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Tech: Samsung high-res phone; Time Warner/MS...

updated 03:40 pm EST, Fri March 19, 2004

Tech: Time Warner/MS...

Evening tech news: Samsung is planning the European launch of a camera phone capable of taking pictures with a as OEMs develop cheaper alternatives.




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  1. SomeToast

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Good to hear

    Time Warner/MS = BS

  1. loudgazelle

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    tivo better not die

    THAT'S IT! I'm switching to windows.

    if tivo dies I'll be royally pissed.
    Just another case of something being technically superior but the cheap, clunky way wins favor because of ubiquity.

    this world sucks.

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Cheapness Kills

    Sorry PeeSea drones, but not EVERYTHING is driven by low price alone.

    There are still MANY people for whom the bottom line does not involve rock-bottom prices and the cheapest thing they can find simply to be able to say they have whatever the "IT" of the day happens to be. THink iPod, Think Macintosh.

    And there are ENOUGH of us to keep superior products out there and available. You may need to look around a bit... you'll NEVER find NAIM audio or Loewe video equipment or Leica cameras at Best Buy or Circuit City... but the search can be a reward in itself.

  1. JeffHarris

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Confused?

    Isn't MS the acronym for a disease?

    Yeah, Microsoft. It's a disease, too.

  1. cmoney

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    tivo business model sucks

    tivo worked great when i had it, but i hated being nickel and dimed to death. i hated the "lifetime" subscription, which was only a subscription for the lifetime of the unit, i hated having to pay $99 to turn on the home media feature, and paying $13/month for guide data wasn't worth it to me. i was one of the first subscribers, and probably one of the first to cancel.

    plus nowadays i no longer even have a telephone line so it's not even an option for me.

  1. rok

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: picture phones

    only problem nowadays is every place is so paranoid about pictures being taken that some retails stores and such will ask you (aka ME) to LEAVE if they see a phone out that i am TALKING ON for fear of pix being snapped...

  1. rok

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    p.s. re: tivo

    also, is it just me, or if you replace the word "tivo" with the word "apple" and include a few references to intel and microsoft, you have "apple: 1994-2004"?

  1. VadersCape

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Latest MS Acquisition

    MICROSOFT TO BUY MICROSOFT
    April 1, 2004

    Redmond, WA - Sources have revealed that Microsoft, the world's largest software company and makers of the ubiquitous Windows operating systems, is planning to acquire itself.

    "The technology sector is extremely competitve nowadays," said founder Bill Gates. "We have concluded that the only way for Microsoft to maintain its competitiveness in the Windows marketspace in the future is for Microsoft to purchase Microsoft outright."

    CEO Steve Ballmer added "This purchase further ensures that our customers will continue to receive the level of innovation, software quality, service and support they have always received from Microsoft."

    The acquisition is pending federal governmental review and agreement on the definition of the term 'metamonopoly.'

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: Tivo

    tivo worked great when i had it, but i hated being nickel and dimed to death. i hated the "lifetime" subscription, which was only a subscription for the lifetime of the unit, i hated having to pay $99 to turn on the home media feature, and paying $13/month for guide data wasn't worth it to me. i was one of the first subscribers, and probably one of the first to cancel.

    How could you have been one of the first subscribers and one of the first to cancel if you're whining about the media option. The HMO wasn't available until last summer. Tivo's been around for two or three.
    (Well, maybe you were one of the first to cancel, since its rare for anyone to give up their tivo once they use it.) And the HMO isn't exactly a 'required' or even that useful of a feature, so its not like some kind of 'requirement' or anything.

    I bought my first tivo 3 years ago, paid for the lifetime account, and never had to pay anything else. Not sure what nickels you're whining about. I guess you'd rather pay the $15 a month for the DVR from a cable company.


    plus nowadays i no longer even have a telephone line so it's not even an option for me.


    Umm, you could always connect via your internal home network (with or without the HMO this was available).

  1. cmoney

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    re: tivo

    (Well, maybe you were one of the first to cancel, since its rare for anyone to give up their tivo once they use it.)
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    that was my point, sorry if it wasn't clear. $13/month is about what i pay for a VOIP phone line, so $13/month for tv guide data that's available for free isn't worth it to me. HMO isn't required, but why not just give it for free.

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    Umm, you could always connect via your internal home network (with or without the HMO this was available).
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    only if you hack the old one.

    dvr from cable company is offered at $5/month. but i've now got a computer doing all the recording for me.

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