Engadget did an article on the helmet and his stage setup.
> The other half of the luminous pair takes the form of the artist's trademark logo: his head. There are actually two different versions -- one completely covered with LEDs, and another simpler one with neon-lined edges. We got to check out the neon one, which weighs in at over eleven pounds. Though both are essentially the same, the LED model weighs almost three times as much. On both, there's a camera up front that shows a view of what's going on outside, since the entire helmet is completely solid and there aren't any eye holes. There's a set of color video goggles on the inside that displays whatever the camera sees, so all interaction with knobs and sliders has to be dealt with in a different perspective. Essentially, he appears to be looking straight outward, but sees what's going on below him. There are also eight fans around back to keep cool while spinning tracks. (The LED one has six on the rear and two in the neck area to stimulate air-circulation.) We were also told the LED helmet sports over 1,000 individual diodes alone
That's called a Ryno.
The OP got the image from Engadget, which makes me suspect he didn't really see it.
Engadget has talked about it, too:
If they make this and it's half as good as it looks in the renderings for the price they're saying it's going to be, I'll throw money at them so hard it will break their faces. BREAK. THEIR. FACES.
Apple's terms of service prevents them from offering a lower price elsewhere.
Here is an Engadget article announced the subscription service. The part that matters is:
> "All we require," said Steve Jobs in the press release, "is that, if a publisher is making a subscription offer outside of the app, the same (or better) offer be made inside the app, so that customers can easily subscribe with one-click right in the app."
There are better explanations elsewhere, but I don't have time at the moment to find them.
I don't think Apple would let them get away with the special edition business for very long.
According to Engadget, HTC, Sony Ericsson and LG are pretty psyched about it. So I'd imagine Samsung is perfectly fine with it.
P.S. Close is stating a very valid question. No need to downvote him as it certainly contributes to the conversation.
That is just a wrong speculation. In fact, right now Android UI and API support maximum two unremovable storages (one can be removed when the device is off). Support of multiple external storages is coming:
Engadget has some quotes from the other manufacturers:
Peter Chou, CEO, HTC:
> We welcome the news of today's acquisition, which demonstrates that Google is deeply committed to defending Android, its partners, and the entire ecosystem.
Bert Nordberg, President & CEO, Sony Ericsson:
> I welcome Google's commitment to defending Android and its partners.
Jong-Seok Park, President & CEO, LG:
>We welcome Google's commitment to defending Android and its partners.
They're referring to WiDi 2.0.
The presence of WiDi 2.0 doesn't mean the systems are any more locked down than the presence of NetFlix streaming on your system does.
Watson does not have a ping response. Check out the video on this article, at around 3:25 you'll notice that Watson has a mechanical device hooked up to his buzzer, so it's not just an electrical signal inputting it.
Also, why nitpick on the wrong answers? So what if he thought the was a 3% chance of Miley Cyrus being the answer? He knew it was wrong. Why harp on it?
"Destroyed" wasn't really the right word, I guess, but that's no reason to be critical of the amazing technology at work.
>No. Prosthetics won't make you run faster.
What are your qualifications to make that statement? From the very link you provided:
>After monitoring his track performances and carrying out tests, scientists took the view that Pistorius enjoyed considerable advantages over athletes without prosthetic limbs.
While the advantages of prosthetic limbs are still up for debate, you just simply saying "No" sounds a little narrow-minded and this is even if you're an expert in the field. If you're not an expert in the field, I'd ask you to please give some damn good reasoning for your emphatic "No".
According to this link, Oscar was indeed banned from the Olympics (not sure if it was later over-ruled) and again, it's stated that since the body doesn't have to use as much energy and the lower limbs are lighter, runners with these blade limbs seem to actually have an advantage.
I don't know how much they cost and whether it's covered by insurance, but If I had my legs amputated, I'd definitely want these bad boys!
fuckinathedudeabides, definitely get these artificial limbs. You can still live a full life, which includes getting women, going out for drinks with the guys (one of the guys at the bar I go to lost a leg in a motorcycle accident) and doing all of the activities you used to do. There will be no better feeling than betting dudes with two good legs!
