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
It's a 12 year old cartoon. There's literally no risk to any authors becoming broke over someone sharing it over Youtube. They either already made back their investment or they did not. Copyright on this episode should have expired, if we lived in a sane world where the length of copyright was not determined by how much money the Disney Corporation stood to gain from licensing deals.
Now if you wanted to argue that someone posting new TV episodes was harmful, that would be different, except that all of the major TV studios have already said they don't want to adopt new business models because the current ones are too lucrative. The TV studios aren't angry that their online videos have to compete with pirated online videos, they're angry that their videos are available online at all. The CEO of CBS pretty much said this.
It's not that SOPA is the wrong way to fix a problem, it's that what you think is a problem isn't one. The real problem is that copyright's purpose has long since gone yet we've extended it out for no reason other than the profit of a few small companies.
That's called a Ryno.
The OP got the image from Engadget, which makes me suspect he didn't really see it.
As someone who works in software development at the QA stage the answer is simple...YOU all are doing the QA, and that's why a small team can get out this stuff before a large company.
There was a huge fuss over the spotty GPS in those early Samsung phones and the reputation stuck for a long time after. People are way less forgiving of the large companies than they are of a group of devs on a forum anyone can join.
In my time flashing ROMs I've had GPS not work at all, the radio not work, battery life halved, my SD card fried, volume reduced and constant freezing and crashing. These would have been fatal to a large companies reputation.
EDIT: Guys, for once, can we actually have discussion and debate? If you disagree with someone, say why. I don't see the value in downvoting people even if you don't agree. So far I've not agreed with everything InvaderDJ has had to say, but I've had to vote him up as people downvoted him below 0 for some reason none of them are prepared to articulate. If you don't want to be part of the discussion don't hide people who are please.
I wouldn't say this actually a problem with Apple being too agressive but with the fact that the patent system is broken. In a great interview with Tim Porter, a lawyer for Google, he states that patent suits like this are necessary as part of the current system. Google is even actively participating.
>Q: Apple has also sued some of your partners, including HTC and Samsung. Back in September, Google sold a handful of patents to HTC, which it turned around and used to sue Apple. Was that use part of Google's rationale for the sale?
>A: We've said in the past that we aggressively stand behind our partners and want to defend the Android ecosystem. I think that transaction was definitely part of that.
It seems that every company is participating in this, and Apple didn't even fire the first shot.
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.
Guys. That's me. My name is Sam Sheffer and I used to work at Engadget. This was at CES a few years ago. Here's the source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/08/visualized-when-backpacks-attack/?icid=eng_bag_art
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.
Here's the link to Ars Technica's liveblog - they always do a great job.
edit: Ars, as well as The Verge, are getting killed. So far, engadget is holding up well.
Now that the Spanish government has leaked this, it can pass the Sinde Law or something like it while washing its hands of it and blaming it on US pressure, even though it might be exactly what the Spanish government and Spanish business interests want. In fact, that's exactly what happened.
This is international relations 101, and both the US and Spain know it. The US does not care if the Spanish government trots out claims of US pressure, because ultimately it will not affect US-Spain relations. Meanwhile, Spanish politicians get the benefit of looking good to their constituents by coming out against the US pressure and in favor of Spanish sovereign interests, all while succumbing to it as something that's out of their hands. The US government wins by getting what it wants, and the Spanish government wins by passing the buck (and getting what it wants). It effectively allows Spanish government and business interests to pass an unpopular law without taking any responsibility for it.
I wish that more people understood how anti-Americanism plays right into the hands of US interests. While this should have been a story about why the Spanish government was considering and passed this law in the first place, it's now a story about how the US is entirely responsible for Spanish politics.
>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!
I am very disappointed (not that I would consider buying it before).
Things like better hardware are as expected and I will not evaluate those before having seen any benchmarks.
I think the HTC will sell a lot more than last year with their One X: It was released earlier, and it's better in some points.
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.
Unlike the stereotypical license-heavy console model, there's no up-front fees. Meanwhile, the company not only isn't requiring a minimum price for Ouya games, it's forbidding them -- every game has to start off with a free download. It's only when a developer introduces a paid strategy (in-app purchases, subscriptions and beyond) that Ouya steps in asking for a 30 percent cut of the proceeds. Source - http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/10/ouya-android-based-hackable-game-console/
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".
Considering Samsung is about to release ICS for Galaxy Tab 10.1, I would say you will get Jelly Bean just a few days after Key Lime Pie is released.
