Okay, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t totally addicted to Flappy Bird. I’m talking Flappy Bird practice sessions at every work lunch hour, and if a coworker even tries to talk to me, you bet they’re getting a death stare (after my game ends, of course). However, every time I boot up my Flappy Bird, I think to myself, “I wish there were things I could change.”
The Bitcoin world is trying not to panic at the news popular Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox has abruptly disappeared. Two weeks ago they halted withdrawals due to what they called “technical issues” regarding suspicious activity. Then on Sunday the company’s CEO Mark Karpeles quit the board of the Bitcoin foundation and all of Mt. Gox’s tweets were deleted.
For computers part of a class that should rely primarily on affordability, Chromebooks are pretty expensive nowadays. Look at HP’s 11 incher. Amazon and Best Buy both charge $279 in a non-LTE flavor, offering just 2 GB RAM, a 16 GB SSD and 6-hour battery as part of the deal. Also, a tiny, low-res 11.6-inch 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution display.
Not bothered in any way by how everyone anticipated this year’s Mobile World Congress to be Samsung and Sony’s show, Alcatel keeps on trickling out budget-friendly Android devices during major tech expos, hoping they’ll score some exposure and bolster their still frail reputation.
Most people like to accessorize and show off their style and unique persona. Everything from what we wear, where we shop, and even what we eat can say a little something about each of us. All this is perfectly fine and safe for most day-to-day activities. But when it comes to our digital devices – smartphones specifically – personalization can lead to trouble.
Anybody looking for one or two new business-oriented Windows 8.1 tablets? Maybe something with not the greatest, sturdiest build in the world, but a little less affordable than conventional gadgets targeted at enterprise users? HP has you covered.
Sony has just brought to light a crackerjack of an Android tablet alongside the first-rate Xperia Z2 smartphone, gloating on the Mobile World Congress stage in Barcelona mostly about its anorexic looks. In fact, the Japanese claim the Xperia Z2 Tablet is the world’s slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet with an 8-inch or above display size.
Poor Huawei. They made fools of themselves when trying to mock Samsung and Apple in their buildup to next week’s Mobile World Congress, and now the devices they intended to “amaze the world” with have leaked all over the interwebs.
Bulky laptops and netbooks may be passe and Ultrabooks are now the norm in portable computers but we can’t deny the fact that convertible laptops are more attractive.
Not too long ago, Microsoft confirmed they are rebranding the SkyDrive and it will be known as OneDrive. Recently, the Redmond-based company took the wraps off of their new service, and it’s now available for the general public. For those of you who don’t know, it’s still the same as Skydrive and gives users the ability to store their files in the cloud and access them from any device, anywhere.
What do you get when you pair a leader of stylish bags/cases with a company known for high-end PC and laptop gaming systems? A lot of awesome, that’s what.
Although there have been many new products to hit the shelves, and with more on the horizon, certain categories are showing some age. Portable speakers and mobile accessories are a couple of examples.