1865 posts • joined Tuesday 8th May 2007 12:11 GMT
research into girl-centric relationships
that's a relief, I thought you were going to say it was company set up to breed happy lesbian Labrador dogs....
how big are Proview?
Because, the loss of business to Foxconn and Pegatron etc etc could be more damaging to the Chinese economy than a small trademark license?
1.7 inches really a big difference?
I don't see how going from the 9.7 inches of the current iPad screen, down to 8" will really make that much difference, unless they're also making the screen go edge to edge. and if they did, why wouldn't they also do the same with the big iPad?
8" just doesn't seem to be enough of a difference from the existing model to make it appealing to all those that believe the iPad is too big for their needs
i quite agree. the story doesn't actually tell us what was said between the companies. it could well be that apple said "we're going to need X time more casing for the new macbook range" to which pegatron replied "we can't fill that order until after march because we're committed to producing X units for Asus" and apple answered "fine, in April, we'll add those X to our current order of Y... or we can take X+Y to another supplier"
there might not have been any specific threats, just standard business practice.
will the US employees work for the same wages? and in the same conditions? somehow, i seriously doubt it. otherwise, companies would be using the US (or anywhere else in the west) for manufacture.
these companies aren't getting their products made in china to spite the US workforce, y'know. it's pure economics and capitalist forces at work. they're bid for the work is cheaper, so they get the work. if you want the jobs to be in the us, then set up a manufacturing plant that can produce the same components/parts at the same quality or less, then Apple will switch to using you as a supplier
top effort that man!!
now, if only someone could explain what those other El Reg twitter accounts are for - and should I follow all of them? or just the main one?
you know what they when you assume....
> The launch, we assume, is Apple's hyped refreshed TV device.
I thought McRumors theory was far more likely, that the short stock just points to a new version of the Apple TV external device that'll support the hi-res videos that the new iPad is apparently going to be capable of.
IF they are going to be releasing full television sets next month, why would they be running down stock of the Apple TV unit? There's clearly two seperate markets, one are the people that'll pay many hundred of pounds/dollars on a television with the Apple TV interface running on it, and the other those who already have expensive televisions that do not need replacing just yet, who'll happily pick up a hockey-puck type device for $99 to get the same functionality. It doesn't make sense that Apple would be replacing the £99 peripheral device with a $999 lcd television.
I just watched the previous week's TopGear where they went to China and were looking at all the car fakes. And how BMW had tried to sue over the fake X5 (or whatever it was) that looked identical to their model, and they lost the case because the Chinese courts ruled that there were no similarities at all.
I'll admit, Apple can be a bit over zealous, but it seems crazy over there, you haven't got a chance of winning unless you're a Chinese company.
i'm intending to unfollow and then follow over and over again when it gets really close, so even though i've been following for ages, i still get a chance at being the #10k :)
ignoring that it's an apple patent for a moment...
...but this seems like a very nice idea for a UI on a small screen.
If there's all these prior art examples, why hasn't anyone gone ahead and produced a phone with a UI where, instead of sliding left and right to get to more app icons, or background apps, etc, you move through the depth dimension. I think it'd be a very cool to see, and very intuitive to use interface.
maybe there is quality on youtube, but i have.... seven devices already that i can watch youtube with, and those are just the ones within easy reach of my sofa where i'm watching telly at the moment. if i'm prepared to get up and walk around my flat there's even more. why do google think i'm going to pay for another one?
i don't get it
So i can see how this TLD will be great for musicians and labels and publishers and whatnot.
But do they assume that the general public is only going to look for music on .music and won't look anywhere else?
It's not going to stop pirating. But I guess it will stop someone setting up a site to look like an official one and perhaps phish for people's details?
for google to make money on this, they'll have to sell not only analytics on our tv watching patterns, but also bombard our screens with advertisments. no thanks.
plus, is this article seriously suggesting that YouTube is the video content that they going to be driving this product's roll out with? they'll need a lot more than 30 second clips of talking dogs or kids off their heads on novocane.
no more shopping?
that sucks, as I regularly used that feature.
then again, i knew this day would come, when they changed it's name from "froogle" to "shopping"
shall be giving duckduckgo a try out this weekend then
hat off to the man. this is a valuable life lesson not only in actions and consequences but also in the perils of social media. this is top parenting in action and i hope one day to follow his example.
i like the touchscreen dash
i like the lcd screen for the drivers display
i very much like the gullwing doors (with the exception that i'd never be able to get our of my car if the cars on either side of my parking bay were present)
but i don't like the look of the car at all. are all electric cars going to look so ugly? it's got frikken gull wing doors, why doesn't it at least look a bit like a deloran?
we all know the patent system over there is broken, and it makes it so easy for patent troll firms to thrive. there needs to be a change. patent trolling needs to be recognised as a criminal activity, it is, afterall, practically a form of extortion. so that way, if a company feels they are being trolled, they could counter-sue with the charge of patent trolling ("seeking to pervert the course of commerce and innovation" or whatever the legalese term would be). And such a charge should carry the death penalty. This would both cause companies think twice before attempting to troll, and also reduce the number of active patent trolls out there too.
questions about this survey
survey was by US Consumer Electronics Association - so totally unbiased then? :)
And I note there is a lack of specifics in the report:
- "expressing an interest in electronic kit" and
- "they were especially keen on devices"
Are these "electronic kits" and "devices" the sort of thing they sell in Maplin? or the kind of things they keep at the back of the Ann Summers shops?
