Monday, October 29, 2012

Windows Phone 8 released

Windows Phone 8 review -- Engadget

Microsoft dishes more Windows Phone 8 goods
At Microsoft's official Windows Phone 8 launch, Redmond reveals even more features in its rebooted mobile OS.

Apple executive shakeup

Apple executive shakeup: Scott Forstall and John Browett are leaving the company -- Engadget:

A consequence of subpar Maps app on iPhone, and likely personality clashes..

Editorial: Apple vs. everyone

SuperStorm Sandy

Hurricane Sandy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Clouds like this are not fun at all...

This used to be a boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ, where the Hurricane hit the shore

Flooding from Hurricane Sandy in Ocean City, New Jersey - @kenshane

NASA satellite captures stunning image of Hurricane Sandy ahead of US landfall

Many photos @

Nuclear plant shuts down unit as storm hits coast

Google Nexus 4: from $299, 1.5 GHz qc, 8Mpx, 2MB RAM, 8 GB, 4.7"

Google Nexus 4 hands-on (video) -- Engadget

"Nexus 4 is built around Qualcomm's snappy 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdradon S4 Pro SoC with Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM. Storage comes in 8GB and 16GB flavors with no microSD expansion. It features the same lovely 4.7-inch 1280x768-pixel IPS panel but sheds LTE support in for an unlocked pentaband DC-HSPA+ (42Mbps) radio and wireless charging. On the camera front the Nexus G inherits LG's eight-megapixel BSI sensor and f/2.4 autofocus lens.

You'll be able to purchase a Nexus 4 unlocked in the Play Store starting November 13th for $299 (8GB version) or $349 (16GB model). Take a look at our gallery below and stay tuned for our hands-on video and first impressions."

Google Nexus 10: $399, 2,560 x 1,600, 300 ppi display

Google's Nexus 10: 2,560 x 1,600, 300 ppi display and Android 4.2, shipping November 13th $399 -- Engadget

"Google has announced the Nexus 10, a Samsung-made 10.05-inch tablet that appears to share a lot of DNA with the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Android chief Andy Rubin revealed that the device will be packing a 2,560 x 1,600 display, promising a pixel density of 300 ppi. Google has also indicated that the Nexus 10 will crank out nine hours of continuous video playback and 500 hours of standby on its 9,000mAh lithium polymer battery."

JSIL - .NET to JavaScript compiler

JSIL - .NET to JavaScript compiler:

JSIL is a compiler that transforms .NET applications and libraries from their native executable format - CIL bytecode - into standards-compliant, cross-browser JavaScript. You can take this JavaScript and run it in a web browser or any other modern JavaScript runtime. Unlike other cross-compiler tools targeting JavaScript, JSIL produces readable, easy-to-debug JavaScript that resembles the code a developer might write by hand, while still maintaining the behavior and structure of the original .NET code.