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  • Unearthed: The Humble Origins Of World Diplomacy (Hittites)

    01/18/2003 2:51:58 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 847+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-19-2003 | David Keys
    Unearthed: the humble origins of world diplomacy By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent 19 January 2003 Archaeologists have discovered evidence of an invasion of the Middle East by one of the world's first superpowers, which destroyed much of the region 33 centuries ago. Under the ruins of a 3,800-year-old royal palace in western Syria they have found part of an ancient diplomatic and administrative library, the most important archaeological discovery of its kind for more than 20 years. Accounts on clay tablets describe the region's conquest by one of the Bronze Age's superpowers, the Hittite Empire, in 1340BC. This helped to...
  • This malware pretends to be WhatsApp, Uber and Google Play

    06/29/2016 10:38:17 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 6 replies
    CSO ^ | Jun 29, 2016 4:56 AM PT | Michael Kan
    Hackers are stealing credit card information in Europe with malware that can spoof the user interfaces of Uber, WhatsApp and Google Play. The malware, which has struck Android users in Denmark, Italy and Germany, has been spreading through a phishing campaign over SMS (short message service), security vendor FireEye said on Tuesday. Once downloaded, the malware will create fake user interfaces on the phone as an “overlay” on top of real apps. These interfaces ask for credit card information and then send the entered data to the hacker.
  • Lenono Yoga III Tablet (Vanity)

    05/23/2016 6:57:33 PM PDT · by Fai Mao · 23 replies
    5/24/2016 | Fai Mao
    I hope this does not qualify as Opus that gets me banned. My wife purchased a Lenovo Yoga II tablet along with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse for me as a replacement for an older Samsung galaxy tablet and Acer Aspire laptop because she wanted me to be able to travel with les stuff. The hope was that it would replace two devices (Laptop and Tablet) with one device. Instead it will stay in a drawer (Unless I purposely beat it with a hammer so I can throw it away)and I will use the older devices when I travel. It...
  • Australia's banks sign up to Android Pay

    12/15/2015 8:02:46 PM PST · by Utilizer · 8 replies
    iTnews AUS ^ | Dec 16 2015 7:16AM (AUS) | Allie Coyne
    Still no deal with Apple. Five of Australia's biggest banks have signed up with Google's Android Pay payments service as they continue to butt heads with Apple over Cupertino's own Apple Pay platform. ANZ Bank, Westpac, ING Direct, Macquarie Bank, St George, Bank of Melbourne, Bank of South Australia and Bendigo Bank will all support the Android payment service when it lands in Australia in the first half of next year. At launch, Android Pay will support Mastercard and Visa credit and debit cards, Google said in a blog post today. The company is currently "working with Eftpos" on similar...
  • Is Apple Inc. Losing the Tablet Space to Microsoft Corporation?

    12/14/2015 10:14:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Investor Place ^ | 12/14/2015 | By John Divine
    Apple Inc. (AAPL) has long been thought of as the king of the tablet space. After all, it was responsible for popularizing the tablet with the release of the first iPad, and years later, the device remains an important source of revenue for the company. Yes, more than 60% of AAPL revenues still come from the iPhone, but AAPL investors can't afford to ignore the importance of the iPad, with roughly 10% of sales last fiscal year coming from that product line. Interestingly, iPads were Apple's worst-performing product line in FY 2015, as net sales actually fell 23% year-over-year. Believe...
  • I May Be Preaching To the Choir

    11/27/2015 4:39:32 PM PST · by thesligoduffyflynns · 37 replies
    today | self
    I ditched my cell phone just prior to retirement and have had a landline for a few years now along with a laptop. All my kids were like huh?? I told them if they want to call-call & if I'm not home leave a message or otherwise contact me thru email, etc... Well, OF COURSE, their age group DOESN"T EMAIL, they TEXT. but it hasn't stopped us from communicating. I took the plunge before Black Friday and purchased their cheapest tablet @ 49.99. Snot nose techies may deride & degrade it but to me it's really nice and it came...
  • Amazon’s $50 Fire tablet reviewed: Surprisingly, it doesn’t suck

    10/26/2015 8:31:18 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 45 replies
    Ars Technica UK | Oct 24, 2015 4:25am PDT | Mark Walton
    Ars Technica UK published an article that might be of interest to those of you considering purchasing or already owning a Tablet. In summary, and in comparison with other similar tablets the Fire tablet comes out surprisingly well.
  • Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro: Here's How They Compare

    10/08/2015 8:01:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Laptop Magazine ^ | 10/08/2015 | Phillip Michaels
    Microsoft may have just personally revived the Mac-vs.-Windows debates of yesteryear with its introduction of the Surface Book, the first-ever laptop to come out of Redmond, Calif. With its silver chassis and 13.5-inch display, the Surface Book invites comparisons to Apple's MacBook Pro. So how does the Surface Book stack up against Apple's 13-inch professional laptop?Design: Surface Book's Display Pulls Double Duty At 12.3 x 9.1 x 0.5-0.90, the tapered Surface Book is just a little bit larger than the 13-inch MacBook Pro (12.35 x 8.6 x 0.7 inches). Of course, that modestly larger size allows the Surface Book...
  • Microsoft just unveiled its first laptop — and claims it's twice as fast as a Macbook Pro

