My original comment about how misleading this title is is already being downvoted to oblivion. To quote Samsung:
"Should consumers enable the voice recognition capability, the voice data consists of TV commands, or search sentences, only. Users can easily recognize if the voice recognition feature is activated because a microphone icon appears on the screen."
IT IS NOT RECORDING EVERY GODDAMN THING YOU SAY
This isn't a trend. It's just something a photographer started doing for the sake of art.
Its also been written about many times over the past couple years.
Wow, talk about perpetuating the circlejerk. OP straight up took quotes out of context to support his bias.
First, it's two different reviewers. Not a double standard.
Second and more importantly, OP deliberately changed the context as the reviewer on the iPhone 6 CLEARLY Isn't happy with it, as in the next paragraph he says:
>I still think many people will find this 4.7-inch screen to be perfectly good, and perfectly functional while still being portable. But in the world of modern smartphones, the 6's screen resolution is a step below ideal.
but he deliberately chose the sentence comparing it to the 5S to make it seem like there's a double standard.
The same review for the Galaxy alpha was comparing it against the Galaxy S5, and the disappointment was that the S5 had a better 1080p screen. Which is true-- heck, as others have said in this thread the alpha does have a lower quality screen by comparison.
Check out this Senator with a funny sounding name. He says he'll stand up for Net Neutrality if elected president!!
Hi Elon, on behalf of /r/SelfDrivingCars
Thanks so much for everything you do!
CNET did a great article on him a few days ago. Definitely opened my eyes on his background. link
>Wheeler supporters also point out that it's been 31 years since he lobbied for the cable industry and 11 years since he left the wireless industry. To put things in perspective, Apple Computer had just introduced the Macintosh and "Ghostbusters" was the hit of the year when Wheeler left his post as the head of NCTA.
>"He is no more a former lobbyist than I am a former high school student," said Reed Hunt, a fellow Democrat who served as FCC chairman from 1993 to 1997.
>In 1984, the then-38-year-old Wheeler took over NABU Network, which offered specially designed home computers that could access news, games and other applications through the cable television network. The National Museum of Science and Technology later described the network as the "Internet -- 10 years ahead of its time." A few blocks from NABU's Alexandria, Va., office, 27-year-old Steve Case was working on a similar project that tapped into the telephone network, which Wheeler derided as inferior.
>"We used to look down our noses at them because they were so slow," Wheeler recalled in a half- hour-long interview last month.
>But it was Case's company, America Online, that became an Internet titan during the dot-com boom. NABU folded in 1985. The difference between the two approaches? Wheeler's company relied on a closed network.
>"Steve [Case] could build a national footprint immediately, and we had to go from cable operator to cable operator to ask permission to get on the network," said Wheeler. "That is exactly the situation that entrepreneurs face today. If you can't have open access to the Internet, innovation is thwarted and new services grind to a halt."
Wheeler is doing as his constituents are telling him. If fucking reddit would actually research his background the hivemind would realize he is more of an entrepreneur than a lobbyist. He is 11 years removed from the wireless industry, and more than that from the traditional telecom group he worked for previously. As a former colleague of his stated, saying Wheeler is still a lobbyist is essentially the equivalent as to saying any professional is still a high school student.
Wheeler even stated on record he sides with consumers and entrepreneurs on this issue. He had a startup in the 80s, I think, which competed with the very early version of AOL (before it had that name). His product ran through the cable lines, which gave him a major disadvantage as his company need to ask permission from the cable companies to provide service over their lines. AOL did not need to do this as telephone falls under Title II.
Guess what? AOL won that battle and Wheeler's company went out of business because of this exact landscape.
Edit: Even though I summarized by memory, here is the article from /r/technology in which this is from. Read it, it is very enlightening.
Not that it excuses the practice, but I found this which might help you disable them, if you don't outright disconnect (which I might, just because I wouldn't trust them not to spy on me).
Apparently this has been going on for a few years. I have a Panasonic Viera I purchased in 2009, so it's not a smart TV, but if this shit keeps up, there's no way I'd ever buy another one. Farking dumb, greedy ass bullshit.
>* Beats headphones are causing something of a kerfuffle at the World Cup in Brazil.
>* It's unclear if Beats gave Neymar his headphones for free or if the soccer star bought them.
>* Also, Olympic athletes are forbidden from wearing gear from their personal sponsors -- the same goes for World Cup players.
