Some POS systems are not integrated with the card payment terminal. You click "visa" for instance, and the POS system assumes a valid card payment has been made. The payment is then made in a seperate terminal which issues a receipt for the payment, which should be kept with the purchase receipt.
They might have a future as pseudo-scientists. Maybe *insert group that really like pseudo-science here* could use a few kids. Kids sound convincing, right?
Calling it a "router" is the smallest problem I can think of in the whole experiment.
IANAL, but I suggest you stop suggesting to people that they should look directly into the sun.
There's a very easy way to avoid all sorts of "conflict[s] of What Trek Is versus What Trek Isn't" - don't watch it.
Considering iTunes' not working on other devices was due to DRM (mainly), I can't say it's a very positive aspect that only the iPhone could do it.
My smartphones back then did a very good job with what web pages were available back then, no problems there.
The iPhone only really changed two things:
Interfaces got flatter (fewer sub-menus) and touch input replaced physical keyboards and navigation keys.
Long battery life? Not compared to any smartphone I'd seen. By the way, the original idea for the iPhone was for "apps" to be regular websites, not native code.
It did change a lot of stuff, but it sure as hell wasn't the Jesusphone you seem to think it was.
Don't underestimate Intel's ability and will to put all kinds of things on-chip.
Too bad such a concept will never work.
Plants evolved to support themselves, not to generate tons of energy.
Even crappy solar cells are more efficient than any plant out there, add an LED light source and you're still probably something like 10 times more efficient than the plant-based solution.
Too bad people fall for stuff if it's "plant-based" or "natural".
Maybe we can fight disinformation with disinformation after all...
Don't forget about Wi-Fi.
We are beyond the point where studies make sense.
I propose a study to figure out how to keep assholes from spreading disinformation about RF radiation.
They haven't proven to be more than just a fad, like Netbooks, however.
Who said anything about Android? Why should the concept not work because Google made some weird decisions with Android? Plenty of operating systems and platforms out there that work seamlessly with mixed DVI and HDMI.
Come on, what monitor these days doesn't have DVI or HDMI (other than Apple's Cinema Displays)?
I have to disagree, I expect my tablet to function as an Ultrabook-style device. And guess what, it does!
Of course, there's a lot to be said about Windows 8 (not much of it pretty), but they have the right idea.
The trick is providing something that is truly useful without cannibalizing Laptop/Desktop sales.