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Forum: Hardware & Software Talk 24-Oct-2014, 16:22
Replies: 21
Views: 653
Posted By Zaphod
If Microsoft and Intel and come together to "give...

If Microsoft and Intel and come together to "give away" their stuff in $160 tablets, they probably can do so for a $100 PC-on-a-stick as well.

I wouldn't be too surprised if devices like this...
Forum: Hardware & Software Talk 28-Sep-2014, 21:54
Replies: 16
Views: 3,815
Posted By Zaphod
Let us know if you figure out something that...

Let us know if you figure out something that works for Win 8/8.1 as well.
Forum: Hardware & Software Talk 28-Sep-2014, 16:17
Replies: 16
Views: 3,815
Posted By Zaphod
If you have a Win7 machine acting as the...

If you have a Win7 machine acting as the Splashtop server:
-Hit [Win +P] and choose "Extend".
-Enter "Screen resolution" from the desktop and adjust the resolution/location of the extended...
Forum: Hardware & Software Talk 28-Sep-2014, 08:27
Replies: 16
Views: 3,815
Posted By Zaphod
One of those dummy VGA dongles that the folding...

One of those dummy VGA dongles that the folding (bitmining, whatever) crowd uses to get their non-primary cards to activate headlessly might do the trick. Being VGA it would probably limit what the...
Forum: Hardware & Software Talk 28-Sep-2014, 06:25
Replies: 16
Views: 3,815
Posted By Zaphod
That's exactly what Miracast does. It's basically...

That's exactly what Miracast does. It's basically peer to peer wireless HDMI. The underlying tech isn't that much different from other desktop streaming, except for the DRM layer and that it is seen...
Forum: Hardware & Software Talk 27-Sep-2014, 09:48
Replies: 16
Views: 3,815
Posted By Zaphod
I got Splashtop to do what you want on one of two...

I got Splashtop to do what you want on one of two PC I tried it with (Win 7/AMD) but not the other (Win 8.1/Nvidia). YMMV.

Clients tried were Android and Win 8.1 tablets.
Forum: Hardware & Software Talk 27-Sep-2014, 07:32
Replies: 16
Views: 3,815
Posted By Zaphod
Why? Limited commercial use cases, I assume. I.e....

Why? Limited commercial use cases, I assume. I.e. Google wants you to use their services, so what do they get from people using "their" tablets as a secondary display? And I'm sure there are still...
Forum: Hardware & Software Talk 26-Sep-2014, 20:29
Replies: 16
Views: 3,815
Posted By Zaphod
The problem with most Wi-Fi Direct (all?) capable...

The problem with most Wi-Fi Direct (all?) capable tablets/phones is that they're not set up to function as recievers using Miracast (even though they probably could). The solutions I've seen all need...
Forum: Hardware & Software Talk 24-Sep-2014, 06:45
Replies: 19
Views: 1,778
Posted By Zaphod
Can you use another PC to remote into the...

Can you use another PC to remote into the machine? I had a similar problem when a TV wouldn't turn on after post when it was connected through a reciever with a DVI->HDMI cable from the PC.

Using...
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 17-Sep-2014, 22:42
Replies: 2,731
Views: 406,275
Posted By Zaphod
What's this? The regional championship in jumping...

What's this? The regional championship in jumping to unfounded conclusions.

AMD would never confirm (or deny) anything about unannounced/potential/imaginary future products on Twitter like that....
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 04-Sep-2014, 10:03
Replies: 74
Views: 7,758
Posted By Zaphod
If we assume we are comparing two lower bins...

If we assume we are comparing two lower bins here, there could feasibly be a high variability in power consumption between each individual chip for both.

How about we just say they're equal-ish...
Forum: Console Forum 24-Aug-2014, 11:33
Replies: 62
Views: 2,850
Posted By Zaphod
A flip side of the devaluation is that I mostly...

A flip side of the devaluation is that I mostly consider bundle purchases and high discount steam buys as charity or patronage. I know when buying that it is very unlikely that I'll ever even play...
Forum: PC Games 22-Aug-2014, 10:34
Replies: 24
Views: 2,049
Posted By Zaphod
For anyone who has yet to play it, this is in the...

