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 The way it looks like it works is that the motor only operated if the board it is more or less level. If you lean a little forward the motor accelerates and if you ean a little backward the motor brakes (dynamically). If for any reason a foot leaves the board, the board would immediatley go too far forward or too far backwards and the motor willl stop. Unlike the other boards, this one takes a more more effort as you have to constantly work at balancing it, so the board...
 That logic don't work. When you buy a gallon gas, from any station, you own the gas. It is not licensed out to you, so it doesn't matter what you do with it. Plus you can't give your friend the gallon of gas and still be able to use it in your own car.  When you buy music, you don't own it, you license it.  And Apple is not the owner of the music they sell. Thus Apple must follow the license agreement they have with the actual owners, if they want to be able to sell that...
 Microsoft didn't have a monopoly with IE.(at least not at the time they sued for abusing their monopoly.)  Netscape was the most popular (and best) browser at the time. (Even though the full feature version of Netscape was not free.) MS had a monopoly with Windows and leveraged that monopoly by pre-installing IE with Win95 in order to increase their share in the browser market. MS also made it almost impossible for the average consumer to remove IE, claiming that IE was...
Nope, it's up to the record labels. They own the music and they were the one that required DRM in music sold online. As long as the purchased music had DRM, there will be restrictions on what players they will play on. Notice that as soon as the record label allowed their music to be sold without DRM, you could put music from any source on to any player.
Unless Samsung is getting a "piece of the action" for each use of "LoopPay", like Apple does with ApplePay, I don't see why Samsung would bother. After all, it seems a lot easier (and more secure) for Samsung phone users to just use Google Wallet. Unless, Samsung is planning to dump Android in the near future and start selling phones with their own mobile OS. 
 I believe the publishers were guilty of collusion because of the method they used when dealing with Amazon, not Apple. Which was why most of them settled. They knew they were guilty. The deal they made with Apple was perfectly legal but the DOJ use it to include Apple as a willing part of the publishers plan of collusion (when dealing with Amazon).
 I'm willing to bet that Apple is not getting great rates in shipping because of the volume they ship. I'm willing to bet that Apple is actually willing to pay a premium to their shippers to ensure that their cargo get shipped first. (At least around the time any of Apple's new product release dates.) In other words, if a shipper have more cargo than the scheduled flights can handle, Apple paying a premium ensures that their cargo gets loaded first. Even if it means Apple...
 Touch? It's still considered an iPod, right? Even though it has more in common with the iPhone. 
 Why? The already have a headquarter in Ireland that manages their foreign revenue. Moving their main HQ there would only cost US jobs. Including those contracted security jobs. Apple can easily afford to pay the cost of  operating a HQ in the US with their US revenue. Plus the cost of operating their HQ in the US is a tax write off on their US revenue.  I know you're probably thinking that if Apple moved their US HQ to Ireland, they could avoid paying any US taxes all...
Actually, Apple would have probablly loved to sell their DRM music to other companies MP3 player but at the time there was very little money to be made selling digital downloaded music. About 90% of the music sold was still in the form of a CD. And the cost of maintaining their DRM across all devices, as requred by the record labels, would have wiped out what little profit they made selling music from the iTunes Store. Apple made nearly all of their money in music by...
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