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Or did you make that bit up? There is no safety recall....
The company warned that a component used in eight different versions of its Bravia televisions may be faulty and could, in rare cases, overheat. However, it stopped short of issuing a full recall.
Instead Sony said that anyone who was concerned could request an engineer come to their home for free to inspect their TV.
So by your logic...
The bad guys are:
+ every other company with lots of users accounts, that say nothing when they get mass attacks based on some other sites passwords and logons....
As clearly there has been no hack at Sony, there has been a hack elsewhere, and those details are being used in an attempt to get PSN details.
So again, what have Sony done wrong here? If they say nothing, that's wrong, if they inform the press that there are hack attempts, that's wrong too....
Errm Idiot alert..
Someone want to tell him that those same 60k account login details would have been tried against XBox Live too (and no doubt hundreds of other sites online).
The difference is, Microsoft haven't informed him....
You bet wrong.
Every PSN user was forced to change their password. So no accounts would have therefore been hacked.
I know it's really fashionable to blame Sony, but they are not even in the slightest to blame here.
I'm guessing those same 60k accounts were also tried to use to log onto Xbox Live, but Microsoft aren't warning people.....
The EPIC FAIL here are the posters that somehow think Sony are responsible for users duplicating passwords and logins across domains...
But you fail to grasp what it's saying...
In short, someone is trying to access accounts on PSN with lists stolen from elsewhere, in the hope that users have used the same email/password combo.
So tell me, why is that Sonys problem????
Opera as always the king of browsers.
The problem is, they don't have the marketing budget of Apple, Microsoft or Google, so lazy web users are unaware of it.
However anyone with even an ounce of common sense or technical knowhow should be able to spot the real king (Opera) from the PR-friendly wannabes.
Interested that Opera without hardware acceleration kills Chrome WITH hardware acceleration, and Opera with hardware acceleration totally decimates it...
"A demonstration of Microsoft’s “psychedelic browsing” HTML5 test on the Mac saw the Opera 11.5 with no hardware acceleration notch up 864 rpm; the latest Chrome with hardware acceleration score 498 rpm; and the Opera 12 reach 1,950 rpm."
my thought is that you have been brainwashed by the "Apple Truth", which is a common condition, where Apple still tell their users a version of the truth and they believe it without question.
I think the last occurrence of the "Apple Truth" was only yesterday where Apple released some horseshit PR about selling 1m iPhone4s in the first 24hours of sale, clearly they know there is no way of verifying this, so they can claim whatever they want, and if it spurs other people on sheep-like "well it must be great, Apple said so, where do I get mine", nobody will even question those numbers down the road.....
You buy an App, you can can use it on all your device you have registered to your account, and it's not locked to a single hardware manufacturer, so as long as it runs Android (which everything note-worthy does these days), it's not in any walled garden any more than buying Microsoft Office For Windows means you are tied to only using it on Windows.
Finally, someone not afraid to speak out...
Stallman is 100% correct on this. Jobs created a very huge walled garden, where idiots are tempted in to spend money and have to hand it all back at the gate if they ever want to leave..
It's the reason why people keep iPhones, they spent a crap-load of money on apps that don't work on anything but Apple products.
It's also the reason why anyone with a brain will steer clear and stick to Android. You buy your content once, and it works on your current devices, it also works on your devices next year, regardless of who makes them.... (aside Apple of course).
Cherrypicking award of the week.
I was going to award it to the writer of this article, for picking the 3 most negative comments to use in the article, but you have actually won it, by spending time to actually pick examples where Google is more expensive than Kindle.
I checked last nigtht, and most of the time, it's with 10-15p of each other. There seems to be equalish amounts of times when Google is more expensive than Amazon, that there are when Amazon are more expensive than Google.
That said, Google prices will eventually be better, because using EPUB they are in a competitive market. Anyone stupid enough to buy Kindle will be paying whatever Amazon want to charge.
The harsh reality.
If you want modern books, you have to live with DRM.
You can choose DRM on EPUB, which means you can read your book on anything but a Kindle. Or you can choose DRM on MOBI and it means you can only buy your content from Amazon and read it on Amazon approved devices.
Me, I prefer EPUB, as whilst it's still got DRM, I can choose where I read it.
Google approved format?
take of the tin-foil hat and stop believing everything you read on the internet...
You are more likely to have your itunes account closed....
You took the 3 most negative reviews on the front page and reported them all, yet totally disregarded the hundreds of positive ones...
It was an behind doors alternative to ditching the tablet business entirely, that they wanted to join Android with their existing hardware, and the memo to destroy the dev units got "lost in the post"...
You havn't factored in.
the sheer stupidity of Xbox owners, who are paying hundreds of pounds over the life of the console for Xbox Live to play online and actually believe Microsoft when they say it's worth every penny because it's better than the competition...
So you are the daily star of the tech world then? Reporting sensationalist crap because that's what sells, rather than using some editorial responsibility to report news rather than gossip?
The bottom line is this, any sites made to look a fool by this fiasco (and it is a fiasco, as a slightly revised iPhone4 IS a let-down) only have themselves to blame, they put their hit count (sensationalism factor) above everything else.
Because all the idiots that dont understand it
are 12yr old Xbox fanboys. They think everything is free, everyone works for free, everything should be downloaded for free.
When they grow up and join the working world (which is unlikely in the case of an Xbox owner), they will realize that people need to get paid for their products, and that freeloading thru life is not really an option.
people buy iPhones because that's what they are expect to carry, and that myth has been carefully crafted by Apple.
Remember all those posts about "Android is for geeks", guess who was writing those posts?
Hey Siri, where can I get a proper phone?
Apples answer to Microsoft Bob.
