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Comment: Re:The iPhone commands a huge market.... (Score 3, Informative) 550

by Clazzy (#34815190) Attached to: Android Passes iPhone In US Market Share

But look at the UK, where the iPhone is on every major network. Apple is currently stable at about 30% (although the article seems to write it as a large gain for Apple) and Android's growth is skyrocketing.
http://www.comscoredatamine.com/2010/12/symbian-still-leads-uk-smartphone-market-but-apple-and-google-are-gaining/

Comment: Is it partly the user's fault? (Score 1) 607

by Clazzy (#29134423) Attached to: Xbox 360 Failure Rate Is 54.2%

I own a 360 and in the year I've had it I've had no problems. However, I know a few people who also have them and the people with consoles that RROD have had the problem happen twice or more whereas everyone else has had no problems. I can understand that the problem is mostly on Microsoft's back but if it's the same people whose consoles are breaking then surely they're doing something to it that's creating problems?

Comment: Re:C & C glitches (Score 1) 282

by Clazzy (#27474331) Attached to: Strange Glitches In Games

There was one that worked in Red Alert (and probably C&C too) where if you grouped a load of slow units with a fast one (like lots of cruisers with a naval transport) then pressed the f key they'd all travel at the speed of the fast unit.

In Tiberian Sun it was possible to keep the Firestorm wall online indefinitely by turning it on then forcing base power offline. They fixed that one in a patch though.

Comment: Re:Lovely, but... (Score 1) 79

by Clazzy (#26256795) Attached to: Early Praise For <em>Empire: Total War</em>

And I have a lot of hope for this one, since a good chunk of it will deal with American history which many of the developers probably know a bit more about than Roman, Japanese, or medieval European history.

Actually, the developers are British.

Besides, I don't think they've ever set out to be 100% accurate. I think they'll keep key events and ideas in but they'll be creative. I read somewhere about them putting a weapon in that was considered to be an early machine gun. It never took off and became used in the real world but they put it in anyway.

Google

New Google Apps For Linux Coming 159

Posted by kdawson
from the bated-breath dept.
techoon writes "The goal of the Google Linux Client Team is to develop Linux desktop applications, such as the official Linux versions of Google Earth and Google Picasa. This team made an interesting splash during a presentation at the first-ever Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, which they had kindly hosted at their Mountain View campus. The Google presenters claimed some 'significant accomplishments' and other new Google desktop applications coming out this year for the Linux platform."
Microsoft

+ - The Top 15 most controversial Microsoft statements->

Submitted by StonyandCher
StonyandCher (1121349) writes "In the pantheon of controversial Microsoft comments CEO Steve Ballmer's recent quote about the Apple iPod: "There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. It's a US$500 subsidized item," ranks right up there.

But Between Ballmer and Chairman Bill Gates that comment would be hard pressed to crack the Top 15 all-time most controversial or even colorful things the two of them have uttered in the past oh, 20 years or so."

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Censorship

+ - Chess Grandmaster Kasparov Arrested in Moscow

Submitted by carre4
carre4 (651164) writes "Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov was arrested in Moscow during an anti-Kremlin demonstration along with at least 100 other activists. Kasparov now leads the strongest opposition movement in Russia as previously discussed on Slashdot. This march was part of the Dissenters' Marches that have been held in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod in spite of refused permits."
Robotics

+ - Beer Launcher

Submitted by
wittmania
wittmania writes "John Cornwell has built a beer launcher that has a 10 can magazine and can launch a beer up to 13 feet. It is controlled by a keyless entry remote which allows the "user" to lift a beer out of the mini-fridge, loading it into the catapult. The user then uses the remote to aim and fire the launcher. Cornwell has a video showing the Beer Launcher in action."

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