^I'm ^a ^bot, ^v2. ^This ^is ^not ^a ^replacement ^for ^reading ^the <strong>^original ^article</strong>^! ^Report ^problems ^here^.
^Learn ^how ^it ^works: ^Bit ^of ^News
Back in 2009 they had a different view:
> "... conservatives will say, yes, he is an over-the-top satire of Bill O'Reilly, but by being funny he gets to make really good points and make fun of liberals. So they think the joke is on liberals."
Powermat allows for the transfer of data along with power. Data means that they can send a phone advertising while it is charging.
> The PMA doesn't just promise wireless charging stations, it touts its system as one that can enable stores and retailers to better stay in touch with its consumers. Power 2.0, or the next version of its standard, will add a digital layer on top of the wireless charging connection, allowing the transfer of data.
>The next version of its standard will allow a store manager to monitor how long a customer has been using a charger, and even send coupons for another drink, for example.
Sorry, hijacking the top comment to say:
This is not new. This rule was adopted on May 21, before Google's car was announced on May 27. But regulators have said they'll be able to remove the wheels after a 120-day grace period following a new rule adopted by the end of this year. It doesn't matter anyway, since this is just testing, and the presence of a wheel that could theoretically be used to take over the controls in testing is irrelevant if it's never needed and won't be present in production models.
Regulators are not opposed to driverless cars, they are actually way more supportive of the concept than the public, because regulators want to reduce road deaths and increase traffic efficiency. But part of reducing road deaths includes making sure something is proven to be safe before giving it carte blanche to take over the roads.
You need to use Google Now Launcher as your home screens or have Google Now everywhere enabled in the Google Now settings.
Apparently they sell for nearly twice as much in china, assuming he didn't buy them from there perhaps he was planing to flip them to double his money http://www.cnet.com/news/iphone-6-delay-in-china-triggers-black-market-sales/
2001: A Space Odyssey. They had a fucking iPad in it.
Samsung famously used that movie to prove that they are not infringing on Apple's patent by using that design.
Because Apple is extremely anti competitive. They also like to force proprietary technology down everyone's throat and giving a huge middle finger to industry standards. It fragments compatibility between devices.
For example, Apple being a dick about charging ports.
Edit: Forgot to mention that Apple puts authentication chips in their cables so you can't buy 3rd party ones. Apple intentionally made the iPhone worse so they can sell cables.
Actually, in what is likely simple coincidence, Bose headphones are now available I bright colors with big logos. Imagine that.
Lest we forget the hardcore Halo 2 gamers that stayed in the game for over 2 weeks, forcing Microsoft to keep the XBox Live servers running just for that one last game. They were given a ridiculous amount of freebies just to close the game
EDIT: Found the link
While your statement is correct, i'm gonna have to slow ya down there cowboy. Unlike other ISPs, Comcast was caught purposely slowing down Bit-torrent
Their punishment was to be legally bound by the 2010 net neutrality rules until 2018.
New rules or not, they still have to behave until 2018. Which they seem to be pretty shitty at doing right now.
So far Gemalto is claiming SIMs are still secure. http://www.cnet.com/news/sim-card-maker-gemalto-says-its-cards-are-secure-despite-hack/
Not believing them at this point. Theoretically I would believe them if they had found some traces of an intrusion and had figured out that it would not have allowed access to private keys. But based on just their claims of security, not buying it yet.
1) Ask for the ring back so you can get it cleaned/add more diamonds.
2) Pawn the ring.
3) Get a badass Master Chief armor.
4) Change your locks, phone number, etc.
Because apparently extortion is A-ok if you have good lawyers and tight-lipped staff.
Edit: From the San Francisco court of appeals: "As Yelp has the right to charge for legitimate advertising services, the (alleged) threat of economic harm ... is, at most, hard bargaining."
Sooo essentially 'it's totally okay to blackmail and extort legitimate businesses, since we reclassified behaviors typically categorized as extortion as "hard bargaining."'
Yea. The issue isn't that the NFL isn't aware of this option, it's that DirecTV is willing to give them a shit ton of money guaranteed. Why mess with a good thing? The NFL would have to be convinced an a la carte method would be very profitable before they'd switch.
(I'm assuming we're not talking about the NFL ditching the basic networks - I don't think they'll even consider something like that for a few decades since they would lose a large portion of their audience.)
And considering NFL Sunday Ticket is probably directly or indirectly responsible for a huge portion of DirecTV's subscriptions, I'd imagine they wouldn't go down without a fight.
