115 posts • joined 8 Oct 2009
That's because Acer have had a lot of practice repairing their 'goods' (obviously because they are such a big and successful company)
Re: What's the point of the 4G?
4G no longer has a higher premium than 3G on most networks
It's also a phone!
I bought one and found that it is actually a telephone as well (as helpfully mentioned in this article) - unfortunately the data plan I bought is data-only as those were the only options presented to me by Carphone Warehouse. If you want to make and receive phone calls on this bear this in mind. You can still use SMS though (at least on EE you can). I don't think I'd "feel like a spanner" as it would be quite funny in a 'mines bigger than yours' kind of way. Reminds me of the Trigger Happy TV sketch with the oversized Motorola brick.
At one point there were handsets on sale on ebay with the game for silly prices after the game was withdrawn. Whether any were sold or not I do not know.
Still no Head Up Display then
This makes me sad
Let Facebook pay for it
The way I look at it, why should crowd-sourcing pay the R&D costs for Oculus Rift content?
It probably is a parody of her
But the character is sufficiently different that she will have a hard time proving it, especially as the physical appearance is so different
Apparently they won't ship to a PO Box, so how am I supposed to buy one without 'them' knowing?
Don't feed the troll
I thought I was on The Daily Mash
Somehow the fact that they are proposing polluting the moon makes me less inclined to buy their product. Besides, the moon belongs to America.
Re: Wow. Just wow.
Brilliantly technical people also frequently lack social skills, its just the way of the world.
Technically you are correct in everything you have said in your posts and I don't doubt your awesomeness in the field. However, for those of us not as awesome as you we think this non-usable phone project is quite cute. Easily impressed due to our own ignorance? Perhaps.
No full HD or OLED. For the company that pioneered the 7" tablet (albeit with some 'inspiration from Apple) this is underwhelming, and it comes 6 months after the Nexus 2013 iteration.
Re: Gaming community a niche market?
Gaming is bigger than Hollywood
Re: Sold their souls?
I'm possible in the minority in this respect, but I'd rather retain control of my business and settle merely to become a multi-millionaire rather than a billionaire. My integrity would be intact, I'd have the respect of the gaming community. As a bonus I'd also have the satisfaction of knowing that my product had changed the world and that I would leave a lasting legacy when I die. And, if my crowdsourced product had gone on to be spectacularly successful, I would have given something back to the spirited donors who gave me a leg up. Maybe I'm just naive, I honestly don't know.
Re: Thanks Notch
You'll be wanting to look at Sony's offering then
Re: +1 for projectors
You are something of a pioneer by not having a TV at all. I did wonder why I bother having one and realise that it is really for the benefit of guests.
No single reason
TV sales are falling because most people already have a big HD TV at home already, sometimes more than one. Why upgrade? 3D has died a death. 4k looks good - up close that is! Sit at any normal distance and the difference between 4k and 1080p is barely distinguishable for the vast majority of scenes. This won't stop most people buying it of course but currently prices are high and there does not exist the content or the means to deliver it. OLED has potential but is still way too expensive to manufacture even after 20+ years of development, and TV manufacturers have decided that 4k is more marketable. Mostly however I'd say that computing and the Internet has changed the developed world. Our family for example mostly consume media using computers/tablets - the TV is used very little. And when I say 'media' I don't mean just TV content. Even my 6 year old streams pre-recorded content from a DLNA server to her iPad. If we occasionally want to watch a family-friendly movie we fire up the home cinema projector - these can be purchased for around the same cost or less than a TV these days. And because people can watch what they want, when they want there is no need to congregate around the idiot box at pre-determined times (unless you are a member of the football religion).
So buy Corning, what's the problem?
They are reclaiming the word!
Samsung also made the first 7" tablet, which at the time Steve jobs said would "never catch on" (or words to that affect)
The Reg will kick itself for not thinking of that for one of its characteristic smutty headlines
I thought the same when I brought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
It was great at first, It was after all their high-end OLED tablet.
Now however the ladies, upon hearing it still runs Android 4.0, make excuses and shuffle off with a look of disgust. All because Samsung can't be arsed with you once they have your money (not that I'm bitter of course).
But I'm still not using Bing
I prefer the term 'Customers' (with a capital 'C' because I'm the sniveling kind), but ITIL courses insist I refer to them as Users
Were it an American manufacturer the backdoor would be better concealed
A feeble excuse of an article that simply wanted to post a picture of a really fat arse
Either nobody wants a pikey iphone or it isn't pikey enough price-wise
Re: Colour me skeptical...
Ditto here. Spent many hours on Elite on different platforms, but if you want “an amazing space epic with stunning visuals, incredible gameplay and breath-taking scope, and also fully multi-player” then you could play EVE Valkyrie or Online. I'm still rooting for Elite, but mostly for nostalgia reasons.
The FBI must be terrified
Because a bunch of disgruntled druggie loser keyboard warriors are uniting
Under Jobs, Apple kept high prices and pushed the whole 'aspirational brand' angle. It worked . They should instead continue to innovate (easier said than done) and increase their prices. The goal is to bring in a profit, not take over the world in terms of revenue or quantities sold.
Very original idea
Not copying the film In Time at all
I predict black will be fashionable once again very soon
Actually the Daily Mail gave it a glowing review with top marks
I have to wonder what the insurance implications will be with self-driving cars? If such a car is involved in an accident then who is liable? After all, every time I install a piece of software I have to agree to sign away any rights I think I may have, absolving the developers of all liability.
What I don't understand is why do so many teenage girls allow their boyfriend to film them during sex acts. What do they get out of it (apart from subsequent humiliation)
I don't understand the headline
Jags are manufactured in Britain and it's been widely reported how they have increased the capacity recently. They have also had to appease the unions over working hours. Tata are simultaneously looking to manufacture in other territories like China and India, but thats no different to Japanese factories in the UK.
It's pathetic isn't it? I've had a Tab 7.7 for well over a year and want to upgrade because its getting long in the tooth already but there is nothing with a better screen (1280x800 OLED). Will someone please release a 7" tablet with Full HD OLED please!
Re: Revenue static, profit down
To correct you, they speak perfect English (albeit with thick accents) - eloquent and far better grammar than most Brits. However, they just seem to understand English!
So who will be flying these drones?
Oh right, Top Guns
Actually the article does not refer to the EA9800 as being flexible, the use of the term is for other as yet unannounced models
In short, it they don't consider the cost of sufficient benefit. For example, why does the UK suffer so much when it snows a bit? Because the cost of 'anit-snow defences' isn't worthwhile given the relatively low risk of snowfall.
The Earth isn't doomed
We are, but Earth will still be here.
Yes, please do keep the tiresome sex puns coming. They are very funny and don't make you sound immature or perverted.
It's so true about Star Trek the Motion Picture - it is the most 'sci-fi' of the lot and yes, for some reason the Trekkers didn't seem to like it.
Makes the late Steve Jobs comments about how shrinking an iPad would be a mistake look even more stupid
Some people, intelligent ones too - have just way too much time on their hands.
Its true, I saw that ad before Skyfall and I too wanted to drive dangerously and be chased by copters. Thank heavens it got banned
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