* Posts by Matt_V

54 posts • joined 12 Oct 2009

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Samsung whips out Galaxy Note II, cam-phone with proper zoom lens

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Paris Hilton

" it's clear Sammy sees bigger blowers as something consumers crave"

is it just me that just wants a desire / iPhone 3 sized phone but with better internal specs then?

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Google ditches the bits in the bottom of the box

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Re: No not iGoogle!

Try netvibes:

http://www.netvibes.com/privatepage/1#General

It's pretty good :)

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Apple patent may foretell an end to iPhone autocorrect Tourette's

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Re: What?

December 2010, the first beta of swiftkey was release in July 2010...:

http://www.swiftkey.net/2010/07

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Google planning to brand and sell Android tablets

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Cheap Android Tablet

If your looking for a cheap android tablet I'd suggest this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/NATPC-M009S-Capacitive-SANDWICH-Responsive/dp/B006M07X34/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1333120192&sr=8-3

It's not up to Galaxy Tab / iPad performance but for the money I think it's bloody brilliant, you can copy pictures straight to it's SD card too without having to be "cloudy"...

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Boffins one step closer to Terminator vision

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Joke

Even bigger scientific breakthrough!

"Our next goal, however, is to incorporate some predetermined text in the contact lens."

And the rabbits will tell them if they can read it?!

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Mail Online is broken

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WTF?

Really?!

The most read online newspaper in the world? Oh good god.

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Samsung Android 4.0 smartphone priced for Blighty

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Stop

Hmm

Still be getting the Desire S for my birthday then.... Would quite lilke to pay off the mortgage at some point!

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Children's body busted for email, file cabinet blunders

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Megaphone

How about...

Encrypt the documents before sending and then get the person who's receiving them to ring you to get the decrypt code...

Might be a pain if you're sending them to loads of people but it'd be a start...

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NHS diabetic gizmo will text for help if wearer is in danger

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Do another blood test 10 minutes later

Yup and then get told off for doing too many checks / using too many test strips when you try and order more....

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I really want one of these

But will they release an app so you can monitor your levels yourself? I'm not fussed about alerting medical professionals really but being able to fire up an app that told me what my glucose levels were (and even better the direction of travel!) would be really useful!

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Bloke pissing in reservoir prompts 8m gallon flush

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Beat me to it

I was thinking the same, is it not treated on route?!

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Folder Organizer

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Think the terminology of the review may be a bit misleading..

after reading the review I can see what you mean but FO doesn't change the whole UI (at least it didn't the last time I used it) It simply allows you to group many apps into one folder on your desktop and then customise the look and feel of that folder, the rest of the UI on the phone stays the same.

Personally I found the (admitedly very small) lag between tapping the icon and getting the list of apps was annoying but I think that's probably due more to my legends CPU than the app itself..

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iPhones secretly track 'scary amount' of your movements

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Jobs Horns

this may explain it...

http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002145.html

I still think, at the very least, it's a sneaky way of going about it though...

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Watchdog sniffs Rihanna's 'gently thrusting buttocks'

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Title

Wait the media painting something as far worse than it was to get their readers whipped up and in the process sell more papers, surely this can't be so......

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Facebook photo-tagging trick used to lure emo kids to survey scam

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Tag strips (no not that type of strip)....

Is this what's causing tags on facebook to come up as strips instead of boxes around peoples faces? Or is that another bug?

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Google 'clamps down' on world of Android partners

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Will this be true tomorrow...

Or after mid day? that is all.

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X-51 hypersonic scramjet test bird ready for second flight

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Flame

whereas they would be un-bothered by a hypersonic

until someone puts a nuke on the end of one...

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Big new wind turbines too close together, says top boffin

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Rotor size

wouldn't another way forward be to use smaller rotor sizes? I'm sure they could work out what size would be best to use per a given area of land to wring the most electricity out of it?

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Google Nexus S Android smartphone

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Might not be such a problem on this one

I think this is just android straight from Google, that should mean that Samsung are cut completely out of the loop as far as updates are concerned...

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Police reject Labour MP's call for Bristol-wide DNA test

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Logic...

.... don't let it get in the way of jumping on a good band-wagon...

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Feds subpoena Twitter for info on WikiLeaks backer

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What they're after

According to the BBC: The US District Court in Virginia said it wanted information including user names, addresses, connection records, telephone numbers and payment details.

Why go to twitter for that lot though?!

Current link to story is:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12141530)

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Minister 'C*nt' promises £50m to get fabtastic fibre for all

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Spoonerism...

Jeremy Hunut, Culture Secretary....

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iPAD, KINDLE, all tablets and slablets MADE OBSOLETE

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control?

Hmm wonder how you could control the display (ie go to the next page) still sounds promising!