Edit: beating, not betting, obviously!
That is true except on the Smartphone market, which is now dominated by Android according to recent market share statistics. Nokia is in second place and dropping. Nokia rules on cheap phones, but they are seeing a horde of Chinese companies readying to eat into that too.
Furthermore there are such things as consumer momentum and brand understanding, which is ruled by the iPhone and Android brands at the moment with the iPhone being the strongest singular brand (Android is helped by its nature of being embedded on many phones). It takes years and years to break that and even that is not guaranteed. See as an example the many attempts to unseat Windows as the premiere Desktop operating system.
Samsung's announcement for the nexus prime is 10-11. There's not a lot of concrete details on it yet besides it being the flagship for icecream sandwich.
Just look up the galaxy S 2 for a good idea of what's out there.
Edit: Engadget does a nice rundown with the "android elite".
I'm gonna be Spider Jerusalem. :3
This is actually designed by two Ex-Apple Employees. One of whom was the Senior Vice President of the iPod division and the other was the Head Engineer. Source
If their designer gets paid more than me, I'll be pissed... The UI was not well thought out, and the graphics used to contruct the layout looks like something I would have created when I was learning photoshop... Guess it's over to Engadget for me.
Stop visiting shitty sites in 2011.
Go to these sites instead:
Damn it, I am going to make this a campaign. Gawker is a gigantic festering piece of tabloid shit and that extends to their network.
Stop going there.
I like the review, thanks! There are too many rose-colored reviews out there.
I forgot about the Facebook not syncing - apparently Google won't allow it, which is really a bummer. One of the coolest things I was looking forward to with Android was automatically-updating contacts. I assume there will be a workaround by syncing Google contacts with Yahoo (which in turn pulls from Facebook) or rooting.
As for Swype, doesn't Google just not include it normally? Did you try Swype Beta?
edit: Apparently an app (friendcaster) is already working with Facebook sync with the Galaxy Nexus.
While I agree that it's absurdly overpriced, that thing's not a CRT. It's actually four DLP rear projection units in a single housing. It would be nearly impossible to make a CRT that large without it being severely convex, whereas this display is highly concave.
Game demos (but not necessarily confirmed games) shown:
Art utility (apparently sorta' like Mario Paint)
Wii Sports-style game
Zelda: Twilight Princess-style game
Wii Fit-style utility
Othello on the touchscreen
EA Sports Football title (undoubtedly Madden, though this was probably a given anyway)
New Smash Bros. game (will supposedly interact with the just-announced 3DS Smash Bros. game)
New Super Mario Bros. Mii
Lego City Stories
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Metro Last Light
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
The new controller is not a handheld, and only works in conjunction with the Wii U console.
At least with some games, you can just turn the TV off and play on just the new controller.
There will apparently be a gun accessory that you can mount the new controller on (the article compares it to Silent Scope)
You can apparently use the Wii U to make video calls (presumably to other Wii U users).
You can use the new controller to record pictures and video.
Steve Jobs is a MASSIVE liar. Remember when he deliberately misquoted Samsung in his keynote even when Samsung had already publicly clarified the consufusion?
Steve Jobs is also a MASSIVE hypocrite. Remember 2011 Year of the copycats?
And then he goes straight to ripping of Android notifications.
Steve Jobs and Apple are cancer of the tech world. Before Apple, everyone used to happily cross license, but since Apple joined the gang, all hell breaks loose. Steve Jobs treats their parters like crap. Have you seen what he has said about Adobe or Samsung? Adobe kept Apple alive when they were struggling. I would love to see Adobe pull Flash from OS X.
I really wish MS would have killed Apple when they had the chance to. At least I won't have to wait long to see Jobs die. I don't feel bad at all when I will be very happy to see him dead. I hate him with the same level I hate rapists and child molestors. His greed knows no bounds and he has no principles. He lacks humanity.
Had Apple been the dominant computing provider instead of MS then there would be absolutely no competition. Apple would extinguish everyone.
I don't know why MS gets so much shit when they've done so much for the tech world. Media seems to be in love with Apple.
You ever seen MS say something like this about their partners?
