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McLaren needs Compaq laptops with bespoke CA cards to maintain the remaining F1s

jalopnik.com — This is a Compaq LTE 5280 laptop from the early 1990s, running a bespoke CA card. In 2016, McLaren Automotive—one of the most high-tech car and technology companies on the planet—still uses it and its DOS-based software to service the remaining hundred McLaren F1s out there, each valued at $10 million or more. read more

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Type Wars

cleancoder.com — My son, Justin, and I have begun a new video series on cleancoders.com investigating mobile apps using `swift`. Learning `swift` has been an interesting experience. The language is _very_ opinionated about type safety. Indeed, I don't remember using a language that was quite so assiduous about types. read more

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9/14/14: Sold 500 edu copies of Air Display 2. 4/25/16: All 500 refunded

twitter.com — Past participle of dive. Jazz pianist, dad, ex-Apple Portlandian, and CEO of @**Avatron**, home of Air Display, Air Stylus, Air Login, Air Sharing, Air Connect. read more

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The Burglar with His Very Own Mac Attack

thedailybeast.com — Cops nicknamed the burglar Roofman, because he often came in through the roof, but even more predictable were his targets: food franchises and big box stores. read more

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How likely do you think it is that the new MBPr will be a drastic improvement and released in June?

self.apple — Welcome to r/Apple, the community for Apple news, rumors, and discussions. If you have a tech question, please check out AppleHelp! read more

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LG's new fingerprint reader sits under a smartphone screen

theverge.com — Fingerprint readers are increasingly ubiquitous in smartphone design, so much so that the question is not whether to include one, but where to put it. Where some manufacturers have chosen to add readers into buttons on the front or raised sections on the back of their devices, LG Innotek has a new idea — put it under the phone's screen. The LG affiliate announced today that it had developed a new fingerprint sensor that it has slotted into a tiny 0.01-inch (0.03 milimeter) space cut into the underside of smartphone cover glass, allowing device designers to incorporate fingerprint readers without dedicated buttons, pads, or other exposed elements. read more

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Sunday Rant/Rage (May 01 2016) - Your weekly complaint thread!

self.Android — Content which benefits the community (news, rumors, and discussions) is valued over content which benefits only the individual (technical questions, help buying/selling, rants, self-promotion, etc.). read more

reddit

Is MacBook 2016 m3 enough for scientific usage?

self.apple — Welcome to r/Apple, the community for Apple news, rumors, and discussions. If you have a tech question, please check out AppleHelp! read more

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Some of the Best Battery Life on Android Today Comes on a Budget

xda-developers.com — In our recent review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon 650 variant, we noted some stellar battery performance. This was no ordinary 8hr-SOT battery life, this was legitimately 14+ hours of screen on time under working scenarios. read more

reddit

What does 'Mastered for iTunes' really mean?

self.apple — Welcome to r/Apple, the community for Apple news, rumors, and discussions. If you have a tech question, please check out AppleHelp! read more

reddit

Anyone switch from the 15' to 12' macbook?

self.apple — Welcome to r/Apple, the community for Apple news, rumors, and discussions. If you have a tech question, please check out AppleHelp! read more

reddit

Physical Versus Virtual Buttons -- it's More than Just Placement

xda-developers.com — Up until late 2011, hardware buttons were the widely-accepted norm for buttons on a handheld device, with Android’s hardware partners taking advantage of the free rein given to them, going on to flirt with a variety of functions, icons and positions in a somewhat-wayward manner. In November that year, Google took charge of the playing field with the launch of the Galaxy Nexus, the device that pioneered Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and with it, the first legitimate implementation of softkeys on Android. As has been the case with numerous such niches, Google taking a step caused most of the OEMs to fall in line over the years, and softkeys became prevalent on a wide number of device lineups. read more

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