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I wouldn't describe HP's foray into the ring as being the equivalent of "cannon fodder".
A more suitable metaphor might be a kamikazi pilot. The flight starts out normally enough, before taking a sharp nosedive with a gibbering madman at the helm before exploding in a spectacular fireball. The damage is fairly minimal and short lived, leaving you with bits of wreckage scattered all over the flight deck.
Inclined to agree
It does look extremely ugly but it might improve the ergonomics of the d-pad. I find it uncomfortable to use it for too long on my 3DS but fortunately the left stick is still accurate enough for platforming shennanigans like Castlevania.
Someone call Eli Roth
The scene - A poorly lit bedroom late at night. A frightened child is being tucked into bed by someone who looks far too young to be the child's mother but hey, that's hollywood casting for you.
Child: Mummy, I'm scared. Another kid went missing at school today. Are the monsters getting them?
Mummy: Don't be scared, there's no such thing as monsters.
Child: Ok mummy. Thank you for plugging in my nightlight.
Mummy: (raising a curious plastic object with a plug)....I haven't plugged it in yet....
Mummy and daughter look at each other.
I can't help but feel
...that one careful push would have been more of a lesson, depending on the position of the hedgehog.
AcneApp: Homeopathic Version
Instead of a whole screen of flashing colour, you now have a single pixel.
I never get to fondle anything nice.
If nothing else
It serves as a really useful proof of concept. If they could up the power transfer a little more, maybe they could use NFC as a means of printing personalised train & aircraft tickets.
I'm sorry sir
But we must now gouge out your eyes as Apple have now patented the iBall as a viewing device.
It tells us
That nuclear energy has a glowing future ahead of it.
And this folks is why I shouldn't post while a) I'm ill b) I'm half asleep c) WITHOUT READING THE ARTICLE or d) a braindead combo of the above. -.-
I think Svantevid picked up on the connection I was trying to make.
Just out of curiousity
Was he any relation to the Gutenberg that made the first ever printed Bible?
Was this story
....sourced from in-cider info?
I hate you
I just had a vision of a greasy student from my local Dixions showing me a "handheld device" while naked.
Pass the mind-bleach please.
"New Scientist notes that there appears to be too little precious metals for the hypothetical bombardment to be a complete explanation."
New Scientist went on to ask for greater amounts of precious metals be sent to their offices for comparison purposes.
I thought the lack of response to "frakk me" was kind of the whole issue.
Why does that sound so familiar, given the context....
like Y-ing the X
Like updating the Motorola Android Phone?
Now the big question
Will these Argos Pads be at firesale price or full fat price?
Probably feels a bit of a plank now.
Might be able to snag a cheap Touchpad for myself next time around.
Samsung has some pretty decent hardware for their phones - a Galaxy with WebOS would be sweet.
....once you get past the verbal marketing diahorrea, it's a laptop then?
Thanks for the great articles John
...and don't be a stranger in the comments section.
I don't know why.....
But after reading your post I suddenly had a vision of that scene from The Holy Grail involving ducks, bridges and truly mind bending leaps in logic.
"So because he's a student, he must have a computer...."
Not exactly a ground-breaking story.
I'm no expert on wireless....
.....so I'd appreciate an answer from someone that is. Is it possible that random wireless interference could do the same damage as a directed hack? What are the sort of probabilities involved?
Just asking from a neutral viewpoint.
Lacking prehensile hands, how exactly.......actually, I'm going to abandon this train of thought before it derails and permanently damages the station.
A title is required
Eye see what you did there.
C'mon, please buy our hopelessly under performing PC business. We'll be your fwiend.....
Possible playlists include
Prodigy - Firestarter
Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict a Riot
Feel free to add more.
Oh, if you want snark....
I handed in my CV at Apple today but they told me they didn't have any Jobs.
I often leave my phones charging over night, so if this thing can help with saving the battery even a little, I'll buy one. At the very least, it might knock a little bit off my phone bill.
