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MplsP said:"Destroy the evidence!"tylerd said:I have to admit that I was looking forward to feeling some schadenfreude as I watched Samsung ship what is clearly a prototype, that has questionable utility (at least in the immediate future). I find it odd that they would effectively send these units to reviewers and hope for the best. I understand that the race to be first has some strong marketing power (just look at 5G), but is it really worth the negative impact inflicted on your most loyal user base (the early adopters)? Say what you want about Apple, but they would only ship a finished product.
Or the classic case of an engineering mind over-estimating a layman mind. It's very common for an "educated" person to not understand the level of which their audience might not be knowledgable and overlook certain critical details.
Anyway, still not getting as much backlash as Apple did cancelling the AirPower - at the very least Apple knows when to say "No" and quit.
jimh2 said:Fatman said:More fraud, something both Trump and China are masters at. Did anyone ever really believe that Wisconsin would even be capable of supporting 13,000 high tech jobs?"attract" or keep businesses. Sports Teams are the best at extracting money from local economies for little or nothing in return. When teams or businesses threaten to leave I say let them leave and let some other sucker give them a new building or stadium. Some of the agreements sports teams get in return for letting cities build them new stadiums are truly unbelievable and its all for a few part-time jobs.
Of course it does. He used this announcement for political gains as if he had something to do with it. As far as I’m concerned, it’s on his back now. If it’s failing then that means he did as well and needs to do something about it.
Unless of course he had nothing to do with it, and only took credit for it.
So, which is it?
lorin schultz said:I'm trying to decide whether I care about this or not. My bank records our telephone conversations, and those are much more detailed than an Alexa or Siri request, and are directly associated with my personal information. This seems pretty benign.
Um, yeah, you should. Your bank records calls that you initiated, just as Apple saves Siri requests you made.
Neither are always listening in the background. Well technically, iOS devices are listening in the background for "Hey, Siri", but that's done at a hardware level and not recorded.
This is why I refuse to buy anything that's marked"Alexa built-in!" That means there's a microphone in it. I much prefer HomeKit... where the appliance itself doesn't listen, but relies on an iOS device to send it commands and control it.