Microsoft debuted the Xbox One this afternoon live from a tent on its Redmond, WA. campus, putting to end months of speculation about the company’s next-generation video game console. Microsoft exec Don Mattrick called Xbox One out as an “all-in-one” box. The core strategy is “simple, instant, and complete.” It was debuted alongside a new gamepad as well as a new Kinect motion camera for Xbox One.
Just because you bought a new PC doesn’t mean you have to throw away the old PC. Here’s how to make the most of an older computer.
You’ve finally gone and bought a new PC. It has a boatload of memory, lots of cores, and a fast, modern graphics card. But now your old PC sits in a corner, and although you know it’s just a machine, it seems to be sulking like a puppy that missed its morning biscuit. It’s weird, but you feel guilty with the whole idea of throwing it out.
After all, it’s perfectly functional. When you first bought it, it was near state-of-the-art. If your new PC replaces one that’s really on its last legs, by all means, take it to a reputable electronics recycler. But it’s amazing how many users ditch perfectly good machines when they pick up a shiny new system.
You can do plenty of things with an old PC besides sending it to the recycling heap. Let’s take a look at a few ways you might put that old system to work.
You know what? There’s some pretty sweet gear at CES 2011: tablets galore, smart cameras, cool phones, audiophile pr0n. Woot! This little trade show might have a future! Check out some of our favorites.
Poster on Chinese microblogging site says a friend has seen the much-rumored models and they could be released this year.
The much-rumored iPhone 5S and a 5-inch iPhone 6 have shown up at an Apple supplier in China, according to a post on a Chinese microblogging site.
comScore released its December results survey and Apple had its eleventh month of increased market share when tabulated on a three month rolling average. Apple had a 36.3% smartphone market share for the last three months of 2012 and increased its share by 6.7 percentage points over the past year. Not surprisingly Android has the leading smartphone market share at 53.4% and increased its take by almost as much as Apple. RIMM (now Blackberry) lost a large amount of share, almost 10 points for the year. Microsoft continues to slip so the race to become a worthwhile third platform is still anyones game.
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Samsung has disabled an advanced search function in an update to the international version of its flagship Galaxy S3 smartphone, following a patent dispute with Apple.
Once the software is installed the phones no longer search contacts, apps and other on-device material using software developed by Google.
Ever since the release of the Nexus 7, analysts have wondered what impact, if any, it would have on Android tablets’ market share battle with the iPad. The possible release of the iPad Mini, later this year, could throw another wrench into the works. Fortunately, we have already seen an Android vs. Apple battle in the smartphone market. Let’s take a look at the parallels we can draw between the smartphone and tablet market and project the possible market share trends in the tablet market.