* Posts by Jon 49

7 posts • joined 7 Jan 2010

Zuckerberg blew $1bn on Instagram 'without telling Facebook board'

Jon 49

Say what you like about Zuckerberg...

... but that Mr Systrom is a heck of a negotiator!

Lords give automatic smut censorship bill the once-over

Jon 49

Are you sure it's the website that needs the 'over 18 verification policy'? My interpretation of the bill is that it's the ISP that needs this system.

LG preps passive 3D TV

Jon 49

Dark images?

With each eye only receiving half the light being pumped out by the set, wouldn't this result in very dark images or the need for a massively bright backlight?

Verified by Visa bitchslapped by Cambridge researchers

Jon 49


The most bizarre feature of these schemes, is that they seem to be hosted on domain names which are totally unrelated to either Visa or the merchant.

Just as people are told to keep an eye on the URL bar, we seem to get redirected to a totally arbitrary site to enter these details.

Nokia switches direction and gives away maps

Jon 49

Available for N95 etc, but is it free?

To those saying that older phones are supported, it's true that you can click the "more info" link to be taken to a download page for that generation. HOWEVER, that download page makes no mention of free navigation. To see my point, go to that page and switch between a new and an old model. The new models specifically say "with free navigation", the older models do not.

Jon 49

Nokia still have a bit of business sense

It looks like this offer is only for those using their latest phones. People still using the N95 8GB generation don't seem to qualify.

Yes, the Googlephone works in Blighty

Jon 49


Andrew, that's correct. However what I am more interested in is whether the Vodafone version will have customised firmware. I can live with a Vodafone Live icon, but I can't stand it when you have to wait for Vodafone to 'allow' you to download the latest firmware!


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