You end up with at least a $499 value in not buying it at all.
$500 is a lot of money for a box that turns on my cable box but doesn’t record anything from it.
Overpaid, overpriced, oversold, over-sequelled, over 3D’d,
Let it fall. If it spares us another Iron Man 3, Jar Jar Binks or Michael Bay movie, then I’m all for the implosion.
Exercise is a great form of entertainment too!
You don’t need a massive GPU. Because PC graphics have been and will always be more powerful than consoles and that didn’t stop consoles.
You don’t need tons of memory. 360 and PS3 made due with paltry sums of RAM most mobile phones easily exceed now.
You don’t need a dual shock style controller because the Wii didn’t become popular with one. But building in support for one ain’t that hard because everything comes with Bluetooth.
It’s a volatile market with razor thin profit margins for hardware but if you get developers interested in a platform that is cheap and relatively easy to develop for with flexible tools and growing install base, that’s a good start.
7 days ago on iOS 7 to include standardized game controller support 1 reply 8 recommends
These “conversations” on design miss the point entirely. While also trying to sound full of perspective. Remember six months ago when three people in the whole world knew what skeuomorphism was? I do. I remember people who were PISSED to see the Chicago font die from the Mac. Some people I know despise Lucida Gande, but Apple loved it. Helvetica Neue Light and Ultra Light variants have been around for awhile and Pages shipped in 2005 with a layout template based on flat design principals with that font.
I could easily say Windows Metro ripped this layout concept out, but the fact is, photographers and graphic designers has been working off these ideas for decades if not much longer. Pictograms weren’t invented by anybody making mobile phones for their icons. Just like politics, people have short memories when trying to score a “my team is better than your team” internet debate instead of learning how good design comes about.
I remember when The Verge front page looked beautiful, now it’s just a swath of pea and carrot vomit where you can’t tell one story from the next.
it’s the kind of thing that seems likely to quickly get covered in fingerprints
The Verge have missed testing the original NES controller, which valiantly survived many years in service with Cheetos permanently impacted around the B button after a Mega Man 2 marathon in 1988.
It won’t be long before hobbits PC cases follow.
I don’t think the larger XBO size of the black box actually means there’s more power inside. The PS4 has been spec’d higher by every PR material available from both companies and every developer interviewed. Nice try though.
At the time they didn’t see it as disruptive. And it can be said their “competitors” began completely derivative of the iPhone. Maybe Jony Ive is returning the love.
I’ve used it all day and I think it feels right. Polishing needed, but that’s what Apple does.
Scroll down to the Keyboard review. I saved that bookmark the day they published it.
Original Engadget review of iPhone in 2007
“The whole idea of a touchscreen is a pretty counterintuitive design philosophy, if you ask us.”
Yep. If you let gadget reviewers design stuff, it will look like Zach Morris’ phone from Saved by the Bell.
I’ve been using it all day and have zero problems Josh. The only design issue I see is the Helvetica skinny font tens to disappear in some transparent menus. Other than that. I don’t seen how you can call it confusing unless you want a blank screen with one item on it all the time.
I can’t see going back to iOS 6. There are new swipes for search and the utility trey, but come on. This is waaaaay better. If Android is chock full of widgets, how can you call this confusing?
Citing some other publication, which says according to unnamed " people involved in its development," we have another page for comment posts and ads!
Ten bucks says Phil Schiller got a call from the Journal. He says, “Ah yeah we got some new shit, but don’t quote me on it, right Tim? Right, don’t quote us on that.”
Twenty-first century authoritative reporting.
“Read my lips. No government access to our servers until we can put Viagra ads on the NTSA and IRS websites.”
Get the Swapper instead. It’s $9 on Steam and worth every penny. Infinite is an easy corridor shooter and pretty far up it’s own a$$ as far as the story goes. Get The Swapper!
11 days ago on Good Deal: 'Bioshock Infinite' PC download for $27.99 1 reply 3 recommends
Aahahaha. These government folks are hilarious. Remember when Apple and Google were trashed for location data by the same governments?
Let me be clear – I think Google Glass is STUPID. But these government folks have been making a ruckus about how Glass may be an invasion of privacy, but somehow they think tracking your phone activity is not. Let us all now count the monkeys fly out of their butts.
12 days ago on UK government is allegedly involved in US internet spying program PRISM 1 reply 1 recommend
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Is that what they are on trial for now?
Old adage: There’s no such thing as bad publicity.
Ahh tech blog forums. Where everybody moonlights as a copyright,patent and anti-trust lawyer.
13 days ago on Apple tries putting Amazon on trial in ebooks antitrust case 1 reply 7 recommends
“I believe that the government will be able to show at trial direct evidence that Apple knowingly participated in and facilitated a conspiracy to raise prices of ebooks”
Naturally. Only Amazon may decide how much the printed or digitized word should cost!
16 days ago on Apple lawyers put judge in ebook antitrust case on defensive 2 replies 1 recommend
This isn’t a business change, it’s a poison pill. Upper management is just leaning the place out to make it an easy sell. There’s few cities left where more than one big metro paper will succeed. Even then, the large ones are addicted to “international” coverage and pretty much ignoring they’re own back yard. War reporting from the last decade was the big deal and they didn’t do crap to cover their own communities – which is what journalism is supposed to be about.
Also, good luck going to a Sox game to shoot with an iPhone. I wouldn’t touch pro baseball with anything other than a 4 or 600.
Just look at the website. There’s nothing on that thing other than crap videos with boring ads. Sun-Times is just a chopping block, not a new kitchen. There’s no vision there above the newsroom. They’re still looking for the easy buck. Just print the news and do journalism. Killing your content won’t win the day.
“Conspire” to fix ebook prices? Call the cops!
However if you are doing that with oil prices, then by all means, charge whatever you want.
19 days ago on Did Apple conspire to fix ebook prices? The DOJ takes Cupertino to court on Monday 2 replies 1 recommend
Nothing calls for your – and others’ – attention more than something hanging in front of your face.
If I don’t need glass, a watch, or a cell phone that follows me with constant notifications. Then why do I need any of them at all?
This is the question people will eventually come to ask at some point in the next twenty years.
A lot of people HATE wearing glasses. That’s why lasic is so popular. I don’t wear a watch because I used to work on cars for a living and I had a BMW M3 starter battery port arc off my wrist. I’ll never put another one on again.
The trend here is for tech to become invisible or on demand, not dominating your senses. That’s a real challenge. There’s a point too where I stop carrying my cell phone sometimes, because I don’t want to hear text messages, emails or calls chiming off when I want to just go out.
Disruptive tech can be just that. Completely disruptive.
21 days ago on Tim Cook teases 'profound' opportunity in wearable tech, says Google Glass won't have mass appeal 2 replies 2 recommends
28 days ago
Ladies and Gentlemen the Xbox 1
I don’t know anybody that actually LIKES having a cable box full of 900 channels of nothing. You get one to watch and DVR a handful of shows on a few channels. Or just to get Game of Thrones. Then Netflix, or Amazon stream everything else without commercials.
Shouldn’t Microsoft be trying to replace 900 channels of crap instead of adding to it? So you buy/rent your cable box, AND/or shell out $400 for this too? When does this ever start to make sense?
28 days ago on Live TV on the Xbox One: Microsoft learns nothing from Google TV's mistakes 1 reply 1 recommend
28 days ago
It’s stick figure X-Moto.
But seriously I managed more than 200 on Rebound in the last 10 mins. Free is my favorite flavor.