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iPad Mini Costs $24 More To Make Than Kindle Fire HD 260

Posted by timothy
from the price-theory-at-work dept.
sweetpea86 writes "... but retails for $130 more. Teardowns of the Apple iPad Mini and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD have revealed that the two devices cost almost the same amount to manufacture, despite the retail prices being significantly different. Andrew Rassweiler, senior principal analyst of teardown services for IHS iSuppli, explains that Apple is sticking to the premium brand strategy it has always used for its media tablet and smartphone products, whereas Amazon is banking on content."

Comment: False Positives (Score 1) 465

One thing that humans do well no matter how crazy they are is take safety measures even when its 1% chance of danger depending on how it occurs. An automatic car can not calculate all the probable scenarios of that because there is no occurring for the car, its just information.

Comment: Re:Enlightenment please (Score 1) 2416

by anonymousNR (#40483401) Attached to: Supreme Court: Affordable Care Act Is Constitutional

3. Why are Americans so convinced that amoral profit seeking corporations have their best interests at heart, and not an elected government whose power is given to them by the people?

I am not a citizen of US, but I know enough that the question to your answer has something to do with what they call "Progressive Era"

Comment: Funding problems (Score 3, Insightful) 98

by anonymousNR (#40451427) Attached to: Robots To Search for Amelia Earhart's Lost Plane
A little skepticism kicks in for me, is this an attempt to raise donations for an otherwise non-funded archaeological expedition ?
Given the letters from little girls with $2 donation being displayed in their "most important sponsors page".
I am not making the expedition wrong, just throwing what came to my head, after all this is the Internet, where I can say what ever I want and get away.
GUI

Windows 8 Pre RTM Metro UI Leaked 484

Posted by timothy
from the shades-of-kde-5-years-ago dept.
An anonymous reader writes with this snippet from PC Tech Talk, which features screenshots of what is said to be something very close to what users will see in Windows 8: "One of the biggest changes Microsoft announced for Windows 8 was the change from the 'Aero Glass' interface we had in Windows Vista and Windows 7 to a new Metro UI. Until today these changes had not been fully seen as the weren't included in the recent Release Preview. A number of changes have been made to the UI since the Release Preview 2 weeks ago. Microsoft have said the new Metro UI will appear crisper following the removal of shadows and transparency. Gradients have been removed from buttons. The task bar is no longer has the glass, transparent look or blur effect. The new design brings with it some heartache for those that loved the Aero Glass effect as it has now been completely removed from Windows 8." Maybe it's more exciting in motion than are these static shots.

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