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    (Original post by swarly)
    I own shares in Blackberry

    Valid points nonetheless, Wall Street Journal was also not impressed. I lol'd at 'There's so many things about the design of this phone that I think are stupid it's not even funny' :lol:

    nonetheless the stock is up some 3% today, and their future lies in the internet of things not handsets, so not overly concerned.
    I would have sold my shares a looooong time ago :ahee:

    But yeah, I've not seen any reviews be any more positive than "it's good if you really want to work on your phone". That also reminds me- I think having a phone that wide and not incorporating a decent stylus is a wasted opportunity.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    I would have sold my shares a looooong time ago :ahee:

    But yeah, I've not seen any reviews be any more positive than "it's good if you really want to work on your phone". That also reminds me- I think having a phone that wide and not incorporating a decent stylus is a wasted opportunity.
    the shares are near 1 year highs right now! after doubling in a year, so they are doing something right over there in Canada.

    Im struggling to find anything praising it really, it was ranked as the most anticipated smartphone of the month, ahead of the iPhone 6. That said the shares have gone from being up 3% today, to being down 0.5%:unimpressed:

    Incidentally, what do you make of the Apple-IBM partnership?
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    (Original post by swarly)
    the shares are near 1 year highs right now! after doubling in a year, so they are doing something right over there in Canada.

    Im struggling to find anything praising it really, it was ranked as the most anticipated smartphone of the month, ahead of the iPhone 6. That said the shares have gone from being up 3% today, to being down 0.5%:unimpressed:

    Incidentally, what do you make of the Apple-IBM partnership?
    They're doing well compared to recent history after barely avoiding an acquisition late last year, I was more thinking of their meteoric fall from grace into obscurity since 2008/2009 :yep:

    I haven't read much about it yet tbh.
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    Let's see if I get any flack for this...consoles.
    And why did you skip over iPads? Tbh, all tablets really imo
    Completely disagree.

    Sure they are tacky if people have a tablet simply for the sake of having a tablet, but they are an incredibly useful thing for a lot of people.

    For example I take mine to every single lecture at University so I can have the digital copy of the lecture notes or any presentation that the lecturer is using right in front of me, while taking up a small enough portion of my desk that I can still have plenty of room for a notepad as I like taking written notes, but it also allows me to pull up any files of my own that are useful or annotate directly onto the lecture notes. Sure I could do most of that on a laptop, except for writing directly onto the lecture notes, but it would be much bulkier, noisier and in a crowded lecture theatre would take up much more space than I would feel comfortable with.
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    (Original post by Byakko)
    No gaming peripheral is more suited than its higher quality counterpart. Unless you love useless gimicks like programmable keys, macros, a million extra keys, lightup effects, unnecessary amounts of DPI etc

    Just throwing money away - and gaming mice have cheap build qualities for example and are almosy always riddled with problems such as clicks wearing off and registering a single click as multiple ones or none at all.
    You tell that to the Logitech MX518 that I bought in 2005 or the Razer Deathadder which I bought in 2006.

    Both of which have been in use almost every single day since then, a lot of that time for RTS games where they are subjected to a very high volume of clicks in a very short amount of time, yet still work absolutely perfectly with the only new part on them being the feet have been replaced a couple of times, but given the amount of use there is no mouse on the planet that wouldn't need the feet replacing every few years to keep them perfectly smooth.
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    (Original post by Byakko)
    No gaming peripheral is more suited than its higher quality counterpart.
    This is a pretty stupid statement. It's basically saying nothing is more suited than something better suited.
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    (Original post by mackemforever)
    You tell that to the Logitech MX518 that I bought in 2005 or the Razer Deathadder which I bought in 2006.

    Both of which have been in use almost every single day since then, a lot of that time for RTS games where they are subjected to a very high volume of clicks in a very short amount of time, yet still work absolutely perfectly with the only new part on them being the feet have been replaced a couple of times, but given the amount of use there is no mouse on the planet that wouldn't need the feet replacing every few years to keep them perfectly smooth.
    For your use of course it won't wear. But try playing a game like Gunz, breaks in under a week. I've went through so many Deathadders - to the point where I just went back to the oldest but most durable standard Argos £5 mouse. Gaming mice are ridiculously flimsy, which is deceptively ok for most games. Just not games like Gunz.

    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    This is a pretty stupid statement. It's basically saying nothing is more suited than something better suited.
    No, anything "gaming" just adds gimmicks. The build quality is cheap plastic. It's tacky to the point where I can't look at gaming mice anymore. The issues I've had with them is ridiculous. Same with gaming keyboards, gaming headphones (which are TERRRRRRIBLE).