+1 for the win
this - we're all tech savvy types, we should all be able to set up something similar and seriously skew their results
bit of common sense
a) it's obvious that the tweet wasn't meant as a serious threat
but b) equally, you've gotta be pretty stupid in this day and age to make a public announcement about blowing up an airport
so both sides are at fault here, imho
celebrities and newspaper people
The problem, then, is our scientists are, as Pete 2 says above, "white-coated, bespectacled, bearded, geeks"
We need more celebrity scientists, who can command space within our newspapers and our tv shows and the public's mind, and from there can push the reasoned scientific arguments and evidence. Who doesn't enjoy the programmes that Brian Cox makes, explaining complex science in a way that non-scientists can appreciate. Science's very own Amy Pond, Dr Alice Roberts, is infinitely watchable and again, able to explain the science without losing the rest of us. We need more celebrity-type scientist to be in our daily lives. Then the public will start listening to what they have to say, and then there's a chance to public also pay attention to what they're saying as well.
no thanks. am sure they'll start charging for it once enough people start using it
This seems to be the problem with all these ultrabooks that have been reviewed here recently.
I guess that's why they can afford to give away the case and the adapters, because they've skimped on the quality of the screen, and yet are still charging Macbook Air prices.
Welcome to Tyler, home to the world’s largest rose garden, and to the world's largest patent trolls.
you say that like it's a bad thing?
@craigj : scart
has there _ever_, in the history of electronics, been a connector that's more difficult to "just plug in", then trying to put a scart lead into the back of your telly, when you're reaching around from the front, trying to slot it in blind?
Even if you can get to the back of your telly without risking tipping it over onto your foot, it's still not an easy connector to fit.
So no, it won't be at all like "Almost like plugging in a scart lead and pressing AV on your remote", because for one, it won't involve the swearing, sore thumbs, mentally-scarred children, or tv-flattened cats, that your old fashioned method does
Flash - fast going the way of the floppy disk and 8-track drives
i think, when El Reg includes the name in "speechmarks" that's because it's not an officially designated name, and just what the press are calling it. you have to remember, despite these rumours, Apple have made NO announcement about this product, or if it even exists. So no one actually knows what it's going to be called, if it does exist.
for a moment there i thought i was reading one of Verity's works
They told me about it...
I definitely got a text from them to let me know this was going to happen. I think it was a couple of weeks ago.
Found it - actually it was sent to me on 8th December:
O2: Just to let you know, from 1 February 2012 The Cloud wifi won't be part of your unlimited wifi anymore. You can still use BT Openzone as usual. And now, O2 Wifi. Go to o2.co.uk/wifichanges to find out more. To stop SMS, text STOP t 81145
So perhaps it's not that they didn't tell anyone, it's just that no one remembers or paid any attention when they did?
Ah, you mean launchpad. I like it myself, on the small macbook air screen, it's easier to find apps than scrolling up and down the list that the Application folder on the dock puts up. But on my desktop, it's always easier to find the app I want in the /Applications/ folder. Or you could use Spotlight to find the app you want and launch it i guess.
So I guess my point is, on OS X, the Launchpad is just one of the many options you have, and people use whichever they prefer or suits best at the time.
However, I fear with Windows, MS will decide that this new start screen is the only way to go, and that'll annoy everyone, regardless of whether they like the new system or not.
Objection, your honour! There is no evidence, these buckets of water are of no relevance to this case....
that's a 3rd party iOS app isn't it? nothing to do with Apple
isn't ice cream sandwich available now? why release it with out-dated OS?
not so much when it comes to the desktop and laptops. most OS X users i know will wait several years before upgrading to the new hardware. it's only the iOS devices that we queue up for every year :)
Where's the lack of control? i can write a book, publish it in iBooksAuthor and sell it via iBookstore, if i wish, so that people with iPads can read it.
OR I can also produce a .pdf version and sell that myself via whatever means are available (Amazon, eBay, personal website, etc etc). I could even use that pdf to pitch the book to a traditional publisher to get it printed as traditional books.
As a user, I can purchase a book via the iBookstore if i wish. Or i can go and hunt down the pdf, load that onto my iPad, and still read the same content. Or I can purchase/acquire a Kindle format .mobi file, cover that to .epub, and still read it on my iPad.
So as an iPad user, i have freedom of choice on how i consume content. And as an author, i have freedom on how i choose to publish.
I don't see where this "lack of control" is that you harp on about?
perhaps there is a missing apostrophe? (i'm assuming you're internet savvy enough to have gotten the Zero Wing reference she is making?)
it should be: All your books' (fee-charging) iBooks files are belong to Apple.
Didn't the iBooks Author license details just get clarified?
The content still remains under your ownership and rights, it's just the final .ibooks format file that Apple want the rights to. There's nothing to stop you exporting the same text into another format, or probably even running the ibooks file through a converter to produce a 100% epub3 compliant file, and then selling that elsewhere.