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132 posts • joined 14 May 2012

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Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN

cyke1

Pretty clear verizon is being anti-competitive. Probably trying to force people in to use verizon on-demand streaming options instead of letting that money slip away to netflix.

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Infected Chinese inventory scanners ships off logistics intel

cyke1

Stuff like this doesn't happen less its an inside job, they can deny it all they want but chances that a rogue outside hacker that gets this kinda axx are insanely remote. They would need source access and time to modify the source and make sure it work's.

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AMD details aggressive power-efficiency goal: 25X boost by 2020

cyke1

Problem with all this, AMD includes gpu as part of cpu's performance, well issue with that is NOT ALL programs use gpu properly or even at all, only a few do.

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AT&T: We will right many of world's wrongs if allowed to slurp DirecTV

cyke1

they will maintain promises of being extra good til stamp that makes deal final and irreversible happens then they will forgot what they said.

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No such luck: Apple, Samsung say peace talks are off – way off

cyke1

Re: Not Cool

Its Apple so that question is rhetorical.

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Apple, Google: WE SURRENDER ... to each other in patent war truce

cyke1

eh

"That looks unlikely. Apple is currently beating Samsung like a red-headed stepchild in the courts, and secured a $120m judgment against the company earlier this month"

You mean they been beating Samsung in a court house that might well be held on Apple's front lawn as court house is stones throw from their HQ, not a conflict of rigged jury in that case.

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Comcast exec says wired broadband customers should pay-as-they-go

cyke1

Lets say what this really is about

Less people paying for tv channels and more going to online options like netflix and this is a way for comcrap to get a piece of that pie.

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Apple patents Wi-Fi access point location lookup

cyke1

Re: Good that Google didn't illegally map all private Wifi access points in the EU.

Yea apple will just get all the end users to do the leg work.

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"The other get-past-the-prior-art inclusion in the patent application is height – so if, for example, you're closer to an access point known to be on the second floor than the first floor, Apple can guess that you're on the second floor."

How would it know you are closer to 1 point and not another? Say there is router on floor below you and you are standing right above it and other is at other side? Then it could say you are on 1st floor not 2nd?

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Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS

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Re: I think the article is wrong

i would take that bet, Apple is just that greedy to make the smaller one 100$ more and jacked the price of the larger one 2-300$

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Re: "no other game-changing device this year"

Some point Apple will claim Samsung copied their bigger phones and try to get them banned.

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Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED

cyke1

well when you can take hardware that cost same as everyone else's and sell it at 2-300% mark up, yet people still buy it cause they are idiots. You will have insane profits, google may not have the insane $ but they are seen as a much better company as most their products are FREE.

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Apple to flush '£37bn' down the bog if it doesn't flog cheapo slabtops

cyke1

"Equity research analyst Rod Hall said the fruity firm was missing out on a huge market by failing to produce a cheap-ish mongrel laptop priced between $500 and $1,000 (£300 and £600)."

they already had the ipad at 6-700$ and laptop at 1000ish$. On top of that Apple don't know how to make a cheapish, they believe they can crap in a box and it will sell for 100$

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AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'

cyke1

AMD claims 500watts, but most tests show single 290x's pulling more like 300 watts so this card most likely in the end will eat closer to 600watts. 2x8pin's per specs are 150watts each (they can do more but still)

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iFixit boss: Apple has 'done everything it can to put repair guys out of business'

cyke1

About only thing that has surprised me is Apple hasn't DMCA'ed ifixit to get these repair guides removed.

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Haunted Empire calls Apple 'a cult built around a dead man.' Tim Cook calls it 'nonsense'

cyke1

It pretty much is, they haven't innovated a thing since what? 2010-2011ish? Just rested on marginal updates to all its products while trying to sue all their competitors outta the market that have been making better products for last 3 or so years.

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Court allows EFF to keep donor list secret from patent troll

cyke1

They have no right to the info in question.

