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MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF CARS: SpaceX parks a Tesla in orbit (just don't mention the barge)


Re: Academics

That wasn't in space. That was on the moon.


Excessive cheering

If I were one of the 6000 people that worked on it, I'd be cheering too.

Amount of pixels needed to make VR less crap may set your PC on fire


Re: Glasses anyone?

> For driving sims it absolutely does give you an "edge" and is certainly not a gimmick; speed sensation, immersion/sense of presence, depth perception and "feel" of what the car is doing under you are all greatly increased, allows you to more easily position the car exactly where you want (or be able to tell by just how much you missed that apex).

I tried out PSVR with DriveClubVR and while the freedom of vision was astounding (loved being able to know where the other cars were with a quick flick of my head), the lack of any G-forces really didn't agree with me. Mashing the brakes hard or turning corners didn't agree with what my brain knew I should be experiencing and after a few minutes I felt quite spewy.

Maybe it's something you could get used to. Unfortunately I haven't been able to spend enough time with a VR HMD to work that out.

Samsung Note 7: Probably the best phone in the world. Yeah – you heard right


Re: Smartphones are horrible phones

Definitely, although the missus and I are now using WhatsApp more and more to talk to each other. The call quality/voice messages are so much better than standard 2G phone quality.

Smartwatches: I hate to say ‘I told you so’. But I told you so.


Re: MS Band

Exactly. Silicon to provide digital watch functionality and powering an LCD don't take that much power. You're never(*) going to get a smartwatch that consumes comparable amounts of power. They do a lot more, and so require more juice: especially so if you have a nice AMOLED screen like my Gear S2 has.

* For appropriately small values of never.

When the reach-around goes wrong. Or is that right?


C functions?

I heard "seed functions"

Sir Clive Sinclair in tech tin-rattle triumph


Re: What Games though?

Why not check out the new Elite: Dangerous? Even has the Blue Danube playing when you use the docking computer!


Re: Retro Spec

The driving game was Chequered Flag I believe. I used to find that really difficult. And the Arkanoid clone was the EXCELLENT Batty!

Tesla: YES – We'll build a network of free Superchargers in Oz


I hope they place them sensibly. Things in Australia can be *very* far apart.

Australia rocks to Spotify


I haven't used Spotify in a little while

But you can definitely use it without connecting it to Facebook. FB integration is more of an additional extra rather than a core part of the software.

Formula 1


Can't log in - silly login behaviour

So I registered on F1.com, but the app (a) forces the password characters to be entered in upper-case, and (b) shows the characters.

Also appears that the app won't let you enter numbers as part of the password either. Unless something is really odd with my Android keyboard (SlideIT)

Court orders seizure of PS3 hacker's computers


T-shirt - like this one?


Boxee box to come to Blighty


It doesn't though, does it?

I have a PS3, and even though it *can* play a ton of formats, the interface is awful and is very slow. I have a lot of music and a lot of photos, and the PS3 struggles to cope. And drilling down to a particular photo album is a right pain.

It also doesn't aggregate web video like Boxee does. It also consumes a LOT more power.

The only thing I don't like about the Boxee Box is its price. Once again the UK consumer gets hammered - in the US it's $200. Here, it costs the equivalent of 60% more.

My brother's just ordered one of these in the States. If it's good, I'm getting one.

SanDisk launches Cruzer Blade USB thumblet drive


Why is this news?

There's nothing special about this drive at all. It's smaller than a lot of drives, but nowhere near as small as the smallest (I've had my Pico-USB drive for nearly 2 years now). And there's nothing ground breaking in terms of storage either.

The title of the article should be 'Sandisk launches totally uninteresting USB drive'. Slow news day?