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  Amazon unveils 8.9" Kindle Fire HD


Amazon today unveiled 7 products of Kindle family, including the $69 new Kindle; Kindle Paperwhite WiFi/3G, priced at $119 / $179; 7-inch Kindle Fire regular edition/HD version, $159/$ 199; 8.9inch Kindle Fire HD with WiFi/4G Edition at $299 /$499. However, the Amazon phone did not show up. The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD is today's highlight, because it looks real similar to iPad. Kindle Fire HD has the following features: 1920 x 1200 resolution, 254PPI Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 proce...

   Amazon,Kindle Fire HD,tablet     2012-09-06 19:12:05


  Nokia fires the Qt team


Recently, Nokia announced that they would lay off around 10000 employees, 700 of them are developers. Among these 700 developers, 100 are the core developers of the open source project Qt.Nokia is the main sponsor of the open source project Qt. According to Mirko Boehm, the core Qt team has around 100 people, this means that Nokia fires the whole Qt team.He criticized Nokia's decision, he thought that a responsible CEO should persuade the team to move to other platforms.Qt team is experienced, t...

   Nokia,Fire,Qt     2012-06-26 06:57:06


  How to fire an employee who is not good enough?


It's always a tough decision to make to fire an employee. No matter he/she performs how bad, it's hard for the boss to say one person is fired. How to fire an employee who is not good enough? On Quora, there is one such question asked and we think one answer is very attractive and useful. The answer is given by Michael O. Church who is a New York functional programmer. The best employees are multipliers who make others more productive, and next are the adders (workhorses). Subtracters are the g...

   Fire,Career,Talent     2012-09-13 20:04:34


  What are your list of must know programming proverbs?


It is in fact a good list of proverbs and here are some of the frequently seen programming proverbs. Keep It Simple Stupid Don’t Repeat Yourself A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it – Einstein Silence is construed as approval  ( Picked from Kevin blog ) There is no smoke without fire Think first, Program later Never assume the computer assumes anything Don't trust anything from the user input Do you have any favorite of the programming proverbs? ...

   PROGRAMMING,TIPS     2011-07-01 07:00:56


  JavaScript tutorial - Creating time delays


There are two ways of creating time delays with JavaScript. The first is more simple and will simply wait for a specified amount of time before executing a function. The second does the same but will repeatedly execute the function. Note, many browsers have a minimum delay length of between 25 and 75 ms, with some of the fastest browsers having a minimum delay of about 3 ms. If a shorter delay is specified, the actual delay will be the minimum delay length. Even with higher numbers, the delay i...

   JavaScript,Time delay,setTimeout,setInterval     2012-04-13 07:17:46


  5 Signs of a Great User Experience


If you've used the mobile social network Path recently, it's likely that you enjoyed the experience. Path has a sophisticated design, yet it's easy to use. It sports an attractive red color scheme and the navigation is smooth as silk. It's a social app and finding friends is easy thanks to Path's suggestions and its connection to Facebook. In short, Path has a great user experience. That isn't the deciding factor on whether a tech product takes off. Ultimately it comes down to how many ...

   Usef interface,Standard,Good UI,Criteria     2012-01-30 05:51:35


  Pay Your Programmers $200/hour


If you are hiring programmers, you should pay them $200/hr. This breaks through otherwise impenetrable psychological barriers, helps solve the agency problem, and ensures you are only hiring programmers when you really need them. Expectations $200/hr is an open declaration of your expectations. It states that you are expecting to hire both a professional and an expert in the field. As a programmer, I treat contracts that pay me $200/hr differently from jobs/contracts that pay me $65/hr eq...

   Salary,Programmer,Responsibility,Urgency,Value     2011-12-31 15:34:57


  3 reasons why Alibaba invests on Sina Weibo


Last night, Alibaba announced acquisition of 18% shares of Sina Weibo with $586 million, according to sources close to the deal, after the completion of this deal, Alibaba will become the second largest shareholder of Sina Weibo and may become the largest shareholder in the future.This deal was supposed to be completed before Chinese Spring Festival, but because Alibaba and Sina had a heated argument about the share holding of Sina Weibo which resulted in substantial delay in the time to complet...

   Alibaba,Sina Weibo     2013-04-29 20:30:05


  Say good bye to netbook


Asus and Acer are the last two manufacturers of netbooks, but these two companies announced that they would not manufacture netbooks starting from January 1, 2013. Prior to them, Samsung, Hewlett-Packard and Dell stopped production of the netbooks. This means that the life cycle of netbook officially ended.Back to 2009, the U.S. market research firm ABI Research was very optimistic about netbook's future, they said netbook would open a new era for PC market and predicted netbook shipments would ...

   Netbook,Tablet PC, Comparison     2013-01-02 11:53:33


  A Solution to CPU-intensive Tasks in IO Loops


Back in October 2011, Ted Dziuba infamously said that Node.js is Cancer.  A provocative title to a provocative article.  The only thing it didn’t really provoke in the commentary was much thought ;)  Zing. My interpretation of the article is that Ted holds up the classic blocking-IO process-per-request (or  thread per request; same difference) model as superior.  Yet we all remember where the blocking-IO forking model got Apache in the early days.  So I...

   CPU,Intensive IO loops,Solution,C++     2012-02-06 07:42:40