Re: Brace yourselves for some wheely bad puns in the comments
I'll never get tired of things like this, and even if I do I'm sure I'll come back round eventually...
46 posts • joined 7 Aug 2019
They did, on Xbox One it's already integrated into the dashboard. You can start streaming any game with a couple of button presses on the controller.
I've been using it during lockdown to stream party games so I can play with friends across the country...
No way I'm using FB's gaming thing, though. Good job there's a Twitch app... at least, there was a Twitch app...
"Third parties cannot see what you are watching in that case. Or see traffic from you back to the source.
Both of which happen when using a streaming service."
Isn't a common "feature" of "Smart TVs" their ability to capture partial image data of whatever broadcast you're watching, so it can be phoned home and analysed in minute detail...
> Throw one of those into a branch office and a lot of what you might need for that office - routing, wireless controller, DHCP, DNS etc - can run directly on the switch with no extra hardware required.
Surely at that point, said device is no longer a switch?
I'm not sure whether the hacks at Vulture Central have used some third-party software or similar to disable the Find My Mobile app, but it is a "system app" which I don't think can be disabled through the regular Settings... (based on an S9, I can force stop it but the Disable option is unavailable... YMMV).
Don't know whether there's some option, once you've signed in with a Samsung Account, to say "I don't want Find My Mobile"... but since I have no intention of ever registering for one, I don't know...
(Not even the manky looking carrots that are being able to make the Bixby button do something useful, or having Samsung's bloatware automatically update has tempted me that way...)
I don't know whether a Garmin Forerunner really counts as a "proper" smartwatch, since I can't pay for things with it and its interactions with my phone are limited to reading notifications and getting the weather info...
It only gets worn on days when I know I'll need it - i.e. if I'm going for a run - and even then, I only wear it for the absolute minimum amount of time. Otherwise, I am firmly attached to one of my proper watches which don't need charging on an infuriating frequent basis.
"Fitbit just "upgraded" their phone app, removing much of the old data interpretation displays and are now trying to sell everyone on "social interactions" and joining other users in ways that look like they expose everyone's data a little more."
... Fitbit were bought by Google, what did you expect?
"Personally I prefer wired when at home and not moving about much, but wireless for running."
One of the things I like most about the over-ear headphones I have at the moment is being able to switch between wired/wireless at will.
Bluetooth when I want them to be, cabled (completely removable) when I don't.
I doubt their sound quality would be to the standard of some (most) of El Reg's audio connoisseurs, but they're fine for my use.
I really dislike that "shutdown isn't shutdown" behaviour in Windows 8/10. In no small part because of some people who when I say "restart" instead go and use the shutdown option then manually power back on.
Thankfully it's easily disabled through the Power settings. (GPO/Regkey also available, obviously.)
You got it wrong.
It's install MS updates > reboot > reboot > make cuppa > reboot > make 2nd cuppa > finished? > broken.
In contrast, I get a single window on Ubuntu telling me there's updates for X/Y/Z, tell it to install and forget about it immediately.
(The more I use Linux, the more I find I like it...)
I presume you're referring to the feature updates, e.g. 1803 -> 1809.
They can be rolled back, but MS like to assume that if you've stuck with the new-fangled build for 10 days you clearly like it and/or it's working correctly* and so the old build goes away**.
* for certain definitions of "correct"
** or, at least, the option to roll it back does. I think the files loiter for a bit until you clear them out, but not certain.
"Space 1999 is on telly again! On one of those channels like CBS Drama or something, in the evenings after whatever flavour of Star Trek they're currently showing"
It's on the Horror Channel (Freeview Ch. 70.) at 20:00, after ST: Voyager...
Why the Horror Channel? I'll leave that up to you...
"if they can muddy the waters around what "personal" data is they can argue they didn't violate the 72 hour limit"
My understanding is that GDPR itself defines what is considered to be personal information, and so in scope of the law. Twitter can "redefine" personal data all they like, but it won't make a difference if the law says otherwise.
If a mobile phone number is a sufficiently good identifier to provide targeted ads, by extension surely it's also sufficiently good to uniquely identify an individual and so - if they're an EU citizen - it's "personal data" and in scope for GDPR?
@ Charlie Clark "The cookie is required to map browser requests to the server session."
"...consent is not required for technical storage or access of the following cookies:
* Cookies used for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication
* Cookies that are strictly necessary in order for the provider of an information society service explicitly required by the user to provide that service."
So, no change as I understand it. Absolutely necessary cookies, which your site simply cannot function without, can be placed without the consent of the user - though I think you still need the cookie notice.
As this ruling relates to a pre-checked box for targeted advertising cookies, which aren't essential, it falls foul of the rules.
Seems to me this ruling simply confirms the existing rules. IANAL, though...
"The sites are all made up of two words, oakfill, radicalsurgeon, ribbonrequest, etc., so I assume there's an automated registration system based on word lists. I don't see how they could do this without the connivance of the registrars."
I, perhaps wrongly, assumed the sender domains were simply being spoofed. I've never bothered to verify they exist, though, just chucked them straight on the block list...
I'm sorry, potentially I'm simply being a little dense here, but...
FTA: "They point to Facebook's 2010 acquisition of a Friendster patent, which covers giving creditors access to social media profiles to assess loans, as a sign of where the company is headed."
How, exactly, is that a valid patent?
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