- Joined: Feb 26, 2015
- Last Login: Oct 14, 2021, 7:57pm EDT
- Comments: 498
Share this profile
Also, previous NanoLeaf products don’t have Thread, which didn’t exist when they launched. This ensures that they can all play nicely together in the future.
Comment 2 recs
IKEA designs for a wide range of tastes, with styles that will please most people and some that are absolutely love-it-or-hate-it. This is definitely in the latter category, and I don’t love it.
That being said, I’m glad they’re trying things that I don’t have to buy, because they might eventually hit on something that I’ll like. Off the top of my head, a Sonos speaker that mounts to a Poang chair could be great. Or a floor lamp that has a subwoofer in the base and clamp-on lights and speakers that can be positioned anywhere on the pole.
Comment 3 replies
That’s what people said when there were rumours of Apple making a phone.
We know how Apple operates at this point. They’ll let other companies do the early groundwork, and then decide whether it’s worthwhile to pursue it before going all in. I would guess they’re still in wait-and-see mode, and they could be there for a few years or a decade.
Comment 2 replies, 1 rec
Microsoft has no reason to do that, and every reason to not do it. The risk to their reputation would be huge, not to mention potential legal troubles that would eat up whatever cash Intel gave them. They don’t need money, they need credibility.
If we must do conspiracy theories, it would be more likely that an individual developer sabotaged the code for money or a vendetta. But it’s also just as likely that someone made a mistake.
Comment 1 rec
Great review. I used an old OLED tablet as my clock for years, but the battery started to swell so I needed to replace it. I found that the original Lenovo Smart Clock didn’t get dark enough when the lights are out, and the same for the Smart Clock Essential. That’s too bad, because I don’t really need the screen—I just wanted to not have a clock and a Nest Mini taking up space. So, it’s disappointing that Lenovo hasn’t improved on that with the Smart Clock 2.
I ended up with a second-gen Nest Hub, because the auto-dimming is so impressive. That matters far more to me than any other feature, and isn’t common on regular alarm clocks. It’s also nice that the Nest Hub takes up minimal space.
Pretty much. If someone wants to customize their gaming PC, they’ve been able to do just that for the past 30 years or so.
Comment 1 rec
Apple already had lock-in with the 30-pin connector well before Lightning was introduced, and there was no good reason to let go of it. Particularly since they wanted a connector that didn’t have a "right side up", which many people find to be the most annoying thing about MicroUSB.
I don’t even think accessory compatibility or data-transfer speeds mattered that much, since the vast majority of people only ever use their Lightning cables to charge their devices. Those were just side benefits (and good ones).
I personally don’t have a problem with Lightning. If a consumer buys a device of any type, it’s on them to know what connectors it does or doesn’t have and accept the limitations. But I also agree with you that it would be better for everything and everyone (not just iPhones and Apple) to standardize on USB-C.
Comment 1 reply, 22 recs
I’ve found that it depends on the device. I’m not sure if it’s in the specification, but some manufacturers are clearly going for a snug fit with their USB ports and cables, while others are making them loose. I’m pretty sure I could hang my Dell laptop from the USB-C cable connecting it to its dock.
It throws me off that Groot and Rocket look like their MCU versions, Drax looks kind of like Dave Bautista, and Quill and Gamora are completely different. I know that the MCU characterizations aren’t the definitive versions of the characters, but this Quill reminds me more of Seth Green than Chris Pratt.
Which means that this has great potential for a Robot Chicken skit.
I think they started that with the previous generation, if not earlier. I broke down some XBox controller boxes a few years ago and they were completely held together by folds.