>DirecTV's deal with the NFL for a Sunday Ticket package is so vital to its service that AT&T's merger with the company could be scuttled if it falls through. AT&T included an option to walk away from the DirecTV deal if the satellite provider fails to renew the exclusive NFL agreement.
>In late August, DirecTV was close to a deal with the NFL for a Sunday Ticket package that would increase its average annual rights fee to between $1.3 billion and $1.4 billion over the next decade, according to a report by Sports Business Journal.
You didn't make it all up. There was a case in Simi Valley, CA, in which, AT&T was sued at Small Claims Court.
We sadly have agreed on the terms and conditions not to form a class action to sue AT&T. Our best hope is for FCC and FTC to actually do something for the consumer.
Jan 15, 2015 - Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe agree to pay $415 million to settle antitrust lawsuit that accused the companies of conspiring not to hire away each other's employees.
> "An unredacted court filing in January 2012 recounted an e-mail exchange between late Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs and then-Google CEO and Apple board member Eric Schmidt, in which Jobs politely asks Schmidt to stop trying to hire one of Apple's engineers."
I guess it's okay if Apple is the one poaching?
Dont forget that these processors are purpose built for space. "high-energy cosmic rays that would quickly cripple an iPhone or laptop computer" Relevant article:
this actually does not have anything to do with net neutrality
you can read this as a reference why: http://www.cnet.com/news/comcast-vs-netflix-is-this-really-about-net-neutrality/
"You aren't the only person who has confused the Netflix-Comcast dispute as a Net neutrality violation. To understand why it's not will require an understanding of some complicated issues.
The short answer to your question is that the dispute between Netflix and Comcast is not a Net neutrality issue because it does not have to do with how Comcast is treating Netflix's traffic once it's on the Comcast broadband network. Instead, it stems from a business dispute the two companies have over how Netflix is connecting to Comcast's network."
Insert Time Warner instead of Comcast
I've used one of these at work (Disclaimer: Wasn't Alienware branded and I can't guarantee it's exactly the same model as what's shown in the picture). Internally, they're just three display panels overlapping, which leads to significant fluctuations in image brightness where the panels meet. Also, at least the model I saw had active cooling, so it had a fan running all the time. Needless to say, we didn't order any additional units.
Edit: This picture clearly shows the brightness fluctuations I was talking about on an Alienware-branded unit: http://www.cnet.com/i/bto/20080106/IMG_1283_540x404.JPG
Also note the large depth of the unit, which is almost CRT-like.
Source: National Geographic
Source: a great article on CNet.
A book link to "Cat Sense" (I've read it and really enjoyed it).
The photo is actually my own cat, Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. :D
I have really wondered why devs still insist on going ios I mean to each his own, they have every right to start on what ever platform that want, but Android is 81% of the market share for world wide smart phones, ios on the other hand is 12.9%
Well they are hundreds of light years across, and thousands of light years away- here are some of the latest images of the galactic dust. So no, you're not going to ever get a probe like that- even Voyager would take tens or hundreds of thousands of years to get to a good vantage point.
That said, we do have a good idea of what the galactic center is like part because of measurements in other wavelengths as I said, but also because we can peer into other galaxies that are similar to the Milky Way but are at a different orientation. For example, here are some observations of the center of my user-namesake the Andromeda Galaxy, which is a spiral galaxy very similar to ours (except prob a bit bigger).
A lot of people are close to the right answer in here, but I think they're ignoring one big part about the upgrade, which is the cross-platform integration and the app ecosystem. Part of the reason they're doing this is the same reason Google is making it possible to use Android apps in Chrome OS (and even in Chrome browsers, albeit not fully fledged out there yet).
Microsoft is getting rid of every single other iteration of their OS. This means no Windows RT OS, no Windows Phone Specific OS, everything is going to be on the same build of Windows 10, and every piece of hardware that can support it will ostensibly get relatively fast upgrades. Aside from making it easier for users to share between devices, this means that their struggling app store will have a foothold in every possible location and may get more traction among the mainstream, leading to more app revenue share for them. Even the Xbox One will be able to run Windows 10 apps.
Tails on a DVD.
