The most visible differences between SD and HD, and likewise HD and UHD, isn't necessarily in the increase in resolution. It's the increase in the color space and dynamic range (especially in the case of UHD). And you don't hear much about that.
SD used NTSC for its color space, HD uses Rec.709, and UHD uses Rec.2020. The difference between 709 and 2020 is huge. UHD can display a LOT more colors than HD can.
The difference is very apparent in good quality UHD displays. Reds and greens are especially much more vibrant. That's a difference you can see no matter how big or small your TV is, or how far away you are sitting.
Yes, in terms of resolution, you might not see much of a difference based on the size of TV and how far away you are. But the difference in color is pretty astounding. Standard def looks pale and bland compared to HD... and HD looks the same compared to UHD (at least when shown on a TV that handles it properly).
I initially only saw it as white/gold, but can now see it either way.
This is a classic example of a horrible cell phone camera destroying the image. It severely overexposed the photo, making what was actually a dark blue appear to be nearly white, and what was black to appear to be yellow/gold.
A good camera (cell phone or otherwise) wouldn't have done this. Cell phone manufacturers need to step up their game.
In my line of work, software development, college is more of a liability than an asset.
Of the people I've hired or interviewed for jobs, the ones that stand out and end up being the most valuable to the company aren't the ones that went to college to study Computer Science or a related discipline. It's those who were hacking away teaching themselves to code when they were young. If someone waits until college to begin learning how to code, they're already well behind others, and it's also a pretty strong sign that they don't really have the passion for it.
In addition to that, in a fast-changing area like computing, texts and professors teaching are always several years out of date. College can give people an understanding of the science behind software, but as far as being able to write code, most graduates are basically worthless. College really doesn't do anything for preparing someone to be a useful developer.
I suspect this is true in many other disciples as well.
I have to use Comcast as my ISP because they're the only ones in my area that offer speeds over 1.5 Mbps. And it has been horrible.
Every day my connection drops at least a couple times. And it isn't my router. Comcast's own gateway device shows that the connection is lost, often for multiple minutes at a time. Comcast's techs reassure me that everything is fine and that there is nothing they can do.
Even when the connection is up, speeds are pretty inconsistent.
It isn't like I live in the middle of nowhere, either. Suburban area, population of 300,000... with our neighboring sister city even having fiber available to most of its residents, and my city having fiber available to about half.
Comcast needs to go to bat for their customers. We need to feel like Comcast is there to help and represent us, not be adversarial. Right now everything they do feels very anti-consumer. That's what needs to be fixed. A small percentage of their customers may be unhappy enough to be vocal, but I can't imagine that the rest are actually happy with the service they are receiving. It may very well be that none of their customers like them.
What are you talking about?!??!? Virtually every smartphone sold since the iPhone 3G has a real GPS chip in it! Phones use cell tower and WiFi to help establish a general location more quickly, but as soon as the GPS chip locks onto the satellites it takes over.
...it means that relying on Google to keep something around that they don't make money on doesn't work.
They've introduced a great many of high-profile products over the years, very few of which are actually still around. Other than Search, it is likely that nothing is off the table when it comes to selecting products to get the ax.