- Reads from WWW
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates recently sat down with Steve Clayton, who writes for Microsoft's Technet blog, to share his thoughts on Windows 8 and what this new operating system means for the company.
Monday, 22 Oct 2012
We all know that the HTC J Butterfly smartphone, in all its 5-inch Super LCD 3, 440ppi glory, was recently unveiled in Japan. Now, Android Central has posted leaked images showing what is possibly a US/Verizon version of the J Butterfly called the HTC DLX (short for HTC Deluxe).
According to the New Scientist, data storage tapes are poised to make a comeback in a big manner. This stems from a growing need to storage large tranches of data in a cost-effective and power-efficient manner. Hence, ultra-dense tape drives are poised to replace traditional hard disk drives.
It looks like those getting Windows RT devices on October 26 will also be getting the final version of Office RT on the same day. According to Ars Technica, Microsoft is already delivering an update via Windows Update that will convert the pre-installed preview copy to the final version.
According to a recent report by The Korea Times, OLED TVs are unlikely to hit retail shelves anytime soon with rumors suggesting that manufacturing problems faced by the likes of LG and Samsung could delay the official launch of these highly anticipated TV sets till 2013.
The Next Web learns from a source with knowledge of Google's plans that a number of new devices and software enhancements are expected to be unveiled on 29 October.
Friday, 19 Oct 2012
80 years in print later, Newsweek will move to an all-digital format early 2013 and will ceased its print publication on the last day of the year due to the increasingly challenging print advertising environment and a growing online audience.
Linn Products' Managing Director, Gilad Tiefenbrun, has dismissed Neil Young's upcoming Pono project as "misguided". He also added how the project might risk fragmenting the music market and possibly delay the adoption of high-resolution formats by the wider music industry.
Intel is rumored to be working on the next generation of Atom processors that are targeted at powering micro servers. Dubbed Avoton, this upcoming system-on-a-chip (SoC) will be based on 22nm Silvermont architecture and feature up to eight cores that share 4MB of L2 cache (1MB per core).
Microsoft today announced quarterly revenue of US$16.01 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Operating income and net income for the quarter were US$5.31 billion and US$4.47 billion respectively.