8 CPU cores and 6 teraFLOPs of GPU capability and 4K and Rift compatibility - not a $300 console then?
1028 posts • joined 2 Feb 2008
Supposedly a better sense of Presence. Like I suffer from Vertigo, but on the GearVR I can stand on a mountains edge and feel nothing, whereas put me ceiling height in the real world and I get the fear. The better the VR the more heightened the sense - but not tried the Rift or Vive so can't validate that.
Re: How about fixing the iPhone keyboard ?
nonsense about emojis
Just come back to the Apple fold (getting more customers coming in 'cause ios is no longer the 'just works' it used to be), time to relearn the eco system.
Was pleased to see you could finally dl a swype style keyboard (along with dire warnings about the devs being able to see everything you type on it), but its usage is spotty at best - the apple keyboard will pop up for certain passwords, no microphone on the new keyboard, I'd forgotten how constraining Apple products are.
Everything seems to be bloating too, bought a 16GB, but exchanged it for a 64GB version as you started off with 11GB, not many apps, some music and vids and poof, gone! (John Lewis FTW - allowing me to upgrade) - and now 10 sounds even worse for the bloat (and notice how many devices are not getting the upgrade).
I do love the fingerprint sensor though, and the quality of the screen...
Why Haven't you reached out to Microsoft for a comment, the readers of Reddit can't (well, they could but MS would ignore them), this story was cribbed, almost verbatim, from there - which is cool, but then your journalistic instincts should take over, question MS, ask the big questions.
Microsoft are acting like the douchiest of companies at the moment and no one is calling them out for it. Same with Oculus (Facebook) and their terrible after sales support / DRM on VR headsets. Demand answers, ruffle feathers, be journalists...
Perfect smart watch for me
replace the phone with 64 GB storage space
voice and motion controlled with 4G connections
Holographic display when required...
In fact, screw the watch, how last century is that? a Star Trek: TNG pin that beams a holographic display (with working keypad) in front of you.
I'd never install that Facebook shite on my phone, either - but if other people's phones have it, and if it does listen in, then it's still listening to conversations that involve me. Even if it doesn't know specifically who I am
Hey, that's my Intellectual Property you're stealing Facebook, is that even legal? I'm surprised Hollywood hasn't taken a hit out on Zuck (judging by the amount of people who don't put their phone in aeroplane mode whilst in the cinema).
Re: Sale of Goods Act 1979
Consumer Rights Act 2015 (UK)
Even if you bought the product more than 30 days ago, you are still entitled to a repair or a replacement. The retailer has one chance to make the repair. If you are still unhappy, you have a right to a refund.
This right extends to 6 months after the purchase.
some kind of dongle
It's already been cracked, dongle not required. However, the new crack now allows for pirated versions of the game to run, not the hackers original intention but the only way he could break the lock.
So, with this entire debacle Facebook have pissed off the entire VR community (I'm thinking they don't care, they have a long term plan and it doesn't involve gamers), and it's been broken already. Cue the lawyers!
it could be really bad for Oculus
Yea, can't wait till EA only allow us to only play their games thru an EA branded monitor, plus you'll need a different monitor to play Ubisoft games, Steam, etc, etc, etc... 'Cause that's what this is, a $600 fancy schmancy monitor that plugs into your PC.
Re: @kryptonaut RE: "...you won't get content..."
just as copying an MP3 removes an income stream from an artist.
This is empirically wrong.
Buying an MP3 creates an income stream for the composer - which is right and good.
Breaking into his house and stealing the original creation removes an income stream from the creator (and is both wrong and illegal).
Copying an MP3 maybe morally wrong, but doesn't that mean listening to a radio equates to the same wrongness, the creator still gets nothing and you hear a song for nothing.
Oh, and fuck advertisers!
Juniper Research has stared into its crystal ball and predicted that digital publishers stand to lose over $27bn (£18bn) by 2020 due to ad-blocking.
Juniper Research has stared up its own arsehole and pulled a completely random number (more randon than a computers random number generator), out, predicting that digital publishers stand to lose over $27bn (£18bn) by 2020 due to ad-blocking.
Re: 122GB ? Pah. Windows 10 OneDrive client ate over 200GB of my files!
