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Apple Said To Team With Visa, MasterCard On iPhone Wallet

Isomorphic Re:As much as I hate Apple (187 comments)

This is not really a surprising move from Apple. It was more or less a given once they rolled out TouchID.

On the flip side, I've been listening to various Internet commentators go on and on about how Apple "has to have NFC" (reason: "because Android does"). Meanwhile, I've had an RFID credit card for approximately five years now, and, despite attempting to use it at numerous terminals marked with the RFID symbols, have only been successful in using it less than five times. Apparently no one running a retail payment terminal cares.

Even if you are a hater, you have to admit Apple's entry into this market will help spur businesses to roll out NFC terminals, or switch on NFC on their existing terminals, or just make sure the NFC works.

about a month and a half ago
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Pseudonyms Now Allowed On Google+

Isomorphic Re:In other words (238 comments)

Yes. We are making this PR-friendly change because we don't need you to be logged-in in order to track you.

about 3 months ago
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Startup Touts All-in-One Digital Credit Card

Isomorphic Security (222 comments)

I've read the articles, watched the video on their site, and read the FAQ. It is unclear whether the app actually sends your card information to their servers. As I posted over on Hacker News:

No, Coin, I'm not going to store all of my credit and debit cards in a single spot on the Internet.

Your app has to work without Internet, or it's a security risk.

about a year ago
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Prices Slashed For Nook, Kindle E-Readers

Isomorphic Re:Easier on the eyes?!? (255 comments)

So... printed books cause eyestrain?

Or are you arguing that eInk screens cause less eyestrain than printed books?

more than 4 years ago
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Prices Slashed For Nook, Kindle E-Readers

Isomorphic Easier on the eyes?!? (255 comments)

I disagree. I've owned a Sony Reader and an iPad. The iPad is, hands down, easier on the eyes.

The Kindle and other eInk displays have a contrast ratio of 6:1 to 7:1. The iPad backlit IPS display is 750:1 to 930:1.

Other than perhaps directly under the sun, the iPad display wins. In dim light, the iPad owns.

more than 4 years ago
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Installing Android 2.2 "Froyo" On the Nexus One

Isomorphic Re:I guess soon we'll see about Flash (154 comments)

Would you like another G1 to put in your drawer?

I realize there's always pain in being an early adopter, but Google and T-Mobile aren't being very kind to the owners of the original Android device. The phone is 17 months old and was last updated 8 months ago. That's even more distressing given that it (originally) could only be purchased within a 24-month contract.

more than 4 years ago
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Super Large, Super Hi-Res LCD Screens?

Isomorphic Feature requirement: HDTV (197 comments)

Until LCD monitors converge with HDTV monitors, I'm stayin' out of the high-end. For $3K I should be able to hook my DVD player component output straight to it, or DVI off a video card, or the output of a DTV box. As long as there is analog conversion and scaling already present, I see no reason why this is particularly hard. One day, consumer and computer video will converge. But not today.

about 14 years ago

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