Sunday, April 29, 2012

Asus PadFone

The good: The Asus PadFone has extremely snappy performance, fantastic battery life with the PadFone Station and PadFone Station Dock, and a sleek handset design. The bottom line: The Asus PadFone is a great idea and features fantastic battery life when combined with its accessories. However, while the concept is cool, users may find the entire combination bulky. Read More..

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Google Drive FAQ

Are you ready for a hard drive in the cloud? Do you have friends or family who are nagging you to explain it? Use our FAQ. Got questions about Google's new cloud storage product, Google Drive? Here are some answers. Got more questions? Add them in the comments or e-mail the author; we'll add to the story as needed. Read More..

Monday, April 23, 2012

Facebook buys AOL patents from Microsoft for $550M

The social network, closing in on what should be a mammoth IPO, is fattening up its patent war chest "to protect Facebook's interests over the long term." Facebook is paying Microsoft $550 million in cash for a chunk of the patent portfolio that Microsoft recently acquired from AOL. Read More

Monday, April 16, 2012

Microsoft makes Windows 8 name official, three editions only

Windows 8 is the official name of the next version of Windows client. Here are details on the three SKUs that are in the pipeline.
Those hoping for fewer Windows editions than in previous versions, your prayers have been answered.

It's official as of today, April 16: Windows 8 is the name for the next version of x86/64 edition of Windows. And there will be three SKUs only.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Place your bets on who Zuckerberg buys after Instagram

Bookmaker Paddy Power now has a book on just which company Facebook will swallow whole next. Might it be Foursquare? Or might it be Tumblr?
If Facebook is going to gamble its money, why shouldn't you?

Though we could have a lengthy mathematical discussion here about the varying merits of the exacta versus the trifecta, perhaps a quicker and more clinical bet would be on which company Facebook might buy, now that it has swallowed Instagram.

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