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Supposedly it's "10x" faster than Sandy Bridge.Sandy Bridge's iGPU's Passmark is around... 310. So 10x = Radeon R7 260X or GeForce GTX 560. This puts it into "99$" dedicated video card territory.So if this makes all the GPU vendors quit putting out garbage GPU's, that's a good thing. However Intel will never shed the "useless iGPU" image. Most iGPU parts that go into desktops are unused as GPU's and are only used for Quicksync. It's allowed plenty of cheap USB "game...
The last model of Surface Pro with a Wacom Digitizer was the SP2. The SP3 doesn't have it, and it was the sole selling point of the SP2 over the iPad. The SP3 switched to a cheaper, highly inaccurate n-Trig digitizer that is based on the touch display properties. People who need a "real stylus" eg artists were forced to go back to Wacom and get the Wacom Companion 2 for three times the price if they wanted an accurate digitizer in a tabletpc format. Like I can't express...
I think it may be a change in software defaults. Outside of the US, it is absolutely rare to see "NO TAP" stickynotes on devices that clearly have NFC enabled. The two places that I go to once in a while that have NFC but do this include 7-11 (Canada) and Arby's (Food court location), while the functionality of NFC tends to erode over time. Loblaws (Real Canadian Superstore, T&T, etc) I find has the least reliable and most inconsistent NFC functionality. With the 7-11...
Samsung's reputation has always been in the toilet:1) Korean electronics (and cars) are deemed inferior to Japanese electronics and cars2) Samsung has notoriously unreliable hardware, that doesn't even work. One bad device made by one Samsung Division means that person tells all their friends not to buy that brand of ANYTHING.Go look at the list of who makes cell phones, and see if you recognize any more than two non-US/Japanese brands.The general quality of mobile phone...
What people quickly forget is that the iPad's CPU/GPU is clocked for battery life. If they wanted to make something 10 more powerful, they would just need to stick 10 of them together on one die.That however wouldn't create a platform on par with the PS4, because game developers are still developing software like there is only a SINGLE CPU and SINGLE CORE available. In the last decade, you will not find a game that works better because you stick a better CPU in, only...
Consider that Australia is probably the one market where CurrentC might actually work. Australians are very very loathe to pay fees, so people use their direct entry (BSB) system to circumvent them.This might not be terribly obvious to Americans, but it's roughly the equivalent of handing over ACH numbers to strangers. AFAIK you can only deposit to these, not turn around and withdraw money. Hence it's parallel with CurentC.ApplePay will be more successful in markets like...
I disagree, but only on the surface.There are qualified, men and women, of all races to fill these jobs. The H1B's are just a way for the corporations to avoiding hiring and training anyone, as anyone who has read any recent job qualification list would realize. That's why all the big companies try to poach the best employees from other companies rather than train anyone. We're all going to be butt-hurt in another decade or so when China and India call their "smart boys"...
Cubic is rolling out the exact same thing out in Vancouver BC (Compass card), but CC's aren't accepted at the tap-in points yet (might not be for a while.)I have a feeling that the tokenisation is by design in this case. Someone who regularly rides the Tube (or Skytrain in Vancouver) would be using their Oyster/Compass card that is already linked to their Credit Card by the transit company. Guests (Eg tourists) would likely be taking 1-way trips and this would not be an...
Actually what Apple should be doing is "tick-tocking" between the Air and the Mini. eg Release a new iPad Air with the same generation CPU/GPU as the iPhone, the following year, put the iPhone "S" parts in the Mini for that year, third year, release the next "numbered" iPad Air, etc.Like selling both the Air and the Mini as "new" for that year is likely "cannibalizing" sales as people are seeing them the same way they see the iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6, eg they are seeing...
The Apple Pay system is not entirely unique. Essentially the only part that makes it "Apple Pay" and not something else is how the Secure Element works.The current alternative "Softcard (formerly known as ISIS)" has been bought by Google, relies on Host Card Emulation. LoopPay is closer to in "theory" to what looks like Apple Pay (contactlesss) payments (and was ... and still is marketed as Apple-only) and isn't secure at all because it stores the card information on the...
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