AnandTech | They’re (Almost) All Dirty: The State of Cheating in Android Benchmarks

The hilarious part of all of this is we’re still talking about small gains in performance. The impact on our CPU tests is 0 – 5%, and somewhere south of 10% on our GPU benchmarks as far as we can tell. I can’t stress enough that it would be far less painful for the OEMs to just stop this nonsense and instead demand better performance/power efficiency from their silicon vendors.

via AnandTech | They’re (Almost) All Dirty: The State of Cheating in Android Benchmarks.

FBI seizes underground drug market Silk Road, owner indicted in New York | The Verge

The complaint is based on statements made by Christopher Tarbell, an FBI agent who has been tracking Silk Road out of the cybercrime division in New York. Tarbell acknowledges “undercover activity” by himself and other law enforcement agents, something users have suspected for a long time.

via FBI seizes underground drug market Silk Road, owner indicted in New York | The Verge.

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey tweets it up with Iran’s President Rouhani | Internet & Media – CNET News

Dorsey first tweeted, “Good evening, President. Are citizens of Iran able to read your tweets?” And, in response, Rouhani said, “Evening, @Jack. As I told @camanpour, my efforts geared 2 ensure my ppl’ll comfortably b able 2 access all info globally as is their #right.”

via Twitter’s Jack Dorsey tweets it up with Iran’s President Rouhani | Internet & Media – CNET News.