microsoft logo1The reality of the present economic crunch continues to hit the worldwide market, as Microsoft has just announced that they intend to lay off yet another group of employees. This move will be part of the planned cuts of 18,000 jobs which was first announced in July earlier this year, helping the company realigning its worldwide workforce.

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moto x appsMotorola has started to get back in the good books of many with their recent forays into the smartphone world, ranging from the two versions of the Moto G, not to mention a similar thing happening with the Moto X. In fact, Motorola has delivered a near stock Android experience that can be further enhanced through other apps which will be downloaded via the Play Store. This in turn would allow operating system software updates to be pushed out at a faster rate, and the same has applied to the Moto X (2014). While the Moto X (2014) is up for pre-order, Motorola has already introduced a quartet of apps for the handset in the Play Store.

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super smash bros 3dsThey say that having a killer game is perfect to help a particular company sell more of its consoles, and folks who have yet to jump aboard earlier on might just do that when they discover how great a particular title is. I suppose when it comes to the case of Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 3DS, it might help boost hardware sales simply because the slide pads on their 3DS were unable to withstand the rigors of some insane gaming. Having said that, in the first week of release in Japan alone, the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS title has sold over a million copies, making it a runaway success right from the get go.

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Talk to the hand, cause the face – it ain’t listenin’. Now that is a pretty bad ass way of trying to look and sound cool in one’s juvenile years, although a slight variation of the above would see the replacement of the word ‘hand’ with ‘nose’. Why so, you ask? Well, NOSE is an invention by a 16-year old which is able to translate outgoing breathes into Morse code – pretty nifty if you were to use it to let disabled people communicate with the rest of the world.

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volvo self driving 640x426When one talks about a self driving vehicle these days, it does not seem to elicit much excitement, as it sounds as though everyone has already started to dip their respective fingers into a potentially lucrative “cookie jar”, so to speak. Having said that, here we are with the great state of California issuing permits to those in the industry who would want to test out self-driving cars. In other words, manufacturers are required to obtain a special kind of testing permit as well as show compliance with a range of safety and insurance requirements.

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fridge smsWhile we might think that surfing on our respective tablets and smartphones are more or less a given these days, do spare a thought for the many who live in areas where there is spotty or no 3G and LTE connectivity at all. Perhaps in such situations, something like the Cosmos browser for Android might be worth checking out – not only is it extremely affordable, it is also very handy in getting the job done.

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encore 2 writeWhen it comes to Windows-powered tablets, Toshiba looks to have picked up the slack with the recent announcement of the Toshiba Encore Mini, and while we have seen other upcoming devices such as the iBall Slide WQ32 and the Acer Iconia Tab 8W, here we are with yet another offering from Toshiba, where you will be able to get your hands on the Toshiba Encore 2 Write in due time.

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iconia tab 8w fccIt seems that we are starting to see and hear more Windows-powered tablets in recent days, what with the Toshiba Encore Mini as well as other brands from India like the iBall Slide WQ32. As for the Acer Iconia Tab 8W, this particular tablet happens to be an 8” device with a quad-core Intel Atom Bay Trail processor running underneath the hood. It will have Windows 8.1 as the operating system of choice, and it is tipped to hit the market later this November, where the main pulling factor about this particular tablet as at press time would be its selling price that has been slated for a mere $150, making it highly affordable to just about anyone who would want to make the jump into the tablet market.

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character name reclamationIt always pays to be prepared, and in this case, Blizzard has stepped forward to say that they will be working on freeing up long dormant character names in the past half a dozen years in order to make sure that when the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor expansion launches later this fall, there will be a wider range of names that gamers will be able to play around with.

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google logoIn life, we have learned to ask the right questions – and you will then be able to obtain the answers required to move on and perhaps get ahead. However, some questions should remain burning within the confines of your soul, and it should not escape your lips. One of such questions would be the one that Germany has just put forward, asking Internet search giant Google to reveal more about their search algorithm considering how Google already commands such a huge lead in the market.

Read full post →Germany To Google: Can We Know Your Search Engine Algorithm, Please?