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The iPhone and iPad aren't connected with Thunderbolt. Apple uses the Lightning connector for that. Apple doesn t support the full USB proto call through iOS devices. You can't plug a standard USB stick in and send software down the pipe. It's designed to not allow that. That's why it's a pain to move data into, and out of an iOS device. Apple only allows certain types of data to move, and then, everything is sandboxed. As far as I know, there would be no way for this to...
Almost any computer's firmware can be overwritten. Apple updates firmware whenever they see a problem with it.
These are always proof of concept, until someone takes advantage of it. The problem is that there is no way to know if they are the first ones to discover this.And yes, a cable can't do it, only a device plugged in.But it's also why iPads and iPhones are preferred in organizations. The lack of a standard USB interface minimizes data theft, as infected USB sticks are one of the most common way of stealing computer data.
Whatever the resolution might be, it's more than sufficient. What it does, seems pretty sophisticated. The price is unbeatable. I've used far more expensive devices. The features they have are not required most of the time, and the extra resolution serves little purpose most of the time either. This is perfect for the purposes it's been designed for.The only problem is that it's designed for the older devices. By the time it's available, Apple's new models will be out. I...
I've now read more about this. It's not even in the lab. It's just a proposed possibility, a hypothesis. It's best to disregard concepts such as these until there is some testing done to show if there is any possibility for it working at all.Don't forget that a transistor can't be made from a conductor or superconductor. Semiconductors are required. So this material, even if possible, would not be capable of leading to transistors, or diodes.The major research is in...
Right now, stanene isn't a real material. It's in the lab. But it isn't a superconductor all the way through. Only at the edges, I believe, from the report I've read. A problem is that as it's tin, it can't be used for transistors, only the lines that connect the dots, so to speak.
No, this isn't the first time. The first major problem was way back at 90nm, as you likely remember, when Prescott was the fastest Netburst CPU Intel made, which closed out at 3.8GHz. That was when they severely underestimated the leakage problem, among a couple of others. They solved that problem, and 65 and 45 were fine. But problems arose at 32, though they were easily solved. But at 22, Intel had serious problems, which resulted in a six month delay. Now, going to 14,...
Moore's law is everything about process technology. The on,y reason they've been able to stuff so much more into the same space is because of the many process shifts to smaller sizes. Without that, it's going to be really difficult because of the increased heat you get when squeezing more components into the same space when of the same size. And they already squeeze as many components as they can. There's no more room to do so.No, you misunderstand the technology, and the...
While I don't expect any sudden surge, I do expect that over time, this will add significantly to Apple's sales, and presence in enterprise (which means business, government and education). It will take some time for this to happen. As both companies have said, it will begin to rollout during the fall, as Apple updates iOS to 8, and comes out with new, more powerful hardware. But it will mainly be impacted through 2015 as most of this is actually available. What I...
I can't agree with that. Just mentioning screens isn't a big deal. If Apple was just asking questions about the possibility of using large sheets for screen covers, this wouldn't be such a big deal to keep a secret over. If Apple asked specific questions about manufacturability in specific contexts, then possibly it would rise to the level of an NDA. But otherwise, Apple seems to have approached him for information, not the other way around, which would be a much bigger...
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