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Seems to only way to get rich these days is to run a company into the ground.
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Seems to only way to get rich these days is to run a company into the ground.
Trouble is, Google's Silence sounds like it just doesn't care.
So why should manufacturer's continue to make Android devices when they can't get any help/assistance from Google?
and HP won't sell any Gen1's and so won't see the point in continuing to produce a Gen2.
Avatar was visually stunning, yes. But without any kind of interesting plot to inspire me to watch it a 2nd time or buy it on dvd.
If the 720 is getting compared to Avatar, then i'll wait for the PS4 with hopefully more substantial and stimulating gameplay rather than pure visual gimmickery
70% of the increase will go to the developers.
Apple are still only taking their 30% of the price, whatever the price is.
I've been looking forward to getting Marathon, but was worried that it wouldn't fair well being translated to the iPad and would seem unplayably outdated by today's standards.
Glad to hear that's not the case, so shall be giving this a go tonight.
As good as it was at the time, half the Marathon experience was the story and humour. And that's something that I don't think any FPS has ever managed to replicate. Even Halo is disappointing in this regard by comparison.
scientifically feeding is different from normal feeding??
you do it with safety goggles on or something?
and the name of your so-called "Apple source"?
Henk van Vlakkelandburger??
they even have one of the rare Australian versions...
> Fuck me sideways
careful, unless you can clearly demonstrate an example of prior-art, someone's probably got a patent on that gesture and will come looking for an out of court settlement
Admittedly, i stopped using my Minidisc players many years ago when i got a 2nd gen ipod, but before then I'd had about 4 sony minidisc players and they were brilliant.
I agree that in this age of mp3, it's as archaic as cassette tape, but I do get a touch nostalgic everytime i see my old minidisc players gathering dust
with iOS5 just around the corner, with arguably sufficient improvements to warrant upgrading to, then should you find there are any unofficial apps that you use, you'll be getting rid of them again in a couple of months.
besides, I've still yet to see any real must-have app that would really necessitate jailbreaking
That screenshot is not representative of how the PSN appears today. How it appeared 2 years ago, maybe, when items like Warhawk and Pain were likely to be on the front screen.
Admittedly, it's not _much_ different, but couldn't you have gotten a recent image?
also - it's not exacly text heavy - there's a list of menus down the side with words on them. the rest of the searching for games is via a grid of icons. i'd suggest those saying they prefer the xbox graphical interfaces are too illiterate to read the menu names
i don't see how it warrants a 90% rating.
If i spent 4.5 grand, i'd be seriously annoyed to get such a rubbish EPG and i'd be furious to discover that the glasses aren't good enough to watch a movie from start to finish without discomfort
but then, i guess maybe if you have the cash to blow 4.5k on a telly, maybe you have the cash to afford the plastic surgery to make for face fit the glasses
because the world needs one, and surely it can't be that hard can it?
so just wait until Diablo 3 comes out at the end of the year
i suspect the slow down on the graph in February was more likely due to potential new-buyers waiting for the iPad2 launch
all the best for the future. El Reg comments pages have certainly been a lively and exciting place under your rule, i'm not sure any other news site is as fun
and welcome to our new keeper!!
This is great news. I quite often find someone asks me what I think about a piece of hardware, and I say "I've seen a review on the Register..." but then have a nightmare trying to find it again.
I wish my industry had unions that could tell us all to strike and stay home when it's a nice sunny day.
I can understand to a point that if you've invested so much time into a game, it's a bit disappointing when it shuts down. but surely the new one looks so much better that you'd be itching to play that instead and so wouldn't be playing to ages old game anyway.
> "like a product that's just behind the curve"
Somewhere in HP offices there's a whiteboard with 'Lessons learned from Palm Pre' written at the top and nothing else beneath it.
not using it though, it's an ornament that the missus wants me to get rid of. but it's staying, along with my MacPlus and angle poise G4 imac.
i swapped out the processor on my Cube with an OWC replacement. brought the performance right up to date at the time. shame, in a way, that they switched to Intel and there wasn't an way to make the Cube an Intel machine
the price was ridiculous, but then again, there was nothing else like it at the time.
and it definately wasn't style over substance. it was style AND substance.
i've had a massive increase in incoming spam over the last couple of weeks.
but i'm guessing that is because of the LulSec business, it's the same address i used for my playstation account so i'm assuming it's a result of that.
of course, that's exactly what they would tell us, to stop the mass panic, hysteria, looting and the end of society as we know it
syncing the keychains and system prefs across my macs made life a lot easier, shame to see it go.
Is the drive user replaceable? For after it goes farming and gouges a groove right through all your data?
I thought similar, a laptop is a laptop.
But I've had my MBA for the last 6 months and it makes a big difference being able to hold it in one hand and type with the other, when trying to work on the train squeezed on either side by two salad-dodgers.
And even at home, being able to work while sitting on the sofa and not loose the circulation in my legs, or getting up and carrying it outside holding it between finger and thumb in one hand, still open and running, while carrying a cuppa tea in the other.
