The Power Of Deduction

Yesterday, I was reading about the upcoming move of Best Buy to reduce the size of its stores and move into the mobile marketplace. I’m not exactly certain what is meant by the mobile marketplace, as the only mobile marketplaces I have ever been familiar with are those who work the various swap meets – …

Does Microsoft Have Its Own Tick-Tock Strategy?

The followers of technology are fully aware that computer chip giant Intel has a strategy for its processors, which they describe as Tick-Tock. In short, it is a biennial plan where in the Tick, the process size is taken down a notch, yielding faster processors which use less energy, and the Tock is the next…

Comcast 105 Megabit Service – Is It Worth It?

The news has come that Comcast wants to be the big boy on the block, with offerings of the fastest service for general use, at 105 megabits per second, called Xfinity (no one said they were good at naming conventions). That is very fast indeed, and makes things very quick for those that have the…

Native HTML5, And Other Microsoft B(asic) S(trategies)

Microsoft can say pretty much whatever they wish when it comes to Windows operating system technologies, because no one else produces a Windows workalike operating system. When it comes to browser technology, however, they should stick to things they can defend completely or explain with little trouble. When one of the chief purveyors of the…

Land Of The Lost – The 23” Tablet Computer

Sometimes the ability to be amazed is the thing you miss most when you work with things for any length of time. The many things which come from the (fertile?)  minds of the developers of computer hardware is an area where I thought I could no longer be surprised. I was totally wrong. This morning…