* Posts by Saint Sound

20 publicly visible posts • joined 28 Jan 2010

Apple Pay's Brit biz bashed by banks planning to Zapp it out

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Too little too late Barclays

i see that they've just tossed out their Chief Executive. Why would they wait until Apple makes a big song and dance about their new payment system and Google gets ready to introduce their new system and then say you don't need them and we won't let you use them because we'll have something better soon.

I don't even have a Apply Pay compatible iPhone yet but I'm happy to ditch Barclays if they insist on their way only!

OK Google, how much of my life do you observe and disturb?

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They know everything...

My android tablet asked if I wanted a notification when my train pulled into my home station. Not happy.

Fox gives Minority Report the nod – precog goes primetime on tellybox

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How many episodes?

If it has more than 12 it's very likely to be rubbish.

Virgin Media's ad fibs EXPOSED by bitter rival BT

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Save £400 in the first year!!!

That's how much the junk mail I get says I can save. I'm scared to think of how much they charge that I can get a £400 discount...

What kind of generation doesn't stick it to the Man, but to Taylor Swift instead?

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Why haven't more record companies gone under?

It seems like an industry that is ripe for "disruption" yet this isn't happening!

I'm sure that if more of the money paid out by Spotify were to reach the songwriters/musicians it would be better regarded.

Microsoft introduces text search … for videos!

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Google and Microsoft have been working on this for a long time. The trouble is it's only good for keywords. The rest is just garbled nonsense.

I did see a good demonstration of it as a universal translator though!

Home automation while it's hot: Winter warmth for lazy technophiles

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OpenTRV is a system that uses Conrad FHT8 TRVs. It's British too!

Freeview's rumoured '£100m YouView killer' is real – and it's yet another digital TV thing

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We don't need another bloody platform! Who wants to buy a TV that will be obsolete as soon as it hits the shelves. The tiny boxes from Roku, Apple and Amazon are so much cheaper and yet so much better for accessing content!

Streaming brilliant: Netflix signs access agreement with Verizon

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Re: Will the free market come to the rescue?

I think that part of the problem is that there is no/very little free market for broadband in the U.S. Most people have to go with their local cable provider who then charges a lot and gives not very much and importantly has no incentive to make Netflix look good! I think we're a lot better off in this country.

Sony can't wait to flash you its enormous disc ... a 1TB Blu-ray spinner

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Bluray discs are far less robust than CD-Rs and are completely untested.

Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse mull merger

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Dumb and Dumber on the High Street

This is not going to save anything...

London Fire Brigade: This time we'll send the NEAREST fire truck

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Digital music sales beat discs for first time in UK

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iTunes vouchers of course

Great value if you know when to buy them!

Aliens Blu-ray disc set

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You can buy the box set for that! Or is this some super version?

Game of Thrones Blu-ray disc set

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Robin of Sherwood - Flawed?


So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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Utter tedium! Made worse by the high level of fanboys in the cinema and the cult following online. If the TV show was good it wouldn't have been cancelled. Get that into your nerdy skull!

Nintendo: no DVD, BD playback for Wii U

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If it walks and talks like a Blu-Ray

It probably is, but Nintendo don't want to pay the licensing fees or have a system that people use primarily for watching movies! Blu-Ray technology exists in other formats without being called Blu-Ray. Didn't they do the same with the Wii?

Dodgy Facebook pages used to power 'spam a friend' joke scam

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About time this was highlighted

Who wants to see Disney's hidden message?

Sony coughs to PSN update woes

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Modern Warfare?

Didn't additional content for Modern Warfare 2 become available yesterday resulting in a gazillion downloads? What a great time to update the system.

Steve Jobs re-invents the portable telly

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Jobs Horns

Isn't the aspect ratio of the iPad 4:3?

It's okay if you're watching TV from the 1980's!