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Barclays Bank counter staff to become iPad-toting 'community bankers'

David 138

Re: Oh good

The people who rush food at you while you struggle to throw it into the nearest trolley fast enough that it doesn't fall on the floor?

Tesco Bringing back the trolley scanners is alot better. However it is a shame the self checkouts don't have Con-tactless.

Bank on the other hand need to have people because you only go there because the cash point and on-line banking cant do it. Such as change your address or contact information and pay ancient forms of money in.

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Google de-listing of BBC article 'broke UK and Euro public interest laws' - So WHY do it?

David 138

It shouldn't be up to Google anyway unless its a Google service. The request should go to the BBC or whoever holds the information. Whoever OKed this action should be removed as a European Judge. Its this kind of crap that makes the EU unpopular with member states.

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French Senate passes anti-Amazon amendment

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Is there any real reason to protect a failing business? Surly this hurts the consumer rather than Amazon. That aside ebooks will eventually be the killer. and they dont need postage.

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REVEALED: Google's proposed indie music-killing contract terms

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Why don't they just stand together an let Google remove all indie music? They could form some kind of giant label with massive bargaining power........No that would be a silly idea.

More companies should protect against exclusive\timed contracts. Spotify is already screwing the streaming service with exclusives. Soon we will have to have 20 different streaming services at £5 a month before we can listen\watch even a small selection of music. The music industry is slowly pushing itself back into piracy by making it too difficult to get hold of their music.

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Google's Nest flings HALF an INSTAGRAM at Dropcam buyout

David 138

hopefully they will release a UK version of Dropcam.

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Watch: Kids slam Apple as 'BORING, the whole thing is BORING'

David 138

heh

Its nice to see that at least one kid was interested. You have to worry that we will eventually run out of interested people and just be left with the iPhone generation who are clueless when the "Cloud" stops working after the last engineer dies.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order ... BLAM-BLAM! That guard did Nazi that coming

David 138

Re: PC version apparently has issues with AMD cards

It played ok on my Radeon 6950. I enjoyed this game been a while since i have seen a decent single player.

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Windows XP fixes flaws for free if you turn PCs into CASH REGISTERS

David 138

Re: Even better idea

My God people move along there's nothing to see here. XP is and has been for a LONG time an outdated piece of crap. Who is still using a netbook!!! they sucked with XP on them. They sucked with Linux on them, they just sucked.

We have a reasonable XP issue with my company but i don't blame Microsoft. We should have dumped XP a while ago and pushed our software houses to adapt. All of the XP machines need replacing anyway.

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VMware poaches Citrix man to further end user computing ambitions

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VMware would have more customers if it wasn't so expensive.

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Google forges a Silver bullet for Android, aims it at Samsung's heart

David 138

Yay

The android OS is MUCH better without the modifications handset maker do. But I hope they can still make custom camera apps because androids stock one aint great.

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'Monstrous' Apple kicked us off iAd, claimed we are its RIVAL – Brit music upstart

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Re: <<-- Cynic

I guess Google should be allowed to demote Apple results then as some of their products are rivals?

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In three hours, Microsoft gave the Windows-verse everything it needed

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I have been playing with 8.1 Update. Its alot better than 8. Never really tried 8.1. If they bring in a start menu and the ability to prevent apps hiding the task tray im sold. DX12 sounds tastie too. MS seem to be on the up.

On the PS3 vs Xbox One its too soon to tell. Xbox seems a better all round machine. But who would buy either with so few games. This Christmas is the one to watch.

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Triple-headed NHS privacy scare after hospital data reach marketers, Google

David 138

meh

A Google engineer is probably more trust worthy than any PR company and 99.9% of the entire civil service.

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Dashboard Siri! Take me to the airport! NO, NOT the RUNWAY! Argh!

