radical departure

radical departure

Microsoft Previews New JavaScript-Like Programming Language TypeScript

IBM prepares for end of process shrinks with carbon nanotube transistors

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Carbon nanotubes sit on top of features etched in silicon. IBM Research The shrinking size of features on modern processors is slowly approaching a limit where the wiring on chips will only be a few atoms across. As this point approaches, both making these features and controlling the flow...
IBM prepares for end of process shrinks with carbon nanotube transistors

Will the Kalq keyboard finally spell the end for qwerty?

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Researchers at the University of St Andrews have developed a split-screen keyboard that they claim can increase typing speeds for touchscreen users. Will it get the thumbs up?Since the arrival of touchscreen tablets, our opposable thumbs have evolved to a whole new level of refinement. It has become second nature...
Will the Kalq keyboard finally spell the end for qwerty?

Football Manager 2013 - review

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PC and Mac; £29.99; 3+; SegaAnother year goes by, and so, another release of Football Manager to review. Describe the new features, add in a little colour about how addictive it is, name-drop Tonton Zola Mokouko - job done.Sadly, I'm not going to be able to use the tried-and-tested formula...
Football Manager 2013 - review

With "Lillyhammer" Netflix Wants To Destroy Traditional TV, Get You "Hooked" On All-At-Once Watching

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There was no premiere episode. And not much fanfare. Monday morning the show went online, its entire first series watchable in one sitting. What is Netflix thinking?If a show debuts without a premiere, will anyone watch it? That's the multi-million-dollar koan Netflix is looking to answer. And fast.Earlier this week...
With "Lillyhammer" Netflix Wants To Destroy Traditional TV, Get You "Hooked" On All-At-Once Watching

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: 'I want women to be paid more'

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When the Facebook boss spoke out about the challenges faced by women in business, she was told it would end her career. Then she wrote a book, Lean In, advising women how to succeed, and was savaged by feminists. But she is undauntedIt took Sheryl Sandberg a long time -...
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: 'I want women to be paid more'

Facebook's New, Entirely Social Ads Will Recreate Marketing

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Leaked documents show Facebook making a radical departure from traditional online display advertising into a world where ads are conversations and brands automatically tell you which of your friends is already on their side.Facebook appears ready to launch a new set of premium ad units, and, based on a review...
Facebook's New, Entirely Social Ads Will Recreate Marketing

With Jony Ive working on interface design, Apple hardware and software teams further collaborating

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The Wall Street Journal has profiled some of the work between hardware and software teams within Apple since Jony Ive has taken on software interface responsibilities. According to the profile, Apple’s software design team is being briefed earlier on hardware specifics than ever before. That dynamic is changing, according to the...
With Jony Ive working on interface design, Apple hardware and software teams further collaborating

Call of Duty: Black Ops II - preview

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The sequel to the 23m-selling mega-hit might just live up to the enormous hypeThe hype is hard to believe. This game, says the hype, is going to be one of the all-time great things. Right up there in the top 10, ever. Maybe just behind the multiple orgasm, but somewhere...
Call of Duty: Black Ops II - preview
Where can the iPod nano go from here?
WikiLeaks To World: We're Still Relevant -- Really!

Is Windows 8 off to a weaker start than Windows 7?

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Microsoft is spending big-time bucks to get the word out about Windows 8 (reportedly to the tune of $1.5 billion). But are folks buying it? A report out from Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrot seems to indicate things aren’t going that great, with Thurrot citing unnamed sources at the company who...
Is Windows 8 off to a weaker start than Windows 7?

NYTimes OpEd Explains Why Infringement Isn't Theft

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We've argued for years that it's absolutely improper to call infringement "theft." Some, of course, have insisted that since copyright is so obviously "property", it's fine to call infringement theft. However, in a rather brilliant OpEd piece in the NY Times, law professor Stuart Green not only demolishes the "infringement...
NYTimes OpEd Explains Why Infringement Isn't Theft

Chevy adopts a bring-your-own-maps approach to navigation

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Chevrolet is making a radical departure from its approach to turn-by-turn navigation services. After using parent company’s General Motors’ OnStar service since its inception, Chevy is offering a competing alternative in its Sonic and Spark automobile lines. Called BringGo, it’s an integrated smartphone-dashboard system – Chevy’s first attempt at a...
Chevy adopts a bring-your-own-maps approach to navigation

Acer's CEO Slams Microsoft's Tablet: 'I Don't Think It Will Be Successful' (MSFT)

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Acer, the world's fourth largest PC maker, has dismissed Microsoft's chances of becoming a rival to Apple by building its own devices and urged its software partner to focus on its new operating system instead. Microsoft announced on Monday that it would design and sell its own "Surface" tablets to...
Acer's CEO Slams Microsoft's Tablet: 'I Don't Think It Will Be Successful' (MSFT)

Windows 8's 2013 Enterprise Report Card: It Ain't No "A"

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An estimated 40 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold by Microsoft as of mid December. But it is not clear how many of those licenses will show up in the enterprise vs. the consumer market  (or even whether those licenses represent actual user numbers). With a radical departure in...
Windows 8's 2013 Enterprise Report Card: It Ain't No "A"
If These 5 People Who Tried Windows 8 Are Normal, Microsoft Has A Big Problem On Its Hands
iPad launch draws fans and protesters across the U.S. (gallery)
Big Tech: 1995, When CD-ROMs and Microsoft Ruled

Windows 8 to go on sale in October

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Updated operating system featuring 'Metro' interface likely to be available as a downloadWindows 8 will be "released to manufacturing" in the first week of August, and will move to "general availability" for everyone by the end of October, Microsoft has announced.Speaking at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in the US, Tami...
Windows 8 to go on sale in October

OUYA to get OnLive gameplay at launch, console's full controller gets pictured

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Some happy news for the many who've already plunked down their hard earned cash on OUYA -- the Android-based gaming console will be getting streaming gaming courtesy of the folks at OnLive. The prospective console maker broke the news on its Kickstarter page, noting that the experience will also...
OUYA to get OnLive gameplay at launch, console's full controller gets pictured
WordPress launches version 3.5, with new media-uploading tools
Images: Amazon.com wants to build a massive biosphere in Seattle (capable of housing mature trees)

How design will make or break your mobile company in 2012

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Design. Rarely has a single force so utterly dominated economic enterprise. Design is literally “everything.” We’re talking about the mobile industry, of course, where trillions of dollars of market value have been created in the past five years. Smartphones, tablets and mobile services are being devoured by consumers — but...
How design will make or break your mobile company in 2012
Why The Entire TV Industry Will Be Watching Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Gamble
Bold and beautiful, Google+ for iPhone begs to be touched
Hatch for iPhone: a Tamagotchi pet for the 'Tiny Wings' era
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