In the overall market for tablets, the number of people who want to always/primarily use a stylus to interact with them are probably on the scale of total BB Playbook sales vs total iPad sales. Note I use the term "want" in there, vs having to use it to interact with the tablet, like with the Surface for non-touch apps.
they didn't kick off the tablet craze [at least imho] because
1) Bill demanded they use stylus's. even after the iPad came out, he still publicly claimed tablets using stylus were better/preferred
2) Bill DIDN'T demand that the Office team make a version of Office that worked with the tablet UI. The head of the office team refused to alter office to use any tablet-specific API's, so the tablet OS guys had to code ways for the keyboard to hide/show at the right time in office at the OS level, so it never really worked well.
1 I can kind of understand, as Bill never had a great understanding of hardware and where it was going, but 2 I don't, because Bill was in charge of MS, and tablets was something he seemed [at least initially] to be very into, and to let the Office guy tell the tablet group to fuck off just doesn't make sense.
13 years ago, it was stylus-city, everywhere.
why would a newer version of the cpu affect any of the issues he specifically mentions for x86?
it's not the CPU. the display is the battery hog, particularly the backlight which needs to be more powerful due to the retina display [iirc]. next is the graphics chips, which needs extra power to do the graphics for that display.
the cpu is generally the thing that doesn't use a lot of power [for general usage] because it gets powered down after it gets its work done, even while the display and graphics chip are going strong.
...and are about to slam into your shins...
there was no 'judge'. an uninformed administrator and some cops who didn't remember the nuances of the law made the student destroy the recording.
It's cheaper for the deniers. They don't need to do the research. They primarily say "your research isn't good enough, go back and fix it, then we'll talk."
Now I'm revolted.
Well, she makes a formidable weapon...
this is the kind of thing that will built resentment in the robots, and then one day, it will boil over...and then there will be hot hydraulic fluid everywhere...
So, only a partial payment...
yes and no. Sure everybody is basically following Apple's lead with charging 30% or thereabouts. But when Apple introduced it originally for the iOS App Store, the market was worse for both customers and developers because what 'app stores' there were generally took more than 50% commision [and WAY worse if you went through a carrier], and you had to go through a bunch of crazy steps to actually get the app. it completely reset the 'mobile app' industry.
No, it means the gov't must fund more research, and further along the research path through clinical trials,etc...
Then, once the drug is proven, they MUST sell it to the lowest bidder from big pharmacy.
It's the only way profits can keep going up by double-digits every six months.
yeah, the purpose of this is only for microsoft to get people to actually sign up for their app store, and hopefully to get credit card information at the same time, so they can turn around and use those numbers to try to get developers to create apps for their app store.