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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.
There is nothing revolutionary about turning up the bass level
A huge error in the article
It is believed the software, which did nothing other than change its icon from a shield with an ‘X’ to one with a tick mark, was put up for sale accidentally. Yet it still sold more than 30,000 copies and made plenty of money for its creators.
Google eventually decided to refund users who had paid for the app. It proved Google’s app-vetting policies weren’t keeping out even basic threats.
I disagree. The app wasn't malware, or even a threat to the user/OS in any way. It's not the app vettings job to check if any app does what it says on the tin, or is even useful.
Re: The location of the selfies ...
Miles? Yards? How much is that in square furlongs?
Raumkraut protested: "Hundens balla looks more like Swedish to me. Granted, I'm no expert at Norwegian idioms or the intricacies of the language, but in Norwegian it could be hundens baller/boller. Baller means balls, as in sport, and boller can mean anything round-ish.
I can clarify :)
"balla", if Norwegian, must be dialect. The correct written spelling is either "baller" or "ballar", depending on which written language you choose (we have two).
Baller does mean any kind of balls, both sports and others. Boller is the Norwegian word for bowls.
Re: Free Google Fast Lane?
Re: So.. Basically You Are Saying
The trend is to move away from any sort of broadcast TV to streaming, where customers can choose what to view and when to view it. That works well* on mobile devices too, so I don't really see what problem this is supposed to fix.
"The US Federal Communications Commission is being praised by large telcos following the introduction of new rules for the upcoming wireless spectrum auctions."
I haven't read the rules myself, but anything praised by the big telcos is usually bad for the consumer.
Re: I wonder
Or people could try the Scandinavian model...
Telenor did try to push for bandwidth caps in the beginning of broadband, but that was swiftly abolished once it became clear that none of the consumers wanted anything to do with that, and neither did their competitors. So here we have net neutrality and no bandwidth caps.
It does cost a bit more per month, but nothing above what's reasonable. I pay around £30 per month for 17mbits (measured) speed over DSL.
You can get 60/60mbps (also measured) FTTP for around £60 per month.
Re: Meh... - steam on linux
I'm testing Steam on Mint (don't like Ubuntu and Unity), and it works pretty much perfectly, right out of the box.
The network upgrades are already paid for by the consumers, but the big ISPs want the content producers to pay for the same traffic yet again (ignoring the fact that the content producers must also pay to get their traffic onto the web in the first place).
TU a local TV station?
"local TV station tu.no", actually, no.
TU stands for Teknisk Ukeblad which can be loosely translated to "Technical Weekly" and is a weekly magazine for engineers.
I would imagine a large amount of unencrypted access points are "guest APs", where you log in with a username and password after connecting, or perhaps no authentication at all (by design).
"The proprietary technology and know-how Mr. Carmack developed when he was a ZeniMax employee, and used by Oculus, are owned by ZeniMax,"
So ZeniMax is now claiming ownership of Carmacks mind?
Re: In case you can't find the download...
I am a native speaker of Norwegian, so Danish isn't too difficult for me.
I had a browse, and ended up here: http://gst.dk/emner/frie-data/minecraft/spil-her/
It seems like you need to use their servers if you want to browse the entire areas.
The link you found does allow you to download minecraft maps of Denmark, but only 10x10km chunks, not the whole thing. I wasn't able to find a "complete" download.
"Vi henviser derfor til Kortforsyningen , hvor det er muligt at downloade 10x10 km blokke til egen computer, og så gå på opdagelse der. "
Which roughly translates to "We wish to point to the Map Service (Link), where it is possible to download 10x10 km blocks to your own computer, (...)"
Re: Lots of smartphones had hardware keyboards
I agreed with you up until "plus you don't waste half your screen for the keyboard". Yes you do. You use up space on the phone that could otherwise be used for a screen, and permanently instead of only when you *need* a keyboard.
Florian? Is that you?
Re: Why in the hell are any of us stupid enough...
I think the point being that your company could do that just as well without being tied to .NET or Windows.
Multi platform tools have been around for ages.
I would never accept an "invitation" from the US "justice" system, seeing as the prosecutor has a tendency to pile on charges until something sticks, even if (maybe especially if) you can prove you didn't do what they originally charged you with.
Re: I'm not entirely opposed...
That sounds an awful lot like security through obscurity
Re: It has its uses...
You might want to try mailinator
Cue Microsoft shills explaining how this is bad for the economy, and will promote less competition, and will probably be bad for the children somehow.
Re: What is Error #2035 ?
Try disabling HTTPS Everywhere. El Reg videos doesn't play nice with that addon, for some reason
Re: All for Apple
Yes. Next question? :)
Re: It's easy enough
You're usually behind a NAT gateway when connected to a wifi connection, so all you need is for the local router to accept your MAC address, which it has no reason not to.
The ISP network only talks to the local router, which has a correct IP and MAC address.
It can be disabled :)
A bitcoin isn't a tangible asset per se, and you can trade fractions of a bitcoin, so that makes it quite difficult to have a "serial number" on one.
Re: Building blocks
Re: In the words of John Mckenroe
How about not creating the records in the first place? That should please everyone, except the ones getting rich on screaming "ermagherd terrists!"
It was the P800 I believe, but your point probably stands.
The P910 had a "proper" keyboard with microswitches.
Kickstarter is probably correct in stating that the hackers didn't have access to credit card data. Afaik, they use Amazon for the actual transactions, and Kickstarter isn't really involved in processing the credit card payments.
Re: Funny old thing...
The question I have is why current "smart"phone manufacturers do not offer that feature today, since obviously it is trivial enough to have been implemented 20 years ago on a budget cellphone.
They do... Both 'droids and iShinys have a remote wipe feature built in. Not sure about BB and WinPho, but it would really surprise me if they didn't have that feature.
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