Years ago, US customs stopped Jacob Appelbaum, a US citizen, at the border, and "inspected" his laptop — except he had no hard drive in it. He is/was a Wikileaks editor. I'm pretty sure he was aware of this stuff, then. http://www.cnet.com/news/researcher-detained-at-u-s-border-questioned-about-wikileaks/
God damn Gizmodo was terrible, everyone who wrote for it was dicks.
Like when people trying to do important CES presentations got their tv's turned off
Or The whole Iphone 4 thing
Or them mocking Halo 3 "fanboys" spoiling the end of the game for people
Profits from Beatles records allowed EMI to fund research which led to the invention of the CT scan.
> the story starts with Godfrey Hounsfield, a researcher at EMI back in the 1950s. Although it's a (somewhat struggling) major record label today, EMI--which stands for Electrical and Musical Industries--was once an industrial research company. Hounsfield did some pioneering work on computers, helping to build the first all-transistor computer, but the division wasn't profitable for EMI and the company sold its computer business in 1962...right when it signed The Beatles. His standing was good enough with the company that they let him conduct independent research with funding from the Beatles' string of massive successes in the 1960s. He went on to invent the CT scanner, which EMI first released in 1972, and shared the 1979 Nobel Prize for medicine for his invention.
This is one of my favourite lesser-known Beatles stories.
this is the same store that pulled GTA 5 from their shelves right? Interesting how they pander to the public opinion for some things but not so much for others. It was removed for it's "depiction" of women yet selling sex toys for a film that demeans women is okay? Where is the logic in that?
>Sorry but it's Microsoft that didn't make ntfs an open standard, you've got it backwards
OSX can write to NTFS, it's just that it's disabled by Apple. You have to open terminal and bust out some UNIX skills to enable it. Which is ridiculous to do in 2015 to enable what should be a standard feature.
>The Mini DisplayPort saves space so you can have USB ports, and it's since become thunderbolt which is super versatile.
I will agree that there is a ton of cool stuff that can be down with Thunderbolt, but that doesn't make the lack of a HDMI port less annoying.
>There are a million different phone charger cables out there, Apple isn't alone.
Almost all Android phones, Windows phones and Blackberry Phones have used Micro USB for years now. Apple is the only major company that still uses a proprietary charging port. If Apple does ever add a Micro USB port, it will be because they were forced to.
> Honestly until a third party gets to test it I wouldn't pay much attention to the press releases.
Google has released several independent tests. The short version is "Yes, it really is a quantum computer. No, it's not particularly useful."
Kids these days don't remember how terrible smartphones were before the iPhone.
It really sucked. The best phone available in 2007 was the Samsung BlackJack II. It sucked but at least had a web browser that didn't blow up.
The iPhone ushered in a whole new generation and gave Google the steam to start up real competition in the phone space.
Even without smart capabilities, phones sucked. The iPhone was the first that had good contact management, decent camera management, three way calling, voicemail, etc. Phones were just generally bad. Stuff you take for granted now wasn't there back then.
Kids these days.
Could it have been caused by a 3rd party charger or headphones?
I can't find a link but I also read a news article awhile ago about a girl dying after having been shocked from a set of cheap headphones attached to her laptop.
You're probably already headed to prison by now, for violating 17 USC 1201 by:
> circumvent[ing] a technological measure that effectively controls access...
...because there's a 50% chance either CatGenious or CartridgeGenius is infiltrated by Federal informants. That figure is derived by considering there are two separate "hacking companies" and using the FBI's estimated "25% hacker infiltration" article here
EDIT: You're saved! I'm informed it's only a 43.75% chance.
Remember the Microsoft Courier? I was SUPER excited about that back in the day, was very sad when they killed it off
Well, according to Cnet in 2013, 3 percent of America (that's roughly 2 million people) still uses Dial-up modem... so I imagine, in 2015, that AOL still manages to be an ISP.
I don't know about how bad your life sucks but I know there's a statistic that says the more you post on Facebook the more likely you are to be lonely.
The cnet article about him that came out a few days ago sheds a lot of light on his background and explains why our doubts about him may have been overblown: link
it explains that he once had a start up that got beat by AOL because of very similar situations that small start ups right now have to deal with. AOL had a strategic advantage over his company because they could take advantage of Title II regulations due to phone lines. AOL then basically took over and drove his company out of business. He has a vested interest in net neutrality AND personal experience supporting it.
>Press and Investors : As the leading, unbiased experts...
You can email CNET to report him. I see the email:
Go straight to the source. Some students broke into the prof's office and added a keylogger to his keyboard. So then they could log in and change their grades without having to cheat on exams.
