315 posts • joined 14 Jan 2010
My timex is resistant to 200m, has temperature, altitude, and a compass.
While any phone can do compass these days, I've not seen the other features on a mobile. Let alone barometer.
So a smartwatch needs to start with the above, and provide integration with a phone.
Re: Tough choice
If they included a SmartWatch, I'd think about it.
The dual-download is snazzy, but probably not used much.
The best feature on the S5 for me seems to the Ultra Battery Saving Mode. Still, not worth another 2 year contract/£500 for.
If only the Nexus 5 had a slightly better camera...
If even NetFlix can't deliver content to US customers without a load of hassle, what makes Amazon think it can do any better?
I'm surprised Windows 7 market share is so bad. I do like it - it is a better XP.
Windows 8+ is a Toy OS for consumers. Where's the version for workers/professionals/developers?
I had to fly Economy from England to New Zealand twice last year. Once with Air New Zealand, and another with Quantas. I was very happy with both flights. Food was fine, comfort was good, hostesses were friendly, etc.
The worst part of those trips was returning from Sydney to England on BA. OMG. There's an airline that does NOT represent England, or comfort, or quality.
Tiny video screens, crappy-looking cramped aircraft, no "full service" here.
Re: As much as I hate to say this....
Apart from providing an un-bundled service which provides higher speeds for less money to the consumer.
Sounds like an investment to me.
You continue to send us cheap electronics, and perhaps offer up more of your rare ores for sale.
We send you food. Although, our farmers are very slow at picking the food...
S5 looks mostly nice, but it does feel like a small upgrade - even on my S3. If they threw a watch/fit strap in with the S5, it's a deal...
Otherwise maybe Huawei is the last hope for something interesting...
Hang on a sec. If the networks in the US don't like Netflix, what the hell makes you think they're going to allow WhatsApp traffic on their networks?
Either the US Gov plans to make net neutrality a reality, or Facebook has wasted a lot of money.
Re: I remember the last time
You can still store offline maps, but it's harder to get to. Deselect something on the map, click on search bar, when it expands scroll to the bottom, and it'll have the "Cache map offline" option thingy.
Ahem, I think perhaps this south park clip sums it up:
I have my S3 from Three, from almost 2 years ago (yep, renewal in April.)
But my phone isn't upgraded from 4.1.2 yet :(
I hope Three get their finger out, or a lot of their customers are going to be stuffed.
It may have been close to the GPS band, but in their defence the GPS manufacturers were apparently a little lazy, and didn't keep within their band - hence the interference.
Feel sorry for this guys - fighting against goliaths, to provide something nice for the country.
This story is a myth. You're not allowed to drive and wear Google Glasses.
Those angry police people on the west coast said so...
NDA!? Cheeky sods.
Wanting to negotiate a license for a patent, but being forced to sign an NDA first, doesn't sound reasonable, and probably wouldn't be reasonable to a judge either.
Especially if this was FRAND.
Fair dos, CERN is going to be the biggest land owner in the world.
How do I get me some shares in them?...
Well.. they could follow Microsoft mentality.
Embrace and extend. Take Android, fork it, add usability, and slowly make it incompatible with other Android devices...
The watch would need compass, altimeter, thermometer, 2 alarms, stop watch, timer, and not be something I have to charge every day for me to consider buying any Smart watch.
It's lucky I'm not cynical.
Otherwise, I'd wonder if AT&T is doing Sprint a favour, so they can buy T-Mobile US with a few more existing customers and better PR.
What else is a cartel for?
Re: It's a nice idea, but...
And that's why they didn't enable it by default.
Re: It might be me but
Yeah, but where are you going to find one?
Used Hailo while on a night out in Croydon (yeah yeah, was already taking my life into my own hands ;) )
Told it where I wanted to go, and it gave me a quote.
It told me it would be there in 9 minutes, told me the drivers' name, and the reg plate of the car.
I had the choice of paying up front (I had already registered my debit card), or paying by cash in the cab.
The cab arrived - it looked like an ordinary cab but with a Hailo-enabled mobile on his dash.
Cab was decent and didn't take any tourist-routes.
To be honest, all I wanted was a cab/taxi to take me from A to B, without having to wait outside A and hoping a cab came past.
Yes, I could have rung a mini-cab - but I never have a number handy, and I hate sitting in people's private cars.
I don't see any reason why the French taxis couldn't also subscribe to the Hailo-like system, although I'm sure they'd have to pay a cut of their profits.
Novatech closed down in Reading, and I think Southampton :(
Tricky... what's going to happen to the Maidenhead office?
