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I'm ready to cash in my 75 dollar Apple Store credit for buying an iPad Air on Black Friday. Bought my Gen 3 Apple TV when it launched a couple of years ago in March and it has gotten a LOT of use. I think that it's time for an Apple TV app store. I don't just want games I want news, podcasts and more coming from 3rd party. Integrating an 11ac router would be awesome because it can extend your network to every room that has a display. It also reduces the need to be...
Fadell had issues with Ive and Forstall.   He wasn't coming back to Cupertino anytime soon. 
I really don't need Google to spearhead royalty free CODEC.   They really haven't taken their product in a different area.     The darkhorse here is Daala    http://wiki.xiph.org/Daala   https://www.xiph.org/daala/   We'll see if Mozilla and Xiph can get this CODEC off the ground. 
I think wrt to Thermostats that "learning" if overdone.   Indoor location (WifiSlam, iBeacon etc) is going to trump software only solutions.  I don't want my thermostat guessing whether i'm home or away I want it to precisely know.  I also want smarter routing of the heat in my home with smart vents.   I'd love to have a Net Zero home. 
I believe 9 Billion was bandied about.   I'm not sure if that's a total amount expected to be levied across all Defendants but the number will be high.  Entering into this form of discussion was one of the most unethical things Steve Jobs has done.  Educations are expensive and these companies attempt to collude and thwart Free Enterprise illegally cannot go with a mere slap on the wrist.  Apple alone doesn't shoulder the blame nor should it pay the most but unfortunately...
All this acquisition has really done is exposed how little many understand about HA and IoT.    Nest has an inactive Zigbee radio which is great but unfortunately the momentum right now is with  Z Wave.    Google really isn't that much closer to gaining a strong foothold in the home anymore than Apple is.   Another  thing is the "sleight of hand" that goes on with technology.   iBeacon is marketed as a technology that is going  to help me find groceries in the...
Too much Android talk over there.   It's like sleeping with the enemy. 
 I second this.  Kaveri brings Quad Core performance, solid graphics with a 20% savings over Haswell.   
 Firstly the Nest product was done very well.  Secondly they chose a classic design Round.  Those of us kids of the 60s and 70s remember the round Honeywells Thermostats very well.   Thirdly they knocked it out of the park with simplicity.   Thermostats where right up there with VCR flashing 12:00 on their clocks with regard to lack of decent UI/UX.  Look at the Eversense from Allure Energy.  It's a bit overdone in features but they've got 5 patents on proximity features...
 I may make the move to Colorado in 5 years or so and the lady and I have chatted about what we want in our home.  Luckily she has family in the construction biz (GC) who are doing their home right now in Loveland CO I believe.   We're hoping we can build new construction or heavily remodel with their help.  We know we need a GC that will ensure the work is done correctly.    I'm also reading up more about LEED construction. We want to be Green where it makes sense.  ...
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