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Comment Android is not missing anything (Score 1) 373

I don't think Android is missing anything. Android has a bigger marketshare than Apple, and they entered the game late.

Apple tried the 'vs' ads with their Mac vs Windows, and as popular as those ads were, they didn't help Apple much in sales. But the iPod, which did not have to compare themselves to Windows, which did not have to insult current Window users, but instead showed silhouettes of people enjoying their iPod, conquered the market.

The infrared emitter - i got one for my iPhone, and it sucks. When i upgraded to the Galaxy S2 last summer, i had planned to use my iPhone as a remote. But a touch remote sucks. You have to turn it on, unlock the screen and if the app is not running, run the app, all to flip channels? You can't use it with one hand (at least not reliably) or without looking at the screen. Without tactile feedback, it just doesn't work.

I don't really see the appeal of docks. I'd rather everything just connect through bluetooth or something and we get integration that way.


Submission + - Deus Ex Eyeborg Documentary Shows Today's Cyborgs (techzwn.com)

jjp9999 writes: A documentary commissioned by Eidos Montreal explores the possibilities of cyborg technology found in ‘Deus Ex: Human Revolution,’ comparing it to technology found today. The 12-minute film is narrated by filmmaker Rob ‘Eyeborg’ Spence, known for his glowing prosthetic eye that connects to an electronic receiver, and follows him around the world as he meets with leaders in biotechnology and with people who have bionic prosthetics—all the while comparing the technology to what's found in Deus Ex.

Comment Re:Your tax dollars at work... (Score 1) 171

Just because you don't see a useful or 'good use' of it, doesn't mean that others won't. If you're just randomly looking at tweets, you're going to have a hard time finding anything useful. But if you do a targeted search or data mine, then you can come up with useful stuff. Say for instance, all the tweets somebody has made since the time they went online. You can get a pretty good idea of that individual's development. Or the tweets on a day like 9/11. And like others have mentioned, it's not like resources are scarce to archive them. 140 characters could hold literally trillions upon trillions of tweets on a single hard disk.

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