* Posts by Big_Ted

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Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz

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Re: If Win7 is "OK" till 2020

You want bigger numbers ?

How about Windows 95, Windows 97, Windows 2000.

Makes Windows 10 look real old . . .

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Re: Not entirely convinced...

What ? ? ?

It will include a start button in version 10.1 ?

Please at least read a little before you comment. It has a start button that will show standard windows programs AND app tiles at the same time........

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WTF.....

Where the hell are you above getting the sbscription / its only free for a year idea from ?

Read the article and others etc and see things like this

"Also on Wednesday, Microsoft’s vice president of operating systems Terry Myerson said once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, Microsoft will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device “at no cost”.

Lookie, "At No Cost". I have read every article here and several other places and the only time subs are mentioned its in the comments section.

Please stop spreading unfounded rumor unless you can post a quote from a high level Microsoft emplyee stating otherwise.

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Facebook is MORE IMPORTANT to humanity than PORTUGAL

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WTF.....

Well I for one only buy a device if I can root it and install a ROM of choice.

Top of the list of options when picking a ROM is zero bloat, ie no Farcebook or Twatter.

Currently running cyanogenmod 12 and love the lack of social crap.

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Pull up the Windows 10 duvet and pretend Win8 and Vista were BAD DREAMS

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Not too sure

I wonder if with so much cloud and virtual server useage in enterprise systems they will start to look at the old dumb terminal approach using something more on the lines of a chromebook or simiar in place of the laptop.

Given the choice I for one would rather just have to maintain the server farm and not worry about the devices out there that the user prefers to use, ie a tablet or phablet etc instead of a PC.

No more windows except for some of the servers, lovely....

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Give ALL the EU access to Netflix, says Vince Cable

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Re: Cable and streaming

@ Timmay

Hardly as Virgin offer Netflix as an extra on their service that doesn't impact on your broadband at all.

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Hollywood vs hackers: Vulture cracks Tinseltown keyboard cornballs

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WTF.....

Not one of you has mentioned it.....

The big warning about the interweb and identity theft.......

Sandra Bullock and THE NET

Yes it should be in capitals, the idea that via the internet they can do what they did . . . Boy was that a joke

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David Cameron: I'm off to the US to get my bro Barack to ban crypto – report

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No problem Mr Cameron

I am more than happy to have weak encryption as the standard allowed.

But only if it is the standard that is used by all, that includes governments, banks, other businesses, the mitary etc etc.

After all people who demand strong encryption must be hiding something and quite possible breaking the law. So I am willing to have the same standard as used by the government and yourself or that you lower yours down to what you expect me to have.

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DAMN YOU! Microsoft blasts Google over zero-day blabgasm

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When reading this and the comments

All i can think is WTF......

I have a security risk on my software/OS ?

OK is there a fix ? great thanks....

What the fuck do you mean I have to wait for it till you can be bothered to give it to me. I want to be able to download and install it now.

Windows Update allows me to decide what to install when and Sysadmins have the same rights for all their kit so whats the problem ?

MS you are big enough to be able to manage this as having all your updates / fixes posted the day you complete them. There is no reason I can see for needing to wait up to a month for a security fix.

So WTF is the reason for making me wait ?

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'Scope boffins get INSIDE URANUS after snapping mystery spots

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Oh my god........

ITS HATCHING . . . . .

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Shuddit, Obama! Here in Blighty, we ISPs have net neutrality nailed

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At those moaning about P2P traffic throttling

Quite simply I don't give a sit if you are throttled downloading illegle content.

Oh yeh I know I know you are downloading hundreds of gigs of linux distros and game demos etc. Do you think I was born yesterday ?

I call bullshit on all heavy P2P users who doownload much more than they upload. The best way to go is to limit speed on P2P during those times most people want to stream legal content etc ie evenings and weekends to maybe 10%.

This would mean I could watch iPlayer content without buffering and HD content on Netflix rather than crap quality just so you can take the piss and download illegaly at speed.

Oh and the get what you pay for comments are unbeleivable, you are downloading illegal content for gods sake not legal content. If it was just legal stuff then overnight or a few gig a month would be enough.

What I want is to have a good enough service to do what I want when I want, ie if playing games great speed and low latency, whatching video streams, HD content if available and so on.

Now que the downvotes......

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Don't assume public trusts you, MI5. 'Make a case' for surveillance – Former security chief

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Lets see..

Snowden ? given a job of trust, most likely signed agreements and official secrets forms etc. Then proceeded to steal documents and release them to the world.....

Nope don't trust him but do agree with what he did.

ISIS, terrorists yes but more likely to be truthful most if not all the time as extreem religeous conviction usually includes don't lie. However I still don't trust them to be truthful all the time.