    Just no. For gods sake buy some decent quality peripherals. Stop falling for these useless cheap tacky crap.
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    (Original post by Byakko)
    For your use of course it won't wear. But try playing a game like Gunz, breaks in under a week. I've went through so many Deathadders - to the point where I just went back to the oldest but most durable standard Argos £5 mouse. Gaming mice are ridiculously flimsy, which is deceptively ok for most games. Just not games like Gunz.



    No, anything "gaming" just adds gimmicks. The build quality is cheap plastic. It's tacky to the point where I can't look at gaming mice anymore. The issues I've had with them is ridiculous. Same with gaming keyboards, gaming headphones (which are TERRRRRRIBLE).

    Just no. For gods sake buy some decent quality peripherals. Stop falling for these useless cheap tacky crap.
    Smells to me like a troll, or emphasised BS.
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    (Original post by Byakko)
    For your use of course it won't wear. But try playing a game like Gunz, breaks in under a week. I've went through so many Deathadders - to the point where I just went back to the oldest but most durable standard Argos £5 mouse. Gaming mice are ridiculously flimsy, which is deceptively ok for most games. Just not games like Gunz.
    So your counter argument to me saying that my mouse have both been in use for more than half a decade, gaming almost every day and frequently playing everything from RTS to Shooters, being used at home, thrown in a bag to go to LAN parties, flung into the bottom of a box every time I move to or from University, and let me repeat this, going through nearly a decade of this, is to say that one specific game would cause me a problem?

    May I suggest you go get your head checked.

    *EDIT* Just went and googled Gunz, and you know what, I did play that game, for about a year, I had just forgotten what it was called as it's been so long since I gave it up for better things.

    Sure, some mice now are pretty crappy, I've had a couple of new mice break on me in the last few years, but there are also a host of them which are still made very well.

    As for other peripherals, I have a "gaming" mechanical keyboard, same keyboard that I have had for the last five years. Again, in use every single day, playing games every single day, as well as writing near constant essays for University and being treated the exact same way as my mice, thrown around a lot and generally not taken very good care of, and the only problem with it is that the paint on some of the keys has rubbed off. I don't think you can exactly say that the build quality on this is bad despite it being a "gaming" product.

    It's no different to any market, there are cheap products and there are expensive ones. There are badly made products and there are well made ones. Whether something is marketed as a "gaming product" is irrelevant.
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    If you get a charger, you can charge your laptop after your 5 hours away from an electricity source in a first world country.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    They're doing well compared to recent history after barely avoiding an acquisition late last year, I was more thinking of their meteoric fall from grace into obscurity since 2008/2009 :yep:

    I haven't read much about it yet tbh.
    I think they can come back.........the issue is that they got to stick to their own OS, allow developers in. Essentially its gotta be something that no other OS can offer like when there was bbm, then whatsapp pretty much ruined them.
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    (Original post by Alfissti)
    Sour grapes thread.
    Not really. A lot of stuff has a certain cult-ishness to it

    (Original post by Ciel.)
    Apple products are VERY good and it's a fact. Before apple, I had to replace laptops at least every 2 years because they would just break. Not to mention Windows is terrible, and you have to restart it million times per year because it constantly freezes and has glitches. Comparing to that, my macbook NEVER did. And I've had it for 6 years! Same with my iphone, still have my 4c. Never had a single problem with it, comparing to samsungs, nokias etc, they'd break after a year or two. I guess you've never owned an Apple product.
    If reliability is your concern, then why not get Asus? Apple products cost far more

    http://www.bitsonline.org/news/111-a...r-competitors-

    Windows is ****. Ill give you that, though Microsoft allows you to install it on any device. Apple do not let you install their OS, on other hardware - yeah you can make "hackintoshes" but they're never 100%

    I'd personally pefer to use linux, but because of Apples macho branding, companies are developing more for Apple (ie: you dont even get the industry standard Microsoft office suite on linux, at least natively)

    I call bull****, on your iPhone 4c, being stronger than a Nokia as well

    If you wanted durability, youd get one of these:

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Meet-...an-buy_id51766

    As Apple seems hell bent at making the lightest things on the market (ie: solder every thing to the board, so we can make more money when things go wrong, because we built that in to it) so they're hardly going to be the "most durable"

    Slam a high end Asus laptop from 6 foot, and a macbook air from 6 foot. They'll both probably crack, but the macbook will probably be in a worse condition
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    (Original post by Byakko)
    I had an iphone 3g when it came out, in school, then an iphone 4 when it came out. never dropped mine but I know they shatter in a single drop.

