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    How's Picodrive Looking

    With all the extra CPU time to throw around, I hope audio performance is improved. It's getting there, but still doesn't fare well against more developed PC emulators like Kega Fusion or even Gens' audio reproduction. Also I expect performance at 44100hz will be much better; even the PSP at 333...
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    How Much Battery...

    Why not use a 1.8" USB HDD like the ones utilized by the iPod. Power consumption is low and they are still fast enough to stream music from, and probably non-HD video too.
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    Should I Get A New 3g Iphone...

    The iphone is just proof that people will buy any overpriced overhyped piece of shit that only does things products in its class have been doing for years, if you make it shiny enough and put an i before it.
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    The Gp2x Is Dead!

    The reason there were so many fanboys to the gp2x is because when it came out there was nothing else to compete with it. And now that there is something immensely better on the horizon people who were before mindless fanboys are now gaining the perspective they needed to see that the 2x was...
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    The Gp2x Is Dead!

    The gp2x was a POS and I'm glad to see the pandora take its place; even if it is a disaster it would never top the gp2x in terms of failing in every category it tried to compete in. The software is great but man what a platform to waste all that effort on. Thankfully it can all be ported to an...
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    The Gp2x Is Dead!

    Given what a disaster the gp2x was I'm surprised they made it this long. Let it go and wait for something better. It won't take much to top the gp2x and software for it can easily be ported to any ARM device. Hell the gp2x didn't even have any worthwhile graphics hardware, everything was...
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    Pandora Price: As The Us Dollar Falls...

    Last time I checked the USD was going up, not down, albeit slowly. So I wouldn't be too concerned.
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    A Ridiculous Question (looking For A Ridiculous Answer).

    I think 1.8" HDDs would work well. I have one in my notebook and they're the same type used in iPods. Or at least older iPods, not the flash based ones of course. This one runs off just one USB port with no external brick; my other external HD (3.5") needs a 2nd USB plug just for power to spin...
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    Ubuntu On Pandora

    All I am saying here is, you can DO it with the right amount of effort, but: 1. Ubuntu will be big. Ubuntu will be slow to start up. And the usual software suite it uses, like Gnome, KDE etc. will hog lots of RAM. These are all very bad things for a handheld's battery life and ability to run...
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    Ubuntu On Pandora

    People seem to assume Ubuntu is Linux + a GUI + applications etc.-- as though you could never assemble these pieces separately. the Linux kernel, X11 or Compiz windowing systems, window managers/desktop environments like KDE and Gnome, all existed before Ubuntu incorporated them. It's just...
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    Would An Arm Based Psp 2 Be Good For Pandora?

    Not trying to single you out here, but OPEN SOURCE DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN RUN UNAUTHORIZED CODE ON THE SYSTEM. OPEN SOURCE MEANS THE OPERATING SYSTEM'S SOURCE CODE IS AVAILABLE. A CLOSED-SOURCE SYSTEM CAN STILL RUN UNAUTHORIZED CODE. THE PSP IS NOT OPEN SOURCE, YET IT CAN RUN UNAUTHORIZED CODE...
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    Pandora's Next Competitor - The Iphone!

    Not trying to single you out, DTH-- this is a common trend... I wish people would stop confusing "You can make software for it without hacking" and "The entire operating system and all its software have source available to the public". They don't mean even remotely the same thing and having an...
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    Intel Atom: Did Pandora Choose The Wrong Cpu?

    Quantum leaps rarely happen in this industry. Things slowly change and software evolves with it. It's also perfectly possible for one microarchitecture to interpret instructions meant for another, albeit more slowly and/or with a great portion of the die devoted to support hardware. The idea of...
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    How Good Are Gp2x Emulators?

    This is exactly true; in reality while Genesis and SNES emulation run at decent speed, the Genesis emulation has mediocre sound and the SNES emulation requires you turn off lots of graphical effects and overclock a LOT, and even then it does not achieve full speed in many games. Hell, even the...
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    About The Slogan For Pandora

    I'm sorry but "Ultra portability without sacrificing capability" is a terrible slogan. It's not catchy, it doesn't flow well, it sounds clumsy and awkward. Also while the Pandora is portable it's a reasonably large handheld as they go, so portability isn't its #1 selling point, its sheer power...
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    D-pad No Good.

    When I originally asked MWeston about this, recommending a round-style Genesis/Megadrive design Dpad, he said that's similar to what they're using and the render was just old and inaccurate but even the new render seems to show a cross. A round one will have all the advantages of a cross without...
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    Pandora At Maxconsole

    Well you have to realize this product looks like a joke to them as they already have a console they are happy with. I have a PSP and its performance in emulation is great, but it's hampered by a poor d-pad, clumsily placed analog nub, only "Decent" battery life and the extreme cost of Memory...
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    Wifi Mouse?

    Using a mouse on a screen so small will be a huge pain in the ass and having a dongle hanging from the machine even more cumbersome.... just use the touchscreen.
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