Or deliberately lying in their keynote when Samsung had already cleared up the confusion?
MS should have killed this cancer when they had the chance. It's unfair how MS gets all the DoJ attention. At least I won't have to wait long to see Jobs die.
Some of the omissions are interesting. For example, the graphic notes that Ikea gave a bike to all of it's employees but failed to mention that Apple gave iPhones to all it's employees.
They start at $18k just for the body, then you start adding accessories (like handles and shoulder mounts) which is another $1-$5k.
Edit: This is Red One pricing, not the Red Epic ($58k) that Louis was using as Emperror pointed out.
This is simple.
If it turns out to be true and widespread, the money I was reserving for a new Series 9 is going elsewhere.
Intel is scared shitless of ARM coming into the desktop CPU market.
Update: Just as a reference so people don't think i'm talking out of my ass, here is a joint project with Nvidia to create a high end (most likely gaming targeted) processor: [link]
Sent to Verizon support
>I recently read this article concerning the capping of data plans:
>I've been a long time customer of Verizon and overall have enjoyed the quality of support and reliability of the network. Unfortunately, if this article is accurate once my contract has expired I will be moving to a different carrier, most likely Cricket. Though I typically do not use more than 5gb or so of data, non capped data was one of the attributes of Verizon that set it apart. I find the idea of a capped internet offensive, and net neutrality is of the utmost importance.
>Hopefully with enough feedback, Verizon wireless will decide to reverse its decision so I can continue to remain a loyal and pleased customer.
Wasn't Apple working on it with Intel?
During one of early demo of Thunderbolt was using OSX on a "hackintosh".
See, it's not the "triple E PC". According to their marketing materials it's pronounced just like "E.P.C." I always make sure to drag it out, though. Eeeeee.... PC. I paid for those extra Es, and goddamnit I'm gonna use them!
ASUS in general is just awful at brand names. The company's name itself is supposed to be pronounced "Ah-Seuss", but everyone in the US just says "Ey-Suss". So what did they do? They changed the official pronunciation. Yup, I'm sure that'll clear up the confusion.
Get ready for prices to go up. This of course won't be blocked by antitrust because Obama wants nationwide wireless, and AT&T is clearly targetting that in their slides. The reasoning by AT&T is that this is the only way they can get more wireless spectrum for LTE to enable rural coverage (.. which they already mostly have by 2g). Spectrum is a commodity made scarce... mostly by the government. They reserve large chunks for stupid things and then sell small chunks for billions of dollars. VZW wins, AT&T wins, government wins, you lose.
I don't see the issue with covering everything in detail for a big unveiling. iPad is the reason Android did Honeycomb. iPad 2 is a big reveal, regardless if you care or not.
Plus you can exclude Apple related news via this link: [link]
I loved this phone, and snake, back in 1998.
The problem is Nokia's target market is still emerging market users of this same phone. Smartphones usage is growing at a 60% a year clip, and lots of other companies can make cheap brick phones. They have made absolutely no progress over the past 10 years into smartphones, yet they have 100,000 employees. HTC has 10,000 employees. Google gives Android away for free to gain marketshare. Now they are betting their future on a collaboration with the stale and stagnant MSFT?
Don't take my word for it, read it directly from their new CEO. It'll take a herculean effort to save this burning platform.
I can't wait for the new invisible glass to start making appearances. This could get common and comical.
I read Ars Technica and have done for years. Their stuff is mostly balanced, their writers are very knowledgeable, the site is uncluttered and easy to navigate, and they have some fantastic features.
I also enjoy reading Engadget but their rampant Apple hard on got more than a little old a while back. However, their hardware reviews are often pretty in-depth - even if I don't agree with their conclusions, there's often enough data and evidence given that at least I can come to my own.
In the end it's personal preference - many people read tabloid newspapers, many people watch Fox News, many people enjoy poorly-written sensationalistic quasi-journalism. That's fine by me, leave them to it. I just don't see any upside in making a fuss about it, it just adds fuel to their fires.
