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Comment Maintenance (Score 2) 320

I'm curious how insurance companies will deal with proper maintenance for automated cars. It's no mystery that bald tires don't handle as well in bad weather as new tires. What happens when an autonomous vehicle gets into an accident because it attempted to stop, but the lack of tread on the tires caused it to hydroplane much more than normal? I imagine insurance companies will want documentation of regular maintenance to prove that the error was not neglect on part of the owner.

Comment Riptide (Score 1) 126

A new game was recently announced on the Xbox that will provide 6-player split-screen running at 60fps. I'm really excited for this because I am hoping it will spark other developers to emulate it. I'd settle for less visuals if the game is fun and can incorporate more players. Sadly, more players per game can mean less copies sold, so I suspect that will hold back any possible adoption.

Comment Durablity (Score 1) 559

As it is commonly known, the Wii seems to be a great system for children. I have many extended family members who bought the Wii just for their kids. While most of my family knows the difference between the Wii and Wii U, they refuse to upgrade. The biggest reason? The tablet screen. The screen appears frail and prone to braking. It gives the Wii U an anti-child accessory attached to a system whose biggest market is for children.

Comment Re:And I'd like a pony (Score 1) 416

From my experience, the unskippable logos at the beginning are actually there because the game is loading and they're nicer to look at than a progress bar. For example, Halo 1 for the Xbox: if you deleted the opening.bik it would display a Loading #% screen instead of the openng video.

Comment Re:Best Part is.. (Score 1) 617

Why get a refurb? Because, as other users have mentioned, the refurb isn't too bad. Look at this snippet from the Apple Store:
Apple Certified Refurbished
We test and certify all Apple refurbished products and include a 1-year warranty.
All refurbished iPad models also include a brand new battery and outer shell.

Plus, you can add AppleCare if you wish. To me, this makes getting the refurb as good as a new unit, but you save $50.

Comment Best Part is.. (Score 5, Insightful) 617

The best part about the new iPad is that the previous versions have gotten cheaper. So if you really want a iPad 2, you can pickup a refurb from Apple for as low as $350 (or $400 new) which makes it more competitive with some of the Android tablets out there.

Note: I am not a tablet user.

Comment Geometry Wars Pong! (Score 1) 180

I imagine something like Geometry Wars. You have a grid with trippy graphics and a bunch of stuff flying around that you need to destroy, but also you must prevent your weapon (ball, rocket, ect) from leaving the grid with the paddles. You could even play it single player with an Xbox controller by allowing each thumbstick to operate a paddle.

Comment Oh no! (Score 5, Funny) 156

Does this mean no more amusing flash videos to announce new technological breakthroughs?! Okay, so it didn't happen all that often, but I still can't forget Hitachi's "Get Perpendicular" video from 2005 Like others, I'm surprised they aren't the ones consuming WD.

Comment Re:Wrong conclusions (Score 1) 203

Interesting. Could this be because Google tends to favor results that link to google products? I ask this because I've been using Chrome at home for a while now and have never experienced a single crash, yet I still use IE at work and it tends to have issues/crash frequently enough for me to notice (it is not the latest IE though).

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