The new university policy is to only allow the use of those low profile Mac keyboards. They think that it doesn't leave room to insert a keylogger into the keyboard. Apparently they've never met EE students who are good with surface mount components.
He actually said he was breaking the rules of not making it too scary. He said if people couldn't finish the game, he didn't care.
"There's a limit on how scary you can make a game, but in this case we're ignoring that. If you don't want to keep playing through the game, so be it, we don't care. That's the game we're aiming for. We're aiming for a game that will make you shit your pants."
Ugly: Its a freaking Shag Van
Price: Too Much
> Burke said that people who want a small-screen Android device can still buy the Nexus 5, released last October, or choose to buy a device made by another company.
>Can someone explain to me what Google gets out of providing this service?
Hard to believe, but profit
Edit: "We expect to make money from Google Fiber," he said. "This is a great business to be in.". Lot of other motives, such as advertising revenue, service not degraded, etc., but they actually will (eventually) make profit on the fiber itself. Imagine if the other companies even tried.
Edit 2: from same link as above "The key, he said, is keeping costs of deploying the network as low as possible. Contrary to what other infrastructure providers have done in the past, Medin said that Google has not asked for any funds from the government to subsidize the cost of its network nor has it sought out attractive tax breaks."
This is why they tell cities to accept their terms of stringing fiber cheaply or forget it. Cheap means no red tape on easements, and access to power poles where it costs less to deploy, but many cities feel it is too ugly.
This needs to be up higher. 1990s-era Microsoft barely spent any attention to lobbying and Washington politics. They weren't very politically savvy and resisted the idea that they need to take part in the game of lobbying. An example of this in the late 1990s was when they asked Congress to reduce funding for the DOJ's antitrust division. That mindset obviously changed after the antitrust trial and settlement.
What are you talking about? I've never heard of anyone being put in jail for operating a cell phone jammer.
This is the only recent case I can think of, and he was fined for less than a 10th what Marriott was fined for and was doing it on public roads for years. How is $600,000 a slap on the wrist compared to that?
Yes, because the film was just flooding with product placement. Redbull and PS4's. Which the military itself has used for the exact same thing with PS3's.
To actually explain why higher framerate is better for gameplay beyond just more frames/information per second is response times, we need to talk frametimes. When you press a button, it takes a certain amount of time before you see it happen on screen.
If a game is 30FPS and is vsynced with a double buffer, which most games are, you have a minimum of 100ms of delay from when you press a button and then see the resulting image on screen. This is your input lag due to framerate. At 60 FPS, it drops to 66ms, 33% faster response. Knock on COD all you want, the one thing they do right is 60FPS and low response times. It feels crisp compared to other 30FPS games.
There is more input lag factors. When you account for controller input time (1-8ms), CPU times (2-100ms+), GPU time (66-100ms+), and even your display (16-100ms).
This is why I check TV reviews for response time. It is quite interesting to see.
Here is more on image latency
Someone should really explain that to a few certain press
When the PS3 was reduced to $299 stand-alone Blu-ray players were selling for $300-400, not $1000. A year later you could get one for $100.
I found two secondary sources for the above quote: cnet and theverge
With that said, it's quite the complement to Tesla to be used as an example as the very best in what technology has to offer. It just goes to show how quickly Tesla's name recognition is growing.
All Samsung devices [covered in this law suit...not all samsung devices made] infrgine quick links patent
Samsung did not infringe on Search patent
Samsung did not infringe background sync patent
Some Samsung phones infringe slide to unlock patent
Samsung knew, or should have known, that they took actions that resulted in infringement
Jury awards $119,625,000 in damages to Apple
Jury finds Apple infringes Samsung camera folder patent. $158,400 in damages for Samsung
Source: 9to5 and http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-samsung-verdict/
ETA: 9to5 is getting their info on Twitter from this guy, a "legal affairs writer" according to his bio. https://twitter.com/hmintz
Republicans wait until an idea is inevitable, lightly rebrand it, and pitch it as a common sense solution. It works because Democrats got the idea to the point where it was inevitable after working through all of the iterations and educating the electorate to that point.
Republicans are Apple. Democrats are Microsoft. Microsoft came up with a lot of the really big ideas but people weren't ready for them. Then Apple polished them off, improved it, and solid it as "simple." People were now fairly familiar with the concept and so loved it.
