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33 posts • joined 4 May 2011

Vodafone pay-by-bonk launch may signal iPhone 6 NFC plans

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Re: TL;DR

"Because everything is did have worked, worked very well and had a use"

Like the quality apple maps

And the home lock screen with built in bypass feature

Or the Bluetooth unit that can't be used with most standard profiles with other phones

Or the excellent storage upgrade path available

I ll stop there.

Disclaimer" written on my iPad"

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Audio tech upstart DTS takes on Wi-Fi speaker juggernaut Sonos

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Bollocks

While I am not adverse to any new wireless speaker tech, this does stink of false info or a sales pitch by El reg.

"Play-Fi works inside the range of the building’s Wi-Fi system, meaning it can work outside, an area of weakness for Sonos". err I have my sonos bridge directly next to my wifi router and I can't get wifi down the bottom of my garden but my play 5 works perfectly down the end, and yes I have tried new routers and different wifi channels on both 2.4 & 5Ghz.

"DTS also says the signal going to the speakers is lossless – again, unlike Sonos and others – and especially Bluetooth-based systems" Sonos has supported lossless for some time now using online streaming services and FLAC local streaming direct to the speakers, and update last year brought lossless direct to the amp / speakers.

Yes having a bridge is a bit of a PITA but it bundles it for free in most cases now when the offer is on with the play series.

Most of my kit is cabled anyway but it's handy having a play 5 that can be used anywhere in the house/garden where my wifi fails, maybe due to the meshing nature of the kit?

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Scoff ye not: Chap carves crunchy carrot-copter

spudmasterflex

Whole new meaning

Of UAV

Unmanned aerial vegetable

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Japan plans SEVEN satellite launches to supercharge GPS

spudmasterflex

Re: Is this just WAAS?

Isn't egnos a Christmassy drink involving milk and whipped eggies?

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Sony Xperia Z2: 4K vid, great audio, waterproof ... Oh, and you can make a phone call

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Mine arrived on Tuesday morning to replace my htc one which I loved dearly but the upgrade to the m8 was too small in terms of features so I chose the z2

So far this is the best phone I have owned,battery life is staggering I managed two days on a full charge using sat nav, three exchange accounts active and that first day fiddling you do when all new phones arrive.

Camera is way better than I had expected even in low light.

Memory slot is a godsend coming from the htc with 32Gb to this with 16GB internal.

It's fast very fast in general use.

The biggest bonus seems to be the signal reception, on my other previous phones, iPhones,htc one my reception was poor to non existent at home and I had to be in the right spot to make and receive calls, not so with this it's like having a external antenna.

Maybe the metal back on the htc doesn't help or the fact that the iPhones use the metal band around the side, for any of you in poor signal areas I recommend the phone purely on this.

Down vote time

I still don't get why people buy iPhones,the world of android has so many awesome options like miracast, throw to screen, customisation and roms, I would never go back to an iPhone after having used android for a year.

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True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras

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Why

If that's the case htc why did you put the same crappy sensor in to the one m8 as the old m7, that was the deal breaker in upgrading for from my old htc one.

Instead I've gone for the Xperia z2, such a shame.

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Ancient telly, check. Sonos sound system, check. OMG WOAH

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You obviously haven't heard a decent set of speakers connected to a sonos connect amp, or connect standard.

Granted the play five is nothing special but is great for being semi portable, garden etc during BBQ.

I have a connect amp in my dining room with a pair of monitor audio bx2 connected.

In the lounge I have the connect standard, wired up to a two channel quad amp and monitor audio gold speakers, when played back using the controller with the new flac steaming service it sounds better than any of my previous setups.

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Sonos offers updated music controller to Fandroids for testing

spudmasterflex

Confused

What's going on with that graphic.

It shows what looks like an iPhone 3GS, with iPhone 5s home button running iOS 7. And totally unrelated to android which the article is about?

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Rise of the Machines: Robot challenges top German player at ping-pong

spudmasterflex

Well that was disappointing, I was expecting a video of some robot whoop ass but its just a teaser.

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Loki, LC3 and Pandora: The great Sinclair might-have-beens

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When I saw Loki in the title my first thought was about a great company who ported games to Linux.

Many happy days playing Unreal Tournament on my RH Linux box.

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Birds Eye releases 'mashtags' social spud snacks

spudmasterflex

Re: Mashtags....

