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  • Apple TV+ will struggle to meet European quotas for local content at launch

    rob53 said:
    I guess the US could do the same thing to France and other EU companies, force them to include 30% of US created whatever for them to be able to sell in the US. Now I just have to think about what French items I actually purchase. Lets also force France to set aside 16% of the sale of their wine (what else?) in the US for developing American wineries. Let's just be fair.
    The quotas exist to safeguard cultural areas.

    I'm normally against quotas as they only guarantee quantity and not quality but I do understand they are a necessary evil in some cases and this is one area.

    Using English as a first language gives us many advantages that we take for granted. In the past, you would hear people in foreign countries ask the natives 'do you speak English'? Now, more often than not, people in Europe just speak English and almost 'expect' the other person to be able to speak it. That's great on some levels as communication barriers are being reduced but on another level it can be seen as a cultural threat, as language often isn't just a simple vehicle for communication, it often comes attached to a certain way of living. 

    It can also create  certain conflicts. The major studios will often dub films into Spanish for example (for countrywide release in Spain) but not into the the Spanish regional languages as they say the cost/benefit ratio isn't favourable to them when everybody understands Spanish. That is a perfectly logical viewpoint but the Catalan government for example will take issue with that stance as they think Catalans should be able to see the film dubbed into Catalan on the same terms as the Spanish version (equal screenings, same prices etc) and things quickly snowball out of control and you realise that the subject has to be tackled in some way.

    To give you a possible U.S angle on the situation, imagine a few decades from now, we suddenly realise that Spanish starts to nudge English aside as a preferred language. The government would definitely take measures to protect the main native language of the country.
    AppleExposedCarnage
  • 2020 iPhone could kill the notch by moving Face ID to the bezel

    With the release of the iPhone X I suggested this same solution but with existing technology. It meant taking the notch elements out of the screen and placing them in a tiny hump (like the Pismo curves) at the top of the phone. If the elements can be miniaturised to eliminate the hump, it's another way to succeed in getting them out of the screen.

    I've always loved the Pismo curves, though (but hated the clamshell shape).
    chemengin1AppleExposedlkruppmuthuk_vanalingam
  • 5G iPhone impact underestimated by investors & analysts, says Jefferies analyst

    tmay said:
    avon b7 said:
    avon b7 said:
    robjn said:
    5G is massively over-estimated.

    It’s an extremely limited technology that offers no new high value or behavior changing application. Compare this to 4G - which made streaming video possible or 3G that made the internet usable. These were extremely valuable leaps that changed people’s lives significantly. What does 5G offer? The ability to download very large files quickly? What else?

    Even if 5G does offer some valuable new ability that is meaningful to everyone. There is a critical flaw with the technology. It covers such short distances it will never work widely outside of densely populated areas - this means that it cannot be relied on for any meaningful new service - this is a critical flaw!

    These Wall Street analysts are very simply looking back on 3G and 4G and assuming this is the same thing - it is not!
    It will be a game changer on many fronts but just like now, all the pieces have to be in place.

    Today 5G phones and networking equipment are being rolled out. There will be important changes ahead that go beyond handsets.

    https://www.newequipment.com/industry-trends/managing-big-data-flood

    In healthcare:

    https://www.businessinsider.com/5g-surgery-could-transform-healthcare-industry-2019-8

    5G in intensive care units combined with monitoring devices and AI will vastly improve emergency attention.
    And doctors will arrive in flying cars. Cool
    story, bro. 
    Hey, no problem! 

    Huawei is investing in flying taxis AND the software AND the hardware to cover it.

    It is pushing for an international framework to make everything that is airborne (up to 300m) controlled and safe. LOL!

    There you go, bro. Another 5G plus.

    I know Huawei isn't alone with its thinking. Amazon? Musk? Apple? No idea.

    Now, how long before drones fly injured people to hospital while onboard AI keeps them looked after on their way?

    Yep. It's a cool story. It's coming but will rely on 5G to pull it off. It won't be tomorrow, that's for sure but we will live to see it.


    When you say "Huawei is investing in...", what I see is "the Chinese Government is investing in...".