3rd party OneDrive sync client
Onedrive in 8.1 was nigh on perfect but MS seemed to have fucked over their Onedrive in 10, to the point where I daren't allow the OS to sync because I don't trust it. Just curious what 3rd party app you use.
Also, Itunes has been deleting files of peoples PCs forever (plugging in an ipod where music has been mistakenly deleted would delete those songs from the itunes library).
First thing I always do is untick autosync in the options, then you control what goes where.
As our malware has infected increasing amounts of PC* we can now lock our software together and anyone unhappy with our brave new world has their info dump straight to the NSA. Mind you, so does everyone else but they won't be 'marked'. We are Apple 2.0 - evil fucking grin.
I'm so on a list somewhere - so fuck you America! (just the secret services and bankers and lizard people - I'm sure the actual people are great, mostly), free speech FTW
* I've had two customers who claim the 10 upgrade just started and then couldn't be stopped - now I'm sure they clicked a 'yes' box at some point unknowingly but that doesn't excuse forced installation...
Re: Publishers could simply
I used to be a publisher (with a safe ads policy)
Dude, I was so with you until that last paragraph. If you don't like how the internet works (hint: it's a two way street not a passive selling medium), then you fuck off. Yes, you can open a dialogue with me as a potential customer, but don't try force feeding me your agenda. Go back to TV where people channel flick thru the ads or make coffee or surf their tablet / phone (which now Apple are happy with adblocking means advertisers are truly fucked), maybe they should try opening a dialogue because they're losing friends right, left & centre.
NOTE: Didn't downvote you, and will happily whitelist sites I frequent.
Re: Almost enough to make me want to vote to stay in
Any site that refuses to serve me content because I run an ad blocker gets put on my blacklist and is never visited again.
Mostly agreed, except for Channel4's All4 (as was 4oD). Unfortunately their stupid adblock detector cannot detected that I've whitelisted their site*, so I've sent a link to them and told them to be at the forefront of disavowing adblock detectors.
* Possibly because I use ublock rather than adblock - mind you I also use NoScript and have a stupid long host file so ain't nut'ing gettin into my system!
Re: The real reason
http://store.steampowered.com/app/63600/ (realtime movement but with classic Myst included)
The fob: a small pocket for carrying a watch
Back when watches were too unwieldy to strap around your wrist, wrist watches replaced personal clocks carried around in pockets, the march of progress...
Data watch: utterly pointless gimmick to take money from... existing customers. When it replaces the phone it might take off, controlled by voice with the ability to send info to any nearby screen or direct to the retina (or maybe a google glass like contraption that you put on when needed and folds away to the size of a credit card after).
Not just another item that requires daily charging (would've been slightly better with <colour?> eink for battery longevity).
Re: Of course the movie studios/theatre chains ignore the obvious fixes...
BUILD THEATRES WITH LARGE SCREENS AGAIN
Amen to this. Luckily I live quite close to an imax (Bradford, which seems to be studio non gratis - not showing Jungle Book, doesn't always get the latest releases), but watching Interstellar there in imax format took me back to my childhood cinema days, utterly mindblowing.
The Odeon is closer but only has one (fairly) large screen (with nice sound) and that's showing the 2D version, the 3D one is in one of the smaller screens which I won't pay for, they're barely better than a decent home cinema.
Millennials are quite a large percentage of the audience, and whilst they will play with their phones up to film start, it's rare anyone will continue after the film starts, and the few that do get so much abuse from people behind them they soon turn it off...
members of China's politburo are among those shown to have used offshore accounts to hide or obscure their wealth
China is not a communist state but authoritarian.
China has 128 of the world's billionaires (and British poor beats Chinese poor).
China loves the Transformer movies.
We really should eat the rich!
Could you imagine if they wrote software for PCs? it would run like shi- oh snap!
The extra costs of the Rift (monetary and otherwise) would be justified if its image quality were dramatically better than the Gear’s, but it isn’t. Both are like looking through a screen door.
This is why I'm not parting with £500 (plus, since I have an i3 and GTX960, another £500 for upgrades) - the visual quality doesn't reflect the cost and the field of view isn't really that great either.
