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    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    I don’t know about you guys but about an hour after I read this page I was hungry for more.

    • xeridea
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]Reuters: Apple seeks quick ban on eight Samsung phones[/quote<] Same old same old, Apple can't stand competition so they want to just abuse the system and ban everyone out of the market rather than compete. If people really wanted an iPhone, they would buy an iPhone, not the superior alternatives. Only a complete idiot would mistake one phone for another, but of course this is Apples main customer base so....

    • ronch
    • 7 years ago

    From “AMD hires John Gustafson as chief graphics product architect”

    I’m not too sure AMD did well to hire this guy. As head of Intel’s graphics division, I hope AMD’s graphics division doesn’t turn into jell-o. Intel graphics technology hasn’t exactly been the finest.

    However, having written a good book about Amdahl’s Law, John probably would do better serving in AMD’s CPU division, where his knowledge about multi-core processing can help put Bulldozer and its iterations in a better light. Oh wait, maybe not that too, because he might push for even more cores.

    • NeelyCam
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim: Heathfire—official trailer[/quote<] This seems cute. But no PS3..?

    • yogibbear
    • 7 years ago

    Hmm… I just found a facebook share link thing that seems EVIL. Where you friend posts a semi-reasonable looking “So and so liked…BLAH” link. Then you click on it. And it AUTO ads it to your timeline and takes you to a malicious looking website… which then trigger all my firewalls and virus scanners and UAC etc. into instant hate mode….. Still annoying for having to then remove said malicious wall post and stop other people clicking on it who probably don’t have as technobabble setup to prevent an intrusion / spam onto their friend’s list. Anyway… don’t go clicking on these things… I am looking for a way to block this now. Might just delete my facebook account instead.

      • dpaus
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<]I just found out that Facebook.... seems EVIL[/quote<] There; simplified/fixed that for ya.

      • UberGerbil
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<] Might just delete my facebook account instead.[/quote<]Took you a while to get there, but you arrived at the right conclusion. That's the TL;DR answer to everything.

    • Deanjo
    • 7 years ago

    Too much MSG.

      • dpaus
      • 7 years ago

      Microsoft-Samsung Garbage?

        • Deanjo
        • 7 years ago

        That works.

      • NeelyCam
      • 7 years ago

      Michael Shenker Group?

      • entropy13
      • 7 years ago

      Metal Solid Gear?

      • MadManOriginal
      • 7 years ago

      Must Sue Google?

      • mutarasector
      • 7 years ago

      Madison Square Garden?

      • TheMonkeyKing
      • 7 years ago

      I thought it was “Katrina, You Bitch” day.

      • NeelyCam
      • 7 years ago

      After the official count, the jury finds that:

      dpaus was RIGHT; it meant “Microsoft-Samsung Garbage”

      Congrats to the Winner!

    • corwin155
    • 7 years ago

    Ultimate Hardware’s MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti review
    finally a review that i can see real differences with the card i have and the next iteration

    • corwin155
    • 7 years ago

    DigiTimes: HTC has no intention to settle with Apple, says company chairperson
    Yay and i support them
    (rotten)apple is a closed system
    meant too always keep their hand in their users pockets
    apple innovates smart phones
    really ? iphone 1 looks the same as iphone 4 and good chance iphone 5 will innovate by looking new fresh and snooze again like iphone 1

      • mcnabney
      • 7 years ago

      Look, I hate Apple too, but iPhone 1 and 4 don’t look anything alike.

        • Shambles
        • 7 years ago

        If the Epic 4G and the Iphone 4 look the same, the iphone 1 and 4 are identical twins.

    • blastdoor
    • 7 years ago

    “DigiTimes: HTC has no intention to settle with Apple, says company chairperson”

    Meanwhile back in the real world there are two realistic long term strategies: figure out a way to settle with apple or dump android for an OS that isn’t a lawsuit magnet (best candidate is windows). I suspect going with windows is the cheaper strategy.

      • dpaus
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<]dump android for an OS that isn't a lawsuit magnet (best candidate is windows)[/quote<] With WebOS now Open Source, how do you figure that?

        • blastdoor
        • 7 years ago

        I was talking about the real world.

        Why not suggest Amiga OS or BeOS if you want to live in fantasy land?

          • dpaus
          • 7 years ago

          Because neither of them are backed by the company that now owns most of the fundamental patents on smartphones?? Is this a trick question?

