929 posts • joined Monday 22nd August 2011 10:18 GMT
Fire sale like the final HD DVD days
hardware in ps4 supports it, but not the software
Guessing it will be along sooner rather than later. Dlna and mp3 are coming in a future update. Sony rightly focused on hardware and gaming
What this review didn't cover was the better media support in the UK. The ps4 has several key services the xboner doesn't. Bbc iPlayer and bbc sport, vidzone and tune in radio for example.
Because it makes the Xbox One the "center of your living room" and they can analyse the streams and work out what you are watching and how to target adverts on the Xbox One dashboard at you better.
The Xboner is basically an Advertising platform that's pretending to be a media platform, that's sucks as a gaming platform.
Re: All bogus numbers..Microsoft and Sony just lie!
Sony numbers are sold to consumers, not retailers, this was expressly mentioned in their press release. Microsoft didn't say, so you can expect the former.
Given there is loads of unsold Xbone stock both sides of the pond, but PS4 is sold out everywhere, it kinda rings true.
Re: Google arnt stealing my data...
Google are very clear on the deal on offer. In exchange for non-identifable information that allows them to serve me targetted adverts (as opposed to untargetted), they give me the following cool stuff, for no money.
I'm more than happy with the deal, and under no illusions what I have given up in exchange for this.
Sounds about right.
MacDonalds is going to be light on staff tomorrow.
Guessing Kelly Fiveash
has the full set of merch.
the cynicism displayed on here
Is because Microsoft and Apple don't have it yet.
Remember when PS3 had Blu-Ray and Xbox didin't? Blu-Ray was a trojan horse, and it didn't matter. No Microsoft have jumped on the last-gen specs with their latest console, Blu-Ray matters all of a sudden.
Expect the same, loads of piss taking until Microsoft and Apple have similar copy-cat products for sale.
Re: Does this mean people will consider building Android apps first?
That's totally untrue. It's the media fault for telling you about the latest iOS app and then you go look for the android version. This will always be a sure fire way to fail.
Principia for example is currently android only and I bet you never heard of it...
Microsoft can't ignore a billion Android devices
They need Android to survive, it's the new Windows.
For the non-haters.
Very nice app out...
That's how Americans do buisness.
It's screwed up beyond belief...
Re: Who will protect us?
Tin foil hat?
You are being recorded every moment of every day already, Google Glass changes nothing in this respect...
Yawn, here we go again. It's THE search engine because it's the BEST search engine. Google maps are top of the rankings because they are the BEST maps.
Take one of Google's less popular offerings, say picture storage/search, and FlckR comes above it in the ratings, as it should.
Are you suggesting Google should be deliberately knobbled because it's too good for Microsoft to keep up, as that frankly mindset sucks ass.
Cook and Balmer can say and do what they want.
Everyone I know it's buying either, they are buying Android tablets, be it Kindle, Nexus or £99 Supermarket variety.
The war of words is because they are BOTH shitting it.
2010 just messaged
and said they wanted their messaging app back.
They also muttered something about faking demand and paying for Android marketplace reviews...
Competition caught up?
Then take the slugs out the firmware....
The new Microsoft
running round desperately (and badly) copying Google and Apple several years later....
It's sad and funny at the same time.
No fair, you say.
perfectly fair. Windows 8 only really works for fondling (web/email/youtubecats/music), it fails abysmally for real worth.
Both an iPad and a Nexus will also do the aforementioned fondling tasks equally well at a quarter of the price (or an 8th of the price in the case of the Nexus 7).
When Microsoft decided to gimp Windows, they didn't understand they were cutting out the key area the PC was being used for, and sending them deep into the realms of what the £99 tablet was doing.
I pinned all my hopes on Apple with the cheap iPhone, and it's tanked, I can't say I think Apple stock is going to bomb, as clearly I am aiming to get top dollar for my shares, so I will make up some bullcrap story about selling my shares because Jobs was a bad guy.
OK then. When was the last time ANYONE ever heard of a moneyman having any conscience?
The phone will be out in 3 weeks.
Any company that was really interested would buy one and take it apart? What have LG lost really? Nothing. They have the interwebz talking about the Nexus 4 2013 model, and that's what really matters.
In fact I wouldn't be surprised it this was the latest form of "phone found in bar", which got old a while back.
Re: Jesus there's room for everyone..
Keep telling yourself that.
Re: NHS part 2
Ironically they don't.
For all the bitching, NHS is a very decent service for what is costs us. Many countries pay similar amounts of Tax and NI, and have to pay for healthcare ontop, or go without.
Canonical pushing Linux in a way that ensure's it's never going to be mainstream desktop
You wonder sometimes if they have had a bung from Microsoft to ensure they make decisions that will ensure Desktop Linux will forever be a fragmented mess.