    One and the same.
    Well, I know you like to say that but in truth there is nothing to support it. 

    Anyway, if you're interested in how cellular infrastructure can be used in civilian airspace and what telecos are looking at, here you are:

    http://www.mobilk.net/en-off/mobile-news-12-24764.html

    Of course, this isn't possible without 5G.
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • 5G iPhone impact underestimated by investors & analysts, says Jefferies analyst

    MplsP said:
    avon b7 said:
    robjn said:
    5G is massively over-estimated.

    It’s an extremely limited technology that offers no new high value or behavior changing application. Compare this to 4G - which made streaming video possible or 3G that made the internet usable. These were extremely valuable leaps that changed people’s lives significantly. What does 5G offer? The ability to download very large files quickly? What else?

    Even if 5G does offer some valuable new ability that is meaningful to everyone. There is a critical flaw with the technology. It covers such short distances it will never work widely outside of densely populated areas - this means that it cannot be relied on for any meaningful new service - this is a critical flaw!

    These Wall Street analysts are very simply looking back on 3G and 4G and assuming this is the same thing - it is not!
    It will be a game changer on many fronts but just like now, all the pieces have to be in place.

    Today 5G phones and networking equipment are being rolled out. There will be important changes ahead that go beyond handsets.

    https://www.newequipment.com/industry-trends/managing-big-data-flood

    In healthcare:

    https://www.businessinsider.com/5g-surgery-could-transform-healthcare-industry-2019-8

    5G in intensive care units combined with monitoring devices and AI will vastly improve emergency attention.
    and this has nothing to do with smart phones. I'm not performing remote surgery with my iPhone, nor am I driving a car remotely. Nor can my car drive itself. Everyone is all worried about whether the iPhone has 5G, but practically none of the purported benefits/uses of 5G applies to a smart phone.
    Yes, I know. The point is to see beyond the typical telecommunications/phone viewpoint.

    Your phone will be just like it is today but more of a control hub than it currently is.

    We are going to see a rise in sensors in our lives. Many are already on phones, watches and other devices but there will be more and they will tie in with other sensors in a way that isn't possible over 4G.




    muthuk_vanalingam
  • 5G iPhone impact underestimated by investors & analysts, says Jefferies analyst

    avon b7 said:
    robjn said:
    5G is massively over-estimated.

    It’s an extremely limited technology that offers no new high value or behavior changing application. Compare this to 4G - which made streaming video possible or 3G that made the internet usable. These were extremely valuable leaps that changed people’s lives significantly. What does 5G offer? The ability to download very large files quickly? What else?

    Even if 5G does offer some valuable new ability that is meaningful to everyone. There is a critical flaw with the technology. It covers such short distances it will never work widely outside of densely populated areas - this means that it cannot be relied on for any meaningful new service - this is a critical flaw!

    These Wall Street analysts are very simply looking back on 3G and 4G and assuming this is the same thing - it is not!
    It will be a game changer on many fronts but just like now, all the pieces have to be in place.

    Today 5G phones and networking equipment are being rolled out. There will be important changes ahead that go beyond handsets.

    https://www.newequipment.com/industry-trends/managing-big-data-flood

    In healthcare:

    https://www.businessinsider.com/5g-surgery-could-transform-healthcare-industry-2019-8

    5G in intensive care units combined with monitoring devices and AI will vastly improve emergency attention.
    And doctors will arrive in flying cars. Cool
    story, bro. 
    Hey, no problem! 

    Huawei is investing in flying taxis AND the software AND the hardware to cover it.

    It is pushing for an international framework to make everything that is airborne (up to 300m) controlled and safe. LOL!

    There you go, bro. Another 5G plus.

    I know Huawei isn't alone with its thinking. Amazon? Musk? Apple? No idea.

    Now, how long before drones fly injured people to hospital while onboard AI keeps them looked after on their way?

    Yep. It's a cool story. It's coming but will rely on 5G to pull it off. It won't be tomorrow, that's for sure but we will live to see it.


    chemengin1muthuk_vanalingam