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Since my iPhone can generate reminders when I leave my home, why can't it, for example, automatically turn on Bluetooth and turn off WiFi as I leave, and vice versa when come back?
 I missed the 48 hour $19 sale price and it's back up to $39.  No way I'm paying forty bucks for one of these.
When stores To pay with a credit card, you'll have to carry a Walmart store credit card.  At that point they will no longer accept bank cards.  Likewise for Best Buy, Target, etc.
 You want Eric Holder and the DoJ to sue Apple again?
 I always bring an ATV and router when I travel.  I find it preferable to watch movies on a 42" HDTV vs. my iPad or iPhone.  Obviously, YMMV.
 Ars is saying that AMZN is sitting on US$83 million of unsold Fire Phone inventory.  Morons indeed.
 Streamed ESPN is probably the holy grail.  The thing is, ESPN gets on the order of $3-$4 dollars/month for their basic channels (ESPN and ESPN2) from the cable/satellite companies for every single subscriber, regardless of whether subscribers want it or watch it.  If ESPN were to offer ala carte subscriptions, the cable and satellite companies would drop ESPN in a heartbeat, and that's where ESPN gets the majority of the revenue they use to pay for the high-dollar sports...
 If you think that's bad, I have an LG TV that came with a "magic remote" (like a Wiimote, but with tons more latency and far worse accuracy) as the only way to switch inputs.  Wish I'd realized it wouldn't work with standard learning remotes before I bought it....  I had to get an HDMI switching box to keep from throwing the damned TV out the window! Oh, and LG TVs "phone home" everything you watch back to the mothership if you enable WiFi or Ethernet networking (required...
 This is one of the hassles of the ATV.  Because there is no built-in basic browser, there is no way to get to hotel network Wi-Fi login screens without a second device (computer, router, etc.) That said, I'm finding more and more hotels are either mounting TVs into frames or epoxying the spare HDMI ports to prevent this sort of thing in the first place...
 As long as shareholders continue to let Bezos leak cash like a sieve, we'll continue to see giveaways like this.  The AMZN P/E for 2014 looks to be on the order of -10,000!  Even at last year's P/E of 486, the simplified view says it would take almost 500 years for the stock to earn back what you invested if you bought their stock today:  The thing is, whether this is Prime Videos or Prime Music or Prime Streaming or Prime Books, there's virtually no lock-in.  The freebie...
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