They power up the device, and apparently it works by providing thrust somehow. What fault? I really need one of those for my car ASAP.
Perhaps, if the companies were to pay their fair amount of tax, the EU wouldn't be chasing them for their money. instead these tech companies choose to employ the most drastic of measures to prevent paying up. I'm not surprised the EU takes drastic measures as well to recover these losses.
> Windows Update dialog in Control Panel can be stuck
Windows update has been in the new settings app since a few preview builds ago.
In that case, you still cannot be prosecuted for complying with NZ customs. You may be prosecuted for bringing a sensitive asset to a different nation. If you are violating the law as you state, this has happened long before entering customs.
> a drug addict, rapist, or mass murderer
Addiction is a medical issue. Rape and mass murder are rather serious crimes. If my child became addicted to a substance, I'd take it in my house at any cost. But in the case of rape or murder, well, that will end family ties for a few decades.
You cannot contractually forbid anyone to comply with the law, so your point is moot.
> But sooner or later everything will move to some sort of desktop/app virtualization where the end user's comp can be anything. It's just a display/interface.
Always the same story since I started out in IT. First centralization, then decentralization. First coupling, then decoupling. First the terminal, then the fat client, then the thin client. First the server web apps, then the native client apps and so on and so on. It's just ping pong.
In which case, a USD 30 Raspberry Pi with kodi/xbmc beats them all, in price, performance and included features.
Those watches don't need an extended applecare plan to be supported for decades. They are made by companies whose core business is making watches. And they are still in prestine condition after half a century. When you suddenly need funds, you can always sell that Rolex you inherited. Now try to imagine a Pawnstars episode with someone offering a 10 year old gold applewatch with a dead battery (not servicable ofcourse), for 10k.
It will be really cool to wear in a three years time, when the device is no longer supported for updates. Or in 5 years time, when the batteries are dead, the charger is no longer produced, and the owner realises that it would have been a better investment to buy a real watch for that money. 10k for a watch with a one year warranty, hopefully the owners can afford applecare. Bring out Nelson!
They will just stream the game from xbox to other devices. You will need to use your xbox controller as well to play the game. There are no interface issues.
But in current copyright law, there is no longer a viable way to create a derivative work and benefit from it. In the past, when a new music or art style became popular, many people would start creating by copying each other. Even the last two major music styles to emerge, hip hop and edm, started by using existing samples and copying each other verbatim and not bothering other artists with royalty claims. This is now legally closed, the estates of deceased musicians will sue for use of specific words, a chord scheme or bass line and get rewarded. People are just too damn greedy. What happened to 'limited time' and 'public domain'?
I remember wearing a headset at cebit a few decades ago. So what they claim is that shortening the cable to the computer and shrinking it the electronics is patent worthy.This patent is too obvious and will fail in court.
Don't forget streaming games between xbox and pc, the feature that will finish the steambox. Steam really should create an Xbox client.
Sure, open is the policy. That must be why they used proprietory hardware mpeg decoding for which you need to buy a separate license.