David 138

Wireless Charging and NFC is what you want :)

Im not sure why any car company wastes time on a Phone specific function. I just want to throw my Nexus into its wireless charging hole and let it use NFC to set the phone to my presets, while it syncs with my stereo wirelessly. Of course the iPhone would actually have to use modern tech to be able to do this.

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Devs SLAM UK.gov's JavaScript-astic, 'shoddy' security education website

David 138

That site is HARD going. There is some useful information but how the hell do you find it!!! Whoever designed it should be shot.

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Facebook app now reads your smartphone's text messages? THE TRUTH

David 138

I don't get why it needs to read SMS in two stage auth? User logs into new computer - Sends SMS - Facebook reads SMS? Then what? it just lets them in? surly they would have to type it in so that facebook knows its the real user?

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iPhone fanbois outsmart fandroids in totally reliable test of brain power

David 138

Not sure anyone of them could be considered intelligent if they are with Ladbrooks :P

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Google search biz offer BINNED by EU competition chief

David 138

Is this back to the days when a search result pointed to a different search result?

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Why UK.gov's £1.2bn fibre broadband rollout is a bumbling FLOP

David 138

Re: Inefficient

Oh no, You poor sod on your high speed internet. an extreamly unreliable 1.3mbps is all we get, on a crap phone line. I would cut my leg off for fibre issues!!!

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No more Service Packs for Microsoft Office? HA! Think again, Ballmer!

David 138

should have just done a cheap update to Windows 7 allowing it to be more compatible with 8 rather than balls up the desktop OS. Nothing like burning your bridges.

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Apple, for one, welcomes its ROBOT factory OVERLORDS

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Cant trust a child worker to fit it correctly so it has to be tested.

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BROADBAND will SAVE THE ECONOMY, shriek UK.gov bods

David 138

They havent invested anywhere near enough in broadband. The joke is that they invest money in the non rural areas where bt and others would go anyway. We dont have roads, broadband or mobile signal. its a big deal nowadays as everything is streaming or online in some way. I think we should get a disability benifit for our crap broadband. we would certainly be more deserving than most people on it at the moment.

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HUMANITY STUNNED - Apple Retina iPad Mini arrives. A solemn moment

David 138

I want to defecate on Steve Jobs grave every time I hear the word Retina. Buzz words for the clueless. The mini should never had had the low res screen it was released with but a small device should not be wasting power pushing too many pixels about either.

Im sure they will have plenty of people on there knees with their mouths wide open ready to take it though.

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Rubbish broadband drives Scottish people out of the Highlands

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Moving is a very real possibility for me in rural Suffolk because the broadband is shite. If I squeeze in with all the cattle in the towns at least I can play BF4 or watch a utube videos.

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WHY didn't Microsoft buy RIM? Us business blokes would have queued for THAT phone

David 138

There would be nothing to gain from buying a dinosaur like Blackberry. you would be burdened with the RIM network which nobody wants or needs any more. People still like Nokia as well unlike blackberry but and everyone secretly wanted a Nokia running Android. Shame it wont happen.

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iOS 7 SPANKS Samsung's Android in user-experience rating

David 138

Not a big fan of Samsung's version. Really it should compare Nexus 4.

Personally im not a big fan of the crap all over my desktop approach to things, but it does make IOS easier to understand for the retarded who seem to flock to the OS.

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BT earmarks super-speedy 300Mbit/s broadband for 50 exchanges

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Re: Have and have nots

It cost my company £28000 to have 10mbps fibre installed to the property because broadband in rural areas is poor at best. The investment is needed in rural areas, nowadays why should a company be trapped in London? The government needs to stop investing in areas that don't need help, and BT need to stop wasting money on projects like this. Your average person doesn't need that speed, and the companies that do can probably afford it anyway.

They need to get a good infrastructure in first then worry about rubbish like this.

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Apple at WWDC: Sleek new iOS, death of the big cats, pint-sized Mac Pro

David 138

You have to be able to upgrade graphics cards to support new features in programs. Especially true with Video Editing.

