April 05, 2007

How long to unlock the iPhone Operating System?

A bunch of people claim the coolest thing about the iPhone is that it runs OS X or at least a customized version... however the agreement with Cingular locks the OS to apps of Apple and Cingular's choosing.

$50 says it takes less than 3 weeks after the iPhone goes to GA that someone hacks the OS to run whatever they want.

iPod Linux (Yes, I know it's a different beast)

Update: An indepth look at third party apps and the iPhone.

Update 2: Let the iPhone hacking begin.

Update 3: Early iPhone Hacking Efforts

Update 4: The iPhone Wi-Fi Vulnerability and Operating System security review

Update 5: Unlocking the iPhone Software, Hardware, and Lawyers! Yay.

Update 6: Apple finally launches an SDK and iPhone developer program. The catch, all apps must flow through Apple. Apple takes a cut and gets to assure AT&T that none of the apps will create odd network conditions. So long to the IT layer cake.

Update 7: Since technical methods of keeping the iPhone locked to AT&T failed, now you can't buy an iPhone without activating AT&T service. Score: Technology 0, Process 1 for now.

Posted by Abner at 12:27 PM

April 03, 2007

Predictive Markets For Politics

Slate has a guide to several of the markets designed to predict political outcomes. Although it left out Intrade. This blog is the real deal if you want more on Prediction Markets.

Posted by Abner at 01:09 PM