I find it takes about 3 questions to guess who is paying for the survey, I can then pick all the answers that they will not like.
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I would put the carriers as the number one problem. If you go for a brand new phone you might get one update if you are lucky. Get a "free" phone and forget it. Even if there is a newer version of the software available from the manufacture then what is on the phone when you take it out of the box don't expect to ever get the update.
It's been like that forever, they treat phones the same as toasters. When I bought a moto Razor it came with ver 1.0 software that almost worked. There have been at least 3 upgrades released by moto, but zip from the phone company so I had to Debrand the phone so I could install factory software that was usable.
Why would a manufacture upgrade the software for a 2 year old phone if they know that no one will ever see it. I have a nexus 4 and might be looking at the next smallish nexus to come out after the 5x.
It's not like the car example, they can reset the phone and use it again, but that will wipe the data. If a company wants to keep control of company phones they should be using something like Blackberry with their own server. If they buy consumer phones, or do BYOD then they can't expect to have full control.
"Remove the rules and regulations that allow the monopolies"
They don't have rules that allow monopolies, they lack rules that prevent them.
If there are no rules, you will have monopolies. Next you are going to say trickle down works?
In Canada they have to sell you a cable box if you want. But they don't have let you reactivate it on a second account. So if you buy a new 4K cable box, you can resell your old box to a friend, but they can't use it because the cable company ROGERS will not activate it on a different account.
A large number if not most of the winphones sold are "free" with contract low price phones. They were bought as a better option then an obsolete android (that will also never get updates) being sold off cheap.
The people buying them don't expect upgrades, they are used to buying a new phone. The only way Microsoft will upgrade them is to sell them a new phone.
They already have several, (non-compatible of course) IoT light bulbs, some you can even pick what colour you want to light up the room you are not in. At least for 120V A19 bulbs.
Maybe they can link them to netflix so your room colour will match the movie you are watching.
We have had them in Ontario (Canada) for a while. They use them to charge more in peak hours.
When they were first installed they charged 3x more during peak then over night / weekend but each increase they seem to boost the cheap rate more then the peak, it seems people have moved to much to the off peak and they want more money now.
If you want useless we now have smart water meters. I don't know what good they are unless they want to count the number of times I flush.
"Over centuries, society enshrined laws allowing the individual to own and control their stuff, creating markets."
It's never been about individuals. It started with the crown giving monopolies to publishers, not writers.
It's Disney, and record labels that own the rights to dead peoples work that push copyright now. Very few people make enough money to take control of their own stuff.
Do they have enough different models?
How do you differentiate between a dual core i7 and an i5?
How do average buyers even know there is a new i7 and how it's better then the old i7 or the old, old i7...
Do intel not want to upset box shifters by changing the name and making it harder to unload old stock?
Still overkill for what the reviewer was looking for. For the price buy a normal bulb, and a bluetooth speaker that can sit on a shelf. Sounds better, and is easy to move to a different room. It's still not going to match proper speakers connected to a proper amp, it's more of a table radio sound, but if that's all your looking for it's fine.
IF you read the actual story you would know that this only applies to people with a subscription. You pay $x per month to read all you want.
Now, if you post 500 pages if drivel with a catchy title you get paid for every download.
With the new rules, people download your book and read a couple pages before deleting it, you only get paid for the pages read.
- Customers are not effected, they pay the same. But might see fewer garbage books.
- People posting crap will see their income drop to near zero.
- People writing good books will only see a small drop due to some people just sampling their book.
Well lets see.
- current events shows.
- sporting events like when the Olympics is half way round the world and something you want to see is on in the middle of the night or while your at work.
- Local programming that's not going to show up on Netflix any time soon.
An antenna + some kind of PVR for a few local stations, plus streaming and who needs rip-off cable.
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