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Looks like they stole the icons from a Chinese iPhone knock-off.
Either that or someone in Apple is severely colourblind.
Users should stand up for their consumer rights and demand their money back.
Re: Shurely not THE Adam Hart-Davis?
I once emailed him saying how much my family like watching the Local Heroes show he presented, and got a nice reply back from him, though I don't remember exactly what he said because that was about 14 years ago...
The Gadget Show
Last night's show there was a piece about streaming music, they effectively said CDs were dead and even downloads were going to die soon too because streaming music from the internet will replace all other sources of music.
I always take what they say with a pinch of salt or two, but sometimes even I'm surprised at the unmitigated shite spewed from the mouths of those presenters.
I'm glad a politician has told us everything is ok.
Because we all know politicians never lie to the general public.
I've seen some posts on slashdot from people claiming to be games developers and they're really pissed that they're not getting a cut of the sale of 2nd hand games, they somehow think they're more special than any other industry that generates products for the general public, who can then sell on those products if they feel they no longer want them (like cars etc.) without having to pay the original manufacturer a cut of that sale.
Re: Microsoft: "We're always listening to our customers"
Given the need for being onllne and the restriction on reselling your old games I'd say they're listening more to the developers who have been bitching like little girls over the 2nd hand games stores, than they have to the people who are actually buying the games at full price in the first place.
Julian Assange lookalike flash mob at the Equadorian Embassy, anyone?
If swarms of people turned up looking like him, or he and everyone else wears the exact same mask and style of clothes, the police would have a tough time keeping track of who's who hopefully giving him the chance to escape and save millions more of taxpayers money keeping an eye on the place.
£3m for a year of 24/7 police watch, fucking ludicrus...
Justin Bieber for the next doctor!
Only because I'd love to see the fans have a complete meltdown, the rantings and outcries online would be stellar :D
Shown on Shark Tank (the US equiv. of Dragon's Den) a year ago, is in pre-order stage: http://www.unikey.com/
Re: Broadcom GPU
"stopped connecting to my home router"
If your router is on channel 1 and you're having connection issues, manually set it to another channel (like 6 or 11).
It's amazing how gullible the general publ...
hang on a mo, my Karma Chameleon phone is ringing.
Re: "half-eaten fruit logo"
It does make you wonder why it's half-eaten, is it rotten or did the owner find a worm in it?
£35 for an activation fee of a SECOND HAND GAME?!
And you can only sell your old games for 10% of what they cost you?
Fuck off Microsoft.
Wait a mo, the police are warning the public that devices designed to fire bullets are lethal?
I knew there was a lot of shit on twitter,
but I didn't realise it had gotten to such epidemic proportions that it was spilling out into the real world and fertilising gardens!
Re: Epic PR fail
Indeedy, they get free advertising from the walkthroughs being put online and viewable by potentially millions without them having to pay a single penny to anyone for hosting/bandwidth/taking the time to do the walkthroughs, but now they want to be paid for those free adverts for their products...
Yes you have to hand it to that guy for his sideways thinking...
On the subject of ATMs
Does anyone else feel like they're Gulliver in Lilliput when using them? I'm only 6'2" and often have to bend right down to be able to see the screen because they appear to be designed for people who are four foot nothing, most cinemas appear to be designed for unusually short people too, where "legroom" is a taboo word (except The Screening Rooms in Cheltenham - highly highly reccomended!)
I left BE end of last month - no way I'm getting foisted into Sky.
I was getting just under 5mbit down and 1mbit up on BE, now on BT Infinity 2 I'm getting 73mbit down and 18mbit up :)
I heard the BE helpline was pretty good, in my 3 years on BE I never had to call it.
Re: the short term future is hybrid, no?
"Maybe I've missed something obvious, but where are the enterprise grade hybrid drives?"
Klingons stole them...
Buttons that are only visable when you press them?
This laptop has those, a Vostro 1510 with a strip of capacitive touch sensitive media buttons above the keyboard that only light up when you press them - yes that's right, they only light up when your finger is covering the area that lights up!
And in low light conditions the brightness of the screen makes it difficult to see the faint outlines of the flat black non-tactile buttons, so for example instead of increasing the volume you could accidentally eject the DVD...
Re: Its kind of funny...
I used to wear glasses from the age of 5 but in my late 20s I got to the point where I was so fed up of having to deal with those things on a daily basis along looking through two windows at the world which didn't help with peripheral vision I gave up wearing them.
I don't know if I would handle wearing Google Glass after the novelty wears off, I don't even wear sunglasses, but ironically I do own 7 different sets of LCD video glasses... :)
Re: unintended f*c*i*g consequences.
