307 posts • joined 18 Apr 2010
Ah, so they don't make terminators, just robot skeletons.
Hey, wait a minute...
I used to always wear a watch, until I had a cell phone and it became superfluous. I do kinda miss it, so I'm quite excited to have an excuse to wear a watch again, because I am indeed a nerd. The fact that it's (theoretically) fully customizable in how it looks and behaves is a pretty big deal to me. People talk about how in the future we will wear smart clothes that can show movies or some junk, but a DIY watch face is a decent start.
Another fine RetroInnovation* from Apple!
*A future Apple trademark, used with permission
Fix what? The "data shortage" is a hoax; the only thing they're "fixing" is that people use data more than voice and text and thus they need to find a new way to print money - first they capped the subscribers, now they're gonna shake down content providers.
Offering unlimited data to certain sites is about as naked an admission they could possibly make that their infrastructure is more than capable of dealing with it.
Clearly they dun goofed and consequences will never be the same. Were the Cyber Police involved?
$1200 a month
...that's actually not a lot. I guess it depends on your definition of 'at least'.
H! T! C! 1!
Seriously, I'd much rather have my HTC One than those things. Droid Ultra? Is he fucking high?
Okay, okay, so it is technically kinda his product since they own Motorala... but still, what a piece.
Re: Commentards are xBots?
I use my PS3 to stream movies from my media server all the time. *raises and waves hand around*
Strange how all the people saying that these are the worst features imaginable and deserve to be axed weren't writing Sony to complain and demand that media server and external drive support be removed from the PS3...
Re: CD support is an issue? Really??
I think it's just a basic principle of expecting the newer iteration to do more as opposed to less. It's pretty clear that they actually went out of their way to disable bog-standard features that can be found on any modern smart toaster oven - why? Sure, you can use a Chromecast, but why should you have to?
Greetz to Hound Dog!
The C is for Crappy
I thought the whole selling point of the iPhone is that it's supposed to be, like, good.
Just played with one for hours last night with some friends - the Google Music support is great, and viral videos are still fun.
Deal with it.
It's already been rooted and used to run a Game Boy emulator. Not sure what "purely streaming" means exactly but it's not the case.
I'm talking really simple stuff, think Pong as a proof-of-concept. I still think they will do a future iteration with more power, and with things like Steam for Android, I could see a new indie ecosystem popping up... time will tell.
Re: I was really interested, until I saw this ...
I suppose you are also using one of those brick-sized cell phones from the '80s?
Re: Somone pass me the hype-shovel....
For young folks, there are some times (often involving bongs) when people fight for the privilege of showing their favorite funny videos du jour. One neat thing the chromecast does is it supports multiple devices that can add to a common viewing queue, so you can have 4 people searching for cat videos at once.
Progress! Okay, not exactly inspiring, but that's at least one unique use case. One could argue that Apple TV is similar (though I don't think it supports a queue) but it's platform-specific.
It's also easy to just throw it in your backpack and carry it around , and it does have some legit educational uses - my school has meeting rooms with digital projectors and it will be cool to use them wirelessly.
Overall, it's not that different from the apps built in to game consoles that most people presently use to watch youtube, netflix, etc. on their TVs, except that it costs one tenth as much as a console and has an infinitely better interface. There's also a lot of hidden potential with the Chrome mirroring. Really, we just need somebody like Johnny Lee (the famous and beloved Wii remote hacker) to figure out something with a cool factor exceeding $35.
It could be a news video that you're really more interested in listening to.
I can't think of any reason why you couldn't make games for Chromecast. I don't know if anyone else has thought of this, but it seems to easily duplicate the main selling point of the Wii U - you have one screen everyone can see, and you can show different things on the tablet screens. Neat for card games, battleship, scrabble, etc - not that the big common screen necessarily adds that much in those cases, but the potential is there. I have no idea what the limits of the present hardware and SDK are, but it certainly wouldn't surprise me if Google came out with a $200 game-centered version with some serious mobile processing power.
