Can El Reg avoid calling remote controlled devices robots please?
52 posts • joined 14 Aug 2006
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?
Same old, same old
Yet another crippled access product the world does not need.
Re: Catch up tv is only 9.2%..
It couldn't be easier to connect a computer to a TV. My Acer Revo is connected with an HDMI lead and has a wireless keyboard and mouse and gives me unfettered access to all the catchup online services and other providers without being straight-jacketed by what the TV makers want to restrict me too. Youview is unnecessary.
I have been running three twin-tuner PVRs for several years now. Really is needed for making sure you do not get clashes on late-finishing / early-starting B2B recordings on different channels and for capturing all the F1 and other live sports coverage.
Looks like the PSU capacitor replacement dudes will be rubbing their hands at the extra business headed their way if these heat capturing enclosures catch on.
This is surely breaking the standard
Something you have + Something you know
tenet of secure athentification? Unless you also still have to enter a PIN or somesuch as well?
Griffin FM transmitter
Shame this does not work off batteries as well as the aux power socket as when parked up waiting for the next delivery my van turns off the power unless I keep the ignition or sidelights on. I have a cheap far eastern knock off transmitter which keeps the rechargable batteries fully topped up and does the job despite the tacky build quality (the tuning buttons fell off on day 2).
Humax Foxsat HDR remote response / Deleting lots
As well as making sure you have removed both films from the front panel (there is a second one behind the flap) look to see if you have one of the models which has the coating all the way across with no clear hole left where the sensor is. If so you can scrape the coating off in front of the sensor to significantly improve the remote response.
To delete lots and lots and leave it to chug away move all recordings to be deleted to one folder (or to the top level) then Select All in that folder then Delete. Time for lunch.
Warm air does not leak out. Cold air leaks in.
If you need more connectivity then either get an AV amp which will have more inputs than you can shake a stick at or if you really are happy with the weedy audio of flat-screen TV sets then use an HDMI switch.
Only available in black ...
... for us boys who do not like to sport girly colours. :(
A new bottleneck then?
If the computer has to spend so much effort making sense of my muddled thoughts.
Smart TV is a straight-jacket
Who wants the crippled access offered by Smart TV sets? The functionality offered is a tiny subset of what is available using a dedicated open box such as a nettop.
Still crippled after all these years
All these devices (PS3 included) do not give you unfettered access to IPTV content whatever the source, whatever the format. Instead your are nannied into only having what they want you to have by channelling you through their portal. I use a nettop which does not have any of these restrictions.
Does it do audio transcoding?
Needed to get true digital surround through most (all?) AV amps.
Like downloading the internet
Like downloading the internet.
Psion 3 series
I loved my 3c and replaced it with a 3mx but it had to go when the screen ribbon cable failed one more time. A weakness that has put me of flip-phones and slider phones to this day. One thing not mentioned is running it for a month or more on one set of batteries which means you could be away in the wilds for ages which is not what you can do with a modern energy-munching smartphone.
But, but, but
A truly secure OS does not allow any 3rd party software to compromise it.
Buth with a two-stroke ...
... every other stroke is a bang Twice as many as a four-stroke. :)
As a non-Daily Mail reading music lover with eclectic tastes I have no idea who Nick Cave is. Must be from the 80s - the decade that music forgot.