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Big Content wants Aussies blocked from Netflix

cyke1

Comes down to scope of the contracts, if netflixs contract for licensing doesn't restrict Australia then not much they can do legally. They can try to push for laws to block them but in the end it will just piss off the people. They have to tread lightly on this cause pissing people off and blocking access to content in hopes they come to them for it ends up having completely opposite effect.

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Apple slams shut TEN code execution holes in QuickTime on Windows

cyke1

"Apple slams shut"

I think proper headline is "Apple finally gets off their ass and fix'es ...."

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Magnets to stick stuff to tablets: Yup, there's an Apple patent application for that

cyke1

O look at this, Another inventsion that at least MS had on surface 1 that apple is gonna try to claim it came up with.

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Apple patents touch-sensitive controls for MacBook

cyke1

Um look at LG/Samsung's TV's over last least 5 years, good number of them have had touch sensitive controls on them. My 400$ 32inch LG tv that is about 4 years old has them.

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Re: Okay not on the bezel

my LG tv is 4 years old and has bezel touch controls, my brothers tv is 5-6 years old and it has them as well. I just worked on a friends laptop that has touch controls on it though not on bezel and it was a machine that game with vista. So taking current tech and putting them on screen bezel is not an innovation, just re-purposing current tech and trying to act like they are innovative.

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cyke1

Wait a sec isn't this already in a ton of samsung tv's and LG tv's already?

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Time Warner merger great for Comcast, but not for anybody else

cyke1

" It even touted Google Fiber as serious competition,"

Funny how they are "serious competition" when its only in like 3 city's atm

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Gamers save Nvidia's bacon in storming fourth quarter

cyke1

you can buy them, just 20-30% over retail price. If you are a gaming Nvidia cards are just as good if not better (due to better drivers) then AMD cards.

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A real life Romulan-Klingon alliance: Google, Samsung sign global patent pact

cyke1

Worst attempt at a reference i have ever seen. That reference would be more fitting if it was Google and Apple making a deal or Samsung and Apple.

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Google pulls Chrome extensions after new owners subvert web tools

cyke1

"The company could, of course, take the Apple route and lock down its software distribution to a single store where all apps are tightly checked before release."

<sarcasm> Um yea and that option really keeps 100% of the crap out. </sarcasm>

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Apple, Samsung get a room to settle patent war. Forgive us if we don't hold our breath

cyke1

Apple will never settle, they will ask for some stupid amount for their bogus patents yet claim anyone else's patents are worth only pennies.

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Data caps be damned, AT&T says providers can pay for mobile broadband

cyke1

"And that’s what makes this a win-win for customers and businesses"

no its makes it a lose-lose for customers and business's cause they are charging both sides. only AT&T wins with making a ton $ either way.

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A whopping one in four Apple fanbois uses OBSOLETE TECH

cyke1

Re: Or to put it another way

depends on what you call "up to date" just cause its the newest OS doesn't mean its up to date tech cause in older versions of phones apple disabled features to try to force users to updating. Yea they make bs claim the older hardware can't do the work but in the end that is nothing more then isheep BS.

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Jury: Samsung must cough $290m of $379m Apple wanted - NOT in 5 cent pieces

cyke1

" when Judge Koh ruled that the proceedings weren't going to wait to see if one of Apple's patents, covering scrolling and bouncing of a user-interface object on a touchscreen, might be ruled invalid."

gotta love when judge and jury is bought and paid for years ahead of time.

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Antivirus bods grilled: Do YOU turn a blind eye to government spyware?

cyke1

no anti-virus maker could say yes to these questions. it would be career suicide as they say for the company.

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Cook: Apple 'so very, very proud to be a FORCE FOR GOOD'

cyke1

'proud to be a FORCE FOR GOOD in the world'

yet they constantly sue competition in court using completely bogus patents that should never been granted in the first place, then turn around and whine when another company uses their patents to protect them self.

