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Everything has diagnostic capabilities, just it seems these should not be running unless developer mode is turned on and the device screen is unlocked. So nothing new here. Theoretically someone could craft data to make a MITM attack against the the services and an actual trusted device, or pretend to be the trusted device, but this still is far more limited than the clickbait sites would have you believe.
NFC isn't dead end, just it's kinda misused. Apple has to support it, because NFC is what contactless payment cards use for various things. Here's a practical application, tell the watch to go into "contactless card mode (transit)" and use it to get on and off trains and buses. That's far more practical than whipping out the phone or keeping a dozen NFC cards in a wallet. A NFC chip part would be on the bottom part so you don't need to tilt your arm in an awkward angle to...
1) Microsoft wields monopoly power if you look only at OS and Desktop Office software. Where Microsoft overstepped heavily was not in shipping MSIE with Windows 98 but with cramming a bunch of broken technology into it like the Web wouldn't evolve, and we've only recently managed to dispose of standards-broken MSIE6 and 7 because of this. Apple ships Safari with their OS too, in much the same way as MSIE in Windows, but unlike Windows, it's in a lot more pieces (the...
I feel an echo in here, because I'm pretty sure half the stuff mentioned in the article was stuff I mentioned a week ago, then again, there are plenty of people who could see the same thing.First, Tizen, this is a DOA (Dead on Arrival) product, and Android will be circling the toilet if it actually makes any significant inroads. However Samsung is notoriously awful at producing hardware, let alone software, and puts out a lot of half baked things that don't work to...
Tablets are significantly more useful for certain things, but it's also a slipperly slope for a few others, namely:1) Fast food, sit down family restaurants, pubs/bars, and pretty much any place that typically suffers from "poor customer service" due to understaffing.- I was once at a McDonalds where they had someone come out and take orders from the people in line using a portable device so that all they had to do was pick up the food, half way there McDonalds, half...
You'll be waiting forever for a good Android phone, and with Samsung looking to... ahem... diversify the OS's they are using on their phones, Android might start being on the way out. That 22% of Samsung Androids starts ticking down, bringing the entire Android install base down as they are thrown out after 2 years. Then the Android investors will start freaking out.As for this speakers thing. Sound is a very subjective thing, and with age, people lose their hearing...
No the death of flash must be attributed entirely to Adobe turning it into a video player instead of just leaving it as a portable vector graphics/animation format. Flash is going to die of natural causes due to h.265 and 4K/8K UHD video anyway. The vector animation was basically left unmaintained, and when you scale flash from the typical 320x240 sizes they were designed for to 720p, 1080p and 2160p, the gradients start looking very weird, and the precision of where...
More specificly interior-GPS, and potentially autonomous vehicle mapping. Right now Google has to stick 200K worth of LIDAR equipment to their cars. Imagine doing the same thing accurately with CMOS cameras and IR, and you have something (which is how Kinect does it.)As for practicality. As a game thing, the Kinect has been a flop for everything except motion-rhythm games(DDR, ParaPara, Pump It Up, and such,) and mandating the accessory on the Xbox One basically doomed the...
Just so you know, the reason people fall for these, is that they aren't expecting it. Your average person spends maybe 3 seconds reading an email, not scrutinizing it. This is is why these things still exist. It's why SPAM email still exists. That 0.01% of people who didn't pay attention is enough reason for them to keep doing it.As for how Android devices are getting infected. The ad networks are the primary vector. Windows users who aren't paying attention accidentally...
Unreleased item is expected to take longer to ship... and people are surprised by this? Maybe the AAPL bears, but that has never actually stopped an item from being released. Please wake me up when Apple actually cancels an item that has actually been announced before it ships.The thing is, AAPL used to do this earnings-pop thing and then everyone had a heart attack when Steve Jobs died and it looked like half of the EU was going to go bankrupt. Those are external...
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