HERE is the best of the built in sat nav for phones and has been for some time. Here's hoping that whoever ends up with it keeps it going instead of just slurping the data. Does MS still ship HERE with new lumias?
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I was thinking more of designed obsolescence and using drm to fleece customers. Imagine that coffee pod saga but with car parts and old software in cars that isn't updated and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
But driverless cars will cost more (because of all the tech), need more servicing and will have a shorter life on the road because of all those extra miles they'll be doing. Then they can drive themselves to the scrap heap even if they have a few more years in them (just like print cartridges). There's plenty of opportunity for the worst of the IT and car industries to combine here.
That man's business model seems to be to badger people until they pay him to go away. For some reason he reminds me of Kevin Warwick.
Re: The Law of Unintended Consequences....?
Drug companies are about drug
R&D marketing. FTFY
It's not for infosec, it's for being able to make a passenger jumbo do stuff that even fighters can't do i.e. fly sideways.
If he can make a plane fly sideways expect someone from the USAF to pay him a visit and offer to make all his problems go away.
Re: After a slightly promising start...
Lets not forget Vannevar Bush. Had to study a paper he wrote in uni.
No chance it's just an attempt to gloss over a lack of investment?
Re: oh Dear
The SNP, the Green Party, a few UKIPers as well, Green Peace, Sinn Fein, Plaid Cymru and plenty more besides. Oh yes, if you're not a one nation tory in favour with the upper ranks of The Party it's open season.
Will it work for motorcycles and bicycles? Horses too (and the occasional cow or sheep).
The point about scratched media is a good one. Add it to the list.
I know the answer before I ask the question (they can't rip you off) but why not a small upgrade fee for the same movie on a new media? Bring your blu-ray and two or three quid to walk out with the 4K version. It would certainly boost uptake rates of the new technology. As it is, I'll stick with DVDs for the moment.
What's your passcode?
I'll never tell you!
Okay, he wants to do this the easy way. Cut his eye lid off.
Is it standard procedure to send robots in now or was their a reason to assume this person was a threat to the heavily armed and armoured police?
There's one thing you missed out and that's the insanity/stupidity/ignorance/incompetence/malevolence of those who can stay awake.
I don't know how much they paid for this ad but it was worth it. Beautiful cars though.
What would kicking out young, healthy, tax paying immigrants and replacing them with old pensioners moving back into the UK do to the economy and the NHS?
Re: It was a leading brand in PDA space
If you type to do the assistant brings up reminders as the nearest match but there are plenty of to do apps in the blackberry app store. Don't have a mac so can't help you there. It does pull in facebook, yahoo and hotmail contacts and calendars.
Oh bugger off will you. I haven't seen such a relentlessly negative article since this morning when when the daily hate was telling people not to let red ed steal the election.
The pod things can be handy (think the one we have is nescafé or something like that). A lot of my wife's family drink coffee but we don't. For all the times that they visit us they are handy as I couldn't make a decent coffee and the pods keep, an open jar does not.
Have to admit I'd prefer some lose leaf earl grey. They don't have a pod for that.
Re: Gotta hand it to them...(they take it anyway)
That has always been the most logical reason for these kind of programs, STASI style suppression of disent. Dr Cory and xkcd have going into the mathematics of how stupid it is as an anti-terrorist program.
I was going to ask how long before we have Florida style purging of undesirables from the electoral register.
Re: Someone didn't do their research
How is over sixty percent not a majority?
Re: What's your really valuable data then?
That's why you don't friend colleagues on facebook and facebook is blocked in work. I have unlimited texts but not data so there are big gaps in the communication logs, particularly those who won't touch facebook with a bargepole. I have never uploaded childhood photos though I do appear occasionally in other peoples. You do make a lot of good points though. Going to have to start to be a little more creative with my smoke screen.
I always wondered, I never fill in my real details on online forms and my facebook profile is riddled with little white lies and I like stuff I have no interest in. What does it do to the 'value' of big data when the well it drinks from is poisoned?
The second or third generation of this product could be very interesting if they go for alternative battery technologies like the AL based one that was in the news recently or doped Li. Can't help but think when it doesn't have to go anywhere, power density is not a hugely critical factor. Longevity is.
