Today Google announced an expensive wifi router ($200). Supposedly "finally a simple router." Ok.
The correct take on this? An easy-to-update Internet-of-Things bridge, to bridge from ethernet to the various other radio protocols used by door locks, thermostats, security systems, etc.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Still a little bit buggy, but getting there. Some apps that crashed at startup now work for me (in fact, I now have no apps that crash at startup). Status bar now reappeared in Reeder.
- still a bit laggy. This is most noticeable when the device thinks I picked it up in landscape and takes its time rotating, in multiple steps, to portrait. Seemingly every time I pick up the phone.
- Mail is flaky, particularly on my iPad Air 2. Stray attachment icons floating around the message view, even in messages without attachments (killing mail and restarting solves).
- Battery usage is a bit high still. Burning about an extra 10-20% of battery in a day, at least on my iPhone 6+.
- News app still a little slow to show me new materials. Sometimes you have to tap between tabs to get it to load new material.
HTC stored images of users' fingerprints as world-readable files. This isn't even the problem. The real problem is: why were they storing images of fingerprints at all? If you are going to store them, you had damned well better one-way hash them and store the hashes instead. In fact, you should only be storing hashes of feature vectors, not of the prints themselves. You should only ever compare hash-to-hash, not fingerprint-to-fingerprint. You can do this using graph comparison algorithms instead of image comparisons.