30th Birthday Of The IBM PC

30th Birthday Of The IBM PC

Friday is the 30th anniversary of the PC, but executives who helped develop and advance the groundbreaking technology have different opinions on its future, the IBM 5150 personal computer made its debut in New York City on August 12, 1981. IBM PC was the first machine to run a Microsoft operating system (the recently acquired PC-DOS) on an Intel processor (the 4.77MHz 8088) and inspired countless clones, which cost $1,565, was cheap enough to become a serious commercial success and spawned an entire cottage industry of machines that touted their IBM-PC compatibility. The company goes on to tout its vision of the future, claiming that it will soon make all things plain at its upcoming BUILD conference and Microsoft has so hyped that event that if it fails to be the perfect conference of all time, even by a hair, it will be deemed a flop………………

By On August 13, 2011 2 Responses
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HTC Bought Dashwire For User Data Backup Service

HTC Bought Dashwire For User Data Backup Service

HTC purchases DashwireHTC has announced the purchase of Dashwire, a Seattle-based company that provides cloud services for Android, Windows Mobile, and Symbian smartphones and the purchase ould be worth as much as $18.5 million, which is said to strengthen HTC’s cloud services, but could also provide much-needed patents to the Taiwanese company. Dashwire’s technology will make its way to the company’s HTCSense.com cloud service and Dashwire is paying Intellectual Ventures for access to patents that it can use to defend itself from further patent litigation…………..

By On August 8, 2011 Respond
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Microsoft Rejects Dolby From Windows 8

Microsoft Rejects Dolby From Windows 8

Dolby Labs has recently reported during in the post-earnings conference call with investors that Dolby Technologies won’t be included in next version of Windows 8 and Microsoft had included support for Dolby Digital Plus directly into Windows 7, the present version of its flagship operating system. The move may be due to the rise of cloud software and streamed movies such that DVD playback technologies are simply too expensive to license………..

By On August 7, 2011 Respond
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Microsoft Windows XP Market Share Drops Down Below 50%

Microsoft Windows XP Market Share Drops Down Below 50%

Windows XP finally dips below 50 per cent mark and has been slowly losing momentum duringeach month since Windows 7’s release. The aging OS has been shedding market share each month over the past few years, touching 62 percent a year ago and 51 percent in June before its latest dip in July. Microsoft said it will cut support for Windows XP in another three years and they are trying to persuade users to switch to Windows 7 before then…………..

By On August 3, 2011 1 Response
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Ford SYNC Systems Become More Affordable By Drops Price Of $100

Ford SYNC Systems Become More Affordable By Drops Price Of $100

Ford reduce SYNC systems to base trim levels, right now it’s drops from $395 to $295. By this $100 Drops Price of SYNC become more affordable and available to all. SYNC will now be available as optional equipment on base trim levels, marking broader availability and more choice for customers starting with its 2012 Edge and Explorer models. SYNC has been installed already on more than 3 million vehicles since its debut in 2007. Ford plans to roll out the system across its entire lineup in three years time, bringing the 2013 Ford Taurus, Focus, Escape and Flex into the fold. Checkout more details in the press release bellow.

By On August 1, 2011 Respond
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Microsoft Has To Pay $70M To Alcatel-Lucent For Patent Infringement Claim Back In 2003

Microsoft Has To Pay $70M To Alcatel-Lucent For Patent Infringement Claim Back In 2003

Microsoft has been ordered to pay US$70 million to networking vendor Alcatel-Lucent in a years-old patent dispute that at one time could have cost Microsoft $1.5 billion and the suit was brought by Lucent in 2003, before it merged with Alcatel. The patent was originally applied for by engineers at AT&T, covers a method of entering information into fields on a computer screen without using a keyboard and an earlier trial involving the same parties found Microsoft guilty of infringing on that patent in the company’s Outlook e-mail software, Windows Mobile, and Microsoft Money…………….

By On July 31, 2011 Respond
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Apple Top In Global Smartphone Market, Samsung 2nd, Noika 3rd

Apple Top In Global Smartphone Market, Samsung 2nd, Noika 3rd

Apple has found itself at the top of the list of the world’s leading smartphone vendors and Apple is the became the largest smartphone vendor in terms of revenue and profits during the second quarter of 2011. Apple recently topped another list as well as it was named the number one maker for smartphones in June within the United States and IDC said the feature phone forecast isn’t expected to be any rosier in the future and the shipment growth of feature phones won ‘t exceed 1.1 percent in the coming years……………….

