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iPhone 4's antenna problem looks worse than it is, but it's still bad {Engadget}

Jun 30th 2010 3:19PM @Nilay Patel Oh sorry, I didn't mean that the article or information is skewed. It's just not as straightforward to compare numbers when dealing with logarithmic scales. Just trying to let people know so they can get a more accurate sense of the data. It would be interesting to see what the usual ranges are for the signal bars.

iPhone 4's antenna problem looks worse than it is, but it's still bad {Engadget}

Jun 30th 2010 2:39PM Decibels are a logarithmic unit. Thinking of the signal in terms of a linear scale makes it seemed pretty skewed

Caption contest: the Verizon van makes a pit stop {Engadget}

Jun 22nd 2010 3:14PM I'm up in your GSM with my CDMAs.

Caption contest: the Verizon van makes a pit stop {Engadget}

Jun 22nd 2010 3:14PM You call that an Android phone? Let me show you a real Android phone.

Swag Saturday: Darksiders for the PS3 + loot galore! [update] {Joystiq}

Jan 10th 2010 1:03PM I never seem to win. Perhaps I can win this though. Here's to hoping. If I win, I'll write an ode to winning.

Enter to win one of six loot card codes from WoW Insider and WoWTCGLoot {WoW}

May 13th 2009 5:28PM It's my birthday today, and maybe my lucky day too!

NVIDIA: 40 Atom-based ION platforms by end of 2009 {Engadget}

Apr 29th 2009 6:28PM @sean
Correct me if I'm wrong but, doesn't vlc use the GPU? I'm looking and in windows it has DirectX and OpenGL output modules and OpenGL in OSX. I'm running a 720p video and it seems that under OpenGL output, VLC is using my GPU.

Authenticator app coming to iPhones, iPods, and other mobile devices {WoW}

Mar 19th 2009 4:56PM It'd be tough to crack the authenticator because you'd probably have to crack two parts of the authentication system. I'm not an authoritative figure on this subject but how the authenticator probably works is by random number generators. They aren't truly random, but that's what the world of computers and mathematics calls them.

Random number generators work by generating a number using an input. Provided the same initial input and using the same random number generating algorithm, you will have the same output of numbers at any given time. So Blizzard and your authenticator will have the same algorithm to generate these numbers. It only needs to contact your device once so that it can provide the initial input. After that, the blizzard and your authenticator will keep generating the same numbers, which the user has to put in.

So to crack this, a hacker would need to 1) crack the algorithm used to generate these numbers and 2) be able to find out the seed for a particular authenticator. Maybe for each authenticator they may have a different algorithm too. Who knows? So wanna crack it? Good luck.