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Tag Heuer Partners With Google and Intel To Create Luxury Apple Watch Rival 111

Posted by samzenpus
from the things-you-don't-need dept.
An anonymous reader writes Luxury Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer has announced it will be designing a smartwatch in partnership with U.S. tech giants Google and Intel. The watch is to rival similar devices in the consumer wearables market, specifically the much-anticipated Apple Watch. Tag is the first watchmaker to join with Google, however it is thought the deal will also welcome collaborations with other high-quality LVMH brands, such as Hublot and Zenith. The watch will be available toward the end of the year, with price structures and functionality details announced shortly before its release.

Comment: Re:People are correctly annoyed by this (Score 1) 338

by Punto (#49210109) Attached to: Google Chrome Requires TSYNC Support Under Linux

Don't forget that "feature" they added some months ago where the browser arbitrarily disables add-ons that weren't approved by the vendor, without the option for the user to white list them or explicitly enable them. They're just disabled, for your own good, stop asking questions. So now you're forced to run the "developer version" which allows this, and it aggressively updates itself to the latest version every chance it gets.

Comment: Re:Of course you should, stop being a douche (Score 1) 734

by Punto (#49207965) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should I Let My Kids Become American Citizens?

>Millions of third world peasants maybe

yeah, that's pretty much who I was thinking. Are you suggesting that those people somehow don't count? because they're from the third world? just because we don't care about us citizenship doesn't mean that those people don't exist

Comment: Of course you should, stop being a douche (Score 1) 734

by Punto (#49194327) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should I Let My Kids Become American Citizens?

It's the biggest economy in the world, and it's notorious for being strict in their immigration policies. We get it, you don't like it because of some ridiculous first world problem or another, but are you really going to use your kids' futures just to make a point? If you don't like the draft and taxes, go vote for the guy who wants to abolish them in the next election, but don't deny your kids a chance at something millions of people would die for.

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Pandora Pays Artists $0.001 Per Stream, Thinks This Is "Very Fair" 305

Posted by samzenpus
from the getting-your-cut dept.
journovampire writes with this story about how much artists make on Spotify. "Pandora founder Tim Westergren has claimed that the company is paying out 'very fair' sums to artists, despite its per-stream royalty weighing in at just one sixth of Spotify's. The digital personalized radio platform has previously gone on-record as saying that it pays music rights-holders approximately $0.0014 for each play of their tracks: Westergren blogged in 2013 that Pandora pays ‘around $1,370 for a million spins’. That’s around 80% smaller than Spotify’s per-stream payout, which officially stands somewhere between $0.006 and $0.0084."

Comment: wasn't this the point of the AI thing? (Score 1) 532

by Punto (#49098567) Attached to: Stephen Hawking: Biggest Human Failing Is Aggression

When he started the whole AI debate, I thought he was trying to make this exact point in a way more subtle way. Humans create a new type of being that is capable of thinking about its own existence, and the first thing we assume is that it'll try to kill us and we must kill it back first, instead of recognizing its right to exist. What does that say about us? The apple doesn't fall far from the tree? But the whole debate turned into "how can we keep AIs under out thumbs for as long as possible" instead. I guess he had to come out and spell it out for us.

Comment: Yes (Score 1) 716

by Punto (#49028403) Attached to: Is Modern Linux Becoming Too Complex?

Reminds me of this e-mail from Bill Gates http://blog.seattlepi.com/micr...

(talking about the "add/remove programs" screen) "Someone decided to trash the one part of Windows that was usable? The file system is no longer usable. The registry is not usable. This program listing was one sane place but now it is all crapped up."

At least we still have a filesystem

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