126 posts • joined Wednesday 23rd May 2007 07:54 GMT
Isn't this a bad thing for the industry?
With people moving away from laptops and desktops to tablets, doesn't this hurt the IT industry in some ways?
Laptops and Desktops have replicable parts that users/technicians can repair/upgrade. Tablets are not like that there's nothing modular to them and very little in their range of accessories.
All the companies that sprung up around PCs barely get any benefit from tablets do they?
I guess a change over to tablet is just the natural step in the end. With processing power and miniaturising of the tech and cloud services there's less of a need for a big computer in the home.
PCs get upgraded and replaced because they need to run new software and right now other than gaming there's not much around that a typical consumer can get now that really needs a computer under 2 or 3 years old.
If there was something big to come out that required more processing power than a tablet can provide it'd swing back.
If they make something that is useful...
If they make something that is useful... I'd probably get it.
I cant imagine I'd get on with an iWatch. I don't want to have to charge up a watch every night or even every week. Plus it'd need to be waterproof.
I really do hate you EA, but if you're going to make a game... X-WIng vs Tie Fighter please!
I miss space combat.
I too loved xwing and tie fighter. There was also Freespace 1 & 2 and Starlancer and Freelancer. Oh and the wing commander games.
They don't make these kind of games any more. It's a lot of FPS's now.
Starting to hope FPS's get banned by Governments, not because I think it will have any effect on gun crime. Just that we might get some more interesting games at the end of it.
I dont think Microsoft ever did well in Japan.
It seems the Japanese have more loyalty to their home product.
Isn't Sony bleeding money at the moment? I'd be interested to know how PS3 and xbox game sales rank against one another.
The PS3 used to be a good deal as just a blu-ray player and that may influence things.
Not sure what is going on with Nintendo really. They announced the Wii U ages ago dropping sales of original Wii consoles and then after that they made the mini Wii.
Also they made the 3DS that sold poorly, so naturally they made an XL version of it and put that out.
Seems like they've lost the plot
Does this mean push wont work anymore?
I only signed up recently because it did push so easily.
Can apple buy Foxconn or some other manufacturer?
If they built their own stuff wouldn't that save money? Or does their buisness model rely on exploitng Chinese workers on low wages?
If they opened their own apple factory in China could they not get away with it then?
Go an iDevice and don't need one anymore.
I bought an 4S and there's no compelling reason to upgrade to the next one and a few things holding me back. I dont want to use an adaptor for my docs, and with updates coming along and being able to wipe apps of MY iPhone I'll stay where i am. There's less reason to stick with apple when I'd have to change my docks anyway.
I also have an iPad2 but cant see a reason to upgrade. The 3 is too heavy and the mini is too small and adaptor is wrong. Again not feeling a need to upgrade.
Re: Invisible car nonsense
Isn't there a plan to use metamaterials that sends light round the object?
Where could he be?
“Where could he be? Threepio! Threepio, will you come in?”
Enjoying the game but,
I wouldn't call it hyper-realistic. The graphics are fairly poor IMO, its pretty console focused as you can tell from the menus.
I'm hoping someone releases a mod with higher res textures or something.
Bring on the next console generation. The tech's too old now.
How about the cross
There's people going round with a symbol of a man being tortured to death all over the place. Not appropriate for public viewing surely?
I think Microsoft is trying to unify products.
If you look at how Microsoft has been behaving it looks like it’s trying to make all its products appear more unified.
They change Hotmail to outlook. They Create the Windows 8 OS for phones. They mirror that with the metro interface on the PC side of Windows 8 and then match it with their tablet.
Their new Xbox will be called the Xbox Infinity. Symbolised with an 8 on its side (see Microsoft buying up URLs of xbox8).
I think it’s not a bad idea but I just hate the way it looks on the desktop.
If I were Microsoft I would have windows 8 for the PC keep the standard desktop interface as we've always had with the option to use the Metro interface with an icon or key press.
Then have the Metro settings for the interface sync by cloud across all devices so you're looking at the same screen whatever device you're using phone, computer, tablet, or Xbox.
That is really where Microsoft strength is, having it finger in all the pies.
Re: "Or, you know, you could NOT steal the stuff"
You wouldn't steal a handbag.
You wouldn't steal a car.
