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Torvalds to kernel hopefuls: Think 'trivial'

Bigger is not better for developers who are new to the Linux kernel, the project lead says, offering this advice: Avoid frustration by starting small.

By August 18, 2008


Trivialities: The New York NewTeeVee scene, Mark Cuban's budding dance career

Looking at the first-ever New York edition of the GigaOm-hosted film events, and the season premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars'

By September 24, 2007


Virgin Mobile user accounts are easily hacked, developer claims

A Silicon Valley developer claims that Virgin's requirement of a six-digit user-account PIN -- one that can be brute-forced -- makes user accounts almost trivial to crack.

By September 18, 2012


SendLove takes the measure of a man

Start-up launches system to vote on the popularity of people from within stories about them. It sounds trivial, but it has legs.

By August 9, 2011


How to download Google Maps data to your mobile device

Google Maps has made navigation almost--but not quite--trivial for smartphone users. Anyone who has had to wing it on the road when their connection fades, or just wants to save precious battery life, has longed for Google Maps' new feature that lets us download data for offline use.

By July 14, 2011


I'm officially dropping out of the Twitter gab fest

Don't know about you, but I'm thoroughly bored by the daily exegesis that attends even the smallest, most trivial "news" surrounding Twitter.

By April 17, 2009


Patent ruling good or bad for tech?

Ruling should force weed out trivial patent suits, but will require companies to be more specific about what process they've invented.

By October 30, 2008


Methods for shutting down or restarting your Mac

This may sound like a rather trivial issue, but shutting down or restarting your Mac can be a problem at times. Knowing various ways to shut down or restart your Mac can help prevent you from having to take drastic measures in the event of software han

By June 30, 2009


Customize app icons on the LG G3

Instead of hunting for a third-party skin app, you can change default app icons on the G3. Here's how.

By August 13, 2014


Get Folder Marker Home (Win) for free

This handy utility, normally $24.99, lets you assign colors and icons to Windows folders for easy at-a-glance identification.

By June 4, 2014