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I don't think Apple would implement that if it's how it's being described. Articles are saying it uses your voice command 'I'd like to pay with Google' to do the transaction where an app opens on that voice command and does the transaction over Bluetooth. Using 'Google' as the phrase doesn't match with Android Pay either. What if the phone's mic doesn't pick up your voice in a bag? Are you just going to start shouting the phrase while the cashier looks at you like you're a...
They did before the iPhone according to Phil Schiller:http://www.wired.com/2012/08/phil-schiller-testifies/"There were many things that led to the iPhone at Apple,” said Schiller. “We were searching for what to do after iPod that would make sense. If we can make the iPod, what else can we do?” Apple employees tossed around ideas like making a camera, a car, and other “crazy stuff,” Schiller said."He and Steve Jobs used the phrase 'bet the company' in interviews to describe...
Here's the problem with self-driving cars: You have to make sure and get all the upgrades like the 'pedestrian detection' system: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/selfparking-volvo-plows-into-journalists-after-owner-neglects-to-pay-for-extra-feature-that-stops-cars-crashing-into-people-10277203.html If Microsoft made cars you'd have Autocar Basic, which just gives you the standard move, turn, brake system. Autocar Premium would add the...
They wouldn't have to test every character that's supported, just every character that is in active use and they can flag characters outside their tested set for added checking. The combinations would still reach trillions of trillions but supercomputers can crunch through quadrillions of computations per second now so they could test a significant range. The easiest way would probably be to have a buffered rendering step so they'd take the string, run a new process and...
Slowing down the OS releases going forward would be a good idea. Between not patching old versions:http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/185686/update-your-mac-apple-fixes-major-flaw-in-os-x-yosemite-but-wont-patch-lion-mountain-lion-or-mavericksand not fixing new ones until 6 months+ after release, it leaves people choosing between two bad options. Having reliable networking is essential in a modern OS. By the time this update is out, they will be at WWDC talking about 10.11....
I don't understand why this kind of bug keeps cropping up: http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/08/rendering-bug-crashes-os-x-and-ios-apps-with-string-of-arabic-characters/ They have access to the whole alphabet before they deploy this, how hard is it to run a whole series of character strings through it to check if it crashes? Worst case if Messages detects a crash 2 or 3 times, have a procedure to collapse the last few messages to allow the app to open and delete the...
I moved it over to a new thread here:http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/186425/how-to-boot-windows-on-a-thunderbolt-external-driveTo make a new thread like that, you hit the 'start new thread' button near the top of the page inside one of the subforums. I don't know why Microsoft doesn't make it as easy as OS X to boot externally. Maybe their software is too dependent on drive lettering and the registry or something.
The 100W PSU would prevent it draining the battery under load while plugged in but the battery would be affected under load when disconnected from power and running off the battery.There are TDP listings online but they state ranges. They won't be the same in every hardware setup. The 750M is 35-40W. 760M 55W. 950M 50W. 960M 60W, R9 M370X is new but I'd assume it would be no more than 45W.If it's USB 3 micro-b:someone will make a USB C to this if they haven't already....
They are much higher than the chips they use. The CPU is 45W and the power supply is 85W so to avoid draining the battery while on power, the CPU + GPU + all other parts (display, SSD etc) should be below 85W. Anything above 45W is too high. They could move to 100W PSU and bump up the GPU a bit. Under load they'd lose about 25% battery.I think to pull that off they'd need to double up the heatsinks they have, bump up the power supply and they would lose a portion of...
The 14" Razer managed to put a quad-i7 plus 765M in:http://www.anandtech.com/show/7119/razer-blade-14inch-gaming-notebook-review/5Apart from being messier, the internal layout looks similar to the MBP:They have more heat pipes and plates across the chips. It might impact battery life - the razer gets under 6 hours. It would cost more for the part and added cooling setup. I assume they must have tested multiple configurations and settled on the one that offered the best...
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