      • BabelHuber
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<] I suspect going with windows is the cheaper strategy[/quote<] WP is a complete utter failure in the market, though. One reason is the lack in carrier support. Even Stephen Elop admitted that MS owning Skype is a reason for carrier not supporting WP: [url<]http://www.zdnet.com/blog/mobile-news/skype-killing-windows-phone-nokia-responds/7749[/url<] [quote<]Indeed, Microsoft did buy the Skype company as part of the ecosystem that comes with Windows Phone and Windows and so forth, so that’s quite correct. The feedback from operators is they don’t like Skype, of course, because for those operators who have a traditional wire-line business, traditional telephone business, it could take away from revenues.[/quote<] So, carriers fear MS and Skype. The reason is obvious: 90% (IIRC) of the carrier's profits come from phone calls and SMS. Windows 8 will integrate Skype. It is not just an App, like Whatsapp, but it is a communication system backed by MS and integrated into Windows itself. With full MS-support, e.g. companies could try to use this system to save money. While customers most probably like such functionality to save money, carriers do not. Hence they don't exactly feel love for the various iterations of Windows 8. This is just one of the reasons why WP failed in the market, though. If it would be as highly regarded by customers as the first iPhones, carriers would probably have to sell it nevertheless. But as it is now I have the impression that the carriers take the marketing money from MS (or Nokia), but then silently push Android instead.

        • sweatshopking
        • 7 years ago

        Nokia’s wp are doing ok, sales of lumias exceeded expectations. Apple’s sales in china have slowed, and samsung might (or might not) have an increased interest in wp. we’ll have to see. you’re right that carriers weren’t interested in wp, and the skype connnection. really, with MS pushing for a complete unification of calling/sms/data, we should all be backing them. Buy your data, make all the calls, surf, text you want within that. it’s a much better system than the crap that’s there now.

          • BabelHuber
          • 7 years ago

          [quote<] Nokia's wp are doing ok, sales of lumias exceeded expectations.[/quote<] Nice day to troll today, isn't it? 🙂 [url<]http://communities-dominate.blogs.com/brands/2012/08/smartphone-market-shares-q2-full-numbers-samsung-and-android-solidifying-their-leads.html[/url<] [quote<] BIGGEST SMARTPHONE OPERATING SYSTEMS BY UNIT SALES IN Q2 2012 Rank . OS Platform . . . . . . Units . . . . . Market share . . Was in Q1 of 2012 1 . . . . Android . . . . . . . . . 102.4 M . . . . 66.9 % . . . . . . . ( 55.6 %) 2 . . . . iOS . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.0 M . . . . 17.0 % . . . . . . . ( 24.2 %) 3 . . . . Blackberry . . . . . . . . 7.8 M . . . . . 5.1 % . . . . . . . ( 7.6 %) 4 . . . . Symbian . . . . . . . . . 5.0 M . . . . . 3.3 % . . . . . . . ( 5.4 %) 5 . . . . Windows Phone . . . . 4.6 M . . . . . 3.0 % . . . . . . . ( 6 . . . . bada . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.1 M . . . . . 2.7 % . . . . . . . ( 7 . . . . MeeGo . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 M . . . . . 0.8 % . . . . . . . ( 8 . . . . Windows Mobile . . . . 0.3 M . . . . . 0.2 % . . . . . . . ( others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.6 M . . . . . 1.0 % . . . . . . . ( TOTAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153.0 M Source: TomiAhonen Consulting Estimates August 15, 2012 from vendor data and other sources This table may be freely distributed[/quote<] WP 7 is outsold by Symbian and Blackberry :-)) [quote<] TEN BIGGEST SMARTPHONE MANUFACTURERS BY UNIT SALES IN Q2 2012 Rank . Maker . . . . . . Units . . . Market Share . . . . Was in Q1 of 2012 1 . . . . Samsung . . . 50.4 M . . 32.9 % . . . . . . . . ( 30.6 %) 2 . . . . Apple . . . . . . 26.0 M . . 17.0 % . . . . . . . . ( 24.2 %) 3 . . . . Nokia . . . . . . 10.2 M . . . 6.7 % . . . . . . . . ( 8.2 %) 4 . . . . HTC . . . . . . . . 8.8 M . . . 5.8 % . . . . . . . . ( 5.4 %) 5 . . . . ZTE . . . . . . . . 8.0 M . . . 5.2 % . . . . . . . . ( 6 . . . . RIM . . . . . . . . 7.8 M . . . 5.1 % . . . . . . . . ( 7.6 %) 7 . . . . Sony . . . . . . . 7.5 M . . . 4.9 % . . . . . . . . ( 5.0 %) 8 . . . . Huawei . . . . . 7.0 M . . . 4.6 % . . . . . . . . ( 4.8 %) 9 . . . . LG . . . . . . . . . 6.5 M . . . 4.2 % . . . . . . . . ( 3.8 %) 10 . . . Motorola . . . . . 6.0 M . . . 3.9 % . . . . . . . . ( 3.5 %) Others . . . . . . . . . . . 10.8 M . . . 7.3 % . . . . . . . . ( 3.3 %) TOTAL . . . . . . . . . 153.0 M Source: TomiAhonen Consulting Estimates August 15, 2012 from vendor data and other sources This table may be freely distributed[/quote<] Note that while Nokia sold 10.2 Million phones, only 4.6 Million phones with WP7 were sold. So even Nokia sold more Symbian phones than WP7 phones. 102.4 Million Android phones, 26 Million iPhones and 4.6 Million WP7 phones is a total, utter, complete, devastating failure for MS and Nokia.

