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  • Oculus Rift Is Not A Game Changer For Facebook... Yet [View article]
    I've just read an article about MS's hologlasses, and it's impressive stuff; this is going to be a far more diverse market than I'd realised!
    Jan 23, 2015. 11:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oculus Rift Is Not A Game Changer For Facebook... Yet [View article]
    Thanks MS; most pertinent link!
    Jan 23, 2015. 11:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Buyout Rumors 2.0, Don't Get Sucked In Yet Again [View article]
    What if there was an offer, and the board wanted to sell. Chen says "if you do, I'm leaving" so what then?
    Jan 22, 2015. 11:47 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oculus Rift Is Not A Game Changer For Facebook... Yet [View article]
    It used to, but it appears they are now much closer to effectively eliminate the lag that caused that. This is in fact the raison d'ĂȘtre for Oculus, or so it is claimed.
    Jan 22, 2015. 11:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oculus Rift Is Not A Game Changer For Facebook... Yet [View article]
    Ah, but think of the advantage of "sleep while you commute"? Though there is hardly any need for it, any longer, it appears that commuting will remain a permanent fixture. I can think of very few times when I really needed to be in the department as my boss, during my career, but none of them ever let me telecommute...
    Jan 22, 2015. 11:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oculus Rift Is Not A Game Changer For Facebook... Yet [View article]
    As I see it,there has to be that "see through" aspect for active application. Take the much touted possibility military training, for example; if it doesn't allow actual motion over rough ground, how is VR any better than a conventional simulator? In many respects it is inferior, like not being able to see your hands on the controls, for instance, or not having tactile feedback from them (it could be combined with such controls, but that's an extra set of equipment, not inherent to VR). I don't doubt the Oculus will eventually be a great enhancement for the sit-down gaming experience, but beyond that, it seems to me very limited.
    Jan 22, 2015. 11:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oculus Rift Is Not A Game Changer For Facebook... Yet [View article]
    I think, Bruce, it's all down to who you are; as with FB itself there are many who love games and many who can't stand them (I've no interest in either) and I wonder if they are the same people? As for which are greatest in number, I suppose that's down to genetic distribution, at least for those who have been introduced to such things.
    Jan 22, 2015. 11:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oculus Rift Is Not A Game Changer For Facebook... Yet [View article]
    It's also one of many such offerings; will being just "quite good" ever justify that price, do you think?
    Jan 22, 2015. 11:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oculus Rift Is Not A Game Changer For Facebook... Yet [View article]
    KH, I should think it's Samsung that will dominate, as they have far more marketing power than Rift, even if Rift intend to withhold their best technology. I've no insights here, but if both are offering more or less the same experience, then how many will go with the lesser known manufacturer?

    Thanks for an informative and thought provoking article.
    Jan 22, 2015. 11:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook's Virtual Reality Development Push Is On [View article]
    Sorry ron; I can't even take myself seriously, so the rest of you have no chance! One aspect is the way so many actually believe whatever they read on the web, so there is an element of seriousness about my comment; don't be surprised if some future kids complain because such systems don't provide them with the invulnerability they expected. The human brain has a huge capacity for fooling itself...
    Jan 22, 2015. 09:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: What To Do After Bank Of America's Terrible Q4 Earnings [View article]
    Right, but in the meantime, there are plenty of other stocks to bet on!
    Jan 21, 2015. 11:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: What To Do After Bank Of America's Terrible Q4 Earnings [View article]
    I wish that were true, but not a chance; until governments step in to stop it (and there's no sign of that ever happening) management the World over will keep on ratcheting up their remunerations at every opportunity. An "opportunity" in this context, is limited to two cases; whenever something changes, or whenever things don't change fast enough.
    Jan 21, 2015. 11:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank Of America: What To Do After Bank Of America's Terrible Q4 Earnings [View article]
    Possibly, 62, if they've got their automated inner office systems right, but all my recent experience with check box procedures indicates this is unlikely. It's bad enough when you can't get any sense out of public services, who treat their procedures as if set out in stone by an omniscient being, which evidently wasn't the case, but nobody seems to have considered the need for means of correcting the many errors. If it happens in a bank, there's likely to be a major backlash, and Santander is currently a leader in this trend (and thus the most likely to be troubled by bugs).
    Jan 21, 2015. 11:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank of America's (BAC) CEO Brian Moynihan on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    So "good head winds" means you actually want to go backwards? Deregulate this lot, and you ensure another crash!
    Jan 21, 2015. 10:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bank of America's (BAC) CEO Brian Moynihan on Q4 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    So if some are greedy, while others are fearful, we do...?
    Jan 21, 2015. 10:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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