Microsoft is hoping that Monday’s release of its latest version of its Surface tablet will finally crack open the tablet market. So far sales of the Surface RT and Pro have been, well, abysmal. For a company that has one of the highest profiles in the computer market, it can’t seem to come up with a winning formula for its tablets.
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JAXA successfully uses two person command center and artificial intelligence for commercial rocket launch
The Goodyear blimp is synonymous with major sports and events such as “The World Cup, The Olympics, The Indianapolis 500, the Kentucky Derby, the Super Bowl and World Series games, the Rose Bowl and parade, the America’s Cup yacht races; the U.S. Open and PGA for Golf”. Beginning next year those ubiquitous blimps will be replaced by zeppelins.
How many more teachers can a school district hire if the price for its tablets is $199 vs. $678? That has to be the question that the Los Angeles school district teachers union president is asking the school board. The same school board that is paying $30 million for 31,000 iPads for teachers and students.
According to an Italian notebook blog, the next generation Nexus 7 is on its way. The actual date of the tablets release is unknown but we do have a bit of information about its specs.
If you get vertigo riding in the glass elevators at your local fancy hotel, you might want to stop reading now. Hotels and skyscrapers in general are about to get a lot taller. A new type of elevator cable means that a elevators can safely and easily travel one kilometer (3281 feet) high with a central elevator shaft.
Microsoft wants teachers to know that it is serious about education. That is why the company has decided to give Surface RT tablets to 10,000 attendees at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference this June. There will be workshops and sessions provided by Microsoft to showcase using the tablets in the classroom.
As Stephen King wrote in Firestarter,“No one likes to see a government folder with his name on it.” Good news, now that most agencies have at least gone partially paperless, you won’t see a physical folder with your name, but that doesn’t mean that in the bowels of the NSA there isn’t digital data with your name and information on it. That seems to be the gist of all of the headlines over the past few days. The US and UK governments have been collecting data on us for several years and yes it is disturbing.
Google is certainly concentrating on improving Gmail. The company has introduced a number of improvements over the last few months. The latest innovation is a variation on the Gmail Priority Inbox that got mixed reviews. This time, Gmail will have tabs that allow you to attack your email by importance.
This has been a busy spring with Google shuttering some services while updating others. One service that has been updated is Google Drive, which combines Google’s online office programs and storage options. The look and functionality have both seen welcome upgrades that can be found in the Android app and Drive for PC. Drive for iPhone and iPad will see the updates soon.
Google has created more than just a messaging app in Hangouts. The company created a unified platform for free group video chats, photo sharing, and text and video messaging. It works across all Google platforms so that you can use it on your computer through Google+, and on your Android mobile phone and tablet through downloadable apps.
Detroit and Michigan are experiencing a Chinese invasion. Chinese car companies are opening offices in Detroit and hiring laid off American auto engineers. Meanwhile other Chinese businesses are buying up land to create economic zones and cities within Michigan.