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Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen

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Happy

I'll be happy when you can get a 8inch phone.

Along with a 4inch tablet.

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Samsung brandishes quad-core Galaxy S5, hopes nobody wants high specs

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Re: Cue the selective amnesia

The samsung finger print scanner doesn't have to match apples, just being there is enough so that when people scan phone differences theres nothing not ticked in the s5's columns.

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Wii got it WRONG: How do you solve a problem like Nintendo?

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Happy

Re: Mode 7 Starwing?

:)

(The post is required, and must contain letters.)

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Apple pushes back release date for 'dustbin chic' Mac Pro

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Happy

"Take your chances with Apple, be aware that it's a day not working and your time is charged out to your clients isn't it? No work=no pay."

Anybody whose earning relate to a single instance of easily duplicated hardware probably should think a little harder before going into business.

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Apple marks '1984' anniversary with iPhone-produced un-commercial

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Happy

Glow-Slabs?

Short version, hardware incompatibility.

With added feelings of inadequacy?

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Eurocops want to build remote car-stopper, shared sensor network

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Happy

Re: Wifi? No way

"Wifi is unlikely to be involved mate!"

I'm not sure what technology would need to be built in a car to stop it by electromagnetic pulse that isn't in all cars manufactured since the Trabant..ish. Which is what the EU legislation is waffling on about building into all cars sold in the European market.

"Control, In pursuit of Tango Oscar Six Niner Echo Romeo Lima send stop signal,over"

"Rodger, sending signal now, over"

"Bingo Bongo"

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tony

Fault

I wonder who will be held to account the first time a family on a day trip to the seaside is stopped in front of ~70mph traffic by either a fault in the system or false plates on a fleeing car miles away?

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Google gobbles Wi-Fi thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 BEEELLION IN CASH

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Re: What this means

"And installing your Nest now will require a Google+ account."

tony just increased his home temperature by 2 degrees

like?

- Want Insulation cheapest insulation in your area -

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Sinclair’s 1984 big shot at business: The QL is 30 years old

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Re: Scrabble

That was the fun you could have WHSmiths.

That was before they became a purveyor of fine carpets.

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Twitter's shock block unlock deemed cockup, gets a lockup

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Happy

A better change would be to change the caption on the block button to "Win the Argument!".

Going from discussions which break down into one or more parties talking about using the "Win the Argument" button.

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'Disruptive, irritating' in-flight cellphone call ban mulled by US Senate

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Happy

Re: Easy fix

"spend the $4.95/minute to make it"

I can already see the frowny faces of people holding their $2000+ phone bill their child ran up phoning their friend to gloat over spending $1000 on in app purchases to get the ultra deluxe Smurf apartment, recharges energy 5% faster.

Wont somebody think of the children!

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Speeding cops, fearsome drops and Death Star shops

tony

Re: TDS

Theres a strategy to follow in TDS?

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'Don't hate on me for my job!' Googlers caught up in SF rent protest ruckus

tony

What are the other options to making an area more / less desirable.

I don't think it's possible to address decay to keep an area's desirability constant.

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Shivering boffins nail Earth's coldest spot

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Holmes

Re: Optional

I had it as an angry elephant.

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Twitter mobs attack wrong celebrity Ian Watkins after child abuse case

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E Online

The current image on E Onlines article about Watkins isn't helping...

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Hooters, shooters and looters: Eidos’s Tomb Raider

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Happy

Palace Midas

Still remember the trouble I had jumping between the 4 burning pillars with one offset...

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If this doesn't terrify you... Google's computers OUTWIT their humans

tony
Black Helicopters

Shredder

So a machine intelligence is overly interested in paper shredders?

What do you call a scaled up paper shredder, big enough for people?

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If your bosses tell you you're 'in it together', don't EVER believe them

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Happy

A dev team I was in was shit canned the day after the celebratory 'thanks for the hard work delivering drinks'.