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Naughty Flash Player BURIED ALIVE in OS X Mavericks Safari sandbox

cyke1

Re: Ummm, this isn't new...

reason is everyone thinks mac os x is perfect and has 0 flaws in it so its its easy to blame plugin like flash for what is clearly a problem in apple's OS. When talking about security record, funny how few people point to apple's pretty bad one as well, Flaw is found and they get fixed code within a day of flaw being known world wide and it took them 2 months before they release the patch.

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China, an untapped land of opportunity for the West - EXCEPT IBM

cyke1

Re: "serves them right for stealing job's like they do"

their gov is just corrupt to the point makes the US gov look like choir boys.

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"thanks to an ugly environment in China and continuing weakness in the company's hardware division."

From the images I seen from china, Ugly environment is a bit of an understatement. When your rivers are redder then the register logo and a bunch of other colors, throw on top of it their major city's during the day can't even see half a km cause how thick the pollution is. Yea china is pretty screwed but serves them right for stealing job's like they do.

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Apple tops target list for litigious patent trolls

cyke1

Yea NPE Patent trolls and Apple are 2 sides of the same coin. Both are patent trolls but in reality apple hasn't done anything since 2010 cept their normal year updates which are barely even updates anyway.

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Apple tries to trademark the term 'startup'

cyke1

well Apple already started with the letter "i" in front of anyname.

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Apple to replace wonky iMac graphics cards

cyke1

shocked apple didn't pull an excuse like they tried with the iphone years ago when ppl would get crappy signal. "your holding it wrong"

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Apple big-screen TV rumor zombie RISES FROM THE DEAD

cyke1

Even Apple won't get away with selling a tv for 2-3 times what rest the makers are. Yes that is what Apple WOULD do, just to keep their profits where they want them. Most tv makers lose money, only a few even make money and then its only a little bit.

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AREA 51 - THE TRUTH by the CIA: Official dossier blows lid off US secrets

cyke1

Welcome to what EVERYONE already knows about.

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Apple files 'Bonk to Gift' near field communication patent application

cyke1

How long does it take to Sue Samsung over this patent only to eventually get killed for prior art as this could apple to NFC ALREADY in good % of driod phones?

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Samsung lifts lid on 1.6TB flash whopper spaffing data at 3GB/s

cyke1

for prices, http://www.pcper.com/news/Storage/Samsung-SSD-EVO-suggested-pricing-revealed

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China slips behind US in technology innovation stakes

cyke1

um

Wasn't all of China's innovation's just stolen tech from other countries?

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China ponders joining controversial IP trade treaty

cyke1
FAIL

ha

Like china would join something that would take a nice chuck outta their economy. Good % of their business's were built on stealing another's idea's from outside china and yet claim they came up with it.

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Huawei: 'trust us, we are being transparent'

cyke1
FAIL

Problem is not the hardware, its the software running on it. Being a known Chinese state backed company that has been known to help spy on its own people, whats to stop them from doing same to other countries using said hardware.

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AMD's three new low-power chips pose potent challenge to Intel

cyke1
FAIL

http://regmedia.co.uk/2013/05/23/temash_v_clovertrail_large.jpg

i find this graph very sad on part of AMD, comparing their 15watt part vs an intel cpu that uses only 2-3watts and is designed to compete against arm. Lets step back and use something in proper ball park, Core i3 part which is 15-16watt range. AMD cpu is a quad core and i3 is dual core but still i3 in a podcast i watched earlier tonight that had new amd cpu and tested it was still slower.

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New 4TB drive spaffs half a telly season into your eyes AT ONCE

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"Seagate claims the 4TB Video 3.5 HDD can deliver up to 16 simultaneous high-definition video streams"

Like to know their idea of HD.

"The Video 3.5 HDD can operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with an initial 0.55 per cent chance of drive failure per year."

what does it go up to after the first year?

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Foxconn still flogging iWorkers, but more lightly

cyke1

here's a question, What is their hour pay ? sure that is reason they do it, get paid so little they gotta work them selves to death just to survie.

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Apple is one of foxconn's biggest contract's. every product from apple is pretty much made there. Since apple makes so much money off it they are ones that get biggest black eye from it.

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