Source: The Verge - All Posts
Article note: That is both neat... and some _extreme_ futuristic dystopia shit.
"Look at this Internet of Shit, Megacorp-managed Drone that I've welcomed to my home."
Also, I suddenly need to get out my micro drone and put its guards on to see what my flying-insect obsessed kitten does to it.
Ring latest home security camera is taking flight — literally. The new Always Home Cam is an autonomous drone that can fly around inside your home to give you a perspective of any room you want when you’re not home. Once it’s done flying, the Always Home Cam returns to its dock to charge its battery. It is expected to cost $249.99 when it starts shipping next year.
Jamie Siminoff, Ring’s founder and “chief inventor,” says the idea behind the Always Home Cam is to provide multiple viewpoints throughout the home without requiring the use of multiple cameras. In an interview ahead of the announcement, he said the company has spent the past two years on focused development of the device, and that it is an “obvious product that is very hard...
Source: Hacker News
Article note: Hey look, that lesson we supposedly learned in the 80s about obscenely, incomprehensibly complicated architectures being a bad idea is back for it's regular visit.
The plethora of vector extensions in x86 interact in implementation-dependent non-local ways with massive performance implications.Comments
Article note: That's actually pretty cool that they seem to be acknowledging the need/desire/case for non-SaaS, runs-offline software, unlike some other rent-seeking attractive nuisances (Lookin' at you Adobe and Autodesk).
In a blog post announcing the next version of its Exchange Server, Microsoft has slipped in a single line that’s bound to make those who hate paying subscription fees for Office apps happy. “Microsoft Office will also see a new perpetual release for...
Source: Hacker News
Article note: Article is a very short micro-benchmark. Comments are a pretty neat discussion about architecture support for integer overflow and their relative merits.Comments