slashdot QSL : quantum spin liquid

21 12 2012

http://science.slashdot.org/story/12/12/20/2335226/mit-research-shows-new-magnetic-state-that-could-aid-quantum-computing

MIT Research Shows New Magnetic State That Could Aid Quantum Computing
Posted by samzenpus on Thursday December 20, @08:20PM

alphadogg writes"Researchers at MIT and other institutions have demonstrated a new type of magnetism, only the third kind ever found, and it may find its way into future communications, computing and data storage technologies. Working with a tiny crystal of a rare mineral that took 10 months to make, the researchers for the first time have demonstrated a magnetic state called a QSL (quantum spin liquid), according to MIT physics professor Young Lee. He is the lead author of a paper on their findings, which is set to be published in the journal Nature this week. Theorists had said QSLs might exist, but one had never been demonstrated before. ‘We think it’s pretty important,’ Lee said, adding that he would let his peers be the ultimate judges."





Facebook to buy Whatsapp?

3 12 2012

Read the whole article here:

http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/02/whats-up-with-whatsapp-facebook-might-want-to-buy-it-thats-what/





/. US Patent Office Invalidates Apple’s “Rubber Banding” Patent

24 10 2012

bhagwad writes"The patent that was the cause of so much grief to Samsung in the recently concluded trial with Apple has been tentatively invalidated by the USPTO. The challenge was filed anonymously, but it obviously could have been filed by any smartphone manufacturer. Will this have an effect on further proceedings in the case or perhaps more importantly on the inevitable appeal?"

http://apple.slashdot.org/story/12/10/23/1551229/us-patent-office-invalidates-apples-rubber-banding-patent





BB Line OTA

23 10 2012

Line v1.0.3
OS5 – http://goo.gl/MXvdN
OS6 – http://goo.gl/GpiMR
OS7+ – http://goo.gl/BRdPR





Don Reisinger : 10 Ways To Rescue RIM

27 09 2012

These are the things that RIM should do right now to save the ailing BlackBerry :

http://www.eweek.com/mobile/blackberry-survival-10-ways-to-rescue-rim-from-extinction/





Are you missing the old “under the hood” proxy settings in chrome?

9 08 2012

try this:chrome://chrome/settings/search#proxy





Why James Whittaker Left Google

14 03 2012

Quote:

The Google I was passionate about was a technology company that empowered its employees to innovate. The Google I left was an advertising company with a single corporate-mandated focus.

Social became state-owned, a corporate mandate called Google+.

Even worse was that innovation had to be social. Ideas that failed to put Google+ at the center of the universe were a distraction.

Officially, Google declared that “sharing is broken on the web” and nothing but the full force of our collective minds around Google+ could fix it.

Google Labs was shut down. App Engine fees were raised. APIs that had been free for years were deprecated or provided for a fee. As the trappings of entrepreneurship were dismantled, derisive talk of the “old Google” and its feeble attempts at competing with Facebook surfaced to justify a “new Google” that promised “more wood behind fewer arrows.”

The days of old Google hiring smart people and empowering them to invent the future was gone.

People were sharing all around us and seemed quite happy. A user exodus from Facebook never materialized. I couldn’t even get my own teenage daughter to look at Google+ twice, “social isn’t a product,” she told me after I gave her a demo, “social is people and the people are on Facebook.”

The old Google made a fortune on ads because they had good content. It was like TV used to be: make the best show and you get the most ad revenue from commercials. The new Google seems more focused on the commercials themselves.

The old Google was a great place to work. The new one? -1.

See the whole rant:
Why I Left Google
at MSDN.com