04/04/2013, Earlier today, Facebook lifted the veil from its Facebook Home. It’s not a smartphone, but rather a new suite of apps that include Cover Feed which replaces the default lock screen application and allows users to access Facebook data more efficiently, with less friction, thus fulfilling Facebook’s goal of keeping people more connected. The demo above shows how Facebook Home runs on the new HTC First, the first smartphone to […]
04/04/2013, This morning we attended the launch of Facebook home, a new integration of Facebook deep inside the Android experience. Mark Zuckerberg and his team insisted on the fact that this is not a forking of Android and they are not going to build a new phone with a new operating system.. According to Facebook’s CEO, it all started around the idea that smartphones are now build around apps while […]
04/04/2013, After CeBIT in Germany, I went to Finland to meet a few of the very talented technology companies that this country has produced. In Helsinki, I met with Marc Dillon, CEO, Jolla, and one of the four co-founders of this startup which is building the next open source mobile OS, a.k.a. Sailfish. At MWC 2013, Jolla launched its Sailfish SDK that was made available for download at sailfish.org. According to […]
04/03/2013, Where Content Meets Business – Rapidly evolving technology, new content creators and distribution platforms have shifted the way media is created, distributed and consumed. Join influential leaders from publishing, advertising, media, finance and entertainment for a lively debate on where the business of content is headed. Some topics include: How Someone Else’s Algorithm is Affecting Your Bottom Line – The social web and user-generated content networks have spurred an explosion of […]
04/01/2013, In the latest round of April fools, a number of high-profile companies have worked hard to make us smile at the office. We’ve selected our favorite gags of the day (with a tech twist obviously!) and while Google gets a commendation for being very prolific, others have done great April Fools gags too, here are our favorites, in no particular order: Virgin Glass-Bottom Plane The title says it all, really, […]
03/28/2013, At GDC 2013, Intel has revealed some details of its 4th Gen Core Processors, including details about their upcoming graphics processors features (all Intel Core processor comes with a graphics processor or integrated GPU inside). Not surprisingly, DirectX 11.1 is supported, but what was not expected was that Intel actually extended upon the DX11 specifications to include two new features: Instant Access and PixelSync. Instant Access provides a more straightforward, […]
03/25/2013, Just like set top boxes, which are dedicated devices for streaming video content, the Chromebook is a dedicated web browsing appliance. It is an inexpensive piece of hardware, running on a free Operating System, with free software and updates (OS, firmware and drivers), troubleshooting free, anti-virus and anti-malware proof and you cannot “mess it up”, even if you wanted to. Now, assuming, somehow, it was “broken”, it could be restored […]
03/22/2013, HP Envy X2 Review | This complete review of the Envy X2 tablet/laptop transformable covers the most important aspects, including ergonomics, performance, and battery life.
03/19/2013, “The Cloud: is a term that most people have heard of, and many of us use cloud services daily. However, it’s fair to say many others are still using computing the old-fashion way. At times, it may sound like a marketing gimmick, but “cloud computing” is real and it can bring real value to just about everyone who has an internet connection whether it is on a computer, mobile devices […]
03/13/2013, Put Data to Work – Learn how to make the most of the data revolution at Structure:Data. Join 700 of most senior big data thinkers, practitioners and technologists and hear 60+ of the smartest data minds around as they share how they are planning for the future, building DaaP, improving management and infrastructure, taking advantage of the latest trends and using human intelligence to improve and scale machine learning. Some […]
03/07/2013, LG Optimus G Pro Review | this complete review of the LG Optimus Pro covers every important aspect of this smartphone: performance, design, ergonomics and apps.
03/07/2013, [Updated Mar. 8, 2013 @ 11:03 a.m. ET: We noticed an number of our benchmark tests were a little funny, so we ran them again and found there was a big enough difference to change our opinion of the UltraTouch a bit. In our effort to deliver the most honest review possible, we have edited parts of our original review in order to reflect this change.] The Samsung Series 5 […]
03/05/2013, [CeBIT 2013] For people who live in industrial and developed countries, access to clean water is never really an issue and we tend to forget that a huge number of people on this planet do not enjoy that type of access. Consequently, according to water.org, over 3.4 million humans die each year from a water related disease. Today at CeBIT, I met with Martin Wesian, founder and CEO, Helioz, the […]
03/04/2013, Sony XPERIA Z Review | This complete review of the Sony XPERIA Z covers the most important aspects of this smartphone, from the design, to the multimedia and photographic capabilities to the hardware performance.