A quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team
Intel doubles capacity, drops price in refresh of popular SSD line >> Computerworld
"The new 2.5-in. Intel Solid-State Drive 320 Series offers models that more than triple capacity over the X25-M and reduces prices by up to 30%, or $100, on some models. While aimed at the laptop and desktop market, the consumer SSD has also been Intel's most popular model for servers in data centers." Yup, they're coming to your laptop, and then your desktop. Just wait.
It Wasn't Just Verizon – The HTC Incredible S' Bootloader And Recovery Are Signed As Well >> Android Police
"Conspiracy theorists would have you believe that the ThunderBolt's signed (and locked) bootloader was all Verizon's doing, but it appears that isn't quite the case – the Incredible S, one of HTC's unlocked GSM phones, is shipping with a similar failsafe system. That basically means no custom ROMs for you (at least until a viable workaround is discovered)." Unexplained: why it would be a bad thing to have your recovery bootloader using a signed key.
Predicting iPhone sales for dummies >> asymco
Horace Dediu, who used to work as an internal competitive analyst for Nokia, gives you the numbers as he sees them for the iPhone 4. His estimate: this model will sell a total of 60-65m in its (15-month) time on sale. Scary. The graphs accompanying the piece are gobsmacking too.
Countdown to MIX11: Joe Belfiore Talks Phone >> Microsoft Channel 9
Joe Belfiore, in charge of Windows Phone, says sorry for calling updates to Windows Phone 7 "complete" and acknowledges user frustration. WP7 users, are you updated yet?
The editorial search engine >> Jonathan Stray
"Meanwhile, for several years Google's public language has been slowly shifting from 'our search results are objective' to 'our search results represent our opinion.' The transition seems to have been completed a few weeks ago, when Matt Cutts spoke to Wired about Googleâ€™s new page ranking algorithm. He said: "In some sense when people come to Google, that's exactly what they're asking for – our editorial judgment. They're expressed via algorithms. When someone comes to Google, the only way to be neutral is either to randomize the links or to do it alphabetically." "There it is, from the mouth of the bot. 'Our editorial judgment' is 'expressed via algorithms.' Google is saying that they have and employ editorial judgement, and that they write algorithms to embody it. "
Barnes & Noble already takes delivery of 3 million Nook Color e-book readers, say sources >>Digitimes
"Barnes & Noble has taken delivery of close to 3m Nook Color e-book readers from its production partner, according to an estimate by sources from the Nook Color supply chain. "With a clear differentiation to Apple's iPads in display size, targeted market and pricing, the Nook Color, priced at US$249, has actually taken up over 50% of the iPad-like market in the North America market, indicated the sources. "Sales of the Nook Color topped 1m units in the North America in the fourth quarter of 2010 and reached 600,000-700,000 units a month during the January-February period of 2011, the sources noted." We're not sure what the "iPad-like" market is exactly, as the Nook is an e-reader. (Note: page will expire to non-subscribers within a day or two.)
15 more sites that forbid you from linking to them >> Malcolm Coles
Just baffling. This from the
National Union of Students: 'You will not create and publish a hypertext link to any part of the Website' Er, actually, we will.
Update 30/03: NUS has updated its Ts & Cs to "You will not attempt any unauthorised access to any part or component of the website or create and publish a hypertext link to these unauthorised components." So there.
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