I mean, the thing doesn't even need a screen or a battery. They could easily make something with as many computrons as the Galaxy S4 for a fraction of the price.
My Samsung smart TV has a wretched web interface, and I think it's by design, to force you to use their apps instead. It also auto-updates every time I turn it on, which can take upwards of 30 minutes.
Chromecast takes 5 seconds and I don't even have to find the fancy TV remote with the trackpad and keyboard that are, likewise, light-years behind a touchscreen and Swype.
Re: play videos stored on your device
Oh, and also, it plays fullscreen if you just click the ChromeCast extension. Not sure where this windowed rumor is coming from.
Re: play videos stored on your device
Works flawlessly for me. Depends entirely on wifi signal, I guess - yay for single room apartments!.
"There's also a Chrome extension that lets your TV mirror your browser window, but that's about it."
And what if I happen to have an .avi or .mpg open in my browser...?
" If you were hoping for a device that would let you stream the MKV files of TV shows that you downloaded from ---BitTorrent--- authorized sources to your TV, this isn't it."
Unless you were to, say, upload them as private vids to your Youtube account...
Can you swing by and take a picture of the melted north pole for that idiot Lewis?
Love to, but...
...it doesn't exist.
Re: I expect to hear the MMCC co2 believers now
Must be a hell of a lot of sunspots to have the #1 and #2 worst hurricanes ever in the same decade, just like those annoying liberal eggheads predicted - because it's unpossible for scientists to know what the fuck they're talking about, amirite?
It's called math
You do realize there's a difference between an ecosystem that's solely in equilibrium between autotrophs and heterotrophs, and one in which we're constantly adding to the atmospheric carbon side by burning coal, oil, etc. right? Or were you dropped as a baby?
Re: I expect to hear the MMCC co2 believers now
"Remember how at the time of Katrina, the same people promised us a decade of worsening hurricanes? Instead it's been pretty quiet."
Uh... I'm assuming you don't actually live in Murica, because you may recall this little thing called Sandy that leveled fucking New Jersey, which is rather unusual.
Re: iPhone economics
Well, also, OWF's don't know a damn thing about technology and don't know what they're missing out on by entering the Apple playpen.
Re: Interesting times....
Highly recommend this video series on why the used game market is lame.
I always wondered why David Vitter was such a fan of Big Oil...
Actually, if you really want to freak out the Republicans over this, just convince them that more female prostitutes means fewer rentboys - Lindsey Graham will personally hug a tree.
Today I learned
that swinge is a word.
They already named it
So basically it has a homescreen widget that doesn't do Twitter. Also imports contacts from Facebook, an unheard-of feature.
Re: It's like the bike
If you made a version of Android that went straight to the app tray and didn't let you do anything else, it'd pretty much be iOS.
This would be bar-none the greatest scientific achievement of all time... which is why it's so likely false.
"Facebook has been tugging apart"
Which part, I wonder?
Re: The laws of physics will be different in the encroaching bubble.
To your limited perception.
Sounds like another Obama administration cover-up. Benghazi 2.0!!!!111!1!111
Everyone knows sluts prefer iPhones.
Re: No big deal
Considering that this article is one giant argument from lack of imagination...
No big deal
After all, if your body temperature is 38.9 C, you feel just fine!
It's always been even sillier to believe that humans could possibly influence it, either. I mean, the Bible says it can't happen.
Re: Medical researcher finds that medical people are wonderful!
This is perhaps the most spectacularly ill-informed comment... ok, never mind, this the internet.
1) GPs are paid less than specialists.
2) Specialists do the same thing every week. That's why it's called a specialty.
3) Psychiatry is actually both well-paid and repetitive...
Rapistscan, we barely knew ye.
Re: JSTOR needs to be
"free preprint servers for their research, copious free materials, lecture notes, etc., for everyone in the world to access?"
Maybe this would make sense if PloS didn't exist...
Re: what I find bizzare
Technically, in a criminal case, the aggrieved party IS the state. That's why the cases have names like Massachusetts v. Swartz.