13 posts • joined Tuesday 20th November 2012 12:13 GMT
Tough as old boots
Shame for Panasonic. I have two Vieras, one a 50" Plasma and a 37" LCD. Both are rock solid and after 6 years still have great pictures - no need to replace them but if I did have a need, I would have had no hesitation in looking at Panasonic as a preferred choice. Got a Samsung LCD too and tbh, it;s a bit sh** by comparsion.
The plasma one weighs a lot and seems indestructible, it'll probably outlive me.
Re: An obvious choice
Thats a fair point @Nightfox but the buying masses, esp the corporates don't buy from technologists (in fact often they are put off from the hardcore tech chaps/chapettes), they buy into the N year roadmap and from what I've seen, KT can sell whatever he's pushing. He seems very credible to me.
Maybe the job is just too big for a single person to span the needs of such a large organisation. Can't please all the people all the time and all that.
An obvious choice
If they don't choose Kevin Turner (current COO) then they really have, royally, lost their way.
"the vast majority of smart phones have the requisite circuitry these days" (NFC)
No they don't, it's just a relatively small handful that do and the users hardware changeover holds back the uptake. whereas an image based system can be deployed quickly as "the vast majority of smart phones have the requisite circuitry these days" (Cameras).
I always felt that MS missed a trick here, the reliance on having a connection was problem at times and it often spoilt the usefuleness of the tag system. They could have had an app that snappe dthe image and stored for later pickup when the data connection was available.
Shame it's going imho.
Microsoft != Pied Piper of Investments
Sorry, investors. If you want more and more money. Don't be too surprised if your greedy little mitts get burnt every once in a while - the value of investments may go down as well as up, every school child knows this.
Read the information available (ALL the information) and you can see, regardless of numbers by MS, the Surface wasn't massively well received in the market, hence it would not have been reasonable to expect any growth large enough to slingshot shares through the roof.
Get real and stop blaming your own failures on someone else, take responsibility for your own lack of thoroughness and diligence. You weren't forced to buy the shares, you had a choice.
I have a Lumia 920 on EE, so should get the full 4G lovliness.
When it works, its like being on a dedicated Wi-Fi but most of the time, in and around London, the 4G coverage sucks balls! EE via their twitterbot simply claim that thy're working on masts in 'that' area and have no knowledge of any completion dates, in other words tough luck buddy, you bought it now what you gonna do?
I chuffin hate mobile phone companies, they're all as bad as each other but they are a necessary evil these days
Just did a walk around the southbank, at no point was I able to browse a website reliably. Worst mobile operator I've ever had the misfortune to use. F'ing crap, they are, crap!
They are, you tool, its called Windows 8 Embedded, FFS.
Re: Banks willing to stump up the cash?
Thats not true, only one is UK based and they didn't take any bailout funds from the government,
Looking at the normal bounce rate on my site from web adverts compared to bounce rate for mobile adverts is a shocking difference, 14% vs 85% - Of course it's easy to argue that the audience is very different but having accidently triggered ad clicks myself a number of times, the stats were not overly surprising.
I don't have much faith in mobile advertising as a consequence.
Mental that each state can impose different laws. Imagine if UK companies had to cater for the whims of Essex county council and not Devon. Fecking Lawyers!
Having tried win7 & win8 side by side
Win 8 definitley gets my vote, it's massively quicker on the same hardware (I had two identical laptops for a while). Sure the tiles takes some getting used to but I found it much quicker overall.
Don't see where all the hatred comes from really.
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