            • dpaus
            • 7 years ago

            Actually, ssk is right, as he often – to our collective horror! – is. The key word is ‘expectations’, and Nokia set them very low. So even if the sales dropped of precipitously after launch, they still exceeded ‘expectations’.

            • BabelHuber
            • 7 years ago

            IIRC MS and Nokia talked about a ‘third ecosystem’.

            Did they really believe a market share under 3% is enough to achieve this goal? 🙂

            • blastdoor
            • 7 years ago

            Mac marketshare is in the same ballpark and apple makes money off the Mac.

            All hope is not yet lost for WP. And in terms of viable alternatives to iOS and android, it’s the only realistic option.

            • BabelHuber
            • 7 years ago

            I don’t think that WP can recover. Its market share regarding installed base is only 1%.

            As a mobile software developer, I would spend my ressources rather on4 00 Million Androids or 200 Million iPhones than on 12 Million WP phones or so.

            IMO this is not about making money, but about a future perspective for MS. Android could have more users than Windows in 2014, if the current trend stays. This is what MS is afraid of, and it does not look like their mobile strategy is successful.

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            you’re disregarding the unified code. win 8, next xbox and wp8 will all be VERY easy to swap apps for. obviously, we’ll have to wait and see, but wp DOES have the highest user satisfaction, and some VERY loyal fans. let’s put it this way: it can’t do any worse ;P

            • Arag0n
            • 7 years ago

            WP marketshare has doubled YoY and is likely to double again YoY next year…. I hope you understand that in a saturated world it´s hard to make a significant impact in marketshare very fast.

            [url<]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d9/IPhone_sales_per_quarter_simple.svg[/url<] That's iPhone sales since lunch. Current Windows Phone marketshare is equivalent to iPhone at Q2 2009. At that time, Apple had 21.17 million phones sold with 3.79 million on Q2. I believe your numbers show a better quarter for WP than apple had and the total number of sold WIndows Phones is also higher.So, yeah I know the world today is not like the world in 2007, but apple managed to create a successful product, I'm sure Microsoft as long as keeps the growing sales numbers will too. You don´t need a 40% of marketshare, only 3 to 5% is more than enough as someone pointed you, Mac OSX is a good example of that.

            • BabelHuber
            • 7 years ago

            Sorry, but this is BS:

            – The iPhone had 11% world market share in 2007 only a few months after launch. Not 3% after more than 2 years.

            – The smartphone market is not saturated. In 2010, 300 Million Smartphones were sold, while in Q2 2012 alone, 150 Million were sold. This is a spectacularly growing market.

            – WP market share has ‘doubled’ (from 1,5% to 3%, wow!) because the Nokia Lumia launch was the most expensive launch of a smartphone until now regarding marketing:

            They rented the Times Square in New York, TV advertisments were everywhere, All mobile stores were full of Lumia marketing material, in UK you even got a free XBOX when you bought a Lumia 900!

            And the result: 3% market share! I’m deeply impressed!

            – Look at the dimensions we are talking about! Google sold 102 Million Android phones in Q2 2012 (only phones, without tablets etc.). This means more than 1 Million ANdroid smartphones were sold every single day!

            If this trend continues, Microsoft stays a niche player in this market. Also, the number of Android users could surpass all Windows user in 2014 -desktop, notebook and mobile combined!

            This outcome is in no way, shape or form anything other than a disaster for MS.

            • BobbinThreadbare
            • 7 years ago

            In the US, Apple has around 10% marketshare these days.

