The Register used to run a series about the ai/robot uprising called "Rise of the Machines". What happened to that?
Posts by Steven H Taylor
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US Air Force AI drone 'killed operator, attacked comms towers in simulation'
Slideshow: A History of the Smartphone in 20 Handsets
O2 XDA, indeed
Far more worthy of inclusion than the flopped N-gage handsets, the first HTC Windows Mobile phone, the O2 XDA was at least as revolutionary as the first iPhone, only without the hype.
It wasn't *my* first smartphone -- I jumped aboard with the O2 XDA II. It served me well for many years. The first in a long a still running string of relevant full touch-screen phones that spelled the end of the stand-alone PDA.
Microsoft: Gmail rival Outlook.com will 'look good on your iPad'
Flying Dutchman creates dead cat quadcopter
Microsoft explains bland new Windows logo
Twitter discovers MMS for photo tweeting
The reason Twitter doesn't refer to this protocol as MMS as simply they're an American company, a large part of their user base is American, and most Americans wouldn't even have clue what an SMS is, let alone an MMS. One can wonder whether their understanding of TLAs much exceeds USA, OMG and WTF.
So, what's the best sci-fi film never made?
Lovefilm confirms PS3 streaming scheme
T-Mobile bribes fanbois to trade iPhone for...Windows Mobile 6.5
Bloated Office 2010 kicks dirt in face of old computers
Exactly. I don't consider myself a luddite but I happily continue tuse Office 2000 (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and I think I hardly use any of the extra features it added over the previous version ('97? '98?).
Just a pity they never upgrade bonus applications like MS Photo Editor.
Google may exit China after 'highly targeted' attack
Has it occurred to anyone
and especially, has it occurred to Google, that the PRC government would be delighted to see Google leave? It would boost native Baidu's market share to 90% or so. The Chinese would love to get rid of western tech companies, once they've copied their technologies and products. That's why they've developed their own VCD/DVD/Blu-ray Disc variants, their own telecommunications standards, etc. Good riddance, if you ask them!
3D TV gets cold shower from Avatar man
Autostereoscopy may be the future
but Philips abanonded the no-glasses approach because the final crisis stretched the payback term by another year or so. The credit crunch caused a delay in investments in quad-HD screens which they felt were necessary for decent quality lenticular displays. Yes, they are that impatient. *Sighs*
Documents uncover PSP Go's true CPU speed
You can ban me but
I cannot believe they did not include 'cewebrity'.
Ok, thank gawd it hasn't quite caught on but whoever came up with this term should be banned from the internet for ever, if not from media in general.
At first I thought the word was a pun on people with a certain speech problem but it turns out to refer to the sort of people featured in Weezer's "Pork and beans" video.
Brits decline to 'think outside the box'
Linux weaktops poised for death by smartphone
Pioneer DVR-116D multi-format DVD rewriter
Harman Kardon brings high-end media centre to Blighty
Nintendo gets chatty with WiiSpeak
Apple ARMs up iPhone
PA Consulting begs for mercy after data loss axing
Google's Austro-Hungarian ambitions laid bare
Yelp 'pay to play' pitch makes shops scream for help
'Different' Dell to downgrade XPS brand
World's first Blu-ray record pressing
Intel: future iPhone to be Atom powered
Atari unveils Wii Fit rival
Apple fans roast Apple fans
Sony chews the Blu-ray fat with Microsoft
Vote now for your fave sci-fi movie quote
Warner puts Blu-ray, HD DVD combo disc 'on hold'
It's not Microsoft, it's Toshiba
Yoshihide Fujii of Toshiba admitted in Consumer Electronics Daily of September 1 that it was Toshiba who paid Paramount. He only denied that the bribe was as high as $150 million.
Surely Toshiba have invested in HD-DVD much more than Microsoft and consequently have much more to lose. No wonder they're desparate to make it fly. They're still the only CE brand making stand-alone HD-DVD players and they've got a modest position in North America, an even smaller one in the UK and they're non-existent as a CE brand in Europe. Only in Japan they've got a reasonable basis but there BD rules.
Sony to break out of Cell?
IBM not a rival
Clutch is right: it's odd the article should mention IBM as a rival since it was one of Sony's two partners in development of the Cell -- the other one being Toshiba. I only wonder: if Toshiba's factories didn't already serve as a fab for the Cell, what was the company's role in the first place?
Also, what's happening with Sony's other semiconductor business?
HTC jumps on touch-screen phone bandwagon
Is the advent of the iPhone a good or bad thing for HTC?
It's tough to see Apple getting virtually all of the credit where HTC deserves so much for relentlessly pushing the PDA Phone category but at least due to Apple's efforts the public awareness of this product concept is increased substantially which may be a benefit for the category as a whole, making it easier for companies like HTC to sell their stuff to the masses.