The writing was on the wall for months prior as they were outsourcing more and more, what was amusing was the outsourcing company began to revert to standard rates, along with recouping the loss leader, once the dev team was out of the way.

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Backup software for HDD and Cloud

tony

Re: FreeFileSync

> is over 150Gb, where on earth do I put that?

Without paying over the odds my solution was to burn a bluray with the a full backup, kept in the office. incrementals are then dropboxed until the free space is used then the process begins again.

The risk of losing home & office the same night is something I can live with.

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Adobe users' purloined passwords were PATHETIC

tony

Re: Hang on

Agree, having to create an account to download trials is what Slopsbox(RIP), along with a who cares pa55words, was invented for.

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Americans shift gaze to cheap(ish) iPhone 5c, rest of world slurps 5s bling

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Happy

Re: Is this one of Apple’s marketing errors.

I think you're looking at the 16gb 5s price,

I'm assuming a quick browse means the headline "from £x" price at the top of each phone's pages?

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iPhone 5S autopsy shows WHY it can't tell which end is up – dev

tony

It just works...

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Wanna run someone over in your next Ford? No dice, it won't let you

tony
Paris Hilton

Who to kill?

If two people jump out on both sides of the roads simultaneously (assuming no room to drive between) who does it squish?

If a person jumps out in front, and a moment later a second jumps out onto the other lane, will it divert back to the first squishee or stay locked on the second?

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Payday loans firm rapped for failing to register with Info Commissioner

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Happy

Re: Payday loan companies......

"who are no better than backstreet loan sharks"

I'd much prefer to owe Wonga et al money than some backstreet loan sharks if that were my only two choices in desperate circumstances.

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Samsung touching up ROUNDED, CURVY plastic enhanced MODEL

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Happy

Re: EU Bananas Myth

Not 100% sure what you're getting at there.

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Hollywood: How do we secure high-def 4K content? Easy. Just BRAND the pirates

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Happy

Re: Devils Advocaat (with ice)

"Or they could prevent you from watching the film at all on the grounds that it would be making an unauthorised copy in your memory."

They could make you watch a watermark prior to watching the film, and once you've seen it they erase memories back to the watermark.

I saw a film about that once, but it's from an era Ben Affleck tries to forget.

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GTA V Online hits speed bumps: Short wait before you can rough up that hooker

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Happy

Re: Designed for online?

I'm wondering if R* can here the people complaining about GTA involving cars from on top of their big pile of money?

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NASA finds use for 3D printers: Launch them into SPAAACE

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Happy

ICR.

Can it print an Inanimate Carbon Rod?

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There's ONE country that really likes the iPhone 5c as well as the 5s

tony

Re: 5c

I'm not saying anythings wrong with the 3g/s but it's a useful comparison.

If it helps maybe replace the sentence with:

"... far better than I expected for a plastic phone, it feels better than something that feels worse."

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5c

Saw a 5c over the weekend and was mildly impressed with the build quality, far better than I expected for a plastic phone, I had expected something like the 3g/s.

Not my cup of tea but when you see the amount of people who put chunky plastic "protectors" around their phone I can see where there is a market.

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Apple blings up new iMac with latest Intel chips, next-gen Wi-Fi

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Re: all-in-one iMac

"All-in-one used to mean including a DVD/CD ROM drive."

Don't forget floppy discs or maybe cassette players.

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Apple iOS 7 remote wipe: Can it defeat the evil scrumper scourge?

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Happy

Re: Half-assed implementation.

I said it would ruin the black market value as it will make it trickier to wipe, not impossible.

And going by some of the stories around stolen phones my guess is the existence of airplane mode is unknown to them.

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tony
Happy

Re: Half-assed implementation.

You can disable both Siri and Control panel whilst locked.

But having to keep a phone in airplane mode will ruin the black market value.