By On July 30, 2011 Respond
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Google Purchased 1K Patents From IBM To Save Android From Apple

Google Purchased 1K Patents From IBM To Save Android From Apple

Google has purchased more than 1,000 patents from IBM in an effort to build up its intellectual property portfolio and possibly with an eye to fending off the increasing number of IP lawsuits the search giant faces from competitors such as Microsoft. The new purchase boosts Google’s intellectual property portfolio which currently has just 700 patents and the loss of Nortel patents was a big blow to Google as the search engine was willing to pay any price to beef up its bank of patents. IBM has just enough patents to give Google some ammunition to fend off lawsuits and Google can buy enough patents to put the lawsuit genie back in the bottle………….

By On July 30, 2011 Respond
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New PS3 HQ Mode Enables Bluetooth Headset

New PS3 HQ Mode Enables Bluetooth Headset

The Official Bluetooth Headset for the PlayStation 3 from Sony will keep you looking stylish whether you are barking orders at your teammates or chatting with your mother on the phone. Thanks to Bluetooth support, the headset will do double-duty, working with both the PS3 and Bluetooth-enabled phones.

By On July 27, 2011 Respond
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Fujitsu Toshiba Brings IS12T, Japan’s First Windows Phone 7 Device

Fujitsu Toshiba Brings IS12T, Japan’s First Windows Phone 7 Device

Fujitsu Toshiba just announces IS12T smartphone. And we must say that Japanese are the luckiest as Japan’s first Windows Phone 7 device going to hits their smartphone market. According to Microsoft prez Yasuyuki Higuchi, the world’s first Mango handset.

By On July 27, 2011 Respond
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A Bay Village Sued Microsoft For Infringing Kinect Motion-Sensing Video Game Controller

A Bay Village Sued Microsoft For Infringing Kinect Motion-Sensing Video Game Controller

Microsoft is being sued by an Ohio-based company called Impulse Technology for allegedly infringing on its patents with the rapidly selling Kinect motion-sensing video game controller and filed suit claimed that the controller-free motion tracking violates its patents for System and method for tracking and assessing movement skills in multidimensional space. The company claims that Microsoft is willfully infringing on these patents and although this will be an interesting piece of news to watch, because other companies have also invested in motion- and position-detecting technologies in gaming and other applications…………..

By On July 24, 2011 Respond
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Four More Characters Coming In The Upcoming Street Figher X Tekken

Four More Characters Coming In The Upcoming Street Figher X Tekken

Capcom announced that in the next crossover fighting game Street Fighter X Tekken, four more characters have been lined up to be featured. The four characters are British boxer Steve, Yoshimitsu, Dhalsim and Poison. Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono slowly revealing about the project Street Fighter X Tekken. He also confirmed that some improvement actions […]

By On July 23, 2011 Respond
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Star Wars Kinect Xbox 360 Bundle

Star Wars Kinect Xbox 360 Bundle

Microsoft reveals Droid-themed Xbox 360 bundle for Star Wars Kinect and this R2D2-style Xbox 360 Kinect bundle rolling out for Kinect Star Wars. This Xbox 360 bundle includes a 320GB hard drive and both the Star Wars Kinect and Kinect Adventures games. The bundle will be out this fall and available for pre-orders for the $449………….

By On July 22, 2011 Respond
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Mad Catz Gears Of War 3 Audio Products

Mad Catz Gears Of War 3 Audio Products

Mad catz announced that they will be bringing out licensed Gears of War 3 audio gear for Xbox 360 and the audio gear is set to be released at the same time the game comes out, later in Winter. Mad Catz has you covered with a trio licensed goodies, including a throat communicator, a stereo gaming headset and a 7.1 surround sound headset and the special edition of the surround sound set is actually just a slightly updated version of the company’s Tritton AX720 headgear with a new decoder box and an extra two channels of sound…………..

By On July 22, 2011 Respond
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Amazon Instant Video Adds CBS TV Shows

Amazon Instant Video Adds CBS TV Shows

Amazon Prime Instant Video is adding CBS TV shows with including all of Star Trek and Amazon Prime customers will be able to instantly watch thousands of episodes from the CBS library at no additional cost to their membership. CBS content will be added to Amazon Instant Video is a streaming video service that offers customers more than 90,000 movies and the deal is interesting because it’s one of the first formal media partnerships for Amazon in content streaming……………

By On July 21, 2011 Respond
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