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want. this. so. badly!
So you should mount an iPad in your LOHAN craft and then could use Facetime to stream the video in real time :)
thoroughly enjoyed it
Played the beta and loved the game. Really wanted to get the full version.
Sadly, lack of spare time means I had to cancel the pre-order. Just can't find the 3 or 4 hours a week at least I'd want to allocate to playing this.
If they get an OS X version made and released, then I might consider it, that'll at least save the pain in the neck of rebooting into bootcamp each time i want to play it.
"I like my coffee like I like my women.... covered in bees!!!!!"
- E Izzard
I barely send any sms txts any more. it's quite a shock with the message is in green.
Then again, my phone plan includes unlimited txts, so it makes no difference to me.
did you even read the article?? this patent doesn't relate to iphone and ipad multitouch - it's only relating to the trackpads on the laptops and desktops.
if they'd tried to get those included they'd have lost the case.
Predictable really, Tim Cook could sneeze and wipe his nose with $5million worth of notes and no one would really notice the loss from Apple's piggybank.
quote: "You wouldn't see a resolution that high on an 11.6" Macbook Air"
actually, the rumours are that you will, soon. Apparently Lion is already capable of displaying "HiDPI" which, as i understood it, is twice the dpi in each direction. So it's likely macbooks and imacs in the near future will be sporting displays with greatly increased density of pixels.
But, it's not to provide more real-estate on the screen, just far far smoother graphics.
quote: "touch interfaces are suited to large controls anyway"
they're not going to make the controls smaller. the controls will be the same size. but the graphics and textures that display the controls will be twice the size, so appear much much nicer. at least, they will, until they're obscured by your fingers tapping on them
Doesn't it worry anyone else that Google, the world's search engine, estimates that 480 search results is the same at "at least 1000"?
That's quite a massive incorrect calculation, and yet the whole world still puts their faith in them.
No wonder the world is going up the creek, and Google are standing on the shore holding the paddle behind their back!
if there is a price cut, i'll be tempted to buy one
I think the issue here is that the sales dropped off way past what was expected, not that they dropped off from the initial sales.
any chance my desktop support team will see this?
nope, didn't think so, IE6 is still installed on our desktops here :(
which is why most of us have circumvented the security and installed Firefox instead.
I get that Android is going to be the most used OS in the future, but what I don't get is why it's such a big deal?
Sure, 90% of the world is going to be using it, but it's going to be on products made by dozens of different brands, all trying to undercut each other, cutting costs by cutting quality and features. The profit margins for Android device manufacturers are only going to get worse. And all the while, Apple will be raking in money hand over fist and continuing to produce devices of a high quality and standard.
I'm not seeing where the upside is here for the likes of Samsung and HTC and so on. From this article, they are promised a world of pain in the future, while Apple has it easy and doesn't need to worry about catering to the developing markets who can't afford fully featured devices.
Surely missing out of the iPad2 and iPhone4S frenzy shouldn't have accounted for a 30% loss of their earnings. If so, then they should be thinking about broadening their product range to be less focused on one supplier.
that's surely not the same Pete Robinson of NME and KLF fanzine fame is it?
No, no they won't
Digitimes are not entirely reliable in their rumour-mongering.
And this has been confirmed by someone which much better sources than Digitimes has access to:
"an iPad 3 is not planned for release at Macworld. In case you’re wondering, an iPad 3 won’t be released at CES either. You can also mark a TV off your list for either one of those shows too — it’s not going to happen, according to my sources."
Funny, if I falsified my expenses claims I don't think I'd even get the chance to offer my resignation, let alone get paid 30 mil to do so.
if El Reg wasn't the way it is, then what would be the point in reading it? you can go to any tech website and read their reviews and articles that pander to the big corporations. But here, you can be sure that if a product/company/individual deserves slating and mockery, El Reg will deliver it. And if not, then the commentards will most certain step up to the plate.
We're all doomed!!!
