“Apple’s ability to control the entire information chain, down to the point of limiting leaks, appears to be gradually slipping as it grows as a company.
Case in point are the numerous hardware and performance leaks surrounding the newly launched iPhone 4S. Little did we know that several weeks ago we were staring at photos of the 4S’ PCB, and more recently we’ve seen the first performance results from Apple’s first A5 based smartphone thanks to a few eager users around the web.
We’ve compiled these results here from various sources (all linked below) and compared them to our existing database of tests.”
“This ain’t no fixie with a minty fresh paint job, this is the Faraday.
Built for the Oregon Manifest design competition, ideas factory Ideo teamed up with bike builders Rock Lobster Cycles to produce this retro-technotastic electric bike.
Everything futuristic has been hidden inside the frame: those parallel top tubes hold a series of lithium-ion batteries which juice up the front-hub motor — all controlled from the green box tucked beneath the seat cluster.
Those two prongs up front serve as built-in headlights and the base of a modular racking system, letting you swap out various carrying mechanisms like a trunk or child seat with the pop of a bolt.”
This is the 1,000th post on Mostly Tech – and what you see above is the least of the different kinds of thanks I have to dole out (sorry for the languages I missed) given the amazing diversity of my e-mail subscriber readership only, spanning around 16 different countries! It feels like a microcosm of the whole world!
Started on 9th August 2009, with the universal and humble “Hello, world” post, Mostly Tech have come a long way in the last couple of years in terms of it’s content and appearance. When I started, I never even imagined that someday I will post my 1,000th one – but here I am!
Unlike most blogs – the unique “personality” of Mostly Tech is devoid of a real “person” – the blogger. That’s because I do not consider my identity as important here – I don’t even write anything original in my posts apart from the titles. But if you had been a regular reader, you would already have formed the impression of a personality based on the topics of my posts. That is me!
Mostly Tech is a mirror through which you can see a reflection of me, my interests, my high regard for science and technology, my amazement at all the ongoing researches and innovations, my occasional brush with humor, my desire to share what I like and my insatiable curiosity to know more, and more, and more…
That sharing part is a hard job though (takes at least 4 hours per day on an average) – but your interest in it makes it worthwhile! Thanks for your continued patronage – hope you will continue your visits here.
Lastly and most importantly, I would like to extend my thanks to WordPress for this rent-free prime real estate along the information highway, without which Mostly Tech could never have existed.
But Dart is more easily organized into smaller methods and objects than in scripting languages, so as to avoid monstrous monolithic blocks of code that are difficult to maintain. It’s also designed to be more self-documenting (in the tradition of Python).
On Google’s Chromium and Code blogs, Google Dart team software engineer Lars Bak wrote,“Generally, the contracts with other parts of an application are conveyed in comments rather than in the language structure itself. As a result, it’s difficult for someone other than the author to read and maintain a particular piece of code.””
Care to guess how this truck is moving at all without a front wheel?
“Here’s a fascinating video in which Italian photographer Ruben Salvadori demonstrates how dishonest many conflict photographs are.
Salvadori spent a significant amount of time in East Jerusalem, studying the role photojournalists play in what the world sees.”