I know first hand, and I have to say no, it is nowhere near as awesome as it looks. I ordered one and found it to be poorly constructed out of shoddy materials. It was returned without hesitation. I have seen this happen before - someone comes up with a potentially awesome design and then outsources the manufacturing to the wrong factory in China. The awesome is then throughly fubar'd by cutting corners on the materials and assembly to maximize profit while keeping the price to the retailer low. Please, do not waste your time or money ordering these. Here's the Engadget review for further reading.
Fuck everything about what Apple/Microsoft are doing.
[Edit] Oops, looks like Google's chief legal officer was either misinformed, or trying to propagate a story.
[Edit 2] Well, fuck it. I don't have any idea what the reality is now.
> Fuck AT&T. Leave them.
I keep trying. I try to avoid AT&T, but they just keep buying up my options. AT&T has taken over the following communications providers that I have used over the years:
TCI Cable & @home (Cable tv & broadband)
SBC Communications (landline and broadband)
CellularONE of San Francisco (mobile phone)
CellularONE of San Luis Obispo (mobile phone)
When AT&T bought CellularONE of SLO a few months ago, I switched to T-mobile to keep my GSM phones. Then this.
Have you both looked into second sight? He would be a good candidate since he could see beforehand so his neural circuitry is more developed.
I would actually argue that he probably will not be completely blind for life, as these types of devices should only become more advanced over the next couple decades.
This story is generally regarded as a hoax and/or unsuccessful.
Don't hold your breath.
This article from 2008 says it was in the works, but that was probably just the standard Linux user claiming "this is the year" for gaming on Linux... like they do every year.
And I just have to ask; what is wrong with Windows 7?
Windows has an 89.53% market share as of January 2011. There is a reason why developers develop for Windows instead of alternative platforms. Look at it this way: if there were 1000 computer users and 90% of them use one platform, and 10% of them use another, the maximum amount of sales you'd have with the 10% platform is 100. If you develop for the 90% platform, you only have to sell to 11% of them to reach your 100% sales on the lower platform.
Also, lol at the Linux losers just bawling over this entire thread. Sorry you chose a terrible, shitty, half-assed OS. Live with your choice, morons.
I remember the day they announced that they were going to be moving the video driver to ring 0, and the disappointment I felt. I understood that it would give Windows a big boost in speed, but I didn't want Windows hobbled like Linux was (that a video lockup could take down the whole system). After all, keeping the driver out of the kernel was supposed to be a big advantage of the micro-kernel architecture over a monolithic approach. I'm glad to see them reverse this move, even though I only use XP (just for a gaming partition). Someday, I'll upgrade.
If you're wondering why all the fuss, it's because video drivers cause 40% of all Windows crashes.
It's not just Patel. The whole site is geared toward FUD whenever possible when it comes to Android. This is a repeat of their campaign to spread the rumor that the T-Mobile G2 had some sort of hardware failsafe that wiped your custom ROMs. They posted it...then when it was proved to be wrong refused to update it. The article has since vanished.
They used the false rumor, spread by themselves, to give the G2 a pretty low review score...only to silently change it and give it a higher one long after the review wasn't getting views anymore, and delete any comment that pointed this out. As you can see here they have since LOCKED commenting on this review so no one can mention it! None of their other reviews are locked like this.
[EDIT] Found it
Which is contradicted by: [link]
ALSO locked to comments...wow.
Because I really would like to play Doom while in math class...
Edit: I'm getting that on my nSpire right away!
it is better than an ipad only in (some) specs and price.
for one: it's discontinued, which sucks because i would love something that i could curl up and watch movies with, my phone is great for a lot of things but i would like a larger screen for that.
for two: the app variety is way low. i, personally, prefer android for apps as apple seems to gouge in terms of price. but there is no arguing the third party support for iproducts.
for three: it's not the status symbol ibois crave.
engaget did and article review of that product. some highlights-
battery life: HP TouchPad 8:33 and Apple iPad 2 10:26
and the ipad 2 has a 720p rear facing camera... but a vga front facing one. compared to the 1.3 mp single cam of the hp
again, i don't own either apple or web os products, i just don't see how this hp product is better than it's apple counterpart. i own an hpe 180-t desktop, i like hp products just fine.