Re: how much skin do you need to have in the game ..
Bill seems more interested in curing Malaria in developing nations than what's happening in Redmond and small fluctuations in his multi billion bank balance.
A market for Microsoft?
They can offload their unwanted Windows phone and Surface product there, and then employ an "independent" analysis company to pretend that their marketshare in Myanmar is representative elsewhere.
That's how things usually work in Microsoft's world...
Judge Lucy Koh
Hmm, I see a pattern here....
Re: Let's fix the #1 problem with email: SPAM
Can't remember the last time Spam slipped though on my Gmail account. Gmail spam filtering is easily the best around.
Re: Would LOVE to see how "vanilla" Android 4.3 fares!
Stock Android 4.3 has the same simplicity as iOS, but with plenty of ***HIDDEN*** power.
You get all the benefits of ios7, but you also get Widgets, custom keyboards, custom launchers, and settings aplenty, IF YOU WANT TO USE THEM.
The last bit is really important, and seemingly something much of the Apple loving press seem to fail to comprehend. None of that fluff gets in the way, nobody forces you to use those features, You can do without them just fine.
What this means is that an Android phone will grow with you, an Apple phone many will grow out of. "I've just discovered my friend doing X on his Android, why can't my iPhone do this" syndrome.
Re: Fandroids left at pranksters' mercy
Why, what have you got to hide? I don't give a crap what government agency scans my email, I just hope whilst they are at it, they delete the spam. But to be fair, since migrating to GMail, I rarely get spam anymore, the collaborative power of billions of gmail accounts mean spam is easily spotted by Google and dumped.
Fandroids left at pranksters' mercy
Errm, only if they have your Google password, and if they have that, they can also delete all your emails, send an email to your parents that you are turning gay, and email Amazon and ask if they sell nails, pressure cookers and fertilizer.
The headline is VERY misleading, as it pretends that someone can prank you at will, they quite clearly can't, they need to know your Google password, and if they have that, your phone being wiped is frankly the least of your worries....
The big unanswered question - Google Play
Is it a Google Play device, or is it tied to some crappy alternative store?
Re: It'll be interesting to see how this is handled on Android when the time comes...
Android is easy. Linux already does a 64bit kernel, so an Android kernel port is straighforward. Almost all apps are running onto the Davlik virtual machine, so they don't care how memory is allocated. Some native apps will need to be recompiled to work as 64bit, but they will surely still run as 32bit apps also.
In short, unlikely to be any fragmentation problems at all on Android (except the ones in Apple's head).
Interesting that Apple failed to highlight the downsides of 64bitness, namely swollen pointers and byte alignmnet padding, which has a 30% increase in storage and in-memory footprints.
Go find your favorite app that comes in two flavors and compare the file systems and memory useage. 64bit makes little sense on a desktop PC, let alone a mobile phone. The only exceptions are apps that can really make use of the extra registers and available memory. Databse apps, mathimatical apps etc.
Nintendo - Done for,.
I mean really...
Better spending £99 on this (or a bit more on the new Nexus 7 ).
"I hear the PS4 won't play PC games either"
Don't be so sure...
Or just a random blob of binary data...
Windows phone has 3 percent of the market, why should anyone bother with it?
Re: Google Now
Not at all. Google now is truly awesome. My flight details just appear, it tells me when my parcel has been signed for, it tells me if I am near cool things to do and see.
My life isn't disorganised but Google now makes it better.
Re: It's a bit of a shame.
Windows 8 is OK if:
1/ You have a touchscreen
2/ You don't need to actually do work on it and just want to consume media.
For everyone else, its best to avoid.... Which seems to be what they have done, fake start button or no fake start button.
What Microsoft fail to understand, it seems, is that the problems with Windows 8 extend FAR beyond the lack of a start button....
Re: Do i look like i care
Firstly this won't stop piracy, as exclusive deals with single providers means that piracy will live on, and that won't change until the industry changes it's ideas on signing exclusivity periods.
Secondly, where are the idiots that constantly boycott anything Sony? I don't see a single post about SonyBMG, rootkits, OtherOS and all the other crap they always post. Are they being hypocrites and cherrypicking what parts of Sony they want to lump together and what ones they want to keep separate, so as not to miss their favourite shows?
When you only sold a handful of handsets, it's really easy to get impressive growth figures, it's however meaningless, as only real hard numbers count.
It's a shame that some people can't comprehend this simple concept it seems.
Chromebook sceptic converted
Had a good play with a Samsung one the other day, and massively impressed. I'm now even more convinced Microsoft are going the way of the dinosaur.
Encouraging to see
Windows Phone still failing in spectacular fashion.
I saw someone with one the other day.
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