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Apple's 'modular' Mac Pro design may mean units that connect like Lego bricksdavgreg said:The Texas Instruments 4A had a "Peripheral Expansion Box" that was modular in a lateral setup way back in the early days of personal computing.
H-P offers a somewhat modular compact desktop with different plug-in modules connecting through a USB connector. The Elite Slice has been on sale for a couple of years.
I do not know if the report is correct, but Apple has a long history of proprietary connectors used to lock customers in.
Huawei cloning Apple parts, rewarding employees for tech theftavon b7 said:mercel said:Joe Arredondo said:At least the Chinesse realize they dont have what is required to create such amazing products and they are trying to learn how to make it... is bad but you have to learn somewere.... Apple need to protect better its investments
The US is pushing other countries hard to stop Huawei's progress in key strategic fields where the US looks to lose influence.
Pompeo is on tour at this very moment and attacking Huawei at every step - and admitting to it publicly - but with little or nothing in tow in terms of facts.
I would say if there is anything to bite on, companies must present formal charges. 'Anonymous' claims and how they are presented should be taken lightly until the 5G roll out is well under way.
Huawei's R&D outlay has been consistently near the top of the world rankings for years now and that is part of the reality the US hawks do not want to entertain.
The courts is very much the way to go if any of the facts want to be heard (should they truly exist).
As far as stripping down competitors' products goes, I'm sure it's standard practice and I include Apple in this group too as well.
There is also a difference between buying a competitors products to learn how they work to illegally stealing the underlying IP. I wonder who's phone Apple bought and broke down when it first came up with the iPhone or Apple Watch.
Apple to acquire voice app firm PullString in deal worth below $100M, report saysStrangeDays said:patchythepirate said:AppleExposed said:
But when will Apple use their tech? Apple acquired a company years ago that had a voice assistant that was so smart it makes all the current assistants look like 4-year-olds.
Exactly. Even though she is limited on the HomePod, I find her especially rewarding because she hears great. She does all the things you mention and more. She increased he joke library to boot. She added Wikipedia to her knowledge base. I ask her things all the time like, "who whom the Oscar for best picture in 1972." She knows the answer. She also can tell you things like what is the best reviewed coffee place or what is the closet coffee place. She is completely useful. She keeps improving without announcements to For instance, Siri on HomePod couldn't originally do multiple timers. Now she can. I often tell her I love a song, which means she will remember what songs are my favorites. Siri will make reservations.
She sometimes will fail on my phone if my phone is on wifi and I have a poor connection or if I am using her over bluetooth in my car but this is for poor internet connection issues. Some of this could be improved by not needing the internet for certain tasks that could be performed on the phone.
Siri also needs works building off previous asked questions.
Apple removes Siri team lead as part of AI strategy shiftmark fearing said:I don't buy the Siri is sooo far behind. Not for one minute. The entire issue is really about what access you give these intrusive home listening devices. They are toys at this point. You ply a song, you look up weather. what exactly are they doing to change your life? And I ask honestly. The Google and Amazon devices are happy to rummage through your life to find connections. Giving the device access to everything you write, all your address, your locations, your work and children ETC, yes. It will 'seem' smarter. It's just a better spy isn't it?
I think Siri actually has gotten a lot better and is a useful took. People were bad mouthing her on the Home Pod, where she is handicapped, but she does a lot. I actually use her quite a bit. She can make phone calls, tell the weather, set a timer, tell me where the closest restaurants are, answer a lot of questions (.e.g who won best actor in 1998, when was Prince born, how far is it to a particular location, what movies are playing at the theater, what is a hammerhead shark, and answer lots of other questions, etc.), make reservations, make an appointment, and her joke arsenal, although G rated, has I'm improved. On the HomePod I ask her questions, and she hears me from another room behind a wall. She creates play lists based on artists I like, and I tell her when I really like a song. Useful and fun stuff.
DOJ charges Huawei with stealing trade secrets, financial fraud, violating sanctions, more...acejax805 said:It's amazing how people allow their feelings to get in the way of facts. From what I have heard, TMobile provided the US Government unequivocal proof (surveillance video showing the theft) which is what triggered these events. Crazy how people have a higher regard for a Communist country over the US, but that's just people's bias. Thank goodness facts don't care about anyone's feelings.