Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Acer Chromebook 13 review - Page 2 - CNET
"In the wake of the Galaxy Note 4 release, Samsung has been forced to respond to complaints from a number of early adopters who have reported issues with the handset’s build quality.
Although a UK Note 4 release date is not set to be held until October 10, the 5.7-inch smartphone touched down in Samsung’s native Korea last Friday, September 26.
The big launch doesn’t seem to have gone quite as smoothly as Samsung would have hoped, however. According to Korean media, Note 4 owners are already complaining about the shoddy piecing together of the high-end phones.
According to a number of separate adopters, the Note 4 suffers from sizeable spacing between the phone’s screen and its new metal-framed body.
The issue is severe enough for pieces of paper and business cards to be easily slotted within the gap"
Five surprises switching from iOS to Android and back again
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
"Another reason why privacy is important, as Greenwald and many others, including the philosopher Hannah Arendt, have argued, is that privacy is crucial to personal exploration, creativity, dissent — those interests and thoughts that reflect the complexity of human beings and their ability to flourish and lead meaningful lives. But as we also know, creativity and dissent can be disruptive to the smooth functioning of society — making the lives of bureaucrats and autocratic politicians much harder because their authority would be constantly challenged. As Professor Roger Berkowitz, Director of Bard College’s Hannah Arendt Center, suggests in an excellent post on the importance of privacy for Hannah Arendt,
Such independent thinking is dangerous, or at least disturbing to the demands for conformity and correctness of public society. The real reason privacy is in decline today is because the very fruits of a rich private life — uniqueness, difference, and plurality — are scorned by the insistence on uniformity of opinion and behavior in good society. What suffers in the poverty of a meaningful private sphere is politics."