You wouldn't steal a baby.
You wouldn't shoot a policeman. And then steal his helmet.
You wouldn't go to the toilet in his helmet. And then send it to the policeman's grieving widow. And then steal it again!
Downloading films is stealing. If you do it, you will face the consequences.
Why not play life on Mars? More appropriate methinks.
Why did they fit speakers to the thing though. When every gram costs money to get to space they put speakers on the think.
Is it in case they meet some Martians and need to say hello.
With the delay the locals would get bored and wander off.
How about that Italian bloke who has done cold fusion with the e-cat?
Once Andrea Rossi’s E-CAT stuff gets going if it's actually real then it should overtake Apple right?
Unless Apple comes out with an iCat?
I had a go last month
I just didn't like it.
Nothing was in the right place. Nothing was intuitive. I kept on having to Google where everything lived.
Maybe this is because I have the old windows style so deeply ingrained since having used windows forever but this just feels wrong.
It's like they're forcing us to do it a certain way so they can unify the Phone, Xbox and Computer OS in there new releases.
I'm happy with 7 so maybe I'll wait till 9 is out. Every other OS release is good. Same with Star Trek movies :P
Re: Too right
It's pretty easy process.
There's lots of sites on Google with VPN usernames and passwords that change every 12 hours for connection to the UK. You just go on their website and see what it is.
I tried one when I was in holiday in Prague a few months ago.
It took maybe 2 minutes to set up on the iPad and then I was on the iplayer watching Dan in real life.
I dread to think of all the stupid things I did when I was 17
I did lots of stupid things and I expect I had lot more money than this kid from China. I think he’s been taken advantage of and needs some help sorting things out.
The people who convinced him to do this should be put in prison.
Hurry up and release a new Playstaion or Xbox
Then at least the graphics for my PC games will improve...
It's been far too long. I need something shiny!
I was flying to Prague recently and someone who didn't understand the liquid rules had a bottle of water taken off them by a rather rude lady.
She took it and angrily threw (and I mean threw) it into the bin next to the line. I was thinking of saying good thing it’s not bloody explosive or we'd all be screwed. Then I remembered where I was.
Every time I see an article about BAE..
Every time I see an article about BAE.. the cost of whatever they're making ends up costing 10 times as much and getting half the amount. Eurofighter's, Nimrods, Tornados...
Last week I used the piratebay and nothing was illegal...
I needed a patch for an old game that was taking an age to download at 25kbps X3 Terran conflict , then found it was on the piratebay and downloaded it at 1mbps.
Very useful and not really illegal AFAIK
Re: If we're talking about 'rebranders'...
Isn't most of the stuff in the iphone designed by other companies anyway? The hi res screen, camera and memory is samsung isn't it? The processor from IBM, the camera lense schnider. There's probably 50 other companies involved too. Then Foxconn makes the parts for them and then glues it all together
Apple did the software and put it in a glass case. Its a mungrel dog of tech as it any product out there.
Re: No HD
I'm not going in via browser, I go left a few times in the XMB thing where theres an Icon called BBC iPlayer also got Lovefilm which also has poor res.
I do have a pretty unstable connection it goes through a 3G modem but if i press the PS button the text comes up saying do you want to close the app and the text is all fuzzy. Which I don't think is down to my connection, maybe there's a setting wrong.
I think the last thing i watched successfully through it was the doctor who episode "the girl who waited" which took me the weekend just to get up to date again. Then tried to watch something else, probably top gear and it said it needed to update which is when I gave up.
I promise I have a PS3 I bought it when the GT5 prolog thing came out :P, and it has been used as a blu-ray player ever since.
I also have a xbox 360 which for balance refuses to stream media from my PC properly, but otherwise I get on better with as typically it never says i need to update software to play something :P.
I'll probably be playing Journey next on the PS3 if the 3G behaves
What happens if game dies?
Other than supermarkets and online, oh and HMV who may not be long for this world either...
Where do you get games from. I know veterans will already be aware of games and carry on normally but what about people who want to buy games as presents and need advice on things. None of the above sellers are able to provide any reliable info are they?
Is this where Best Buy will come in?
Re: No HD
Is the iPlayer on the PS3 supposed to be HD for me its res drops horribly and it goes onto screensaver after a while.
