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NeoMatrix724

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PowerGenix NiZn rechargeable AA batteries: finally, some cells worth buying (Engadget)

Nov 9th 2009 3:35PM I haven't had any problems with the Eneloops...I haven't actually had an opportunity to use too many of them. I'm still runnin off the LaCrosse ones for the most part. Seriously, I wasn't expecting such good batteries to come with it. I don't know how they would hold up to heavy duty camera use...but for general usage, it's great. The charger itself has a ridiculous number of charge options and makes it really useful for keeping them around. I'm more in favor of the discharge/recharge and reconditioning options.

Either way, I have 2 more packs of Eneloops ready to go, though I won't need em for a while.

PowerGenix NiZn rechargeable AA batteries: finally, some cells worth buying (Engadget)

Nov 9th 2009 12:08PM Well...The fact that these need a special charger are somewhat of a dealbreaker. I still think the best general charger out there is the La Crosse BC-9009. It comes with a set of pretty damn good rechargeables (which I use for my 360 controllers). 4 AAA's and 4 AA's with special adapters so that they can act as C & D cells. Pretty damn useful. My Play&Charge batteries die within a few months. The batteries that CAME with the La Crosse are still going strong recharge after recharge.

Between the above charger, and Sanyo Eneloops I don't think I'll need anything else.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/travelpower/b7fd/

It's cool that we're making progress, but I like to avoid these proprietary deals.

DROID ERIS hands-on and unboxing! (Engadget)

Nov 5th 2009 3:10PM Queue the Bonnie Tyler!

Apple killing Atom support, dreams of netbook hackintoshers in next Snow Leopard release? (Engadget)

Nov 2nd 2009 8:39AM It will be a cold day in hell before Apple allows their OS to be sold standalone. As of now their OS is meant for a niche set of hardware that they specify and control. They don't have the infrastructure or drivers in place to handle the sheer multitude of hardware out there. While OS X is a fantastic OS in it's own right. The moment you put it in the same playing field (hardware and software) as Microsoft, it's going to implode.

Microsoft went towards being usable by pretty much anyone regardless of hardware (for the most part). Apple went towards usability and a very limited set of hardware. It's much easier to go from a large hardware ecosystem and focus on usability (since the hard part is done). It substantially more difficult to go from having a very easy and good OS to start with and then expanding the hardware ecosystem dramatically (mostly because you risk stability doing so).

ATI's dual-GPU Radeon HD 5970 pictured in the wilderness (Engadget)

Nov 1st 2009 12:49AM @CH3BURASHKA-- Well if you don't see the business significance of creating an engine that can not run on current generation hardware at maximum settings....you clearly have no business sense at all. Most companies out there create an engine that came run games and current hardware settings at close to maximum settings...then these engines are pretty much tapped out. They have to go back when new hardware comes out and pretty much try to push the envelope again. The CryTek engine pretty much took the envelope and launched it to a new timezone. The fact that we are JUST NOW getting hardware that can play it on maximum settings means that plenty of games can be made on it and still have stunning graphics...and not only that...those games will age well.

The developers don't really give a crap about what the consumers have at the time..it's up to the game makers to deal with that. The folks who made Crysis were more interested in a future-resistant game engine...which they've clearly accomplished.

Dyson DC23 Turbinehead impressions (Engadget)

Oct 27th 2009 11:57AM I think that's the AI that you can get for a Dyson that makes it work like a Roomba....

Burger King selling a Windows 7 Whopper in Japan (Engadget)

Oct 22nd 2009 10:50AM Sweet! I'll go and install my new copy of Windows 7 right after I finish my Windows 7 Whopp*keels over and dies of heart attack*

So THATS how they plan to prevent people from installing Windows 7...

**This comment was intended for humor only, I personally run Windows 7 and think it's great. Please eat responsibly...7 Patties is not responsible. Awesome, maybe...but definitely not responsible.

Phil Schiller on Windows 7: 'No matter how you look at it, it's still Windows' (Engadget)

Oct 15th 2009 7:06PM @UnixSystemsEngineer

You're right...Apple has a better track record at creating a stable system.

But Microsoft supports many orders of magnitude greater hardware and software configurations. There's a reason Apple doesn't want hackintoshes around or Leopard on other hardware configurations. The moment you open up the hardware ecosystem, their model becomes inherently more unstable.

I am certain that if Apple and Microsoft were in reverse roles...where Apple tries to support thousands of devices and applications where a developer codes something poorly, that the OS would crash and hang.

Snow Leopard 'Guest Account' bug deleting user files, terrorizing children? (Engadget)

Oct 12th 2009 11:28AM Snow Leopard User Test Plan:

1) Log In To Guest Account
Remarks: Looks good, permissions work, OK, everything is dandy!
2) Log back in to Primary Account
Remarks: OMFG EVERYTHING'S GONE...HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?!
Lord Jobs' Remarks: Snow Leopard will help you reclaim 6-10gb of Disk Space!

Snow Leopard 'Guest Account' bug deleting user files, terrorizing children? (Engadget)

Oct 12th 2009 11:25AM You know, instead of spending all of their time coming up with clever advertisements about how they are better than PC, or running giant keynote events where they run Steve up there to talk about what's great and fantastic about their system (which i'm not saying is necessarily a bad thing). They maybe should have run their OS through some more rigorous beta testing and release candidates.

This kind of bug is pretty serious and definitely a showstopper and how could someone NOT notice this during testing when using a guest account?