788 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Re: Have they spoken to the phone companies?
Unless you're on EE's T-Mobile tentacle. In which case you can't get Skype to work over your mobile internet connection. Or at least I can't.
Re: I would go further
Careful. Last time I suggested putting money into the rural areas I got accused of being a rich country toff and then a liberal peasant-loving townie.
Re: something is amiss here....
"I'm with Virgin and BT here. BT was privatised because of the simple fact that governments are CRAP at running services like this. Look at the DWP and the NHS for prime examples of just how badly governments run public services, far better for it to be run by a private company that has an interest in keeping it's customers happy and improving services."
Yeah, just like our rail network!
Re: IOS 6
Good joke. Very funny.
"Feeding aerial photos into an algorithm, its engineers used computer vision techniques to render shapes of the building, adding a wealth of information to its maps."
If this is an algorithm they designed, then of course it's bloody innovative. If not, then it's either a novel application or the first large scale application. Either way, Google has the best maps app out there are continuing to improve it. I don't particularly dislike Apple, but no one (other than a raving fanboy) could argue that their map app isn't the worst. It's not even as good as Bing Maps. Yes, I said bloody Bing!
Re: It has to be said...
Doubt it. The the map app on iOS was Apple built and lacked a lot of features I frequently use on Android. Now whether that's because Google didn't make those features accessible through the API or that Apple just couldn't be bothered to update it, I don't know.
Is it just me
...or does the black one look an awful lot like a Samsung Galaxy SII?
Re: WHAT ABOUT TV?
I'd like to know this too.
Re: Great game
Yeah Uplink was good. Certainly got me hooked.
Unless the second shot is from a multiplayer map, it's a scene that never actually features in the game. I remember the screenshots on the box didn't actually look much the game itself either, since they came from a much earlier version.
Re: No offence
But still... no offence.
Re: Missing from the review.....
"how to transfer content to/from the device"
iTunes. It's an Apple product so it'll only ever be iTunes.
Off the scent?
Who is going to base their strategic decisions on what Apple is doing now, when all they're doing is play catch-up?
Re: Nice find!
Just thought I'd counter the unnecessary down vote you received.
Some people on here seem to be inexplicably negative about perfectly innocuous comments.
May I suggest dropping the water while in a steep dive, to improve accuracy. You could also put sirens on the thing reassure the lost traveller that water will soon be arriving.
Re: [no VM customer receives download speeds of less than 15Mbit/s] ASA
I think they're upgrading everyone, regardless.
Re: Traffic Shaping!
Unless he hit the 1GB in an hour limit. In which case his connection would be throttled for everything for a few hours.
Re: ASA - toothless body acting in the interests of advertisers ?
That comes down to the question "what is misleading?" The answer to which is always going to be subjective.
Still, I don't think many people expect toilet paper to be like wiping one's arse on an animal. They could be forgiven for expecting a service they're paying through the nose for to deliver what was promised.
...if promised is the right word, which of course it isn't.
Re: How much does anyone really want?
Quite common and often notice is given of this policy on the menu.
Re: For Future Control of the Direction of Mankind
Hmm... this appears to be written in English, but I'm not familiar with the dialect.
Re: What happened to X-files references
"said it was a cross of the X files and Lost."
And that made you want to watch it?
Re: In my case it's not the lack of will on behalf of the shopper...
Also, which banks actually send out NFC credit cards, and for which accounts?
OK, so what solution did they come up with?
They probably have thought of it, and maybe they've solved it. Then again, maybe they're so eager for us to buy into what they're trying to sell that they're hoping we won't think to ask such awkward questions.
I find your lack of scepticism disturbing.
"It's common to see NFC credit card receivers in sandwich shop chains"
Is it? When you say common, do you mean common in the centre of London, or actually common?
I think a NSFW sign is needed for these pages of porcine pornography.
Re: Lot of hipstery in this thread so far
"I know lots and lots of people who have iPhones and love them -- and exactly four people with Android handsets, only one of whom even likes it."
