OS X 10.10 name may have been revealed by WWDC banner

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<a href="http://www.gearlive.com/news/tag/apple">Apple</a>&#39;s <a href="http://www.gearlive.com/news/tag/wwdc+2014">WWDC 2014</a> kicks off this Monday morning, and the company is hard at work getting the Moscone Center dolled up prior to showtime. One of the posters that is going up is the one for OS X 10.10, and it may have revealed the name of the next major Apple desktop operating system.

The banner, pictured above (credit to <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/30/5756010/Apple-gets-ready-for-WWDC-2014">The Verge</a>,) shows the El Capitan granite monolith in Yosemite. Apple has filed for the rights to the named OS X El Cap, OS X El Capitan, and OS X Yosemite. Of course, there&#39;s no way to know which name Apple will be going with until they make the announcement on Monday, but the banner certainly does narrow things down quite a bit, doesn&#39;t it?

Stay tuned for full WWDC 2014 coverage this Monday.

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OS X 10.10 name may have been revealed by WWDC banner originally appeared on Gear Live on Fri, May 30, 2014 – 3:19:07

Beats Solo2 headphones: Redesigned for better sound and comfort

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Hot on the heels of the announcement that <a href="http://www.gearlive.com/news/article/apple-purchases-beats-electronics-3-billion-q214/">Apple is buying Beats</a>, the company has announced the brand new Beats Solo2 on-ear headphones, the latest in the <a href="http://www.gearlive.com/news/tag/beats+by+dr.+dre">Beats by Dr. Dre</a> line. Touting a newly-refreshed physical design alongside improved sound quality, Beats Electronics says that the new Solo2 model will offer &ldquo;a wider range of sound and enhanced clarity.&rdquo; It&#39;s a good thing, too, as many have complained about the Beats by Dr. Dre line having bass-heavy sound that loses the highs and mids.

If wearing previous models of Beats headphones was something you found to be a chore, you should know that the Beats Solo2 has also been redesigned with a new look that&#39;s said to also be more comfortable thanks to better weight distribution and a memory foam-like material in the larger ear cups that should make them feel cooler and put less of a hard squeeze on your ear lobes.

You can <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IYA2QZA/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00IYA2QZA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=amazon13-20&amp;linkId=6YITIDVCIJXSKEHX">pick up the new Beats Solo2 now</a>. They&#39;re available in pink, grey, white, blue, and red for $199.

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Beats Solo2 headphones: Redesigned for better sound and comfort originally appeared on Gear Live on Fri, May 30, 2014 – 10:26:40

Four short links: 30 May 2014

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  1. Video Quality Report — transparency is a great way to indirectly exert leverage.
  2. Control Your Traffic Flows with Software — using BGP to balance traffic. Will be interesting to see how the more extreme traffic managers deploy SDN in the data center.
  3. Cockroacha distributed key/value datastore which supports ACID transactional semantics and versioned values as first-class features. The primary design goal is global consistency and survivability, hence the name. Cockroach aims to tolerate disk, machine, rack, and even datacenter failures with minimal latency disruption and no manual intervention. Cockroach nodes are symmetric; a design goal is one binary with minimal configuration and no required auxiliary services.
  4. Linux Foundation Providing for Core Infrastructure Projects — press release, but interested in how they’re tackling sustainability—they’re taking on identifying worthies (glad I’m not the one who says “you’re not worthy” to a project) and being the non-profit conduit for the dosh. Interesting: implies they think the reason companies weren’t supporting necessary open source projects was some combination of being unsure who to support (projects you use, surely?) and how to get them money (ask?). (Sustainability of open source projects is a pet interest of mine)

ASUS PadFone X comes to the US on July 6th for $199

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So, these days just about everyone owns a smartphone. I own one. You own one. Even my grandmother owns one. If you are part of a smaller group of people, you might also own a tablet of some sort. I own an iPad for instance. And they really fulfill the same role- wasting precious moments of my life on the internet when I really could be doing something productive. Sure, one has a big screen and can&#39;t make calls, but I have often wondered why I really need both.

Apparently, so has <a href="http://www.gearlive.com/news/tag/asus">ASUS</a>. Back in 2012 they came out with the PadFone, a smartphone dock that was also a tablet screen, so you could view your phone in larger than life (ok, larger than phone anyway) detail. But unless you wanted to hop a plane to Taiwan and buy it there, chances are you would not get your hands on one.

Now you can. ASUS announced that starting July 6th, the PadFone will be available on the US market under the name PadFone X through AT&amp;T. It is projected to cost $200. It only works with ASUS smartphones though, so US companies will have to get in the game.

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ASUS PadFone X comes to the US on July 6th for $199 originally appeared on Gear Live on Thu, May 29, 2014 – 5:37:03

92% of fast food jobs to be performed by machines by 2034

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Would you like fries with that, puny human?

Don&#39;t laugh, it is a question you might be hearing more of in the near future as more and more industries mull over replacing their workstaff with robots. And it isn&#39;t in the far future either. It&#39;s already happening.

Every time I walk into a Walmart or a Wegmans I see automated registers. I use them too. Gear Live recently looked at how the modern consumer would prefer to use an app rather than &nbsp;speaking with sales representatives. And a San Francisco company (Momentum Machines) invented an automated burger maker.

According to an Oxford University study, there is a 92 percent chance that fast food jobs will be done by machines within two decades.

When I head news like this, I start preparing my bug-out-bag because robots and apocalypse seem to fit together all to often. But it isn&#39;t as grim as it could be if you ask the folks over at CNN. According to them, mechanization of services will only knock a maximum of 10 percent off the workforce.

Wait, 10 percent? Isn&#39;t that about one and a half times the current unemployment number? As in the current recession?

Maybe we should have learned something from Terminator. I&#39;ll rest easy knowing I have a few decades until a drone with a sorting algorithm can perform field reporting.

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92% of fast food jobs to be performed by machines by 2034 originally appeared on Gear Live on Thu, May 29, 2014 – 4:47:35
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