Archives for June 2012

Microsoft and Google Hint at a Future Built on Tablet Computers

Microsoft and Google have had some interesting announcements to make at their respective keynotes this month. In addition to introducing the world to the first Microsoft-produced Windows computer, Microsoft has made a bold statement in just how important the tablet market is to its long-term …continue reading

Google: Superhero or Spy?

When you think about Google, the face of Big Brother probably comes to mind. In his seminal work 1984, George Orwell created a vision of the future reflecting on the grim outlook people had in 1948. The renowned science fiction novel presents a globalized …continue reading

Nexus 7 Vs. Kindle Fire Vs. Nook Tablet

Google announced a slew of new products and updates to the Android operating system including the Nexus 7, a joint collaboration between Google and Asus. In addition to the new tablet, Google also introduced the world to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which includes a number …continue reading

Own a Kindle or Nook? Get Free E-books from Your Library

If you own a Nook or a Kindle device, it is expected that you can access every genre of written material from biographies to science fiction from your respective libraries. These libraries are at your fingertips when you visit the Barnes & Noble or Amazon …continue reading

Are You Antisocial if You Do Not Tweet?

Do we decide how to behave?

Maybe I have decided to be an antisocial misfit, or simply a stuck-in-the-rut, crusty old man. Today for the first time I logged onto my Facebook account and scrolled through a few interesting, and mostly uninteresting entries. Eons ago …continue reading

A Robot Has a 100% Win Rate at Rock-Paper-Scissors

Rock-paper-scissors has always been one of those games that you play with the notion in mind that the victor is the luckier of the two. A long-time settler of disputes, rock-paper-scissors has been the deciding factor in many impasses where two (or more) individuals felt …continue reading

Google Unveils $199 Quad-core Nexus 7 Android Tablet

Wednesday, Google announced a brand-new Android tablet that not only features Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but a quad-core Tegra 3 processor wrapped into a compact tablet that costs just $199.

So, what’s the twist? At 7″, the Nexus 7 is being promoted strictly as a …continue reading

How to Stop Annoying Google+ Event Email Notifications

Google announced a new feature to Google+ during the Google I/O keynote on Wednesday: Events. This is a clever addition to the Google+ service that allows you to schedule events that invitees can add to their Google Calendars and share photos with the rest of …continue reading

Android Ice Cream Sandwich: 10 Tips, Tricks, and New Features

There has been a lot of talk around the Internet about Google and questions as to why it hasn’t yet provided an upgrade for Android users in the latest release of its Ice Cream Sandwich. In general, the complaints revolve around companies being slow …continue reading

What to Expect in Android Jelly Bean with Project Butter

Google had a lot to say about Jelly Bean, the next big update to Android expected to roll out sometime in the coming months. In addition to Project Butter, there are a number of changes coming to the platform with Jelly Bean.

Android 4.1 Jelly …continue reading