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TWO can play this 64-bit mobile game, says Samsung, crossly

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Boffin

Re: "everyone knows that 64 bits is better than 32 bits, probably twice as good!"

Or if you were really flash you got a 32bit Archimedes....

Wheres the Ed Milliband icon?

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It's the software, stupid: Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch bags big apps

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GPS

As a user of runkeeper, I was marginally interested (as an alternative to garmin) until I found out you'll still need the Note in your pocket for it to track your location.

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Gov IT write-off: Universal Credit system flushes £34m down toilet

tony

Advice

Unless they're wanting to shift the £34 million loss to £3.4 billion loss they'd better seek better advice than what Labour can offer going by their track record.

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iPhone rises, Android slips in US, UK

tony
Happy

Re: I wonder if it's straightforward role reversal

I would include Camaro along with the Corvette,

But that maybe because my ideal car is a pickup?

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Android approaches 80% smartphone share as Apple's iPhone grows old

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Happy

Re: "mobile market share" matters, "smartphone market share" does NOT

I wouldn't compare Samsung to ford more Trabant, they're not the best build quality and have poor menu logic, reminds me of Amstrad, cheap and cheerful.

Just to clarify this is not a pro-apple or anti-android post, just a "Samsung, they're a bit crap aren't they?" post

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Brits give thumbs-up to shale gas slurping in university-run poll

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Happy

Re: Real risks are long term

"Quadrilla and independent economists have shown that fracking will not reduce gas prices"

Maybe if they reduced the "Politicians and their friends pension & investment fund" everybody has to pay with energy bill "green" surcharge the general public will get cheaper bills and in the worst cases afford to heat their homes in the winters.

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PEAK APPLE: iPad market share hits the skids

tony
Happy

Re: Hmmm...

I'd say the more important upgrade with the iPad 4 over the 3 was the increase in processor speed / gpu, which gave a noticeable increase in processor intensive applications.

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Steve Jobs' death clears way for '13-inch' JUMBO iPAD HYPEGASM

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Coat

Sorry,

I think they've got it backwards, Tablets are supposed to get smaller whilst phones are supposed to get larger.

Mines the one with 4" iPad & 13" iPhone

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Kettle 'which looks like HITLER' brews up sturm in a teacup

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Happy

The humble teapot, from CGI tool to fascist via sneaky ebay porn; what a life you've led.

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Ed Miliband brands Google's UK tax avoidance 'WRONG'

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Happy

Tax Laws

So why did he vote for all the tax laws during Labours government that companies are using?

Did he not understand them or just obeying party orders?

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Schmidt: Don't like our tiny tax bills? Google this... 'Change the law'

tony
Happy

Re: parlimentary grilling

After posting yesterday I had a shufty, it appears she voted in favour of the tax changes she didn't want.

But then she's loyal to the party rather than constituent so she'd vote anyway she's told without a first thought.

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tony

Re: parlimentary grilling

Hodges answer on the C4 news about her assets being held in trust was funny and showed she understood tax avoidance perfectly.

She managed to make herself look even stupider by pretending not to understand that there is no benefit gained with inheritance avoidance until the person is dead.

It would be interesting to see how shes voted for the various tax changes?

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Half of youngsters would swap PRIVACY for... cheaper insurance

tony
Happy

I bet they won't save a few quid, they'll just jack the prices up on the ones not willing to be tracked and call that non-increase a saving.

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Brit adventurer all set to assault ex-Reg haunt Rockall

tony
Happy

A net connection will also help in his other time killing diversion.

He'll be red raw at the end of 60 days...

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You think Macs are expensive? Get a load of this $260,000+ Apple

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Happy

Wondering what would happen if you rocked up at the genius bar with one?

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Google 'will be pulled back in front of MPs' on its UK tax affairs

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Happy

Re: Another PR stunt by MPs

Tax shouldn't come down to Morals, they're pretty abstract and most people disagree without even getting close to the realms of the state and Godwinism.

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