USB connectors are intrinsically flimsier than headphone jacks and not really suitable for use with the phone kept in a pocket where it is subject to repeated minor movements. But if you are going to make an adaptor why not make one that is a solid unit (as seen with many old-school FM transmitters) with the jack socket to the side rather than having a cable?
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Even if and when Ocado get to 100% they still need to tackle the much more complex problem of getting the shopping the last nine yards from the vehicle to the customer's kitchen over possibly rough broken ground, squeezing past badly parked cars, past overgrown hedges, up and down steps etc.
Another staunch Clip+ user here running the third-party Rockbox firmware which out-performs and out-features anything else out there whether a dedicated PMP or a music-player app for a phone.
One advantage of using a dedicated PMP is that you don't get annoying notifications interrupting your listening pleasure while exercising etc. There are several other advantages.
Delivering parcels in the real world ...
... does not mean trundling along flat level pavements up a flat level driveway / path to a customer's front door. In the real world there are steps, rough ground, overgrown shrubbery, awkward accesses etc etc. I think we are still many years away from a CAV that can handle real life.
Re calendar appointments with no fixed times
I get round this by setting an appointment as Busy if it has fixed times and Out of Office if it is a moveable feast.
How does the autonomous delivery vehicle make the last hundred yards across rough ground, broken paving, steps, steep slopes though narrow alleys clogged up with bikes and bins and up stairs to flats?
Wireless QI portable power packs exist
I know, I have one and use it. I can be recharging my phone while it sits in my pocket.
For once I am happy with an Apple decision as it means that it will grow the market for such devices - I would really like one with the capacity of the leading non-wireless power packs rather than the two-shot full charge I get from my current one.
Not clear why Mr Angry could not do his business through the normal channels. Comes across as a self-entitled arrogant prick looking for someone to shout at a safe distance. Would they have given out their own home address so the authorities could send round "the management" to discuss his issues face to face? I doubt it.
Will Apple be selling designer peeper-keepers at designer prices to use with these to stop them being lost down the loo?
What happens to the audit trail?
If you allow changing of login ids? There is an audit trail I hope?
We had a group in our IT department called "End User Computing". Somehow the sign on their office kept being changed to
"End User Computing - Now!"
Tell me the banks are not storing the biometric data in plain or even encoded as that is extremely bad practise. They should be storing the result of hashing the data with a secure key stored only locally on the device.
My initial response to the music being muted is to check if the noise-limiter nanny has kicked in on my mobile phone not that the there is an issue with the car or surroundings.
"A key part of that system, according to the draft German law, will be determining when an automated system requested that the driver take over, putting the onus on companies to develop software that is suitably cautious, and on human drivers to maintain vigilance while driving"
Aka at the dawn of motoring as "The man walking in front with a red flag" law.
Why do smartphone reviewers spend so much time on the camera and so little on all the other features?
Massive increase in mobile phone use yes. But how much of that is actually holding the thing against your head making a traditional voice call?
Is this why their app no long runs on my Android tablet? :(
How much do I yearn to use an instruction like SNZ (store negative zero) again? :D
And have they sorted out the TDATE$ word format issue that will blow up in their faces come 2028?
Re: Faux Yorkshire subtitle
Looks more like summat from west of the Ouse.
I have used a standard memory card in the sat-nav I use on my motorbike for over ten years with no problems from vibration, damp and heat. A solution looking for a problem? Hell, it even survived an unplanned trip bouncing down the road on its own!
Wouldn't it be easier and less cluttered for stores to have a symbol to show where *no* mobile tracking is in operation? And educate the masses to assume they *are* likely being tracked otherwise.
BTW does putting my phone into Airplane mode offer sufficient protection (which I do anyway when visiting my GP or the cinema rather than turning it off altogether)?
Hope they get it fixed soon. I am suffering Dr Karl podcast withdrawal symptoms ... :(
The obvious solution to avert the total obsolescence of so many devices is to retain one MUX as DVB-T hosting the main channels (and radio) in SD.
Re: How far off?
But how many journeys are absolutely straight lines? Most are winding paths and you might expect perturbations to the true position of the intermediate measurement points to be as likely to be on the inside of a local bend as on the outside which would underestimate the true distance travelled balancing out the overestimates from being on the outside of the local bend. I suspect the explanation given is more complicated than that.
Re: Yes but, no, but...
Not really. They are larger glasses with a line marked to the pint level and then room for the head.
You are missing the main source of discrepancy
Until and unless your eliminate the "Time In Motion" difference (due to different parameters as to what counts as being in motion) it makes no sense to compare the rest of the stats.
How about downlighters flush in the ceiling void?
With a well designed small speaker enclosure built into the ceiling tile?
Re: Wireless charging is bad.
I don't have any of those problems using wireless charging on my Lumia 820 in its bumper case and range of wireless chargers including a combined power pack / wireless charger. Suggest it is your Nexus that has a poor implementation.
Beat me to it!
A solution looking for a problem?
The need for such a device suggest cyclists are so unaware of their surroundings that they are unable to take in at a glance the information displayed on your usual sat-nav screen as other road users seem able to do. This I do not accept.
Can El Reg avoid calling remote controlled devices robots please?
So who is responsible when a parcel goes "missing" after being picked up a random stranger?
Had similar some year back when parking my motorbike by the side of a race track and it would not start. Turned out to be the timing loop built into the track. Wheeling the bike back away some distance from trackside and all was OK.
Another good reason to stick with my fifteen year old car for some time longer yet.
Re: Car Insurance is a scam that can die with this device
Not really. They will be scammer magnets as people driver their POS vehicles into these things to claim on Google's insurance.
Visited link colour back to noticeable.
Marking read links: Very slightly better
I now see that read links are coloured a very slightly different shade of grey. But only noticeable if I look at my laptop screen full on in good light. Need more contrast guys,
Links no longer marked as read / red?
So how am I supposed to keep track of which articles I have already looked at?
Compared to all the currently available smart watches it is a Venus de Milo.
Why are they even looking at the passwords in plain text?
Surely this is bad practise and a security issue?
What about wireless charging?
Does it know the difference between wired charging and wireless charging. Does it know the difference between the phone being first put on the charging pad and when it re-starts charging after the battery drops below the threshhold?
You actually means just after *supper*.
11 miles is not far ...
... if you are wearing the right footwear. Office brogues don't cut it.
"More broadly, Glass is built to connect you more with the world around you, not distract you from it"
So why didn't the driver see the police before they saw her?
1337 means FZ in my world. is this what you are referring to?
As I happen to have two mobile phones (I keep my old one as a backup on PAYG) how can the spooks be certain which of the two places I may actually be for certain?
Only if you work with 8 bit bytes. Not always the case.
Taking it to the next level.
If you know your codes ...
... and have the right experience then you will know why my mobile lockscreen PIN means "FU" :)
Better than the alternatives
Especially if you are a hard-line Apple and Android refusenik like I am. Would not let either of those anywhere near my personal data.