Same thing is happening here. Republicans will be pro marijuana for tax reasons probably around 2018, right after they use opposition to marijuana in 2016.
Edit. Man this went off the rails below. Here's my point with GOP = Microsoft. http://www.cnet.com/news/how-microsoft-foresaw-and-still-missed-the-ipad/ Stuff like this happens a lot. Huge efforts go to get people used to the change, but the product isn't quite there. Then Apple improves and has to spend much, much less on the behavior change aspect of getting people to understand and use the product.
Same with policy.
Normally people will say "Anything you can imagine!", "Media Server!", or give an example of a random project someone does that isn't really useful, it's just cool and interesting or using it for the sake of using it.
I once saw someone say they hooked up their Raspberry Pi to automatically open their blinds in the mornings - now THAT is a cool use. I'd love to see more things like that.
I found this article, which for the most part is guilty of what I mentioned above. There are a couple of cool uses though, namely the weather station and home automation (which conveniently enough links to a 404...).
Okay, this might be the place to ask... does anyone have a saved or mirrored copy of the Why Valhalla Power Cables are better than a woman video?
It was a hilariously creepy video of a audiophile guy describing (in hushed whispers), why his audio cables were better than women. Had a real serial killer vibe to it. Unfortunately, the video has been made private for a few years, and I am looking for a source that has it saved.
Its a very busy McDonalds - they are doing both
The more data a software developer has about how their software is used, the more accurately they can identify, diagnose, and solve bugs and compatibility issues. For example, if they discover that one of their products suffers from a particular type of crash immediately after performing a specific action and that this scenario only occurs while another software product from another manufacturer is also running, this can help them to identify a potential compatibility issue between the software products, which can, in turn, lead to a solution.
Adobe has, in the past, been known to remotely disable licenses to Adobe software. This predominately affects software pirates using serial numbers known to be stolen. However, some folks have also claimed that their legitimate, purchased licenses have also been disabled, and that this has caused concern in the design/photography community.
Also, the scope of what information is reported back to Adobe is not clearly defined, leading to privacy concerns. (Perhaps similar to those related to Blizzard's Warden software. And considering that Adobe has been compromised in the (recent) past, there is also the potential for concern that, that regardless of what Adobe says they will or won't do with your usage data, this information might make it out into the wild.
How accurate are these concerns? I have no idea. But that's what folks have been known to worry about.
How about Linux?
If you want low-budget programming tools, it seems you might want to steer away from Windows anyway.
NSA has a department that examines encryption code for vulnerabilities. In 2013 alone, according to documents provided by Edward Snowden, the NSA spent more than $25 million on zero-days.
They surely went over openSSL source code line by line and found the bug not long after it was released. I wouldn't be surprised if they contributed the code themselves.
Last year I suspected that press coverage of the NSA and FBI asking for website's SSL keys was nothing but a diversion to fool people into thinking their SSL and TLS sessions were safe, like a dragnet honeypot. Now I have little doubt that it was the case.
Ref: Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys - CNET
edit: added 2013 quote and link.
Except HBO is going to offer a streaming service this year... for possibly as low as $15
Why does the post have "Solved" flair? Really left me disappointed here.
This reminds me of the Samsung S View phone covers. That'd be pretty nifty on the iPhone.
This is another kickstarter that I can't believe was funded. Well, I can certainly see how it was funded but it doesn't mean it's not bullshit. We live in an era where a low cost MP3 player will give you audio indistinguishable by most people from high end players. I'm sure there are people out there that can tell the difference but I can't, no one I know can and in the objective double blind tests I've read about it appears even audiophiles often can't.
So what's the point in any of this? Though I suppose you can't expect an audiophile to act rationally. This is a bargain if you're used to paying $500 for an ethernet cable or ridiculously expensive speaker wire that sounds no better than a bent coat hanger. Audiophile used to be an actual thing as getting the best sound out of your analog equipment could be hard, but now to me it's just a synonym for "delusional."
Actually, he didn't "let them go". His company developed software to auction them for a huge profit. He then sold that company for like $80M. This was all in the midle of what I thought was really bad timing. Apparently I was wrong. Sigh.
Source 1: I used to work for Mike
Source 2: http://www.cnet.com/news/meet-the-mann-who-registered-14962-domains-in-24-hours
Is it a prank or perhaps just a designer's exercise in developing a concept? Regardless, it's a toothsome idea that's been skillfully rendered. Source
I love the ending. No bias here folks. Fear mongering? Please. Just honest to goodness reporting!
