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Starting a company to make a paid browser when Mosaic is already free.

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Free and pretty crappy & limited. When you can do better than the free crappy shit, people will pay. It was the same with Athena vs Motif.

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Back to Basics - http://www.amazon.com/Back-Basics-Traditional-American-Skill...

A Reverence for Wood - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0486433943/

and maybe something by Ray Mears, but I don't think any of his books really capture what his TV shows do - aboriginal cultures and their skills that are about to vanish.

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Access to a photocopier was the holy grail for D&D kids in the 80s, even with all the non-repro blue maps TSR switched to.

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Pretty important in late 70s early 80s UK for fanzines as well. Not to mention cut-up poster art (screen printing got you big posters but was smelly, slow, expensive and you needed access to the press). Does anyone else remember 'justifying' columns of text with squared paper and then typing it out?

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Yes, almost as much as I hate iPhoto.

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I still want something like a 11" or 24" e-ink panel in a photo frame for the wall. Show a nice dashboard at times or rotate artwork on it.

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We offer a bunch of E-Ink digital singnage solutions which can be used as a photo frame for the wall in sizes between 9.7" and 32". Check out http://www.visionect.com/technology/

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You say you offer, do you mean you have products that we can buy today? If so, what is the price for your 32" product and can we see detailed specs and a youtube video of it in action?

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Hmm... I'm guessing the lack of response means that by "offer", you meant you "can" develop such a product in future.

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It's pretty amazing to me that there are pretty regular sales of of crappy no-contract Android 4.X phones for under $10. Here's a current one:

http://www.target.com/p/brightspot-zte-zinger-prepaid-cell-p...

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I outfitted my house with 5 wifi cameras by buying some prepaid Android phones like that from Boost Mobile on clearance. Why pay $150 per Dropcam or some other dedicated camera when you can get one with an attached computer for a couple bucks?

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Eh, not really comparable to Dropcam. Dropcam is more about "out of the box, it just works" type of experience + its hosted webservice with infrared assisted night vision and motion alerts for user defined zones. Really, my mom could set it up. Pretty sure she couldn't download apps for phones, configure each device, fiddle with mounting, or adjust the router however necessary for remote viewing etc.

That said, Dropcam is still overpriced and will have to compete when the next copycat comes along, or someone provides their type of service for these phone-cams or Foscams.

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Yeah I've run IP Webcam on crappy Huawei Glory phones that were cleared out at $7.99. Works okay with Zoneminder too. You can use ScreenFilter to bring the screen brightness down to nearly zero.

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IP Webcam runs as a background app for me. I don't have the screens on at all.

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What app / software do you use to manage the cameras?

How do you keep them powered, have you had to run extra power cables?

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Each phone came with a charger, and they run "IP Webcam", a free app on the Play Store. I have them semi-hidden in bookcases and other out-of-the-way locations so they're not obvious. I usually just use IP Cam Viewer Basic, another free Android app, to check on the pets when away from home. My home automation hub (Vera) works fine with the phones as IP cams as well.

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>Android 4.X phones for under $10

did you mean Android 2.x for $40?

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Nope. There are plenty of those but phones like the LG Fuel run KitKat. Multiple "black friday" sales have those at $9.99, but they've also been on the same sale at different times outside of black friday.

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The one that you linked is now showing as 39.99$

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This is probably locked to Target or whoever they use.

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Yeah it's clearly sold with the razor / razor blades (or printer / ink) pricing but I see a lot of people buy them as wifi-only devices.

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It's questionable whether it's worth doing an iPhone version. Most iPad kid apps aren't but I think this one might be worth it, since it appeals to more adults as well. The ability to make ringtones adds a lot of phone appeal too. Certainly much easier and financially rewarding than doing an Android version.

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As an indie kid-friendly app developer with iOS and Android apps - don't do Android. You'd be much better off financially doing another iOS app.

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That's my thought too, especially since I lug 2 iPads with me for testing.

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The Hyper-V requirement is kind of a pain - or rather, the requirements to run Hyper-V are a pain. On non-server versions of Windows, it's only available on Windows 8+ Pro / Enterprise. So anyone with Windows 7 or non-Pro Windows 8 can't run it.

I've been to a few Windows Phone developer camps and this is always an issue for attendees.

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