* Posts by gcarter

9 posts • joined 20 Mar 2012

Roku 3: Probably the best streaming player on the market ... for now, at least

gcarter

I will admit though, out of all the devices / companies on the market offering streaming devices, I have the most respect for Roku....

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For me, it boils down to your household eco system and subscriptions

... we have had roku, chromecast and apple tv and all have their advantages / disadvantages

In our household we download most of our content (haters gonna hate) and for casual viewing we subscribe to netflix. Furthermore we have a predominant apple eco system in our house with MacBooks, iPod, iPhone and iPad.... apple tv allows for seamless screen casting from all of these devices and is pretty snappy when it comes to netflix streaming. So again for our needs, the apple tv is the obvious choice

That said, and as the article discusses, our experience with Roku was the best when it came to all out content and apps, but again in our apple eco-system a no go when it comes to seamless casting of on device content to the big tv.

PS - When are Roku and Kodi (formerly xbmc) gonna get into bed with one another, now that would be a match made in heaven!

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Apple unveils hints of Monday's new-product announcements

gcarter

Ipad mini with retina screen... its the only thing people are still crying out for

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Review: Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch Ultrabook

gcarter

As soon as I saw the resolution, I stopped reading!

Ironically I'm sending this reply from my beloved HP Pavilion DM1 which has a 1366x768 however on a 11.6" screen, its the sweetspot. Oh and the display folds horizontal on mine too.... battery lasts a good 8-9 hrs :-P

But yeah, any screen larger than 11.6" should not have 720p rez :(

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Netbooks projected to become EXTINCT by 2015

gcarter

My contribution to this article is that whilst I agree that netbooks have had their day, small form factor laptops have not...

Im writing this reply from my beloved Dual Core HP Pavilion DM1 with a 9hr battery life, 11.6"inch screen and 730p resolution (1366x768)... I frequently use it to stream 1080p movies (XBMC installed) to my spare room LED tv...

Again, netbooks are on their way out yes, but not because of their size, because of their low resolution and overall underpowered graphics and processors

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How an Amazon engineer's slip-up started a 20-hour Netflix cock-up

gcarter
Facepalm

/me shakes his head from side to side and ads another handful of movies to his couchpotato / newsgroup queue... can't beat locally stored content :-)

Its an irony how us web pirates have a more robust solution than the poor souls who choose to go legit ;-)

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Mobile operators mourn death of embedded 4G

gcarter

Re: I thought so. So here they are again!

Tethering here in the uk on the three network is a joy.... I use the payngo plan.... every time I topup with £15 amongst other benefits I get unlimited / all-you-can-eat data transfers, which is perfect for tethering!

On a side note, there is also the wonderful connectify application for windows 7 users

http://www.connectify.me/

Which allows you to share an existing wifi connection on your laptop to other devices, for example if your logged into a coffee shops wifi where you need an account, this can be shared with other devices without the need to share your login details.

Again another reason why tables with their own 3g/4g built in will go the way of the dodo

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Rock'n'Roll Racing

gcarter

Re: This game cost me a fortune!!

I still play this bad boy at least once a week on my (cough) softmodded xbox running amongst others the snes emulator. Sometimes tempting to google the cheat codes though and roar round the tracks tooled up to the hilt!

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Fragmentation bomb wounds Android in developer war

gcarter

Who Cares

From a user perspective, who cares! Just ride the android gravy train as long as you can, and when something better / more popular comes along... jump ship!

Although saying that, where the frig is the tomtom satnav app for android!

Friggin apple fan boyz win this time!

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