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The only real challenge with the car is the power source, everything else is ok although perhaps streamlining the manufacturing is something Apple could improve. I think a hybrid design should be done in a way that the standard fuel engine is used to charge the battery rather than move the car. This way even when the car is idling, the standard engine is charging the car and there would be no unevenness in the ride and it should be more efficient with the burning as the...
I find it funny how these companies have a combined worldwide PC marketshare (excluding tablets) about 6x Apple's yet still see Apple as the company most worthy of their attention. What are they afraid of? Apple has that mindshare nailed down. Asus has joked around with Apple a few times. They're the ones that made the padfone. They tend to mimic Apple, just look at their...
It has decode at least:"All Broadwell GPUs support OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 11.2. The video engine can now decode H.265 using both fixed function hardware as well as available GPU shaders."http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-5300.125576.0.htmlIf it doesn't have fixed function hardware encoding, they can add it via OpenCL or shaders. Encoding algorithms might improve over time so they probably want to keep that controllable via software.
I do too but it's surprising how much money some of them make. People play real-time strategy games for way longer than typical games (100 hours+ vs under 20 hours) and with the right payment model, they can make billions. Some of the highest earning games of all-time are RTS games. There's even games where people just trade cards:They have millions of players - that card game has 6 million players worldwide, although it has physical cards as well as online. I don't...
They really should have put a minimum of 2 USB ports on but USB C is a successor port to USB A, it's not like micro-USB. Manufacturers still using USB A are using an old standard. A dongle shouldn't be needed either, you will get cables to go direct from USB C to other USB formats like this:http://www.amazon.com/UCEC-Reversible-Design-Cable-Tablet/dp/B00TARBM2EA hard drive for example would use USB C to a mini- or micro-USB cable. The only case for a dongle would be USB...
Yes, they originally had Alta Vista, then went with Google:http://www.google.com/googlefriends/alert2_2000.html"We are also very pleased to announce that Google will now provide the default search service for Yahoo! Our search engine will now complement Yahoo's Web directory and navigational guide."but they switched to Bing in 2009:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8174763.stm"Microsoft's Bing search engine will power the Yahoo website and Yahoo will in turn become the...
Siri is supposed to learn your own way of saying things but you can force some things. So you can make sure Siri knows that Anita is your wife by typing it: http://www.imore.com/how-edit-text-you-have-dictated-siri-iphone-and-ipad Just type in 'my wife is Anita' rather than saying it. Then ask Siri 'who is my wife?'. It will likely read it how it expects you to say it. Anita should be in your contacts to help too. This might help pick it up better in future but you can...
It has a few new design decisions but I think it will differ a lot from the 1st gen MBA. The original Air only had 2GB RAM, used a very slow 4200 RPM hard drive, had all the ports on a fold out drawer, had a low quality TN display and a slow, hot Core 2 Duo CPU.The starting point now is a CPU/GPU that matches Macbook Airs that people have worked with just fine but now runs with so low power that it won't generate enough heat by itself even at max load to require cooling, a...
He is the chosen one. The blood of the king flows through his veins. The throne now rightfully belongs to Prince Cook.So they'd be getting Yahoo almost for free. Yahoo's market cap is ~$39b, their stake in Alibaba is $30-40b. They buy Yahoo, sell off the Alibaba shares and they've got all of Yahoo's property for nothing. Not to mention, we'd get to see more of Marissa Meyer, maybe at the keynote, which is good for diversity and all that.Steve Jobs explained the TV problem...
They could put the magnetic part inline with the cable so that the connector is a standard USB-C that stays attached but the cable itself would break apart if there was too much force:It might not work quite as well as magsafe because the idea there is that it's hard to pull apart pulling directly outwards but a trip where it's pulled sideways is easier. With an inline method, they'd have to get the magnetic force just right to keep the cable in but low enough that a trip...
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