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Very cool.    I have found the design of the Apple Watch difficult to assess based on photos alone. I feel like I really need to see it in person to develop a clear impression of it.    My girlfriend, on the other hand, was able to develop an opinion based on pictures -- she thinks it's gorgeous. She has way better taste than I do, so I considered that a good sign. 
I set DDG as the default on my iPhone and I have to say I think Google is better, but not sufficiently better to spur me to switch back to them as default.  I think the value of being default is huge... 
Samsung desperately needs to make inroads at the high-end with their new S6. My guess is they won't, because these things will likely be overpriced due to three bad design choices:   1. The SOC they're using sucks from a price / real-world-performance standpoint. That's because smartphones can't utilize all those cores. It's a phone, not an HPC workstation. Single thread performance is key.    2. The screen is too expensive without any real benefit to the user. The PPI...
I believe that Tim Cook is an uncommonly good man. I am very proud to own stock in the company he leads.
If he really believes this, then he should be shorting like crazy.    Lucky for him Germany has a pretty strong social safety net. 
It depends on what you mean by "top model SOC".  I don't think it would be hard to equal the XBONE in terms of what users experience. The XBONE SOC is about 5 billion transistors on a 28 nm process. The A8 is about 3 billion on a 20 nm process. Go to 14 nm and 5 billion isn't out of the realm of possibility. But 5 billion might not even be necessary. XBONE has 8 sh!TTy x86 cores from AMD. Replace those with 3 enhanced cyclone cores and from a end-user perspective, you...
It's nice to see another sign that Apple still has interest in pro users.    Hopefully a Mac Pro update will arrive this year. I know they are constrained by Intel's pokey pace of improvement. They're probably waiting for TB 3. 
I think it makes a great deal of sense that Apple is bringing people from Korea to California, as opposed to just bringing them to an Apple office in Korea.    I strongly suspect that Samsung employs a lot of people that Apple would not want to hire, but from the outside it's not always clear who is who. Those not interested in moving to CA are more likely to be the kinds of people Apple doesn't want to hire in the first place (that is, people who are interested in...
What makes you think that they have "plenty" of data center capacity?  And why wouldn't they want to have data centers close to the populations served?  I'm surprised it's taken this long to open large data centers in Europe. 
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