2517 posts • joined 13 Dec 2006
I don't see what there is of value in Expansys, the brand isn't good and if I want a phone it's one of the last places I would think of trying.
Maybe 10 years ago it had some sort of purpose, but not in 2014.
Given how dodgy Bitcoin is it was probably an inside job. Pay a few dodgy hacker types to magic the money into thin air then wind up the company.
The owner will be relaxing in his new luxury home soon.
They're self adhesive now?
What about the rumour that sticking the stamp upside down was treason?
It's okay, they make a nice skateboard.
Re: Tizen is a total basket case
Given how dominant Google are should be just let them have monopolies in everything?
Currently have a Beeb, Ti99/4a, VCS, Spectrum, C64 and Atari 800xl set up in my living room. Admittedly I'm having a retro gaming night :)
All of the above with the exception of the TI99/4a are loading from SD of CF card. So there really isn't any need to worry about tapes and old floppies.
Re: Hard to find faults with PS4, isn't it?
To be fair the only fault I remember hearing about with the PS3 was the disc scratching issue.
Re: Is there a market for this?
If this camera can do video then your panoramic idea won't work unless your phone spins really fast.
Re: cheap and nasty
I would imagine that the cost is a combination of cut corners and smaller profit margin. But I wouldn't expect the cost difference between it and a high end Samsung to be that much. It's just Samsung are raking it in.
Experiments in appearance and form factor isn't exactly an innovation.
People have been putting computers inside weird cases for years.
So all of a sudden you aren't allowed to "copy" a list of songs and what order they are in?
Lets hope people don't start copyrighting their shopping lists.
More hype from Samsung, they're getting as bad as Apple.
This reminds me a bit of a joystick company called Konix, they were developing a games console and were struggling for cash, so they gambled their whole business on the console by selling their joystick division to a rival. It didn't end well.
Re: No expandable storage (MicroSD)
Give me 32GB internal over 16GB + slot any day. The size of the internal storage is crucial when the OS downloads to internal storage, if your internal memory is close to full then no amount of SD storage will let you download from the Play store.
Re: a SatNav for walking?
My android phone's Google navigation app suggested a route where a right turn at traffic lights is not permitted, so even with Google's mature maps there's still lots to do when it comes to actual navigation data, not just the actual maps.
ChairDrive - Transfer your data at the speed of a flying chair.
Re: Proper mobile benchmarking
The benchmark should specifically set the Mhz/Ghz on the CPU and GPU to stop this being bodged.
Mhz is just the oscillator speed. It's how much a CPU can do per cycle that matters.
Just like in a car where CC doesn't really matter, it is power to weight ratio.
They're toast anyway simply because they can't create their own ideas any more.
Windows Phone strategy is just "Do what Apple do", so their platform is too restrictive and locked down.
Tablet computer strategy is "Try to do what Apple have done, but retain some Windows compatibility for enterprise".
Windows strategy is "Make Windows relevant as a tablet OS, screw the desktop users".
XBox strategy is "Shoot first, then see what Sony does, then copy Sony".
Clueless, unoriginal and more u-turns than David Cameron.
Do cloud providers think about outsourcing? they would end up like Gas and Electricity companies.
Re: I like clean and minimalistic but..
True, that's why many OSes defaulted to a nice blue background. Although there is evidence that blue makes your brain think it is daytime and so sleeping is affected.
Re: sandy -=> Ivy bridge. Should that not be
Record Industry style tactics?
All those people buying goods online to be sued for causing great losses to the high street?
I'm pretty sure the idea of an Internet sales tax will appear again at some point as many of the big online sellers are masters at dodging tax.
Re: Why bother?
If the watch has a low power display that can stay on then you don't need to prod it to turn the display on. You can just look at the screen.
So just when we finally get rid of CRTs and have flat screens we're now starting to curve the screens the other way?
Re: At first
XBox? try Atari Jaguar, that's monstrous and doesn't even have analog controls.
Re: Any real reporting here?
Tablets are okay as replacements for textbooks. Although I would question the value of technology and why they seem to think £500 a pop on tablets is more useful than paper books which cost a lot less.
Re: Better idea
Which is what people would have said when the service from Google originally launched. "You suck google, just use Ordnance Survey data".
Any service which relies on good data will take time to resolve.
