In the News: 2012-03-19

Written on:March 19, 2012
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Mac News: Apple Announces Plans to Initiate Dividend and Share Repurchase Program
Apple® today announced plans to initiate a dividend and share repurchase program commencing later this year. Subject to declaration by the Board of Directors, the Company plans to initiate a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share sometime in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2012, which begins on July 1, 2012.
Read full story => Apple

Technology News: Three Cylinder Engines offer 50 mpg on highway and 125 Horse Power
LA Times – Imagine a car that gets more than 40 miles per gallon in everyday traffic and 50 on the highway – and it isn’t an expensive hybrid and it doesn’t require special fuel.
Read full story => Next Big Future

Programming News: Linux 3.3 has been released
This release features as the most important change the merge of kernel code from the Android project. But there is more, it also includes support for a new architecture (TI C6X), much improved balancing and the ability to restripe between different RAID profiles in Btrfs, and several network improvements: a virtual switch implementation (Open vSwitch) designed for virtualization scenarios, a faster and more scalable alternative to the “bonding” driver, a configurable limit to the transmission queue of the network devices to fight bufferbloat, a network priority control group and per-cgroup TCP buffer limits. There are also many small features and new drivers and fixes are also available.
Read full story => Kernel Newbies

Standards News: Destroying Old Ideas to Make Room for New Ones
In a moment of introspection over the weekend, I came to a rather stark realization about the lengths we go through to keep our creations in perpetuity. I examined my views on my own creative efforts and what I do to preserve every bit of control I have over them. Did I like what I saw? The short answer is no.
Read full story => Design Instruct

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