Let your Microsoft flag fly0 posts
Let your Microsoft flag fly0 posts
IE has pretty much matured to a great browser that can easily stand up against its competitors. The only feature I’m missing is Chromes awesome sync feature. Keeps my laptop and PC in sync (bookmarks) effortless.
With current HW built int, all of these super high res devices show sluggish performance. It takes Intels next generation HW to give users the same GUI experience as they get from current FullHD devices.
“Juvenile fans” are heading more and more towards mobile gaming. Why would they want to spend $60 on a console game if they can get an entertaining game for free or just a few bucks ?
MS is well advised to go all-in with regard to content and deliver the complete experience. I dare to say that gaming has become just a pretense to deploy a console in the living room. It’s the “Stargate” to the huge world of content of all sorts. It’s more than obvious that this is MSs final goal.
Nintendo on the contrary is showing nicely how bad a purely game focused strategy might turn out over the long term.
Why would MS care a lot about indie games ? It’s all about making the console the central part of the living room and that is a mission where indie games are hardly helpful if at all. The very last sentence tells what MS is after. It’s selling content at large over a broad spectrum. Games, music, movies, social stuff, …
MS knows that its prospects in the mobile market are modest at best. WP8 still in the doldrums and the highly touted tablet-strategy bears a lot of uncertainties, even with a revamped Win 8.x
That being said, MS is betting high on home entertainment in an overarching manner. Let’s see how it’ll turn out.
+ WP8 phones are excluded form the venue of entertainment ? +
Not one word about WP8 integration into the world of Xbox One. Hilarious. This is MS vision of the future ? ha ha ha … it’s all about mobility, stupid !!
Google Glass is like Steve Hawking. A brilliant mind confined in a rotten body.
It’s all about INPUT and OUTPUT METHODS !!!
A fully featured PC gives you the broadest range of input and output possibilities.
A tablet without keyboard/mouse is already immensely hampered.
A smartphone is even more restricted.
Google Glass is the climax of omitted input methods.
What can we expect from a device that has only one button, does only modestly guess what you just said and displays its content on a tiny screen ? It’ll take another 20 years until a Google Glass like device will become successful. Like Apples Newton was 20 years too early.
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The dislike against Android skinning is unreasonable. It was (!) a nuisance in the past due to weak processors and inept implementation. It indeed slowed down the handset and made it more complicated to use.
But those days are gone. Modern skins don’t ad any lag to the speed nor do they unreasonably blow up the stock Android OS with bloatware. Instead some of them add a slew of useful features making Android more fun to use.
The only tangible advantage you get from stock Android is faster SW updates. But even this issue is less severe compared to the dreary situation 3 years back when Android was quite immature and therefore full of bugs and slow in performance. The average user can happily life with 4.2 until the buying a new phone in 2 or 3 years. Quite unlikely that breathtaking changes will come to Android over the next 2 years.
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In theory that all sounds awesome. But I seriously doubt that all of the aforementioned concepts will really lead to a more desirable final result. Image processing and image combining is a matter of taste and it’s quite hard for a machine to create something attractive based on algorithms.
I wouldn’t want Google to tinker and botch with my images.
To me that all sounds like : We do it not because it makes sense but because we can do it.
Excel and Word are awesome on a 10" screen. However that doesn’t belong to WinRT only. It’s the same silly approach on Surface Pro. A full blown laptop that actually delivers decent performance is unfortunately trapped in a way too tiny body.
Much reminds me of Stephen Hawking. A great mind in a not fitting body.
OK .. so $1600 gets me :
1.) High-res screen which creates lots of scaling problems and renders some applications unusable.
2.) Sometimes lagging-system due to underpowered HW.
3.) Flimsy lid that arouses suspicion about enduring more than a few months of heavy usage.
4.) Under heavy load it starts the engines and virtually takes off much like a F-22 sound wise.
I’m impressed. Honestly !!! No wonder why customers eschew expensive gear. You DON’T get what you pay.
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Nokia has lost its credibility with regard to “footage”.
The “stills” shown during the video comparing the Lumia next to its competitors makes me suspicious since there is a considerably difference of the size of the objects. Looks almost as if the iPhone stills were enlarged to make them deliberately look bad.
18 days ago on Lumia 928's PureView camera competes with Galaxy S III and iPhone 5 in Nokia video 5 replies 6 recommends
“928” doesn’t sound like something earth shaking. More like the well know “more-of-the-same” story.
Amazing that Nokia has quite good sales figures with regard to the Lumia brand but might face troubles on its Asha phones. Asha is their bread and butter brand generating the major part of Nokias income.
It makes me sad observing how people waste their precious lifetime with such a crap. I mean, it’s OK if you are a teenager being in a peer group with little leeway for behavioral patterns. But once you are in your (late) 20s and beyond most of these social media stuff should have become a faint memory of the past. Otherwise something has gone badly awry in your social skill development. Honestly, isn’t it quite a bit of an embarrassment watching an adult person, texting like crazy on his/her smartphone or sending pointless images of his/her dog.
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I just wet my pants. Thank you very much.
The Q10 looks like the stuff BB sold 10 years ago and which consumers ditched for a good reason. All of a sudden this awkward design gets a revive. Eek !!!
BB is doomed.
23 people are now dead, and 122 have been infected across several provinces.
And this gives reason to be concerned ? I guess that’s about the death toll caused by polluted environment every 10 min.
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What a BS. It is a well known fact the Gladiators in Ancient Rome fed on a diet consisting mostly of wheat, grain, vegetable and fruits and astonishingly little meat. Hard physical work does not necessarily require to eat lots of meat. As the article says, this amount of meat would have required huge herds of animals which simply was not feasible back at those times.
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Your suggestion would impose that the grandchildren or grand-grandchildren of Paul McCartney would eventually had to apply for a job because of not receiving money from royalties over the next 100 years.
How dare you. Isn’t that the privilege of the reach and wealthy ones that even their grand-grand children are exempt from mundane banalities like ordinary work ?
If everything goes well, Bill Gates descendants won’t have to “work” over at least the next 300 years. Not taken interest into account. That would free them from work forever.