IF HeartBeatPresent = True AND BreathingInAndOut = True THEN
Dig me up this f***ing instant
Leave flowers and beer below
Why don't we just arrest all the police, the hacks and the politicians and bung them in the slammer?
Also, what's this stuff about phone hacking?
"This means that by getting through 456 drinks a year on average, many Brits are sailing three sheets to the wind-"
Fixed that for you.
So this is how the story of Palm OS ends
It's a crap and unworthy ending for an OS that deserved better.
Meh. Makes a change from bloody Grues all the time.
(noun) - A room used to complain about nocturnal birds.
Then its your damn fault
Should have gone out to pick up the power converters before your uncle set you chores to do.
A Sony product
That I actually want? What madness is this?
Just imagine if you were someone that bought a webOS tablet within that 5 hour timeframe, thinking of a bright, AppleDroid-free future.
Not entirely unexpected
....when Facebook rejected my legally given name as some sort of joke, demanding that I submit my driving licence and passport as proof of ID.
Fortunately I sobered up at the point and realised how close I had come to making a serious mistake.
You're all morons.
NASA says there's absolutely nothing to worry about, so why the needlessly scaremongering article? THERE'S POSITIVELY DEFINITELY ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT! *wink wink*
<----carefully modelled computer simulation of WHAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
So now you can burn through your 5Gb data limit in minutes rather than hours now?
"The court hoped that the hefty sentences would deter others from writing similar stupid posts on social networks."
We're arresting people for making stupid comments on the internet now? Looks like the police are going to be on overtime with all the trolls.......what the hell........I DIDN'T POST THAT, SOMEONE HACKED MY ACCOUNT! DON'T TASE ME BR <kzzzzzt>
Once again, the repulsive spectre of the iPhone rears its head. While mobile gaming has come on in leaps and bounds over the past few years, due to advances in hardware and screen resolution, I really don't see mobile phones obsoleting the 3DS and Vita anytime soon. Three reasons spring to mind:
1) The Apple "lockdown" thing. Many gaming titles are cross platform, even when it comes to mobile gaming. The latest garbage movie tie-in always spreads itself across as many system as possible, like a fat man on a sofa. It's to see the studios agreeing to have their gaming cash cow purely on one system only.
2) iStore, Amazon, et al: Developers tend to make precious little from sales as it is without Apple or Amazon's App Stores taking a hefty chunk of the proceedings from any title sale.
3) The big one: Controls. Controls. Controls. Ever wondered why the majority of titles for mobile phones tend to be quirky games such as puzzlers, casual games and strategy? Its for the simple reason that touchscreens are awful for anything fast paced. Can you imagine trying to play something like Street Fighter 4 using only a touch screen? Or perhaps a snowboarding game where you have to enter a hundred and one different button presses to pull off that amazing combo in mid air? Even if it were possible to enter commands that quickly and have everyone register exactly the way the gamer intends, you wouldn't be able to see half the action on the screen because your fingers are in the way!
Example: I bought a game called Sky Force on my Android phone. It's one of those vertical scrolling shooters that were in vogue back in the 80s, when I were a nipper. The graphics and sound are fantastic, the power system is good, bla bla bla, but I always end up getting stomped by things flying from the bottom right of the screen where my hand blocks the view.
More than that though, have you ever tried playing a game on a phone for a long period of time? Its a fantastic way to end up with your wrist and hand in agony for hours afterwards? Something with an involving storyline will have me playing for hours on end (say FF IV on the DS or Castlevania on the PSP). My hand would not physically be able to do that with a touchscreen on a phone due to the ergonomics involved.
So please, can we finally ram a stake through the ever recurring idea that mobile phones will be the death of the DS and PSP? Not in their current form they bloody won't.
PS: This argument applies equally to both Apple and Android fanbois, so you can both shut the hell up.
He patented it, so El Reg wasn't allowed to use it in Europe anymore.
They did it to "emphasise" a point in their argument. I could "emphasise" the fact that I have a 12 foot...., well, but it'd still be misleading.
I don't understand.
How can you patent innovation, pricing and product quality?
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