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IBM divested itself of it's core competencies. Which was making hardware for business. First they got rid of the laptops, desktops and then servers. So all the hardware they sell now is what? Mainframes? Who is buying those except those who bought them more than 30 years ago? That's a rapidly decaying market. IBM is all services now, and people are rushing out the door to try "Cloud services" instead. This is precisely the area IBM would have been good at if it didn't...
I live outside the US, I've never seen a single Google car. According to Street-View, one comes by every 3 years.There's two likely scenarios:1) Enhanced mapping - Mainly in the same category as Google street View. It would augment whatever data sources they already use.2) Laser scanning - This is used for two things, but primarily to gather street metrics to establish the "baseline" profile of what the street is supposed to look like in 3D, and then when automated cars...
The dealer probably gets a kickback for setting up the loan, just like they get a kickback on the sale. Try buying a car on a credit card, everyone will balk at it, and insist on "cheaper" financing. That's because the dealership would have to eat like 3% of the cost.
This is pretty much what happens:- As interest rates lower, the amount of money banks make on holding deposits increases because they just move the goalposts. So right now if you keep money in a savings account you are lucky if you even get 0.1%, but the bank is still issuing credit cards at 19.9% APR and mortgages at whatever rate the market will bear in competition with other banks.- If a large company has assets, any assets, that acts as collateral for financing. So a...
Apple Pay is the result of negotiations with PayPal going sour. Just like how Google Maps was excised from the stock iOS maps. Eventually Apple can just do it's own thing and cut out more of the middlemen, which in turn results in savings for Apple's customers or higher profitability.But not every middleman needs to be cut out.Paypal has constantly been pressured to be split off from eBay. eBay was actually moving in a good direction up until Meg Whitman left the company....
The entire reason it happens is because people, not corporations, have been doing it forever. Where do you think the 1% parks their money? They shuffle it through shell corporations and "pay themselves" when they need the money. That way the 1% aren't "multibillionaires" on paper.Corporations started doing it, and realized they never have to pay their US HQ. Then other companies in the last few years realized they could buy a foreign company and get out of US taxes entirely.
Nope.There was a product called Flash Lite that was designed for mobile devices, which was basically Flash 7. When the iPhone and Android devices came out, Adobe initially created flash players, but Apple wouldn't permit flash on their platform, and the Android devices were falling over trying to run flash, so as the android platform continued to fragment, Adobe threw in the towel. Adobe also discontinued the generic flash runtime on Linux.What you get now is the Flash AIR...
One of the Bloomberg TV people would routinely go "Apple's a whole entity to it's own."Like, every other stock has a predictable pattern. Good news=price goes up, bad news=price goes down. Apple on the other hand has no correlation between news and stock activity. That one time that Apple missed guidelines, by a tiny amount everyone screamed murder and bear'd down on the stock from a high of 600 to 470.
I think you mean "the PowerVR tech is in the Intel Integrated GPU"And technically that's true. It's in the GMA 500/600 parts that go into the Atom/Pentium. These GPU parts have always been underwhelming. The i3/i5/i7 however is Intel's own technlogy. This has been true since at least 2012, and Intel isn't using PowerVR's GPU cores in current products.But that said, the intel onboard GPU parts are borderline equivalent with other iGPU parts from AMD. They're just...
Which we've been able to do since the Nokia N95 in 2008 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyWVH6jkDHg , and more recently with the Nintendo 3DS (which came with a bunch of AR cards too.)But has there been a single thing developed that actually worked in AR? Nope. Part of the problem has always been being able to interact with that AR space. The N95 example, isn't a touch-screen device, so all you can do is wave the device around. The 3DS, likewise all you can do is wave it...
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