28 posts • joined Thursday 14th February 2008 12:45 GMT
4g band compatability
"the iPhone will be compatible with the other frequencies coming up for auction soon"
Really? I've just finished reading an article on your site which states exactly the oposite.
Re: O2 doing it as well
A big yawn for O2 then, that's what Vodafone are already charging for roaming in Europe. Even on pay as you go sims.
It's very convenient if you use google navigation for short trips to the continent, as that rarely uses more than a few MB. Even a day's driving across France doesn't suck in more than the 25MB limit.
Is this new?
NFC task launcher, available from the android market, already lets you program a tag which sets your wifi params and connects you to the network. They even suggest you can have a tag in your home so that visitors just need to tap it to connect to your home network.
Go ahead and switch.
You'll probably save about £25 for every month you're on giffgaff. When the phone is released, if you decide you want it on a subsidised network, gg has no lock in so you can just leave!
Should be Xoom 1s
Not much of an improvement over the original Xoom.
Xoom 2 only has 16GB as opposed to 32 on the original.
The 20% hike in processor speed is not much, esp as the xoom 1 is easily rooted, and processor speeds of 1.5GHz are apparently not a problem.
It's a bit lighter, but 700g is not really a problem for me.
Not sure what else has been improved (gorilla glass?), and the xoom 1 32Gb wifi is currently available for about £320.
Unlocking xoom tablets is trivial. The xoom 2 will also be trivial.
I bought one on the back of the last price reduction, also got a free bluetooth keyboard and mouse. It's a lovely tablet wich I have used constantly.
Because it's so easily unlockable, I re-flashed it with the US rom, available on the Motorola support page. It now thinks it's a US Xoom, which being a Google experience device, gets its updates directly from Google.
Everyone I know who went out and bought a 4s (5 people) all traded up from older iPhones. If you extrapolate that number up, then the launch of the 4s won't have affected apple's share of the market at all!
This should be great for the insurance premiums of those of us with nothing to hide!
Cheap cables can cause interference
I have found a cheap cable caused interference on the cheap RF coax cable routed with it, causing my TV to loose reception when my bluray player was on.
I upgraded to a significantly more expensive cable with ferrite cores for £6, and that sorted it.
Giffgaff gives truly unlimited data on their £10 per month plan with no lock in.
Re blu ray players
I agree with the previous poster who mentioned the Sony s370. I bought one for £90 last year to do exactly what this box is meant to do. iPlayer, loveFilm, qriocity (sony's pay per view streamer) and local media streaming. It also plays blu rays!
Why pay the same for a no name box which does less?
This is not an arithmetic test.
The question quoted is in English, and the survey was carried out in Europe, so it's an English test!
How many people on here know the answer to this question?
"Respondenci byli obok przedstawiony scenariusz, w którym dwa sklepy sprzedawały identyczne telewizory z płaskim ekranem. Powiedziano im, że w sklepie, cena wynosi 500 €, ale 10% zniżki jest oferowany. W sklepie B, cena 400 €. Konsumentom zadano którym telewizja będzie tańsza"
Re: Clarkson price
If you look at that Kindle edition of the Clarkson book, you will see just under the outrageous price, "This price was set by the publisher".
This is what is being investigated. The publishers are forcing Amazon to place outrageous prices on ebooks.
I wouln't be surprised if it wasn't Amazon that asked the OFT to investigate.
Re: It's too late now
Because it's a federal holiday in the states, and the NYSE is shut. That's probably why they announced it today.
Nope, most were due to left turning lorries.
Personally, I would far rather come across a dangerous cyclist than a dangerous driver.
Every time I have been seriously injured in London, it was down to a car pulling out infront of me.
Some cyclists don't stop at red lights, but I'd say nearly all of them will give way at one. For the ones that don't, there's natural selection.
Many "one way streets" in london are actually only one way for motor traffic. Many pedestrians and drivers seem not to realise this.
On the other hand. Most car drivers seem fine with going through red lights as they change, talking on mobile phones, speeding, goin the wrong way down one way streets, parking/driving on pavements and cycle lanes and generally not being aware of what is around them.
Article a bit misleading re. iPlayer
This update only adds (fixes?) iplayer on the red button of older tellies hooked up to freesat.
It doesn't add iPlayer if you don't have a satellite dish, which is a shame. It would be nice to have an iPlayer client via the vieraCast UI.
Tesco better than 3
You are comparing a 12m contract from Tesco, with a 24m contract from 3. Of course the tesco one seems more expensive!
If you're going to keep the phone for 2 years, you can switch to a sim only tarif on tesco after 12m, which makes the total cost cheaper, and tesco also includes wifi.
I really don't get the complexity of this. Once you have a plant capable of using electricity to convert CO2 + H2 into hydrocarbon fuels, surely the rest of this scheme can be dropped?
A Normal car converts hydrocarbon fuel into CO2 and water in the atmosphere. The power plant then takes CO2 and water from the atmosphere and converts them into fuel. No need for expensive sequestration and transport. Unfortunately also no need for headline grabbing "carbon capture kits for cars"!
And as for this being bad for renewables, wouldn't some some great big fuel storage tanks be exactly what would be needed for the massive storage of energy required to make the renewables viable?
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