscribers in the UK will be getting much less than they’d originally bargained for. T-Mo’s British support unit recently confirmed that the carrier has capped speeds on its “all-in” unlimited plan at a rather dismal 1Mb/s — in other words, this Full Monty act doesn’t really go all the way. Perhaps T-Mobile representatives were too caught up in the moment at the launch event and merely forgot to reveal this little tidbit? Our Magic 8-Ball says, “Don’t count on it.” You’ll find the confirmation tweet immortalized after the break.
Mono for Android framework lets C# developers tame the Droid
Novell is officially launching Mono for Android 1.0, a framework that will allow third-party developers to build native Android applications in C#. It complements the company’s existing MonoTouch offering, which supports C# development for Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. The Mono project is an open source implementation of Microsoft’s .NET framework and language compilers. Due to its …
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Novell’s Mono tools let devs create .NET apps for Android devices
If app developers have a pattern of going after the iPhone first and Android second , well, the same is apparently true of the folks who write software for the code monkeys. Novell just announced Mono for Android, the first set of tools that lets devs write .NET and C# apps for Android phones and tablets. Novell already lets developers do the same for Linux, iOS, and Mac OS X and, as always …
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LinkedIn for Android Launches for Mobile Workers
LinkedIn for Android 1.0 is available now in Google’s Android Market to help users view and manage LinkedIn connections, access updates from a professional network, and respond to invitations.
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This is rather a creepy line of research. The tobacco mosaic virus, which normally preys on tobacco crops, has been modified in such a way that it is essentially being used as a tiny helper, and millions of them can line up and bind themselves to the walls of battery cells, increasing the surface area and consequently the potential charge.
The ethical issues are strange here, because after all viruses are barely classified as alive by our definition of the word. They’re self-propagating organic molecules, to be sure, but that’s where the similarities end. Still, breeding billions upon billions of these things to go and destroy themselves by binding their rods to the battery walls seems somehow evil.
Maybe I’m just being sentimental. And of course it’s nothing compared with the liberties viruses take with our bodies.
At any rate, ethics considerations aside, the viruses attach themselves securely to the battery cell, and there they stay while the experimenters coat them in a conductive material. Essentially, the battery (Li-ion in this case) would be half metal ion, half molds of virus skeletons. Kind of creepy, don’t you think? I mean, self-assembly is cool, but the level of “intelligence” required to effect it makes you think.
More on the research can be found at the University of Maryland’s news section.
Nokia N900: A beast, but not very easy to tame
N900, Nokia’s latest N-series offering, aims to redeem the premium line-up of the Finnish giant. It is basically an internet tablet with smartphone capabilities, and a successor to the N810.