188 posts • joined Tuesday 24th November 2009 14:47 GMT
Could be useful to people who work outside in cold weather too, as an alternative to conductive gloves (and when your fingers don't work too accurately either!)
Zero gravity sex-suites?
Pity the poor cleaners!
Re Yanked from Android, iOS?
But you could only communicate with the small number of other WP7 users. The same argument could (and is) be used for iOS FaceTime, and there are many more iPhone users.
IMO it would be really dumb of MS to pull Skype from other platforms. Being largely platform neutral is it's major adjvantage.
Twice more and they lose their internet connection??
No, I'd need more than that to use a Fisher-Price OS that won't even securely sync with Outlook, unless you have Exchange.
Remote wiping of a smartphone means removing all personal data from it, or restoring to factory status. I guess the problem here is that iMessages are delivered (like BBM) using Apple's infrastructure, which is still using something persistent like the IEMI to address the phone.
It's so nice to be in such a period of prosperity we can afford Rolls Royce projects like this!
And, as ever, if the project should be delayed, or over budget, the management who approved it will have moved on to bigger and better jobs (or retirement) by then.
I'm sure Apple are trialling all sorts of speculative hardware all the time, so I can well believe that this was one candidate for a future iPhone, and that aspects of this will appears, sooner or later. But I doubt there were ever serious plans to put out a 10 megapixel camera in a body too thin to hold reasonable optics - it just wouldn't be worth the cost, and "one-upmanship" specs are more Android then Apple, whatever you think of their relative merits.
Hydrogen is inherently less safe and more costly to store and transport. Hydrogen fires are largely invisible (it burns with and ultraviolet flame) and it storing it crogenically is rather more difficult than sticking petrol in a tank.
We can be pretty sure that Pluto (or other significant bits of the Solar System) isn't made of antimatter because we would see the affect of meteors and the like hitting it, for one reason. Comet Shumaker-Levy 9 produced an impact of the order ot 6,000,000MT when it hit Jupiter in 1994, though pure kinteic energy. You needed a small telescope to see that. Had it been composed of antimatter, the energy released would have been somewhat larger, about 4x10^10MT, or about the same energy as the entire sun emits in 1 second. I doubt a telescope would be necessary to see that, or possibly even eyes! Smaller things must hit Pluto often enough for someone to have noticed.
Am I the only one who thinks he hears the Laurel and Hardy theme music when I read news of HP these days? The last few months have been a tragedy for a company that made it's reputation with some of the finest and most innovative laboritory test equipment I had the pleasure to use.
Why the hate?
I count 2 out of about 50 articles on the front page about the iPhone 5. There are also 2 about WebOS, and that's just gone! Like it or not, the forthcoming iPhone 5 will be a highly significant milestone in technology news this year. If you're not interested, don't bother to comment. If you dislike *other people* being interested, carry on as you are, or preferably, seek help.
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Poor old WebOS. Arguably the best mobile OS in some of the worst hardware, and with an owner that didn't understand the sector, it was never going to end well.
Still, perhaps after the surprise Google/Motorola wedding, HTC or one of the other second-class Android wives may just think about buying it.
If you all claim to be so disinterested....
Why bother writing so many comments?
Seriously, the iPhone is to el Reg what paedophile illegal immigrants are to the Daily Mail, and it's a joke that's had it's day.
Cache files don't normally store date for 12 months.
The sample size, at 48, seems a bit small, especially when the team "noted that the phone users were generally younger and weighed less" which implies a skewed sample too. Given the lack of any credible mechanism for low energy RF from mobiles interacting with body tissue, I'm not worried yet.
@ "Elmer Phud"
How many people do "conventional" power plants kill each year? Shall we start with the c 5000 Chinese coal miners killed each year, and then try to factor in the consequences of the pollution they produce?
Nuclear power station accident deaths? Chernobyl, period. A total death toll of about 70 (and that includes people killed in a helicopter crash!)
Nuclear power is demonstrably safer than coal power, whatever the trendy view is.
The first rule of Jobs Club....
Shouldn't that be "Jobs's Job Club"?
I thought that once the black hats had physical access to any type of device, it should be considered game over.
I have years of contacts & calendar information in Outlook. A basic (perhaps the original) feature of smartphones is to sync calendar and contact data with your desktop. WP7 can't sync with Outlook (without using Exchange Server, or kludges involving moving your data to a Windows Live account).
Well if you're a geek...
Will someone think of the taxpayers???
Just remember - it's costs heaps of our tax money for the police to pursue this vendetta.