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Submission + - iPhone 6S new feature: Force Touch

WarJolt writes: Apple is adding Force Touch to their iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. I'm not sure if Force Touch enough to convince an Android user like myself to switch, but there are definitely some interesting possibilities for app developers. A challenge for App developers will be to make apps compatible with both Force Touch iPhones and non-force touch iPhones.

Comment Re: Competition (Score 1) 54

it would be nice as a consumer if the devices interoperate.

Competition is good but if I buy an uplink it would be nice if it worked with the service of my choice.

It's seems to me that companies can be a little sort sighted when it comes to standard when satellites are involved. For example custom receivers were required for Sirius and XM.

Comment A Nuclear power plant on your legs (Score 2) 179

As a result Thunderbolt will also support USB 3.1 (which is currently spec'd at 10Gbps) and can optionally provide up to 100W of power (in compliance with the USB Power Delivery spec) to charge devices via USB-C (like the recently introduced 12-inch Apple MacBook).

I read 100W an I felt the hair singe off my legs.

I think the key word is "optionally". I doubt very many laptops will be able supply that much power for charging.

Comment Re:Tell that to 3D movies as well. (Score 1) 125

Am I the only one who thinks the frame rate isn't whats getting everyone sick?

Resolution and convergence are my big issues. I think the holy grail is a high resolution light field display, but this will require significantly denser pixels if you use microlenses for head worn VR. Maybe once you tackle that you can go for the high frame rate.

Comment Re:uh... (Score 1) 170

That's why there's a buffer. 300ms of ping only needs an extra 300ms of buffer, in theory.

The buffer is for the jitter, Not the transmission time. Ping is round trip time, so your latency is only 150ms assuming that the path there is about the same cost as the.trip back. I suppose that's more important for live streaming content.
You need a round trip to begin streaming, so the 300ms is important for that.

Comment Re:BS (Score 1) 157

>> and deploy networking topologies such as Ethernet, with proven security.
Ethernet is already widely deployed in cars for data hungry applications ( infotainment) For other uses, ethernet is absolutely not suitable ( price, power, wiring constraints, EMC, safety, .....)

That's why they are using 2-wire ethernet.

I'm not sure where you got that information about Ethernet widely deployed in cars for Infotainment. If you can send me an article about that I'd really like to read it.

Comment Re: track record (Score 1) 293

I think everyone's ignoring an important point. The aviation industry is extremely intolerant of accidents; especially due to manufacturing and design defects. This is a good thing for the presidents safety. The president doesn't give a crapy about fuel economy or the latest carbon fiber designs like the rest of us. They need something with a proven track record of safety.

Plus it's probably easier to add to the 747 Missle defense and reuse the radiation hardened avionics

To iterate is human, to recurse, divine. -- Robert Heller