14 posts • joined 24 Oct 2011
What About the HomeHub 5?
Top 10 not including the device that's likely to have the widest install base, includes a VDSL modem and can be picked up, new, on eBay for under £50 (or free if you ask a BT engineer nicely) - The BT HomeHub 5.
I bought one for £40 before I had PlusNet fibre installed - The OpenReach engineer said he would have given me one from the van for free, however, I still consider it a bargain for £40.
Yes, compared to my relatively frugal HTPCs (based on an AMD E450 and an Intel C847) the Chromecast stands up rather well in this respect. I could buy 3 or 4 Chromecasts for the price of my, admittedly rather nice, Antec Fusion Micro 350 HTPC case.
Got mine this morning. I already have an extensive Plex library, a Netflix subscription and all my music on Google Music, so this was a no-brainer for me.
I'm controlling it from a Nexus 5 phone and a couple of Nexus 7 tablets. So far, it's played everything flawlessly (including direct play of 1080p movies from Plex). I've also been impressed by the quality of the iPlayer and Vevo apps. This is what tablets were made for :)
I'd be surprised if Casio didn't take issue with LG trying to flog a 'G Watch'.
Re: January 2012?
Let's hope so! 15 months is long time in smartphone technology - in fact it's pretty close to the duration of my own 'refresh cycle'.
"In January 2012 we ran a Reg reader survey" Really? Nobody noticed? Is it just me?
The Asus Fonepad is out on Friday for £180 (it's available for pre-order from Amazon). The Fonepad has slots for both a SIM and a microSD card. I'm seriously considering upgrading my Nexus 7.
Re: Wow - those serial numbers are tough to guess
If you get the number wrong, you have to refill all the other fields, even if it looks like they have the correct data in them.
Only for 16GB Version
I registered both an 8GB and a 16GB version on different e-mail and Asus accounts. I received 10% off vouchers for both, but only got the £25 coupon e-mail for the 16GB version. The e-mail states that the offer is only for the 16GB version, but this is not mentioned on the original offer...
T&Cs from Coupon e-mail:
To qualify for this offer you must have::
1. Purchased 16GB Nexus 7 before October 29th 2012
2. Purchased 16GB Nexus 7 from an ASUS retailer or online retailer
3. Completed Registration at our ASUS member site https://vip.asus.com/login.aspx.
4. Submitted your proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Does this qualify as a marketing scam to get all the 8Gb owners to register their devices?
Hehe, Expanded Memory, please tell me that they had to edit CONFIG.SYS to set this up :)
Search the market for 'AppZorter'
Buying from Germany.
I bought mine last week from Amazon.de for €524 delivered (=£462 on my CC bill). This includes 19% German VAT, there's no import duty within the EU and warranty is also EU wide.
You can use your Amazon.co.uk credentials on Amazon's .de and .fr sites, so it's pretty simple to buy from either - hint: using Google Chrome with auto translate makes it even easier.
Sumitomo Resin Factory
It was the Sumitomo Epoxy Resin Plant, it was 1993 and it was a fire/explosion. It wasn't anything to do with Kyoto or an earthquake. However, the comparison is still valid, I made the same observation on a call with the US this morning.
I also remember selling two 4MB DIMMs for £175 each, I think they had cost me around £80 each a month earlier.
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- Crawling from the Wreckage THE DEATH OF ECONOMICS: Aircraft design vs flat-lining financial models
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- Moon landing was real and WE CAN PROVE IT, says Nvidia