GCHQ etc, nah don't trust them at all as its their remit to lie all the time, ie deny everything and divert attention etc etc. " GCHQ sir ? never heard of it "....

So most dangerous, at the moment its between GCHQ, NSA etc undermining trust in the government and feeding the nutters who are survivalist in the USA etc and ISIS who; lets be honest; have enough to do in Iraq to bother me in the UK. Plenty of others to worry about though.

I have no problem with them spying on people etc but ONLY if there is a REAL reason and not to gather data en mass or check up on their partner/spouce etc...

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Hide your Macs, iPhones and iPads: WireLurker nasty 'heralds new era'

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Ah but......

Ask any fanbois and they will tell you its only Android that's open to malware.

Therefore their iphone is impossible to infect so this story is just made up by Apple haters.

Its one reason they are happy with the walled garden, its totally safe from the worlds nasties.....

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OFFICIAL: Fondling of Apple's slab declines – iPad sales DOWN in Q3

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IDC Proove they are useless

However, Apple still owns the lion's share of the market, with iPads comprising nearly one in three tablets sold, said IDC.

Shipments sank by 12.8 per cent to 12.3m in the third quarter of 2014, compared with the same period last year. Meanwhile, the global tablet market grew by 11.5 per cent to 53.8m.

According to my maths thats slightly less than 23%. since when was that 1 in 3, its not even a full 1 in 4....

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Trolls pop malformed heads above bridge to sling abuse at Tim Cook

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OMFG .....

#Apple CEO #Tim_Cook says he is "proud to be gay" That's the beginning of the extinction for the west civilization. Thanks Allah we r Muslims

— Dr.mohammed alhakeem (@mahir55555) October 30, 2014

Both times my reaction was "What a tool" so the west is doomed because of this? To which I say "Thank God I am not a homophobic pratt but someone who can spell are..."

Oh and didn't I read somewhere that many people who are homophobic are insecure about their own sexuality or is that as stupid as being homophobic / racist / genderist / ageist etc etc....

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Lenovo completes Motorola purchase for $2.9bn – $10bn less than Google paid for it

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Don't forget the tax breaks Google got from Motorola as well

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/01/30/google_motorola_mobility_lenovo_sale/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/01/google_buys_tax_breaks_along_with_mobility/

And Forbes thinks its only $1.5 Billion http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/12/22/did-motorola-mobility-only-cost-google-1-5-billion/ if so Google made a nice profit and got a load of patents as well.

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Watersports-friendly e-reader: Kobo's Aura H2O is literary when wet

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Do I need an e-reader ?

No

Would I buy one ?

Yes if there was one with a 10 or 12 inch display and not too expensive.

Why ?

Because I read a lot but the tablet is good enough for home use etc, but it would be nice to take a collection of books with me any time I am off on holiday etc....

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The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event

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WTF.....

Come on, wheres the fashion angle, we all know thats more important than tech to Apple

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Good grief! Have you SEEN BlackBerry's SQUARE smartphone?

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Re: No number keys?

Sigh....

Google is your friend

http://online.wsj.com/articles/blackberry-passport-review-a-smartphone-aimed-squarely-at-professionals-1411567271

The keys appear at the bottom of the screen with other function keys etc......

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For the money this or an iPhone 6 ?

This every time, wish my phone was older so I could go for one....

Just wish they had done it last year

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My TIGHT PANTS made my HUGE iPHONE go all BENDY!

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Re: No sympathy

I'm sorry but.....

Whats stupid about going down the pub?

And where should the phone be? in your hand and then on the table for the world to see and have the added risk of dropping it or knocking it to the ground if not sticking your pint on the phone you have sat in a puddle of beer ?

Seems you have no idea of the real world most of us deal with.

Oh and all those saying stick it in a steel case etc, the point of this and pshones like it are they are thin, you shouldn't need to double the thickness to do what the manufacturer should have designed it to do. I expect my phone with care from me not to scratch the screen when I put it in an empty pocket and to withstand general usage without damage, that includes putting it in the same pocket as the previous version managed to handle for the past year or 2...

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Ab phab: Apple is Britain's coolest brand YET AGAIN

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Oh dear

So they ask a few self indulgient fashionista's what is cool and we the rest of the world have to accept ?

My god what a load of crap, yes Apple kit is very well made, nice in the hand and just works, the price while high is affordable but none of that makes it cool. So no I refuse to accept a company that calls itself Coolbrands is even remotely unbiased or knows what its talking about excpet for the few people it deals with directly.

This is a bigger non story than the Apple Watch until it is actually released.......

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Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please

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Re: Much as you may hate him...

