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By Will765 On 4 Dec, 2012 At 02:05 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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After a month of being available to consumers, Windows 8 has only managed to penetrate to 1.2% of all Windows pcs. It also has not had the hoped-for effect of boosting pc sales-they are down 21% compared to the previous year, since the launch on October 26th.  Several factors are at play here. First, Windows [...]


By Will765 On 22 Oct, 2012 At 01:19 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Microsoft recently opened up it’s Surface RT tablets for preorders, to be delivered by October 26. The RT has basically the lite version of Windows 8, with no ability to run desktop programs. Powered by Nvidia Tegra3 quad-core processor, and 2GB memory, it has good specifications, if it was an android tablet. However, it runs [...]


By Will765 On 27 Aug, 2012 At 11:40 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Following Apple’s $1 billion dollar verdict in California, the electronics giant lost 7.5% of it’s value in heavy trading Monday.  Of course, Samsung will appeal the ruling, and who knows how long the courtroom drama will drag out.  And in the long run,  Apple has to rely on Samsung for the processors used in it’s [...]


By Will765 On 7 Aug, 2012 At 11:56 AM | Categorized As News, Uncategorized | With 0 Comments
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Khronos Group is the non-profit organization which sets standards for open source, media rendering API’s, including OpenGL. This basically competes against Microsoft and it’s Direct3D technology. Direct3D 11, the latest version, offers greater functionality than the older OpenGL desktop and mobile versions. With ES 3.0(mobile) and 4.3(desktop), OpenGL is finally catching up to, and in [...]


By Will765 On 25 Jun, 2012 At 12:38 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Apple unveiled iOS 6, Microsoft showed off it’s Windows 8 tablets, and now it’s Google’s turn to show off it’s newest products. Starting Wednesday in San Francisco, the company will lay out it’s latest and (hopefully) greatest offerings.  There are several items that should be of great interest.  First, the Google-Nexus tablet.  A 7 inch, [...]


By Will765 On 20 Mar, 2012 At 11:46 AM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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The latest rumblings about Windows 8 have Microsoft wrapping up the finishing touches on the operating system by the end of summer 2012.  The release is now predicted for October, which would allow devices using the latest offering from the software giant to arrive in time for the holiday buying season.  Rumors are that about [...]


By Will765 On 14 Feb, 2012 At 12:14 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Us and European regulators have given the go ahead for Google to complete it’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility.  The 12.5 billion dollar(US) purchase will be Google’s single largest acquisition ever, as well as a giant leap into the manufacturing end of the business.  One key component of the deal will be Motorola’s 17,000 patents and [...]


By Will765 On 10 Feb, 2012 At 12:42 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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While Microsoft has been providing a lot of information about windows 8 in general, details about Windows On Arm(WOA) have been few and far between.  Most of what has been released pertains to the x86 version of windows 8.  However, in a blog post by Microsoft’s Windows head, Steven Sinofsky, there are finally some good nuggets [...]


By Will765 On 7 Feb, 2012 At 12:07 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments
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Assuming the Mayan doomsday prediction is wrong, what will the tablet landscape look like by the end of this year?  One thing for sure is that a lot of tablets, whether running iOS, android, or Windows 8 will be sold.  Most estimates put the number around 125 million or so for the year.  With Apple set to [...]


By Will765 On 25 Jan, 2012 At 12:19 PM | Categorized As News | With 0 Comments
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Reporting profits from the last quarter, Apple made an astounding 13.1 billion dollars in net income.  The per-share profit of $13.87 for the period was more than Apple earned in any full year before 2010.  This was double the profit reported for the previous quarter.  At that time, many Apple fans were holding out for the [...]