It looks exactly the same as the Sony Smartwatch 3.
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We have two of the first gen Swifts in this house and they are very capable devices. I'd be tempted by one of these for myself if the screen was 1080p and the fingerprint scanner was on the front, but I guess I'm just going to have to wait for my OnePlus Three order to get to the front of the queue.
Google For Domains
The interesting thing for me, is how this G Spot will affect those who signed up when it was Google for Domains and use it for family accounts. We still can't sign up for Family Subscription/Sharing on Google Music, although Google Trips & Google Spaces has just started working.
When I've had a need to talk to a device (Google Now on phone or watch) in the vicinity of other people, it has failed first time, every time. If I'm on my own then it usually works.
(Ok, I imagine I probably change how I talk, such as being quieter, out of sheer embarrassment.)
I'm going to lay my bet right now that it won't support rooted devices or Google Apps domains so I'll be SoL.
Re: What is it with the reg...
Hmmm, I don't know, may be it is because THEY ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ISSUES!
Re: Stick your 5.5"..
"We don't want massive slabs, we want a normal-sized phone "
Strange, I don't remember being polled as to whether I want a 'massive slab' or not. FYI I'm more than happy with my 5.5" OPO thank-you very much, and I can't see myself downgrading to a smaller screen any time soon.
I'm just surprised that nobody else had picked it up in the meantime, they could have made a tidy profit.
Re: Expensive locks on cheap flimsy doors that lead to empty cupboards
I've got to ask, why the hell is 'meat' (I presume, from the context, that that is what the 'm**t' is) bleeped out? Is it some kind of vegan trigger warning and if they see the word written out in full they will instantly want a bacon sandwich (on sliced white, no butter, brown sauce). And of course they'd never be able to figure it out for themselves, like dogs and the b-a-t-h.
Re: spam source ?
> Texas has TOWNS devoted to junk mail? Hmm...are they well defended, do you think?
It's Texas, I think you can probably work it out for yourself.
"I pay nothing for 30GB .."
Not totally sure of the relevance but I'll bite; following that logic you could have an almost infinite amount of space (exaggeration for effect) as you can keep on creating new Google accounts, but in the context of this article (where the principle is keeping all your photos in one place) how does that help you?
Most of my bonuses I would have gained whether I pay for storage or not, but admittedly some of these will eventually expire.
A thumb down for a factually accurate account of the current state of play with storing photos on Google services? I am perpetually surprised how petty some people can be.
I really don't understand why there is all this song & dance about this magical new service. I've had all my photos uploaded to Picasa Web Albums for years, these photos were also visible through Google+ Photos and now all they've done is split Google+ Photos into it's own URL (https://photos.google.com).
From the Android side, my photos were automatically uploaded and you could select to have them compressed if you didn't want them to take up your storage allowance. I pay $5 a year for 20GB (a legacy deal that I get to keep as long as the payment never fails) plus through various offers have a total around 100GB available so I upload full size.
Picasa Web Albums is still available and offered easier organisation of photos than G+ Photos. I had to switch to G+ Photos in Chrome in order to edit the photos though. In addition to this, the photos are also visible through Google Drive.
_I_ want to decide what constitutes an album not some algorithm. Also, I would like to tag people in my photos without an email being sent to them and the photo automatically being shared with them, so that I can keep track of who is in which photo, something that was available in the Picasa desktop software but I haven't used that for years.
So what's new?
Edit: The article mentions 1TB, implying that is the lowest paid tier offered, but you can get 100GB for $1.99/month.
A size indicator for the mugs would be useful. I like big mugs and I cannot lie.
"Not going to be stock Android with all the extra icons for gloves etc.. did you read the article?"
Yeah, if only there was a way to install additional functionality on to these mobile computing devices without updating the whole ROM. I imagine they'd be called applications or even 'apps'.
Re: All over the world?
I don't know which Netflix you are using but my UK account has a lot of foreign films from many & various countries. A cursory scroll through shows around 244 films.
I'm wavering over whether to get one of these, partly as a media player connected over HDMI to the tele. It should allow me to retire the NowTV, AppleTV & Chromecast.
Also of note, you can get a £30 trade-in cashback (you have to send off an old working tablet) by buying from some suppliers (incl. Amazon, Staples & eBuyer).
Still wavering though.
Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker
Last paragraph is a bit random, not related to the rest of the article except by the tenuous link of somebody being fired.
"You won’t be able to touch all areas of the screen without using your other hand"
I can very easily reach all parts of my OnePlus One's screen with my thumb whilst holding it in the same hand, although admittedly I do have to adjust the position of the fingers that are supporting the device's back but the sandstone finish gives me confidence that it's not going to slip. It'd be interesting to see if it's technically possible to do the same on the 6 Plus but the smooth back & sides makes it feel unstable.
The very first computer game I completed, probably on an Amstrad PC1512 (upgraded to 640k). Staying up very late to play. Happy days.
Considering that they've highlighted that particular phrase, I wouldn't be at all surprised if all the pedants above have been righteously trolled.
Re: Change the name...
I always thought it was "highway", but am probably wrong
Re: iODB2 Engine Data Reader - Cheaper option
Beat me to it.
