6 posts • joined Monday 24th May 2010 20:09 GMT
I was more excited..
when the Microsoft Surface was a digital coffee table.
Which is to say, "not much".
Technology hits technical limitations - waiting for new techniques to overcome them. News at 11.
10 years too late!
I see a lot of people bringing up the Sony PlayTV, but forgetting the Sony PSX DVR from 2003. It was a fully integrated DVR with a PS2, as well as having some features from the then not-yet-released PS3, including the XMB and forwards comparability with the PSP.
WISP and Wash
When I moved into a new rural development there wasn't even telco installed yet. We decided to go with a small time wireless ISP using Motorola Canopy kit. The main transceiver was 5 miles away on top of a water tower and we still received 2Mb service. It must have been pretty easy for the provider to start up and maintain b/c almost 10 years later they are still around with no major interruptions to service.
The entrepreneur's other endeavors are a janitorial supply store and an automatic car wash.
Just more "feature phone" mentality.
Samsung still has it in their head that they are developing feature phones, instead of devices that run a unified platform. Why spend money updating last months models (with gimmicky features to maintain) when you can push the changes to your new devices coming out next month, right? I won't be buying another Samsung Android device unless they change their development strategy. Less devices, no gimmicks, more updates, and support that lasts more than the end of my first bill.
When you discard support for a device, you loose a portion of that platform's community to someone else.
Forget "shards of graphite" floating into electronics.. what about them floating into YOUR EYE!?
The 10-button devices are actually programmable timers upon inspecting the larger picture.
As for the shiny red button atop the joystick I suspect the stick controls the robotic arm in the shuttle's cargo bay, and the button operates the grapple or other actuator. No lasers here.