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I feel bad for HTC. They try so hard with the products and they just can't send the right message about why people should buy their products instead of Samsung's. HTC deserves to be where Samsung is now.It might help if they didn't make 22 different models of smartphone:http://www.htc.com/www/smartphones/That way they don't dilute the attention for their flagship models. Then they should actually promote the things they've done better with the flagship model.
I'm not seeing how virtual reality fits into social connection."Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate."When someone wears the goggles, they can't even broadcast their face to the other person. You can't type either because you can't see the keys. Maybe the following video shows what they'll get to eventually (nsfw) but it's a while away:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFrkcCufwK4#t=105These purchases...
I don't think adding categories is going to help much because categories are intended to be a way of associating a singular definition with a group of items that a user already recognises. Adding new ones requires that users learn the new representations. It's also not always the case that users know what kind of app or category to look at, the motivation in discovery is just to find something appealing. Take a popular game like Limbo. You can add as many category labels...
That's what devices like the Kinect use:This would be a different sampling method as it projects pinpoints of evenly spaced infrared light. For chroma, it would be a flash that fills the scene and then the sensor would just figure out the colors either on its own or by also using a natural light sample in the calculation.Having depth capability would be extremely useful though for object detection and focusing.
It doesn't have the price point either. The Mac Pro entry point is 5x higher than the Mini so even if it sells the same unit volume, the revenue is much higher with the Pro as well as the margins.If the Mini is to get another update, they'd be best holding off for Haswell refresh in April. It probably won't be a huge update but it make sense to use the latest chips if the rest of the lineup will. If it's going to be killed off, they'll just keep selling it until the demand...
The other benefit would be faster HDR because they don't need multiple exposures. Once you have the chroma and luma separate, the luma can be adjusted in post-production. It could also allow for HDR video as it only needs one frame. Luma left, Chroma middle, combined right:The chroma sensor just needs to be sensitive enough to determine the correct color data. I wonder if it can do that kind of sampling by not relying solely on incoming light but by projecting a signal out...
It works because it taxes all transactions and there's no possibility of billions being hidden away. It also has the effect of compounding the percentage. If a single $100 amount gets exchanged 20 times between different people, then 1% becomes 1.01^20 = 22% but during each exchange, the transaction fee ($1) is negligible to the parties involved.This system would perfectly align the strength of a currency against the economic activity of the country. While it sounds crazy...
It would be better to split the corporation tax too but I still think they could simplify everything by having the banks deal with it and tax transactions. Say you buy something on iTunes Luxembourg while in France, you'd do so using a French bank. This bank can charge a percentage on the transaction and send it as tax automatically to the right tax authority. If you pay your rent, they do the same, if you draw out cash, they'd do the same (as they can't track the cash...
You'd think having the former CEO of Intuit on Apple's board would somehow grease the wheels to getting decent accounting software on the Mac. It's hard to believe what appears to be a glorified spreadsheet can have over 10 million lines of code: http://www.drdobbs.com/tools/building-quickbooks-how-intuit-manages-1/240003694 "The Windows version is about 80,000 source files, 10+ million lines of C++ code plus a little C# for the .NET parts." If they followed proper MVC...
They seem to be handled by /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle and the info.plist in that bundle (right-click show package contents), icons are in the resources folder.
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