Re: Maybe so
The SSD is a module. But they're so expensive you'd not bother replacing it.
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The SSD is a module. But they're so expensive you'd not bother replacing it.
What new features are they really adding now? The screens are as good as the human eye can see. The cameras are good.
Smartphone OSes don't seem to add much either.
They should focus on improving battery life now.
Yeah but Apple got back an important thing for them. Exclusivity, less people owning the premium model is how it is supposed to work. There was a time when their stuff was a little cooler, but now you see even school kids with iPhones.
Wintel anti-competitive practices killed off a lot of decent tech. So part of me hopes Microsoft suffers the same fate.
I can't forget the Sony laptop that was using a Transmeta CPU being cancelled because of Intel intervening.
Sim free was an option when a handset cost £100, but they now cost a lot more for a decent one. With Apple's best costing a grand.
That's a bit like saying every TV set looks much the same. There's a reason, people use mobile web and apps and they're designed for such a screen.
I think you meant iPad not iPhone. The iPad was the "big ole iPod Touch". The iPhone invented the OS and GUI that the iPod touch used.
I was using Windows 10 for Kodi until the update. After the update I kept losing HDMI audio.
Using Linux now and everything behaves perfectly.
I've worked with people who were asked to visit a company and do technical audits prior to acquiring them. I would hope they also took people along to do financial audits too.
Most businesses have to undergo audits for their accounts anyway.
There's a reason X86 is still around, it generally works well.
Itanium (or Itanic as it was jokingly called) just didn't perform well despite being an elegant design. With Linus saying they threw away all the good parts of their designs.
ARM and AMD are affected less. Plus you forget one thing about ARM, they don't make their own processors and therefore those affected can quickly fix the chips they use without waiting for a manufacturer to issue the new part.
This will motivate many to investigate AMD or ARM. You certainly shouldn't reward such major incompetence with repeat business.
Pretty sure Intel will have devalued their offerings by ruining their reputation, they sure won't be changing a premium price for a while.
Pretty sure the FPU bug was easily patched, they just added one or two NOOPs between certain instructions. It was a compiler fix.
The new Ryzen processors are good, but there's not a lot of software optimised for them as of yet.
So the benchmarks planning a car racing game will be good so long as you have the wheels facing forward?: )
But a you pointed out, it could be fixed in the CPU. That's not the case with this Intel fix and changing every x86 OS in the world isn't a great fix.
Hopefully a lot of people are going to sue.
Intel is getting complacent again, good job AMD have had a bit of a revival.
So please tell me where I can get a phone with 4800mAH battery.Just because one company got the idea wrong doesn't invalidate it.
I have a Moto Z with a clip on battery. This gives me enough battery life for about 2-3 days and makes the phone larger, but not bigger than an iPhone 3G. I personally loathe how phones are being made slimmer all the time to the detriment of usability and battery life, what use is your phone if the battery is dead?
The main issue with modularity is definitely that the quality of the add ons can't be too great as they'll be useless for the next phone you get.
They need to STFU about Samsung Pay until they launch it in the UK.
Bought their Gear S2 after reading it has Samsung Pay only to realise it hadn't launched in the UK.
Messy. Just release a new version with ethernet, people hate a sprawl of wires in the living room.
Maplin? or PC World and their £20 USB printer cables. But they're such great quality, your prints will be clearer LOL.
If you want to use Libre Office on OSX I'd go for NeoOffice which has some improvements which make it more useful on OSX.
Us Brits could do one.
BSE.co.uk (British Search Engine).
Tagline: You're a mad cow to use it.
Meanwhile the policing bill reaches £10 million or so, which would be better spent on policing the really dangerous people on the streets.
LG's touchscreen phone?!?
Apple Newton, development started in 1987 and the product was released in 1993. It has many of the features of a modern smartphone and was released a year before the first smartphone (IBM Simon).
To develop the Newton Apple needed a low power mobile CPU and helped fund the development of it with ARM.
So the whole modern ARM smartphone world is thanks to ARM and Apple.
Lets see what happens in the US before we let them on our roads. Driverless or not, the roads are dangerous and overcrowded, so it's not really solving an important problem is it?
I don't see what there is of value in Expansys, the brand isn't good and if I want a phone it's one of the last places I would think of trying.
Maybe 10 years ago it had some sort of purpose, but not in 2014.
Given how dodgy Bitcoin is it was probably an inside job. Pay a few dodgy hacker types to magic the money into thin air then wind up the company.
The owner will be relaxing in his new luxury home soon.
They're self adhesive now?
What about the rumour that sticking the stamp upside down was treason?
It's okay, they make a nice skateboard.
Given how dominant Google are should be just let them have monopolies in everything?
Currently have a Beeb, Ti99/4a, VCS, Spectrum, C64 and Atari 800xl set up in my living room. Admittedly I'm having a retro gaming night :)
All of the above with the exception of the TI99/4a are loading from SD of CF card. So there really isn't any need to worry about tapes and old floppies.
To be fair the only fault I remember hearing about with the PS3 was the disc scratching issue.
If this camera can do video then your panoramic idea won't work unless your phone spins really fast.
I would imagine that the cost is a combination of cut corners and smaller profit margin. But I wouldn't expect the cost difference between it and a high end Samsung to be that much. It's just Samsung are raking it in.
Experiments in appearance and form factor isn't exactly an innovation.
People have been putting computers inside weird cases for years.
So all of a sudden you aren't allowed to "copy" a list of songs and what order they are in?
Lets hope people don't start copyrighting their shopping lists.
More hype from Samsung, they're getting as bad as Apple.
This reminds me a bit of a joystick company called Konix, they were developing a games console and were struggling for cash, so they gambled their whole business on the console by selling their joystick division to a rival. It didn't end well.
Give me 32GB internal over 16GB + slot any day. The size of the internal storage is crucial when the OS downloads to internal storage, if your internal memory is close to full then no amount of SD storage will let you download from the Play store.
My android phone's Google navigation app suggested a route where a right turn at traffic lights is not permitted, so even with Google's mature maps there's still lots to do when it comes to actual navigation data, not just the actual maps.
ChairDrive - Transfer your data at the speed of a flying chair.
The benchmark should specifically set the Mhz/Ghz on the CPU and GPU to stop this being bodged.
Mhz is just the oscillator speed. It's how much a CPU can do per cycle that matters.
Just like in a car where CC doesn't really matter, it is power to weight ratio.
They're toast anyway simply because they can't create their own ideas any more.
Windows Phone strategy is just "Do what Apple do", so their platform is too restrictive and locked down.
Tablet computer strategy is "Try to do what Apple have done, but retain some Windows compatibility for enterprise".
Windows strategy is "Make Windows relevant as a tablet OS, screw the desktop users".
XBox strategy is "Shoot first, then see what Sony does, then copy Sony".
Clueless, unoriginal and more u-turns than David Cameron.
Do cloud providers think about outsourcing? they would end up like Gas and Electricity companies.
True, that's why many OSes defaulted to a nice blue background. Although there is evidence that blue makes your brain think it is daytime and so sleeping is affected.
All those people buying goods online to be sued for causing great losses to the high street?
I'm pretty sure the idea of an Internet sales tax will appear again at some point as many of the big online sellers are masters at dodging tax.
If the watch has a low power display that can stay on then you don't need to prod it to turn the display on. You can just look at the screen.
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