Re: Glass Eye of the Pirate: Cams on the High Seas
There's these things, you may have heard of them, called re-views where somebody, stay with me here, who has ALREADY SEEN THE FILM writes down their opinion of said film in a medium you can access, such as a website or magazine. Now, I know precisely what you are going to say here; "How do I know that the re-view-er" (for that is what these self-less individuals are called) "thinks the same as me?", well, I'm glad you asked, what you can do is view their previous re-views for films that you have also viewed and see if their view matches your view! I know, right, it's mind-blowing! And get this, you can even read/watch multiple re-views for the same film from different people to get different views!
Is this proven or are you just postulating? If the former, do you have any live examples?
Another article I read on the subject suggested that they use location based logic to determine what should be missed off the results.
It's a good job that they had a pick-axe handle just lying around ...
Re: No front facing camera
Oh, you went there!
(Have an upvote)
I think some people just down-vote if there is a bit of 'blue' language.
(And I agree with your 'not linking ebay & paypal' sentiment)
Re: Front facing camera
A down-vote, really? I'd love to hear the chicken-shit excuse for down-voting a personal anecdote that backs up a statement by the reviewer.
It must be the latest hipster must have (not); "hey, my phone is so cooool that it doesn't even have a front facing camera, other people photo _my_ beard"
Some people seem to be so small minded that they can't imagine a scenario why they'd want to use something (x-ref; Facebook & Twitter articles) so they seem to feel they can slag off anybody who might be able to.
Front facing camera
"The Moto E doesn’t have a front facing webcam, an omission that rendered me slack-jawed with surprise when I first noticed it. Initially, I assumed it was an oversight on the spec sheet."
My eldest needs a new phone and I would have been all over the Moto E but this is a deal breaker. As it is I got a 16GB Moto G for £20 more and son-of-mine can have my Galaxy Nexus.
Re: I don't get it. Can someone answer if you have one?
The other end is a USB-A male connector so you can attach it to your computer, allowing you to copy items from & to the device.
Re: Shame about scanning emails to target advertising though
It's free, get over it.
If you want private mail you have to pay for it.
Investigating this I've found that the BBC has an archive of _some_ TW episodes at
I can't find the waterproof drill one though.
It's funny the things that trigger long buried memories; this has reminded me of an edition of Tomorrow's World where a spray coating had been applied to an electric drill and the inventor put the connected drill in a tank of water and started it. It must have worked as he wasn't immediately fried. I think the presenter at the time was Maggie Philbin.
I've had an import for a few months and have just received a UK edition. For my use-cases it works perfectly, everything is done from an Android device and the content I use it for is mainly from Google Play Movies (both rented & bought; Game of Thrones series 3 was available a long time before you could get it on DVD), YouTube and now iPlayer. I also use an Xbox360 for streaming LoveFilm or NowTV but it's rare that I don't get any buffering though this, the Chromecast seems to handle it better when I have one kid skyping and another watching youtube.
I have a RaspBMC for streaming local content from my NAS.
Re: Takeover imminent
It's probably the context of the story, but I read that as "fisting for a buy-out"
I think that's bollocks, I don't believe there is a legal limit on the alcohol level but it is illegal to produce alcohol by distillation.
Re: Never seen that airlock before
Pretty much what I came here to say.
Also, in my experience, mead is a brew that benefits from time, unless you are just going for alcohol for alcohols sake which seems to be the case here.
"a folder opens in a couple of seconds"
After you've tapped, a couple of seconds for a response can feel like a lifetime. People want instantaneous, no0lag, nowadays.
Presumably that's the Nook HD? A very good device for the money; no camera (don't need a screen on a tablet) & no GPS (I tether to my GNex if I ever want this) but the same screen resolution as this Tesco jobby.
Re: cheap cheerful
"but does it have a memory card slot?"
RTFA, you only needed to get to the end of the second para.
And a very quick search says it does have a GPS.
That wasn't too difficult was it?
This does not surprise me. The RSPA has always been a rogue organisation which tries to scare the general public into believing that they are part of the police force by the use of uniforms and calling their agents 'officers'. They do do some good work, but they also persecute others, especially those that aren't taken in by their bully-boy tactics.
I really should hate Boris as I am against everything that his politics stand for, but when he comes out with stuff like:
"This beautiful sculpture: if you were to Google it in a few years’ time you would probably not be able to find it because that search engine would probably collapse at the behest of the Prime Minister."
you just can't help liking him a little bit. That still doesn't mean I have any respect for him though.
Anecdotal evidence is anecdotal, but I would like to say that I've had a Q5 for a few weeks and I actually really like it. I can use it quite happily with one hand and it does everything I want from a _business_ phone. I've also used a Z10 and, as mentioned in a separate el reg article, I do find myself swiping up on my Galaxy Nexus so the muscle memory must like that particular action.
BlackBerry have ballsed up on the price though, IMHO it should be <£200 sim-free.
Re: Out lawing porn
"They really need to go and read the story of "King Canute"."
I think you'll find that you need to read the actual story, Cnut was demonstrating that the power of the king was nothing compared to the power of their god. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cnut_the_Great#Ruler_of_the_waves
I know it references Spirit rather than Opportunity, but the same principles apply; http://xkcd.com/695/
Also, I'm surprised how little we've actually covered the Moon or Mars, if I'd thought about it before I'd would have probably guessed at hundreds of miles, not twenties.
Re: the fat lady is warming up
Blimey, you are right! Why have we never realised this before? Sod consumer choice, we should all just select the current best device, which is obviously the S4 because you said so, and ignore everything else.
Considering the other announcement about opening up BBM to Android and iOS it'll be interesting to see what happens with the yoof market.