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But Tony Smith's article (http://www.reghardware.com/2011/09/28/amazon_launches_kindle_fire_ebook_tablet/) says the Fire doesn't have 3G.
Does that mean it doesn't have WhisperSync and the only way to get that is to use a Kindle Touch?
movies on a 7" screen will be little better than movies on a phone screen. probably looks exactly like watching one on a 10" 4:3 screen.
i'd argue that reading books is a much bigger use case than reading digital magazines and one which this device should really be catering for because it's going to be competing against the amazon fire.
if a page is designed to work in 16:9, then it's going to be very wide, but display very little content vertically before you need to start scrolling. annoying for the user, annoying for the designer. design it for portrait viewing isn't going to make things any better either. most people may have 16:9 monitors (or here at work i have two 4:3 next to each other) but i still view the web is a 4:3-ish window floating in the middle.
continuing the 'missing page' theme
There's a piece missing from the Great Isaiah Scroll:
3:23 And the gauze robes, and the fine linen, and the turbans, and the mantles.
3:24 And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet spices there shall be rottenness;
and instead of a girdle rags; and instead of curled hair baldness;
and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth;
branding instead of beauty
3:25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.
3:26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and utterly bereft she shall sit upon the ground.
3:27 And if you ask me how I'm feeling
3:28 Don't tell me you're too blind to see
3:29 Never gonna give you up
3:30 Never gonna let you down
3:31 Never gonna run around and desert you
what's a win?
I wonder what Samsung are hoping to get from this.
Best case scenario is Apple are banned from selling iPhones. But surely Apple's lawyer will see if it heads this way and Apple will either reach into it's big sack of cash to come to a settlement agreement with Samsung, or they'll be paying them 0.05c in every $10 of profit Apple makes from each iPhone sale. Eitherway, all Samsung benefit from is a small monetary income, which needs to be offset against the loss of revenue as Apple move to using other suppliers for iPhone parts. AND they still won't be shifting as many tablets as Apple. AND 72% of their phone customers will still be looking to switch to another brand.
i dunno about the sarcasm, the article sums up precisely the environments i've seen at every investment bank i've worked in over the past 11 years.
bought it, i have
just trying to convince the girlfriend that what she really wants to do on saturday is to sit down and watch all six movies in a row, back to back, with the only breaks allowed for going to the toilet and making cups of tea, and even then, only while the end credits of each film rolls by.
am not having much luck with that so far, but there's still 2 days for me to convince her "these are the films you're looking for"...
but i guess that won't occur to the majority of punters who will be baffled by all the technospeak, but understand that when a phone company says 'unlimited' it doesn't actually mean unlimited, so when someone says 'infinite' obviously they're telling the truth
this is why they should bring back hanging
I mean, seriously, what kind of smeghead is going to look at a dead headhog and think, 'i'll take a dump on that'. And do we really need that kind of scumbag to continue to be a member of society? Surely, for the greater good, this guy should be euthanised at the earliest possible opportunity.
can't play it :)
am dying to hear what it sounds like but won't play on my work pc :(
shall have to wait until i get home, oh the suspense!!!!
such a shame
the original Driver was a fantastic game, and i was throughly looking forward to this updated version. yes, the graphics are great, but wtf is all this shifting crap? totally put me off the game when i played the demo
why was it necessary? it would have been an awesome game if they hadn't bothered to include that stupid idea
great for users, not so good for companies that advertise?
am thinking that, for the end user, this will be great as it'll increase the chances of your search returning a useful result.
but for companies, unless they're the big popular franchises, their hit rates will drop.
surely it's easier and cheaper to send the file to your mac at home and save it as a pdf file using the Print dialogue?
you've got to be pretty desperate to send out your newly edited document via pdf to warrant that price tag
you mean someone on the internet was actually using their real name and not an alias? what is the (virtual) world coming to??
open an attachment in Pages?
if someone emails me a document and i want to take a look and read it before deciding if i want to keep/use it, i use the QuickLook option to read it, instead of firing up a full blown application for the minute or two it takes to read the doc.
not saying that the way Lion allows apps to keep a Version copy of a deleted file isn't a problem, but i would suggest you're not making the most efficient use of the other features that Lion (an even the previous OS X versions) provide.
