posted on 03 Aug 2017, 09:03 5 1. DechyX (Posts: 149; Member since: 16 May 2011) One of the best phones I've ever owned posted on 03 Aug 2017, 11:30 1 2. Guilden_NL (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Aug 2017) Agreed! I've had 11 smartphones (if I am counting right) and it's the best by far. In fact, replying on mine right now. Running PureNexus ROM on the 64GB model. posted on 03 Aug 2017, 12:19 0 3. cripton805 (Posts: 1485; Member since: 18 Mar 2012) Loved it too. I upgraded due to the cameras though. posted on 03 Aug 2017, 12:30 0 4. redbaronk12 (Posts: 99; Member since: 14 Dec 2013) Same here. On a Pixel XL, and I really miss that screen size, wireless charging, and front facing stereo speakers. posted on 03 Aug 2017, 14:30 0 5. Mezzum (Posts: 2; Member since: 03 Aug 2017) I still use it today. It runs everything I need it to run. Never had a single issue, almost 3 years old and still going strong. I bought this to replace my Nexus 7 tablet. … [Read more...] about Comments for : Deal: Need a great affordable phablet? The Nexus 6 is now on sale for $219!
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44 0 1. acipollo (Posts: 34; Member since: 20 Apr 2009) Really, who these days want a 2.8 inch screen? posted on 12 Nov 2009, 19:23 0 24. testman22 (Posts: 339; Member since: 03 Nov 2009) These rumors are ridiculous. I could see them finding an iphone that had "verizon" written on it with a sharpie and assuming it is a new prototype. posted on 12 Nov 2009, 23:15 0 27. sully23 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Nov 2009) Okay really if this is what brings the allegiance of Iphone users to Verizon whatever, to be honest the droid that they launched has been only beginning of something that really will put the iphone on the back burner because of what that phone has to offer. Not saying the Iphone is finished but it is really going to have it's hands full if it wants to continue its dominance. I really don't see them launching something that will limit the current Iphone unless they start to streamline the current models going forward I really … [Read more...] about Comments for : Apple iPhone to get Verizon launch in Q3 of 2010?
The Federal Trade Commission has extended the claim filing deadline for its $586 million settlement with Western Union. Consumers who’ve previously lost money to a scammer that took payment through Western Union now have until May 31st to file a claim and recoup those funds. The settlement covers a wide range of potential victims; anyone who got scammed between January 1st, 2004 and January 19th, 2017 is eligible to submit a claim. You’re not necessarily guaranteed to get all of your stolen cash back, however as the FTC says “the amount you get will depend on how much you lost and the number of people who submit valid claims.” The process of going through those claims might take up to an entire year, so don’t expect repayment anytime soon. A social security must also be provided, as the Justice Department will check to see that you don’t owe the feds any money. If you do, it’ll come out of your refund amount. If you got duped multiple times … [Read more...] about FTC gives internet scam victims more time to get money back from Western Union
WASHINGTON, D.C. December 6, 2017-- Spending a night in the hospital is not only stressful, but also loud. The constant beeps, whirrs and alarms ascend to a cacophony that produces anything but a relaxing, restful environment. Ilene Busch-Vishniac, of BeoGrin Consulting in Baltimore, Maryland, will summarize the limited number of studies available on hospital noise and discuss the different approaches health care facilities are taking to bring restful repose to patients across the country. According to the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, noise is the top complaint of patients, staff and visitors. "Nearly everyone has a stay in a hospital at some point," Busch-Vishniac said. "Noise is a universal problem in hospitals around the world." Busch-Vishniac will explore these concepts during the 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, being held Dec. 4-8, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Noises emanate from a variety of sources at … [Read more...] about Alarming amounts of noise demand ways to silence noisy hospital environments
The U.S. Census Bureau announced yesterday that it was reverting back to paper from its plan of using handheld computers for the 2010 Decennial Census. The reason? According to Director of the Census Steve H. Murdock's testimony before the United States House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science, "the problem with the FDCA (Field Data Collection Automation) program was due to a lack of communication between the Census Bureau and the prime contractor for FDCA, and to difficulties the contractor had in developing the full scope of the project within our deadlines. From the beginning, we did not effectively convey to the contractor the complexity of census operations, and the detailed requirements that needed to be fulfilled in order to complete the operations that FDCA covers." In U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez testimony, he said that, "In 2007, the Address Canvassing dress rehearsal was conducted, at which time development and scoping problems … [Read more...] about Census: Going Back to Paper Due to “Lack of Communication”
