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must admit, I am a little peeved about the lack of 3D Blu-Ray play back.
But that hasnt stopped me from pre-ordering one, I think I am in the very small minority of people who actually watch 3D Blu-Rays anyway
Re: How is this a tablet?
I think the author pretty much answers your question in the article, if you read the following paragraph:
"I’ve read some criticism in the US press - hacks across the pond got their grubby mitts on the Slate 21 well ahead of us scribblers in Blighty - of the Slate 21 for lacking an accelerometer or a GPS chip but frankly that’s daft. The 21 is so clearly not intended to be portable or held in your hands that stripping it of two bits of functionality that are wholly aimed at handheld devices seems a reasonable course for HP to have taken to keep the price down."
Touch Screen Monitor?
Can you use this as a touch screen monitor for Windows 8, like the ViewSonic VSD220 that the Reg reviewed here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/15/review_viewsonic_vsd220_aio_smart_display/ ?
true, but I think MS are trying to change the way they release their products now, aiming for a yearly update?
Also, when it comes to SQL server, MS tends to release a new version either every three or two years, apart from the gap between 2008 and 2012 though...
Actually, who knows what madness they are planning...
So, can it run Crysis?
yes, because the social media interactivity is a complete waste of time. Plus the media centric design of the consoles also seems greatly out of place for the new generation.
Oh, hang on....
I had the same ptoblem but assumed it was down to my laptops touch pad being a bit flakey. I am actually glad its a Win 8 problem, as it means I dont need a new laptop.
Could be good for large classes?
My daughters school use tablets a lot. They have the ability to get all the smart board notes onto the device or download them from the internet.
It's not a UK school though.
This sort of thing could really help in large classes, especially if the tablet is connected to a smart board. No more peering from the back of the classroom?
I stopped reading at "4000 ish pixels wide"...
I stopped reading when I saw it didnt have a 4K display
Have the Xperia Tablet Z here and cannot recommend it high enough. Albeit I do not have the 3G/LTE version (but it works very well with a 3 MiFi dongle.).
The image quality of the screen has made some iPad 4 owners mention that it is as good as their iDevice, plus the looks, weight and optional storage also made them consider getting one.
One of the best things about the first game was the cut-scenes.
They were so over the top it was hilarious.
So the NSA is in the spotlight for buying up this information? And people automatically think that it is to spy on us?
Given the sheer amount of shady operations they seem to be carrying out, doesnt it make sense for the NSA to know what exploits are available on the open market?
I mean, they do need to protect all the data they have sniffed etc...
I felt compelled to post a response to this.
From going by the article, it suggests that Git is the cure all for problems with version control.
Personally, I think version control lives in your build server, like Jenkins for instance, or in your artifact repository, like Artifactory etc.
Developers working with Git wont normally be concerned about the version number, they are just concerned about the branch they are working from. DevOps or build & release or whatever you want to call them, they are the ones concerned about versioning.
Additionally, you should never rely on a version number during a deployment - this information should only be used as a guide to what has been deployed. For confidence in your deployment you should also be verifying checksums and if you feel so inclined, comparing the binaries between the source of the deployment with the deployed artifacts at your destination.
To go further, if you are working with a web application, you need to verify that the site is up and running etc - something you cannot do with a version number.
Whilst Git does allow a great deal of flexibility and, imho, it is easier to use than SVN, it is only part of the tool chain.
RDP doesnt use memory in the same way.
This example shares memory between VMs, pretty much ignoring the network and Terminal Services.
I work with RDP everyday and can tell you it takes an age at the best of times to copy anything more than text. This tech means you dont need to rely on the network so much, or all the other guff that goes along with RDP, such as the compressed stream of data that gives you the desktop etc.
I wonder if any shady government agencies will be buying this?
If memory serves, Nintendo wanted to put this chip directly into the US version of the SNES.
Also, when Argonaut showed the prototype to Nintendo, it was running on a NES
Ditto, since I started using Netflix and NowTV I have not bothered getting films and TV series' from "the other place"
I dont mind paying a small fee for the latest TV and movies, as long as the service is reliable and provides new content on a regular basis
Re: You're gonna get flamed .....
