Eye see what you did there.
1528 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Eye see what you did there.
Take the article regarding the "10 Androids to outshine the iPhone 4S" . A large proportion of those are the the generic thin, big screen, little frills slab design *that is identical to every other smartphone design out there*. Do not get me wrong, quality *IS* important but there comes a point when one high quality slab design is much the same as another high quality slab design.
The very best scores should only be given to phones that *try something truly different* and are of high quality, rather than just a standard design of high quality.
Is why smartphone design has stagnated over the past 2 or 3 years. There is almost no innovation left in smartphone design now - the Experia Play experiments with PSP technology and the Motorola Atrix at least flirts with the idea of powering a laptop.
But the rest? Flatscreen, a couple of buttons, call me when a new processor comes out. I'd like to see El Reg reign in its scores for new smartphones and only award 85-90% for phones that genuinely have innovative features and ideas. Regurgitating an existing design (please, slobbering fanbois, this applies to HTC's efforts as well as Apple's), no matter how fast the processor is or how well it's made, should net 75% tops.
After pursuing a local felon in regards to a recent exclusive, a journalist for IT news website The Register was found being towed along the ground behind a 4x4. Police are baffled, along with everyone.
Indeed. We need to investigate the source of this mysterious and malign power and shut it down if we can. Then we can enjoy our star-gazing in peace and quiet.
The Blackberry Chumawumba: "It gets knocked down, but it gets up again...."
All shall crumble before the awesome might of the Pippin Mark 2 because, hey, it worked really well the first time, right?
Oh thank Christ. We were worried we weren't going to get our iPad 2s for a second there.
A wave of peace quiet has broken out across London today as rioters were unable to access the BBM network.
Thank god they installed that chief information security officer after that last attack, otherwise they'd have no-one to fire over this one.
Tell us what you're *really* feeling!
What's the keyboard quality like? If the buttons are solid and responsive, I might look at ditching my Nexus One and getting one of these instead.
Let's give them a big hand, ladies and gents.
Mephistophiles shuts down Hell due to a lack of souls. Apparently the department that offers deals for mortal souls has been driven out of the market by telcos.
It's got to be better than that soft drink they pushed out - "Mountain View".
....that springs to mind are deep-fried Mars Bars. An almost mythical delicacy in my neck of the woods but I've never forgotten the taste after all these years. I've no idea what would make a good deathmatch rival though...
Sony Ericsson used to make big strides in phone development - they introduced one of the first phones with a colour screen (the T68 & T68i), even going as far as to make one of the first MP3 attachments and camera attachment as well.
In the smartphone sector, there was always strong rivalry between UIQ phones such as the P800, P900, etc and the Communicator range but as @Red Bren pointed out, the P990i was starting to lose ground against its better functioning competitors.
I also recall the series of Palm based PDAs that Sony produced many, many years ago. Again, there were some really solid designs (my T37 lasted a very long) and they seemed very determined to bring out new ideas (including the first PDA with an OLED screen - released in Japan only).
If Sony can recapture these glory days and use this acquisition to bring greater diversity to the phone market (rather than just flat touchscreen slab, no buttons, kkthanxbai) then it could really rejunvinate their presence in the phone market. If, on the other hand, they are merely doing this for IP and patents, with a view to ditching Ericssons engineers, then what happened with HP & WebOS will seem like a rousing success story by comparison.
If God hates the world and its people (ok, the second one I can kinda sympathise with), He really has no-one to blame but Himself.
When I first heard about this, I thought it was some hoax. Kinda stunned at the moment. So long Stevie and thanks for all the Macs.
A nice big bag of popcorn and an article like this.
How can you be so thoughtless? By refusing to ban such filth as Kirby's Dream Land or Nintendogs, you are merely encouraging the next generation of brutal psychopaths! I cannot supervise my child due to regular PTA meetings, my high profile business career and my Daily Mail column, so I often have to leave him with his Xbox and a copy of Tiger Woods Pro Putting Simulator. The thought that he could be playing something as foul and evil as Little Big Planet makes me sick to my stomach.
Won't someone PLEASE think of the children?!
At these prices, it will screw over quite a lot of the competition so although in the short term they may make a small loss, they'll claim a large section of the tablet market from their rivals. After all, the savings they make can be used to buy ebooks and programs from Amazons TotallyNotAnAppStore.
<The scene: Two figures are fleeing from the towering HQ of an evil conglomerate. Several machine-gun carrying are chasing them>
"James, they're chasing us! How are we going to get away?"
"Don't worry, my dear. I'll use my iPad to plot an escape route in Maps that will take us to the nearest bus stop."
"WE'LL NEVER MAKE IT!"
"Hang on! I can use my trusty iPad as a bulletproof shie-"
Playbook is a perfectly sensible name for an enterprise business sector that prides itself on a slightly macho image:
"Ok, I need to make some notes on this meeting, I'll get out my iPad 2."
"I'll use my Galaxy Tab."
"......I'll get my Playbook."
To the kitchen scales!
It's come around to bite them in their muscley well-toned ass.
Those price points are *really* going to fuck over the Android tablet market.
The potential profit in this idea is astronomical.
"Engage in BDSM or be sued."
Apple reports absolutely no overheating problems with new iPhone 5 battery, nuh-uh.
Reg hacks are patiently waiting for the first malfunctioning Kindle 2 battery, just for the headlines.
This should shut up people that a) whine about the lack of scientific benefits from space exploration and b) whine about the lack of an IT angle in said articles.
Mankind spent ages searching for the Elixir of Life, only to find it was in the pub all along.
What we need to do is develop a national IT program for the police force to sit proudly alongside our NHS one.
....welcome our cane toad devouring overlords and whatever we introduce to then get rid of them.
Did that description actually make sense to anyone?
"But we're certainly thinking it loudly."
It was clearly Apple that invented them.
"to the petty theft of Britains entire telephone network?"
"Not guilty, yer honnor, the vulture made me do it."
I can't say I'm completely in favour of fossil fuels, what with potential greenhouse/climate stuff and it's limited duration. An *efficient* and *effective* renewable source would be my preferred choice, along with the elimination of world hunger, death sentence for all politicians and an Android phone that has regular updates.
That said, gas is one of the less damaging fossil fuels, there's a heck of a lot of it just waiting to be used and the spare change sure as heck could come in handy at the moment.
Where's the bad spelling? Where's the prolific use of impolite adjectives? Where are the foul insinuations about the author's parentage and behaviour of his mother.
0/10 fuking terible, must try harder, noob.
I noticed on 9 separate occasions that a trademark wasn't correctly identified as such.
So it looks like whatever ship is built for the task needs some way to generate even a minimal amount of gravity-like force.
....suggests a highly likely outcome that you are correct.
Meanwhile the geometrists are telling the government to get bent, the fluid dynamanic analysists are watching their funding dry up and the astronomers are beseeching the heavens for answers.
Someone needs to tell HP that "cutting edge" tech doesn't actually involve an axe.
This is a perfect example of why gamers are awesome.
As opposed to people nearby who were crapping themselves.
"We do, however, expect a rash of stories with headlines like “Teen dies after 48-hour non-stop gaming session” some time soon."
I'd probably die after a 48-hour *cough*gaming session*cough* as well, not to mention the wrist cramps.....
I bet Lester does have piccies but he's just trying to wriggle out of it.
Why don't all the electronics giant patent absolutely everything, then we we can halt the progress of human development completely. In a few decades, civilisation will be reduced to a crumbling wasteland, populated by a strange, rodent-like scavenger that kills things by spraying them with sheets of paper secreted from a bodily orifice.