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According to Wired, MS said that the Surface Book will get 12 hours of battery with keyboard attached and 3 hours of battery without the keyboard. So, in other words, making the screen detachable was largely pointless. http://www.wired.com/2015/10/microsofts-surface-book-looks-like-ultimate-hybrid-pc/
There's no point in making a detachable screen for the Surface Book if it only gets 3 hours of battery life in that mode.
 Cab drivers are up in arms that Uber is not regulated the same way that their own service is, despite the fact that Uber is obviously a direct competitor and provides an identical form of service. In other words, the gripe is not about having to compete on quality, but rather that the same rules should apply to everyone within the industry. 
It's likely true that the biggest annoyance to most people is that the technology being used to deliver the ads just isn't that good. Slowing performance, causing crashes, eating large amounts of data, security risks...those are real penalties to consuming media that don't exist in other formats. I don't use ad blockers, but those problems are very obvious when web browsing and it seems like there's an element of complacency when it comes to improving the experience. 
Regardless of the merits of the case on either side, I've never understood why the DOJ would consider a $3 increase for an entertainment product to be a priority for prosecution when you have huge scams in areas like housing, health care, and education that are actually necessities for consumers. As a consumer, saying "no" to a NY Times bestseller because it's temporarily at a higher price isn't going to impact your quality of life very much.
This is what corporate executives do when they don't have a clue about how to grow the business.
There's no question that console gaming is still very popular and a big business. However, console gaming is no longer just about the the $60 and up flagship titles. It's also about indie games and smaller titles being sold in the various online stores supported by consoles, as well as other media consumption that isn't related to games. I don't think there's much of a question that the new Apple TV can be competitive right away in those latter two categories. Also, keep...
 Yes, technically literate people. Anandtech said in early 2014 that the Tegra K1 easily had the power to run 360/PS3 games. http://www.anandtech.com/show/7622/nvidia-tegra-k1/3 Performance wise, the K1 falls somewhere between the iPhone A8 and the iPad A8X, so the idea that the customized A8 in the Apple TV isn't going to be able to run that level of graphics doesn't make sense. Remember, the A8 has 2 billion transistors, a 4 MB L3 cache, and the RAM in the TV version is...
 I think most people have accepted that a plugged-in A8 that only needs to run a 1080p display is going to be on par with a 360/PS3. 
Educated guess: Siri's search will only be as good as the tags associated with the files. So if your large iTunes library is mainly media that was purchased from iTunes, it's likely to work well. Ripped content is likely to be more limited depending upon what tags were actually entered for the rip.
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