Re: No pent up demand from current BB owners?
New platform and does it have lots of apps? now I know that a phone could realistically get away with just having a browser these days, but people like apps due to notifications and other integration with the device.
So no matter what the technical merits of a platform are, it needs support from software makers.
Re: Munich doesn't pay more. It uses Linux and open source
Billion? I think you mean million.
Re: But seriously
I think he meant "if your tablet can't be used with fingers then you're doing it wrong". So having a UI designed such that you can't touch things unless you use a pointy stick is bad design.
Obviously supporting a pen or stylus as a drawing device is useful, but it should be an optional extra just like using a Wacom tablet for drawing is optional.
Which makes sense if it is just blocked in the browser.
But blocking the execution of JAR files and being able to develop with Java, Eclipse and so on would be bad news.
Re: Expected lifetime?
What's the solution though?
You need for the motor manufacturers to agree some sort of in-built computer standard and screen standard. But this can be a bit too limiting as standards move along very slowly due to the committees needing to agree on every little detail.
Microsoft has never really been a visionary company in terms of technology. They are or were the visionaries of how to do business though. Of course being in the right place at the right time was lucky for them, it's not hard to sustain a business when you had a monopoly on the business desktop.
Microsoft proposed the tablet computer in 2001 which was a good idea, they just didn't have the right idea about technology and how to bring that vision to the masses.
If you look at the history of the Microsoft tablet you'll see that everyone in the company who opposed the idea just didn't understand it or didn't like it. Probably more obsessed with how much money it would make rather than how good it could be. That's proof of a huge lack of future gazing.
Re: Unlike Apple subcontractor Foxconn ...
Stop trying to distract people from the problems at Samsung.
Google are evil and so it seems are Samsung. This is how they can keep making big profits and not give a stuff about the little people.
Apple on the other hand have a good record at auditing suppliers and publish the information:
Re: Yawn. Bored with 'Mega' now.
Or he watched Megaforce as a kid (the inspiration for Team America).
Contrast that with Apple and Jobs. Jobs had a good idea and then told everyone to do something to realise the idea.
With Microsoft the ideas fight their way to the top to get a decision from Balmer. This is why you really need someone who is looking to the future in charge.
Re: Pretty good deal for Apple
Have you not seen the interactive textbooks for the iPad then?
There's not really any equivalent for any other tablet.
Cheapest way to get textbooks too apparently:
So if Samsung is such a nice company who hates patents and court cases, why are they trying to very hard to wrap up the whole graphene market so nobody else can make it without licencing their IP?
They're evil just like any other money grubbing global giant.
Re: Microsoft's vision -locked down computing
Trusted computing has been talked about for years now. Ever since 2004 there has been hardware support, Microsoft released a paper on it in 2002. Why are you surprised at this?
Re: Not the Met Office's fault.
How else do you explain the extreme weather we've been having?
Floods almost every single year and in places not built on flood planes.The weather in the whole world is getting more unpredictable and crazy. Landslides, floods, droughts and so on.
You can choose to ignore it, but perhaps you will come around to climate change when it affects you directly.
Re: The meme that there has been no warming in 16 years is false
There's a lot of water on the planet and it is this which is warming more? this is why the ice is melting and it is raining more drastically? water evaporating tends to produce clouds?
Re: I can't see it...
So why do they sell iPods then?
All of your Internet traffic scanned, data mined and personalised adverts sent to you, while a profile of your habits and searches are sent to a selected group of partners. Or Free Google WIFI as it will be known as.
Re: Web fads and video games
Generate millions of revenue, what about profit?
Like other creative industries they hate paying tax and have asked for tax breaks. That's not really contributing is it?
Lets not forget that Microsoft proposed something similar that nobody took up, the Passport system.
At the time everyone said it was a bad idea, hackers getting access to the passport would have access to every site you use with the Passport.
Funny how that argument seems to have gone away.
Re: I lost interest here:
I'm guessing you've never rented a film from Apple then?
Race to the bottom, thanks to Google and others trying to get prices down so they can flog cheap phones and tablets to people, while destroying the industry in the process.
Micro USB as a connector sucks, small fiddly and directional. The Apple connector is actually a good idea, it's just that they don't let anyone else use it.
But it is a sad day when you have to rely on a port connector as a selling point for your device.
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