And a mega-retina display powered by electrolytes (as that's what phones crave), and a working antenna
If you feel short changed, YOU SHOULD BE>
I wouldn't worry
everything about Apple products is disappointment, the moment you open the box, it will never live up to the shiny marketing.
The word upto should be banned.
"A5's overall performance was up to two times as fast as the A4 in the iPhone 4, with graphics performance being up to seven times as fast."
As it fools stupid iPhone users into thinking it's actually twice as fast and 7 times more powerfull graphically.
I think anyone wanting to buy an iPhone4s should be accompanied by a responsible adult...
Does anyone care about Windows Mobile? It's got limited apps, limited developer support (most have taken their free phone bribes and done a runner), and features reminiscent of Android 1.5
The one thing it does have however, is a huge marketing budget from Microsoft, so expect a tonne of paid shills here to defend it...
No, it sucks
and a Microsoft shill saying otherwise doesn't change that.
Why on earth would Samsung and HTC bother with locked down WinBlows Mobile phones when their Android devices are the best in class and selling quicker than they can make them.
This is all part of Microsoft's extortion racket deal, anyone that thinks it's what HTC really think, is frankly a moron.
Who cares about sales
Some of the best selling products are shit. The Xbox360 for example.
Microsoft can sell any old shit, because they have more money than God to spend on marketing it.
Just realized Steve Balmer reminds me of Kevin Malone of the US version of The Office.
Could they be one and the same?????
Developers, Developers, Developers.
How many idiots
Will actually buy this thinking it's a viable alternative to proper e-ink Kindle/Sony Reader?
I'm guessing quite a few unfortunately, as in todays age, it only matters that you say the right things in the TV advert, if your product ultimately sucks, nobody cares...
The key word of course, is UPTO
as for me Firefox 7 seems just as bloated as previous releases. It seems Mozilla are trying to get themselves out of a pickle with a crap product by applying slick marketing to the problem.
It's otherwise more commonly known as polishing a turd.
We all know the reason for the delay.
It's going to be a headline feature for iPad3...
They don't want people knowing it's been sat around and finished for upto a year waiting for the hardware...
This is typical of the way Apple feeds crumbs to it's idiot buyers.
HTC (or Samsung) didn't have a choice.
Make these, or be sued...
That was the ultimatum
DO you think either of their companies would bother making Windows Phone 7 that nobody wants, when they have industry leading Android devices flying off the shelves?
everyone has the same TOS.
EPIC EL-REG FAIL..
LOL at all the braindead fanboys getting upset over this.....
Not a problem with the price or the spec
£400 IS a good price for a very nice tablet.
The problem is braindead consumers only know iPad, because that's what the TV tells them.
If they actually know Honeycomb tablets existed and were better than iPads for the same money, they would be selling like hotcakes. (some are, like the Asus Transformer, which is outselling all inventory that arrives).
So in short
two companies who rely on people being scared about malware, release reporting about scaremongering reporting about Android malware.
Surely a sign of success is when every lame man and his dog are trying to get a bit of your action.
EPIC FAIL, as I don't know any Android malware that can spread if you havn't gota rooted phone and don't allow the permissions.
What El-Reg won't tell you...
That there are plenty of other companies driving around "slurping" your Wifi MAC to use for Geolocation databases.
Microsoft, Apple and others are all at in in addition to Google, however that does not may sensational news, and nobody dare criticise Microsoft or Apple, as the advertising cheques stop arriving if you do.
So you might call it arrogance, but I think you're a clueless idiot, so you don't count.
"BUILD Developers attending Microsoft's BUILD conference will go home with a brand new Windows 8 tablet from Samsung."
Microsoft are famous for it. They give away Xboxes, laptops, mobiles to EVERYONE attending these events. If you ever say a bad thing about Microsoft, you no longer get invited.
In my books, that's a bribe.
Which is why I clairified it.
Asus have almost thing in the supply chain with regards to the Asus Transformer. A quick visit to the XDA Forums will tell you that Asus mark their serial numbers BO5 for May 2011, BO6 for june 2011 as so on.
Anything you buy at retail will almost certainly have been made THIS month, I know mine was. There is no excess stock, and Asus are struggling to meet demand, taking on another IPS panel supplier to ramp up even higher than the 700,000 a month they are currently SELLING.
I know it's fashionable to hate google this year
As otherwise the cheques from Microsoft stop arriving, however I will call you out on one obvious flawed point.
"Making matters worse, Google's top tablet-market Android licensee, Samsung, is reportedly struggling to sell its Android-based tablets. Lenovo claims that its rival has only sold 20,000 of the 1 million GalaxyTabs shipped. Meanwhile, Apple can barely keep up with iPad demand."
Do you REALLY think Samsung have only shifted 20k Galaxy tabs? Asus were shipping 400k Transformers every month eariler this year (it's now 700k/month according to Digitimes), and clearly there is very little transformer stock in the supply chain, as they are still hard to come by.
So clearly either your numbers are wrong OR your claim of "top-tablet market licensee" is wrong, or more likely both (this reads like a lame Apple fanboy rant "news" item).
Apple has 75% of the tablet market, meaning Android has pretty much the remaining 25% (WebOS won't even register on the scale). We all know how it works. This year 75/25, next year 50/50 the year after 25/75. The same happened with Android smartphones, the same will happen with Android tablets.
Anyone that's used a PROPER Android tablet (i.e. a honeycomb one, not the Android 2.x Mongoloid) will know it's superior in every aspect to the iPad2.
"Users of Google's Android OS for smartphones also remain wide open."
Not true, as of course you can install any browser you wish on Android, and many do (Opera being the most popular mobile browser in the world).
Guess what, Opera users are automatically protected.
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