Crunch Time For WebOS, BlackBerry
When I got my Pre in July 2009, I thought it was light years ahead of Apple and Android on the intuitiveness and on many levels, it still is. The card system is bliss, the notification system is easy to use, understand, and operate, and the OS never crashed. The Touchstone will always be my favorite perph as I could assign any number of macros to my phone when I placed it on to disable data and notifications for nighttime when I didn't need to be bothered with emails.
Where they failed is in hardware. The original Pre should've been the Pre Plus, with the next step being something even bigger and better than what the Pre 2 is. It's too little, too late, and they will be irrelevant by 2012. We were promised Flash support by February *last* year, the app catalog is a failure in many fronts, and the overall build quality of the device left a lot to be desired.
Oh, and if you plan on using your device after you transfer the service to a new phone, you have to cripple the device beyond use to use it. No more OTA updates, even over WiFi, no app catalog at all, and no calls ever again. Stupid.
Software Now Un-Patentable In New Zealand
place to live everyday. The took away farm subsidiaries and now they have four times the output. No more patenting ideas that you will never try to build and sell, only to sue some other poor soul who's trying to make his life better. Not to mention the climate of NZ looks quite appealing.
Imagine where touch tech would be today if some dipshit in the 80's hadn't locked it up in patents? The touch tech of the movies could already be common place.
Porn Sites More Infected Than Thought
You might catch something playing the field if you don't use protection!
Doctors Seeing a Rise In "Google-itis"
That is has been a problem of sorts since the bombardment of TV and print ads for Rx drugs. Why do they feel they need to advertise them? You can't just go and buy them OTC.
Palm App Catalog Glitch Locks Out WebOS Users
They always take their store down when they launch a new product or drastic changes. I was hoping Palm was doing the same.
A minor inconvenience is all it was at best. Oh noes, I can't buy an app for 2-3 hours!!! zOMG call in the military!
Car Hits Utility Pole, Takes Out EC2 Datacenter
Amazon for not load-testing their emergency backup power on a regular basis, not having more than one connection the power grid, and the power grid for not having redundancies.
Our aging power grid is really beginning to show on so many levels that this is going to become a lot more common over the coming years.
HP's Slate To Be Replaced By WebOS Tablet?
It's a damn tablet! Not every bloody piece of technology is supposed to be able to have something to do with Linux. You want Linux on your tablet? Too bad, go buy a Netbook.
You Linux users get right on my nerves most of the time:
'Is this microwave open standards compliant?'
'Is this toaster open source?'
'Does anybody know where I can get a Linux compatible table lamp?'
'Has anyone tried installing Linux on an alarm clock?'
I tells you it never ends!
HandBrake Abandons DivX As an Output Format
I stopped downloading it on the torrent sites because I never found a quality encode job that was worth the bandwidth.
Meh, formats come and go in favor of better more modern solutions. I think the bigger note here is that HandBrake now supports 64-bit processor encoding.
The Great Ethanol Scam
It's next to impossible to find a gas station that does not have Ethanol in it's fuel. It doesn't help that two huge ADM plants are with in 90 minutes of where I live.
Regardless, there is a single Shell station in the area that has 93 octane V-power that is without ethanol. The cost different of $0.30/gal is offset by the noticeable decrease in fuel consumption, increased power, and smoothing the idle.
Yes, my car is tuned to require at least 91 octane.
Finnish Guy Gets Prosthetic USB Finger Storage
Simply put. Must not go through security checks or metal detectors often either.
Nintendo's Miyamoto On Innovation, Wii Ambitions
I feel this discussion probably happened when the upgrade from SNES to N64 occurred. Back then, who could think of the next big revolution in gaming now that it was 3D?
They will find something new, no doubt. Just a matter of how long of a gap between Wii and the new generation console.