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This is just a return to non-rechargeable batteries, now called fuel cells. I do not like the idea. It's completely impractical. This takes people from just charging their laptop/phone/watch at night to having to visit a store once a week like one would buy groceries just for a fuel cell replacement.It's also yet another environmental cost where the disposable fuel cells have to be replaced. If fuel cells replace D/C/AA/AAA batteries, that's fine. But they won't. Mainly...
A 4K smartphone would have roughly 800ppi (phone also has a 3430mAh battery)Is there a point to it? Saying the eye can't see that DPI is a completely misleading track. There IS a point to it, but not the one we think it is. These screens are going to end up in devices like the Oculus Rift, where the screen is 3" from the eye, where yes it would be relevant. Google Cardboard it is not. In fact that Sony 4K smartphone is likely made of the same parts going into their VR...
The Microsoft Mediaroom had it even before that. Hell it's a default Windows 10 feature now.It -does not work- the way people think it does though.With Win10 I find it's attempt to figure out what I'm looking for worse than that of Win7. The (Telus) IP TV box (based on Microsoft Mediaroom) doesn't dive into the Netflix App because it's not integrated with the software, neither is the cable/dsl's competitor to Netflix (Shomi/Crave in Canada.) If you use the search feature...
It's not the data, it's the wireless bandwidth being monopolized. In some instances someone can monopolize the entire HSPDA/LTE channel in their sector, which cripples everyone connected to that MSC, in turn crippling everyone the sector for about a mile.The large network carriers (eg AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon) own their networks, so the bandwidth costs them nothing save for what goes over someone elses lines. Torrent traffic is one example where a carrier can not optimize...
That involves lossless compression. VP6/7/8/9/10 and h.261(MPEG-1),h.262(MPEG-2),h.263("MP4"/DIVX/XVID, MPEG4 part 2),h.264(AVC/XAVC,AVC-S,etc MPEG-4 part 10),h.265(HEVC) are all lossy compression, and both sets of lossy compression standards work on floating point YUV colorspace, not integer-based RGB colorspace. So even a "lossless" compression to one of these codecs by turning off quantiziation results in colorspace losses. The "XVID" code was so good that Sigma Designs...
I'd say go one further... I don't see cable/dsl/fiber co's getting along with this unless they don't own the content (eg Google Fiber, TelusTV, Verizon FiOS, AT&T, and numerous reseller/third-parties) because it's a win for them if they don't have to manage all the content licenses. Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Cablevision, Shaw Communications, Bell Canada, Rogers all own content and license their content to other cable companies and the ones that don't own any...
Even a 256GB model would not be enough for 4K. Apple's best option for 4K is to being back the SD-card, even if it's just a Lightning attachment. 35-50Mbit HEVC is going to be around 375MB per minute.The reality is, 16GB is just fine for the people who use Spotify and such, because they don't need to carry around 20GB of music around.
Developers have long known this.The only people who buy and "like" Android are:1. Linux zealots (read slashdot.org if you want to see what that's like)2. People who place no value on the device, eg it was free from the carrier despite being locked into a 2 or 3 year contract. So the wireless carrier made a killing on that.3. People who don't like smartphones and use them as little more than a phone / text-messaging device.4. Software pirates5. Malware developersCompared to...
A more obvious statement is that the Amazon phone, like several other Amazon services, are US-only. People in the US only care if the phone does what they need it to. So people buy an iPhone if they need what the iPhone does, they buy Samsung if they want to save a few pennies and don't care about the Apple Ecosystem, and everyone just uses whatever the phone carrier subsidizes, believing the phones to be free. Like the Mobile carriers make more money from selling these...
This will die pretty quickly when "contentID" flags everything
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