* Posts by brumeye

3 posts • joined 4 Feb 2010

Video games go off quicker than tomatoes

brumeye
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Black Ops: £28 new on release day

Thanks to the usual supermarket price war on new games, I bought Black Ops from Sainsburys for £28. The only surprising thing here is that they actually found somewhere that would pay more for a second hand copy than a new one cost!

Well done Which, quality investigation...

Gear4 UnityRemote

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100 quid!

Or you could pick up a Logitech Harmony 525 for fifty quid. The Logitech software is easy to use and has a massive database of control codes (which included every device I wanted to add). With the added benefit that I can (wow) use my iphone at the same time as someone else is controlling the telly!

The problem with an app like this is that it's never going to work as well as a product like Logitech's which has been through years of continual improvement. When it costs more as well as being less functional (and draining my already-struggling iphone battery), it's hard to see the point.

Does Apple patent claim show iPad with built-in camera?

brumeye
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Nothing to do with the iPad

This patent doesn't tell us anything about the iPad's future features.

Anyone who's had the dubious pleasure of producing a software patent will recognise the paragraph "The invention is not limited to the specific embodiments described above...". The text just means that although the inventors were patenting a feature used in the iPhone, they want to claim that any other product which uses the invention is also covered.

Apple may choose to include a camera in the iPad, they may not. The wording in the patent doesn't make either option more likely.

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