Sticking with my Note4 and GearVR for now, which at least allows you to freely rotate 360*, even if it hasn't got the graphical oomph to run Elite Dangerous.
Re: Non-cloudy thinking
I love having my precious collection all on a single point of failure
What, like paper? Fahrenheit 451 - just saying...
just tried this from the UK
Are you on the MS UK site? Mine's been dispatched, no problem with needing to input a state.
It's kind'a nice actually, means I can keep the 'good' one in a bag and the dodgy one in the office (only ever plugged in when I'm there and the cable has always been stretched out), the bloody things cost £60!
Re: It's their own fault
The real reason sales are slowing is that there's been no great "must have" innovation in the last few years.
Bingo. Bought my Nexus5 at release, Oct '13, and, apart from fingerprint reader (which I'm sorry, but not paying £500 for just that), there's been little of interest. Maybe a wearable comms badge (ala Star Trek - no separate phone tho, just a tiny bluetooth headset and foldable plastic pocket screen <TM>) would generate some interest, but my Nexus5 is still fast enough, with good battery life and a gorgeous screen.
Gadget lust wise tho', it's alive and well, watching with interest the VR stuff coming down the line.
Re: Sad news
you'll just remember reading it on some website or other.
Yea, but ars technica? That surprised me, thought it were fake at first, but I'll remember that...
An ocean of love, a starfield of sorrow, to meet once more in the field of dreams. Safe Journey David.
Re: The future in now, the future is PAYG
Just reinstall Windows 7 and Office 2007 (or, you know, Ubuntu, for the ultimate in security), tho for the ultra paranoid there's...
https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 (the one I use), &
Re: Mmm, I just don't get it
it's a reference to Dr Who in general
Doctor Who began life when I was one, he has been a part of the tapestry of my life for most of it.
If you were growing up in the UK in the 60's, 70's & early 80's you basically had three, then four channels of UK TV to choose from, scifi was few and far between and you took what you could get, Blakes Seven, The Tomorrow People, Land of the Giants, Lost in Space - no video recorders, no internet just 25 glorious minutes on a saturday evening where you were whisked off to alien quarries and men in suits terrifying the bejesus out of you.
After 50 years you'll forgive an old friend like that many sins.
The best stories, 'Brain of Morbius' 'Pyramids of Mars' 'The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit' 'The Carnival of Monsters' and 'The Daemons' if you ever get a chance...
Re: Hyperlink != content
Welcome to Euro-democracy
So, same as American, British & Australian democracy?
Course, Google is not going to like this, and they have deep pockets... Never in my life did I think I'd be cheering on a monolithic, faceless corporation, but, 'Yay, go Google...'
She's has been a noose on the show for far too long.
I don't know, I think if she had died as the impossible girl, dissolving into the Doctors time stream, her stint and exit would have been heroic, but now she's become almost like Rose, more important than the Doctor - like UNIT kowtowing to her, Missy needing her, even the Doc playing second fiddle to her bravado and perky wit.
Also wasn't that impressed with this episode, it might've been better without the sandmen, just have the crew disappearing one by one, then show the villain at the end disintegrating into sand along with the electronic explanation... 6/10
Re: Im just wondering
switch would happen instantaneously
Already happened, Parts 4 & 3 - it starts off in the underwater base then goes back to the cause of the situation and resolves it in the past.
Also, OP, what was the joke about the names? I totally didn't get it...
Re: Prison for gayness in Russia? No!
Ok, I was a bit quick off the mark, but they're trying...
ask why Mr. Putin violates the rights of his own people
Ok, you get a prison sentence for coming out as gay in Russia, but you only need to be black in America for a death sentence to be passed.
Country Prison pop Pop per 100,000 occupancy level % Un-sentenced %
US 2,193,798 737 107.6 21.2
CHINA 1,548,498 118 N/A N/A
RUSSIA 874,161 615 79.5 16.9
Re: Big mistake
The EU just burned a very important bridge as they will come to understand very soon.
To the US*? Good! Go fucking isolationist, the rest of the world would be entirely grateful.
