Gorilla Glass is starting to replace boring old metal in many of the latest Windows laptop
Is that a good thing? For bits you don't need to see though, isn't metal lighter and stronger?
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Is that a good thing? For bits you don't need to see though, isn't metal lighter and stronger?
I wonder if anyone ever actually did that, or calculated the energy you could achieve based on a good water pressure?
That's through gas harvesting as the stuff rots though, right? This is a more direct approach, collect the energy the microbes use rather than the gas produced as a waste product. Or maybe you can do both... but there is a big difference between collecting methane from crap, and turning urine into an energy source.
I'm not sure a great email experience exists, but terrible ones certainly do... try using one of those free webmail from your ISP a few years back and see how great gmail/outlook.com/outlook seems in comparison
Well it depends if their goal is to promote W8 or their cloudy stuff. The former could be done by releasing nothing for iOS at all and saying "get a Surface"
It's probably the best indicator that Android is far more popular than Linux.
Reminds me of a certain Big Bang Theory character.
I don't wear a watch but people do wear watches. Most of them in fact.
It would be amusing if MS entered this market before Apple et al. Yes I know watches have been done but tablets had been done before iPad... I mean a non-clunky slick product.
I don't see the attraction but then it was questioned whether touch-screen phones and tablets were really worthwhile, and look how that turned out. If someone can crack a compelling product, maybe we'll all have to eat our words.
Quake Live is pretty good ;)
I didn't happen to have a PC it would run on properly since it basically required a 3DGPU (ah the days of 3dfx) - on my PC it actually did dithering to do colour shading in software!
It doesn't feel sponsored, it feels like the writer actually cared about what they were writing about. Probably not very common so you can be forgiven the confusion, but to me the tone was of a writer genuinely blown away by the tech.
Your loss then.
Yeah, it's cute but probably illegal - wonder if MS will sue and give Torvalds more ammunition, or find a way to play cool.
I know which I'd bet.
A million people listening to your song on the radio in the UK gets you something like £100.
A Douglas Adams-esque piece of foolishness (see Mostly Harmless & the Grebulons).
I wonder if Surface would have had half a chance if they WEREN'T also selling Surface Pro... Surface sounds a credible alternative as a pure tablet but why would you get one when you could get a Pro that is far more versatile?
What WAS that shute for... an anti-spinning aid maybe? Loved how at high altitude you could see it dangling as there wasn't enough air to support it.
Also, nice lense flares! But what was with the stuttery video on the descent - recording issues or encoding/editing?
That's exactly what I mean Don, the period is far longer so it's not like you're landing on something which is jittering on every wave, the motion is regular and predictable and slow. The deck will not suddenly buck as you touch down.
I din't claim the ship wouldn't move, that would be daft.
Aircraft carriers do not "bob up and down". And one assumes human pilots don't land in storm conditions either?
The article didn't appear to explain what the point is, what benefit it offers or problem it solves.
Does anyone know?
Hang on, so this is actually packing tech NOT on the 808 and is therefore even better?
My Windows PC cost more than your phone, but that doesn't mean if someone takes a website offline I can complain I paid money for it. Your handset and your apps are different things - this isn't like Nokia removing free satnav which is effectively part of the phone.
At least I don't think it is... not an Android user. Is all this an Android app or actually part of the OS?
Or you could just pay for a SatNav app. Heaven forbid you might have to pay for software.
You do realise it was a totally free service and you have absolutely no right to complain if they turn it off?
You're the kind of person who I could buy a drink for every night in the pub, and then when one day I tell you I won't buy you any more, bad-mouths me to your friends.
If those people you're helping all switch to + you still won't? Why's it matter which of their services owns your data?
One imagines builders have proper torches...
People go to jail if they break the law, not companies. Also, people only go to jail in certain circumstances, fines are commonplace too.
That's probably a good thing, a huge proportion of the UK population are not ready for such an online system, and by their very nature, those on the dole would tend to be in that proportion (speaking statistically).
Or maybe the spying projects are in just as bad shape, which should cheer you up at least.
"Hey look at that ambitious multi-tasker"
Why are you wanting to use a £600 phone as a thumbdrive replacement?
