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The theatre room they're putting in there for future keynotes being named after Steve could act as an on-going reminder. Naming the building after Steve would mean everyone sending mail there would see his name though and would make the association with Apple long-lasting and far reaching and would likely also be used to announce the events.It would be good if it represented their core values too though. Microsoft's building is 1 Microsoft Way, Facebook's is 1 Hacker Way,...
They have to allow for gold fluctuating in value. If the gold was 80%, a 25% increase in gold price would mean the watch would make a net loss at retail. Traditional gold watches can be marked up 100% by the manufacturers and then another 50% by resellers so $1000 of gold in a traditional watch could be about $3k at retail but the market eventually decides the price - too fast sales, they up the price, too low and they cut margins.When Apple gives resellers Macs, they sell...
They can incorporate it into the volume buttons, like so:It might be better sliding the lower button up to mute but it depends on which way round it is in the pocket. I assume people would generally have it upwards so pushing a button down in the pocket would be easier. That would still give you a visual indicator and allow you to use the shutter button while it was in mute and for people who never use mute, they'd never see it. Another route could be press-hold lower...
There's a possibility they might go one better though. Skylake is being marketed as having wireless technology that allows wireless charging. The following video shows it working with a mat:If Apple could build a charger that can induce charging at a distance similar to a laptop cable like 1-2m away then they can get rid of cabling altogether for charging. Ideally, there would be a charging brick like Airport Express and you just sit devices near to it. If it had to be...
The refurbs aren't always in stock around the world so the entry one helps maintain a low entry price. That entry price determines the market size they can target, it's a balancing act between volume and profit. Processor performance is reaching a level where entry chips are fine for everyday computing needs so as long as they can maintain the margin, and avoid adversely affecting overall revenue, boosting the unit volume is a sensible move. The Mac line has grown as a...
There are a few old videos on the following site:http://www.cornflex.org/?p=1If you switch the dropdown, you get different videos. It should be quite immersive for a mainstream movie shot in 360 3D and viewed in VR. On Facebook, they'll want to connect people at events so they could have someone on one side of the world wearing Oculus and a group at a meal or something and with a certain camera, they'd be able to stream 3D 360 and to the person on the other side of the...
The entry level iMacs use lower-end parts. Most use 65W+ parts. The following 15W is in one of them:http://ark.intel.com/products/75030/Intel-Core-i5-4260U-Processor-3M-Cache-up-to-2_70-GHzIntel has been confirming that Skylake is going ahead:http://www.pcworld.com/article/2893112/intels-skylake-chips-to-appear-in-tablets-pcs-servers.htmlso they're skipping some Broadwell parts."“We didn’t want to delay it, we talked to our customers, they didn’t want to delay it....
Yeah, Thunderbolt's biggest problem has been that it provides solutions for needs very few people have. Live video streaming, low latency audio, very high bandwidth data, multiple protocols like 10 gigabit ethernet or fiber channel, running PCIe devices.There's been mention of USB's alt-mode potentially being able to support PCIe. Thunderbolt doesn't have a bandwidth advantage either because they both use multiple lanes but for some reason the USB 3 protocol can't use it...
The idea of drinking water from sewage is pretty off-putting:If people didn't know where it came from, it would be ok. That generator also puts out electricity but there's burning going on too. There was a waterless toilet someone developed that uses a pull-through bag system, which avoids water use entirely but would still allow removing everything from the toilet. Toilet water usage seems quite high, I wouldn't expect it to be more than a shower but it'll depend on...
I would like if it was no more than $49 (the Magic Trackpad is $69) to make it more affordable to have multiple players but that might be difficult to pull off if it had haptics and display tech. The good thing with e-ink is that you set the button layout once and it stays like that so no display power usage. The controller could behave like a universal bluetooth remote. Another thing I'd considered is that the TV can have induction chargers so rather than have a port,...
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