BTW: We have the oil and the decent food, you have genetically modified (probably cancer causing) crap (of which the 1% will take 95%), fructose, overly expensive pharmaceutical drugs and Hollywood - to which you're welcome to keep.
@ Edward Snowden. If you can sneak into Holland they'd probably let you stay, and they're pretty cool.
*If you didn't mean the US, then apologies for the rant.
Re: Trek: The unrebooted series!
Native American. Despite being more than a third of the world's population, India, China and other South-East Asian nations get barely a look-in in Star Trek.
You're right, on both counts, not sure why you got a downvote, so have another upvote. There was an Asian character captaining dad kirks ship in the reboot, but he barely survived 5 minutes.
Trek: The unrebooted series!
That debut episode will need to be good
Think back to the first episode of TNG and DS9. Would anyone have subscribed to keep those on air?
Funnily enough, Voyager might have got a few subscribers since it promised a fresh take on things, inter crew conflict, seventy light years from home & having to survive without the Federation - they turned out some of the worst dreck imaginable:
Chakotay (aka Token), worst Indian ever!
Oh and even tho you said don't argue about the reboot issue. This is the internet and you are so utterly wrong. The only things I'll accept as a reboot are the new films, of which only the first held promise. The second one was unmitigated shit! and the third one could have been good but Hollywood has already told Simon Peg to untrek it a bit, so it'll have some good humour, some hidden digs at Paramount and be a rollicking good adventure - possibly.
Company adjust policy to close loophole
Adjusting policy would be to stop using the word 'unlimited' wrongly and replace it with 'up to', good policy would be not to punish existing users for the piss take of the few.
At the moment I have 40 GBs of Onedrive, 10GBs loyalty (my email address is still hotmail), 15GBs photo's & 15GBs email - I guess (plus whatever on an O365 work account which I don't use). I barely use 3GBs in total so in truth it won't even affect me adversely, but if they take my 'loyalty' reward away then out goes my trust in them as a company to keep their word. If I ever do need a cloudy business solution I will look at Google or Amazon (probably Amazon as Google seems to also have constant changes of mind, almost on a whim).
Good business mantra: The customer is always right!
Re: The title is no longer required.
Fuck fuck fuck fuck. RIP best current OS being merged into most shit current OS. Fucking Google fuckers. Fuck.
Best Twitter - Ever!
Re: @Mark 85 The US goverment is slitting its country's own throat
If Google decided that they could make big money in child porn, Wyden would be the first to explain why it should be legalized.
Oh, we've already done that in the UK - only for politicians of course; someone has to think of the children!
So, people who don't even get served ads by blocking the very possibility are those upon which the ads would have been wasted anyway.
Altho'... the more intrusive page blocking ads are also driving away people who might be interested in your ads, and the growing awareness that malware can come from those ads is also driving away potential customers who don't hate advertising. Time to clean up your house!
My personal take on advertisers?
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy describes the Marketing Department of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation as:
"A bunch of mindless jerks who'll be the first against the wall when the revolution comes."
Curiously, an edition of the Encyclopedia Galactica which conveniently fell through a rift in the time-space continuum from 1000 years in the future describes the Marketing Department of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation as:
"A bunch of mindless jerks who were the first against the wall when the revolution came."
So Mozilla are working the other way and trying to nurse Flash to make it as trouble-free as they can.
So, kind'a like Chrome then. Sandbox the effing thing and be done with it.
Now that readers (as opposed to the article), have clarified they're not getting rid of extensions, I can rest easy, I've only got Flash addon and some openH264 video thingy in there.
Original surface impressed me, but deep down I knew a keyboard cover would never work however lovely it was.
I've got an SP3, but opted to go with a detached Bluetooth micro keyboard and Arc Touch mouse. Can't stand touch pads (except for page scrolling - they're quite good for that).
They did, you can buy it without the Nvidia chip.
Seriously, you've got to applaud this, the ads were great, not a dancing student in sight, and they made me crave it. To think, MS were floundering in the wilderness not two years ago.
Disclaimer: Fanboi (& happy) owner of the Surface Pro 3.
Re: "Is it me or are MS hoping to just quietly kill the Surface ............?"
Don't all Surfaces still have a cooling fan in them?
