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On notches, chins, and foreheads

Joshua Topolsky: The “notch” on the new iPhone X is not just strange, interesting, or even odd – it is bad. It is bad design, and as a result, bad for the user experience. The justification for the notch (the new Face ID tech, which lets you unlock the device just by looking at it) could have easily been accomplished ... Read More »

Anticipating Samsung’s AMOLED Mixed Reality Headset

Eloking quotes Windows Central: At an event in San Francisco, HoloLens inventor Alex Kipman outlined the future of Windows Mixed Reality, which Redmond seems to believe is the future of computing. Whether or not it is remains to be seen, but either way, there will be no shortage of Windows Mixed Reality headsets this holiday season, with perhaps the most ... Read More »

How To Install Microsoft Fonts In Ubuntu Linux

Arial, Times New Roman, Impact, and Verdana are some of the most used sources. They are so widely used in the fact that whenever you open a Word document from any computer, you expect to immediately find its presence. However, in its newly installed Ubuntu (and many other Linux distributions), it is found that there is absolutely no trace of ... Read More »

Can Cheap Android Tablets Bridge the Digital Divide?

It’s now possible to buy a 7-inch Android tablet for under $50 — for example, the Nook Tablet 7 or Amazon’s cheapest Fire tablet. “Since the Fire can now easily install regular Android apps, it has become useful out of all proportion to its price,” writes long-time Slashdot reader Robotech_Master, noting that for many applications tablets can replace a desktop ... Read More »

Tim O’Reilly: Don’t Fear AI, Fear Ourselves

Tim O’Reilly, publisher of geeky books, “seizes on this singular moment in history” for a futuristic new book of his own, according to this interview with Steven Levy. An anonymous reader writes: When it comes to artificial intelligence, O’Reilly sees a reason for optimism in the fact that we’re already discussing biased algorithms. (“We had plenty of bias before but ... Read More »