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Comment On my phone sure (Score 1) 151

I got bored of waiting for stable Android L roms but didn't want to go back to stock so switched to CM12 nightlies. Didn't have a single issue for all the time it was on nightlies until they got to stable releases of 12 and 13. Depending on how long N takes I might switch to CM14 nightlies when they arrive.

Comment Re:I would, if.... (Score 3, Informative) 151

Ideally, in my mind, it'd work just like a PC --- where I could make a backup image of the Factory Disk Image (just in case); and then install whatever I want on it; knowing that it wouldn't be hard to boot from an external device and restore the factory image. Anyone know of such a phone --- and that'll be the next one I'd buy.

Any Android Nexus phone. Just hold down a button combination while powering the phone up to enter the bootloader menu, plug the phone in to a PC's USB and you can wipe/flash any of the phone's partitions. It's very easy to re-flash the factory images (which Google provide), or flash custom recovery software and reinstall any custom rom you like.

Comment Re:Take the PCIe logo off the box (Score 1) 157

what happens using the generic Windows driver?

Then they'll have a barely functioning PC. It's not like the generic Windows chipset / audio drivers, the generic VGA driver doesn't support the HW acceleration.

Or what happens when using the open-source Radeon driver in Linux?

It'll get fixed too?

Comment Re:Of course, nothing prevents the owner from (Score 4, Informative) 266

No, they don't.

Technically they do, otherwise synthetic fabrics would come out purple (see "Infrared / Ultraviolet pollution" half way down the page). They're just not 100% effective so a little IR gets through, and depends on the camera as some are worse than others.

Comment Re:Uh huh (Score 1) 37

The thing is the Rift does have some plus points over the Vive, especially for non-gaming use -

* Headset rigid strap / integrated headphones is easier to put on and the tracking camera takes up almost no room, which makes it good for use in galleries / exhibitions.

* It's a fair bit cheaper, again good if you'll be entrusting the thing to the general public in a gallery etc.

* The overall comfort and easy of putting on / taking off does make it nice for small-scale dev work.

* Obviously time will tell if this is the case, but I like the look of the Oculus Touch control layout better than the Vive's wands.

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