942 posts • joined 13 Apr 2007
Don't forget Microsoft
The 32GB Surface tablet only gave you 16GB space for yourself because OS ate the rest.,,
I can't actually remember the last time I purposely used the Android Browser
Mainly because I prefer FireFox as there's AdBlock for it as well as being able to change the User Agent to view desktop versions of websites.
But there are one or two websites I've visited that will only ever display the mobile version, which I detest, despite changing the user agent in FF and selecting the "Request desktop version" option there appears to be no way so make FF only ever display desktop versions of websites.
"and will still work after being run over by a five-ton truck."
I notice they don't mention how quickly a two year old could destroy one...
Re: Begone Foul Demon!
phone / tablet. EA really manged to screw the pooch on that one!
You chose some very kind words to describe how badly EA 'screwed the pooch', look at NerdCubed's* summary of the mobile version:
*a gem amongst YouTube gamers, he has 1.8 million subscribers, please take a look at his other videos, the DK one was just an exception
Computers are great, but there's a limit to how much intrusion into my life I'll accept, because I sure wouldn't want to come home and find the house crashed and most of the appliances refuse to respond, or thieves broke in through some 0-day vulnerability and took my priceless collection of turnips.
Describing an mp3 player as 'vintage' feels very weird.
But then again I still regularly use my 10 year old iRiver H140, which I upgraded to 80gb simply by swapping the drive out.
Sure I now have an Android phone which is noticably smaller and can do the same job plus a whole lot more, but that's the problem with it, it's an 'everything' device whereas my iRiver was designed for primarliy playing & recording audio which is controlled by physical buttons that give a tactile feedback a phone's touchscreen right now simply cannot.
Going to send my brother a link to this article
He accidentally went swimming with his last mobile phone...
Re: And there we were thinking...
If someone made once-use only version of the watch that used an entire battery capacity in one go to crank a laser up to 11 and burn the time into the skin on the back of your hand, there's no doubt people would still buy it, wether they're a fanboi or not.
Re: pushbike headlamps
Most night cyclists I see have poor or no lighting at all and you're right about the ones with ultra bright lights, dazzle from a further distance than cars and it gets worse when their lights are flashing because that makes it harder to work out just how far away they are.
I don't like the sharp narrow spotlights of the high power single chip LED lights which is why I made my own rig, it has 360x 3mm white LEDs that uses 10 watts in full beam mode, they produce a much nicer beamspread than typical high power LED bike lights. WIth the brightness control I mostly just use the center 60 for illumination and to let other road users I'm there, but I use all 360 on unlit roads and cycle tracks, plus it allows me to high-beam cars :)
I applaud lighting innovation, there's also laser powered headlights (the laser shines on phosphorus which then glows), but there's one major issue I have with headlights getting smaller and brighter - dazzle.
To project the same amount of light as a larger headlight, a smaller headlight will appear brighter when looked at head on, ie night time traffic on the other side of the road, causing more dazzle than a larger headlight that produces the same light output
It sucks they're increasing the prices yet again when the previous one was less than a year ago, but I'm getting true 79mbit/18mbit speeds on Infinity 2 so I'm ok with it for now, it's those who aren't getting anywhere near the up-to speeds they're paying for who are getting a bum deal out of this new price increase.
Re: We all want our washing machines to be able to tweet the fridge.
Too right, whilst stood in front of the washing machine I want to be able to play pong with whoever's stood in front of the fridge!
Just like these pedestrian crosswalk signs in Germany: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx4z2V6uCkc
Ahh the original Atari Lynx
probably the only handheld gaming device that could now be re-classified as an offensive weapon!
"Ello ello ello, what is it we have here in the back seat of your motor vehicle. An Atari Lynx without any games cartridges? You're nicked me laddo!"
Re: It's tempting to disable the service on your own kit to preserve all that bandwidth for yourself.
FON connection speed test whilst no other network activity: 5mbit down, 12mbit up
FON connection speed test whilst main network saturating download bandwidth: 5mbit down, 12mbit up
The wired download speed went from 8.9 megabytes/s to about 8.4 megabytes/s during the FON speed test. So if you're on fibre like me then you'll hardly notice anyone maxing out a FON's connection download potential, but if you're on ADSL then yes there's a chance you could notice your download rates being quite affected.
Yes they do, I confirmed this a short while ago when I did a speed test to see how much the FON connection is throttled by.
Re: Free FON wifi
I just did a simple BTWIFI FON speed test using my tablet.
Connected through my private home wifi connection I got 33mbit down and 18mbit up.
Then I connected to the same router using the FON connection, 5mbit down and 11mbit up.
But speed tests through a wired connection are in the 79mbit/18mbit area, so fast that I doubt I would ever notice if even several people were actually using the FON connection of my router and maxing out all of their given 5mbit download speed...
John Oliver's #GoGetThoseGeckos campaign worked?!
If you're not a regular watcher of "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" then get on those torrents! Informative comedy gold.
He also has a lot of clips from the show on YouTube with some generating millions of views, including this one about the space lizards which was broadcast last night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b436uUuf_VI (watch for the cameos at the end)
When I saw Tesco's Hudl I was curious as my Nook Tablet was starting to show its age (and dying battery), but when I actually got to see one in person in a store I was not impressed with the screen at all, low brightness and poor viewing angles compared to a tablet about 2 years older than it.
