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Re: Reasons for Nintendo not to include graphics at more than 1080p
>>how many TVs do you see that arent 1080p?
Absolutely loads. Many, many people bought 720p/1080i TVs as little as a couple of years ago (maybe even now?) since they are a fair chunk cheaper and 1080p is currently only of use for blu-rays.
Re: Thank goodness for that
Even higher quality printed copies have been available from your local library, bookstore and supermarket for even longer, provided you don't mind nicking them. Clearly you don't, so go fill your boots.
TPB is doing nothing illegal in their country
Oh come on. When things that "should" be legal are illegal (like making digital copies of your own DVDs) people scream about how it's about "right and wrong not petty laws". When it's something that is absolutely clearly immoral, suddenly "it's not technically illegal".
Re: opening itself up to claims that it is joining the global jihad against Pirate Bay
Aww, bless. All those downvotes from people living in a house provided by mummy and daddy, posted on a PC bought by mummy and daddy, who think they're entitled to steal whatever they can get their hands on.
Re: No change at Nintendo
>>Why would the Wii U be more technically advanced than it's competition?
That's not what was being suggested - the claim is not "Nintendo will be AS advanced", but "Nintendo will be a whole generation behind".
Re: Nintendo fail
You're right, this is the same path they took with the Wii - previous gen spec, sold cheaper than current-gen as an affordable console that actually makes some profit on the console itself.
If the Wii-U 'fails' like the Wii did, Nintendo will be very happy.
Re: "I had this idea that life would adapt to the deep"
>>so why would there be anything alive down there?
Because if nothing can live there easily, that means it is uncontested. Many very extreme environments support super-specialised life forms which find the lack of competition makes the unbearable just bearable.
It's a reasonable theory life would be down there... in fact I bet microscopic life does exist there.
Re: "throttling non-WinPhone devices"
Cannot see your typical phone-shop staff being able to set this up, considering keeping their demo units on the web is often past them.
Re: @ JDX
I didn't say "you can't get cheap smartphones". You can. You can also get super-cheap tablets. But I rarely see anyone with a crappy smartphone (not a new one anyway), people who want such a device want a decent one.
Re: No S*&t
Well we don't see that happening in the smartphone market, in the UK anyway - everyone who wants a SP wants a high-specced one. And SPs are much more mature than tablets.
As an aside - what is the current thinking on when the "iPad mini" is likely to arrive, if it exists?
Re: hardware compression
I think it simply means slower because a 10Mb JPG file means transferring 10Mb, whereas a 100Mb BMP file means transferring 10Mb also - so the compressed file is 10X slower even though the actual amount of data copied is the same.
"follows a particular digital path"
Does that mean a bit like an old console game, you have to visit regular pages in some special order to 'unlock' the 'extra content'? Or is it actually nothing clever at all, as simple as going to theregister.co.uk/secret/goaway/nothingtoseehere/kiddies?
Re: Lemmings all, they are.
>>Remember Clive SInclair?
One thing Apple have a proven record in is reinventing tech we all thought was crap, so that suddenly it's good.
Re: Are they nuts?
It's greedy to make profit?
Re: certifiable users
Because if they become a bank, they won't be a "giant unaccountable corporation", they'll be a bank and subject to very strict international regulation.
Re: Under the covers
Yes because MS are very strict on what hardware and software you can use on Windows. Come on at least try a bit with these...
When they say cloud...
...do they mean browser-based as a 365 competitor, or cloudy back-end only with rich clients on each platform?
but I like it
Re: Lemmings all, they are.
Who are? All this survey is telling us is Apple customers have strong respect for the brand. Buying something from another division of a company you have good history with isn't being a lemming, it's common sense.
Still seems a very weird idea though. I would say an Apple car would be better than an Apple bank. iCar can innovate electric cars and use tech for self-driving, blah blah blah.
Re: still poor selection and poor quality?
I can't answer for LoveFilm, but Netflix has a setting to cap how much data is sent for video - options are:
- up to 300Mb/hr
- up to 600Mb/hr
- up to 1Gb/hr
- up to 2.3Gb/hr (HD content only)
The Netflix quality is very nice and the player is great, I'd recommend trialling it (do so through TopCashBack and they'll give you a tenner for your trouble).
I'm happy enough using HTML but...
... your justification is laughable. HTML may be the web standard, but BB is the standard on forums. The problem is that El Reg is suffering from NIH Syndrome :)
"the industry used to be quite innovative, it's just stagnated"
People have been saying that for as long as I can remember. It's just a complaint people like to make.
Also, the game developers typically have NO (or minimal) creative input, they make what the designer designs.
Re: Note to game publishers.
That doesn't mean those games are better, it just means they are different. Single player story-based games take just as work to make, but are made to be completed, unlike a sport or multiplayer game.
You play Scrabble over and over again. You do a jigsaw once.
What % tax on turnover?
As title... otherwise impossible to judge if it's good or bad news.
Re: I stopped reading after the first point
You missed the point. The articles isn't "how to be good at your job", it's "how to get paid more". It's up to you to choose which you prioritise.
Does this mean I should pop in...
... on the look out for sales?
Re: MRI + metal tattoos
Mythbusters may not dive deeply into the theory, but many of the forerunners of science learned through such empirical experiments.
MRI + metal tattoos
They did this in House where someone had got a tattoo in prison using dodgy ink.
Why even a discussion?
You don't expect to be able to get BBC content on DVD for free, or free + P&P to burn a DVD and send it to you. Making it digital content doesn't magically change anything.
You pay your license to watch BBC broadcasting, not get access to their archive.
Re: Could be worse
FFS Bob, change the record.
"There's a reason for that."
Apple are also pushing in this direction.
Re: Metro on TV?
Who said you'll have to touch your TV? Metro 'touchy' UI coupled with Kinect and you can change channel with a flick of the wrist.
I don't think it's very practical, but I'm sure it would get lots of press.
Anyway on the story... by 'reader' they presumably mean Kindle Fire rather than Kindle, i.e. another cheap tablet? That's not very exciting since it's just another tablet.
Re: Is it just me...
You can render at the old 1024x768, or at the new 2048x1536. OR at anything in between.
From what actual devs are telling me, if you take your existing 3D game and keep it at 1024x768, it runs about 2X as fast on the iPad3 than on iPad2. BUT if you render it at 2048x1536, it is substantially slower on iPad3... i.e. the 3D rendering capability improvements have not kept up with the 4X pixel count.
This is from real developers running real code. They suggest we might see lots of games running at a reduced resolution (lower than iPad3, higher than iPad2). Or that people will stay at 1024x768 and use the extra power to enable much nicer special effects.
Re: Putting themselves out of their own misery?
Do try to learn at least one thing about software development or security before posting such embarrassing drivel.
If that's beyond you, at least learn to press the Anonymous button.
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