37 posts • joined 7 Jul 2010
Build it somewhere else
Why not build it around London. At least then when they're done with it, it could double up as a couple of extra underground lanes for the M25.
Cue the inevitable......
But it's a rectangle with rounded corner posts
Why don't you use it do download a song from some publicity hungry US pop star?
Oh no wait, that would be an absolutely ridiculous thing to do and massive waste of time and resources. Who'd do something as stupid as that???
Have you been saving that subhead for?
VATs the way to do it.
This is simply down to the VAT rate. 15% in Luxembourg, 20% here. You can bill VAT at your local rate across the EU. As Netflix will want a harmonised euro price across the EU (eg 19.99). If they came here they would have to pay an extra 5% of their gross margin to the exchequer and also be at risk of currency fluctuations.
I bet there are some pretty depressed looking people in the Ebuyer marketing dept. What a great idea to make your website completely inaccessible during the busiest internet shopping day of the year. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.
I'm imagining a few techies sat in a corner with an 'I told you so' look on their faces.
YouView if you want to....
So when YouView comes out in 6 months time. Will any of these TVs get firmware updates, or will I have to drop another grand on a new telly to get it?
Is the confusion between the University of East Anglia (UEA) and a large oil producing nation (UAE) deliberate, or am I missing something?
Will this lead to free beer, all supported by ads? I think I could go for that.
Umm yes, my original T-Mobile G1 and my 16 month old HTC Desire are all running the latest version of Android (tablet version aside).
That's the great thing about android, you can generally hack away to your hearts content.
Serves Sky right for charging Pub's so much for content in the first place. For smaller pubs it's just not worth the expense, unless they turn their nice venue into a horrible multi-screened venue which shows nothing but sport all the time.
I think TVs in pubs are the devil's work. But I can see the attraction of being able to show a couple of games a week to bring in some punters.
I think the difference comes from there not being a 'with special offers' advertising supported option. The $99 Kindle touch is $139 without it, and the one we're being offered here is $109 without.
So $109 in £ is £72.66 + 20% vat = £87.20. So all in all, fair doos really.
Amazon site has just updated. At the moment it looks like we're only getting the $79 Kindle for..... wait for it......
Rip off Britain strikes again. Now where my Daily Mail..........
I thought there could be issues running a mac book closed like this? The cooling on these is very well hidden/integrated and pulls air through the keyboard and out of the screen hinge. Which is why there isn't an option to disable sleep on lid close in OSX. Or at least there wasn't in Snow Leopard, I haven't checked Lion. You had to install a tool like InsomniaX to make it available.
And I thought all the teens were using MMS to sext each other. Unless of course that's all in the mind of the Daily Mail.
Sounds great, just get rid of the silly logo and I'll take one.
Oh and maybe throw in some decent headphones from a recognised audio brand like Sure or Sennheiser.
So the last minimum lasted 70 years?
So that's 70 years of summers like that last one, and loads of snow at winter again?
Sod this, I'm moving.
I'd love one but...
I'd love a phone similar to this, but why do they have to give it such rubbish specs. Why not give it some innards that are worth protecting.
I'm looking for a replacement for my HTC desire. All of the top end phone's look like you'll be shoving something akin to a flatscreen tv in your pocket. I think 3.7 inches is plenty big enough. Just give me a decent resolution screen, 5mp+ camera, dual core processor and a decent battery. If it all comes wrapped in a tough waterproof case, even better.
Pint glass as it should be able to survive all manners of random drinking related injury.
No such thing as bad publicity
Well i've just bought their app on the back of this story. I've been looking for a decent podcast app to replace the UX minefield that is Google's Listen. Looks like a nice app and has had some decent reviews, including a few from people who found out about it the same way I did. So perhaps they won't do too badly out of this after all.
Photo or it didn't happen. If you don't have any of the parking lot, the inside will do just fine.
What we have here is probably the first sensibly priced dedicated Sonos remote control.
Stable Door - Bolted
'Representatives didn't return emails'
Um well they wouldn't would they, it's been turned off.
Seriously though, IE? What were they thinking? I don't let my 14 year old use IE because of the security holes in it. If I had a nuclear lab, I think i'd be a little stricter than that.
Iron, like a lion, in 2012
It's bonkers, you can take the letter's 2012 and rearrange them to sort of look like zion in pretty much any typeface, not just the ugly abomination chosen by the olympic designers. I don't think we can be blamed for the year, that would lie squarley at the feet of Pope Gregory XIII, or perhaps Jesus.
If there really was a consipracy to have the word zion in the logo, then I wish they'd just used Comic Sans and saved us all a few quid.
So did ... "Incidentally, browsing the Smart Hub had unforeseen consequences during my time with the telly. A conflict in IR codes meant that some Smart Hub commands actually caused my IR controllable curtains to randomly open and close."... this happen during your redtube moment? Red faces all round I imagine.
Grado for me to.
I'm right with you Llyander. The Grado SR80's are a great set of phones. They may make you look like a russian tank commander, but they sound superb. I don't think the sound leakage and isolation matter all that much. If you are really thinking about leaving the house with a massive set of phones on your head, then you need to seek professional help. For portable use, a set of high quality in ear monitors makes much more sense, and you don't look like a complete c**k either.
The Roberts Rovi has been around for ages and will work on anything with an Apple dock connector.
I've had one for a while, and it's great if you're still. Not so good if you're moving around in an low to middling signal area.
My major criticism, and this applies to all DAB radios. The delay compared to analogue radios is awful. So it makes listening to TMS whilst watching the cricket at Lords a complete non starter.
Well if your abbreviation is ICO, then you have to take icons seriously.
Does it support uPNP or DLNA for those of us without Jesus Phones or Fondleslabs.
I've been using the 2player app on android for a while to do similar things to AirPlay and it's great.
Well I didn't get any Workplace safety ads. But I did get some for Lingerie and Cheap Flights.
I just don't think there's an appropriate ad for this sort of thing, apart from maybe Life Insurance.
You can use pretty much any internet radio as a standalone audio DLNA renderer. They are normally just listed as uPNP, but DLNA is just a subset of that standard anyway.
I've been using a Roberts Revival iStream and the 2Play application successfully for some time. I can stream all my audio collection from my NAS box, or the phone itself and have it play on the Roberts.
Would love to hear more......
Any chance of another blog discussing the design, hardware choices, form factors and other assorted technical treats?
I think the big seller for PS3 at the moment is the release of Gran Turismo 5, i've not tried it, but I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want to be playing that with a move controller. So I'm not suprised they're not selling that many proportionally. Whereas the kinect add on is the major highlight for xbox at the moment.
..how about you strap one of those to Paris? Plane or socialite, I'm not fussy.
What? How much?
You can be pretty sure that the company conducting this research wouldn't offer their services to an organisation of the complexity of the BBC for much under half a million. So by not using them, they are saving us nearly £250,000 a year.
You can bet most of those £1500 laptops were shiny aluminium, fruit flavoured ones. Those luvvies have to express their individuality you know.
Whatever they were, I do hope they're not including the cost of licences. I would hope they have site wide licences for most of their software, so the net software cost of one machine going out backdoor and another being purchased would be zero.
Does that budget range include their £20 usb and iec power cables? The sort you get conned into buying because there's nowhere else to go?
Nice try but......
Postcard to UK....99p
Postcard to Europe.... £1.49
The look on your face when you come back from holiday and see your data roaming bill.... priceless!
What a bargain
£25 for a bottle of Bombay and it's not even a Litre. I don't think so. Surely the idea of this is that it's meant to be cheaper?