Oh for goodness sake. Why does anyone, no matter what side of the argument they're on, think this is somehow credible evidence? It's anecdotal nonsense.
Personally, I know more Android phone owners than iPhone owners, largely due to the relative cost of getting a half-decent one. Most of the people I know who own iPhones like them, but then so do the people who've bought Android phones. I would say, anecdotally, that the Android phone owners I know are more technically minded than the iPhone owners. Take from that what you will.
Best handset of 2011.
This _is_ a tech. website, remember?
Re: And the call quality/signal?
I'd have at least a passing interest in her... features though, and not just for looking at either.
Re: Get a Room
So a review you don't agree with is a bad review? There's possibly an element of that, but this particular article is so gushy you'd be excused for thinking it was written by Stephen Fry.
Re: Obviously A Fanboi ...
I know you've used the troll icon, but... huh?
Re: You bastards.
I've never found a bought bacon sandwich that is as good as a home made one.
Re: I have a friend in Spain
"Any comment on the quality of the bacon used in any Spanish tests?"
If it's anything like the bacon they had at hotel I stayed at in Majorca, it's bad. Imagine someone took a whole load of vaguely bacon like bits of meat, pressed them into a block glued together with fat, smoked it and cut it into thin uniform slices. It's like a sausage pretending to be bacon.
Re: Please Stop !!
What no black market in piggy products?
Alternatively, move somewhere less silly.
Re: Plug in cars ain't green.
"It's a bit like the proposed 'nuclear bomber' developments of the 50's and 60's where the Soviet Union spent a lot of money trying to get a nuclear reactor into a place before realising you couldn't do it!!"
Yes they could. They just couldn't fit in/get it to lift any radiation shielding.
Re: --> helping rich Brits
Electric cars aren't going to take off until they're (almost) as easy to recharge as a petrol car is to refuel. Also, the price has to come down a lot. Also, since batteries have a limited life, I'd imagine electric cars aren't that attractive as second hand cars.
Re: Plug in cars ain't green.
Large scale power generation is always more efficient than small local sources, e.g. using an internal combustion engine. They may not be totally 'green', but they are greener.
I'm too young to remember to the really early days of document printing. Of course I remember dot matrix printers, but that was still in the late 80s - early 90s. So, how does this compare to those early days? Does the assertion that these early 3D printers are like the first document printers really stand up?
Re: I miss the days of Tomorrow's World crazy technoutopianism.
You and me both.
You disappointed me there. I was thinking: "who'd get a bag with a solar charger when you can have a portable fusion reactor instead?".
The Mrs bought a Kobo Vox from WHSmiths. It was utterly crap.
£150 for 3 year old tablet technology: 800Mhz single-core processor, dodgy WiFi connectivity and 1 hour battery life. Selling something like that at that price borders on exploitative. Average punter hasn't learned to be sceptical of anything sold in a bricks and mortar shop like us techies.
Thankfully they accepted the damn thing back, so I could get a Nexus 7 instead.
Is it me, or are Microsoft trying to kill off their second most successful, and arguably best, product?
So MS is effectively making all Office 2013 licenses OEM licenses. How does this sit with that EU law that says you are entitled (regardless of EULA) to sell your licenses on when you don't want them any more?
Re: Team Register?
And let the raging hoards of fanbois know exactly who to direct their wrath at? Oh yes, you'd like that wouldn't you?
Re: No Galaxy Note II?
'people want to call the Notes "Phablets".'
These people need to be hunted down.
Re: Just me
They so do look like iPhone clones!!! Don't you know Apple invented touch screens, user interfaces, rounded corners, the colour black etc? Typical fandroid!
Re: Pricing and not pretty
...and I just paid £200 for a Nexus 7. £500-700 is utterly ridiculous for a phone.
I declare this to be the most ground breaking development in phone technology of 2011!
A possible answer to b) He's already got through the one for eating. This one's for show.