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Weekend tech reading: Cracking the 'Apple Trap' (or not), an alternative to DST, and a Bill Gates interview

Weekend tech reading: Cracking the 'Apple Trap' (or not), an alternative to DST, and a Bill Gates interview

At first, I thought it was my imagination. Around the time the iPhone 5S and 5C were released, in September, I noticed that my sad old iPhone 4 was becoming a lot more sluggish. The battery was starting to run down much faster, too. But the same thing seemed to be happening to a lot of people...

Weekend tech reading: The NSA maps social connections, video highlights of Ballmer's farewell, various Steam-related write-ups

Weekend tech reading: The NSA maps social connections, video highlights of Ballmer's farewell, various Steam-related write-ups

Since 2010, the National Security Agency has been exploiting its huge collections of data to create sophisticated graphs of some Americans' social connections that can identify their associates, their locations at certain times, their traveling companions and other personal information...

Weekend tech reading: AMD Eyefinity vs. Nvidia Surround framerate analysis, first Apple A7 die shot, looking ahead at 'post-post-PC' tech

Weekend tech reading: AMD Eyefinity vs. Nvidia Surround framerate analysis, first Apple A7 die shot, looking ahead at 'post-post-PC' tech

In January 2013 I revealed a new testing methodology for graphics cards that I dubbed Frame Rating. At the time I was only able to talk about the process, using capture hardware to record the output directly from the DVI connections on graphics cards, but over the course of a few months started...

Weekend tech reading: The man behind Bitcoin

Weekend tech reading: The man behind Bitcoin

Satoshi Nakamoto doesn't exist. Or, at least, if he does, he's one of the rare modern individuals who is practically impossible to locate. Nakamoto is the creator of Bitcoin. Over the years since the virtual currency's inception, there have been several quixotic expeditions to find him...

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