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What, nobody posted photos of someone peeing?
Ah…..jumping to conclusions.
The ignorance is strong with this one.
Why have 1 media day when you can have 2 days of coverage spread over the next 3 weeks? This builds anticipation of the upcoming games over the next few weeks, and they get coverage today.
Also, if they waited until E3 to reveal both the hardware and games, they’d get less media coverage, and have to share the spotlight with everyone else.
Not showing games may be frustrating for gamers, but it makes sense for Microsoft.
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Very nice of them.
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1 day ago
What? They should be happy to die. When they die, they’ll go to Heaven, and what good Christian is afraid of that!!
I like the interface, especially on mobile phones.
Oh, just the scrolling isn’t smooth. Meh, who does that anyway?
It’s like bananas. No matter where you go, you will find Cavendish bananas in a supermarket, and in many places, that’s the only type they sell. In Australia, there are 2 or 3 different types, but it’s mostly the same everywhere.
Also, the Cavendish banana was a replacement, and was required because the dominant banana “caught a cold” 50 or 60 years ago.
I always found this so weird.
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iPad Mini, with Foxit Reader Mobile installed (free), and then pay the $0.99 for Dropbox support. Yep, it’ll blow your budget, but why buy the wrong product and buy a replacement later, when you can buy the right product today and be happy?
Although the iPad Mini’s screen size is bigger, it isn’t necessarily better for reading books due to its 4:3 aspect ratio (they’re basically the same length), I find the screen generally more useful for reading webpages. The Nexus 7 is narrow in portrait mode, and so the page needs to squish together, and fonts appear smaller and will require you to zoom more often. Remember, textbook fonts can be small.
Also, the iPad Mini’s battery life is killer. The battery drains faster if you’re staring at 1200 page PDFs like I do (some of my textbooks are that big), but scrolling through pages, opening PDFs, and general responsiveness is perfect. The battery life is amazing for general web browsing or reading smaller documents. ;)
And don’t forget that it looks and feels amazing. :) Even the apps look better than Android tablet apps, which are awful. They look like they’re all designed with mobile phones in mind. You don’t get that feeling with iOS. This will change soon, but do you want to pass on something as good as an iPad Mini and wait for something else to catch up?
Three months ago, I considered the Nexus 7 because I have a mobile phone running Android 4, and I generally don’t like iOS. I’m a long-time Mac user, but I had an iPhone 3GS and thought it was too simplistic. Now I feel that while iOS isn’t perfect, I believe that the Android OS makes for a good tablet OS. It doesn’t scale well, but it’s difficult to describe why. Windows 8 is probably the best tablet OS in terms of design, but there are so many small issues and features missing, and the app situation isn’t as great as iOS. Plus, all their tablets are huge, and have 16:9 screens. Meh.
David Boni, you’re right, and even as a physicist who has no design sense, I also hate over-cluttered design. I even reformat entire spreadsheets and forms for my co-workers because I believe that they’re so cluttered that their readability is low. Great content, but even reading them is an obstacle. So I move things around a bit, enlarge fonts a smidge, space things out with more white-space, and then get compliments for “fixing” it. In fact, I haven’t changed any of the content, just the layout.
On a photo site, I want to see large-ish thumbnails like this. Perhaps these are too big?
I hope they have an option for fitting 4 photos in a single row (rather than 3), but otherwise, it looks better.
2 days ago
I didn’t even know that Tumblr had porn until now. Seriously. :O
I follow mostly photoblogs, “Awesome People Hanging Out Together”, Arrested Development (The Bluth Company), some specialty ones such as Hodinkee (for antique watches), and funny animal ones like Cash Cats, Daily Otter, Dogs in Top Hats, etc.
Marissa Mayer will fix this.
I really hope they don’t use the name EOS for their enhanced cameraphone. They’ll have legal issues with Canon, and this is so easy to avoid: choose another name!
How can having buttons be more waterproof than just a screen? Touch-sensitive buttons would leave no gaps.
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Actually, if you’re American and can’t get Nexus phones on contract, and nobody buys mobiles anyway, I guess Google wouldn’t be stepping on many toes by offering it for purchase on their Play website.
I just can’t see the price drops continuing though. Eventually, Google will need to stop undercutting all other competitors by offering semi-high end phones for a low-to-mid level price.
Sure, Nexus devices may not use bleeding edge CPU speeds, but if the next version offers LTE and 1080p screen resolution, there’s very little reason you’d buy a competing product for an extra 50-100% of the price of a Nexus unless you’re really in love with Touchwiz, Sense, etc, or need a high speed phone.
And I can’t see Google not offering LTE on the next version. Perhaps they won’t offer ultra high ppi screens, but if it becomes commonplace on the next wave of mid and high level phones, they’d basically need to.
I think that with all this in mind, the next Nexus will likely have a price tag north of $450, even with Google subsidies.
Finding Nemo is going to be a breeeeeeeze.
We’ve gone to the Moon once, and Aldrin wants to have a settlement on Mars?
Perhaps later, but there are too many issues related to cosmic radiation (“In the cosmos, they just call it ‘radiation’.”) and the time required to travel in space over such an immense distance.
No, but would be cheaper locally?
I mean, would prices become cheaper in those countries that are a part of this Arctic drilling “battle”? Think about how it works in the Middle East.
Anyway, it looks like Russia and Canada have the largest stakes in the Arctic, but I don’t know how that plays out in reality. Does Shell get to explore in the regions closest to Canada or Russia?
I want to switch to WP, but I just can’t if you people are serious about this 2015 projection.
It’s a brightness slider. If it was going to take a long time do develop for OLED, then they should have started development of a brightness slider much earlier.
Notifications, brightness slider, and independent volume control per app should be a priority, no?
I’m not worried about their sales numbers.
As a customer, I worry about the product. Let their accountants worry about the money.
Don’t worry, XBox music now displays metadata more accurately.
I can’t tell differences in speed either. Or perhaps I just don’t care about split-seconds.
I use Firefox on my PC at work, and on my Mac at home.
On my Galaxy S2, I use Dolphin browser, and have done so for 2 years. Before settling on Dolphin, I had tried every popular browser that was common on PCs, and even some not-so-popular browsers that I discovered, and none of them handled tabs, bookmarks, and screen real-estate as well as Dolphin does. Things have definitely changed over the past 2 years, but I don’t see a need to switch away from a great browser that works well. :)
On my iPad, I tried Safari and Chrome, but eventually I went back to Dolphin. :)
I plan on getting a Nokia Lumia of some sort within the next 6 months, and one of the apps I checked for in the Windows App store is the availability of Dolphin!!
Using 3G/4G would obviously be a lot more convenient.
Tethering isn’t a huge hassle, but access to the internet is not immediate, and I feel that it’s so unlike whipping out a phone and using its internet access that people may prefer using their mobile phone for short internet sessions even if they’re carrying their tablet.
My experience with my Samsung Galaxy S2 is that I don’t like Android.
However, I may give the Nexus 4 a shot as my next phone, hoping it’s different.
What I’d really like is a Nokia 925, but I want to hear user comments regarding battery life, because the 920 can have massive issues that other models like the 820 and 620 don’t have for some reason. :O
Actually, what I really want is a Lumia 920, but the 925 comes with a different battery (same capacity), and I think Nokia changed it does for a reason.
3 days ago