Really not. Who uses composite video nowadays? Realistically it is $19 or $24 for the VGA and HDMI respectively, especially in the use cases illustrated in the o-so-funny-and-games video.
Compare this with the Raspberry Pi line and the reason for C.H.I.P to exist is nowhere to be found.
Maybe a competitor for some Arduino use-cases. Maybe.
Agreed. It's bait and switch. "Hey $9 computer.... oh you want better than 480 resolution? Well that's another $10! Oh you want to connect to a modern HDTV? That's another $5".
And honestly, at these low specs, I could buy a used 1ghz, 512 mb, 4gb desktop PC for about $25 and it would have VGA and at least be able to run some flavor of Windows and be upgradeable.
Swatting is not like killing or stealing or doing drugs, picking up a phone and making a prank phone call is not on the same level as grabbing a gun and killing someone even if that phone call could have the same consequences. So the people that say "the parents always say they're a good kid" maybe they are a good kid because they would never pick up a gun and kill someone but they might pick up a phone and make a prank phone call and they should be severely punished for it.
I predict a lot of people will buy the 1.0 product and it will become obsolete quicker than you can say "apple stock". The 2.0 product might be more interesting. Can't believe they are charging 10k for the "higher end" watch. Bragging rights for rich folks, but rings pretty hollow considering what you get.
Apple Watch will probably go obsolete as quick as any iOS product, which takes a few years before they stop supporting it. The latest iOS 8 still supports the 2011 iPhone 4s. That's much better than Android, I don't think there are any 2011 Android devices that support Android 5.0 without rooting them.
First of all, it needs an iPhone. Don't have one, don't want one.
So you don't have what it requires so you don't want one. Thanks for that. Guess you don't want a furnace because you live in Hawaii so therefore no one else on earth needs a furnace. Apple has sold over 700 million iPhones as of March 2015, even if only 5% buy an Apple Watch it will be a huge success.
Everyone cried that the iPad was ridiculous, it was just a large iPod Touch that cost triple the price. It sold like crazy. The Apple Watch will sell like hotcakes. Apple Watch will sell more in 1 day than all the Android Watches ever sold. Then Samsung will make an exact copy of the Apple Watch, add a SD card and removable battery, and the samsung fanbois will make fun of Apple for not having a micro SD card slot and a removable battery.
Damn, everything's on the Interwebs. Should've known: in the late 90's I once googled (Lycosed?) "Lego porn" as a joke (honestly), and was surprised to find it existed.
You can say google, they were a search provider in the late 90s
I'm wondering why someone has not taken a few dozen cellphones and surrounded a sphere just to show a proof of concept.