Earlier this week, Facebook gave a small group of reporters a tour of its Prineville, OR data center. In the process, the company also showed off its mobile device lab for testing on physical devices new iOS and Android versions of the Facebook app, Messenger and Instagram.
The data on our hard drive, solid-state drive, USB stick, RAID, or other storage media is something we cannot lose. Unfortunately, we all have to encounter data loss sometime in our lives. If you are reading this piece, I’m sure you have lost your important stuff and are looking to recover data.
The second Oracle v. Google trial drew to a close in May, when a jury found that Google’s use of certain Java APIs wasn’t a copyright infringement. But court filings from last week show that Google isn’t done delivering punishment to Oracle, which started the litigation back in 2010.
I do the same thing every time I get a waterproof device – I take it home, fill up the sink and dunk it. It’s a strangely cathartic, a sort of gadget baptism, and nicely refreshing for someone who spends so much of his time cautiously handling expensive hardware devices.
Did you find it annoying when you had to express your feelings in a tweet after your favorite team won the football match but you couldn’t include all those hashtags due to the word limit? Or maybe you wanted to wish your friend a ‘Happy birthday’, but couldn’t write the whole song and add images?