* Posts by Ed Coyne

8 posts • joined 24 May 2007

Slippery Google greases up, aims to squirm out of EU privacy grasp

Ed Coyne

Missing the point

It seems to be simply misdirected. If you want to censor the information then you should pass a law allowing you to censor the source of the information. Why would you censor the middleman? The only reason I can think of is that censoring newspapers has a long history and is unpopular while censoring search engines is new and you can get away with it.

You mention you can still get the information from lexis-nexis, is that not still a search engine? Would it not be forced to comply with the same requests?

I understand that the crux of this debate is the law already exists so it must be followed now (which it is) but why is it a problem to try and change those laws. That is the point of democracy no? A process to change broken laws?

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Google to banish mobe-makers using old Androids: report

Ed Coyne

Re: Different versions serve different devices

4.4 is designed to run very well on low performance (1 core, 512MB) devices for this reason to get the ecosystem up to date.

Project svelte (http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/android-4-4-kitkat-s-project-svelte-what-it-is-and-why-you-should-care)

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Moto X: It's listening to you. But can voice control finally take off?

Ed Coyne

Re: The only time I have used Google Now:

Try NoAssist from the play store, it hijacks the intent and ignores it. I also hate the gesture as I always activate it while trying to go back in the camera roll.

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Ed Coyne

Re: battery life

It has a separate low power processor for monitoring the sensors. It has another for the NLP to be "always listening" for "OK google" without killing the battery. It is part of the X8 chip package. ( http://www.androidauthority.com/moto-x-language-processing-chip-238522/ )

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Startup hires 'cyborg' Mann for Google Glass–killer project

Ed Coyne

Re: I might be interested

You clearly didn't read the post at all and just had a canned complaint against Google Glass, maybe you should find a Google glass article and post it there.

This device connects to a windows PC and allows 3d 'floating' UI interaction, ala pretty much every recent sci-fi film. It isn't a portable device like Google Glass.

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Ubuntu Linux shop reveals 'TV for human beings'

Ed Coyne

Dell TVs

just a minor correction. Dell doesn't actually make any HDTVs,.

Not to say they couldn't with their industry connections from their monitor business, but if you follow that link to dell you will see other manufacturer's TVs being sold by Dell.

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Intel keeps mum on Ice Cream Sarnie support for Atom tablets

Ed Coyne

Seems pretty logical that it will as ICE is also supposed to include googleTV in the unification and it is Intel based.

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US Army funds Prius-style hybrid battlewagon

Ed Coyne

Logistics,

It seems to me that one of the greatest advantages of this type of system comes with logistics. If a unit were to run out of fuel there are options to 'limp' home as opposed to being totally screwed.

As solar technology develops it may be possible to equip these with an array large enough to provide emergency power. Likewise you could have a portable battery pack that the soldiers could bring to the closest mains line to recharge and power the vehicle.

Simply opening more options on the battle field seems to be a great idea. That being said I think they would be better served with a traditional hybrid approach of both engines being able to move the vehicle than their diesel generator eclectic engine approach. If the electric system goes out it would be nice to have a trusty old deisel system to run on.

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