Re: Better blatant than latent.
I doubt if we will ever know what Putin really thinks on this issue. He does need the Orthodox Church on his side though. That's what is driving a lot of this kind of activity.
I've heard it might be possible to rent rather than buy. Depends on how much it is of course but might end up cheaper than having to dispose of an old one safely and buy a new one every few years.
As MS had no monopoly on desktop OS and IE did not have a monopoly in browsers.
That's why I pay for native apps rather than android ports. Sooner or later Google is going to start abusing the play api the way MS did windows and the EU or US is going to have to force them to open it up.
Me too. Imagine a DDOS on election day. A bigger concern might be if you were afraid your vote could be identified. Vote for the right result or some little green men might come knocking on your door.
Re: National Identity Card
In theory the privacy busting is there when you join the existing databases up or ignore safeguards so you don't technically need a new database but it would have helped.
Re: National Identity Card
It's the privacy busting databases that go with them that put a lot of people off.
Digital voting systems can be made to work. It's all about putting enough resources in and maintaining them properly (and if you won with the old system, why would you bother?). However to raise engagement changing first past the post and broader political reforms and changes would be a better idea.
If it's going up that high, why not use hydrogen? Might be risker on the way up but a lot cheaper and will it deflate any faster?
Getting users to do their testing can be like getting kids to eat their vegetables. Putting it out there like this might just be a tactic to protect developers who don't have sufficient influence to make users do it properly or help put pressure on users to get it done when they are suppose to.
If it had a removable battery it would be interesting but I'd probably spend the extra £50 and get a Z30. Still aa nice little handset.
One of the reasons why I am waiting for the first redesign to buy a new console. Had a release 360 that could heat a room all by itself. Plus hopefully they're'll be enough new games worth playing.
I bought stuff over a year ago and it was drm free then.
If they framed it as pro-freedom and anyone who opposes it as a STASTI communist it might stand a snowflakes chance in hell of getting past. The prison industry and prosecutors might not be so pleased though.
No chance they could do a rap around on the old api to work with the new one?
It's handy to have the apps built into the TV but that's the advantages of the dongles and consoles, software upgrades. How many TV manufacturers have updated the apps to avoid this.
Actually I was thinking of the murders they cleared their moles to do and interfering with the police investigation afterwards.
BTW if you're a law abiding citizen it might be nieve but why the hell should the state be spying on you?
If you think this is bad (and I do) you should remember what MI5 and Special Branch use(still?) got up to in Northern Ireland. Greater Good(tm) and all that jazz.
If they go back into 'developing markets' where they sold a lot of feature phones they could do quite well but may not be sufficiently profitable to keep analysts happy.
Re: Not a tablet
Couldn't you side load it?
When another nation can keep a man fighter or bomber out or shoot them down for a fraction of the cost it will be too late. There could always a c&c plane a few miles behind.
The single market is about the free movement of goods, services and people. Geo-blocking restricts services. There would still be ways to bring this in by the back door. I'd love to buy anime with Japanese, English and French dub and sub but as it is I would need to buy two DVDs/Blu-Rays because the dvd released in the UK doesn't have the French track and the French dvd doesn't have the Englash track. This is one reason why I liked HD-DVDs, they had lots of language tracks on them.
Re: "should" ?
As a Brit who goes to France on holiday it is annoying that I've paid my license fee and paid for amazon prime and I can't access either. I could use a VPN but I haven't heard a single good reason why I can't access services I have paid for because I have temporarily moved location.
BTW the BBC would not have to give it's services away for free. I already see ads on the website when I travel and the iplayer could have ads on the same basis or have a login that comes with the license.
Re: Rock and hard place
This kind of 'spouse' and divorce talk always struck me as the kind of thing politicians used to talk down to people. It's not the relationship between husband and wife (or husband and husband/wife and wife), it's a relationship between nations. It's disingenuous to present it in another way.
There are lies, dammed lies and statistics but there are a few stats that say Scotland pays in slightly more than than it gets out.
As for being lied to presents no opportunity to have another referendum, saying if often and loudly might convince people it is so but that does not make it so.