>In early November, figures obtained by the Press Association revealed that e-cigarettes and related equipment, such as chargers, were involved in more than 100 fires in less than two years.
>There are about 7,600 smoking-related fires in homes each year.
In terms of electronic vapes, consider that all lithium battery technology has the potential to cause a fire.
But mostly, I think the article is kinda silly.
It doesn't carry the Z1 to my knowledge. It carries the original Z and the Z1s. Seems like Tmobile only gets them well after the original is released too (the original Z1 came out months before the Z1s and the Z2 was released only a month after tmobile got the Z1s). It's also never carried any of the compacts.
I wish Sony would make a bigger effort to bring them to the states.
EDIT According to CNET, this time Sony will try and have the phone available to TMobile "right around the time it launches elsewhere in the world." That's a lovely surprise.
That was actually confirmed in November. But it's good to know when it'll be available.
>"Android's latest camera HAL (hardware abstraction layer) and framework supports raw and burst-mode photography," Scigliano said. "We will expose a developer API [application programming interface] in a future release to expose more of the HAL functionality."
The USB-C connector. The only port on the new Macbook is a USB-C port that almost nobody uses yet. If you want to plug anything into it you will have to buy an adapter until other companies start adapting USB-C. The charger also plugs into the same port, so if you want to plug anything into your Macbook while it's charging you will have to go through a hub that Apple will gladly sell you for $79. All about the new USB-C port.
In the 1950's, the US government was funding the creation of a flying saucer.
I wish OP would give a source like you did.
Your linked source is valid starting from 13th June 2014.
But I think OP's source is this article: http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-now-offers-14-day-app-store-itunes-refunds-for-eu-users/ (posted on December 29, 2014 11:33 AM PST)
Or an article which was based on that article.
It talks about Apple's App Store (which is quite similar to Valve's Steam Store). The article wrongfully credited Consumer Rights Directive:
> The change comes after EU's new Consumer Rights Directive took effect in June.
It quotes CRD which was made valid in June. And what that CRD says is in your article, /u/Drogzar.
I've been looking around and it seems the CRD which took effect in June is the most updated one. I've been looking for an upcoming, updated CRD but couldn't find one.
TL;DR: You are right. Or I've missed something.
yep, owner still arrested, Dmitriy Smilianets aka Dima Smeliy. New manager is "nirvana_sf". Vigoss, TROH, blowyourbrain, AxMo, +1 probably new roster.
My understanding is that Google is paying for the stops, and that price is locked in by the city.
> The fees will be calculated based on a company's usage of SFMTA bus stops, which SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin said would result in charges of around $1 per stop per day. That creates fees averaging about $100,000 per company that uses the buses, or about $1.5 million total for the city.
> City rules forbid the city from collecting more than the cost of providing the service, officials said.
Even still, in response to the protests, Google has provided free bus rides to SF youth. From the end of the article, it sounds like Google is aware that they're not paying a fair share and want to change that. But, due to the previously mentioned rules they can't, and changing the rules isn't trivial.
> "San Francisco residents are rightly frustrated that we don't pay more to use city bus stops," a Google spokesperson told CNET. "So we'll continue to work with the city on these fees, and in the meantime will fund Muni passes for low income students for the next two years."
What are you expected to be doing in those 15 minutes? How are they making sure that you're there 15 minutes early?
Amazon was recently sued (and Amazon won the lawsuit) for not paying employees for the time they were required to spend before they clocked in/after they clocked out. So unfortunately I'm not sure it's quite as cut and dried as everyone else is saying. You can certainly try to sue, as some people are suggesting, but it's probable that your employer will find some reason to fire you.
The PC master race would never have let our PC's explode! We would just accidentally make them go into a thermo-nuclear meltdown because we ran out of liquid nitrogen to keep our over clocked CPU cool.
You said last year that, "Five or six years from now I think we'll be able to achieve true autonomous driving where you could literally get in the car, go to sleep and wake up at your destination." Is that "we" Tesla, or humanity in general? And is your prediction still for 2019 or 2020?
>Non competititon contracts for workers
How about companies entering into non-poaching agreements on the sly?
Best place for me is swappa. (not so safe as /u/Techngro said)
An article posted today on cnet. How to wipe your phone or tablet before you sell it
Apple has been changing a lot recently though, going back on many things they said a couple years ago.