It's actually a countersuit of a countersuit of a countersuit started by Apple.
Back in March, 2010 Apple filed suit against HTC (after attempting to sue Nokia).
If you'd like to see a timeline of cases, check out the wiki page for smartphone war.
What usually has happened in the tech world is that company A says to company B, hey we have a patent on X that you're using, give us money. Company B says, hey we have a patent on Y that you're using. Then they cross-license. Apple on the other hand refuses to cross-license with anyone, and started suing people with method and trade-dress patents.
Didn't they fix it with the latest iteration? The D-Pad sticks out when you twist it right?
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.
For a different look, Engadget's review is also up now:
tl;dr Design could be better, build quality is good, PenTile display is good but not perfect, camera is really good, Exynos SoC is fast, battery life is good, software is meh, tl;dr they like the HTC One X better.
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.
The battery was low and it wasn't able to keep itself upright. He was at a race track and hit his head on the concrete. Haven't had much luck with google, but found this engadget article. Apparently his was the first fatality.
I can confirm he wasn't wearing a helmet.
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? http://crave.cnet.co.uk/laptops/steve-jobs-slams-android-samsung-and-ipad-2-rivals-as-copycats-50003016/
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? http://cdn.gottabemobile.com/wp-content/uploads/ipad-2-keynote-apple-2011-year-of-the-copy-cats-300x169.jpg
Or deliberately lying in their keynote when Samsung had already cleared up the confusion? http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/02/ce-oh-no-he-didnt-steve-jobs-misquotes-samsung-asks-what-you/
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 are speaking out..
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.
Just be sure not to buy the newer black Wii. They removed Gamecube functionality.
Edit: To be clear, it is the newer black model which sits horizontally and comes with New Super Mario Bros.
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: http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/05/nvidia-announces-project-denver-arm-cpu-for-the-desktop/
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.
ASUS is putting out some pretty serious Multi-Function Devices these days.
If you're brave you could even early adopt the new 802.11ac router they have. It'll do Gbps wireless. something like this
TBH though, i'm holding out for 802.11AD standard. It uses 60ghz and can achieve the same speeds as 802.11ac without clogging up all the 2.4 and 5ghz channels. It's kind of complicated but uses beam forming and the 2.5ghz range to "aim" the beam. Populated urban areas like apartments are going to become congested as hell if 802.11ac starts to get popular.
Congrats to your grandma for 90 years!
Edit: Oh, and MS advises you disable your gadgets.
You mean like he dropped his veto threat when Republicans tried to repeal the net neutrality rules? Oh wait.
Maybe we should trust candidates who didn't even bother to debate or vote against CISPA but are happy to campaign about it.
I made a post a few days ago about Hot Wheels coming out with a toy of Curiosity. Not sure if NASA gets any contributions though... At the least, its more publicity for NASA though. And for $1.00, count me in : )
Here's the link: http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/02/mattel-hot-wheels-nasa-curiosity-rover/
Patents don't mean shit and they should never make the news. I'm actually pretty sure Sony has a patent from years ago on a bathtub that can change sizes.
fake edit: yup http://www.engadget.com/2006/04/23/sony-files-patent-for-adjustable-bathtub/
just because they make a patent doesn't mean they have any intentions whatsoever of following through with development.
Wasn't Apple working on it with Intel?
During one of early demo of Thunderbolt was using OSX on a "hackintosh".
Still vaporware until I can hold it in my hand, sorry.
I know you people love it, but I've seen this happen before. Either it will take too long and will be obsolete or disappointing on arrival (e.g. openpandora or notion ink adam) or will simply never release (e.g. Touch Book, MS Courier, Gizmondo, the Foleo, Duke Nukem Forever, etc)
IBM has an entire division for IP protection. It is absolutely mind-blowing how they operate.
Usually, all they do is threaten to sue for copyright infringement, and the other party agrees to pay. Most of the time, they don't even make a specific claim towards a specific infringement. Rather, they use a formula, that may state that there is a 60% chance that you are using one or more of our patents * revenue * royalty % * other factors, and you now owe us $YY amount of money each year. This usually is far cheaper than getting into a patent war with IBM, which probably has some validity to it. They just throw their mighty weight and huge patent catalog around and companies have to accept it as a cost of doing business.
TL;DR IBM is the global patent holder leader, and they are not scared to use it.
This sucks, particularly given Finland's massive investment in Nokia, both in terms of economic and cultural.