For anyone who has yet to play it, this is in the Humble Bundle now (https://www.humblebundle.com/). Pay what you want, $1 and up.
Forum: Purchase Decisions Help 17-Aug-2014, 18:21
Replies: 50
Views: 4,751
Posted By Zaphod
As long as there is little or no gaming, I find...

As long as there is little or no gaming, I find 64GB to be plenty for windows and applications. There should be well above 50GB available if you move the recovery partition to a USB drive. Windows 8...
Forum: Purchase Decisions Help 17-Aug-2014, 16:45
Replies: 50
Views: 4,751
Posted By Zaphod
That one actually looks pretty nice. Doesn't seem...

That one actually looks pretty nice. Doesn't seem to be available in Europe, so I must have missed its existence entirely.
Forum: Purchase Decisions Help 17-Aug-2014, 14:56
Replies: 50
Views: 4,751
Posted By Zaphod
Nah. 1366x768 resolution is quite perfect for a...

Nah. 1366x768 resolution is quite perfect for a device that size. Many cheap 15-inchers go even lower, and none (that I've seen) in the sub $400 price range go any higher. The Asus is also likely to...
Forum: Purchase Decisions Help 17-Aug-2014, 12:39
Replies: 50
Views: 4,751
Posted By Zaphod
If you're considering going down that road, I'd...

If you're considering going down that road, I'd just go all the way and get her this (http://www.amazon.com/Transformer-T100TA-C1-WH-Detachable-Touchscreen-Laptop/dp/B00KX8OLN6/).
Forum: Console Forum 15-Aug-2014, 23:49
Replies: 47
Views: 3,316
Posted By Zaphod
Yeah. It's not about the Xbox business as a whole...

Yeah. It's not about the Xbox business as a whole at all. Just Xbox Entertainment Studios, which is the baranch/stusio/division that was supposed to create "interactive television content" for the...
Forum: Hardware & Software Talk 14-Aug-2014, 09:59
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By Zaphod
I have used a couple of different versions of...

I have used a couple of different versions of those (both Atheros (v3) and Realtek (v4) versions are apparently still on sale), and both work fine with the driver supplied by Windows Update. Manually...
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 31-Jul-2014, 22:16
Replies: 169
Views: 35,776
Posted By Zaphod
Hmm. TomsHardware just reviewed the FirePro W8100...

Hmm. TomsHardware just reviewed the FirePro W8100 (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/firepro-w8100-workstation-graphics-card,3868.html), which according to that should be Tonga.
Forum: Console Forum 18-Jul-2014, 19:48
Replies: 5,323
Views: 331,551
Posted By Zaphod
Ah. But the thing is, training voice recognition...

Ah. But the thing is, training voice recognition needs some kind of interactivity. The system needs to know what the user is supposed to be saying. Thus my notion of gameification through...
Forum: Console Forum 18-Jul-2014, 16:45
Replies: 5,323
Views: 331,551
Posted By Zaphod
Indeed. Somehow I thought it was earlier than...

Indeed. Somehow I thought it was earlier than that. Probably not part of any long term strategy then.

As for the "listening in" part, I'll just assume you were completely joking. That's obviously...
Forum: Console Forum 18-Jul-2014, 10:40
Replies: 5,323
Views: 331,551
Posted By Zaphod
Well, I wasn't really thinking about benefits to...

Well, I wasn't really thinking about benefits to the Xbox or Kinect as such.

More as to the benefits of having (potentially) lots and lots of people chatting to their console as a way of iterating...
Forum: Console Forum 18-Jul-2014, 09:40
Replies: 5,323
Views: 331,551
Posted By Zaphod
Could this Skype Translate thingy...

Could this Skype Translate thingy (http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/news/features/translator-052714.aspx) explain part of why MS was so keen on Kinect?

There seems to be some obvious synergies...
Forum: PC Games 21-Jun-2014, 00:33
Replies: 1,723
Views: 138,298
Posted By Zaphod
Good for them, I say. I might be a cheapskate...

Good for them, I say. I might be a cheapskate myself on occasion,but getting a huge summer discount on a game that released only three months ago wouldn't have boded well for its sales projections up...
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