Someone should give one of those Dems a VidiU.
Someone should give one of those Dems a VidiU.
Don't forget that after abandoning Glass and the Explorers who paid a significant overcharge with the expectation of above-average service and support, Glass was "transitioned" to Fadell.
Look where that got Glass - even more dead than it was when the Explorers program was canned with a device that was LESS functional than it was when it shipped to most users. (KitKat on Glass was a clusterfuck of epic proportions, it destroyed battery life, stability, and performance, and they never got it to perform anywhere close to what it delivered when running ICS. What's worse, the fixes they DID managed to get in over the summer of 2014 to make it suck less all got reverted out for the final software update in September/October 2014 or so, which rendered units near-useless. When delivered, my Glass unit easily got 24 hours of battery life with my typical usage patterns. After the final software update - my unit would usually run out of battery in 8 hours of sitting on a shelf doing absolutely nothing.)
Some other "feature" - obviously he's playing back files that are NOT in a format supported by the client device. In which case - duh it's gonna transcode or you can't play it.
"One aspect of its refreshed strategy is to have two co-presidents, with two distinct strategies for China and the rest of the world."
This should have been the strategy from the beginning. The Chinese domestic market and the global market are vastly different. Cheap unmaintained crap with a glossy UI painted over a broken core does great in China, but Westerners hate it.
Similarly, the "clean" UI preferred by Westerners is hated in Asian countries, especially China.
Moto declined because its customers began seeing evidences of "Chinaficiation" - Lenovo fired Motorola's applications team who knew how to make "value add" additions to Android without falling into the "Touchwiz Trap", and then continued with a rapid-fire string of early EOLs from a manufacturer whose recent successes in the West entirely were due to a reputation of "affordable but not crap with rapid updates".
Yup. This isn't really a valid argument against increasing the minimum wage.
At worst, it merely hastens the inevitable by a few years, but this is going to happen.
This is relevant to the current election cycle for multiple reasons - free trade agreements are a major source of contention, and Trump talks about bringing manufacturing jobs back to the US - the problem is, as the recent massive Foxconn layoffs proved, the majority of those jobs are NEVER coming back no matter what you do, unless you enact a New Jersey-style law against automation. (New Jersey requires all gas stations to be full-service, you cannot pump your own gas. One of the reasons for this rather unique law is to create jobs.)
Everything about this story is that it's a hit attempt by someone who got laid off.
1) FORMER employees
2) ANONYMOUS former employees - even though they are no longer employed by the company, they are not willing to identify themselves. It's pretty clear they know they would lose a libel lawsuit if their identity became known.
I don't think there's any "record" for parking tickets unless they are chronically unpaid.
Also, as the article author states, when these erroneous tickets have been challenged, the city did not fight them.
Of course, there are the people who didn't realize the rule changed and thought they were parking illegally...
There's no way in hell I'm paying for this crap.
The Pro version contains the same crap that caused me to uninstall the free version, such as some snake-oil "Performance Optimizer" tool that you can't disable.
At least in my case, the reason I used ES for a LONG time wasn't due to lack of other file browsers - ES had REALLY good built-in LAN support (such as a fully userspace SMB client that did not require the kernel SMB client support to be enabled/existent).
I already hit that threshold 3-4 months ago. It was giving me some popup about some sort of "optimization" routine, which had the options of "OK" or "Hide" - Hide did NOT stop it from running in the background.
Tracfone's devices ARE subsidized. Tracfone are stupid and rely on technological measures (bootloader/SIM-locking) to enforce their subsidies instead of legal measures. This gives the illusion of their phones being unsubsidized to the end customer even though they are, but also creates a significant market for bootloader/SIM-unlock exploits - A friend of mine makes QUITE a bit of money finding exploits in Tracfone's bootloaders and selling those exploits to Asian carriers, who buy the phone, unlock it, and resell it at a significantly increased price (but significantly LESS than what the same manufacturer charges for the carrier to buy it unlocked from the OEM.)
Odd - usually cloudy days are the worst case. (Why? Because there's no angle at which you can rotate the phone to eliminate the specular reflectance from the cloudy sky.)
So it's strange that the OP is having issues in direct sun - in this case it's easy to rotate the phone so you don't see the one superbright specular highlight in the sky. (You will never see a display that is fully readable against a direct-sun specular...)
Many AMOLED displays use a pentile arrangement where you don't have individual red/green/blue pixels per pixel site. Might explain the reduced perceived resolution.
And yeah - in theory AMOLED's far more saturated primaries should be a major advantage, especially when viewing wide-gamut content like Adobe RGB - but if you don't desaturate the display for sRGB content it's going to look bogus.
I wonder if the gamut of most mobile AMOLEDs is wider than DCI P3... not like consumers ever get content in the P3 gamut.
My guess is that it isn't the narrowband issue that's a problem - the issue is that many of the displays are likely not calibrated or colormatched at all, so a display that has a very wide gamut is using fully saturated primaries when displaying colors that are not supposed to be that saturated.
If you displayed sRGB "blue" as a fully saturated blue on an AMOLED display, you'd likely wind up with vastly oversaturated colors. To properly take advantage of the display's gamut, you'd have to calibrate it to only display partially saturated primaries for the sRGB primaries, and only display "full saturation" when the content is from a wider-gamut colorspace like Adobe RGB.
Reality is, it's easier to market an oversaturated display than a "correct" one to most people.
When the digital switchover happened, most TVs in my parents' house were older than I was (1979).
Also, my parents were a classic example of the FCC fucking up when determining "minimum watchable" SNR - LARGE numbers of people in fringe areas were perfectly happy with video that was well below SNRs for analog TV that the FCC considered to be below their definition of "watchable".
Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.