* Posts by thecapsaicinkid

24 posts • joined 14 Jan 2013

Chromecast: We get our SWEATY PAWS on Google's tiny telly pipe

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Half the point of this device is having a familiar, touch interface in your hand to control the content which is infinitely better than a remote and blown up tv interface. Try manipulating music playlists with a tv remote.

INVASION of the UNDEAD ANDROIDS: Hackers can pwn 'nearly all' devices

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This whole scare is completely ridiculous. It's like saying, hosting a malicious .exe on a website could be used to exploit 100% of Windows PCs.

Motorola shows off tattoo and swallowable password hardware

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Tat me up my Google overlords.

Qualcomm app 'extends battery life' by analysing fandroids' privates

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Re: Don't think it will help me

GPS only comes on when needed in Android, WiFi already enters a low-power sleep mode when not in use and I really don't understand why people turn off data on a smartphone. A smartphone with no connectivity is an expensive dumbphone with lousy battery life.

Reports: New Xbox could DOOM second-hand games market

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I find all the frothing at the mouth over this particular issue equal part amusing/bewildering for several reasons.

1. Everyone has made their mind up that game developers are all massive, greedy corporations creaming in millions in profits year after year. I'm pretty sure last time I checked most of the money is made by the largest few and everyone else is struggling to break even. How many went under last year exactly?

2. To claim the distribution of luxury items such as videogames is immoral is hilarious. It implies that people are completely powerless to NOT buy a particular product if they don't agree with how it is priced. It doesn't matter how ridiculous the analogy you can conjure up (cars which cannot be re-sold, implode after 100 miles, must be serviced at Ford etc. etc.) You can STILL always vote with your wallet no matter what and guess what happens to products which don't sell??

This whole issue boils down to MS making the decision that developers should see more of the money floating around in the industry. If you don't think they should then that's fine, vote with your wallet (I say this knowing full well gamers are completely incapable of doing this, completely spineless most of them imo)

Is the next-gen console war already One?

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Re: Morphing more and more into PC's

You've essentially bolted a console (your video card) onto something most definitely not optimised to play games, i.e the PC architecture.

Android is a mess and needs sprucing up, admits chief

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Stop

Unless you're talking about 4.2.2 on the Nexus 4, you're really not talking about Android.

Review: Samsung Galaxy S4

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FAIL

And still the Nexus 4 with its 6 month old hardware is still the fastest Android device available. Samsung software is horrid.

Peak txt: 1.5 billion more chat app msgs sent than SMSes a day

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SMS needs to die already, horrible outdated, expensive technology. As more and more people start using tablets and other devices, SMS becomes a massive pain in the arse. I use email for the majority of my messages to friends and for the few which insist on using SMS, DeskSMS. An Android app which emails all texts to me coming in and converts emails to SMS going out. It's not 100% reliable but it means I don't have to even touch my phone when a better device is at hand (tablet/pc).

T-Mobile US announces 'no BS' rate plans, iPhones, LTE

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Paris Hilton

People don't care what the overall cost is as long as carriers keep giving them phones they can't afford.

Review: HTC One

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Re: fixed

It's generally very dim people who believe a £500 phone makes them look like they earn enough to spend £500 on a phone.

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Re: No SD card slot, no removable battery

Surely a Desire HD owner remembers said device, also a HTC 'flagship' (the most flaggy of flagships infact) was left twiddling its thumbs on a seriously outdated version of Android (2.3.5 iirc) come the end of its contracted life? What makes you think the One is going to be any different?

Software > Shiny Shiny

D.

(another burned Desire HD owner)

Google+ architect: What was so great about Reader anyway?

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Isn't a web version of Currents (with support for custom feeds) the blindingly obvious answer??

Google shreds Reader in new round of 'spring cleaning'

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I'm guessing we'll see Currents for the web now with support for custom feeds. There's no way they're culling for anything other than the introduction of a new product. I expect podcast support will be featured in somewhere as well.

The Register Android App

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I'd rather see the Reg appear in Google Currents(without going via Reader). I really don't understand why someone would want a different app for each site they visit.

Lenovo offers Chrome OS ThinkPad for well-heeled schools

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Re: The bigger story

I'm not sure I could disagree with you any more if I tried. I'd bet my ass Google believe the Web and Chrome are the future, not Android or Linux (I use both).

Review: Google Nexus 4

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Re: Not a Google phone

The manufacturer's warranty is indeed with LG (pretty odd) but remember in addition to that your Statutory Rights, which are always with the retailer. Which in this case is obviously Google. They're not allowed by law to fob you off and tell you to go to take it up with the manufacturer.

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Re: Missed chance

The whole reason the Nexus 4 doesn't have LTE is due to how locked into carriers the technology is. This completely goes against the whole idea of the Nexus brand. You buy a Nexus and it has nothing to do with a carrier, how is the appeal of this completely missed? £288 and it's yours, stick a £12 a month sim in it and save a stack of money. Not to mention the only LTE available in the UK from EE is expensive and averages a heady 10mbps, which I can get on my Nexus 4's DC-HSPA+ (upto a theoretical 42mbps).

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Re: Wot, no score?

"In the end I gave up, cancelled my order and bought a Motorola Razr i"

I'd be grumpy too.

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Re: I was starting to think I might have been too quick to buy the S3..

Large amounts of onboard storage is the past, not the other way round.

How exactly do you suggest Google sell A Nexus device with LTE when each carrier's implementation is different? I don't think you understand the reason for its exclusion.

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Re: Bug-gers

It is strange it slipped through the net. Especially considering a lot of reviews marked it down for battery life. Not that it really matters, you can't get one even if you wanted one.

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Re: specs

" anything but cutting edge" You're kidding right? What more cutting edge components could they have crammed in the Nexus 4?

Why would you be happy you now have to spend twice the price on a device which will likely spend most of its life on outdated software? I'd be annoyed as hell if I missed out on the Nexus 4. Assuming you're OK with the onboard storage, it's not only the best deal in smartphones, it's the best Android device to date.

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The Nexus 4 is affected by a current kernel bug which causes excessive battery drain by stopping the device sleeping properly. Should be fixed with the next update.

The Galaxy S3 is most definitely not cheaper than the Nexus 4. No other high end device is. I think saying the 4 is 'ordinary' because it has an extremely high ppi screen instead of a stupidly high PPI screen like the 1080p screens is daft. You can't see pixels on the Nexus at all.

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