109 posts • joined 17 Jun 2008
Surely you've seen enough of these to realise patents and copyrights aren't valid unless the US office says so; we all know foreign given patents are a ploy to undermine the American way of life.
I'm a little confused, from videos I've seen Candy Crush is nothing more than a bejeweled clone with a few tweaks; this means King feel its fine to rip off other people...but not ok for anyone to even appear to be doing it to them.
Come on,what are the chances of a court in Cupertino going against apple?
I wonder if this adoption rate is assisted by apple devices constantly asking you to update by flagging the little app update icon; people doing it just to get rid of it so they can see when they do actually have apps that need updated.
Re: Seems a bit pointless
If it's designed for studios then it wont be an ios ipad.
Seems a bit pointless
4k res in a 12" tablet seems pointless, the battery life will suffer and the GPU would need a massive upgrade to actually do much at the full res, so we'd see a lot of up-scaled stuff totally negating having the 4k res in the first place.
Virgin seem incapable of clearly explaining any bill they give, not just with mobiles.
Time for change
It's time for governments to change the system so taxes are based on the location of the customer, we have too many giant companies abusing the current rules, soon they'll all be claiming they have no presence anywhere other than a closet in a shack near the coast off the Bahamas.
Phone sellers deserve what they get for agreeing to such contracts; if they all boycotted the iphone6 Apple would soon change the deals.
How is this policy affected by the age rating of the game? If a game is rated 16+ or 18+ then banning players for a few profanities would seem a bit out of place, people muttering to themselves when they make mistakes is a far cry from abuse of other players.
They will both outsell the last gen, Nintendo is effectively out of the race now since the wii-u launched so early it's not considered next gen. That put's us down to a 2 horse race for hardcore gamers and Ninty for the kids/budget conscious. Given that we're all supposed to be totally broke its impressive that anyone is selling anything.
Lots of people coming up with solutions that suggest the NSA etc have to work within the law, recent events have clearly shown that they don't and that existing laws will be amended to suit them.
Re: Nanny knows best
The days of iPhones being the bling phone are long gone, it's the most common phone around here.
Re: 'Twas ever thus
I think the car gets priority because when you hit a car at 30-40mph it's not really the car that's going to suffer most.
Sony are full of crap if they suggest not playing MP3 or audio discs is an oversight, it's a blatant attempt to force ps4 users into subscribing to the ps4's music streaming service.
He does seem to be the only billionaire giving away a lot of money on a regular basis, not as a 1 off look good act. He's also putting the money where it matters, easing suffering and not trying to sell them worthless shit.
When your lying in a hut shitting your guts out, i'm not sure the ability to post the fact on your facebook wall is going to help much.
Little true choice
I'm stuck with Virgin cos there's no alternative; If i switch to a non cable ISP my maximum speed will be 4mbit.
FM is better
As this minister spends his life in London surrounded by high power transmitters I've no doubt DAB works great for him, it's a travesty where i am. FM goes a bit fuzzy when the signal is weak, DAB just cuts off as soon as it doesn't have a perfect signal; it's next to worthless in my part of Glasgow.
Only an idiot would buy one of these; by sealing in the battery they have built in planned obsolescence that can't be avoided...even if you never use it eventually the battery will leak.
Are these actual losses? or creative accounting losses in order to avoid taxes?
Why is anyone surprised? In the USA more than any other place money talks, everyone in power is for sale.
Maybe MPs are jealous that they haven't worked out a way yet of having tax payers fund tropical 2nd homes for them yet, they seem to get everything else paid for them.
Do Apples sales need to grow? They have such high margins on products they could rake in billions from the sales levels they have.
They never learn
If they came up with a sensibly priced system for delivering 4k content then piracy would drop, the media has reported that TV piracy fell about 50% with the introduction of Netflix. A lot of people only pirate tv/film because it's less hassle than official channels, give them an alternative and they'll use it.
What about bought 4k discs?
Does this mean they have no plans to sell a 4k bluray format? It seems this system would only work with online delivered content.
Assume all Internet compromised
Since the USA now considers itself above all international laws it would be safest for internet users to consider all ISPs etc to be compromised and take steps to encrypt anything they want to keep private. This will probably result in a new online arms race between the NSA and encryption writers.
It's a sad indictment of modern America and its corrupt agencies that this could actually be possible and not just the ravings of a tinfoil hat wearer.
Much as i dislike Apple for it's patent shenanigans, what sort of moron court decides that showing a new idea counts as prior art against yourself?
Anyone following a sat nav into a clearly stupid position should get points on their license. It's a sign that they're too dumb to be allowed on the roads.
Could it also be that the 5c is actually available and a lot of people would rather settle for that than leave the shop with nothing.
Why make changes?
Why would MS make big changes to Nokia? It's was effectively already the main source for windows phone.
Just got a Miele vacuum cleaner, best one I've ever used, cleans great and hardly any noise. These cyclone things are nice for no bags but the noise they make is ridiculous.
They could at least have gotten hold of a c64 or Atari 2600 for some 'arcade quality gaming action'.
Telling the truth is now a crime, it hinders their ability to whitewash mistakes.
Nokia basically is wp8
Nokia is the only windows phone maker that takes the market seriously, a few others released products then sat twiddling their thumbs; I'd like to see the windows phone platform go Nokia only so development speed can increase and updates can be pushed out globally on the same date the way Apple does it, at the moment updates trickle out over ridiculously long periods.
You really can't buy an iphone in the usa that's not on a contract? not even from an apple store?
Requiring you to buy a new iphone is reasonable for a trade in but requiring the wireless contract is crap.
I'd feel sorry for Apple but they abuse the patent system so much maybe it's Karma.
Not a true ereader though
While its very nice it's not a true ereader if the screen requires power to be seen, development of e-ink seems to have stalled lately in their dumb quest for headline grabbing specs.
Probably a little misleading
As almost all effects/compositing and editing is digital now I expect that the celluloid film will be digitized for processing, he can't keep it on film as very few cinemas are capable of playing it anymore since they were all forced to digital.
The BBC is run like a political party now, if you keep changing people around jobs fast enough then no can be held accountable no matter how big the balls up.
I have to agree on your last comment; I couldn't even use the Twitch chat applet yesterday without providing it with a valid facebook id....ridiculous.
Zuckerberg and Google seem to think the internet and its users exist solely for them to abuse and make money from. They'd have us walking about with digital billboards stuck up our arses if they thought they could convince a politician it was for our own good.
I always thought of Brasil as a huge waste dump, but i'm just an uneducated gringo. I think the reason the USA is becoming despised is because they publicly preach against spying on citizens etc when China does it...then it turns out the USA is doing all the same things, just more sneakily.
Hmmm, looks like Google would really be in the shit if they started being charged for all traffic relating to them.
slow news day?
Gates does a lot of good stuff now but I don't remember him being so philanthropic while he was busy running MS and making his fortune. Maybe when the Google people retire they'll do the same as Gates.
ted frater: Try talking to them with a Scottish accent, there's an exercise in complete futility.
I suspect they're about to see a big drop in mobile as well since they just cancelled the unlimited data options and will now impose a 1gb monthly limit; I was willing to put up with shitty flakey connections and completely lost signals for the ability to watch tv on the bus but i'll be back to my old provider once the limit comes in.
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