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[Tech] thread - Galaxy Gear is bad

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    ok i'm gonna stick in here for the duration of this conference

    only because otherwise i'm gonna spam my poor twitter followers as this goes on

    (i will probably spam them anyways if we're being real)

  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    I have an iphone case for some reason.

    I think newegg sent it to me with some bluetooth headphones that I got.

    But like I don't have an iphone...

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    just got my nexus 4

    seems like a good phone

    I'm so used to my old shitty phone that I keep forgetting I can actually use this new functional phone for things

    like it can display a web page without timing out constantly

    or you can look up contact numbers without the contacts app crashing

    or you can turn it on at regular brightness for more than 5 minutes at a time without draining half the battery

    Donovan PuppyfuckercabsyCyvros
  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    Like when I replaced my G2X with my Galaxy S3!

  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited September 2013
    something just occurred to me - the thinking is that the scanner will initially be only for unlocking the phone, with the possibility of using it for login/passwords later on. I don't know how quick these scanners operate (i imagine they'd have to be pretty fast for it not to be onerous), but could it be possible down the line to have it distinguish between different fingers and thereby act as a sort of multi-button? As in scan-thumb = X, scan-forefinger = Y, scan-pinky=Z, etc.?

    I only thought of it because you can only get so many distinct operations out of a single Home button and different gestures.

    KalTorak on
  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Excited for the 5S because my 4 is getting slow. The "S" years aren't as exciting for me because of the lack of form factor updates. Just more horsepower. I'm ok with that though.

    Well, this one is getting the thumbprint scanner, so it's sort-of new hardware beyond internal spec bumps.

    That's just the home button though.

    The jumps from 2 to 3, from 3 to 4, and from 4 to 5 are much more than that.

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    something just occurred to me - the thinking is that the scanner will initially be only for unlocking the phone, with the possibility of using it for login/passwords later on. I don't know how quick these scanners operate (i imagine they'd have to be pretty fast for it not to be onerous), but could it be possible down the line to have it distinguish between different fingers and thereby act as a sort of multi-button? As in scan-thumb = X, scan-forefinger = Y, scan-pinky=Z, etc.?

    I only thought of it because you can only get so many distinct operations out of a single Home button and different gestures.

    It would kind of suck to have to switch grips to use the other fingers

    your thumbs do like 95% of the touch interactions with your phone

  • mcpmcp Registered User regular
    I need a new phone. Mine is old, and garbage. It's a Samsung something or other with a qwerty keyboard.

    I've set up quite a few iPhones and Galaxy's for users. They're alright. I was thinking a Windows phone might be cool, just because I haven't really used them, but I think I'd regret that choice after a month or two.

    I'm thinking I'll go with an iPhone? Going to see what Apple presents today, and compare my options.

  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    is Apple not streaming the event on their site?

  • WeretacoWeretaco Cubicle Gangster Registered User regular
    Doesn't appear so. Looks like a smaller event anyways (200-300 people by engadgets estimation.

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  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    goddamnit I want to see Tim Cook's FACE

    telling me about the marginally more awesome thing I'm about to buy

  • LarlarLarlar consecutive normal brunches Moderator, ClubPA mod
    I brought my damn MacBook to work this time to stream the damn thing.

    If they don't livestream it I'm going to throw this laptop at Tim Cook's face and then go pick it up and take it to get Apple Care because it was expensive and I need it.

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  • B_RB_R Registered User regular
    There wont be any livestream

  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    that'll learn 'em

  • LarlarLarlar consecutive normal brunches Moderator, ClubPA mod
    WATCH OUT, TIM COOK'S FACE

    The rest of Tim Cook is free to go.

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    tim cook more like tom nook

  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Larlar wrote: »
    WATCH OUT, TIM COOK'S FACE

    The rest of Tim Cook is free to go.

    the face is the groin of the soul

    Cyvros
  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    september 18th is when the plebes get iOS 7

  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    nice that the iWork apps are free now.

    Or I guess they already had the betas up on iCloud, so why wouldn't they make them free.

  • AbracadanielAbracadaniel Registered User regular
    edited September 2013
    wow, iPhone 5 goes bye bye entirely

    Abracadaniel on
  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    wow, iPhone 5 goes bye bye entirely

    called it i called it i called it i'm a hero

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    wow, iPhone 5 goes bye bye entirely

    the 5c seems to pretty much be the 5, just with plastic instead of metal

  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    seems like it, plus maybe a slight processor boost?

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    that was in response to the 64-bit chip

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    hmm, a 1 billion transistor 64bit processor - wonder how much that wafer costs to produce.

  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    64-bit processor in a phone...

    sounds fast?

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    KalTorak wrote: »
    64-bit processor in a phone...

    sounds fast?

    in and of itself the 64-bit instruction set doesn't mean a whole lot

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    honestly i'm still kind of questioning why this is really needed to push graphics on a ~4 inch screen

  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    Ah, and here's the bit that's going to go into the watch

  • KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    the motion thing?

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Rolo wrote: »
    honestly i'm still kind of questioning why this is really needed to push graphics on a ~4 inch screen

    further ahead than 6 months down the road i think the introduction of 64 bit processors into mobile devices is a pretty logical step into making them do more things

  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    johnny ive is zordon

    white, bald, knows technology, only appears to the outside world on a video screen

    it adds up

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    as someone who can't take pictures with flash because of how god awful it makes my skin tone look i'm fucking stoked about this flash

    Scudo
  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    Rolo wrote: »
    honestly i'm still kind of questioning why this is really needed to push graphics on a ~4 inch screen

    further ahead than 6 months down the road i think the introduction of 64 bit processors into mobile devices is a pretty logical step into making them do more things

    maybe, more processor headroom is always handy

    just feels like that's not currently what's hampering the next big leaps smartphone application development

    interface/inputs still seem to be the limiting factor

    Donovan Puppyfucker
  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    Rolo wrote: »
    honestly i'm still kind of questioning why this is really needed to push graphics on a ~4 inch screen

    further ahead than 6 months down the road i think the introduction of 64 bit processors into mobile devices is a pretty logical step into making them do more things

    maybe, more processor headroom is always handy

    just feels like that's not currently what's hampering the next big leaps smartphone application development

    interface/inputs still seem to be the limiting factor

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Rolo wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    Rolo wrote: »
    honestly i'm still kind of questioning why this is really needed to push graphics on a ~4 inch screen

    further ahead than 6 months down the road i think the introduction of 64 bit processors into mobile devices is a pretty logical step into making them do more things

    maybe, more processor headroom is always handy

    just feels like that's not currently what's hampering the next big leaps smartphone application development

    interface/inputs still seem to be the limiting factor

    i don't know that that's a problem inherently solvable with hardware iterations though


    and if we're real talking the real thing hampering smartphones period is battery tech

    Cyvros
  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    well that was uneventful

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