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Weekend tech reading: Grand Theft Auto V hands-on, eBay & the FBI, Galaxy S4 ad trashes Apple

By Julio Franco · 6 replies
May 5, 2013
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  1. Above everything else, Grand Theft Auto V is a game about scope. Sure, the land mass in GTA V is three-and-a-half times the size of Red Dead Redemption alone. In fact, it’s bigger than Red Dead Redemption, GTA IV and...

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  2. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 565   +206

    The Aspire R7 looks interesting. Too bad its made by Acer. It wouldn't seem effective as a true LAPtop but they're intuitive enough to suggest that we might not need the trackpad by creating a unit that can hide the trackpad behind the display. I wonder about the center of gravity on that thing. When the center of gravity is closer to you like when the display is positioned in front of the trackpad, perhaps you can rest it closer to your knees, giving your hands typing room.
  3. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,458   +1,034

    I still think that people are misinterpreting the CEO of Blackberry (like in the last article). They assume it's the tablet form factor that will become "extinct". I think he was referring to the smartphone-esque OS's that power the tablets (hence why he said "Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such." and didn't leave it with just "...not a tablet." ).

    That also might be why he doesn't seem to support tablets; Blackberry OS is meant for mobile. And MAYBE in 5 years MS will get Windows 8(?) right, and redefine "tablets"?
  4. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 603   +109

    Pretty psyched for GTA V. Time to change my system :D
  5. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,653   +318

    Seems like a strange interpretation. In any case I see no reason why these OS's would die. There's little in Android which prevents it from being used in any form of devices and for any purpose Windows for example may be used for. It even supports the basics for creating windows, and some apps do that, so if that ever becomes an issue for bigger devices I'm sure it won't be a problem to make windows part of the OS.

    I'm looking forward to seeing how Linux fares on tablets and phones, and I hope that Microsoft finds a good strategy for them, but I don't see a reason for Android to fail.
  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    Me too. Don't do anything silly now by spending a ton of cash on a complete new rig, wait until it's confirmed for the PC.
  7. I really want a S4 on sprint but none of the carriers have the 32GB or 64GB models yet. AT&T is the only one that has confirmed they are even getting the 32GB model.

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