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@ksec: Oyster was heavily optimised for instant recognition and post-processing for fast through rates at ticket barriers.   The problem with UK contactless payments is that it's unauthorised by design. Hence the transaction limit. You only need access to the card to use it (there are random pin verifications, but I've not yet had one so if you've nicked a contactless card it's well worth using).   Obviously mobile payment systems like Apple Pay are authorised,...
I think that many posters here have failed to realise the problem with H.265 / HEVC is the licensing royalties. MPEG-LA have perfectly reasonable fees that encourage use and takeup of the tecnhologies they license, and have, overall, been fairly benevolent as an entity. Hence the popularity of MPEG2, H.264, and what looked like continuing with H.265/HEVC.   Unfortunately, a group of patent holders, HEVC Advance, has recently emerged asking for massive licensing fees for...
I think we need to wait a bit longer to get an idea of any long term trend in sales. However the statistical methodology used is reasonably valid, and is probably within the ballpark. Apple Watch sales are dropping. So are all the other SmartWatch devices. This could be a seasonal behaviour as people spend their money on holidays instead. And of course, the device was hyped so everyone that absolutely needed it go it in the first few weeks, raising those figures and...
Oh wow, pick an aspect of the phones that differs wildly, and use that to make a massive argument about performance, and then wild claims about Samsung buying the article with so proof or evidence. The logical conclusion, that Toms is just a bit crap at this stuff, is ignored. Back to that aspect you've picked to argue about graphical performance - Native Resolution Gaming - the S6 has a far far higher density screen (2560x1440, versus 1920x1080 or even 1344x750), and...
The production split decision might have been last minute, but designing the A9 for TSMC's 16FF would have been in process for many months, just in case Apple needed/wanted to use TSMC alongside/insteadof Samsung. You can't just take a chip designed for one process and use that design on a different process. If Apple hasn't dual-designed the A9 for both processes, then only one process will be used. As for the paranoid worriers about Samsung - Samsung would not gain a...
Yeah, it's not all the way into the watch's slot. Either not pushed in enough, or it's working its way free.
I wonder if that plug is BS1363 compliant...
Except the article is mostly incorrect. The Samsung SoC's GPU is actually slightly more powerful, it just has more pixels to drive, but games will target a performance target and upscale as needed, so it's a non-issue.
Contrary to the article's headline and content, the Galaxy S6 is more powerful in offscreen rendering at the same resolution (1478 vs 1189 and 2636 vs 2391). This article concentrates on the on-screen performance, but that isn't necessarily going to be relevant in the real world. The issue is that the S6 has a higher resolution display, so it has more pixels to render if the game renders at the full native resolution. However it is likely that games will render at a...
 USB 3 contains separate input and output data pairs, if that's what you are talking about. I believe it also dumps the old hub USB hub "broadcast to all devices on the bus" mechanism in favour of active USB switches or similar that route more intelligently.
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