Bad enough they went with Windows Mobile (which alienated the entire developer workforce) and practically killed any morale that was left. How is it good business sense to alienate everybody who put their heart and soul into your product? Only if you never intended to make a good product in the first place, but rather setting it up for a takeover.
I would have liked to see a RIM+Nokia alliance, or perhaps even a Nokia+Google Android approach. But as it stands, seems Nokia's circling the drain.
Shame... I really liked my N95, and my gfriend kept her old Nokia 3410 for years until she was reluctantly forced to upgrade (that damn phone was practically bulletproof).
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'm not sure what the current average American TVhrs/week stat is, but assuming it's around 10 hours
It's closer to 35 hours a week. 5 hours per day.
About 1/3 of traditional television is advertising. So that's ~12 hours a week just spent watching ads - messages designed to convince them that there's something wrong in their life and buying a given product will fix it and make them happy.
So yeah. Brainwashing.
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: http://www.engadget.com/exclude/apple/
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 agree, but not with out also talking about it to anyone who cares.
I still firmly believe that the Zune subscription by its self is by far the best way to pay for music legally. It was $15 a month for all you can eat DRMed music, which scarred away a lot of people, but you also got 10 DRM free songs a month to keep forever. What every one failed to realize is, what you are doing is buying a CD a month and getting 3 million songs for free. If you are the type that likes to find new music and artists you haven't heard before, then you are buying at LEAST one CD worth of songs a month. However they are no longer offering the 10 free songs a month for new subscribers, and those that had a subscription prior to them dropping will continue to receive 10 free songs a month as long as the account remains active. I will keep mine to the bloody end.
But I agree that the first gen hardware was not as good as the Ipods at the time and the desktop software was absolutely horrid. So it wasn't ever able to get enough attention to continue to grow while Microsoft worked to correct the issues, and when they did finally fix the software issues (by creating, arguably, the best software for sync, playing, and purchasing music) and then releasing a true competitor for the Ipods of the time, the ZuneHD (Also, arguably the best dedicated mobile music device ever created). The ZuneHD had so many people drooling over its UI that the moment people started hearing rumors of a full phone OS having that UI, that they completely lost interest it the ZuneHD and decided to wait for WP7 (I was one of them, I bought a Zune 30g for cheap to hold out until WP7 came out. I was a week from buying a ZuneHD when WP7 was announced), and was what will assure the eventual death of the Zune brand.
TDLR: The Zune subscription + WP7 or ZuneHD was fucking amazing, but a poor launch and bad PR/Marketing decisions killed it off.
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.
remember when you trolled the internet and wrote about how awesome the blackberry storm keyboard was http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/08/blackberry-storm-9500-hands-on/
In all seriousness I wish you the best of luck Paul. The pieces you've written on wifi calling, Robotics and Starcraft have all been superb. I usually wont sit down and read long form content on tech websites but I do for your pieces. I'll continue following your work during your internet blackout.
> a reasonably old graphics card
There's a common misconception on what the most widely available GPU is. It's not AMD or nVidia. The market leader in GPU is Intel with their integrated chipsets, most based around 8+ year old chips often lacking anything but the most basic shader functionality and perhaps even without hardware T&L.
And that is just desktop. Since everything from TVs, microwaves and refrigerators being web enabled these days, none of those will be sporting any notable GPUs.
The impressive demos listed are not even about graphics or web, they are pure shaders, akin to those written for 4k competitions. The browser merely serves as a loader for shader code. All such experiments are painfully non-interactive. Nice eye candy, but incredibly limited in practical usefulness, especially considering that real-world usable applications easily require hundreds of megabytes of data carefully selected from raw data set in gigabytes just for one scene.
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.
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.
That's an article from March 2010 detailing one of the suits that Apple levied against HTC. Apple is who threw the first stone. Motorola was just trying to preempt a lawsuit from Apple since the writing was on the walls. Apple was, and has been, the aggressor in the patent wars which have plagued the court systems for the past few years.
Engadget post from when it was discovered with a lot more pictures.
The engadget report says they are in discussions to tier their service, so you will have to have Cable to get full quality video. The rest of us internet only subscribers will get "standard" quality streams and still have hits to bandwidth limits while cable channel purchasers will not.
This is bad for Netflix customers. It makes it so our streams are artificially split on quality.
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: http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/09/t-mobile-g2-gets-a-permanent-honest-to-goodness-root/
ALSO locked to comments...wow.