I stopped eating alphabet soup after finding bse in mine.

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Apple RESURRECTS the iPhone 4: report

spudmasterflex

Re: iPhone 4, 3 years later: FUBAR

Think the wife needs to be more careful with her phone, dropping it and smashing the glass is hardly Apple's fault.

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Three-yaarrgh! Major UK mobile network's data goes down

spudmasterflex

Re: Slow News Day

Thats funny you should say no impact in the West Midlands.

I did an overnight in Birmingham Tuesday night and from 8am Wednesday I had no data connection all the way up to Leeds, then around 11am I had patchy connection, by 12 all was ok,

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Five UK banks sign up to hook up customers' ACCOUNTS to their MOBILE DEVICES

spudmasterflex

Sounds like a whole lot of hoops to jump through to pay for something.

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ESA readies Rosetta for next year's comet touchdown

spudmasterflex

Amazing

As above totally mind boggling

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Hooters, shooters and looters: Eidos’s Tomb Raider

spudmasterflex

Re: Damn!

Should that not be

Thanks for the trip down mammary lane ElReg,

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Hey banks: Use Win XP after deadline? You'll PAY if card data's snaffled

spudmasterflex

Re: It ain't that damn hard

No new hardware required (despite the myth, Win7 runs just fine on dual cores w 4mb of RAM)

Wow I wish my machine had 4mb of ram rather that 4GB (should also have been 4MB not mb)

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EU move to standardise phone chargers is bad news for Apple

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Re: Sorry to sound like a Yank

"You have the EU to thanks for the fact that most modern phones are chargeable via the same micro-USB cable, with Apple being the only one that isn't."

So in one sentence you are saying that most phones can charge by micro USB, most indicates not all, correct?

And the end of the sentence you put apple being the only one, so which is mr contradictory ?

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 region-locking saga CLEAR AS MUD

spudmasterflex

Are you one of the many Americans that doesn't have a passport?

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Apple named in criminal lawsuit over Premier League–streaming app

spudmasterflex

Re: Intellectual property violation is a criminal offence in Thailand

One of the things people love about living here.

(a Bangkok resident)

Oh and the ladyboys

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'Beat the lie detectors' trainer sentenced to 8 months in jail

spudmasterflex

Now I know

How the Scallies on Jeremy Kyle pass the test.

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Huawei Ascend Mate: The phondleslab for the skint

spudmasterflex

I prefer a VPL to VLP

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Tesla cars 'hackable' says Dell engineer

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Coat

Re: Kids these days

You were lucky.........

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Dr Dre's Beats plans to drop HTC, hook up with rich mate – report

spudmasterflex

Maybe because they make totally shite headphones that only a deaf kid thinks is anywhere near audiophile quality for the outrageous price tag!

Don't even start me on the sound leakage those fuckers give off when on a packed train full of young hip twats

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The O2 4G Lottery: Are YOU in one of the three LUCKY cities?

spudmasterflex
Stop

Wrong

Currently O2 uses 2.1ghz for 3G with some cells using 900mhz but very few.

Signal propagation on 4g at 800mhz will be far better at building penetration and far far less absorption by rain and atmospheric changes.

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WAR ON PORN: UK flicks switch on 'I am a pervert' web filters

spudmasterflex

???

Now where am I going to get my three legged anal badger porn from :-(

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ITU readies gigabit G.fast standard for copper's last wild ride

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Re: Vectoring, vectoring! Wherefor art thou vectoring?

What's the Vector Victor

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LOHAN to suck mighty thruster as it goes off, in a shed

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Go

T.W.A.T

Thrust Widget Altitude Tester

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London rioters should 'loose all benefits'

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Go

title here

How about going round there council gaffs, smashing their shit up a bit, stealing there stuff they got on the dole money/looted etc set there house on fire.

Scally fuckwits

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Facial recognition tech proves Randi AND Mark are the same Zuck

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Trollface

U.G.L.Y

God they are an ugly cunch of bunts those two.

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Apple to release Mac OS X Lion on Wednesday

spudmasterflex

WTF?

Sorry i did read that as grumpy old cumguzler, my bad.

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Woman puts shout-out for hitman on Facebook

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Is there anything to find on bin Laden's hard drive?

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I know whats on his machine.

A copy of Crysis, unplayed of course due to lack of hardware

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