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Shazam had a ton of crap included...
I probably would have banned Microsoft's HockeyApp on principle.
A “beta testing and management service deployed through Azure” is named HockeyApp? That’s not suspicious...
Damn. Those are cool. I'm nearly positive they are in violation of the USB 3.1 spec, but I'll be grabbing a couple anyway.
 Here it is, courtesy of some wonk:
This adapter does NOT comply with the USB Type-C specification version 1.1 section 2.2 of the specification which states the following :
"USB Type-C receptacle to USB legacy adapters are explicitly not defined or allowed. Such adapters would allow many invalid and potentially unsafe cable connections to be contructed by users."
This is because if you combine this adapter with a USB Type-A to Type-C cable, you may create a dangerous condition where two power supplies may be connected together opposing each other using the combined cable.
Furthermore, this adapter violates Section 2.3.1 :
"Power is not applied to the USB Type-C host or hub receptacle (VBUS or VCONN) until the DFP detects the presence of an attached device (UFP) port."
In my testing, even when no UFP device is attached, this receptacle port's VBUS line is powered on at 5V. It should only be at 5V when a UFP device is present.
This adapter and port violates Section 126.96.36.199.1 - Please see figure 4-5. A correct DFP receptacle must use two distinct Rp resistors. According to my testing, the CHENYANG adapter leaves the CC lines completely floating, with no Rp at all on either CC pin.
This means that the Chromebook Pixel 2015 does not detect a charger device at all, as it depends on the presence of Rp to start charging.
Finally, this adapter also claims to support USB 3.1 SuperSpeed, but because it is only a passive adapter, there is no way to support both orientations of a potential USB device as that requires a mux on the receptacle end. Indeed, when I tried it, it would only ever enumerate a USB-C thumbdrive as high speed (usb 2.0).
Long story short : This adapter is a type forbidden by the USB Type-C specification, and should NOT exist. It gets my lowest rating of 1-star because there is no simple thing that the manufacturer can do to make this adapter correct.
Nice to see all the Bike Share points, but we still can't get directions with bicycle as the mode of transit. Walking directions send users the wrong way down one-way streets, driving directions point bicyclists to freeways.
It's a pity; Google Maps has the data, but doesn't have first-class integration with Apple Watch + AirPods. Nothing’s quite perfect.
I know a guy who's working on a vertical/indoor farming startup. He's built a platform where the plants all have QR codes under them; workers can walk around the aisles and see at a glance which plants require water, have a fungus, are ready for harvest, etc.
Warehouse workers being given directions or orders amidst hundreds of thousands of crates. I once had a job working at UPS, loading boxes into trucks for cross-country transit. I had to check the zip codes of 60-100 boxes per minute to make sure I wasn't sending a California box to Texas. I could never keep the lists of zips correct, eventually washed out. Google Glasses would have been a godsend.
There was good story about their use in surgery and medical settings.
Google Glass is a great product. It's just not a great consumer product.
My father had a copy of Windows 1.1 in the basement, I installed it on a lark as a kid. Wish I still had that, could probably make a few bucks on eBay.
MS-DOS offerings back in those days really weren’t bad at all… take the time to learn WordPerfect’s many layers of function keys and you'd arguably be a more productive writer than someone on a modern word processor. The spreadsheets were great too; having little to no UI to work on left developers to focus on raw performance and functionality.
Windows 1.1 offered none of that. It didn't offer the power of Wordperfect or Lotus 1-2-3, and it didn't offer the intuitiveness of the Macintosh. I do not believe that it was ever used in a corporate environment for more than a few days before being uninstalled. Nothing more than a technology demo.
fruitstandninja said:Nice article with good explanations. If I have an old MacBook that Apple can’t service anymore do you have a recommendation where to get a legit and safe battery? 2011 15” MBP. Thanks!
My all-time favorite anecdote about the iPhone was regarding Blackberry's disbelief that the original iPhone could do everything promised and last longer than about an hour. “They were expecting a computer with a battery attached to it; they opened one, and found a battery with a computer attached to it."