The point isnt that parents dont understand the Internet, its that they do not understand how much importance kids place on social media.
For instance, on my FB page the majority of the comments are about my friends taking a dump or trying to decide what take away to get.
When I look at my oldest daughters FB page (she has recently been allowed to join) its simply a continuation of the playground. And it doesnt help to not be friends with bullies, as many of the kids on there simply share posts which ultimately ends up with the target having it on their news feed.
I am going to get flamed for this.
I watched the interview on TV before going to work this morning. he kind of had a point, but also highlighted one of the problems parents face with letting their kids loose on the internets.
For a lot of people who were born at the start of the 80's and who have kids now, there is simply a non understanding of how the Internet works, especially when it comes to social media. For a lot of us, we thought it was absolutely amazing to accept a friend request on FaceBook for someone you knew at school 20 years ago and havent seen or heard from since, for kids these days it is an essential part of life.
We do need to be mindful about what our kids are doing on the Internet and sites like FaceBook need to do more to help kids use their services. It used to be for a lot of us that the playground bullying stopped as soon as home time came round, we could go home or where ever and just tune out all the bollocks that we went through for that day. However kids simply cannot get away from the playground bullies any more - its in their faces 24/4 on their phones, consoles and laptops. Cameron telling us that we should simply turn off the Internet for our kids or apply filters etc to limit the sites they access simply isnt enough, we need to be able to allow our kids to get away from all the bullying.
Yes, I was bullied at school. No, I didnt like it and yes I loved being able to get away from the place and go home to get away from the petty minded arseholes who were dishing out the barbed comments.
I think they also managed to hack my alarm clock this morning, thus making me late for work by two hours.
This is my excuse, and I will stand by it.
I dont know why, but I have been hankering over an Android flip phone.
They are pretty big in China, I think Sharp has an Android flip phone out over there.
Whatever happened to the plan of adding Android support to the Wii U?
As an avid gamer, I have been less than impressed with the Wii U. The tablet controller is like something from the 90's display wise and it is resistive.
With the PS4 and XBox1 on the way, does the WIi U have a place in video gaming environment for the next 8 years or so? Or are Nintendo going to give us something rehashed again?
Personally, I think Ninty would have been better off just giving us a Wii HD and then spending time on creating a new console...
I wonder how many well paid analysts and researchers were involved in this revelation.
When I was 13, I have the sneaky suspicion that kids the same age as me were lying to shopkeepers in order to buy booze...
Re: Desktop monopoly
why should Dell and HP "stand up" to anyone when they are making money?
I think the time to "stand up" would be when it is no longer profitable to sell machines configured in this manner.
There are plenty of other, smaller retailers out there who will sell you a server, desktop or laptop with no OS installed. However, I do not think adding the choice of OS, be it Linux or Windows, is the key point here.
As the author already noted, the point is the transfer away from a desktop with a full blown OS acting as the endpoint to mobile devices with a competent OS.
I have been using powerline ethernet for the last 5 years or so now, mainly Devolo devices.
I mainly use these for things that do better with a wired connection, such as the PS3, 360 and my desktop etc. After using these, I would strongly recommend them over wireless. I recently picked up six TP Link devices running at the poweline ethernet equivalent of 500mbps from PC World and was very pleased to see they work perfectly with my Devolo devices.
I know a lot of people complain that these interfere with the electrics in the house, all I have to say on this is that if your electrics are in good shape, i.e. not 50 years old, then you are going to be OK. Even in a block of flats, they work (and, in lightening storms as I found out last night).
Isnt this one of the things that landed Samsung in trouble with Apple over the Galaxy S2?
Sure Nokia & MS are not looking for a fight with the Jesus-phone?
Re: it's a shame
WinRT = no
Full Fat Windows 8 = yes.
I havent been able to find the point in WinRT devices yet, they come with the same price tag as a lot of full Win 8 tablets but none of the features.
I think the only reason I would get a WinRT tablet is due to a firesale.
I have the Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet 2 and can say that it is a very good device, in my opinion. The stylus that came with it is very good indeed.
thermo-nuclear rail gun ammo anyone?