Calm down dear and use another search engine.

Also don't buy an android phone, stear clear of most of the internet and wear a tin foil hat and you might be safe......

Sheesh but some people forget that you can live without the interwebs altogether, mankind did after all for thousands of years.

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Microsoft's rumoured $2.5bn Minecraft gobble expected on Monday

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$2.5 billion

My god that is a lot of money......

However compared to what they paid for Sype and what Facebook are paying for WhatsApp its a bargain

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Apple iPhone 6: Missing sapphire glass screen FAIL explained

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Re plastic screen protector

Sorry but the new screen protector is probably worth more than the phone now.

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Re: Apple did release a product that uses this not so mythical material, the Apple Watch.

To be padantic they didn't release anything at all just made announcements. They then stated the release dates for the phones, the watch ? well thats some time "early" next year. so any time in the first 4 months, not a release then.....

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Movirt-who? BlackBerry gobbles maker of multi-line smartphone tech

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Re: Too little too late?

Oh ha ha, very not clever................................NOT

Now crawl back into your hole and pull it closed again so as not to waste any more space.

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Re: Too little too late?

@ DougS

You really need to read before you post, the article said blackberry will support this "on all major smartphone operating systems." also read this http://uk.blackberry.com/business/products-services/bes-10.html?lid=uk:bb:software:businesssoftware:bes-10&lpos=uk:bb:software

BES10 one of if not the most secure enterprise system to manage multiple mobile systems.....

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Too slow with that iPhone refresh, Apple: Android is GOBBLING up US mobile market

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@ NoneSuch

What competition ?

iPhone, no choice if you want iOS, either pay a fortune for the latest or a very high price for years old kit.

Windows, MS are so slow with each update on the OS it means there is no competition there and it poushed away even someone like me who really like the OS, but lack of updates and apps were just a killer.

The only real competition for Android is Android, ie different versions from handset makers plus phones from China breaking into the market from the likes of lenovo.

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Digital dongle transforms European XBOXen into tellies

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Wow what a waste of money for almost everyone.....

I would think that most people have the xbox connected to the TV that also is connected to Sky, Virgin or Freeview.....

So instead of changing channel on the tv you can now change channel on the xbox......

Cor what a major update to the hardware.

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True fact: Hubble telescope spots ZOMBIES in SPACE

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What !!!! A galaxy has been crashing through our own for years and no-one told us......

Its actually about 110 MILLION light years away

Oh and our star is way to small to go supernova, it would need to be about 8 times more mass than it is.

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New iGasm: Apple to unveil not one but TWO iPhone 6 models on 9 Sept

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Very confusing title......

"New iGasm: Apple to reveal not one but TWO iPhone 6s on Sept 9th "

I read that as Apple bypassing the iphone six and releaseing 2 versions of the iphone 6s

Surely it should have read 6's ......

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It's WAR: Internet of Stuff firms butt heads over talking-fridge tech standards

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Cor what a great idea.....

Send a file from one phone to another with wireless......

Wow I never though anyone would get that one sorted.....

Oh sorry they have.....

OK my fridge will be able to tell me I'm out of milk, but I just threw away the carton and noticed, and I noticed the butter was almost empty when I put it back in the fridge......

Um.... lights, curtains etc to set moods by clapping my hands........ done

Got it, I can drive my car from the back seat using my phone...... Yeh baby a real use, I can drive and be the back seat driver at the same time.... Brill, I can also start it and defrost it in the winter with the same phone...WOW, just make sure your kids don't grab your phone off you....

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Swell. Apple buys 'Pandora-for-talk-radio' app... for $30 meeellion

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Re: we're pretty sure the Beeb won't ever sell itself to Apple

Boy are you wrong.

The value of the library of content the BBC has is worth billions, add to that the hundreds of millions that BBC worldwide make each year even with the restrictions on it.

If the BBC had a free hand to do what it wanted then it would be one of the biggest companies in the world on the basis of value and you could kiss goodbye to ITV, channel 4 and five.....

Apple would love to buy it and would offer 10's if not hundreds of billions to get it.

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Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs

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Ummmmm

When asked most people who buy Apple kit will tell you " Because it just works "

Well that's another reason gone bye bye.....

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Amazon's Spotify-for-books: THE TRUTH

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I read

That there are only 2000 audio books, most disappointed. same price for unlimited audible would be more interesting.

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Nadella: Yes I can put 2 THINGS FIRST. I will say them at the same time – CLOUDOBILE

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Did he really say this ?

“The goal for first party hardware is to create categories and markets, but we want to stimulate the entire ecosystem,” he said.

So by create they mean build a tablet several years too late.....