Maybe they'll do a 64Gb version, if this is the super-top-end model.
Your friend didn't like WP? Oh no, quick call MS. Clearly nobody ever disliked Android or iPhones enough to return them.
If only you could connect it to your laptop with a $2 USB cable....
32Gb is big for a digital camera, thousands of pictures. If you're into photography enough to buy this, you will probably take a laptop with you on holiday to review them.
And of course, on holiday you never get wifi, in every coffee shop or hotel or bar you visit.
"IF you really need a goood camera, why cant you just buy one and have the rest of the phone as a separate entity?"
If you need to do email, why can't you just buy a laptop?
If you want to listen to music, why don't you buy a separate MP3 player?
... just because you don't want a multi-function device doesn't mean nobody else does. Camera is one of the most widely used functions on phones, so clearly people value the ability to take pictures on a phone. A phone that can actually take GOOD pictures is therefore not a bad call.
It could do well - it's not going to be the new iPhone but they sell other handsets so having a specialist phone for the large number of people who like taking photos might be worth it.
We'll have to wait and see.
Sounds bloody expensive.
I never found out what happened... was there any announcement or did he stop posting suddenly?
Every site like this is constantly suffering a high volume of attempted logins...
If you eat more food than your body needs, you will store it as fat. So some people's metabolism is more efficient at extracting calories from food: those people just have to eat less.
Great, now tell that to the person whose correct calorific intake is 500 calories less than their brain/stomach reckons they need to avoid starvation. Tell them it's simple, they just have to be permanently hungry to avoid putting on weight.
He may be the idiot, but you're the jerk.
Are you saying that a problematic thyroid gland can cause you to metabolize fat from air?
Because, y'know, the dear old (calories in - calories out) equation is at least consistent with things like thermodynamics and conservation of energy.
Oh look, you did GCSE physics and think you understand biology. And I suppose if you hang by your arms this doesn't count as exercise because you're not moving?
You never considered that if you eat 1000 calories and only require 500, your body might not use the excess but dump them, whereas his body might hold onto every calorie regardless of requirement?
Your weight gain is strictly governed by calories in - calories out, but neither of those values is what you think it is.
"Really - what else is it about? People come in all different sizes but it is pretty clear if someone is 'big' or 'fat'."
There are numerous medical and genetic conditions which make people put on weight very easily, and lose it with great difficulty.
Or in simpler terms for the dumbos... you never saw a teenager who can eat a bag of doughnuts every day and not gain weight? It must be patently obvious that two people can have the same daily routine and eat the same things and one will gain weight while the other doesn't, because you see it all the time.
Seriously? GPU acceleration for spreadsheets with a few thousand rows? Considering someone wrote a 3D renderer for Excel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeXISSrIaJA) that runs on old hardware, this seems ludicrous.
100% offset is a better term perhaps but it's still an achievement. Note that in places like Nevada, they probably need more electricity during the day than at night, since they use A/C in the sun rather than heating in the dark.
Of course it's viable. As long as only a few % of the nation's (or state's if they don't have a national grid?) energy is produced this way, it is perfectly viable. The problem only comes if a large proportion of energy generation is done this way.
However, while old-fashioned power stations can't be dialled up/down at the flick of a switch, at least SOME of them must be able to run on a 24-cycle where they ramp up for dark hours. Gas and Nuclear for example,
And, if more power is needed during the day than at night, stuff like this helps existing power stations run at a more level output.
Which phone OS do you need to learn a new programming language for? C++, Java and Objective-C are all normal languages on the target platforms they're used for.
In fact, as a software developer rather than a web-developer, I WOULD have to learn a new programming language!
Also... is £100/year really a big issue for anyone doing this professionally?
MS isn't targeting the ultra low-cost end of the market. FF's main competition is Android for that market share - it's really a separate market and global market share 12st/2nd/3rd place is a little meaningless.
Cost of rent and staff IS offset from taxable profit you dummy. It's the cornerstone of how company taxation works, the least controversial aspect of the whole thing.
Is there an easy way to play the original PC version, an emulator or a web-based port or something? I'd be interested in PoP2, I never heard of that and personally the fighting was my favourite bit!