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If you posted directly from the front page articles, maybe they didn't register. Sometimes those come through as undefined for some reason. If you remember what you wrote, try posting it again. Did you see the post inline in the discussion thread after you had submitted it?Those posts would be put into the moderation queue but that's only new accounts.
Your last posts are these:http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/159452/apple-announces-touch-id-fingerprint-scanner-for-iphone-5s/120#post_2397765http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/157943/apple-offers-sneak-peek-at-new-cylindrical-mac-pro-assembled-in-the-usa/240#post_2344297http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/106991/online-store-being-updated#post_1569038The forum switched platform at some point but I don't remember you making any recent posts. Did you have a different username?
Both the CPU and GPU can scale down in power so CPU encoding might use 45W and it would use integrated graphics. Gaming can max out the GPU at 35-45W but the CPU can be scaled down lower. There aren't many tasks that would run both CPU and GPU at maximum but there have been tests done in the past that max both out where the battery started to run down while on power. It doesn't drain very quickly though because it's only the excess power that needs to be covered by the...
So there would have to be a network connected mic on the checkout terminal, which presumably sends a voice sample either to a server or the phone to start the transaction. I wonder how it tells which is the right phone to bill, I take it the voice sample is going to be used as ID in which case recording the person in front and then stealing their phone would work at self-checkouts. At McDonalds, it could start a transaction with someone in the adjacent queue. Maybe they...
What I described was hands-free and it wasn't my interpretation, that's how articles are describing it:http://gizmodo.com/googles-new-hands-free-feature-will-let-you-pay-with-th-1707767767They are saying you have to walk up to the checkout and say a phrase to start the transaction, which would need your phone to hear your voice.The issue is similar to the issue with Samsung with is copying the look and feel of an experience to a competing platform. If Android or Android...
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....
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