14 posts • joined 15 Oct 2012
Re: 50? What? Dell?
My Dell laptop brick says 65W and my HP brick is 90W, so I'd agree, 50W seems on the low side.
Re: Losses are losses
Absolutely. The article seems to ignore the fact that in order to reclaim losses, you have to incur them in the first place! At best you end up neutral.
If the idea is that Google are reclaiming losses incurred by Moto before they bought the company, then how come it's ok for Google to offset the loss after selling to Lenovo, but Moto couldn't offset it elsewhere in their biz after selling to Google.
The whole article is speculation.
I thought Moto-G was the start of something good
Real shame, I've owned a few Moto smartphones and they're decent quality, but historically let down by their appalling approach to updates and the motoblur UI. It looked like Google were transforming them into plain GUI, current OS, affordable handsets.
I can't say I've ever looked twice at Lenovo gear...
Re: Few things
I've owned a Canon MG5350 all-in-one for over a year with good results and no issues.
Compatible cartridges are cheap and easy to find.
Well done guys, plenty of overtime coming up
I won't pretend to understand what they've achieved in any depth, but often the problem with hacks like this is that they are built on platform idiosyncrasies and have no resilience to future change. So at best they have a maintenance headache and at worst the house of cards comes tumbling down.
Why invest in the BB ecosystem on the hope it'll run android apps for the foreseeable future - just buy android!.
XP was the nail in the coffin - I'm still looking for a reason to change and lack of updates next year will probably be it.
Do we need Brian Cox...
...to tell us the Tardis won't fly?
Re: Simple solution
But you can't access a specific phone from the data being sold, that's the point.
It's still pretty anonymous, since the data is aggregated. You might be able to find out how many phones at the Google office go to Southgate at night, but not the address to which each individual phone went. As the article says the data is in blocks of 50, you could presumably work out that at least 50 Google employees live in Southgate. It's a bit of a leap from that to suggest they aren't paying income tax, but I think it's assumed. And why live in Southgate? You'd need a good reason.
"If BB10 doesn't allow their message hub to be blocked then this would make accessing emails a lot more convenient"
... and make games needing left swipe a lot less convenient, if access to the message hub is a left swipe as suggested.
Re: The last sentence of the article worries me...
Agreed - this may work but only with a lot of development and attention to detail. So if Google fail then my start up gets it working I have to pay them? I don't think so. A half baked idea shouldn't be patentable.
Patents aside, Google should stop wasting time with glasses. My experience is that you don't want to be wearing glasses unless you really have to. I'd much rather carry a smartphone than wear glasses.
"...at one stage he disguised himself as a burrito salesman and on another occasion as a drunk German tourist"
He was staggering around rural Belize in lederhosen, brandishing a stein of weissbier and blending in like a seasoned marine. If they haven't got him by now he's home free.
It's a start
Clearly the Sky TV thing is daft and misleading, but even so, I can think of worse things to spend money on than investing in space tech. Choose sectors we can be good at, and stuff them with money. Then we might just be able to compete.
For a tech writer you must have no clue if you were thrilled and excited about receiving this gizmo which clearly isn't and was never going to be an open tablet. Yes, it's tied to Amazon because they sell these things stupidly cheap to promote their online sales. Apple are similar, without the cheap bit.
We've got a great idea for a coverage checker - we'll be launching in Hull this year.
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