3.5inches was the perfect iPhone screen size
9.7 inches w/ a 4:3 aspect ratio made for the best tablet, mini tablets were stupid and useless.
NFC would never catch on.
I don't see why they couldn't try a hybrid
Google Wallet has existed for 3 years. People actually use it with their NFC-enabled phones, right now. What apple did is remove tokenisation (thus cutting a middle-man and providing an incentive) and combine NFC with its very own Passbook and TouchID technology.
This is a textbook Apple move. The innovation is not in the low-level technologies but in the high-level integration, taking advantage of competitors' failures.
>* Instead, a team of surgeons will remove all of the patient's blood, replacing it with a cold saline solution.
>* The survival rate of these patients will then be measured against a control group that has not received the treatment before further testing can begin.
>* It works, as suggested by science fiction, by cooling the body -- but not by applying an external temperature change.
Obama's supporters are almost entirely in support of gay marriage and he only came out in support of gay marriage right before his re-election:
Obama didn't have anything negative to say about the NSA, the surveillance state, the use of the IRS against conservatives, or any other government abuses in 2013 but now that the democrats might lose this years election he's changed his mind and voiced an opinion against warantless wiretapping. In 2008 he vowed to stop warrantless wiretapping. He could have forbidden his employees at the NSA from violating the law, but he didn't, because it wasn't in his immediate self-interest.
Obama isn't "too much of a wuss". He just waits until an election is coming and then he makes a bunch of speeches in which he says what other people want to hear. Watching people hamster over him is ridiculous.
Oh, he 'pledged' it. How reassuring.
Like in 2007 when Candidate Obama pledged "to only appoint FCC commissioners that support open Internet principles like Net neutrality?" Or is it more like when Candidate Obama pledged to NOT have his administration staffed by lobbyists?
According to CNET she was sending messages on Facebook messenger 2 minutes before the crash. Not right before the crash like some articles have been saying.
The phone was recovered in April and that's when they discovered the Facebook messages. It wasn't stated but I'd imagine she may still have been using her phone for something else at that time of the crash.
> That said, I may be just talking out of my ass.
I found this c|net article describing exactly what you just said. The relevant paragraph of how it works:
> Official PlayStation Vita remote play support is available in PS3 firmware 4.0 and beyond. Since the last hackable version of the console's firmware is 3.55, the Vita only shows up as a mobile phone to the PS3 and somehow circumvents restriction.
If you're measuring that by right clicking and properties, know that WinSXS uses softlinks that cause the files in to be counted many times while they are only stored on disk once.
That said, have a look at the contents of the c:\windows\temp folder. You can also erase the service pack and update uninstallation information.
Because the difference is that one was on private property protected by the first amendment and the other is on private property and trespassing.
Why are they demanding that google do things no reasonable company would? Especially one that is already a proponent on net neutrality.
>The group is demanding that Google "blackout their entire website for a day, replacing it with a link to petitions and the FCC comment page," "add a link to their homepage to inform visitors and connect them to petitions online," and "create their own creative way to connect their users to this issue and how to fight back."
These guys are protesting at the wrong place, they should be at a company who is against net neutrality, not one that is leading the fight.
> If you don't mind watching matches in Spanish, Univision will be live streaming the first 56 games online for free through its Univision Deportes app. Starting with the quarterfinals on July 4 and continuing through the finals on July 13, however, you will be required to sign in with your cable provider account information.
The Chairman of the FCC reports to Obama, who pledged to "only appoint FCC commissioners that support open Internet principles like Net neutrality."
We need to bombard the White House with the demand that he keep his word. And, just to be sure, do the same with both houses of congress.
I don't think it's very likely that the Facebook phone failed because it had Facebook branding. According to one article, it can be attributed to a combination of price, specs, strong competition, and its experimental emphasis on Facebook Home over other apps.
Anecdotal evidence, but I received a refund of about $300 from a class action lawsuit over iPhone "moisture damage". I knew for a fact that my phone had never been submerged in any liquids, but I was still denied a warranty claim. Justice happens sometimes, so I'm glad someone pursued it.
This CNET article appears to be about the same news for anyone not wanting to deal with the WSJ paywall
Google confirms wireless efforts, plans bigger reveal 'in coming months'
Well coming from the president who blatantly protected Apple from a court decision made in favor of its Korean direct competitor Samsung I'm not sure he should be so quick to accuse Europe of protectionism ...