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Comment Re: Still slower than iphone 7 (Score 1) 80

What the test shows is that the apple hardware is ahead of the, well, every else hardware, they're all using qualcomm chips there though. Their CPUs and OS load apps faster and do more than what the latest android platform is doing.

Would I get an iPhone? No, everything I do, all the apps I've bought, email, everything I've done, it's all tied into android.

When it comes to CPU and app switching though, (And that's a lot of what you are doing), is going into your phone for a task and maybe doing something else...e.g. I've got an email, oh, I'll just check facebook, oh, I should send a txt msg / whatsapp / viber / FB messenger / hangouts / whatever to a friend. That's user experience, and that's what they're showing. It takes less time to do these things on iPhone. I still wouldn't buy one, but if I did, I guess I'd get a couple of minutes a day of my life back...

Comment Re:Wait wot? What about the Nexus 4? (Score 1) 92

Because just band 4 wasn't enough for a full implementation?

To have an LTE certified device, they needed different antennas and other stuff in the phone. They had most of it, but it was never certified. They tried and it failed, once it was out, there was no way to fix it. Also, if memory serves me correctly, the Nexus 4 didn't do LTE out of the box, it had to be enabled by a cracked radio ROM didn't it?

Comment Re: Competition (Score 1) 52

Actually, opening up the PSP could mean that someone like Apple take it on. Large companies use the PSP and TPM modules as verification chains and cert sources for remote access.

If the PSP is open sourced, someone the size of Google might put pressure on someone like Apple to change to AMD. That would be a big change in the landscape.

At the very least we might get a model of laptop to compete with Apple (XPS 15 variant perhaps?) out of Dell with this built in.

That'd be a good start for us, and look, Intel might have to open their ME up a bit on security as well to compete. Either way, ultimately, we all win if AMD do go down this path.

Comment Re:But this isn't sexism. (Score 1) 917

They bought jackets for all the male staff, but didn't for the females.

That's blatent discimination and sexism from a company. Who gives a fuck what it costs? Buy them the fucking jackets, they earnt them as much as the boys.

And in regards to a hot pink keyboard spangled with glittery flowers, yes, and the boys can have them too if it makes the employee's work place a nicer place to come to. An employee who considers themselves valued is going to work harder, longer and be worth more to you than whatever you think it might cost for a keyboard.

Comment Re:Ways around this (Score 1) 514

Get your head out of your arse.

A lot of people are fine once they get through the borders, we just feel that violated when going through your security procedures we'd rather go somewhere else and have some dignity left at the end of our journeys. Getting fingerprinted, having to answer questions about how much I earnt and my sexuality doesn't exactly enamour me, and I'm sure others, to visiting your country.

Comment You need to look out for Nathan-K and Bensen Leung (Score 2) 152

This Gizmodo article has for a title "USB-C Power Meter Helps You Spot Counterfeit Accessories Before They Fry Your Gadgets"

but..... FTA

  "What the monitor canâ(TM)t do, however, is protect a device if thereâ(TM)s a detected problem in the power flow. Itâ(TM)s not a surge protector, nor does it have any built-in alarms or warnings because it has no idea what the power requirements are for whatever device youâ(TM)re using it with."

So, really, it does nothing, and by the time you see 40V hitting your phone when it's expecting 12, I think it's going to be too little too late before the magic smoke escapes, and really, who knows what the charging spec on their devices is, really?

The amount of cables that Nathan-K and Bensen Leung test that don't match the spec, don't work to spec, do work to spec with exceptions, melt or any of the above combination is nuts.

Nathan-K has a page up on G+ with more details:

They've a spreadsheet of tested cables:

Personally, my favourite comment regarding USB-C comes from the register:

"it's a design error

An electrical specification which allows multiple, software-controlled supply voltages, but does not require connected devices to tolerate the highest available voltage.

What could possibly go wrong?"

Comment Re:Wonder if this applies to TMobile (Score 1) 68

All IP traffic is still brought across the network back to your home carrier (Usually in a VPN funnily enough). Local Break Out, or "LBO" is there in 3G/4G land, and while supported in software the mobile network as it was written when the EU wanted to get rid of the roaming charges nobody has ever picked it up. As the business model of a break out gateway (Also requiring a new APN) was limited to before roaming charges were scrapped, nobody bothered setting up a provider for it.

So in your instance as a US customer, yes, your traffic will go back across the carrier's network, either over a VPN as it's cheaper, or over a dedicated line if they've enough traffic back to your home network.

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