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Head of Nvidia Delighted About Microsoft Surface, But Will Give More Attention to Local Brands
Head of Nvidia Delighted About Microsoft Surface, But Will Give More Attention to Local Brands
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The company that brought Apple-style elegance to the lowly home thermostat is attempting to do the same for the common smoke detector. Nest Labs, founded by Apple emigres Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, on Tuesday announced Nest Protect, a ...
The company that brought Apple-style elegance to the lowly home thermostat is attempting to do the same for the common smoke detector. Nest Labs, founded by Apple emigres Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, on Tuesday announced Nest Protect, a $129 combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector with more smarts than others in the market. "Everyone has smoke detectors in their home -- it's the law-- but their user interfaces are so horrible that you usually don't even know if it's working," Rogers explained.
34 minutes ago
The Multipath Router -- a project seeking crowdfunding on Indiegogo -- could change the way we connect to the Internet. Remember when Internet service was delivered to the home and workplace through copper voice phone lines terminating i...
The Multipath Router -- a project seeking crowdfunding on Indiegogo -- could change the way we connect to the Internet. Remember when Internet service was delivered to the home and workplace through copper voice phone lines terminating in a squeaking analog modem? Speeds using that clunky old system were restricted to a lethargic 56,000 baud, or 56 kbps -- slow, in other words. Compare that to today's generally defined acceptable broadband minimum of 2 Mbps -- the equivalent of 2,000 kbps.
34 minutes ago
The PC market continues to fall spectacularly, seeing the sixth consecutive quarter of declining worldwide shipments as well as the lowest back-to-school quarter since 2008. Worldwide PC shipments dropped to 80.3 million units in the thi...
The PC market continues to fall spectacularly, seeing the sixth consecutive quarter of declining worldwide shipments as well as the lowest back-to-school quarter since 2008. Worldwide PC shipments dropped to 80.3 million units in the third quarter of 2013, an 8.6 percent decrease from the same period last year. While Lenovo, HP, and Dell managed to grow their respective shares, this was not enough to offset the losses seen by Acer, Asus, and the rest of the market: More to follow.
34 minutes ago
LaCie and Porsche Design have teamed up to build the new USB Key — an ultra-portable device with up to 32GB of storage and USB 3.0 speed which also serves as a stylish accessory.
LaCie and Porsche Design have teamed up to build the new USB Key — an ultra-portable device with up to 32GB of storage and USB 3.0 speed which also serves as a stylish accessory.
35 minutes ago
Foursquare back in August launched real-time recommendations on Android, and now the feature is making its way to the iPhone as well.
Foursquare back in August launched real-time recommendations on Android, and now the feature is making its way to the iPhone as well.
35 minutes ago
Google today rolled out updated search results with more details about TV shows.
Google today rolled out updated search results with more details about TV shows.
35 minutes ago
An upcoming book on the history of Twitter by Nick Bilton has uncovered a number of secrets surrounding the microblogging platform. Among them is the fact that Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Ballmer and Al Gore all tried to purchase Twitter duri...
An upcoming book on the history of Twitter by Nick Bilton has uncovered a number of secrets surrounding the microblogging platform. Among them is the fact that Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Ballmer and Al Gore all tried to purchase Twitter during the company’s rise to fame.
42 minutes ago
Ballmer has re-ignited anticipation for an iPad version of the Microsoft Office suite. Don’t get too excited yet, though. Ballmer told an audience at a Gartner event in Florida that the iPad version won’t come until after a touch-first v...
Ballmer has re-ignited anticipation for an iPad version of the Microsoft Office suite. Don’t get too excited yet, though. Ballmer told an audience at a Gartner event in Florida that the iPad version won’t come until after a touch-first version is developed for Windows. My first reaction to the news was to shake my head and wonder if Microsoft is still stubbornly clinging to the idea that it can drive sales of Windows mobile devices by holding Microsoft Office hostage. As Microsoft has struggled to compete with iOS and Android, many have suggested that it would be foolish of Microsoft to offer Office on competing platforms because it would take away Microsoft’s only “carrot” for luring people to its own mobile devices. Ballmer promises an iPad version of Microsoft Office is coming ... eventually. Well, that carrot has been dangled, and nobody is biting. As popular and dominant as the Microsoft Office applications may be among productivity software rivals, the fact is that Windows Phone and Windows tablets have included Microsoft Office and they’re still floundering. Any expectation that Microsoft Office will drive sales has apparently failed. That isn’t to say that Microsoft Office itself is to blame, though. It remains the default productivity suite for businesses and consumers, and the demand is there (albeit waning as time goes by) on competing mobile platforms. It’s just that there are suitable alternative apps available, and Microsoft Office itself is not enough to sway someone to Microsoft mobile devices. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
about 1 hour ago
Aiming at budget laptops, Intel has started shipping new Pentium and Celeron processors based on the Haswell microarchitecture.The Pentium and Celeron chips are stripped-down versions of fourth-generation Core processors, which are used ...
Aiming at budget laptops, Intel has started shipping new Pentium and Celeron processors based on the Haswell microarchitecture.The Pentium and Celeron chips are stripped-down versions of fourth-generation Core processors, which are used in ultrabooks and more expensive laptops. Intel is providing a range of chips for laptops at different prices, and the Celeron chips are expected to be used in low-cost Chromebooks with Google's Chrome OS.The new chips continue Intel's efforts to sell Pentium and Celeron chips based on Core architecture. Intel in June said that future Pentium and Celeron chips would be based on the same architecture used in the latest Atom tablet chips, code-named Bay Trail. However, Haswell provides better performance, and previous Pentium and Celeron chips based on Core architecture have sold well.However, the company still plans to launch Pentium and Celeron chips based on Bay Trail for low-cost desktops and laptops.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
about 1 hour ago