As as MasterChef fan, I have seen Rhubarb done 3 ways....
...Rhubarb done *4* ways make take some getting used to.
Don't get warm fuzzy feeling
Installed it for a look.
First thing it does is ask me to register before I can use it.
I decide I'm not that interested, so uninstall.
Clicking on uninstall does nothing.
I reboot phone just in case.
Now it says I need to Deactivate.
Click on Deactive, and it says, "...needs to be deactivated".
Er... what do you think I'm trying to do!?!?
Found a comment which says you need to go into Settings->Security->Device Administrators, and disable
Had to restart phone again.
*Finally* Uninstall option appears.
Have I just experienced a really odd bit of Google Apps security, or is this the App's fault?
At last!! Perhaps these goliath phone companies will actually work for their customers.
If only we could find a way for the Music companies to suffer the same fate...
I like Honda cars. I'd happily buy another one.
But as an Android fan, I'm not sure I'm happy buying a car that's geared specifically towards an iProducts.
My car radio is iPhone enabled (not Android), and it already annoys me I'm missing out on clever functionality because of a specific integration :(
Re: Completely outrageous and totally unnecessary
I think it was perfect scheduling. Adults are watching it too, and need reminding that they should stop reproducing at some point ;)
"The hope is that it will be able to accurately forecast well in advance the conditions which create that perfect smoggy storm."
Well, I'm no supercomputer, but I'd said this is due to billions of people all using crappy emission spouting cars/scooters, in a high-rise city.
Re: HDMI Compatibility
If it don't work with a TV, then it becomes Sony's problem when the console is returned to the shop.
It's incredibly important they find out how it's doing it.
Exhibit A: https://neil.fraser.name/writing/tank/
An attempt at getting neural networks to spot tanks hidden behind trees. Which seemed to work perfectly!
... Except that actually the neural network was just spotting if the day was sunny or cloudy - the pictures with tanks in just happened to be taken on cloudy days.
We don't want Google's computers mis-detecting people for 3D buildings.
Cheeky sods. Pot. Kettle. Black.
Contract runs out in April. Still not seen any technology which makes me want to upgrade my S3.
Bought my S3 for the NFC capabilities, but nothing happened there :(
Er... this is just taking existing technologies and software and applying them for a purpose.
This means that CSC, IBM, and every other integrator can patent every project they sell?
My phone contract is up for renewal in April.
At the moment, I'm not hearing of any phone that's going to be a particular upgrade to my S3 (unless 4G is important to me.) This Nexus included.
Feeling like I need a hug :(
So you'll be offered help and advice which you'll need to pay for. Where will free help and advice appear in search results?
If pushed down too far, does everyone need to rely on paid-for help?
What happens if you copy that paid-for help somewhere else? Is it protected?
Interesting... perhaps the use of LG is a way to avoid the Rockstar patent spat against Motorola, halting production.
Have you forgotten? Germany's real pissed with the US atm.
Wasn't this the GIF patent? Hence PNG being created.
I don't understand. If her Google Glasses were prescription glasses, and she needed them for driving - then surely she can only be fined if the Glasses were in their HUD mode.
If I have a mobile phone in my car but I don't use it - I can still be fined?
I wonder if there's any tax benefits?
Or jurisdiction matters over the data held...
And if they used water-based WiFi, they could be tied to no landmass.
I was thinking the same thing. I wonder if advertising companies can only access public posts, and so can't tailor adds properly without it.
<cynic>First it'll be opt-in, then it'll be... well, to keep up to date with OneDirection you'll need to opt-in...</cynic>
I'm guessing Icahn is pretty rich.
He must pay a lot of taxes.
Well... I assume so....
The US government is a bit short of cash at the moment...
... perhaps they should have a look at Icahn and make sure he's being a good boy.
I have photos I want to keep safe.
I could back them up to my external hard drive - but there is a definite possibility this drive could fail and I lose my photos.
I could back them up to the cloud - but a few cloud providers have crashed and lost data.
I want backup storage that won't degrade over time, and can't be affected by random phenomina.
Tape, if kept relatively safe, seems to be more resilient than hard disks. I would be interested in a cheap tape storage system.
But to be honest, I'd prefer something hardier to keep my data "crown jewels" in. Perhaps something akin to scraping holes in records or somesuch.
At last! A nice secure way to access online banking without, hopefully, having to remember a long random number.
Now I can configure my wife's Android phone to use a decent email client, rather than be forced to use the Outlook crap!
I remember having a job interview on the phone while on holiday. Needed to happen, how else was I going to pay for the holiday? ;)