I think it's supposed to be an art project where the only purpose of it's power is to turn itself off. Like the box whose only action is to close itself.
If they were just after book sales they wouldn't have needed to make the new Tablet model in the first place, let alone one with such powerful specs. Multimedia is what the NT and Kindle Fire are really after, however this leaves B&N in a bad spot because they don't have a video or music service of their own. So they went after Netflix and then went a step further to get their device certified for Netflix HD streaming to give themselves a feature advantage over the Kindle (since Amazon's video service is not HD quality). The catch to this is that the certification requirements from Netflix for the HD content specifically require the M-shield boot security feature be enabled as an additional form of content protection. I blame Netflix more than anyone here and I hope this same situation doesn't play out on more devices in the future
I personally don't think it's an issue of them trying to lock us "hackers" out, especially when there is so much we can get away with using root and custom roms built around the stock kernel, but about them finding more value in the millions of potential "normal" customers who would enjoy HD video. Given that Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Grooveshark, etc that they are using to market the device are not B&N services I also think they must be doing ok on profit/loss from the hardware alone. $50 is quite a price difference over the Fire compared to how cheap the internal memory upgrades would be for them on an OEM level
Until cops start wearing IR beacons that stop smartphones from recording: http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/02/apple-camera-patent-could-stop-smartphone-bootleggers-in-their-t/
Can't wait until this tech is mandated by the US government.
Importantly, this purchase shouldn't affect Skypers outside of the Microsoft ecosystem, as Steve Ballmer's team promises to continue "to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms."
If you notice in the video, his face is towards the bottom left of the screen when he unlocks it after calibrating. There's even another face there and it still detects his face. When the lighting becomes so bad that it can't make out ANY faces, then yes it doesn't unlock; that's shown in the video as well.
EDIT: Wrong link. fixed.
Engadget has updated their previous criticisms of the responsiveness on the Galaxy Nexus:
>Update: turns out our demo phone was a bit of an early build; we touched another model later in the day, and our response gripes were gone. Perfectly responsive. Hopefully that's the one that'll ship out.
RIIIIGGGGGHHHHTTTTT. Yeah here's the Neonode N1. I can barely see the difference between it and the first iphone. Apple just really put a sticker on it.
"Once it's ready we found it takes only a second or two to recognize and unlock the phone, meaning this should be even faster than swiping or punching in an unlock code."
Engadget did a thing on this the other day actually. As a computer Engineer I find it fascinating how they did things without electronics.
WHAT TIME IS THE EVENT IN MY TIME ZONE?
04:00PM - Hawaii (October 18th)
07:00PM - Pacific (October 18th)
08:00PM - Mountain (October 18th)
09:00PM - Central (October 18th)
10:00PM - Eastern (October 18th)
03:00AM - London (October 19th)
04:00AM - Paris (October 19th)
06:00AM - Moscow (October 19th)
11:00AM - Tokyo (October 19th)
Even better yet, here's an iPod Dock to Micro USB / 3.5mm cable, just saw it on Engadget.
You must get someone involved who can tackle <strong>this DIY airlock door</strong>
The natural sound it makes isn't bad, but you can add a speaker with the <strong>appropriate audio clip</strong> that is triggered with the door, for a more authentic feel.
Uh, what maps are you looking at? AT&T sued Verizon for using AT&T's data coverage map in an ad campaign to show just how tiny it was compared to Verizon's. The case was dismissed because you can't sue a competitor for revealing facts about your shitty network.
Here's the story: [link]
If I recall correctly, they purchased a fleet of the latest top of the line RED cameras to shoot the films with.
Edit: Found it. 30 RED EPIC cameras, shit.
Engadget has posted a response, and they have good points.
>We'll just say this straight out: from a technical perspective, these objections are completely valid. The files in question do appear to be test files, some of them were removed, and there's simply no way of knowing if any of them ended up in a shipping Android handset. But -- and this is a big but -- that's just the technical story. From a legal perspective, it seems very likely that these files create increased copyright liability for Google, because the state of our current copyright law doesn't make exceptions for how source code trees work, or whether or not a script pasted in a different license, or whether these files made it into handsets.
