At least, that's my answer.
I don't want to install FaceBook Messenger because it is change for the sake of change, and is worse than what they had before. Now there are two apps that give you a jarring user experience as you get ripped from one to the other, rather than having it integrated like it should be.
Net effect: I no longer use Facebook for messaging, and neither does anyone else I know, Good job on that one.
So don't buy that phone, or don't use Verizon as your carrier.
There are already solutions to that problem without Google exerting legally questionable pressure on OEMs.
So a abusing their position in the market is fine, because you happen to like their products.
How very Slashdot of you.
Meanwhile, companies that are selling and installing solar are getting to utility-scale production. SolarCity should pass 1GW of installed capacity this year, and is accelerating.
Yeah, because three years of software improvements and UX design couldn't possibly change a reviewer's ability to get used to a larger screen.
I'd bet they say the same stuff about the Galaxy S5 as well.
Nobody wants to sell a group like ISIS a nuke, because it could just as easily be used on the seller.
Should ISIS ever be accepted as an actual government, they will be seen as a pariah who will make North Korea, Myanmar, and Iran look like a good cooperative players on the world stage.
the US kept developing larger and larger nuclear weapons throughout the 50s
What's funny, is that at some point someone sat down and did a little math, and realized that there is a vast scale of diminishing returns when scaling up anything that explodes. So the modern nuclear arsenal from every nation that has these weapons is made up of significantly smaller yield weapons than were tested and deployed in the 1950s.
The bulk of the US arsenal are "dial-a-yield" devices that top out around 450kt, because they are easier to lift and guide where you want them. Or, and you can fit multiple of them on the same rocket you used to have one big ass 5Mt warhead on. Missile crews at Vandenburg AFB aren't simply trying to put one of these things inside a neighborhood - they aren't happy unless their test "warhead" can actually hit an oil drum with a target painted on it from 9,000 miles away. It's not good enough to just put a hot one into a city - they want to put it exactly above some munitions storage facility, or an air field, or a naval base. And they drill on it.
Expect a knock on your door from some friendly US Government employees in 3... 2... 1...
News flash: there is a lot of land between the coasts of North America, and it's priced vastly cheaper than most of the coastal states.
There's also a lot of people between the coasts that enjoy not having the ridiculous cost of living you see in the Northeast, and California.
Oh, so just like the Touch ID, which is getting an API in iOS 8.
It's almost like people around here are looking for any reason to bash Apple whatsoever...
They don't have to interoperate, they just need to co-exist. Much like Visa and MasterCard.
Competition is a good thing.
The stores are changing out the PIN pads because if they don't have equipment that can read "chip and PIN" cards next year, the liability for payment card fraud shifts to them instead of the banks.
If you're already replacing the equipment to deal with the new version of the payment cards, might as well add the NFC module necessary to support RFID cards and Google Wallet / Apple Pay at the same time - the major expense isn't with the equipment, it's to get the technician out there to actually do the install.
Every photo on that link that even would remotely have aspect on the camera, shows the "bulge".
And we're talking about 0.8mm here, which is absolutely retarded anyway.