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David 138

Re: Mindbending

It looks like an HTC, S4 Blackberry 10 with a windows 8 simple theme. Also the lock screen is pretty much taken straight from he Nexus 7

Wonder when they will try to "Protect Innovation"

Also the no need to bump phone feature to share pictures is a short sighted way of trying to get around missing the NFC boat. Lets see that work in a no reception area :P

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Study: US iPhone owners tend to be rich, educated, white

David 138
Pirate

Re: Once you get to a certain age

I agree with LarsG. Just because you have a degree doesn't mean you can use a computer or technology. This seems to be the market Apple gets. These people also seem to be CEOs, Managers etc. Where i work you can pretty much work out who can and cant use a computer by their phone.

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Is the next-gen console war already One?

David 138
Mushroom

Re: Morphing more and more into PC's

Skyrim on PC looks 100 times better even on a lower spec machine, GTA 3 looks 100x better. Most games look alot better on the PC if a developer can be bothered to develop. Consoles age badly but you don't notice until you have them side by side. Assasins Creed is average graphics but would have looked amazing if it was PC only.

Lets also not forget that the PCs will also run alot of old games :) and when i upgrade above both consoles i will still be running those old games if i want to.

Consoles also dumb down and ruin games. AVP was amazing 10 years ago, and the new version sucked. Why? because the aliens where slow and retarded because you cant aim quickly on a console.

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O2 brushed off outsourcing 'rumour' - but it's happening ... to THOUSANDS

David 138
Mushroom

Social Media!!! If people contact companies this way they should be shot, Apple and social media has turned the average internet user into a complete and utter moron.

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Steve JOBS finally DEFEATS the PC - from BEYOND THE GRAVE

David 138

Re: Prognostication

i bought a 7" because it was smaller for reading and carrying around. If i wanted a weighty lump to carry around i would have bought a laptop....or an ipad.

But a tablet is for quick jobs, anything more like ordering, typing chatting is a chore. PCs still have their place and will recover but it is a little slow at the moment. There is no new hardware for gamers, businesses are downsizing so don't need any and alot of people are buying the newest toys e.g tablets.

The real question is will anyone buy another tablet?

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Ofcom: When shall we squeeze Freeview's girth?

David 138

pfft

they are always messing about with freeview. Its for ever retuning and now they want us to throw our TVs out, or buy crappy boxes. Maybe we should get the auction money?

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VMware profits flat-line even as services revenues grow

David 138

good

I use and actually like VMware but the cost of the thing is extreamly difficult to justify now if you are a medium sized business.

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PC floggers scavenge for crumbs as Apple hoovers up profits

David 138

Keep writing insults about the retarded nature of the Apple fan boys....must resist.

Apples strength in the PC market will suck for future development. OSX is a copy of opensource software, and their hardware is just PC hardware. If Apple damages the PC market then we will end up with slow computers all round. Who would develop processors, graphics cards, memory etc if there is no one to buy it. Lack of choice would mean lack of innovation. Apple got MS moving again but have since just released the same product at different sizes. Steve Jobs image of the future is now the cancer of Tech innovation.

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Remember Streetmap? It's suing Google in a UK court

David 138

If you search for Maps on BIng you just get lots of links to google :P If google is to work as a search engine i would expect Google maps to be at the top as everybody in the entire world uses it.

Just because your loosing to a better product doesnt make the other company anti competitive.

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The ten SEXIEST computers of ALL TIME

David 138

Air?

Macbook air isn't really that sexy. its just a thin piece of metal which doesn't really have any design to it what so ever, other than being thin. Its like saying a skeleton is sexy because there is 0 fat. I would accept the MacBook Pro over that as it actually took time to design. I would put most vaio z series over both of those.

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Worst broadband notspots in the UK named and shamed

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WTF?

I only get 0.7mbps all day everyday. who cares about people who get 10mbps. My broadband is so crap i should be on benifits.

