Day: May 2, 2021

Teardown of Apple’s AirTag: it has a magnet to turn its body into a speaker driver, but still has a more compact design than the Tile Mate or Galaxy SmartTag (Sam Goldheart/iFixit News)

Sam Goldheart / iFixit News:Teardown of Apple’s AirTag: it has a magnet to turn its body into a speaker driver, but still has a more compact design than the Tile Mate or Galaxy SmartTag  —  The long-rumored, tiniest Apple product (that isn’t a dongle) is finally here.  Welcome, AirTag! Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210502/p11#a210502p11

Intel says it will invest $400M in Mobileye R&D campus, $200M into new R&D center in Haifa, and confirms the start of construction of a $10B chip fab in Israel (Reuters)

Reuters:Intel says it will invest $400M in Mobileye R&D campus, $200M into new R&D center in Haifa, and confirms the start of construction of a $10B chip fab in Israel  —  Intel Corp (INTC.O) said on Sunday it will invest another $600 million in Israel to expand its research and development … Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210502/p8#a210502p8

Cloudflare, which was sued by “patent troll” Sable Networks, is offering a $100K bounty to those who can find evidence of prior art on Sable Networks’ patents (Doug Kramer/The Cloudflare Blog)

Doug Kramer / The Cloudflare Blog:Cloudflare, which was sued by “patent troll” Sable Networks, is offering a $100K bounty to those who can find evidence of prior art on Sable Networks’ patents  —  Here we go again.  —  On March 15, Cloudflare was sued by a patent troll called Sable Networks … Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210502/p4#a210502p4

Helsinki-based Yousician, which claims to have 20M MAUs across its music education app and guitar tuning app, raises $28M Series B led by True Ventures (Anthony Ha/TechCrunch)

Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:Helsinki-based Yousician, which claims to have 20M MAUs across its music education app and guitar tuning app, raises $28M Series B led by True Ventures  —  By his own admission, Chris Thür wasn’t the most obvious person to start a music education startup. Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210502/p3#a210502p3

Members of the Linux developer community reflect on “hypocrite commits” research, which got University of Minnesota banned from contributing to the Linux kernel (Monica Chin/The Verge)

Monica Chin / The Verge:Members of the Linux developer community reflect on “hypocrite commits” research, which got University of Minnesota banned from contributing to the Linux kernel  —  On the evening of April 6th, a student emailed a patch to a list of developers.  Fifteen days later … Source: http://www.techmeme.com/210502/p2#a210502p2