Of course it's not a real thing, it's a stunt. It would never work in any practical sense, and the fact that they have publicised it doesn't exactly help them keep its nature secret from the police. It's just marketing. How much would this much coverage have cost if paid for as TV advertising?
That way, some generic fleshlight app that asks for everything under the sun including root will be able to fetch data
There's an app for that now?
A) Where do I download it?
B) Does it need any, er, "peripherals"?
C) What's the best way to clean cum off a phone?
Or was it just a Freudian slip?
That works already. I've tried it, minus the mouse. The phone charges, the keyboard was powered from the hub, HDMI output worked.
Strangely the SJW bullshit story about the IRC logs that GamerGate released, which prove beyond any doubt that it is all just manufactured outrage, astroturfing, sock puppets and misogyny was rejected too.
GamerGate is over. Nothing they do or say can recover from having their inner discussions exposed, which they were stupid enough to do on a public IRC server.
We have most of those things.
Phones that aren't anorexic, instead being willing to be a bit thicker and sport two days' worth of battery life.
My OnePlus One can easily go three days on a charge, even with moderate use. It's a full smart phone, high end camera, Bluetooth, NFC, wifi, 4G, sensors etc. It's pretty thin too. Most manufacturers realized that there is "thin enough", it's only really Apple that needs to be 0.01mm thinner every year.
Phones with physical keyboards.
Just get a case with Bluetooth keyboard built in. That's the better solution now. You can choose a keyboard you like and easily replace it when needed. It also doesn't limit your choice of phone too much, because otherwise you would be stuck with one or two models at most.
Phones with intentionally lower DPI, for people with less-than-perfect eyesight that still want to use their phone.
Android lets you scale the UI easily enough for that purpose. You don't need a low DPI screen, you just need to make the font size bigger and have everything scale with it.
Phones with a better ability to leverage integrated storage
What does that even mean?
Phones with screens designed to be user-replaceable
Again, with the right case it is almost impossible to break the screen. High end cutting edge phones are only about Â£230 now, so it's easy to get the risk down to a level where you don't need insurance. If you paid Â£750+ for your phone, well...
Google Play works fine with cyanogen.
Advertising subsidises the services you use. Spam makes them more expensive.
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The standard would probably be 48V. Easy to step down, keeps current down to manageable levels, and plenty of 48V equipment is already available.
Electric vehicles use DC for charging. They either have their own rectifier on-board, or for fast charging can take a direct DC input. My Leaf will take 400V/100A DC for charging, for example. So, there are devices that could make use of a direct DC feed.
At the time it made sense to use AC, because high efficiency solid state DC-DC converters didn't exist. Nowadays high voltage DC transmission lines are used all over the world, with conversion to AC at the destination.
For home use it is a little trickier, because you still want high voltage until you get close to the device. Maybe you could have a DC line direct from the battery pack to your car or a central air conditioner or something, if you could keep them physically close together. You won't want to 48V/50A to your appliances that are tens of metres away from the source though. You could step the voltage up but then it might as well just be AC...
Didn't some cable TV company already disable the fast forward button during ads? DVDs don't let you skip ads most of the time. I'm surprised that the mute button still works.
They would love to just send you one large
The reason they don't is the same reason people don't make "websites" that are actually just big Flash animations any more. Search engines can't properly interpret them and tend to give them a low ranking. So they want it both ways - a high ranking for usefulness and information/bullshit ratio, but also total control over the display.
Advertisers pay to display their ads, spammers usually don't.