I'm guessing that performing the "Mentos and Diet Coke" experiment will get you 10 years.
And stuffing dry ice into a plastic bottle then screwing the top on will get you life...
I used to use a Lego 12v transformer to split water into hydrogen & oxygen when I was a kid, at home, collecting the hydrogen in a test tube and lighting it for the 'pop'. Even taking a corked test tube filled with the hydrogen into school once or twice, god knows what the reaction from teachers nowadays would be if a kid did that.
10 year old browsers needed for a 9 year old website - whodatthunkit?
They started noticing 'modern' browsers wouldn't work on the site back in 2006, yet haven't taken steps to resolve this. Well they technically they have, they've been telling everyone to use older browsers...
Re: They bought a lot of smaller companies
This is what pisses me off about companies and thier data retention in relation to customer records and how they'll happily sell your info to other companies - you get situations like this where a company that you have never directly interacted with suddenly emails you out of the blue saying they got hacked and their customer records were copied and your info is in those records.
I am not a product, I am a human being FFS.
I received an email from LivingSocial about the screwup yet I've never had direct dealings with them.
In the last line of the email it says "You are receiving this email because you have an existing relationship with http://www.livingsocial.com/", yet I've never heard of them before or visited their website or signed up to them.
I'm crushing your head!
Then you need a Net Gun.
Google - Another name for Skynet?
With so many people coming to depend on Google as it slowly seeps out of the digital world and right into the physical world (Android phones/tablets, Google Glass and whatever else they'll make next), will we eventually (centuries down the line) have a global vote to change our little blue marble's name to Planet Google or wil they just announce it one day...
Tablets, phablets, slablets...
I've come up with yet another name for these toys that resemble Star Trek TNG pads:
Because lets face it, the only stuff we ever fill these things with is crap :)
I also have a Chronos eZ430 sitting on a shelf gathering dust, I did wear it as a normal watch for a while as it has a nice asthetic look to it but it kept randomly resetting and I never learned to program it properly too, kinda feel I shoulda persisted with it as I wanted to use its wireless features.
I love digital wrist watches, but...
...I don't wear one anymore despite having a collection of over 40 game wrist watches (which includes Pac-Man, Tetris, Mario, Donkey Kong, Simpsons, Street Fighter II, Sonic The Hedgehog etc.) and various unusual gadget watches including a Casio one with a built-in IR temperature sensor and one shaped like a Sega Game Gear, because telling the time isn't such an important thing for me anymore plus I have a mobile phone with a clock on it ;)
"Exactly how are they going to swsitch off my washing machine?
In order to do that, THEY will need to fit smart sockets in every part of the home"
Three little words for you to investigate: power line communication.
It would facilitate the ability for a power company to turn off appliances without needing to rewire the entire house or install special sockets. In fact the meter in my house was upgraded and they gave me this little monitoring box which uses power line communication to allow the monitoring of power consumption ANYWHERE in the house where there's an ordinary mains socket.
Re: Rationing, rebranded.
"I wonder how popular that'll be once people realise what their 'smart' meters are up to."
Sounds like the beginning of a Doctor Who plotline...
Next up, the Twitterfone
The perfect phone for the worlds narcissists - it runs 24/7 listening to your voice and automatically tweets every sentence you speak.
I wonder if Google Glass will have such a feature...
Didn't Apple also invent gravity?
No wait, I was thinking of another apple...
Three words for you thesykes:
Double Fine Adventure
The kickstarter point'n'click adventure game from the people behind Monkey Island, Grim Fandango etc. that raised over $3 million a year ago now has a proper name and a trailer you can watch:
Re: Nudity-free Playboy?
Or Garfield without Garfield.
No wait, that actually works - http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/
250m? Peanuts, I have some Texas Instruments RF transceivers that are solid at up to 1.7km and I managed to get talking to each other at 3.4km with the standard whip antenna, throw in some directional antennas and the signal becomes much stronger/reliable, change to an amplified RF transceiver and you're looking at 10s of kilometers.
Besides a decent UAV will have GPS capabilities so if it loses contact with the operator it goes into default 'fly-home' mode, or it goes on a pre-planned GPS navigated route meaning farmers would need some seriously powerful (and most likely illegal) GPS jamming equipment to electronically stop them.
I'm glad I'm not alone in this.
Sometimes I have to look in a mirror just to see if I've got "FREE TECH HELP!" stamped on my fucking forehead.
"There are two simple reasons for this: usage of Google Reader has declined, and as a company we’re pouring all of our energy into fewer products. We think that kind of focus will make for a better user experience."
Except of course those who are using Google Reader.