Month: March 2018

ESA tests its giant Mars mission parachute

March 31, 2018

The European Space Agency has put one of ExoMars’ landing parachutes to the test for the first time. And while it was deployed from a helicopter merely less than a mile above the ground, its successful descent is a major milestone for the mission. Th…

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Why NSString.localizedUserNotificationString

March 31, 2018

Apple’s docs show using NSString.localizedUserNotificationString for local push notifications in Swift.  Why not just use the normal NSLocalizedString() methods?  Is there something special about the former method?

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How to see crash exception message in Xcode 9.3?

March 31, 2018

Love the new crash log interface, and the automatic symbolication! I can see the full stacktrace. I can’t seem to find where the exception message is printed, though. Nor does there seem to be a “raw log” available. Are these omitted or just hidden?

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Amazon turns ‘A League of Their Own’ into a TV series

March 31, 2018

Amazon still isn’t done turning classic movies into Prime Video productions. Hollywood Reporter has learned that the internet is turning the legendary baseball movie A League of Their Own into a half-hour comedy series. It’s too soon to learn about t…

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Huawei’s P20 Pro rivals the best smartphone cameras out there

March 31, 2018

We’re a skeptical bunch at Engadget, and when Huawei briefed us on its P20 Pro smartphone, listing an endless torrent of specifications and dubbing its Leica Triple Camera system “the most advanced camera on a phone yet,” we collectively rolled our e…

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