Since the hurricane and “nor’easter” that devastated the New Jersey and New York coasts two weeks ago, leaving millions without heat, gasoline and electricity, there has been a lot of loose talk about how a smarter grid might moderate the effects of such catastrophes in the future. The smart grid will indeed have a role to play—especially in speeding recovery. As Massoud Amin of the University of Minnesota recently put it, “a more resilient, secure and smarter infrastructure…would localize impacts and enable a speedier restoration of the services.” However, what we need even more urgently than a more agile and interactive grid incorporating advanced computing and communications in all dimensions is a grid that’s basically old-fashioned, stupid and really, really tough. What was made clear by the “Frankenstorm,” the second costliest such event in U.S. history, after Katrina, is that as the world warms, waters rise, and … [Read more...] about Urgently Needed: A Dumber, Tougher Grid
Editor’s Picks The Gulf Spill's Lessons for Robotics Underwater Robots Track Oil and Ocean Life WHOI's robotic excursion under the Arctic ice Early on a May morning back in 2003, I was on the research vessel Oceanus some 200 kilometers south of Long Island, N.Y., searching for something I had been chasing for years. It wasn't a white whale, but it was just as alive—and a whole lot bigger. My scientific colleagues and I had jokingly referred to the enigmatic thing we were seeking as a UFO—for "unidentified … [Read more...] about New Sonar Technology Reveals City-size Schools of Fish
Signs of late blight appear suddenly but predictably in Ireland as soon as the summer weather turns humid, spores of the funguslike plant pathogen wafting across the open green fields and landing on the wet leaves of the potato plants. This year it began to rain in early August. Within several weeks, late blight had attacked a small plot of potatoes in the corner of the neat grid of test plantings at the headquarters of Teagasc, Ireland’s agricultural agency, in Carlow. It’s now more than a month after the potato plants were first struck and still a few weeks before the crop will be harvested. A large country house, housing the operations of Teagasc, overlooks the field trials, and well-dressed Irish and EU bureaucrats hustle in and out. Much of the sprawling building was constructed in the 1800s, during the worst of the famines that were triggered when blight devastated Ireland’s potato harvest. Such famines are far in the past, but the plant disease remains a … [Read more...] about Why We Will Need Genetically Modified Foods
The loss of more than 3,000 people to al-Qaeda terrorism on September 11, 2001, brought to many Americans the sudden recognition that their country was no longer leading a charmed life. But a number of the nation’s security experts had seen it coming. In 1999, for example, a commission led by Senators Gary Hart and Warren B. Rudman examined U.S. security policies and, in a report published two years before the al-Qaeda attack, concluded, “There will…be a greater probability of [catastrophic terrorism] in the next millennium….Future terrorists will probably be even less hierarchically organized, and yet better networked, than they are today. Their diffuse nature will make them more anonymous, yet their ability to coordinate mass effects on a global basis will increase….The United States should assume that it will be a target of terrorist attacks against its homeland using weapons of mass destruction. The United States will be vulnerable to such … [Read more...] about The Technology of Megaterror
Facebook is testing a new pay-to-promote system for status updates: the idea is that users can pay a small fee to Facebook to have a particular status update appear on their social networks in a more-visible manner. Right now, the test service appears to be only running in New Zealand (although a few others claim to have seen it), and the company has not announced any plans to take the feature to other markets, or even if it’s going to stick with the idea.What’s behind Facebook Highlight, and what could it mean for other Facebook services? How might other social networking services respond? Are we starting to enter an era where social networks carry so much noise that only those willing to pay have a chance to be heard?Facebook HighlightThe idea behind Facebook Highlight is that people might be willing to pay a little bit of money to have a particular status updates be stickier on their friend’s new feeds. Normally, Facebook’s prioritization algorithm emphasizes … [Read more...] about Facebook Highlights: The beginning of paid social networking?