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  1. I'm at a point where there isn't much that gets me excited in phones within the US, aside from a few features I know I can't have such as ePaper display, physical QWERTY keyboard, or built in physical gamepad for gaming. However, one feature I'm still seeing signs of is a desktop environment like Samsung Dex that I can just dock my phone and use as a fairly basic PC. Which phones are built around this feature, without necessarily having to pay the Samsung flagship premium? ...or is the Galaxy S series still the only good ones?
  2. I've actually had no problems with overnight charging, and with my Telegramming throughout the day, I still have just a bit under half. I'll typically run my phone a couple years until it fails catastropically (smashed, bricked, etc). Running an S9 that I bought in late 2018.
  3. I know this is an old thread, but if we can get some actual, playable games that aren't just spyware with some pretty graphics on top to come to the surface, and a few "gaming phones" of the sort of the Sony Ericson Playstation Phone that I can, maybe, buy from my carrier, or else a "reverse button controller case" for my current phone, I think mobile gaming may have a chance of becoming the next, albeit low tier PC gaming platform. That said, mobile gaming has pigeonholed itself due to greed. I say they need to come to the surface, because I do know of a few decent games that are plenty playa
  4. Something I'm wondering, is if the reason there is a huge void in the graphics card market is because the chip makers can't get and process enough silicon into dies, will manufacturers shifting their efforts to older product lines be able to make a dent in the supply deficit of the graphics card market? I'm personally doubting it. Instead, it just means that the cards everyone wants will just be that much harder to find, while the older cards will still command the premium price until the makers manage to spin up enough facilities to fill the demand.
  5. Sony v Bleem actually set a precedent otherwise. So long as you aren't using any copyrighted code for anything other than its intended purpose (to run the hardware) all is legal. Same if you're using clean room reverse engineered software to emulate, which is what Bleem was--a reverse engineered Playstation 1 emulator. With that, I see no reason why running the published game under an emulator from the original disk would be an issue, unless you had to install the ROM that was ripped from original hardware--unless you have said hardware in your possession. From a safety aspect, dow
  6. I remember that game, and The Journeyman Project as well. They were still trying to figure out full motion video during that time, as well as how to at least somewhat use it. Same. I notice no real difference between mobile Twitter and "the app" aside from just not having notifications, which for someone who doesn't exactly live on the platform, isn't that much of a loss. ...and the way YouTube seems to use ads pretty much gets in their own way. The only thing I can think of to make ads on such a platform at least somewhat tolerable, is to educate the content makers on
  7. I know you did a video on a Logitech trackball a couple years ago (Remember these?) I would love to see a more in depth trackball shootout, including putting the trackballs against some common mice to determine where these forgotten pointers excel at, where they don't, and what can be improved if they become popular again. I have always preferred a decent trackball over most mice, but was surprised recently when I found a better selection of suitable trackballs at my local thrift store than on Amazon, with Best Buy having squat. I still find they make a lot of sense, even today.
  8. I would argue you on that one as a user of both. I have since deleted the app and began just using the site. The only thing the app appears to do is spy on you and provide notifcations
  9. Last sentence, though I have yet to acquire it--RTX 3060, likely from EVGA, and whether I get the TI, Founder's Edition, or whatever may come down mostly to availability. What exactly is that? I like. Do these bolt onto the card in place of the stock cooler? 300 watts capacity is certainly good for the 150 watt card that I'm looking into. Definitely appreciated.
  10. I'm actually moving away from watercooling in my current build due to space constraints, but I do still see potential for some mondo heatsinks on some components. My graphics card, though, I am not seeing much on, aside from watercooling. (I do plan to revisit watercooling later if I can get a cheap "full size" radiator to experiment with a few external mount ideas I have, but that's another discussion.) Anyway, though I plan to mount a couple expansion slot fans in areas where I don't have a connector, what kind of graphics card coolers are available to pull more heat away from the GPU than t
  11. Twitter is actually not an app, but a platform. Try deleting the app itself from your hardware, then sending your browser to WWW.TWITTER.COM and see what I mean. You actually dun't need to install any software to use Twitter.
  12. I agree, though he did touch on exactly that when he brought it up. He likely mentioned it because MANY people do it.
  13. If you have something grounding out in the case, that can do it. It can either be a faulty component or something metal bridging between the case and a spot on a board somewhere. It could be a loose clip, a frayed wire, a screw tightened too much (or in the wrong spot or not insulated) or a metal sheathed cable. You'll usually have to look very closely to find this one, as these faults can be VERY elusive, even in plain sight.
  14. Often computers such as this will cuntinue to work, though they will tend to need a recap before long, though the same can be said about 1940's era radios and wire recorders. This Does Not Compute is also a good channel to watch regarding older computing gear.