>The single most relevant legal question is whether or not copying and distributing these files was authorized by Oracle, and the answer clearly appears to be "nope" -- even if Oracle licensed the code under the GPL. Why? Because somewhere along the line, Google took Oracle's code, replaced the GPL language with the incompatible Apache Open Source License, and distributed the code under that license publicly. That's all it takes -- if Google violated the GPL by changing the license, it also infringed Oracle's underlying copyright.
Prior to the Nexus S, Facebook used a special API to add their contact information to the contacts on your phone. This let them display contact information without actually storing the data in the contact on the device, thus preventing the information from syncing back up to Google. Google eventually decided that this was unacceptable and that this information should be portable, and removed the special API in a subsequent Nexus S update.
Shitty headphones and a shitty eq. It you want to read more about it endgadget did a thorough review of the HTC Sensation XE. They ran the phone this beats phone through some audio spectrum analysis.
tl;dr (of the article) - it is nothing more than an EQ preset Dre loves to use.
I'm not really into conspiracy theories but I'm starting to feel that Nokia's new leadership feels it is too good to compete with WP7, so they wont let it to major markets.
I won't even pretend this isn't political, but the best explanation as far as I can tell is that the government handed a few private corporations a monopoly and then backed off entirely.
Since it's not only difficult and expensive but effectively impossible for new companies to get into the ISP business, Comcast (for example) has no reason to improve their service in an area they control.
Local loop unbundling would seriously help, as it did in the UK, but it's vanishingly unlikely to happen in the current political climate here that equates regulation with socialism.
It's not, engadget and cnet are both reporting the same thing.
But it's hardly "fanboyish" to note a trend. Apple has a long history of patenting things that they don't necessarily intend on actually making. When this is actually announced, that's when I'll get out my pitchfork.
Soon to be done better. They just need a little capital to get things going. I have a game gripper for my droid, and I love it.
and, as a follow up to that, he called in during an android podcast.
he calls in at about 32 minutes. i'll let you judge him for yourself :)
There's this stellar post, where he complains that he screwed up his phone, and it's really google's fault. I especially like where he admits that he'd been drinking while trying to flash ROMs to his phone.
>The FREE MARKET will provide.
You're trying to be sarcastic, and the Reddit hivemind upvoted you, but it's a fact, yes, the FREE market will provide.
Fact: Broadband is faster in Europe because it's LESS regulated than in the US.
Why do Americans believe they have a free market when there are government regulations telling them who will be their broadband provider is something I cannot understand.
G+ isn't exclusive because as an advertising technique, they're doing it while they shake out teething problems. Like, they ran out of disk space once already: [link]
In a lot of other countries, the air, the spectrum and the ground are all considered public property.
So when you buy spectrum rights, or lay cable, or put up towers, you're required to lease out your infrastructure to 3rd party providers at a very small profit, to increase the competition in the market.
Britain just recently went over from a US style system to a forced copper sharing system for their home internet with some interesting results, you can read about it here:
In the US, the big 3 DO license out a lot of their cellular bandwidth (it's how you get Kricket, Jive, Clear, etc)... but the big 3 still have a virtual monopoly marketing wise, and they bump their leasee's to 2nd tier status on their networks, so often their service isn't as solid as their leasors, which is a problem.
I thought the key was cracked last week. The ???s mean I am asking about it. I haven't actually read up on them because I don't care but, I was questioning if the two were related.
Siri already worked on the iPhone 4, it was an app in the app store. Apple bought the company in order to integrate it into iOS. The guys working on porting the new Siri to back to the iPhone 4 have got it working it pretty well. There's no hardware accelration at the moment due to a missing GPU driver.
TLDR - There is no hardware reason why the iPhone 4 can't run Siri
I'm sorry but it took almost a year for 38% of Android phones to get 2.3.3. And most of that happened within the last 2 months. So no, most last-gen phones aren't on gb and also Google and the OEMs announced an 18 MONTH update cycle. That means only after 18 months of their being an update it becomes 'unacceptably' out of date.