Buy a phone company that can only sale phones by cutting the price

Have a group of OS's rather than one, and 2 for tablets FFS......

Top that off with the old comments re windows 8 UI and loss of start button etc and boy are they going about it wrong.....

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Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 world conquest plan: folders!

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Windows phone suc a pain.....

To be honest I liked Windows phone as far as it went but it was just never far enough, so I waited and waited for the update from MS, I installed the developer edition and ........

WTF hardly anything has changed apart from a siri / google now wanabe that we all know will be like bing almost pointless outside the US of A..... and WOW I CAN HAVE MY OWN BACKGROUND ON HOME SCREEN WITH TRANSPARENT TILES..... gasp how ever did they come up with home screen setup ?

I have now sold my Nokia even though I loved the phone itself and bought an LG G2 instead, boy what a relief, back to the world of being able to set up a phone how I want.....

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Freeze, Glasshole! Stop spying on me at the ATM

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WTF......

I'm sorry but since when was a Panasonic camcorder a wearable device ?

Thats whats quoted as 40 meters, Google Glass was only 83% useable for it at 3 meters.....

Scaremongering and blatant missuse of data in the title,,,,

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Intel pleads for €1bn EU fine to be overturned, is DENIED

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Hmmmmm

They should have the fine adjusted upwards allowing for inflation plus extra costs awarded against them to cover the costs of the EU since the fine was awarded.

If not then these companies will always just hold on as long as possible even if they accept guilt internally just to cut the real cost of the fine over time.

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HP has Chromeboxes with Intel Core i7 chips, but they'll cost you

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One of the more stupid ideas

To say the least an i7 is massive overkill, chromeOS does not need so much cpu power, its would make more sense to buy one of these and a laptop or top range chromebook. Hell for the money you could have this and a laptop/tablet combo running windows.

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Facebook's new self-destructing pic app SELF-DESTRUCTS

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Oh God

I have to respond before I see what I have to respond to ?

So I send a pic, open the one received, and then respond. I then get a pic for them to open the first one I replied with and a second for the second proper responce......

I can imagine that within a few exchanges I will need to send dozens of replies to open all the pics I received just to find the one I want to open.......

What idiot thought this one up ? ? ?

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Verizon threatens Netflix in video lag blame game

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I can understand Verizon users being upset

I am located in the UK and use chrome with Hola extension and a three mobile with H+ connection to stream Netflix, I can get HD quality from the USA version any time of the day without buffering.

That being the case then I would say that maybe Netflix is correct that Verizon is the problem.

I wonder if using a vpn or proxy service would be quicker for them.........

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The enemy of my enemy is my, well, temporary ally: Apple and Microsoft in pact against Google

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2 things

The article reads as if the iCloud Drive is non Android, if so its a failure for anyone with an android phone or tablet and a mistake by Apple.

As to bing ? its ok if your in the USA but not so good in the rest of the world, its not as easy as google to use (try looking for shopping results).

So Apple have shot themselves in both feet (again) and restricted their users from choice once again. Walled garden ? More like a max security prison to me.

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ASUS launches 5-in-1 Android Windows Phone laptop tablet (breathe)

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Come on people

It all depends on price....

If this is anwhere near the price of a Galaxy S5 or an LG G3 then I like many others will concider this as a great alternative to chucking £500 at just a phone.

Lets see what it costs before writing it off.

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Brunner does a runner: Beats designer must hand the brand to Apple

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This is such a great buy by Apple

After all look at how much extra value people thought HTC phones had with this system built in....

Oh right.....

I'll get my coat.

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A first-world problem solved: Panoramic selfies, thanks to Huawei's Ascend P7

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Dam you Huawei

Here I am having looked at lots of different phone and all set to buy an LG G2 and now along comes this for about the same price....

Looks like I have to wait to hold one of these now as well....

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Chinese iWatchers: Apple's WRISTPUTERS ALREADY in production

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Re: Sure....

Unless they use kenetic energy to charge.

You know the more you shake your wrist the more you charge it..........

Oh dear......

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Re: You will need

Oh dear, I'm shaking my head....

1 is a joke

2 Bluetooth will eat the "Small" battery this thing will be able to hold in a very short time if its more than an interface for your ithingy.

3 I can't see any use for one unless it is a fully functioning device after all by the time I look at it I couldhave looked at my phone or whatever.

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Facebook-backed spec lets apps link to other apps on mobes

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Facebook......

The moment I saw the word Facebook my radar went on full alert and my bias engine kicked in....

And what a shock I was once again correct in my fear that this looks like something else where you could ned up with all your choices being posted on their ad network....

Once again I am blessed that I don't use them and never want to.

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