    I have a galaxy s5. so why would I be "tearing" - I have unlimited 4g wherever I go, or are you crying?
    Considering I've flung both my 4S and 5 across the room a few times and dropped them both onto concrete multiple times that's total BS that they shatter on a single drop.
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    (Original post by de_monies)
    Not really. A lot of stuff has a certain cult-ishness to it



    If reliability is your concern, then why not get Asus? Apple products cost far more

    http://www.bitsonline.org/news/111-a...r-competitors-

    Windows is ****. Ill give you that, though Microsoft allows you to install it on any device. Apple do not let you install their OS, on other hardware - yeah you can make "hackintoshes" but they're never 100%

    I'd personally pefer to use linux, but because of Apples macho branding, companies are developing more for Apple (ie: you dont even get the industry standard Microsoft office suite on linux, at least natively)

    I call bull****, on your iPhone 4c, being stronger than a Nokia as well

    If you wanted durability, youd get one of these:

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Meet-...an-buy_id51766

    As Apple seems hell bent at making the lightest things on the market (ie: solder every thing to the board, so we can make more money when things go wrong, because we built that in to it) so they're hardly going to be the "most durable"

    Slam a high end Asus laptop from 6 foot, and a macbook air from 6 foot. They'll both probably crack, but the macbook will probably be in a worse condition
    Probably for their laptops but iPhones are one of the most easily repairable phones on the market.
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    (Original post by Camoxide)
    Considering I've flung both my 4S and 5 across the room a few times and dropped them both onto concrete multiple times that's total BS that they shatter on a single drop.
    They've got the durability of a wine glass. We have evidence via drop tests filmed and uploaded to Youtube.

    Then search Galaxy S5 drop test. Compare the difference.

    iPhones were ok back in the day but there are so many better alternatives now. I owned two iPhones until I tried Samsung Galaxy. The difference was huge, I still thank my stars for discovering android.

    Most people own android now anyway. Apple will always exist and some fans will stick with their iPhones, do what you want. If you like Dr.Dre headphones then I don't care either. I'll just label you as tacky, since you've decided on inferior tech for double the price.

    Enjoy the bent iPhone 6's too. Aluminium AND glass, ouch. They're seriously not holding back - they actually don't care about durability anymore.
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    The Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6 both use gorilla glass 3 so there's no reason why one would be significantly more durable than the other.

    Android owns the mid and low end market. Apple still has the high end market... Considering Apple just sold 10 million iPhone in one weekend I don't think they're going anywhere.
    Dre headphones are completely different. They are an inferior product where as iPhones vs android is down to OS preference.

    Also: Best smartphone camera on the market: http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-...tphone-1266815
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    (Original post by Byakko)
    They've got the durability of a wine glass. We have evidence via drop tests filmed and uploaded to Youtube.

    Then search Galaxy S5 drop test. Compare the difference.

    iPhones were ok back in the day but there are so many better alternatives now. I owned two iPhones until I tried Samsung Galaxy. The difference was huge, I still thank my stars for discovering android.

    Most people own android now anyway. Apple will always exist and some fans will stick with their iPhones, do what you want. If you like Dr.Dre headphones then I don't care either. I'll just label you as tacky, since you've decided on inferior tech for double the price.

    Enjoy the bent iPhone 6's too. Aluminium AND glass, ouch. They're seriously not holding back - they actually don't care about durability anymore.
    (forgot to quote in above post)
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    (Original post by Camoxide)
    The Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6 both use gorilla glass 3 so there's no reason why one would be significantly more durable than the other.

    Android owns the mid and low end market. Apple still has the high end market... Considering Apple just sold 10 million iPhone in one weekend I don't think they're going anywhere.
    Dre headphones are completely different. They are an inferior product where as iPhones vs android is down to OS preference.

    Also: Best smartphone camera on the market: http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-...tphone-1266815
    Mm good point.
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    The windows equivalent of Airs/Pro Retina are more expensive.
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    (Original post by Gofre)
    4K TVs/displays with no real content are sort of a necessary evil- if not enough people buy them then content creators will be more reluctant to adopt the format if there's nothing to gain from it. I wasn't particularly interested in technology that far back, but I'd wager it was a similar situation with the advent of 1080p.
    The thing is that back at the advent of 1080p we weren't already pushing the humanly possible, from now the advantages of higher resolutions get smaller and smaller. All we really get from 4k is slightly sharper images and being able to watch TV at greater distances (which in the UK at least isn't that big a deal for the most part). From my experiences playing with the resolution scaling in BF4 in the past and playing around with DSR since it was activated earlier today there really isn't a massive difference. Fair enough it's not quite the same as real 4k but just like in the tech demos the benefits are just in the very fine details, after all now pushing resolutions up is really just applying SSAA without the down-sampling. Since playing with DSR my interest in native 4k is lower than ever.

    And after putting the resolution on windows up to 4k and seeing how atrocious the UI scaling is I've been completely put off until they fix it.
 
 
 
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