The Surface Pro 3 does have a fan, the surface 3 doesn't. I've got the i3 SP3 and never hear it kicking in except when playing games, apparently the i5 & i7 version does kick in more frequently, but they are power house CPUs.
And why would having a fan disqualify something from being a tablet? The vents are at the top (if holding in landscape mode).
Re: mixed stats
59 per cent of laptop users at work spend more than three hours using the device, but only 22 per cent of their time on a fondleslab
Well, according to Google, 22% of 40 hours would be 8.8 hours, so they use the pad more than their laptops.
iPad Pro... offers ten hours of battery life,
Confirmed Surface Pro 3 fanboi here, and I know, IOS vs full fat Windows - but since MS want their OS to work across devices, battery saving should be baked into the heart of the OS, yet it's not. Balmer might've been a bit of a clown but Satya seems to be letting all the different departments do what the hell they like - it feels like Windows 10 has no overriding vision guiding it
It is supposed to be a child-friendly programme
No, it was supposed to scare children. In 1963, the BBC heads wanted the title credits changed and no daleks because it would be too scary, and the shows producers fought to keep them (if I'm not wrong, Verity Lambert, the first female producer for the BBC, but citation needed).
In PC 2015 nothing scares the children cause they're downloading the worst that can be found (The Human Centipede) off the net.
It was awful imo
You spelt awesome wrong! Seriously (apart from the incongruous tank scene & Clara being an all important attachment to Unit), this has been the best Doctor story in too long a while.
I thought Missy coming back would be a bit annoying, dead characters usually get a few episodes off, but she was brilliant!, and the episode was actually about the doctor, with a throwback to Tom Baker (I loved that storyline, Tom Baker agonising over killing the Dalek startup, asking his companions if they had the chance to kill baby Steve Jobs... er, Hitler, would they, could they do it).
- and what's with all the Clara hate? I know she kind'a took over the show last season, and her love story was a bit sickly sweet... oh yea, ok, but I like her, especially in a good storyline (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_to_the_Centre_of_the_TARDIS) for eg.
Re: I wonder if he has ever changed a TV channel
RE TV License:
Go on their website (or write to them), telling them you don't watch live broadcasts, they'll stop hassling you for a year or two.
Re: So, Ad Age thinks I'm a "thief" who's "interfering with business"?
Finally, NoScript disables too many features sad to say.
Websites have too many scripts they want to run is the main problem. And you can always run 'Allow all this page' if you trust it. It's perfect for sketchy sites tho, allows you to see what scripts they have.
As for WSJ perhaps they should take a page out of The Guardian... a discreet little ms at the bottom of the browser, 'We see you're running an adblocker, if you would like to subscribe...' or something to that effect.
Forcing people who don't want ads will ensure they go someplace else, and whilst Youtube has a large presence on the net, like Wordperfect, NCR, IBM, Altavista, Yahoo and AOL, etc, Google is not too big to fall, and many video competitors are snapping at their heels.
Re: @Dave 126: Embarrassing
On a phone, Jobs was right, a stylus is a fail. On a larger format not so much. But that format didn't meaningfully exist at the time.
You do know he was alive for the ipad release don't you? a device that would've been perfect for - I don't know, taking notes and sketching things, maybe with a stylus like device... (except of course, Steve Jobs thought that requiring a stylus was a sign of total failure!).
an SD card would necessarily make the phone much more complex to operate.
Not if the OS showed it as simply more storage space, intelligently utilising it as being designated more for storage (music, video, pictures, etc) than holding apps.
With Steve Jobs at the helm Apple innovated, with no Steve Jobs they simply copy, slightly shinier, slightly costlier but never better. This is simply their slow slide into obscurity. Like MS they have the banked billions to hide their death rattle, but like AOL, IBM, and er, other tech giants, time for something from leftfield to take their place.
Google are doing well at maintaining their place on the world stage, but look at what they're doing, self driving cars, Google Goggles, fibering up cities for cheap (er) broadband...
The ipad was the last innovative thing Apple did and that's been bettered by any type of OtherOS tablet out there - the Lenovo with its 18 hour battery, the Surface Pro 3 with full fat Windows...