Interestingly, Beats and Monster split in January. Obviously, the current lineup is still done by Monster, but it will be interesting to see which direction the future products take.
They can still read what you type through a wall. On a wired keyboard.
I remember watching a video about it but that was a while ago and I don't remember the source. Heres something else I found from a quick search tho: http://www.engadget.com/2008/10/20/keyboard-eavesdropping-just-got-way-easier-thanks-to-electrom/
You can also view someones CRT monitor through a wall, but I haven't looked up if they can do the same with LCD monitors.
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.
Thanks for posting that, though to be fair it's a criticism of the current shortcomings of 3D movies. It's not a convincing statement that they could never work, since all of the problems Murch lists are theoretically solvable. The strobing problem can be corrected by increasing framerate, which is a solution that has been championed by several people in the industry, including James Cameron and Peter Jackson, and could be implemented using current technology.
The disparity between convergence and focus distances, as Murch himself mentions, can be corrected using holographic projection. That technology is in its infancy, and it's likely to be a long time before it will be of any use in a theatrical format, but nonetheless Ebert is incorrect to jump to the conclusion that 3D "never will" work.
Do you have a source for this? The official press release states otherwise. I've only seen this placeholder site
Official press release http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/29/n-control-dismisses-marketing-consultant-discounts-ps3-avenger/
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.
You should read:
Kickstarter ends their involvement with the 3rd party after funding is complete. You can try to take it up with that person directly, but legally speaking you have no direct relationship with that 3rd party.
Kickstarter is not a shop. If the project fails, you will get nothing. No box. No refund. No love from kickstarter.
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.
What kind of implications will the recent move by Microsoft have on the Mono community? Do you foresee any kind of influx of disgruntled .NET developers moving on to the Mono/Linux platform once Win8 (along with the $500 framework) becomes standard?
Thanks for doing this, by the way.
> every other product (running Android or anything else) that came after it has Apple to thank for anyone being interested in buying their stuff
I had a tablet before the iPhone existed. It wasn't successful, but I was interested in tablet computers before they were cool.
Puts on hipster glasses
So, here are the comscore numbers.
I am assuming that comscore's numbers are the overall market share, if the OP's numbers are correct. Then it would make sense that, in a quarter the next iteration of Apple's flagship product was released, there would be more buyers for the iPhone. Also, the fact that, even with a flagship product release, Apple couldn't beat Android says a lot about Android's presence (and it's not going away, looking at the numbers). Apple's iPhone numbers are going to fall in the coming quarters, until iPhone 5 is released where you will see another peak, and then a loss of market share over the subsequent 3 quarters.
"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.
Here is also Engadget's review, which is arguably a little more comprehensive. Not a great fan of the site but this one is written by Myriam and she really is one of the best mobile reviewers out there.
They are a lot of things now...
Were 2 of the recent additions.
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.
The are sold under False premises of being studio headphones, They arent. the bass is Very strong but thats about it, the Mids are meh and the highs are quite poor. Most Studios use Studio monitors like the Audio technica ATH-M50 which can be had for 130-150 bucks.
The top of the line Beats are still inferior in sound quality to headphones which cost half as much like the Sennhaiser HD25-II or the Audio technica ATH-M50.
The build quality is quite poor compared to the competition.
Monster is also a company known for cheating and misguiding their customers in to buying $100 HDMI cables using false advertising and tactics which are basicly scams. http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/23/monster-hdmi-difference-scam-still-kickin-in-frys-electronic/
TLDR : Overpriced compared to superior headphones by competition, Badly Built. Monster is a company based on tricking people in to bying overpriced items by any means necesary, including fraud and scams.
Seems like something that would be paid for to spite the RIAA (I know I would), or if they released it like Louis CK did for cheap and no drm. He made 1 million in 12 days. shrug
The 3DS is definitely not having issues keeping its head above water. It had a slow start due to the higher price and a lack of big-hitter titles. After the price drop the number of sales skyrocketed. Here is a chart comparing the sales numbers per week after release for the first year of some recent Nintendo consoles. And according to Engadget the 3DS outsold the PS3, PSP, and PSVita combined for the week of March 25th-April 1st.
The 3DS now has a ton of really great games released or releasing soon. Monster Hunter Tri G, Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, Kid Icarus: Uprising, Resident Evil Revelations are all amazing games that are out right now. Hell, I know missed a bunch more too and not to mention the 3DS eShop.