The Shield reminds me of the Xperia Play that I bought almost 3 years ago. I thought that it was going to be the start of real mobile phone gaming, but sony treated it a a stepchild. The hardware was mediocre at best, and the screen was the worst kind of LCD. But it was a convenient machine. I really hoped to see either a Play 2, or another company tackle the a gameing phone.
Ad tracking a little flawed because it seems to be based on the idea you might want to purchase some that you type in a search bar. Going by my own search history 5%, maybe less, of my searches has anything to do with trying to buy something. Most of the time I'm just farting around doing what amounts mindless channel surfing. I imaging most people are generally the same, spending a small about of time researching products, and most of the time looking for everything else.
If I was that passer-by I would turn the question back at him. I would ask the camera man what shoplifting has he prevented? What robber has he identified? The camera man might be able to do those things, only if he were hidden. But let's see him catch a robber while standing right next to him, with a gun. I would like to see footage of that.
Has anyone ever had a song that kept playing in their heads slowly over time change into something else. I'd have a song that would change pitch, or lose or gain notes, and the lyrics would get jumbled. That would happen if I listened to a song once or twice, and didn't hear it again for a few days, and then its like a different song. Is it just me?
You forgot a pair of Thomson Eye-Phones
This little piece of gaming trivia only seem to get barely mention when you read articles about the early history of Metal Gear, but there was a computer/console called MSX and Japan and a few other places. It was Microsoft's (of Japan) attempt to pull a 3DO before 3DO did. Apparently it was successful everywhere but the US. Sony was one of the companies that made a system that ran the OS.
Perhaps he already knows his decisions won't make a dent in the market. Maybe that's not really the point. Maybe he chooses not to buy it for the sake of not wanting to, rather than to boycott or punish a company. Weither it hurts the company or not is irrelevant.
I'm sure early humans had plenty of time to obtain night vision before the discovery of fire, but i doubt they wanted to wait longerto evolve more while being out matched by their predators. I bet they decided to put their big brains, to use, their only real advantage over both their predators and prey. You know the very thing that made us human. We probably would have be great at hunting and killing prey with our bare hands if we didn't bother inventing sharp spears and shaping rocks into arrowheads. You know changing the world to suit us.
That logo looks rather bland. Might as well change the name of the company to Windows.
The problem with trying to use another service is that pretty much everyone does the same thing to different degrees. What if I where a hypothetical social network bloke who was willing to pay actual money to avoid that ads and info selling. I know Slashdot has such an offer. But what about Google, or Facebook. If I, as Joe Facebook, was to put my money where my mouth is, where would I even go to pay. How much would it cost per month, $5, $10, $50? How many people like that would it take to make it worthwhile?
Yes I know it's all fiction and all that, but I always seem to imagine the whole "Robocop/Terminator" vision thing as taking place inside their brain rather than on the surface of their eyes. Something like video gen-lock that takes the video feed and overlays text on top, bypassing the whole focusing issue. I remember trying to visualize what how that would work in a pair of glasses, so I put my cellphone right up to my eye while trying to keep the screen in focus. I could, sort of painfully. Then I also realized that I would need to focus on the everything else. I would have to focus on something very close and far away, at the same time. I would like to know how they accomplished this.
gbrumfiel writes "Two weeks ago, researchers claimed particles called neutrinos were travelling faster-than-light and violating the laws of special relativity. But now it looks as though general relativity might be behind the experiment's unusual result. An independent analysis claims that the original experiment, known as OPERA, failed to take into account differences in earth's gravitational field between the neutrino source and the OPERA detector. As Nature News reports, gravity can distort time according to Einstein's theory, and the effect could explain why neutrinos appear to arrive 60 nanoseconds ahead of schedule. The OPERA team is now reviewing the new analysis."
They did it several times before. There were a whole series of Macs with built-in TV and the early PowerPC era.
I admit the speedpad is a bit janky, especially the thumbwheel, which I have mapped to zooming in and out. But for how I use it its not too bad. I can imagine if you are using it for an FPS or an RPG you would want it to deal with rapid and precise key presses. For me, as long I press a key and it works I'm good. With that said, I would don't mind a smother thumbwheel and a trackpad for panning images.
I considered getting something like this for my digital art setup. Right now i have an old tabletpc with a nostromo speedpad 51n. In my right hand holds a stylus and my left is on the speedpad. The idea is that I never have to touch the toolbar or the menu with the hand that i draw with. It's very liberating to switch from paintbrush to eraser and to zoom in and out without doing all kinds of keyboard combos. The only problem is that you can't modify color in Photoshop, but you can with GIMP.