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... after they were sued and made to stop:http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/01/google-stops-scanning-student-emails-california-lawsuitAdvertising is the core of their business though and makes up 90% of their revenue and over 90% of their profit. Around 5% revenue is from Google Play and the rest hardware and services. The hardware side for them is very low margin if any. As a publicly traded company such low margin hardware can only be justified by tying it...
The top-end MBP has two GPUs (Iris Pro and 750M) but they only allow using one at a time. It would cause too much heat output and power draw and there's not much room in the 15" for another dedicated one. There are laptops with dual GPUs and they are getting thinner. There's one here that is just 25% thicker than the rMBP:http://www.aorus.com/x7.aspx (check the marketing video)http://www.aorus.com/x7pro.aspxbut there's too many...
The headphone jack is a mic input but you might need a certain kind of mic:http://www.cnet.com/how-to/record-through-your-macbooks-headphone-jack/If you look at system prefs > sound > input, there should be a way to switch from the standard mic to an external either with a dropdown or with a line-in option.Another route you can go is...
The one with the shirt was on Etsy but doesn't seem to be there any more:https://www.pinterest.com/pin/569142471630294211/https://www.etsy.com/listing/157487845/clark-kent-superman-macbook-vinyl-decalThere's one that's close to it on eBay from Bulgaria but it's missing the outline round the shield:http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-pc-Macbook-air-13-Decal-Superman-Sticker-Vinyl-Die-cut-/321762746800The flying one is available...
There's not enough space to put more than 16GB in just now. With DDR4, they can double it in the same physical space. I'm hoping Skylake will use DDR4 and have an option up to at least 24GB and allow the integrated GPU to use 2-4GB.
There's a few tests here:http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1884846http://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/36u07m/retina_macbook_pro_2015_15_gpu_benchmark/http://www.anandtech.com/show/9276/2015-15inch-retina-macbook-pros-dgpu-r9-m370x-is-cape-verdeFor computation, it's higher than the 750M - AMD supports OpenCL better so some tests come out a lot better. It's not double in the graphics performance tests. If you look at Cinebench OpenGL, it's 60FPS vs 52 on the...
Fitbit's sales figures would also back up that it's a popular device. There's no indicator of the level of interest in the Apple Watch though. Even if you had 30 work colleagues, half with iPhones, only 1 out of the 30 would have to own an Apple Watch for it to match the ratio of a successful product. One company selling 10 million units doesn't mean another hasn't sold 10 million units. A dozen companies can each sell 10 million units in the wearables market.
Individual experiences can't be scaled up to an entire market either way. Back when people wanted a big phone, people would say 'everybody I know has a big phone' or 'everybody I know is switching to Android because they want a big phone'. When the 5C launched, it was 'I've never seen anyone with a 5C'. When the iPhone 6 Plus arrived, it was anecdotes about how people don't use their iPad minis any more. People like to validate their own opinions by looking at people...
They seem to be selling quite a lot of units:http://www.theverge.com/2015/5/7/8569017/fitbit-ipo-fit-profithttps://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1447599/000119312515176980/d875679ds1.htmThey've sold over 20m units in total since 2011 with 3.9m in the latest quarter and have an active userbase of 9.5m. That's 20x more than the Pebble has sold.I wouldn't expect many people to have both a Fitbit and an Apple Watch. The millions of people buying Apple Watches will likely see...
60 is FPS or Hz in monitor terms, the 24 is for colors per pixel - 8 bits each for red, green and blue. Images are typically 32-bit but the last 8-bits are for alpha which don't need to be sent to a display. There are compression options to be able to send more data and lossless algorithms would be preferred but any processing will introduce some latency.Run length encoding would be the quickest and easiest. If you had a row of white pixels, rather than send over white for...
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