Re: I sure got the MeMo
Yes you're right I have the ME173X whereas the Alun Taylor is reviewing the ME176CX. I thought something was not quite right when I saw the front facing camera of Alun's MeMo Pad was offset where as mine is centered.
The review should be updated to show model numbers so you don't accidentally buy the version you don't want, especially as retailers love to use stock photos and don't always put the model number in the title but buried in the specs section.
I sure got the MeMo
Typing this out on my Asus MeMo Pad HD 7 right now, got it a few weeks ago from Ebuyer when I spotted them selling it for just £80.
A nice upgrade from my ageing Nook Tablet (pre HD version).
I reccomend getting the official Asus TransCover for it, auto standby when the cover closes which also doubles as a stand, only real gripe is that it makes the micro SD slot difficult to get to. I got mine from a Taiwanese eBay seller (see item 321447809258) because it costs $40 including postage instead of £40 in the UK! and postage was only about a week.
Re: I have a dream
Are you implying Bose owners have terrible taste in music?
Re: "embarrassing trip-stumble-faceplant combo "
Picture this: A man running along a path with two dogs, each on a leash held in each hand, he trips, the dogs don't stop running, he couldn't let go of the leashes.
He performed the most amazing full-on perfectly flat bellyflop to the ground I'll ever see in my life.
He's lucky I didn't have any video recording device active because that clip would've likely gone viral. Had there been CCTV in that area there's almost no doubt a cheeky operator would've gone "I'm getting a copy of that & sending it to my mate".
Dialup on my Amiga, 18.5 years ago
Back when you had to know or were willing to learn some shit about how computers work to get online, now every fucker with a 'smartphone' can flood their nonsense on the internet without having an inkling of what a bit or byte actually is.
The 28k8 SupraFAXmodem alone cost £200, later upgraded by firmware to 33k6. Now I'm on 80 megabit....
Disney owning Star Wars is wrong on so many levels, and in so many galaxies far, far away.
I DO NOT HAVE "FREE TECH HELP" STAMPED ON MY FUCKING FOREHEAD!!
Two days ago a friend emailed me (from his phone) that his laptop has gone wonky again.
I've not contacted him back because I've spent literally hours removing shite from that and past PCs of his for no tangible reward. I'm thinking I should tell him to call my brother in future for such stuff, he charges £30/hour for that.
2TB - $199.99 (£199.99 at today's exchange rate)
Fixed that for you.
Re: There's a difference
@Anonymous Coward, the first one in this reply 'thread' (hey what happened to the timestamps of posts to identify which AC you're referring to??)
Too damn right, companies love to do this to divert the attention away form them, like getting their users to blame each other for the service being bad, especially ISPs who have been using their users as scapegoats for their lack of bandwidth since the dawn of 'unlimited' internet access...
Re: Far too creepy Tesco
Are you implying that Tesco is positioning itself to become a 'superpower'?
The money of Facebook + the lawyer army of Facebook
ZeniMax has a monetary deathwish?
Re: Like rats from a sinking ship.
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Sky actually did me a favour, but I wasn't going to go with them because it would've meant having to change my line rental over to them, taking away phonecall packages that currently get used.
Also, there are more BTWIFI hotspots out there I can use than there are Sky wifi hotspots for those users. If I look at the hotspot finders for those services and put my hometown in, I see 9 businesses in the down center for Sky and the BT one reports 2 businesses in the town center and over 2000 residential homes.
Like rats from a sinking ship.
Once I heard that Sky had bought O2 which included BE, the ISP I was with, I jumped ship sharpish, just like many other satisfied BE customers.
My monthly internet bill has increased about 30% due to the ISP I went with, but my donwload and upload rates have increased fifteen fold from around 5mbit/1.1mbit to a speedtest verified 79mbit/18mbit...
I'm wondering how many kidneys you'd need to harvest to build a large NAS with them...
My own personal cloud you say...
I've always wanted to be a monkey with an irrepressible nature!
Did the article author simply choose to put Tron in the title, yet not even reference it in the article, just so they would come across as sounding futuristic tech-like?
Can you please point me to where someone in the original film, or the Korean knock-off cartoon film Savior of the Earth, or Tron Legacy, or the short-lived Tron Uprising cartoon tv series wore something like this.
Facebook in 3D?
I don't even like it in 2D.
Big corporation swallowing little corporation is usually done for the monetary value of IP, copyrights and trademarks.
Farcebook will probably try and use their muscle to stamp out potential competition through use of an army of lawyers.
I was looking forward to getting a Rift when it matured into a commercial product with notable games having support for it.
Now I think I'll wait for an alternative.
Just when you thought you couldn't hate hipsters enough...
Lets beat him up with an aluminum baseball bat...
I think some people might be worried about feature creep.
Especially when there's the incentive of money involved.
"while still leading to content we think users will enjoy"
He wasn't selling it you dolt, it was a free app, he gained revenue from the in-game ads.
Surely people know about the Android app that lets you create .apk files from the apps installed on a device, so you can back them up and also install on another Android device?
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