I hate the iPlayer on the PS3, and the fact that anytime i want to use it it needs ANOTHER update.
Here's hoping the XBOX version is more polished
Come on! New console please!
We've been stagnating on technology that is 7 years old.
PC gaming is being held back by the consoles and we need something new.
I only hope that this time they make the new consoles easier to write games for.
Why doesn't square "enix" just do the right thing?
It's been said by everyone now, remake final fantasy VII!
Yes it'd be difficult but it'd make so much money. They've made games around it and remade nearly everything else, the PSVita is even getting a remake of FFX (HD).
If Sony could make it a launch title for the next gen of console they'd probably shift a good many consoles and pull some of the share away from Microsoft.
Dark Souls wont release on the PC
Developers prefer console sales as they say that the games are pirated too much on the PC and aren't worth the expense in porting to the PC.
As for Valve i would be very happy to see more half-life in whatever form it takes, be it a 2.3 or a 3.
I thought Valve's idea for episodic content was good, trouble is the gaps between the episode are as long as most full games take to make. (Unless its an EA rushed game, in which case its double :P)
Ah Toys R Us!
Toys R Us, you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy...
He should have been more cautious
I remember having to sign the terms and conditions to do the update and while i'd probably never install another OS it still felt bad to remove the feature
I suppose if you bought it to run linux and use in a server farm or something it wouldn't cause a problem as its wont matter to them as they probably wont use the online gaming feature.
I think i'll look carefully at the features of their next device before buying it.
I do hope they find a way in the future to properly stop piracy because it really does seem to be affecting PC games.
I'm really going off my PS3, anytime I want to do anything other than play a blu-ray disk it asks me to update something which takes hours for some reason.
People who are carless enough to lose a USB key
The majority of people who are carless enough to lose a USB key are going to be the sort who are carless enough to not encrypt the stuff.
To be honest though USB keys aren't the kind of thing I'd keep data I was worried about keeping private in the first place.
Microsoft losing their way with this?
It's all very well making improvements and such but the trouble with making a games that only work with a certain peripheral has always been a problem in the past and now MS is planning making different versions of the peripheral means that you'll very unlikely to get any developer using whatever features get added.
The only way I can see this working is if it goes into the 3rd Xbox SKU.
Did Apple steal the iPod idea while they Partnered with Creative labs?
Did Apple steal the iPod when they partnered with Creative labs?
I'm not pointing the finger at them it’s just something I heard and haven't seen much of it talked about.
What I heard was, while partnered with Creative (makers of the Zen) who wanted to build an MP3 player with a GUI they eventually broke off and did the iPod separately.
If so it would make them a bit of a hypocrite when it comes to complaining about android these days.
In a world where firms are frequently losing people’s personal data, do we really need to spread it around even more?
Yeah I bought one...
Okay I bought one. My old iPhone 3GS was dying and my stuffs to integrated in iTunes to simply change phones.
I ordered one through 3 and had it on release day I didn't fancy being around all those creepy people in the queues.
The main thing that swung it for me was the SIRI integration but then after testing it out its somewhat disappointing. What they didn’t make clear is, unless you live in the US you can't use the mapping functions E.g. "where's the nearest restaurant?". Plus the UK voice is this sarcastic sounding man who makes me feel inferior.
Other than that it seems like a nice enough phone coming from the 3GS. The camera takes nice photos and the anti-shake thing they did with the gyro seems to work pretty well
Never update your stuff until the month after release.
By then all the bugs are more likely to have been fixed.
People are just people.
You cant complain when people don't take proper care of their own security saying they should know better.
Looking at the number of accounts that get highjacked it's clear they don't know.
I don't know who's responsabilty it should be to get these people to take better care though.
If Sony put something up for people to read before joining people would just ignore it anyway. So how do you fix these people?
I really don't like Sony though so I find it hard to sypothize with them. It's just their customers I feel sorry for.
What I want to know is...
How does it know who your wife is.
I watched the video about SIRI and he says "Tell my wife I'm running late" and it does it. HOW!?
Unless his contact is down in the phone as "my wife"
BT are silly.
Did they not factor in when they came to run the cables that it may not be squeeky clean down there.
I thought BT did this stuff for a living?
Come on BT get real
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