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  1. 23 points
    If this isn't the definition of first world problems. If they didn't default to women, I'm sure they would have a study that said female voices are being oppressed and shut out. We have truly reached a point where people complain about everything.
  2. 19 points
  3. 16 points
    Jesus ######. I hope Huawei continues with their lawsuit. The way they're being treated lately is complete crap when NO ONE is willing to provide any kind of evidence to back up they've done anything wrong... They make good devices.
  4. 16 points
    Hey everyone, let’s take advice from someone who doesn’t use/have smartphones.
  5. 14 points
    There are countries on this planet where women are actually being oppressed and persecuted but hey, lets moan about a voice coming from your phone OS.
  6. 13 points
    I don't know what else to call this other than a witch hunt at this point, and it's getting ridiculous. I can't believe the world is starting to treat such a great company this way just because they're housed in China and they're afraid they "might" start putting in back doors at some point without anything to back up those fears .... like the US is any better ... /s Seriously, I think Trump is/was just afraid they're becoming so popular so decided to squish them like the greedy man he is... /end rant
  7. 13 points
  8. 13 points
  9. 13 points
    Make male a default voice and they'll bitch about exclusion of women and patriarchy. Make female voice default and they'll bitch about women being "maids" and "assistants" and reinforce certain stereotypes. I like female voice for assistants or for navigation because it's just more pleasant to listen to, not because I'm a guy and I see women as "assistants" or some ######. Then there's also settings where at least on iOS you can not only pick the gender of voice but also accent of the English. But I'm sure that's gonna oppress someone at some point anyway... I mean, where's Russian English? I want a thick Russian accent for English on my damn phone!
  10. 12 points
  11. 12 points
    These suggestions go against what every major tech company is trying to do. AI assistants need to be more human-like, not less. Also, I would argue that the reason there are more female-inspired assistants (by default) is because that profession has been largely dominated by women, just as other professions have been dominated by men. https://www.bostonglobe.com/me...sWl0XaeHghwXfE4H/story.html
  12. 11 points
  13. 11 points
    The guy who thinks buying apps is "disrespecting yourself" and uses a flip phone is going to tell us which phones are best. Yeah... Okay.
  14. 10 points
    I genuinely feel bad for them at this point
  15. 9 points
    How about you get some good games on board and stop wasting everyone's time?
  16. 9 points
  17. 8 points
    I don't think Huawei is being given even a fair trial with all these decisions before anything is proven. US multinationals have done plenty of immoral and questionable things yet they are protected because they are American.
  18. 8 points
    I honestly want to see China go on a full scale retaliation and cease all business with US companies. Let's see how Apple manages to have their hardware manufactured without Chinese parts and labor.
  19. 8 points
    Only the NSA are allowed to install spyware in telecoms equipment.
  20. 7 points
    something ain't right about that icon... it's scale is wrong... and I really wish we'd go back to orange/yellow for outlook...
  21. 7 points
    Thanks for telling us about something you're not bothered about. There's a Match on this weekend, but I'm not bothering to watch it...
  22. 7 points
    Trying to make their products accessible to all is "wasting everyone's time"? Just wow. Never said that trying to make their product accessible to all is wasting everyone time, but what will you make accessible to all when you don't even have any good games? And by that I meant comparing to competition. Hate to burst your bubble, but the world doesn't revolve around you Your definition of what constitutes a good game is not everyone's definition. It's got the games I want to play, and has the most capable hardware to play them well. Simple as that really. p.s. This news article centres around accessibility, so I can be forgiven for thinking that's what you referring to. As it happens it just simply off topic.
  23. 7 points
    This is all nice, and sounds good but you know, one way to get away from toxic gamers is to not force us to play with them. And what I mean by that is that more games are starting to go the "shared world" path, and everything is more co-op this and multiplayer that. Sure it's fine if you've got a nice flexible schedule and your friends match up with you and it all works out. That's not the case for everyone though, my schedule is a mess in the summer, so these types of games are left up to match-making etc. Some times I just want to play a nice single player, offline, game with a good story and not worry about all the online this and loot box that etc. Just saying.
  24. 7 points
    There have been no proof, all speculation, and I think it is all done via the U.S, because sales are falling of U.s products.
  25. 7 points
    Moaning about nothing. Indeed, had the voices have been male by default then the complaining would've been about "oh, see, it's all male again", nothing pleases these equity obsessed people. There's quite literally nothing stopping women from developing voice assistants. Got a PC and internet? Well, get developing, if you want to. No? Still more male developers? Could it be that...*gasps*...perhaps there's inherent differences in interests between males and females? Also...how are "voices" even male or female when supposedly we're all the same and it's basically all social differences and not biological? -according to some people Assuming genders is bad mmmkay.
  26. 6 points
    Feel free to remove other apps too by default. Don't need the Xbox app for instance on work PCs... Hell, it kinda needs a rework to unless I'm in the minority of people who aren't a fan of it. I've used it only for 1 game and it struggled to do the basics.
  27. 6 points
    Probably because the PS division thinks they're the whole company at this point? While this deal with MS makes waves as far as cloud game streaming goes, the deal is for more, and Sony has more than just games content it wants to stream to users. And of course there's the hardware and other services stuff. The point being that since the deal itself is for more than just gaming, the decision has little to do with just the Playstation team. No need for them to be in the loop and heck, might even toss a fit and try to get it killed for some reason.