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MoD battles copycat hackers

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"if you believe the Daily Mail"

nuff said :)

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EPOXI set to give comet some stick

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Alien

light sources

"sniffing out "the brightest light source in the sky (excluding the sun)"

I hope the aliens turn their headlights off...

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'Pervy' private chat case springs back into life

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WTF?

that's slightly worrying

If that gets upheld then what's next? Text messages? Emails? Letters?!

Would be intersting to know whether this log was available to the general public or not...

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Group slams airport naked body scanners

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Title

It does seem that the Isrelis tak etheir airport security pretty seriously.... whether the TSA would be up to this I don't know (I have been on an airplane presisly once from Liverpool to Dublin :) (well twice I came back again!)

http://nextbigfuture.com/2009/12/israeli-airport-security.html

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Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II

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Actually...

.... I quite liked Return of the Jedi... Just saying like :)

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3 bigs self up as biggest 3G network

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even bigger question

Will their network connect your mobile phone to a home phone more than 50% of the time and not leave you listening to dead air while the other partys phone rings and then gives them dead air...

That's the reason I swapped back to Orange (on the same sim free handset) and I've had no problems since....

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Power grid scare stories a 'bunch of hooey'

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my new favourite quote:

"... they've ignored the physics of how things actually work," Hines says.

"This can lead you grossly astray."

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Custom superchippery pulls 3D from 2D images like humans

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I *think*

the reason is that it is still our brains that turn the image into 3D (3D tv's are still flat (ie 2D)) but the way the 3D camera works allows our brains to work out that the picture is 3D.

This is how I understand it, I could be spectacularly wrong however! (I'm sure someone will tell me if I am!)

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Web-happy iPhone dev kit gets Jobsian silent treatment

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Headmaster

from about 500 in March to over 4,000. In March

That's a bloomin quick increase! (sorry :)

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FAIL

@ my previous post

Ah just re-read it, yes I'm an idiot!

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DVLA says council snoopers are free to take the WEE

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Unhappy

"It is disappointing to see this in the national press as it's fundamentally not true."

......and yet not really surprising!

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'Poo-powered' Volkswagen astounds world+dog

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Grenade

In any case...

Could we please have the boot notes for a page on the page that they referring to? I know others have asked but I live in hope :)

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Nokia C3

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Hmm..

Is it just me or do nokia seem to be getting their act together a bi, especially with affordable handsetst? As much as I love my HTC Legend (and I do) sometimes the call of the keypad on the C5 is quite strong, especially for writing texts!

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Perv scanner code of practice still a balls-up

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privacy

from my (admittedly small) experience of airports if the person going through the scan can see a monitor with their image on it then everyone queueing behind them would probably see it too.....

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Steve Jobs denies Judas Phone antenna problems

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@ anton

same here with the HTC legend, have to cover the back and front (along with the mic)...

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Jobsian remote access app comes to Android

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erm yes but

logmein also offers a free account which is perfectly good enough to rescue a grandparents laptop should the need arise (as it has).

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Digital ad portrayed Catholic Queen as 'flesh-eating zombie'

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Coffee/keyboard

Bugger read it during lunch....

"So even if she did have a taste for human flesh, it would have been cooked. Or at least smoked"

New keyboard time.

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FTC slaps down commercial keylogger firm

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or

just get them to install logmein.com (no I'm not associated with them in any way).

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TwitPic-nicking Mail nicked

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Happy

online

think the story said something about the online publication so do it on page views instead? F5 at the ready!

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Voting chaos in not-fit-for-purpose electoral system

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Stop

Me personally?

No, but if that's what the majority of the electorate want..... we are after all living in a democracy (supposedly!)

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Vote Lib Dem, doom humanity to extinction

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It's hit the -200 mark now....

Says it all really eh!

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Dead Vulture

tell me this was posted just to get as many people commenting as possible

please?

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Cameron promises yet more Avatar

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Paris Hilton

policy

thought this was a new conservative policy....

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iPhone users suffer summer appointment chaos

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Exchange Sync

We've had this on 1 (out of about 20) of our sales guys as well, they sync directly with exchange (we didn't want to put itunes on their laptops) this particular user found that changing settings in the time zone support (settings > mail, contacts, calendars > time zone support right down the bottom) sorted it out...

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Labour unfriends Twitter rant candidate

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Jedward

They're an "act" from x factor I believe, I was going to post a link to their homepage but it's friday and I'm not feeling that mean!

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Hardware biggest cause of HDD failure, says Freecom

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Stop

external drive?

Erm assuming it was a drive head crash etc and not a natural disaster wouldn't you like the PC that it was in back as well?

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Microsoft finally debuts Euro-choose-a-browser screen

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What classification of update is it?

Just a thought, will this be a critical update (ie passed on through WSUS if that's how you're set up) or one of the "important / recommended" ones?

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