I might actually buy one of these, if the price isn't horrible and if it supports memory cards.
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Re: Hooray for Hollywood
Nope, then they'll blame piracy.
Re: Ok, a semi-serious question...
You could always get a Raspberry Pi for a fraction of the price, fill up a thumb drive with game files and plugging in a suitable controller.
There are premade SD card images for the purpose.
Re: Not really
I'm guessing longer average driving distances (so less short runs, and having the engine run at operating termperature for longer periods) and a lot less salt on the roads (do Australia ever salt roads?) makes cars last longer
I wonder if this applies to the Note 4 as well, since they are pretty similar spec-wise.
Re: I can't remember
Their memory cards (SD cards, etc) are truly excellent
Hah, this must be a poor attempt at an april fools joke.
Almost as credible as the Fukushima article.
That Flip actually looks quite promising, if it's possible to install a regular desktop linux on it.
There might be a lot more to this story than is told in this article. At least one of the letters he sent to Google was written by the MPAA (link NY Times), and he has admitted to having sent/received nearly 900 emails with the MPAA.
In addition, he is close friends with a known MPAA lobbyist (Mike Moore).
Google might be in the wrong here, but I don't really think Hood is in the right either.
It's interesting how music piracy in Norway was pretty much eradicated when we actually was able to listen to music legally for a reasonable sum of money.
When the only alternative was buying stuff on CD, piracy was pretty common.
Perhaps the movie studios should reconsider their options?
Re: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing
That almost made sense...
" If customers wish to use another card, they can photograph the card with the phone’s camera."
Great, but I hope there are some additional steps to it, like Paypal or Steam does it (having a tiny amount drawn from the card, which you need to verify by entering the exact amount or a code from the bank statement).
Re: going to be very tricky
I guess there are massive differences between different markets here.
As a Norwegian, a base level 1-series or A class isn't very much more expensive than a comparable-size car from many other makers, however they do come with significantly less equipment for the price.
A base 1-series or A class here costs around the same as a Golf.
Re: going to be very tricky
What do you call the 1-series and A Class? I would call them entry level.
Also, neither the 3-series or C Class is really that expensive if you go for a lesser equipped model, although other brands will give a lot more equipment for your money.
Re: Nice article
When it comes to crypto you want it to be open, tried, and tested, and based on known standards.
I don't see why roaming should be a huge problem? It's already in place for foreign users, so the technical aspects are already in place.
I also don't see why it should be an economic problem? This way operators can choose whether to pay for their own sites or rent capacity from their competitors. It should even make it economically feasible to build more sites, since that means competitors will probably have to rent capacity and help pay for the site.
However, this all means fairer competition between operators, so I can see why the operators are against it.
Re: Never mind the internet "fast lane"...
Or you could ask the studios that question. Netflix doesn't decide what they are allowed to show.
US has the best justice money can buy.
(If you don't have money, you can't have any)
This might be the one law coming out of Russia lately that i actually can understand.
Seeing that the US is more than happy enough with grabbing any data they can get hold of (and even trying to grab data from data centers in Ireland), the only safe thing is to keep it on-shore.
Re: Providers pay too
They don't. Netflix does pay (probably a lot) for their own connection.
What the ISPs want is to get paid yet again to deliver the packets they already get paid to deliver.
I live in Norway, and if Telenor says something, it's usually best to just assume the exact opposite is true.
I probably would have loved this game, but as long as it's not available on PC, I will sadly have to pass...
Re: The elephant in the room is...
I would hope that it would of shown up.
I'm terribly sorry to nitpick:
It's would have.
Re: I am impressed,,, very impressed.
We have enough scientists to do both, and you generally can't use rocket scientists to study brains.
Re: Phat Aluminium?
Aluminium isn't really that strong. It's usually fairly soft. Properly made plastic casings can actually be quite a bit stronger.
So in this case I'm suspecting the aluminium body might actually be making the problem worse.
For a second I thought it was the maker of exercise watches...
It wouldn't surprise me if that was indeed possible
It's not pointless if it's an actual factor in why they sell more computers than most others.
I'm not sure if you can remove the mentioned apps, but it should be fairly easy to deactivate them.
Then they won't show up in the apps list, and they will be prevented from starting, so apart from the storage space used, it's pretty much the same as removing them.
You are wrong.
Unless there is a prior agreement, the copyright belongs to the person who took the photo.
The lawyer also dismissed an attempt by the US to have Snowden extradited back to America on spying charges, saying, "There has been no request which complies with international law."
I wouldn't call that a dismissal, though. When has the US ever made an effort to give requests in compliance with international law?
The S3 had wireless charging. You had to replace the battery cover with one that had an induction coil, but that wasn't difficult or expensive to do, and the phone had the necessary connectors wired up from the factory.
The same thing with the S4.
I do lob mine on the bedside table and wake up to a fully charged battery. No faffing around with usb cables.
I wouldn't call that XKCD relevant in this case.
Setting a new standard to get higher speeds is a good thing. Setting a new standard because one doesn't like the numerous other standards is a bad thing.
They could perhaps try to give customers what the want.
No, I don't mean that the media industries have to give it all away, but after Spotify was launched in the nordics, music piracy dropped to almost zero, since the legal alternative was easier than pirating.
This seems to be the experience if people try to go the legal route with movies and TV shows.
Re: @John H Woods
Yes, but it seems that females are unable to sexually assault. At least that's what society seems to think.
Ah, so that's why Debian pushed an update this week.
Apple was arguing that the patent was invalid for a number of reasons, including the novelty of the claim and lack of necessary technical features.
Isn't that a bit like the pot calling the kettle black?
Small independent companies are refusing to sign new pro forma deals with Google, which has publicly said it will block their music videos from YouTube
Not really. Google has said they will block them from monetizing their videos, not from publishing them. I can see how this is a bad thing, but from what I've seen, the new deal that is offered is still better than the one they have today.
The main problem seems to be that the major labels have managed to secure a better deal than the indies.
The interesting thing is that this seemingly unknown handset maker is selling a lot more Android phones than the entire Windows Phone ecosystem does combined.
I found numbers indicating that Nokia sold 8.8m phones in Q3 2013 and 8.2m phones in Q4 2013, and that was 92% of all Windows Phone sales (source).
If one does a bit of rounding, this should put the combined sales of all Windows phones at around 10m per quarter.
Xiaomi seems to have sold 26.11 million phones combined in Q1 and Q2 2014, so one could reasonably assume they sell around 13m phones per quarter.
Re: With added Google?
Where does it say anything about Google?
"Artists who labels refuse to sign would no longer be able to manage their YouTube channels."
That isn't actually completely true. They wouldn't be able to monetize their channels any more, but they would still be more than welcome to upload videos to their channel.
Re: Firewalling cell phone data connections
Until you plugged in to an infected computer...
At least with android you have to enable third party sources _and_ enable developer mode before you can install apps via USB.
Re: As an iPhone owner
Something Huawei added.
I'm pretty sure stock android has the same screen, with a slightly different layout.
Hopefully some "activist investor" can buy the company and sell it in parts.
The world would be a better place without GoDaddy.
I truly don't see why a streaming deal should contain cash advances?
Kudos to the big labels if they've managed to negotiate a deal with advances, but it doesn't make sense to me.
A streaming deal should be pay per volume, since that is what's fair for all participants, and the negotiation should normally be about how much should be paid per stream.