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Julian Bond

Member since: Dec 23rd, 2005

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Recent Comments:

BlackTrail BT-01 is the $80,000 electric bicycle of your dreams (video) (Engadget)

Aug 4th 2010 5:44AM 80K and no chain guard?
1.2KW is not new on bicycles and can be built fairly easily with kits costing under $1K

Over-priced, over-hyped, b*llocks

HacKey determines what keys you prefer music to be in (Download Squad)

Feb 8th 2010 2:05PM Could that be done for time signatures as well?

Rest easy, iPad roamers: O2 and Orange have micro SIM orders, too (Engadget)

Jan 29th 2010 4:41AM Not just Apple. Why does the phone industry in general have to have so many damn standards. Memory cards, power connectors, USB sockets, expansion sockets, headphone/mic sockets, expansion soockets. And now SIM designs. FFS stop it. Nokia especially. Do not want yet another USB socket design.

iPad iBooks will be US only at launch? (Engadget)

Jan 28th 2010 10:49AM Stop picking on Apple. It's not their fault the music biz^H^H^H^H, film biz^H^H^H^H, Book Biz is b0rked. Oh. Wait.

Garmin introduces Zumo 220, $600 navigation for vaguely budget-conscious two-wheeled hooligans (Engadget)

Jan 20th 2010 3:00PM GSXR750. Nuvi 250. Bicycle mount. Ziplock bag (for when it's raining). The bicycle mount has been ziptied to the inner fairing in front of the left handlebar. I stripped a USB car accessory plug and wired it to the battery via a fuse and zip tied that to the back of the mount. Total cost < £100. The Burgman megascoot got similar treatment but in this case the bicycle mount has been zip-tied to a couple of small holes in the handlebar surround and the USB socket is fed from the heated grip feed.

I've decided I like the GPS well out of line of sight so it's not distracting. It's just a quick look down when you lose track of the directions. Tend to have the sound turned off as well.

M/C specific GPS? We don't need no steenking...

Apple's App Store said to have 99.4 percent of all mobile app sales, more like 97.5 (Engadget)

Jan 19th 2010 3:35AM So how are they measuring phone applications for non-iPhones when they're generally sold direct rather than through a gatekeeper?

I still don't get it. Why does the Apple Store even exist when we have the web? An official app directory (think Firefox Mozilla plugins) is probably a good thing, but it shouldn't stop developers distributing apps themselves. And what's a bit sad is the apparent success of the store means everyone else in this space seems to think they need one too.

Gartner forecasts phones overtaking PCs as most common web browsing device by 2013 (Engadget)

Jan 16th 2010 5:38AM Classic Analyst's Fail:-

The X market will be Y big in Z years.
(c) Gartner.

BlackBerrys for coppers: UK law enforcement to smarten up in 2010 (Engadget)

Oct 16th 2009 2:47PM Has the one at the back with the square jaw and his hat on crooked got a very big earing or is that his bluetooth earpiece?

How would you change Microsoft's Zune HD? (Engadget)

Oct 10th 2009 3:02AM - Sell it worldwide
- Make a model with a seriously large hard disk. Like 320Gb