Technology may help to make our lives easier, but the easier things get, the more we depend on gizmos to do things for us. The following list looks at technologies most of us rely on without question, that aggravate us to no end but that we can’t seem to do without.
With lighting fast connections, VPS hosting, CGI animation and more, computer technology has certainly come a long way in only a few decades. And though we may like to complain about failed OSes and hardware, looking back at some of these often hilarious computer commercials from the 1970′s and 80′s really goes to show how far we’ve really come.
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With the plethora of tech-related podcasts out there, deciding which ones to subscribe to can be nothing short of overwhelming. So, in order to help ease your decision-making process, here is a list of some of the top geek-friendly podcasts, with the most recent news on tech innovations, sharepoint hosting, Web 2.0 and gaming among many other hot tech topics.
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According to a report by the New York Times, Google has teamed up with Sony, Intel and Logitech to develop a set-top box which will basically be a TV with a built in computer that uses Intel chips and runs Google’s Android OS. The platform aims to “seamlessly integrate web content onto TVs, bringing services like Twitter and sites like YouTube, in addition to games, web apps, and, of course, Google’s search, to the big screen”. It seems that dominating the computer world wasn’t all they had in mind and Google TV is a project that has been underway for several months now.
Microsoft will very soon be launching the KIN phone, a Windows-based feature phone geared mainly towards young users, offering a highly integrated social networking and multimedia experience. (Essentially, this will be an ideal phone for people always on Facebook and Twitter.) The two KIN handsets (KIN ONE and KIN TWO) will go on sale in the US in May, however no price has yet been revealed.
Not only has the Internet affected our personal lives in fundamental ways but its also affected businesses as well. Changing the way we communicate, research, manage clients with an online CRM, shop and are entertained, the Internet is increasingly becoming a way of life and businesses have little choice but to improve their web-savvy or get KO-ed by online industries. Here are some of the industries being hit particularly hard by the world wide web.
The future holds some very innovative and exciting new prospects in terms computer and tech design concepts. Here are 10 we hope we can get our hands on one day soon!
On April 7th, SherWeb’s Matthew Cassar and Pierre-Olivier Descoteaux will explain all there is to know about cloud computing, showing its numerous benefits. The conference, which will be held at the Hotel Le Président in Sherbrooke, Québec, will be followed by a testimony from the firm Pro-Gestion, one of SherWeb’s collaborators.
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In the spirit of the 2010 Vancouver Paralympic games taking place this March, we wanted to take a closer look at some of the astounding tech advancements that are enabling parathletes to compete and perform at their optimum. Paralymics bring together athletes from around the world, not only showcasing their talent but also the best in sports technology.
The Paralympics began just a little after World War II, owing its existence to an English doctor named Sir Ludwig Guttman, who advocated the use of sports as therapy for those wounded and injured in the war. For decades, only wheelchair athletes were invited to compete. It wouldn’t be until 1976, the year of the Montreal Olympics, that the Paralympics would begin to include athletes from other disability groups as well. Read more »
And the Crowd Goes Wild!
Microsoft unveiled the next generation of Windows Phones this past Monday at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress show, unleashing what Engadget claims is potentially the greatest phone operating system: the Windows Phone 7 series. Based on the Windows CE 6 kernel, it is said to be the most groundbreaking phone since the iPhone. With finger-based touchscreen input and deep social networking integration, you get live friend updates from social media sites like Facebook and Windows Live, you can post your status once and update all, plus it has expansive Zune and Xbox components. With a focus on being more consumer-oriented than its predecessor Windows mobile, the Windows Phone 7 is exactly what a Microsoft phone should be.
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