Google has taken itself down a very promising road with its new Pixel phone line, offering a level of polish and power that makes it very competitive with the market’s top phones.
I admit that I was a bit underwhelmed by the Pixel’s first appearance, which came at a Google launch event earlier this month. Google’s Nexus line of phones had always appealed well to the niche Android superfan audience, and on paper it did not seem that the $750 Pixel would really offer that much more.
Yet my mind changed after the company sent me a Pixel XL to review. Both this 5.5-inch phone and its smaller sibling run pure Android and feature Google's voice-controlled Assistant. The Pixel XL proved to be an elegant, capable and — best of all — useful phone.
It is evident that Samsung has been having a hard time to gain back customers’ trust after the Note 7 disaster. However, not everything’s going wrong for the South Korean Electronics giant. The company’s Tizen Based Quantum DOT SUHD (2016) TV was named as the “2016 TV of the year” by some of the top IT magazines in the UK. Samsung’s Quantum DOT SUHD TVs bagged 5 out 5 points from “WHAT HI-FI” internet tech magazine which also obviously had to be the top score.
As the Internet of Things gets more popular new questions arise: which protocol will become the open standard for supporting IoT networks across a huge array of devices around the world? Today we start hearing some answers from Russia.
Igor Shchyogolev, former Minister of Telecommunications between 2008 and 2012, is thinking about a service that involves both an Internet card and a City card for citizen to use the Internet, hence named “Internet + City card” or just “Internet + City”. Long story short, Russia is contemplating the hypothesis of domestic regulation, rather than an intergovernmental agreement between major countries involved. Testament to this intent are Russian focus towards cryptographic protection and the plan of the country to substain such autarchics drives with national production of chips and direct control of both analog and digital TV frequencies.
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The Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board election
The Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory Board provides the development community (primarily the kernel development community) with a voice in the Foundation's decision-making process. Among other things, the TAB chair holds a seat on the Foundation's board of directors. The next TAB election will be held on November 2 at the Kernel Summit in Santa Fe, NM; five TAB members (½ of the total) will be selected there. The nomination process is open until voting begins; anybody interested in serving on the TAB is encouraged to throw their hat into the ring.