Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Jun 2015 10:37 UTC
Android

When Android Wear came out over the course of last year, Google promised that the young, new platform would receive updates "early and often". While it wasn't said with so many words, it's easy to read between the lines: Google was going to make sure Android Wear users wouldn't face the same headaches as Android users when it comes to updates. Wear would be a more tightly controlled platform, built in such a way that updates could go straight to users' devices without meddling from carriers or roadblocks thrown up by crappy customisations.

Fast forward to June 2015, and Google has recently released Android Wear 5.1.1, which, despite its humble version number increase over 5.0.1, is a pretty significant update to the smartwatch platform. It enables WiFi on devices that support it, adds new ways to interact with your watch, and makes it easier to launch applications. All in all, it looks like a great update.

Sadly, I can only go by what others have told me, despite owning the poster Android Wear device - the Moto 360.

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RE[3]: Look at FirefoxOS
by darknexus on Fri 12th Jun 2015 22:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Look at FirefoxOS"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

These are just concepts that were created by people and didn't exist a long time ago. The modern consumer economy was created by economists and modern advertising was created by psychologists. Don't be fooled.

I don't know which is worse. The fact that it was even invented or the fact that it works on most people.

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RE[4]: Look at FirefoxOS
by Lennie on Fri 12th Jun 2015 23:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Look at FirefoxOS"
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2007-09-22

Don't get me wrong, consumerism can be good for the economy.

It's really all very crazy when you think about it.

Let's say the economy grows with 2% per year, every year. That means a doubling time of 35 years. It really means the economy is producing twice as many goods (denoted in money, GDP). And when it's below 0%, it's a recession, everybody panic !

But it's all 'controlled', at least they try. For example the government 'controls' inflation. Their ideal is actually that same 2% I mentioned above.

So that means, the same dollar, pound, whatever over 35 years is worth exactly half.

So that mean that 2% and 2% is actually 4% ? So a doubling time of 17.67 years ?

Let's say you are buying bread and in a little over 15 years the prices have doubled ? Could that be true ?

If not, I'll have to watch Dr. Albert A. Bartlett lecture again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5iFESMAU58

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