LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac WiFi and NFC; Gorilla Glass 3, Front 1.3-megapixel camera and 8-megapixel sensor on the back with optical image stabilization (OIS)."
I don't know if this will take off, but if it fails it won't be because it repeated the failure of 3D television. 3D television had one huge drawback that this doesn't: no special glasses needed to watch. Who wants make the centerpeice of the new entertainment system something that takes $150 per person to show off at a Super Bowl party?
I'm reluctant to say current HDTV is good enough, because there was a time I thought SDTV was good enough and HDTV was a waste of money. Now I have two HDTVs and get annoyed when a football game I want to watch is only available in SD. But seeing as most of the early adopters for this type of thing would have relatively recently dropped a lot of money upgrading to pretty good HDTVs that still work great, I'm skeptical it'll take off. But even if the 4K content is limited at first, those 4K early adopters will be able to have large gatherings to show off their purchases.
What good is "dominance" if you're not making money?
Google doesn't even try to make money on Android, so that question shows how much you miss the point. Google makes money on web services, and the goal of Android was to have tons of smartphones connected to their services constantly. Android has been very successful at that, along with making sure they aren't beholden to Apple in order to do it. Although I'm sure Google would prefer people used Android over the iPhone, it doesn't really matter to them as long as they are using both platforms to connect to Google services. Platform doesn't matter, profits are still profits.
Except when I disagree with how they are exercising their powers, then they are shutting down the government.
If you think Apple chose pentalobe (which has been a standard screw type available my entire life) to stop people from opening up their case to replace the soldered in battery, you're just a moron.
ProTip: I have pentalobe drivers from my father that are older than I am. They are not uncommon in older high end cameras where you need tiny screws that don't strip when you breath on them hard.
Are you sure about that? I thought Apple created and patented their own non-standard pentalobe screws and only sells the screwdrivers to Apple techs. It was specifically designed to not work with the screwdrivers available for camera repair or at Ace Hardware. There are many standard screws which are just as high-quality as the Apple pentalobe, going this route only serves to hinder any unauthorized "tampering" with the devices.
I guess I can never underestimate the spin Apple fans will go through to argue that Apple's user-hostile policies are actually good for you.
Not everyone who likes the Surface RT is paid by MS.
I never said they were. It's just that first posts for most Windows 8 articles have been obvious shills for a while now, and this account stepped up the game by being a thinly veiled shill. That does not mean every pro-MS commenter is a shill, just that the the guys pouncing on the most visible comment frequently are.