Either way, don't act like this 'trend' of modern android phones finally getting a year old update is actually a trend. Let's see how long it takes to get ICS on the average android phone. Because them getting a few phones updated once doesn't mean it will happen again.
If you have a 3G Smart phone plan and are upgrading to a 4G phone you're still grandfathered into unlimited data. This has been confirmed by Verizon multiple times. Citation
If you currently have a "Smart Phone" with a dataplan, you are grandfathered into your upgrades to keep unlimited data.
Engadget got seven and a half hours doing their standard test, which is I believe a looping video at 65% brightness with Wifi on.
Sounds like your battery is fucked.
Pretty well-done, just didn't like this comment:
>New Console to catch up graphically with this gen of consoles
Isn't it unfair to call something catch up when we don't exactly know anything about it? I can understand them catching up to HD graphics, but this comment assumes that they're now catching up to the current gen, when some people are saying it's well beyond that.
which states it was used for all of the seventh season
I took a Media Studies class in college, and I had to do a presentation on "The Internet and New Media". Essentially I had to discuss whether blogs = journalism.
Well we all know the answer is not black and white, in fact it is fairly CDC9C9.
Anyways one of the points I discussed was the whole iphone 4/gizmodo incident.
It went something like this:
In a democratic country, the public has a right to know and it is a journalist responsibility to fill that position, by informing the public on past, present and future newsworthy stories. Also we have journalism source protection laws, and other fancy laws that attempt to prevent censorship etc... this is what makes up a great democracy.
I had many points for both pro and con, and one of my cons was Gizmodo.
Essentially I said that the public does not have a right to know the details of the iphone 4 before its release, and that the police were in their right by raiding that Gizmodos bloggers office and that they should not be protected under journalist source protection law. I contrasted this point with other incidents where real investigative journalists got a hold of newsworthy info and then leaked it and got in deep shit. I also went on to explain that although many blogs are great places to get informed, Gizmodo is not one of them.
I even had a nice graph of Gizmodo page views before and after the leak.
In all seriousness, that website is fucking terrible if it is compared to real journalism. Seriously it is nothing but an aggregate of links and shitty puns in headlines. Their reviews are biased and their writing is terrible (mine iz 2, i no). I stopped visiting a long time ago. When I need my fix I usually drop by Applegadget or hackaday
EDIT: I am off to bed, if anyone feels like having an internet fight about this, please form a line below
I don't think it's about having all the information, it's about processing natural language into a question the computer can understand. Engadget has an interview with one of the people working on Watson which is pretty interesting.
Here's a fun article (especially the comments) from 6 years ago, mentioning the 10 year expected life of the PS3:
I'm happy to be one to take the risk at the PS3 launch. I'm just as happy with the console now as I was then. I am in no hurry to see a PS4.
I saw no mention of it having access to the Android market. Does anyone know if it will?
EDIT: it seems that it will not have access to the market. Maybe you could manually install vending.apk?
The European release should be factory unlocked if you're buying it outright, that means it should work on HSPA+ for whatever your carrier of choice is.
Here's the full list of Languages supported by Android 4.0: [link]
The physical dimensions of the Galaxy Nexus are 135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm (for comparison sake your Nokia 6600 is 108 x 58 x 23mm). Remember, the bottom of the screen is taken up by buttons, and the overall physical size of the phone isn't much bigger than a 4.0 or 4.3 inch device. And the thinness of the phone will definitely make it feel not as big.
Here's Engadget's test shots with the Galaxy Nexus camera: [link]
And TIMN's comparison photos with the iPhone 4S: [link]
As with any smartphone camera, your results may vary, but from everything I've heard, they put more time into the camera from a hardware and software side.
As childish as it might be to hold a grudge because someone stole and aped your preferred manufacturer's user interface implementation, the majority of Android's interface elements were taken from iOS.
In case you forgot: [link]
I'm pretty sure the colors just look wrong because of the lights in the machine making part of that red side appear blue. It's a little easier to see in the full video [link]
Even Gizmodo reposts their own shit.
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Engadget Just put up a in depth preview of the mango update. I am in a similar position as you and this Mango update is really tempting me to go WP7.