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Carphone Warehouse lauds Nexus 7 while eagerly eying iPad Mini

David 138

Apple trying to catch up to Android :) iPad mini will do very well but im not sure it will take the shine off the Nexus or the Kindle as they are cheap, and thats whats important here. We had an iPad and it wasnt worth the money, its too heavy too limited and too expensive. The nexus is lighter and so much cheaper its a wonderful product with the best OS by far, both in style and usability.

The Nexus is far better than the iPad and it cheap, that makes it a no brainer, you dont feel guilty about having just spanked a load of money on something you dont really use that much.

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Who queues for an iPhone 5? Protesters, hipsters and the jobless

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Re: iMuppets

Did you read it?

Anyway like the iPhone 4S if you want one you can buy one just after the queue went down. about 10am.

I wonder what result you would get if you asked who was on benefits in the same queue? Or the equivalent "Film Maker" I think the first thing these people need to do with their iphone is download a few Job Apps.

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iPhone 5: skinny li'l fella with better display, camera, software

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Port????

I thought the new port was because they had to follow EU ruling on standard chargers to prevent waste from proprietary ones!!

If im right the EU should ban it from import.

Also how can Apple say that the Samsung Galaxy S2 copied them, when they call this a "Whole New Design" It looks like the iPhone 4 im not sure Apple are a competent judge on what looks the same.

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Hunt vows: 'UK will have fastest broadband in Europe by 2015'

David 138
Mushroom

Sod the speed whats with the cost!!! If usage is an issue and that's why we pay so much for broadband, why on earth do the fibre lines pretty much cost the same!!!

It should be proportional to the highest speed available so if they get gigabit in london mine should be 1000x cheaper :P. In fact broadband in my area is so crap i should get a disability and have it paid for by the government, then we would see them get off their asses.

INFACT, all goverment staff should be limited to speeds as fast as their slowest constituent.

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Apple's patent insanity infects Silicon Valley

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Didnt this whole war kick off after Apple attempted to get Samsung banned from Germany? Everyone sues everyone else then they cross licence but Apple tried to suffocate competition. Now i would quite imagine Apple have themselves cornered with alot of upset companies who no longer play nice.

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Burglar steals $60,000 of computers from Steve Jobs' home

David 138
Trollface

tables are turned

Nice to see someone stealing from Steve rather than him stealing innovation from the rest of the world.

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Flash Player to vanish from Android store on Wednesday

David 138
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Re: The bigger picture

HTML 5 will take years to catch up to flash and it seems a shame to stunt the internet experience because it didnt fit in with Steve jobs Grey and white 1984 world. You shouldn't shoot your cart horse before they have invented the car.

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Microsoft tightens grip on OEM Windows 8 licensing

David 138

Re: Well you are overlooking something

OEMs like Dell offer non OS versions i believe.

And i would imagine about 99.9% of people want windows installed. however at lease 99.9% of people buying Windows 8 will want to remove it.

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Will Samsung's patent court doc leak backfire spectacularly?

David 138
Flame

These cases are just because Apple is a one trick Pony and has no idea about innovation or forward thinking. Look at the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 they are pretty much identically IOS hasnt changed since release and neither has OSX. Steven Jobs stole ideas, polished it slightly then patented it.

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Apple seeks whopping $2.525bn Samsung patent payout

David 138
Pirate

Apple are scum, they make Microsoft even at their worst seem like a pleasant company, If only the British still ruled America we would have a nice free world of innovation :P.

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iPhone 5 poised to trounce Android, devastate BlackBerry?

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you dont know you want a big screen until you have one :) I used to love my HTC Desire cuz it was small, however i bought a HTC ONE X which is massive but soooooooooooooo much better. People only want a small screen because they havent used a bigger one. Phones are now so much lighter size isnt as much of an issue.

Also i bet its higher than 51% who will re buy and iphone. Most of their users are morons and would buy any crap Apple produced however useless or unchanged it is.

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