Fragmentation on the Windows Phone platform isn't as much of a problem as it is in Android because you're still talking about a relatively small number of handsets and software versions and, delays aside, most phones have gotten their software updates eventually. Still, the disconnect between Microsoft's early promises about phone updates and the eventual reality smacks of the same carrier meddling and general laziness that keeps many Android handsets so woefully out of date. Even Google's Android reference devices are subject to carrier delays—for instance, while the WiFi only version of the Motorola Xoom received Ice Cream Sandwich in January of 2012, the Verizon-branded Xoom didn't receive the update until June. … [Read more...] about What happened to the Android Update Alliance?
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Apple Event appYou can also download the Apple Events app from the App Store on your Apple TV, though it may already be installed on your set-top box if it's an older model. Just ensure you have at least the second-generation Apple TV running the latest software or TvOS update. You can also cast the stream from your iOS device to your Apple TV via Apple AirPlay. … [Read more...] about Apple iPhone 11 event: How you can still watch and what happened
K. biceae is a "cool fossil," said Daniel Ksepka, a curator at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, who was not involved in the research. "It's very old; it's almost as old as the oldest known penguins anywhere," Ksepka told Live Science. "That shows that [penguins] got big really quickly. And it all seems to have happened in New Zealand." [Photos of Flightless Birds: All 18 Penguin Species] … [Read more...] about Giant Penguin: This Ancient Bird Was As Tall As a Refrigerator
Insects during the Permian era (about 290 million to 250 million years ago) were huge compared with their counterparts today, boasting wingspans up to 30 inches (70 centimeters) across. The high levels of oxygen in the prehistoric atmosphere helped fuel their growth. … [Read more...] about Giant Insects Shrunk As Birds Entered Prehistoric Skies
Light travelOrdinarily, if one looked at the laser light in ths experiment hitting a blank screen, it would appear as a ring. Using a computer to superimpose the angular momentum measurement on the light signal creates distinct patterns that can be decoded. The researchers used this method to create a light pattern that resulted in the message "Hello World." … [Read more...] about Physicists Twist Light, Send ‘Hello World’ Message Between Islands