Ignoring privacy concerns how is it even patentable.
Stitching streams together is not new.
Wearable cameras is nothing new.
Gesture control already done for multiple types of devices.
What exactly is worthy of a patent?
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It is not a slippery slope. Facebook google etc should be treated in the same way as printed material is.
A newspaper or magazine is responsible for what appears in their print even when they have a letters page they can't just wash their hands of what appears there even when they are letters from readers.
Of course in print it is easier to moderate what comes in from readers. But just because it is possibly more difficult to do in the digital world does not mean companies should be allowed to have a business model which avoids moderation just because it is difficult.
I agree the first thing I thought was that it would eliminate cheating in games where the game processing is done on the player's machine.
Streaming just the GPU instructions seems like halfway between full streaming of the video and just sending down game instructions to be processed locally. It would be interesting to know now how much more data has to be sent than just game instructions, and how much less has to be sent than streaming video for some of the more popular MMOs.
Bronek that law was created 2016 what was the law the time of the offence 2010.
Personally I think this extradition is a farce. He committed the act in the UK if it is an offence in the UK he should be tried in the UK if not a UK offence then that should be the end of it.
Real shame its a nice piece of kit works well straight out the box.
Has all the features on it I need (basically fitness).
Works well with my Win phone and PC.
One (Novelty) feature I really like is that you can map your runs and then display them on you phone. On the pc you can zoom and see an aerial view of the run.
Maybe you just missed it Quote:-
"Despite all these protections, the data thieves managed to get around them all by setting up systems that could start multiple bogus accounts – bypassing the CAPTCHA mechanism designed to stop this."
Web sites that have adds are not free to visit, just you do not see the cost as it has already been paid for by others. Advertising costs money how is this cost recovered, by adding to the cost of the goods you buy.
The way I look at it visiting sites funded by advertising is getting others to pay for your web browsing.
Personally I would rather have an internet with no advertising and if some sites go to the wall so be it.
They need the same regulatory touch as the existing players offering those services.
The whole point of the so called sharing economy is to avoid taxes, health and safety and employment laws that the existing players have to follow.
Also I see no jobs being created just taxi drivers being replaced with casual unregulated labour.
I really don't see what the problem is. Do you really expect Microsoft to support future hardware that will be manufactured 7 or more years after the initial release of Windows 7.
Since 22/10/2009 there have been 2 new releases of Windows (8/8.1 and 10) and mainstream support for Windows 7 ended 13/01/2015. It makes perfect sense for manufactures and Microsoft not to support Windows 7 on new forthcoming hardware.
I would like to see Apple support a 7 year old version of their OS running on their latest hardware or Google supporting 7 year old Android on the latest phones.
Well I got a new 950 XL from MS beginning of December. The first 2 weeks great excellent battery life. Then 5 hours from full charged to dead. I had not changed any setting before the change in performance.
Even on battery saver it still drains rapidly from full charge. So sent off for repair beginning of this week just come back today though I don't hold out much hope that it will be any better as they said there was nothing wrong :(
I did not know they were still using the Zune name. My Zune pass got transferred to a Xbox Music pass and now just recently to Groove.
As far a I can see I can still access all of the music I have purchased previously. Also the music I downloaded (but not purchased) under the Zune and Xbox still works.
Personally I am quite happy with the service no matter what they call it. £50 to £60 quid a year seems good to be able to stream and or download music to multiple devices.
I really don't see what Facebook's problem is here.
Surely like the rest of the USA they have to comply with warrants.
Seems to me it is no different from other warrants granted by judges to search a persons house or get access to records held by a company. Looks like a warrant granted in criminal case against USA citizens based in the US to search information stored in the USA held by a US company.
Looks to me that Facebook want to be treated differently from the general public or other company's in regard to the law.
Agile is just a way for management to pass the blame to developers when a project is late.
After all development teams are now "self managed" and have taken "ownership" of the job so it is their fault it is late.
Nothing to do with management have unrealistic expectations of how long something takes and making commitments that development teams can never achieve.
Agile is just a big con job all smoke and mirrors.
It has everything to do with us. Countries use taxation to provide their infrastructure multi nationals using creative accounting to avoid taxes hurts the country's citizens. On top of this it hurts home grown companies as they do have to pay taxes and can't compete on cost.
Maybe we should be as creative with applying taxation to these multi nationals as they are with their accounting. Maybe those admin costs could be classed as an import and taxed that way. Better still change the laws.
I am not as naive as to think it as black and white as above but it does concern us that multi nationals are avoiding paying taxes even if they are doing it legally as we are the ones that lose out.
Apple are not patenting facial recognition to log in.
What they have patented is when your phone gets an incoming text message, video message or email etc then it will log you in if your ugly mug is stuck in front of the phone so you can view the incoming text message, video message or email etc.
Patent is not for log in via facial recognition so not prior art because there have been PCs and laptops pre 2008 with Facial Recognition log in.
That said I don't see how you can patent something as bleeding obvious as if you have an alert that needs you to log in on a device that supports Facial Recognition then it should log you in if you stick your face in front of its camera.
Windows phone 8 looks good and I was looking forward to getting the Nokia 920 to replace my current windows phone.
But it seems like Nokia are not interested in selling many phones.
Locking the 920 to a single network (EE) even if you buy it sim free will surely dent sales.
I for one will not buy it if I have to be locked to a network.
So I will hold off on the purchase of a new windows phone for now.
It is not a MMORPG it is the same old single player game it was in 1 and 2 with multiplayer added.
Also they did not need to make 2 versions of the game they could have done like the previous games that could be played online through battle net or not, offline and even over a lan.
The game was poorly documented no where did it say at release time on the box or on the offical web site that continual internet connection was required to play the game. All it stated was that an internet connection was required. Most PC games released in the last few years say an internet connection is required because they need it for registration but not to play.
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