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Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad

john devoy

Doesn't this mean when the super brittle glass of your ipad cracks, you need to replace the tft as well? even if that would have been undamaged before.

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Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update

john devoy

Well they DO tell you multiple times it is not a final release version.

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Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS

john devoy

I don't see the reasoning behind an iphone phablet costing more, surely the extra space lets them use slightly cheaper bigger parts.

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Hey, Michael Lewis: Stop DEMONISING Wall Street’s SUPERHUMAN high-speed trading

john devoy

I think he's implying that the financial institutions are full of thieving scumbags who will push any law as far as they can, and then a bit further...in the belief that if enough money is involved then governments will be too afraid to interfere.

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EE dismisses DATA-BURNING glitch with Orange Mail app

john devoy

Hehe i noticed the same thing. I'm sure phone shops run their own mini towers; so when you take in your phone and tell them it's a useless pile of crap that cant hold a signal they can show it working great.

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Bendy or barmy: Why your next TV will be curved

john devoy

Another gimmick

Curved TV screens are pointless unless you're sitting close enough to be aware of a wraparound effect, in which case you're probably going to go blind soon. Wide curved computer monitors make a lot more sense as you DO sit close enough to benefit from the wraparound effect.

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Nvidia gamers hit trifecta with driver, optimizer, and mobile upgrades

john devoy

It was just a shame these new drivers cause an instant crash on my system when i try to run minecraft; uninstalled within 30 mins.

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In Australia, protesting against Brendan Eich will be a CRIME

john devoy

If he wasn't breaking any law he's entitled to donate funds to whoever he likes; there's no law against being an ass. I thought the whole thing reeked of hypocrisy from both sides.

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I QUIT: Mozilla's anti-gay-marriage Brendan Eich leaps out of door

john devoy

It appears everyone is entitled to an opinion, as long as it agrees with everything the gay lobby want; otherwise you're a foaming at the mouth homophobe who may possibly be the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler.

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Italy has a clumsy new pirate-choker law. But can anyone do better?

john devoy

Little is being done properly because a lot of people ARE making money from home piracy; Home users are paying for faster ISP access, newsgroup/storage server access, storage HDDs. The only people NOT making money are the rights holders. If netflix etc all got together to create a service with the content available on usenet/torrents then a lot of people would pay for it.

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Elon Musk slams New Jersey governor over Tesla direct sales ban

john devoy

It's not a great mystery, the people running the dealerships will have bought off the required politicians needed to protect their businesses.

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Academic blames US for tech titans' tax dodge

john devoy

Elections don't pay for themselves; US politicians are bankrolled by people who expect favours to be returned.

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CIA hacked Senate PCs to delete torture reports. And Senator Feinstein is outraged

john devoy

A hypocritical politician? say it isn't so.

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Candy Crush King went 'too far' when it candy crushed my app – dev

john devoy

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.

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Candy Crush dev stuffs EU 'candy' trademark down gob

john devoy

confused

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.

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Kiwi inventor's court win rains on Apple's parade

john devoy

Come on,what are the chances of a court in Cupertino going against apple?

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A whopping one in four Apple fanbois uses OBSOLETE TECH

john devoy

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.

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Apple prepping 4K resolution 12.9-inch MaxiPad – report

john devoy

Re: Seems a bit pointless

If it's designed for studios then it wont be an ios ipad.

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john devoy

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.

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Brits won't have to pay for thieves' enormous mobe bills any more

john devoy

Re: PAYG...

Virgin seem incapable of clearly explaining any bill they give, not just with mobiles.

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US Supreme Court says 'no sale' to Amazon's New York sales tax appeal

john devoy

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.

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REVEALED: How YOU PAY extra for iPHONES - even if you DON'T HAVE ONE

john devoy

Phone sellers deserve what they get for agreeing to such contracts; if they all boycotted the iphone6 Apple would soon change the deals.

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Microsoft bans XXXXBOX gamers for CURSING in online combat

john devoy

Age limits?

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.

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Xbox One FAILS to beat PS3 - yes, PS 3 - week one sales

john devoy

total meh

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.

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Lavabit founder: Feds ORDERED email providers to stay open

john devoy

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.

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Fury as OS X Mavericks users FORCED to sync contact books with iCloud

john devoy

Re: Nanny knows best

The days of iPhones being the bling phone are long gone, it's the most common phone around here.

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Facebook fans fuel FAGGOT FURY firestorm

john devoy

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.

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Here's what YOU WON'T be able to do with your PlayStation 4

john devoy

blatant lies

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.

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'It's a joke!' ... Bill Gates slams Mark Zuckerberg's web-for-the-poor dream

john devoy

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.

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john devoy

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.

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Virgin Media only puts limited limits on its Unlimited service

john devoy

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.

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Digital radio may replace FM altogether - even though nobody wants it

john devoy

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.

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Don't crack that Mac: Almost NOTHING in new Retina MacBook Pros can be replaced

john devoy

for idiots

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.

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Amazon: Wow, look at this $17bn we made. Uh, oh wait, it's gone already

john devoy

Are these actual losses? or creative accounting losses in order to avoid taxes?

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Call yourself a 'hacker', watch your ex-boss seize your PC without warning

john devoy

Why is anyone surprised? In the USA more than any other place money talks, everyone in power is for sale.

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Island-hopping Beardy Branson: I'm dodging rain, not taxes

john devoy

jealousy?

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.

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Dear Apple: Want to stay in business? Make an iPhone people can afford

john devoy

Do Apples sales need to grow? They have such high margins on products they could rake in billions from the sales levels they have.

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Hollywood: How do we secure high-def 4K content? Easy. Just BRAND the pirates

john devoy

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.

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john devoy

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.

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US spy court says internet firms can't report surveillance requests

john devoy

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.

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'The NSA set me up,' ex-con Qwest exec claims

john devoy

sad

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.

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DEAD STEVE JOBS kills Apple bounce patent from BEYOND THE GRAVE

john devoy

wtf

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?

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Apple Maps directs drivers INTO path of ONCOMING PLANES

john devoy

Punish drivers

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.

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There's ONE country that really likes the iPhone 5c as well as the 5s

john devoy

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.

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Nokia's 41Mp Lumia 1020 'launches' in UK - but hoi polloi must wait

john devoy

Why make changes?

Why would MS make big changes to Nokia? It's was effectively already the main source for windows phone.

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Dyson takes Samsung to court in UK over vacuum cleaner

john devoy

Miele ftw

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.

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Canadian family gives up modern tech to live like it's 1986

john devoy

They could at least have gotten hold of a c64 or Atari 2600 for some 'arcade quality gaming action'.

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Phone-blab plod breaks PRIVACY law after crash victim's 5hr ditch ordeal

john devoy

Telling the truth is now a crime, it hinders their ability to whitewash mistakes.

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Microsoft - do you really think you can take on Google with Nokia?

john devoy

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.

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Apple to accept iPhone trade-ins at US Retail Stores

john devoy

usa

You really can't buy an iphone in the usa that's not on a contract? not even from an apple store?

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