  28. 6 points
    The way American companies like Google and Facebook track users is illegal and used in an abusive manner, going as far to influence elections with targeted ads. And Israel is developing and deploying malware in an abusive way for political ends, something it has openly admitted. Yet unsubstantiated accusatitons against Huawei are enough for it to be blacklisted. It's a complete double standard. I could understand if Google made this move in America, as it has to abide by Trump's ridiculous executive orders, but this affects everyone outside of America. The sooner Trump is jailed for his crimes the better.
  29. 6 points
    From the reports of code reviews showing poor coding practices, I won’t hold my breath to see that. https://www.google.com/amp/s/w...ard_savaging_annual_report/
  30. 5 points
    Sales for this super expensive thing were never going to be high IMO. Even if it went smooth and didn't have issues, it's just way too high priced.
  31. 5 points
  32. 5 points
    This is not a great company. It is not even a good company. It is simply a massive company. It's a company afforded enormous luxuries due to the scale of the nation it lives in preferring single, internal sources, and it is a company that consistently breaks the law in the name of competition, and in the name of just making money. https://www.forbes.com/sites/a...s-dangerous-high-tech-game/ Ignore the 5G spying discussion, this company spies on everyone for its own benefit (ignore the parent country argument!) and it has had disastrous impacts on every industry that it "competes" in. It is easy to be successful when you get to leverage the internal R&D of your competitors. Imagine any other business getting away with that behavior on a regular basis while being defended by legions of online commentators because of unrelated politics.
  33. 5 points
  34. 5 points
    Yaaay, more petroleum based landfill material to be transiently held by individuals before heading out on their final destination to destroy the environment. Only you can prevent climate collapse. I use cloth bags to buy my Funko Pops!!!
  35. 5 points
    The issue is more about being denied access to Google services and the Play store.
  36. 5 points
  37. 5 points
  38. 5 points
    Trying to make their products accessible to all is "wasting everyone's time"? Just wow.
  39. 5 points
  40. 5 points
    This is serious. From what I have read there is no evidence that Huawei has done anything wrong, no spying, no back doors. It’s all fear and anti Chinese.
  41. 5 points
    It is time to buy Huawei phone, better phone than iPhone and other Android garbage.
  42. 5 points
    How to enable Webrender in the current Firefox release build. https://wiki.mozilla.org/Platf...m_Render#Build_instructions
  43. 5 points
  44. 5 points
    Groupy has a trial. Give it a shot. Did you somehow miss the word 'freeware'? Sorry, I gave you the benefit of the doubt in that you might not have tried it because you didn’t know there was a trial. Guess you are just cheap and don’t believe in supporting developers. My bad. So many people want a free ride but they themselves won’t work for free.
  45. 4 points
  46. 4 points
  47. 4 points
    Hmmm I wonder if I could use this to install Spotify on my work (locked down) machine...
  48. 4 points
    Here we go again, or I hope not... In every release of Windows going back to NT 3.1 - there are going to driver related issues, often that pop up from errors in MFR driver software taking over or doing things improperly. With the exception of the duplicate folders issue, every item above is from 3rd party drivers, and these affect specific configurations, mainly older drivers, and are not widespread. However, these issues could be a problem for some users, and if Windows Update doesn't offer YOU the May 2019 update, don't force it unless you are willing to deal with or work around these issues yourself. The duplicate folders issue comes from OneDrive, and the last time the OneDrive team implemented a fix (1809), it deleted these folders in a fairly dumb way. The problem is that users normally wouldn't see or access the extra folders, yet some users had went into c:\users\ and picked the 'duplicated/unused' folder and put things in them. I am not defending the OneDrive team, as they ######ed up and ######ed up again with this, not understanding how Windows creates and deals with profile folders, which is fundamentally the same as it was back in NT 3.1, resulting in a duplicate folder for reassign profile locations that are not properly updated in all locations in the settings. However, the folder issue is not something that will affect many people, and even if it does, manually delete the duplicate folders yourself, but be sure nothing is in them, and be sure you are deleting the actual duplicate folder and not the redirected folder. Also, leaving the extra folders hurts nothing. Summary... This is a tiny list of issues for a major OS level upgrade, which any tech level person can verify by going back and looking at the notes for every previous version of Windows. Even reference other OS technology upgrades, even OS X on limited hardware often has a larger list of issues, especially with 3rd party drivers.
  49. 4 points
    You know telemetry has been a part of Windows since at least XP. Yep, and no one wanted it even then! No one tossed such a big fit about it till Windows 10 though. And actually, while I agree to the option to have it on or not, some basic level of telemetry is needed or how will they know if a update breaks something? Or if some apps aren't working due to a API change or something? Or if some driver is the cause of a BSOD from a 3rd party hardware maker? I'm perfectly fine with MS collecting basic and anonymous error data so they can fix issues and know what's working and what's not. There should be an OFF switch though and it shouldn't be an OPT-OUT but an OPT-IN. Microsoft has no right to that data just because it would help them develop their product. That's not my problem, that's Microsoft's problem.
  50. 4 points
    Just they are afraid from from huawei, that why they said invent all this story. the bigger spy in all history is US and their NSA. finally, all we know why!
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