This is most surely a sign of the End Times a-coming? Seems those Mayan's might have been bang on the button.
really enjoyed the show
First time listener, but really enjoyed the show. Hadn't listened before as I fear a podcast about the tech industry would be incredibly dry and boring, but you guys kept it entertaining the whole way. Shall be subscribing to the podcast when I get home tonight, certainly makes the train journey to work in the morning a bit more bearable. thanks!
where do i sign up
I'm well up for this. Galaxy Zoo was good fun for a few otherwise dull sunday afternoons. If they can put the data up on a website without the use of flash, then I'll happy contribute from the sofa while the missus is watching her tv programmes
So was the site actually pushing lies about specific solicitors then? Or is that just how it had been spun to get the court ruling?
On a different note, did anyone else find that the article itself seemed to be written in legalese? Felt like every 2nd paragraph was saying the same thing, just in slightly different wording.
anyone feel like a race?
to see who can produce an app to the same specs before they can?
Red alert, number one!
I was going to give thanks to Mr Mouttet for using up 15 minutes of my life that I wouldn't get back any time soon, but in fact, I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion within the article, and indeed in the above comments. Didn't understand hardly any of it, A-S Level Electronics was oh-so-very long ago, but I still enjoyed it all.
Here's hoping it's a sign for 2012, more top drawer boffinry all round please, no more stooping to the lowest common denominator.
TV sets are low margin these days aren't they? I don't see how that's a market that Apple can conquer.
(Then again, would have said the same thing about mobile phones back in the day, so....)
However, the rumours are still very vague. Will they be set top boxes? Is it just AppleTV3 and you use your own tv. Or will it be built in to iMacs? For a product that's only half a year away, seems like there's still a lot of guesswork going on.
but how frightening will it be if it does??
you check-in at all those places?
so someone only needs to watch your facebook page to know when the best time is to pop round your house and steal your telly?
sad about last guardian
I too would like them to take their time with Last Guardian. Team Ico games are not so much games as they are works of art. I'd be happy to wait another year if the creators felt it needed it. It'll be worth the wait.
Also missed off the list was Wrecked: Revenge Revisited. Although, technically that would have been a 2011 game had the xbox submission process not been screwed up. But if it's anything like it's predecessor, Mashed, and all the video and screenshots suggest it is and more so, then it'll be the most fun you can have multiplayer racing since... since... well, since Mashed i guess.
For me, 2012 is all about Max Payne 3 and GTA5. _Can_not_wait_to_play_them_!
Will we see Starcraft 2.2? And Dawn of War 3?
Are all the particles short, with cute faces and big eyes?
"They're not growing up with Microsoft Office. They're growing up with Facebook, with texting."
What were you doing when you were a kid that you were a) using Office and b) could afford it?
I know we didn't have Facebook when I was a nipper, but we found interesting and innovative things to do on our computers that didn't involve word processing for school work. MS Office is key for business. What you're saying is not that the future has to be all interconnected cloudy webbyness, but that most kids these days are going to be completely useless in front of a computer when they're faced with their first day of real work in a company when they go out to earn a wage. The future isn't all bright and shiny cloudy goodness, it's anarchy and dystopia as our companies collapsed because they're being run by idiots who spend their whole day on facebook posting lolcats pics. and commenting on El Reg articles ;)
'ullo Webster, it's been a long time.
I think the article does in fact state that Android has the market share, just not the profits. Apple, in fact, trounce (which I think is the word you were trying for) Android when it comes to REAL MONEY MAKING from the smart phone market. Then again, reading whole articles, and understanding the FACTS within them never was your strong point in the old days. It's nice to see that some things never change.
"they should have used the tools provided for exactly this situation"
Yes, an the most appropriate tool for this situation would have been to rush into Toys'R'Us, appropriate a different coloured lightsabre, and then return to the perp and defeat him in Jedi/Sith combat.
