Recent content by SparkedFire

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    Apple's Secret Repair Kill Switch Hasn’t Been Activated—Yet

    This is obviously to prevent a Skynet takeover.
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    Pressure Mounts for Xbox’s Missing VR Strategy as PS VR Revenue Tops $1 Billion

    I’d be more interested to know how often that sold VR tech is being used. It’s one thing to sell it, and another to make continuing revenue so it makes business sense. I think VR is a fad for now. The tech has a long way to go.
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    CaseLabs Announces It Has Been “Forced into Bankruptcy and Liquidation”

    Using the tariffs as an excuse to shut down, or lay people off is nonsense. Most products I deal with are entirely made of metal. Those manufacturers are only increasing pricing by 5-10% and that includes labor, insurance, freight and metal increases. Even if your product is completely metal, it...
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    T-Mobile, Sprint Finalizing Merger

    Their CDMA is good and they have triband LTE. They are better than AT&T in my area.
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    Ford is Cutting Car Production Back to Just Mustang and Focus Active Models

    Don't forget, they are testing making their vehicles in China. This maximum profit model may wind up ruining the brand, not to mention, if we ever have another long term issue with oil prices...
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    AT&T Starts 5G Groundwork in More U.S. Cities

    Would be nice if they just got their existing LTE to work in my market. Sprint is more reliable.
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    Don't Have Amazon Prime? No Star Wars VIII on Disc For You

    This is probably because of the ongoing Amazon / Disney dispute behind the scenes. Disney wants so much control over pricing, so basically Amazon doesn’t really want to sell newer Disney movies. You also can’t preorder them on Amazon. Another example of Disney’s control, look at how there are no...
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    IRS Reminds US Taxpayers to Report Crypto Earnings

    I don’t think the IRS cares about sales tax unless it’s a deduction. Sales tax is a state issue.
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    Cable Companies Shortening Ad Breaks In Response to Cord Cutters

    Too little too late. The latest generation of kids are growing up without commercials and cable TV.
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    Dish Allocating $1 Billion to Build 5G Network

    Maybe Windows Phone would have had more apps then?
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    T-Mobile Pushing New Security Layer for Port-Out Scamming

    This is going on at the other carriers too but TMo seems more susceptible. The fraudsters have used social engineering to get into accounts as well.
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    Apple Delays New iOS Features to Focus On Stability

    Windows Phone just worked. It was sad to see it go, but I understand why it died.
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    Union Heavyweight Wants to Ban UPS from Using Drones or Driverless Vehicles

    The union is thinking clearly. It’s looking out for its own interests and self preservation.
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    EU Fines Qualcomm for Apple Collusion

    Intel makes modems, which Apple does use.
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    iPhone X May Be “End of Life” When Replacements Ship

    Everyone I know who had upgraded has gotten the X. It's a good phone. Honestly it's everything every Android geek wanted minus the OS.