suspicious... very suspicious...
i see the wheel tracks of the LRV, going towards it's final resting place... but there's no footprints returning to the landing site?? is the astronaut still sitting in the driving seat? or maybe, they forgot to photoshop in the footprint tracks
re: 'I bought my Kindle for the specific purpose of reading books'
so did most Kindle owners, i think.
so i'm unsure many of them will want to fork out for a $250 device that they can't even use to read their books on outside (as amazon's adverts have told us how bad non-eink screens are for reading books)
re: OCR is a bit of a resource hog
Took a picture of your post on my laptop with TextGrabber, then ran the convert. Took about 15 seconds I guess and the results are below:
OCR is a bit of a resource hog* #
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section of text.
OCR is realty the sort of thing ih^^thsFQU^ii to be integrated
with JOS/AndneMd^WR tow wtere it can be optimised, or handed off to
some meaty in The Cioud. Google pnesumably has
access to decent OCR IP from all the piratiWHAH document digitising
work it's been doing recently. ( dont know what Apple's OCR history is.
wonder at impact on tablet market
the Touchpad firesale has probably caused quite a lot of people who were tablet-sceptic to give it a try. this will probably boost the tablet market quite a bit, and in a couple of years, once the touchpad is too slow and too unsupported to be useable, there's going to be a lot of people buying apples or samsungs to replace it
so seems the ploy worked, i couldn't find any available on their site now.
i was almost tempted too, but then, there's a very good reason why they're discounting the price so much, so probably a good thing other people got there first before i came to my senses and realised that even at that price, it's a long way from a bargain
sometimes, you need a break from the trolling and the play mobile and the fanboy wars and it's nice to chill out with a cuppa tea, a digestive biscuit and a nice, geeky tech article on a saturday morning.
i'm sure normal service will resume soon though :)
WebOS can't be all that bad
apparently it runs quite nicely on iPad2 hardware. A shame HP insisted on running on their old hardware design.
These tracks are side by side.
Sandpeople always ride single file to hide their numbers.
and who's going to bother now that HP are checking out
now that HP have announced they're getting out of the hardware business, who's going to bother buying one of these when it'll be unsupported in the very near future?
and for non-amazon bought books?
Can i load it with kindle format ebooks that i've aquired from alternate sources other than amazon?
Because of all the people i know with a kindle, only one or two have bought the majority of their books from amazon, the rest have downloaded a torrent of 1000 fiction books and are slowly working their way through them
my way or the Huawei
need a new keyboard, this one's covered in tea... bravo sir !!!
Kids and the future
so, kids are buying Android phones now because they're cheap
And in the future, they'll grow up and then they'll still be buying Android? That's an incredible weak argument. Not least, because all of those "soccer dads" as you call them, when they were younger, would have owned Nokias and Ericssons when they were kids. And that really worked well for those two companies this year didn't it?
(plus, would it hurt you so much to proof read your article before submitting it? Just a little bit, to catch the typos? kthxbye)
funny though, your article appears to contradict Mr Orlowski's article from earlier today which suggests Google's purchase was pointless
when was the last, decent, well-made, good-looking motorolla phone? i can't think of one
this purchase was purely for the big bag of patents
wouldn't be surprised to find google wind down and throw away the actual phone-making part of the company they've purchased and just keep the patents to protect android.
had the first version of this for my ipad1
and while it worked very well, as the review says the new version does, i did find it rather pointless having a bluetooth keyboard attached to my ipad.
the device is a touchscreen device, afterall, and the majority of uses involve touching the screen, which isn't overly comfortable when propped up for typing.
so in the end, i've got a much lighter and form-fitting cover and have grown to get used to typing on the on screen keyboard
we're all doomed!!
But.... isn't the earth's magnetic field s'posed to be failing and about to flip so that north is south and south is north some time soon? And when that happens, isn't there a change that all these antiprotons that are floating in the air, will drop down, hit normal matter and Marvin the Martain will have his earth-shattering ka-boom!!
does Dave smoke much?
i'm just saying, http://www.marijuana.com/medicinal-marijuana/14798-panic-attacks-paranoia-anxiety.html
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