Surely a projectile armed with a tactical warhead would be very hard to intercept, let alone track. Would it be possible to detect a launch if it is fired by electromagnetism?
(I borrowed most of this post from Metal Gear Solid)
Re: C'mon Android vendors!
Thats assuming Google wants to muscle in onto this market, unless they are happy with Android remaining a mass market consumption device for the time being.
Does Google really want to go down this route just now, with the headaches it will bring? I see a lot of suits here happily waving their company branded iPads about the place...
Well, thats me sold.
I have been after a new 10" tablet to replace my Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet, this seems to be just the ticket.
Now, I just hope they are cheaper at the airport!
Re: I look forward enormously to the restrained, thoughtful and cerebral debate we can expect.....
"...How come he got deleted anyway?..."
Because he was an annoying prick who said the same thing over and over and over again.
The problem isnt that Windows 8/8.1 isnt doing anything to revitalise the PC market.
It is more like no desktop OS is able to light a fire under PC sales.
Personally, I think people have moved on from the box on a desk in favour of tablets/phablets
Agreed, I wonder just how many people have based their opinion of Windows 8 by just such a method.
Additionally, I know of a few large(ish) companies who are exploring the use of Windows 8 (and ultimately 8.1) now.
I think a lot of people fail to realize that it takes a very long time for the enterprise to make a decision regarding desktop OS support. For any devs writing Win 8 apps, there is no choice, they simply must run Windows 8 in order to write Windows Runtime apps. But for everyday corporate users the process takes a hell of a lot longer.
I think anyone who gets a little bit excited when they read about things like the Psion NetBook or the Commodore CDTV would get a lot out of this.
I love articles like this on the Reg.
I have a well loved Panasonic MSX 2 at home on my desk, mainly for the ability to play the original Metal Gear games. I think it was one of the few that was actually sold in the UK as it comes with a UK plug and works without a stepdown.
It is one of my most prized possessions, not because of its rarity but because of its unassuming charm.
Can we have more articles like this please El Reg?
apparently, there will be a version of the S4 on Google Play soon with stock Android installed.
It was supposed to be available today, along with a version of the HTC One, but cannot find it on the store yet...
How many people who have complained about Windows 8 on this thread actually use it on a day to day basis?
Not very many I would assume, given the nature of most of the comments - and not because of any perceived problems either...
I must admit, as a gamer, I am not sure what the 8th generation will really bring to the party.
Yes, we will have 4K support, but so what? Games on current gen consoles are already pretty eye popping on a large HD tv at the moment and as new SDK's and engines that use them are brought to market, they will only continue to improve.
Perhaps, given the hardware spec of these new machines, MS and Sony are looking towards the future. Will there be a 9th generation of consoles in the same amount of time it took for us to go from 6 to 7?
When it comes to the interactive TV offered in the XBox One, I couldnt care less. If you want smart TV then you probably already have it (is that a fair comment to make?). Sony tried the smart TV(ish) thing a while back with the PlayTV. I didnt see that rushing off the shelves...
this still doesnt help me.
I am trying to find a reason why I should buy a Samsung Galaxy S4 and a reason why I shouldnt get the HTC One.
The only reason I need to get either is down to my three year old phone finally giving up the ghost. Additionally, if I go for the S4 I will probably end up getting one given to me at work...
I can think of a few project managers I know who could also be included under this sort of rule...
Whilst I love to troll fanboi related posts like this, I cannot help but think that Apple needs a new innovator.
Lets face it, thats what they do best after all...
Re: "Modesty ... geek credentials. Now get back to rebooting your servers, Wintard.
Its a shame that this magnetic charisma and charm hasn't come through in any of your 2700 posts.
Especially since you have been a member here for almost four years.
The only thing that seems to have come across so far is that you are a cock.
I guess it would also be good to know how well the jury was educated with regards to the technical nature of the case.
Whilst the defence/prosecution will have plenty of technical witnesses to bring out before the jury, it would be rather confusing for them.
Given that the only people with a real technical grasp of what is being said are the technical witnesses, this would have been a nightmare to be involved with...