Being thinner means being lighter, and being lighter just makes life a little bit easier and more enjoyable.
plus, it looks awesome :-)
so by this argument, the TLC pack I have for my Mini (pays for the first 3 mandatory services) locks me into the BMW Mini brand because, if I sell the Mini and buy a Ford, I can't get the unused free services for the new car.
It's the way the capitalist world works, and all the "open" evangalism that is currently going around isn't going to change that any time soon.
So... they have a 10 months backlog on their orders?? Sounds like a cease and desist from Apple is the least of their troubles and provides them with a get out of jail free card as they can point the blame finger and Apple instead of at their own inability to deliver the product.
who really is going to want to have to use two devices at once? you'll just do your email on the blackberry. an so, why bother getting a playbook? why not get another tablet instead. or a netbook? having a native email solution on the playbook makes it a worthwhile device. without it, it's just something else to carry around from meeting to meeting
am thinking this could be quite good for some games though (would love to try it with Eve Online)
quote: "Quote: "The vanilla Coupé... If it is a sports car..."
if you're after a sports car, you're not going to be getting the vanilla option, are you?
you'll be getting at least the S
and if your wallet is fat enough, you'll get the JCW version
and the only time you'll see one of those while sitting in your Daihatsu is while it's disappearing into the distance, leaving you eating it's dust
i frikken love it!!
my cooper s is great fun to drive. this looks to have a lower centre of gravity, probably going to be even more fun
can't wait to get one!!
i'll wave at the rest of you haters as i go past :-)
take a break, have a kitkat!
"This is of no benefit to the reseller..."
But for the end users, it's fantastic.
So instead of paying £128 for my OS X upgrade (because this is a full release, not the mostly transparent upgrade that Snow Leopard was), I'm going to be paying about 20 quid.
I'm sorry, but for a hundred quid, I can't quite feel sorry for the retailers.
really? because it seemed to me the commenter above was pro-ubuntu, making him a penguin-botherer, not an iFanboi.
obviously, i defer to your greater familiarity with such things, but by it's very name, i'd assumed a circle jerk involved more than one person doing the same thing, no?
but then again, i forgot, you apple bashers don't ever read anything before you troll do you?
This should have been the article. It's far more unbiased and informative.
am getting all misty eyed at the though of my old Series3 and the subsequent Series5.... ;-(
that's an oxymoron if ever i heard one
Surely they are able to tell what type of iPlayer installation is playing the content? Whether it is on a tv, or pc or mobile device.
So these figures could easily be the growth in usage, not just installation.
but still, I suspect it's a lot less than Nokia would have wanted to settle for, just they're not strong enough any more to hold out longer or suffer the costs of the court case.
I drive up there once a month or so, I had no idea I was putting myself in such potential danger!
Then again, there's been times looking at all the aimless shoppers in the Highcross shopping mall, it's quite likely the zombie invasion has already happened!!
Build it in Appcelerator Titanium.
you can't surf the desktop version of the fb website from your phone, it'll automatically redirect you to the m.facebook.com website.
and that slimmed down site doesn't contain the opt-out for the suggestion. it, typically for facebook, sucks
the only solution, i guess, is to un-tag myself from any and all pictures so that they do not have any source images to identify me by
even the most zealotous of us fanboys also view this article with contempt. If it was a comment post, i'd say it was from a penguin bothering troll.
The iCloud isn't going to take all of our data from our laptops and desktop machines and thus remove the need for hard disks.
At best, it's going to facilitate easy movement of data from the hard disks attached to my iMac, across to the disk in my MacBook and the flash drives in my iPad and iPhone.
Apple aren't providing me we 4TB of space to hold all my music, apps, books, pictures, movies and tv shows. But for holding onto those media files for long term (only 1000 photos are only held online for 30 days, other data files aren't catered for), I'm going to have to do it outside of the cloud, and for that I'll still need external hard drives.
think i'll stick with playing proper games on the playstation instead of the gimmicky kids games that are alway on nintendo.
don't like the huge controller either, i bet it's heavier than it looks.
that's such a brilliant idea, I'm going to start doing it on my way home tonight
I remember back in the day, we used to have loads of friends round, crowded around the original playstation, playing 4 player games (or even up to 8 player Micromachines by sharing the controllers between 2). good times had by all!
this "advancement" in techology is only going to let 2 people play the game at once. and anyone else in the room isn't going to be able to see a thing that's isn't at best horrible blurred, and at worst a composite of two entirely different scenes overlaid on each other.
it's a step back in multiplayer enjoyment, because half the enjoyment is for those in the room not currently playing, but waiting for their turn to do better.
but then, it's a moot point isn't it? there's feck all decent multiplayer games out at the moment that allow 2 or more players on a single machine. they're all geared at multiplayer over the internet
the PS3 can already push 3D movies to a telly, so no reason why it can't handle the double frames of this process.