419 posts • joined Friday 27th April 2007 11:14 GMT
Not only that, but also...
... software support.
There's enough fragmentation due to varying hardware platforms in the Android arena (for example) at the moment. Seems to me that all the necessary virtualisation/abstraction layers it would require for everything to play nicely together (or even at all) and relying on myriad component vendors to maintain a decent level of support would make for a phone which would perform somewhere between "like shit" and "not at all".
On many fronts, implementation would be a total bitch - but I do love the idea.
Re: Is Glass too new to copy?
> I like the pun of calling it iWear.
In my experience the endorsements are even more trivial than described.
If you click through an endorsement notification (or click the "Endorse Connections" link from your profile page) it pops up a selection of contacts with a single skill already selected for you. All you have to do is hit the yellow button to spam them all with some profile cruft. You don't even have to read (let alone think about) who you're endorsing or what you're endorsing them with.
It utter shite.
"it's unclear whether [it] simply tricks users into doing something daft"
Arguably that mission was already accomplished by the salesperson... when they convinced the punter to buy the WinMoPho in the first place.
Yes, yes I'm leaving...
Read your own post much?
"TBH for £22 you can't really complain ..."
Anecdotal evidence indicates that other suppliers are providing the goods in a timely fashion, while RS continues to flounder.
For £22 you are entitled to complain about shoddy service.
Hell, for £1 you are entitled to complain.
Re: time flies ...
> Just tested that, doesn't work mate, it just plays from the start again, which would be expected I'd day.
> Maybe you mean when you press pause? Coz that definitely works.
I remember that sequence and the Sony rep definitely removed the disc from the player. I presume the player was either specially modified for the purpose of the demonstration or the music playback was simply faked for the TV audience -- it's certainly not a feature I could see having any value in a production device...
Re: Not the classy way to do it....
If you'd ever used The Register app* before you'd know that that's precisely what happened. Only without the apology (unless you count this article).
* On Android, can't speak for t'other
Perhaps a portmanteau?
Re: My local CollectPlus
Lucky you. Clearly the best solution for you is to not use this service. That's not exactly a hardship, is it?
As per other responses, my experience with Three is that they do not detect my infrequent tethering activities via wifi hotspot (or if they do, they've never done anything about it).
Not that I do much other than a bit of web browsing and, very occasionally, some VPN from my work laptop.
However, I have an unbranded phone -- Three branded phones may have a software restriction.
RE: And gaming..
From the video the raised areas look like fixed locations, presumably only switchable between portrait and landscape if your keyboard layouts overlap appropriately.
As such, I wouldn't get your hopes up about smoothly sliding a bump around the screen just yet.
A bit shit
(Based on the Android version)
* Doesn't show your monthly income (yes I can use a calculator but how hard is for the app to x/12 the result?)
* Doesn't allow you to specify your tax code (so it gives me a higher gross income than is reality)
I'll stick with ListenToTaxman thanks.
Re: I use KeePass
Thankfully I'm not in such a locked down environment so can't speak from experience, but I use the portable version of KeePass and would assume (please correct if wrong) that this would work in such a "you can't install stuff" organisation. Unless of course the policies are granular enough to only allow certain EXEs to be run.
Why stop there?
You shouldn't use share a computer keyboard or mouse.
Don't take the lift, those buttons will be filthy. But be careful of the hand rail as you take the stairs.
Don't flush the toilet, you know where those hands have been. You can't be sure the last person washed their hands properly before turning off that tap either. Watch out for that door handle on your way out too! In fact, any door handle.
In fact just put on your paper suit and stay out of public places altogether, Mr Hughes.
Re: yep, indeed
Hmmm I might have encountered that, though only seems to affect photos for me (not much else on my SD card to be fair) and it seemed to be more about number of files in a directory. Once I'd breached a certain amount new ones wouldn't appear in the gallery without a rescan (and then vanished again later). I worked around the issue by moving my old pics into "/sdcard/old_pics".
$29.90 ... for 2GB, presumably?
At those prices they can stick 'em up their arse instead.
Re: Hm, odd
I'm with FanMan.
I thought "why would I need a SatNav?", until I acquired my old man's cranky old TomTom One via handmedown. With stock software (who knows what delights the hacking community have come up with) it pisses all over Google Nav in most respects.
Even if you just look at the "alternative route" navigation features, it's the clear winner - you can't tell Google Nav to avoid a particular road or navigate you around a traffic jam ahead (or that you are in) can you?
Oh and you're not reliant on a data connection to recalculate your route.
Re: Ainol Novo 7 Elf
A couple of hours ago I sprung £130 for an Ainol Novo 7 Aurora (w/ ICS), after seeing a colleagues in action (rooted).
Seem like tidy bits of kit and way better spec'd than these Gemini things on a lowly 7 incher
A10 processor (single core) 1.5Ghz
Re: 3D dreaming.
Probably using binary compression.
10 Take a string
20 Represent it in binary
30 Zeroes have no value, so throw them away
40 You are left with a string of ones, count them
50 GOTO 20
Some data loss may occur...
Title as icon
What exactly makes them think I want to take my (fairly) slim and (reasonably) moveable plasma TV and replace it with a fucking sideboard?
Re: Will avoid, lesson already learned
If you buy the cheapest of the cheap, maybe. But if you spend a little more you'll find the things like look like wood are chipboard with a veneer coating, with a naturally occurring wood pattern.
Lots of luck
There's definitely an element of the random in which way things fall. I've previously started a level (in the "original") where the pieces "settle" slightly at the start of the level -- on one attempt (and only one attempt), a pig on a high tower rolled off to its doom before I'd fired a single shot.
Penguin ... well, it's a bird innit?
It's an illustration, like the other graphics -- so big deal. But why black out his eyes? This is definitely misleading and probably the only thing they actually did wrong, to my mind. Assuming they licensed use of the image.
And (slightly off point) why waste so much precious column-inch space with a full height picture of a fictional character? At least the mock-up of the scene adds (some) value to the story, he's just a big fat waste of space.
Re: No sympathy here
"why would MS want you to buy a 2ndhand console?" -- because they make a loss on "new" console sales, expecting to recoup it on game sales. Think about it.
Not that I believe there is/was an MS/Game conspiracy.
Actually, maybe I'm starting to ;-)
RE: How do they make money?
I imagine this is the key phrase in the article: "Technically, AirDroid is still in beta"
Don't be too surprised if it becomes payware/adware/crippleware (or some combination thereof) around about the same time it ceases to be "in beta".
Back to Basics
So LEGO have gone pretty much full circle -- from where you would creating things from your imagination using simple, standardised blocks, through that whole dumbing-down mess o' crap of later years -- whereby you get a toy which has the word LEGO on the box and contains a dozen or so pieces, around half of which are made specifically for the model you've got. And now they've gone all the way back to creating things from your imagination using simple, standardised blocks.
Bah fucking humbug, I say.
is it really on obstacle?
"the technology switcheroo wouldn't affect or apply to PS3, iPad, internet TVs and other streaming devices"
If some devices can still access non-Silverlight content, I'd wager there's a piece of software that can be written that'll pretend to be one of them in order to circumvent this.
Many moons ago, I had a security app on my Handspring Visor called "OnlyMe" which prevented access to the device via a security code. One of the unlocking methods available was to swipe the stylus in a predetermined (user defined) pattern through areas displayed on the touch screen.
This was circa 2000.
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