Tell me the banks are not storing the biometric data in plain or even encoded as that is extremely bad practise. They should be storing the result of hashing the data with a secure key stored only locally on the device.
71 posts • joined 14 Aug 2006
My initial response to the music being muted is to check if the noise-limiter nanny has kicked in on my mobile phone not that the there is an issue with the car or surroundings.
"A key part of that system, according to the draft German law, will be determining when an automated system requested that the driver take over, putting the onus on companies to develop software that is suitably cautious, and on human drivers to maintain vigilance while driving"
Aka at the dawn of motoring as "The man walking in front with a red flag" law.
Why do smartphone reviewers spend so much time on the camera and so little on all the other features?
Massive increase in mobile phone use yes. But how much of that is actually holding the thing against your head making a traditional voice call?
Is this why their app no long runs on my Android tablet? :(
How much do I yearn to use an instruction like SNZ (store negative zero) again? :D
And have they sorted out the TDATE$ word format issue that will blow up in their faces come 2028?
Re: Faux Yorkshire subtitle
Looks more like summat from west of the Ouse.
I have used a standard memory card in the sat-nav I use on my motorbike for over ten years with no problems from vibration, damp and heat. A solution looking for a problem? Hell, it even survived an unplanned trip bouncing down the road on its own!
Wouldn't it be easier and less cluttered for stores to have a symbol to show where *no* mobile tracking is in operation? And educate the masses to assume they *are* likely being tracked otherwise.
BTW does putting my phone into Airplane mode offer sufficient protection (which I do anyway when visiting my GP or the cinema rather than turning it off altogether)?
Hope they get it fixed soon. I am suffering Dr Karl podcast withdrawal symptoms ... :(
The obvious solution to avert the total obsolescence of so many devices is to retain one MUX as DVB-T hosting the main channels (and radio) in SD.
Re: How far off?
But how many journeys are absolutely straight lines? Most are winding paths and you might expect perturbations to the true position of the intermediate measurement points to be as likely to be on the inside of a local bend as on the outside which would underestimate the true distance travelled balancing out the overestimates from being on the outside of the local bend. I suspect the explanation given is more complicated than that.
Re: Yes but, no, but...
Not really. They are larger glasses with a line marked to the pint level and then room for the head.
You are missing the main source of discrepancy
Until and unless your eliminate the "Time In Motion" difference (due to different parameters as to what counts as being in motion) it makes no sense to compare the rest of the stats.
How about downlighters flush in the ceiling void?
With a well designed small speaker enclosure built into the ceiling tile?
Re: Wireless charging is bad.
I don't have any of those problems using wireless charging on my Lumia 820 in its bumper case and range of wireless chargers including a combined power pack / wireless charger. Suggest it is your Nexus that has a poor implementation.
Beat me to it!
A solution looking for a problem?
The need for such a device suggest cyclists are so unaware of their surroundings that they are unable to take in at a glance the information displayed on your usual sat-nav screen as other road users seem able to do. This I do not accept.
Can El Reg avoid calling remote controlled devices robots please?
So who is responsible when a parcel goes "missing" after being picked up a random stranger?
Had similar some year back when parking my motorbike by the side of a race track and it would not start. Turned out to be the timing loop built into the track. Wheeling the bike back away some distance from trackside and all was OK.
Another good reason to stick with my fifteen year old car for some time longer yet.
Re: Car Insurance is a scam that can die with this device
Not really. They will be scammer magnets as people driver their POS vehicles into these things to claim on Google's insurance.
Visited link colour back to noticeable.
Marking read links: Very slightly better
I now see that read links are coloured a very slightly different shade of grey. But only noticeable if I look at my laptop screen full on in good light. Need more contrast guys,
Links no longer marked as read / red?
So how am I supposed to keep track of which articles I have already looked at?
Compared to all the currently available smart watches it is a Venus de Milo.
Why are they even looking at the passwords in plain text?
Surely this is bad practise and a security issue?
What about wireless charging?
Does it know the difference between wired charging and wireless charging. Does it know the difference between the phone being first put on the charging pad and when it re-starts charging after the battery drops below the threshhold?
You actually means just after *supper*.
11 miles is not far ...
... if you are wearing the right footwear. Office brogues don't cut it.
"More broadly, Glass is built to connect you more with the world around you, not distract you from it"
So why didn't the driver see the police before they saw her?
1337 means FZ in my world. is this what you are referring to?
As I happen to have two mobile phones (I keep my old one as a backup on PAYG) how can the spooks be certain which of the two places I may actually be for certain?
Only if you work with 8 bit bytes. Not always the case.
Taking it to the next level.
If you know your codes ...
... and have the right experience then you will know why my mobile lockscreen PIN means "FU" :)
Better than the alternatives
Especially if you are a hard-line Apple and Android refusenik like I am. Would not let either of those anywhere near my personal data.
Bletchley Park is in (not near) Milton Keynes
For the avoidance of confusion.
Unless you mean something different to what I think you mean you *can* flag up emails in the WM8 email client?
You betcha. You may be anonymous by name but with iOS and Android you are certainly not anonymous by nature.
The price is not right
I picked up a Harmony 555 for £40 three years ago which also can control up to 15 devices but has a monochrome soft-key screen so much easer on the batteries. Wouldn't be without it although it took a while and some patience to set it up way I want it.
I agree that the web interface is clunky compared to the much slicker local app but some things seem to be only doable using the former.
But will it help Arthur Dent ...
... get a nice hot cup of tea?
Wouldn't work on me
For the simple reason I use a wrap around phone cover in normal use and have to let the flap swing free and easy away from the back of the phone to let the dog see the rabbit. :D
Wot? Not 4oD or Demand 5 on launch?
One to keep an eye on for the Christmas after next then.
Crazy idea. DTT is a much more efficient use of limited resources for one to many broadcasting than is the internet for the larger values of many we are talking about here.
Re: Content is king
Anyone moving from a Toppy with MyStuff to this Youview box is going to be very disappointed with the current state of its UI.
Re: Looks better than it is
Any Toppy/Mystuff user playing with one of these is in for a culture shock. For example FIVE key presses to get to see a list of your recordings and SIX key presses to see your list of upcoming timers? Who thought that was a good idea?
If there are enough users with the knowledge and experience perhaps the adminstrator can be persuaded to make the firmware open source?