I'm typing this on a 1215n that has optimus (switchable) GPU. That blows but aside from that I think it's a great "power" netbook for the money.
Next I want this badboy and extra points if I get it with a) no Windows tax (money back/off) and b) full GPU driver support.
This article have so much bullshit it's incredible. Here is a better one.
First, it's not the fastest, the Sikorsky X2 got up to 250 kts (232 kts for the Eurocopter X3).
Second, the innovation is definitely not to add an engine. It have as many engines as a normal heavy helicopter (2 big ones).
What limits the speed of normal helicopters is that the blade that goes forward reaches the speed of sound, and the one that goes back stalls (not enough speed to generate lift).
On this helicopter, the little wings produces a bit of lift at high speed which allows to reduce the RPM of the rotor. The two small propellers (driven by the main engines) just allows to produce the thrust necessary to reach these speeds.
The Sikorsky X2 uses a different approach. By using two counter-rotating rotors, you can avoid the asymmetry thus allow the blade that goes back to stall (you don't fall on one side). At high speed you also have to reduce the RPM to avoid the other blade to reach the speed of sound.
Concerning the part about the stability and autopilot, I think the author failed to understand Eurocopter's press release that says "the X3’s […] stability have been validated […] without the need of a stability augmentation system, […] with the autopilot disengaged and engaged". It just means that standard helicopter controls works. I'm pretty sure the system still electronically manage the rotor RPM at high speed to avoid the pilot destroying it.
Of course one of the main target market for Eurocopter is the private sector, which basically favors the speed more than anything on helicopters (see the development of the BA609 tilt-rotor). Sikorsky might targets military first, since their current concept is a two-seater.
It this some new kind of competition? Who can misquote a Samsung exec more annoyingly? He never said their tablets are "inadequate". He said the new iPad is thin, so they will "have to improve the parts that are inadequate".
That isn't the impression I got. I believe he's referring to an entire new era of computing, where the PC is less relevant and your mobile devices take center stage. See this article for more info (and the source of the first photo).
The funny thing is I actually agree that we are entering this new era, I just find it ironic that Apple coined the term "post PC" when their own post PC products require a PC to function. This is not how Android (to use Apple's biggest post PC competitor as an example) works.
The running theory (and the one I chose to believe) is that Google knew about the bugs and vulnerability in Gingerbread and were waiting until they fixed it before deploying the OTA.
There is a small amount of evidence supporting this which includes the original 'coming soon' tweet from December combined with the bug report timing, then the timing on the vulnerability report.
Releasing the open source CM7 may be as simple as spitting off a build, but when a company like Google releases huge commercial projects like this they have to do full unit tests, then user testing, bug testing, etc before they can actually start pushing it. Chances are, Google already made the final build of GB for N1 a week or 2 ago, and they're still testing it now.
How did you manage to link to some blogspam instead of a proper article like engadget one.
That said it does look interesting, although the battery time doesn't seem that great.
Physics. Ohm's law, specifically. The cores run at a lower voltage at lower frequencies.
power = voltage * current
edit: dammit people quit downvoting the parent, it is a valid question that I probably should have provided citation for in my original post
Apple hasn't had DRM for quite a while now. They make their money selling hardware, so they've always been anti-DRM.
It's funny because the original Tab 10.1 was much thicker and they redesigned it after the iPad 2 was announced. Samsung's executive VP was even on record praising the iPad 2's thinness and calling the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 inadequate. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 you see on the market today is a direct result of trying to imitate the iPad 2.
>even though Microsoft hasnt really done anything bad for years
cough ... Office Open XML .... cough
Plays for Sure DRM...
I don't think they threatened to sue or anything, but it definitely seemed like there was some pressure on Ellen to make an "apology."
2 second google search:
Another UK driver nearly dies from following GPS instructions
Nope, not only in America.
It isn't. Apple products are built using the same components as Dell, HP, etc. and have similar reliability. Here's a nice article about that: [link]
If you really want a higher quality product and to save money, build your own computer. It's more work, but you'll often save up to 50% on a similarly equipped name-brand model.