Apple outgrows PC industry 4.5 years straight

At the Apple Special Media Event this past week, the Apple slogan was “Back to the Mac”. We found out that the Mac makes up 33% of Apple’s revenue stream which is equal to $22B. If Apple spun the Mac division off, the Mac division would instantly rank as a Fortune 110 company. Last year,… Continue reading Apple outgrows PC industry 4.5 years straight

Kinect Can Finally See Lazy Gamers

Eurogamer reports that Microsoft fixed a major Kinect implementation issue by allowing Kinect to recognize players who are seated. The method Microsoft used to create skeletal models in the software set the base node at the bottom of the spine. When people were seated with knees in front of their pelvis, Kinect got confused. Microsoft… Continue reading Kinect Can Finally See Lazy Gamers

Web Browsers Benchmarked

Ars Technica performed a battery of tests with modern browsers. All tests were run on the latest stable and the recent nightly build of each browser. The tests included SunSpider JavaScript Benchmark to measure JavaScript performance, V8 Benchmark Suite which is developed by Google, Nontroppo General Browser Load-Time Test and the Peacekeeper: The Browser Benchmark.… Continue reading Web Browsers Benchmarked

Microsoft shows off Street Slide, trumps Google’s Street View

I don’t know about you, but I use Google’s Street View option in Google Maps all the time. ┬áIt is just one of those completely ‘wow’ products that is also totally practical. Well guess who’s knocking on the ‘wow’ door of street level imaging? Microsoft. They just showed off their new Street Slide (hmm… nice… Continue reading Microsoft shows off Street Slide, trumps Google’s Street View

6 Funniest Customer Calls Ever

I was re-introduced to my favorite call center conversation a day or two ago and thought I’d compile half a dozen of my favorite customer support/complaint/sales calls in one place. Most of these videos are not suitable for work or to be watched around kids without ear muffs. Let the countdown start with a Dell… Continue reading 6 Funniest Customer Calls Ever

Microsoft’s Project Natal Released as Kinect

Project Natal has been released as Microsoft Kinect with fanfare today. The black Kinect sensor plugs directly into the Xbox 360 and contains a camera, audio sensors and motion-sensing technology that tracks 48 points of movement on the human body and includes the ability to recognize faces and voices and is billed as Microsoft’s “Controller… Continue reading Microsoft’s Project Natal Released as Kinect

HP says no to Windows 7 slates

HP has decided to nuke its plan to create a Windows 7-based tablet computer (or ‘slate’ as the new term being thrown around for devices in this form factor). This really indicates they’re serious about putting Palm’s webOS onto these devices, and of course, saving themselves some money in the process. via Techcrunch

Microsoft makes patch for Windows 7 to run WinXP Mode without special hardware

Here’s a good piece of news for those of you running Windows 7 or worried about migrating to it. Microsoft has just put out a patch so you can run apps in Win7 Pro’s XP Mode without specialized hardware. Prior to this patch, Win7’s XP mode needed a PC with hardware-assisted virtualization. Of course, most… Continue reading Microsoft makes patch for Windows 7 to run WinXP Mode without special hardware

Microsoft’s Bing team giving away free WiFi service in exchange for searching

I’ve spent my own share of time criticizing Microsoft for their buggy software and unethical business practices, but I’ve got to give them kudos for this move. They are exchanging free (1-time use) WiFi service for just a single search on Bing, their new search engine. Pretty smart. The goal is to get more people… Continue reading Microsoft’s Bing team giving away free WiFi service in exchange for searching