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5 posts • joined 28 Jan 2010

Lip-wobbling boffins: Eating Chinese food is like kissing a vibrator

tubularbelle

Numbing vibration

60 Hz for our American cousins, surely?

The stuff is likened to pepper but actually related to citrus fruit

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Big screened quad-core Chinese beasts splash down at CES

tubularbelle

Re: My Dream

A netbook with touchscreen, then...

The thinnest phone mentioned in the article isn't the thinnest. On the market for a year already is Oppo's model X907 4.3" smartphone at 6.6mm, available for half a year

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12Mb/sec to a mobile telephone, but is it a new generation?

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@ dssf: HTC EVO 4G vs Thunderbold

With regard to the HTC Thunderbolt review cited by dssf : that author must have overlooked the Verizon network has next to no customers (except perhaps the odd self-declared head honcho or three) yet, whereas the Sprint/Clearwire network serving the HTC Evo 4G is up and running since 2009.

Both, WiMAX-Rel.1 as used by the 4G Evo and LTE as used by the Thunderbold, are effectively running the same radio technologies with vanishingly small technical differences, but a completely different eco-system behind them. WiMax is IEEE802.16 (i.e computing industry - imagine IEEE802.11 WiFi for longer distances) whereas LTE draws on 3GPP (i.e. cellular industry as in GSM-WCDMA-HSPA) The ITU has clarified it will only call the successors to these two technologies 4G. As the article points out, there is no 4G yet - neither WiMAX-Rel.2 nor LTE-Advanced are rolled out anywhere.

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Aircraft bombs may mean end to in-flight Wi-Fi, mobile

tubularbelle
WTF?

AM radio will do nicely, thanks

... or maybe FM from my 8-year olds electronics starter kit, if you want the cargo level blast a bit more high tech? GSM would be complete overkill (pardon me) and W-LAN surely could help to trigger a simultaneous nicely varied display of cabin-level fireworks, perhaps flanked by in-flight entertainment farewell messages ... I'm getting sentimental at all those possibilities for a jolly good show. Thanks to all you authorities for the creative impulse - hope i could help with some suggestions

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Apple's iPad - fat iPhone without the phone

tubularbelle
WTF?

.. not so Nano ?

Given the size, iFat might be more appropriate from the viewpoint of those who don't view it as a netbook. And for me, that's exactly what it is - a netbook without keyboard and windows. Dock it, and you'll likely see the Querty added, even if the Apple crowd will hate to admit what they do at home.

Big Q: will the iFat end the iFad ?

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