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  • Titanium and ceramic Apple Watch variants spotted in watchOS 6 beta

    kenaustus said:
    I'm still waiting for Apple to do something with liquid metal and it seems that the Watch would be an interesting use.  IIRC, LM was supposed to be easy to fabricate so it would seem that the important factors would be cost and durability. This assumes that Apple has not given up on Liquid Metal.
    I think the big selling point of Liquid Metal was that it was effectively an injection moldable metal.  The problem they had with it was related to being able to make large enough products.  I believe what was happening with anything bigger than a sim ejector tool, was that the metal was cooling too quickly within the die or even the injector, meaning you couldn’t fully form pieces without some crazy heat management process and ultra expensive dies.  I could be wrong, as it’s been years since I read about the tech, but I do have a bunch of injection molding experience, but the differences between metal and plastic make it understandable why we haven’t seen any LM products on the market.
    watto_cobra
  • Craig Federighi says iPadOS created because iPad is now a 'truly distinct experience'

    I’m spending more time on my iPad Pro 12.9”,  in part due to my travel schedule, and also because it’s so easy to work on from anywhere.  That’s good for work, but bad for my personal and family time, as I’m often grabbing the iPP to respond to an email or send a spreadsheet at 10pm or worse, 2am when I wake up and look at who’s emailed me.

    I can’t wait for the improvements to the OS that should solve many of the issues that make working on the iPad a bit clunky.  When I’m in my office, I’ll generally use both my iMac and iPP simultaneously, with my iPad running apps that work better than their web-based versions and the iMac manages email and safari work. 
    watto_cobra
  • Foxconn and Wisconsin renegotiate factory agreement, future of project uncertain [u]

    You know the republicans made this deal knowing full well that they would blame democrats for the eventual failure.  What’s so bad is that there are a bunch of people who thought there was actually going to be 13,000 jobs paying $150k annually. 
    ronncornchip
  • Foxconn and Wisconsin renegotiate factory agreement, future of project uncertain [u]

    You know the republicans made this deal knowing full well that they would blame democrats for the eventual failure.  What’s so bad is that there are a bunch of people that who thought there was actually going to be 13,000 jobs paying $150k annually.  Why are so many people willing to believe con men selling snake oil?
    ronn1st
  • Your Mac could wirelessly power keyboards and mice at a distance in the future

    It's funny, I just had to replace the batteries in my iMac's trackpad yesterday.  For whatever reason, it's been burning through AA batteries and I thought that it would be great to have a more seamless process for keeping it charged.  For the small amount of charge needed to run a keyboard and trackpad or mouse, the wireless charge may actually be enough to keep the devices running with just a very small battery to make startup happen faster.
    watto_cobra