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Comment Re:Why do us Canadians always get screwed? (Score 2) 161

The series is being simulcast with CBS on CTV here in Canada, then on Space (probably a day or two later). Then on-demand it will be CraveTV, Bell's subscription internet streaming service (how soon after they don't say). BTW, the show is being shot in Toronto, so in a way we are getting it WAY before anyone else. http://www.startrek.com/articl...

Comment Got Burned by Titanfall (Score 5, Interesting) 292

Hard-core gamers will laugh, but I bought Titanfall for Xbox One thinking 'Hey, cool, what a great looking first-person game." I get home with the disc and find out (a) there is no way to play alone, and (b) I needed an Xbox Gold account to even go online and play with others. Apparently I'm the only one on earth who doesn't like multi-player and has zero interest in playing a game with a bunch of random strangers on the Internet, so for me the game is effectively useless. And what really bugged me was that it was not at all clear on the game packaging that it was mutli-player ONLY and absolutely required Xbox Gold to play. Even reviews I read online didn't make that explicitly clear - I assumed Titanfall would be like Halo or Call of Duty: sure there's mutli-player, but you also get a game to play yourself. Now I see something like Destiny and I fear the same thing happening (and from reading the linked article it sounds like single player is there, but not well thought out). Is the first-person shooter market really so heavily focused on multi-player that those of us with no interest in that feature will eventually be shut out of playing the latest games?

Comment Re:Simple solution (Score 1) 731

Unfortunately for many big sites hosting it themselves is *not* an option. Where I used to work we had to use DoubleClick, the advertisers demanded it: (a) because they were all familiar with the tools, and more importantly (b) they wanted an independent third-party reporting on views/clicks. I would have loved to have eliminated the $250K a year we were paying DoubleClick, but Sales stopped me cold.
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Submission + - 'Wearable Computing Will Be the Norm,' Says Google Glass Team (wired.com)

An anonymous reader writes: In an interview with Wired, Google's Steve Lee and Babak Parviz spoke about how they've come to use Project Glass in their lives, and where the expect the mobile computing industry to go in the near future. 'We’ve long thought the camera’s important, but since we’ve started using this in public and with our family and friends and in real situations, not just hidden in the Google lab, that we’ve truly seen the power of being hands free. ... It’s my expectation that in three to five years it will actually look unusual and awkward when we view someone holding an object in their hand and looking down at it. Wearable computing will become the norm.'

Comment Re:Huh? (Score 1) 190

Well, RCA did create NBC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC), to make content for their devices (in a 1920s kind of way). So that's actually an exact parallel to the Apple situation we're discussing (which is nuts in and of itself, but that's for a different thread)

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