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Comment Re:Compared to Firefox, Edge is doing great. (Score 1) 280

I think people have to take other browsers apart from Edge into account too. Take Chrome, which hasn't been mentioned at all in the summary, that browser is plugged again and again on Google services to the point you feel obligated to install it. I do usually have multiple browsers installed anyway in case of a problem which would affect my browser. I personally have gone back to Firefox as I just prefer it over other options, my PC is fast enough to render at a speed that I don't notice the difference between browsers. Edge only comes up if I start an 'app' from the start menu and it is quickly discarded back where it came from once the job is done.

Comment Re:Alpha Waves (Score 2) 106

This sort of tool would be useful for people who have permits to drive but are at risk from epileptic seizures or other brain related medical conditions. A car slowing down, pulling onto the hard shoulder and turning on hazard lights as well as calling medical services would be a real boon to people who have this condition but constantly worry about blacking out. It may even lower their insurance to get the device retrofitted.

Comment Tech thats needed? (Score 1) 106

It's all quite useful but the real question is, is there that many deaths / accidents because of drowsiness?

I would think there are statistically higher causes of accidents, like driving without due care and attention or drunk driving.

The tech is good, provided it stops there. We don't need a slew of sensors monitoring our driving habits under the guise of promising lower insurance. Supposing you are in your vehicle and pull into a lay by to have a nap. Is this device going to report you for being asleep at the wheel?

What happens if and when the device malfunctions and you get reported for being asleep at the wheel while speeding down a freeway? How would you fight the hike in insurance? Would you even know or be informed by the insurance company why your insurance premium has spiked?

Comment What worries me... (Score 1) 108

Is Facebook integration. Could you imagine being on your Steambox, playing Modern Warfare 7 using the Oculus Rift and suddenly a message pops up "John has posted something : Having a Kebab for dinner, yum!", not only would it be distracting, it would be annoying, and I bet a Facebook account would be compulsory.

Comment Resentment built in (Score 2) 222

If I were invested in the whole Xbox ecosystem I would resent having to shell out more for a device that basically brings nothing to the table as a gamer. Looking across at my PS4 'rivals' they basically get a more powerful console for a lot less money. To add insult to injury Xbox fanbois try and point out the flaws in the PS4 ecosystem, flaws which the XBox has too.. "Look, you have to pay for multiplayer now!", which although is a new added expense, was ALWAYS an expense for the XBox. Microsoft have already tweaked the XBox OS (Whatever its called) to reduce the CPU and memory usage of this device, but in doing so they admit that their console is the weaker of the two spec wise. All the way resisting the overwhelming public demand that they need to drop the requirement for the device and instead pushing their "living room agenda". In this day and age people are price conscious, Microsoft forgets this. Sure there are exclusives that tempt people to drop cash on an XBox, but the financial difference is so large, this "exclusive" system doesn't have the pull it once had. Microsoft needs to drop the mandatory add on requirement before its too late.

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