Instead, the cops took the "hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good tazer at your side kid" approach, and we all know how that ends: with the woman you have the hots for getting off with her brother instead of you.
"three counts of fourth-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree theft, resisting arrest and interfering with a police officer"
I believe the current sentencing for that particular crime is carbonite freezing...
spinning blades are so imprecise
no matter how sharp your stanley blades are, and how fast or slow your spinning plank of wood, you'll never get all the grass at the same height.
So I suggest the use of lasers and small mirrors from the outside of a disco mirror-ball. position the mirrors all around the circumference of your lawn (reflective side inwards). Then set up one of those military spec lasers at the desired height on the top of a spinning lawn waterer gizmo. Switch on the spinning, switch on the laser, and presto, uniformly cut lawn. just make sure the lawn is empty before you begin the process, no responsibility will be accepts for any cats missing their paws below the kneecaps.
that looks awesome! and I was just wondering how feasible it would be to sneak the ps3 into the car so when I open my xmas present on sunday and it's a ps3 game, i'd be able to get a few hours playing in. but sadly, not sure the girlfriend's parents would appreciate my taking over the telly. THIS however would be the perfect solution. The _almost_ perfect solution, actually, as would still have to find away to avoid the girlfriend's wrath when she discovers I've disappeared from the annual xmas day family marathon board game event and am plugged in to Uncharted3 in the front room instead :)
so, can we expect lots of....
Party on!! Excellent!!!" type quality programming?
damn that's ugly
I know LarsG already said it, but it's that ugly it deserves to be said twice.
To many, I'm sure, a smartphone is just a phone with more bells and whistles and so perhaps aesthetics shouldn't count, but when the other phones on the market are so much nicer looking and provide the same functionality, in some cases, better, then there's no excuse for making a phone that looks like it hit every branch as it fell out of the ugly-design-tree....
"more aware that what they were doing was legitimate, but had more justifications for it"
If it is a legitimate activity, why would they need to justify it?
"then legal file sharing would not have taken off"
I thought legal file sharing didn't take off and it's the illegal kind that is the most popular?
Also, can't believe someone got paid to conduct "research" on only 36 people and then have the audacity to publish the results as if they mean anything at all.
Even your suggestion of using a sample set of 2000 seems a bit small to get decent results.
404 error now
now the links just give you a 404 not found
simple opt out?
surely the easiest way to opt out is to stop clicking "like" or rsvp'ing to anything on facebook?
actually, there's an easier way, it's to delete your FB account.
shoulder buttons on the top screen? so nearly impossible to use while your thumbs are on the controls on the bottom screen then. and so totally useless to play anything more complicated than the likes of Crash Bandicoot on.
that's such a typical response from a PC FPS'er
not everyone in the world plays Counterstrike or Modern Warfare. and equally, not every game that is available for the Vita can be played on a pc or a smartphone
the Vita just needs a few big brand exclusives to draw in the crowd. It's already got Uncharted. It just needs GTA, God of War, Killzone and Metal Gear Solid titles that aren't available on the PS3 and then it'll shift a chunk more units to fanatics like myself who otherwise wouldn't bother.
wrong market - should target the fat MMO players so this way you can exercise without having to logout and interrupt your quests/raids/guilds-flashmob-dancing/etc
a bit slow?
So, those likely to be targeted by the police, were told a week ago, and so had plenty of time to move and erase any suspicious files and run a 72 times zeros to the empty space on their drives before the rozzers turn up and half-inched their hardware.
"tucks an inebriated Bruce Wayne"
man did I read that wrong on the first pass....
recently played GTA3 again when it came out on OS X a couple of months ago. was a massive slice of nostalgia. and quite surprising how much fun the game still is. graphics, obviously, looked very dated, but will be interesting to see how they fair on the mobile screens, probably look quite reasonable.
there's no finer way to pass the time than driving around Liberty City, working for the mob, listening to Lazlo on the radio offending just about everyone.
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