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post #61 of 93
Doesn't Yahoo post articles like this all the time anyway? When ever some one writes up some thing like this, it's has if they are just banging on the hype drum. They never seem to pay attention to the reality of what they are writing.

DVDs, hard drives, laptops, alarm clocks (that's like saying they are gonna phase out toasters). These will be around for a good long while, they may not be at the forefront of technology, but they aren't gonna dissapear off the face of the earth.

And to be the the hundredth person to harp on this, cloud=fail.
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post #62 of 93
I move we ban yahoo news from the news section. It's not news, just articles written so that they can advertise on the page.

The part about iPads replacing laptops made me laugh. I love my ipad, but it's impossible to get any real work done on them.

And cloud computing, with my upload speed. You must be joking...
post #63 of 93
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post
I move we ban yahoo news from the news section. It's not news, just articles written so that they can advertise on the page.

I wouldn't do that. There can be good news from Yahoo. It's just this type of artilce from Yahoo that's loaded with fail.
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post #64 of 93
o.o they picked all the worst ones.
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post #65 of 93
If you become dependant on smart phones with "expert" systems apps on them. You are destined to become one seriously manipulated idiot. About as bright as a 1 watt cpu.
And do not ban yahoo news. It's my biggest source of humor.
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post #66 of 93
Cloud. HA HA HA. I HAAAATE the cloud. What if I want to keep my files for myself? I don't freaking want my personal data to be stored in a remote computer, I want MY data in MY computer.


If cloud computing ever reaches that point, the humanity deserves to be annihilated.
   
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post #67 of 93
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5. Anything Wired
Remember when your keyboard, computer mouse, and headphones all had to attach to something else in order to work? With more and more gadgets working via Bluetooth and WiFi, the age of wired devices is on its way out.
No, they won't. Wired gadgets are here to stay, because some of us don't like screwing around with batteries and/or have interference issues in their house, most likely caused by the spam of wireless stuff.

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6. Hard Drives
As cloud computing and cloud storage catches on, the necessity for individuals to own hard drives capable of holding hundreds of gigabytes of data will be dramatically reduced. The biggest advantage to cloud computing is the ability to access your data via the Internet from any computer or smartphone anywhere in the world, which makes it very appealing.
Aw hell naw!

Sorry but I'm not going to put all of my data on someone else's hardware. I don't even trust internet companies enough to give them my real name, so why the hell would I trust the cloud?
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post #68 of 93
This article is epicly hilarious. Seriously I wonder how much the media gets paid by apple everytime they say that the ifad will replace laptops or netbooks? It's been over a year and they're still ******* to apples tune on this one which is just sad. As an entertainment device the ifad is decent (if you ignore the price and that it's basically an 10inch ipod touch) but try doing something constructive with it and you will feel more frustrated than a unic with a hooker.

Though, the DVD might go out and be replaced by the BDD and the HDD replaced by SSD I doubt anyone with a brain can claim with the crappy internet service that exists in the US today that the "cloud" will replace physical media within 4 years (I say 10 at the earliest at the rate ISPs block competition and progress). Also, wireless may have a chance if people avoid using 2.4GHz RF near a 2.4GHz wifi connection (I laugh when people go into stores returning wireless things or complaining about how their internet became slow after they started using the wireless device).
     
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post #69 of 93
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5. Anything Wired
Remember when your keyboard, computer mouse, and headphones all had to attach to something else in order to work? With more and more gadgets working via Bluetooth and WiFi, the age of wired devices is on its way out.
Yeah, I'm one of those people that switched BACK to wired devices because I got sick of the fricking batteries. Wires are just easier.

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6. Hard Drives
As cloud computing and cloud storage catches on, the necessity for individuals to own hard drives capable of holding hundreds of gigabytes of data will be dramatically reduced. The biggest advantage to cloud computing is the ability to access your data via the Internet from any computer or smartphone anywhere in the world, which makes it very appealing.
And what is really not appealing thing about cloud computing is the reality of what to do if you can't get an internet connection.
post #70 of 93
"Even though laptops are smaller than ever, smartphones and tablets like Apple’s iPad are nearly as powerful and functional as a traditional laptop computer. These other devices are infinitely more slick to carry and use—especially with the use of peripherals like Bluetooth keyboards—and they’re starting to make laptop computers look like technological dinosaurs."

BS, except if you what you mean powerful as web browsing.
    
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