* Posts by shufflingB

5 posts • joined 31 Aug 2010

Apple about to make Apple TV WAY LESS SUCKY - report


Should be pretty easy ..

although they're barking up the wrong door if they think it's about video content though; they're not the first to the party as they were with iTunes ... you can get a ton of content really easily already. Trick would be getting an App Store on the damn thing and opening it up for others to make a bit of money from it ... if they did that they could make an absolute killing.

Multiple fondling on the MIGHTY 12-INCH iOS 9 SLAB — so, so close now


So who said that Apple ever did anything that was new?

Apple's always been more about doing it with more polish, a bit of style _and_ making a profit from it; rather than anything particularly new. I'd suggest waiting and seeing rather than dismissing it as ho hum, lot of people thought the same thing about iPhones and iPods and we know how that ended up.

Have a nice weekend :-)

OK, they're not ROBOT BUTLERS, but Internet of Home 'Things' are getting smarter


Why don't they actually try to solve something useful?

fwiw here's my list if anyone wants to pass it onto them ...

1) Sauce pans that do not boil over.

2) Microwave ovens that know when food is actually cooked (failing something that recognises when the porridge is done and doesn't try to cover it insides with gelatinous goop on a regular basis would be a step forward).

3) A toaster that knows how to toast and doesn't try to burn your house down.

Salt marshes will suck CO2 from air faster and faster as seas rise



Nothing to worry about then, just have to rely on us not concreting over the coastline and having an ocean that's not so toxic that nothing will grow ...

Diesels greener than electric cars, says Swiss gov report


Greener, really?

It might be possible in some specific circumstances to say diesels emit less CO2.

However unless:

a) diesels can be made as quiet as an electric.

and more importantly

b) the smelly and frequently visible clouds of soot that belch out the back of these vehicles is some sort magical health giving tonic (rather than a toxic cocktail of PM10 particulate emissions)

then to say that they're greener than electric is quite debatable.

There is little point in trying to achieve an incremental cut in CO2 emissions if in the process we poison the air we breathe with particulate emissions.

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