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  New Linux kernel fixes power-saving issues


Greg Kroah-Hartman has released long-term kernel 3.0.20 and stable kernel 3.2.5. Both contain just a single bug fix that allows PCIe power-saving technology ASPM (Active State Power Management) to be used on systems with a BIOS that activates ASPM on some components, but states in the FADT (Fixed ACPI Description Table) consulted by Linux that ASPM is not supported. According to Matthew Garrett, who developed the patch, the change can reduce the power consumption of a Thinkpad X220 by 5&nbs...

   Linux kernel,Power saving,Fix     2012-02-08 10:10:36


  6 amazing HTML5 animation effects


HTML5 is rapidly developed in WEB world, it puts all kinds of pressure to browser development, but at the same time it also brings us lots of unexpected page effects. If we can use some HTML5 elements on our web apps,  we may get different user experience. However, for HTML5, there are lots of places need to improved. The following HTML5 animation effects are very attractive. 1. HTML5 mouseover image effect This HTML5 animation effect can be used in photo gallery, users can preview the...

   HTML5,Animation     2012-11-20 10:32:52


  Stanford Computer Science '10-'11 Salary Survey Results


CS/EE UndergradsData: I received 140 responses which described 360 job offers. 95% of the job offers were primarily located in the Bay Area, 5% were from the Midwest and East Coast. 10% of the job offers were from start-ups.Salary offers ranged from $64,400 to $100,000. The average salary offer was $79,914. The median salary offer was $ 82,200.About 70% of students were offered stock options. About 80% of students were offered signing bonuses. And about 60% were offered relocation assistan...

   Stanford,Computer science,Salary,Survey     2011-12-25 00:54:41


  Galaxy S III will be released today at London


At 19:00 May 3 (London time), Samsung will release its next-generation flagship mobile phone products GALAXY, SIII in London, England. This latest Samsung mobile phone will have a quad-core processor, with blue and white two colors and screen size of more than 4.65 inch (there is news that the size will be up to 4.8 inch).Europe's largest mobile phone retailer CarphoneWarehouse confirms the new Galaxy phone does have blue and two different colors.Quad-Core CPUCeramic casingPhone screen p...

   Samsung,S III,release,London     2012-05-03 05:44:16


  Google to build Google Babble to unify all its chat tools


--Note : Image is from www.36kr.com If Google Talk / Hangout / Voice / Messenger are put  together, what will you find?They are all chat tools launched by Google, but with careful comparison, you will find that the difference between them is not very big. The useful tools are Google Talk and Google+, but both of them needs to be improve their user experience.According to Geek.com, Google is planning to launch a chat application Google Babble which will integrate all its chat tools and serv...

   Google Babble,Chat tool     2013-03-19 13:02:47


  Facebook open sources its C++ library named Folly


Recently, Facebook open sourced its low level C++ function library for its internal use named Folly. Folly is an open sourced C++11 component library, it provides functions similar to what boost and std libraries provide, including string, vector and memory allocation, bit operation etc, to fulfill large scale high performance requirements.Currently Folly is tested with gcc4.6 on some 64 bit systems such as Fedora 17, Ubuntu 12.04 and Debian wheezy, it may also be OK on other 64 bit platforms wi...

   Facebook,Folly,C++,open source     2012-06-05 08:31:12


  Yahoo to change name to Altaba and becomes Alibaba's father


Yahoo, one of the most successful Internet giants in later 1990s, is now becoming a company living with selling assets(offices, domain names) and holding the stocks from Alibaba. Its core business which it was proud of has been sold to Verison with $4.8 billion as disclosed in some document submitted to SEC. Now it's starting the process of changing its name to Altaba. After the acquisition, the current Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will resign from the board. But the company will still keep some val...

   YAHOO,FATHER,ALIBABA,ALTABA,CHINA,NEWS     2017-01-15 04:07:24


  Microsoft is to promote 80-inch Win8 Tablet PC


Microsoft VP Frank Shaw told Wired that Microsoft is going to offer 80-Inch Windows 8 Tablets PC. He said that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has one such tablet PC, “Steve Ballmer has an 80-inch Windows 8 tablet in his office. He’s got rid of his phone, he’s got rid of his note paper. It’s touch-enabled and it’s hung on his wall.”He mentioned the display screen of the 80-inch Windows 8 tablet PC will not be made by Sharp. Earlier this year, at the CES in Las Vegas, Sharp showed an 80-i...

   tablet pc,Window 8,80-inch,Microsoft     2012-05-28 06:05:33


  Samsung will build its own mobile browser


According to the Korean IT News, Samsung is developing its own brand mobile browser based on WebKit, make its the default browser for future Gaxlaxy products.Samsung has posted recruitment advertisements for recruiting Webkit developers in its Advanced Software Platform Lab located in the Silicon Valley. Webkit is an open-source browser engine, Apple's Safari and Google's Chrome are based on this open source engine.For many users, the phone's built-in default browser is still the most used, so S...

   Samsung,Browser,Webkit     2012-09-24 22:32:00


  What can .htaccess file do?


A .htaccess file is a directory-level configuration file supported by several web servers, that allows for decentralized management of web server configuration. What can a .htaccess file do? We summarized some of them here.  Hope it may help you. 1. Timezone settingSometimes when you use date() or mktime() functions in PHP, , it may display some weird information because of the timezone difference. For example, one possible warning is :Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the syste...

   .htaccess,setting,tip     2012-06-15 06:39:39