            The total number of PCs dwarfs the number of smart phones, so a smaller marketshare is still more total users.

            Apple has some very devoted fans, does WP (other than SSK of course)?

            Apple products are generally higher priced, which leads to a more affluent user base so a company can make more per user from the ecosystem, is this the case for WP?

            • Deanjo
            • 7 years ago

            10x the marketshare is “the same ballpark”?

            • Arag0n
            • 7 years ago

            I fail to see how can it be that selling 1 WP for every 5 iPhones giving that WP is still in their baby stage is a utter failure…. Windows Phone has the problem of the egg and cock…. Windows Phone needs apps to be competitive but those apps won´t come until it has enough market and then people won´t buy cuz it doesn´t have the apps or games he expects. Slowly but surely market is going up and that means that more game developers and app developers are interested in the platform and reducing the app problem. WInRT and WP8 should receive a big boost too. So, don´t expect an explosive market expansion. Android faced the same problem. Android was a total failure till Android 2.1…. WP8 will be like Android 2.1 and it will make Windows Phone a real competitive device. The difference will be that all windows phone work nice while Androids don´t, so I believe in the long run WP is going to eat Android share just as it did with Symbian and BB. Not tomorrow, not next month but maybe 5 years from now.

            • BabelHuber
            • 7 years ago

            Baby stage? WP7 was released in 2010!

            So let us look at MS’ track record:

            – Windows Mobile: Did OK, but was cancelled because of WP
            – In 2010, WP7 was released. It was not compatible with Windows Mobile
            – In October, WP8 will be releassed. Of course WP7 is incompatible.

            So MS already left its customers in the dust twice!

            Compare this with Apple, where the iPhone 3G got iOS5. With Android, you can at least install ROMs on your own (just last week I installed Android 4.04 on my 2-year-old original Galaxy Tab).

            Not so MS. They don’t provide an upgrade path, but OTOH there is no community doing it for them, too. If you bought a Lumia this year, too bad, so sad. The new WP8 Apps are not for you, you know.

            With this ‘strategy’, you expect broad developer support? I do not.

            MS has the money, so they can waste some with WP in the future, too. But this was too little in the past, and I doubt it will be enough in the future.

            MS has failed in the mobile phone market for the last decade, they are not newcomers. Now with MS owning Skype, it won’t do better.

          • BobbinThreadbare
          • 7 years ago

          What were their expectations? 3 phones sold?

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            7

    • Shouefref
    • 7 years ago

    “# X-bit labs: Kingston announces enterprise-class SSDs ”

    interesting, but it has no trim and is sitll very expensive: the 400GB version costs about 1200$

    • Dygear
    • 7 years ago

    ‘Chop Suey” Day, Oh I love System of a Down. 🙂
    I think every now and then, it would be a good idea to link why you choose the title of the day.

    “August 29, 2012 is Chop Suey Day
    Today is Chop Suey Day! No one really knows where this Chinese-American dish originated. Some say that Chinese immigrants created the dish after arriving in America, while others insist that the dish is traditionally Chinese. Either way, chop suey is now a staple on many Chinese restaurant menus across the country.

    So, what exactly is chop suey? It is a stir fry made with a hodgepodge of ingredients like egg, meat, and vegetables. In fact, the name “chop suey” comes from a Cantonese word meaning “odds and ends.” The dish is traditionally served with rice or noodles to soak up all the delicious flavors.

    Today, head to your favorite Chinese restaurant and order some delicious chop suey to celebrate Chop Suey Day. Enjoy!”

    From: [url<]http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/chop-suey-day[/url<]

      • entropy13
      • 7 years ago

      I don’t really like chopsuey. There are only two things I eat in the chopsuey served over here, the young corn and the quail eggs.

      • MixedPower
      • 7 years ago

      [quote<]I think every now and then, it would be a good idea to link why you choose the title of the day.[/quote<] If you click on the subtitle link with the name of the day it will take you to a page explaining the holiday.

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    • 7 years ago

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      • entropy13
      • 7 years ago

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        • 7 years ago

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          • entropy13
          • 7 years ago

          I got Diablo 3 for free (digital version – won it in a giveaway, he bought the Collector’s Edition as well, so he gave away the digital version), it took me almost a day to download it (almost 24 hours of download time over a three-day period). LOL

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      • syndicatedragon
      • 7 years ago

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        • NeelyCam
        • 7 years ago

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    • entropy13
    • 7 years ago

    No mention of this?

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