    10/06/2015 1:59:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/06/2015 | Lisa Eadicicco and Matt Weinberger
    Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled its first laptop: the Microsoft Surface Book, a 13-inch touch-screen device that also comes apart to become a tablet. "This is the ultimate laptop," Microsoft's Panos Panay said. It has two processors and a dedicated graphics-card system. Microsoft says the laptop is twice as fast as a Macbook Pro. Pricing starts at $1,499, and the laptop will be available on October 26. As with many devices in the Surface line, the Surface Book can detach from its keyboard to become a tablet. The keyboard can then dock on the back of the tablet to keep it...
  • Microsoft's Surface Book is the sleek, MacBook-beating laptop

    10/06/2015 9:55:16 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 57 replies
    pcworld ^ | 10/06/2015 | Brad Chacos
    Well this came out of nowhere. After years of pleading from PC enthusiasts, Microsoft finally revealed an ultra-premium Surface laptop, dubbed Surface Book, at its hardware event on Tuesday—a portable PC designed to embrace Windows 10’s most cutting-edge features, and one that’s just oozing style. If the Surface Pro is a tablet that can replace your laptop, as Microsoft’s marketing crowed last year, does that make the Surface laptop a laptop that can replace your tablet that replaces your laptop? Not quite. Both aim for different targets. While the Surface tablets were initially introduced to highlight the sort of mobile...
  • Everybody is suddenly copying Microsoft

    10/04/2015 1:49:51 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 151 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 4, 2015 | Matt Weinberger
    In 2012, when Microsoft first introduced the Surface Pro — a tablet that was also a laptop — it became an industry punch line. “You can merge a toaster and a refrigerator, but that’s probably not going to be pleasing to anyone," quipped Apple CEO Tim Cook. Nobody's laughing now. And Microsoft is looking more and more like a trendsetter. Three years after Cook's jab, the Surface Pro 3 is selling strong — strong enough that Microsoft is expected to launch a much-anticipated Surface Pro 4 at a special event on Tuesday. In the meantime, Apple and Google have started...
  • Need help with a Surface 3 Table (connect to TV)

    09/20/2015 7:07:29 PM PDT · by ak267 · 27 replies
    ak267 | 9-20-2015 | ak267
    My brother just acquired a MS Surface 3 tablet. He wanted to know how to connect it to a TV and "mirror" the table image on to the TV (not wireless but with wires). Any advice?
  • Beyond the lithium ion—a significant step toward a better performing battery

    04/17/2015 2:27:18 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 04-17-2015 | Provided by University of Illinois at Chicago
    The race is on around the world as scientists strive to develop a new generation of batteries that can perform beyond the limits of the current lithium-ion based battery. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have taken a significant step toward the development of a battery that could outperform the lithium-ion technology used in electric cars such as the Chevy Volt. They have shown they can replace the lithium ions, each of which carries a single positive charge, with magnesium ions, which have a plus-two charge, in battery-like chemical reactions, using an electrode with a structure like those...
  • Announcing Surface 3 (Microsoft Surface Blog)

    04/01/2015 7:38:33 AM PDT · by dayglored · 49 replies
    Microsoft Surface Blog ^ | March 31, 2015 | Panos Panay
    Announcing Surface 3 When we developed Surface Pro 3, we set out to design the tablet that can truly replace your laptop – even your high-end laptop. Today we feel both fortunate and proud that the vision of Surface has become a reality with so many people using Pro 3 and loving the experience... he result is Surface 3, as well as a mobile-broadband version, Surface 3 (4G LTE). It’s the thinnest and lightest Surface we’ve ever shipped. It runs full Windows, including desktop applications. It includes a one-year subscription to Office 365 to help you really get down to...
  • Yes, Virginia, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is a hot seller

    12/23/2014 3:45:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/23/2014 | PATRICK SEITZ
    Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Surface Pro 3 tablet-notebook convertible computer is selling surprisingly well this holiday season, Pacific Crest Securities reported. Pacific Crest analyst Brendan Barnicle called the Surface Pro 3 "Santa's surprise," saying the device could help Microsoft post revenue upside for the December quarter. Surface Pro 3 sales provided a similar boost to Microsoft's revenue in the September quarter, he said. Barnicle raised his estimates for Microsoft's December quarter, its fiscal Q2. He reiterated his outperform rating on the stock with a price target of 58. Microsoft was up 1.5%, near 48.50, in afternoon trading in the stock market today....
  • Shoppers fight over TVs, tablets and BARBIES in Thanksgiving havoc

    11/27/2014 9:11:05 PM PST · by traumer · 40 replies
    Scuffles between shoppers have been breaking out across the country as bargain hunters fight over TVs, tablets and even Barbie dolls during the first of the holiday sales. Many big-box stores opened early Thursday night, in an attempt to dilute the chaos of Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving when stores usually start their reductions for the season. But several videos have now surfaced online showing that even on a holiday dedicated to sharing, some people will turn against each other to save money. One of the videos uploaded to YouTube Thursday night, show a handful of men and...
  • I am Trying to Buy a Tablet and Need Some Freeper Tech Advice.

    11/29/2014 2:36:10 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 77 replies
    11.29.14 | chickensoup
    Hello Freepers. Chickensoup is spending money again. I have to do a tech upgrade. I am buying a tablet! The little ones that people use when they don't want to be tied to the big one. So, I have decided what tablet to buy, it is an Asus Transformer 10inch. 64K and most likely with the 500 GB in the keyboard. However there seems to be versions upon versions and no one to talk to. The nice boy at Best Buy kept pointing to the one he had and said that was the one to buy. At Amazon there seems...
  • Nokia re-enters consumer electronics with 7.9-inch iPad mini knockoff

    11/19/2014 11:35:22 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 77 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Tuesday, November 18, 2014 · 12:54 pm
    “Just months after selling its ailing handsets business to Microsoft, the Finnish company is planning to go back into the consumer market with a new tablet,” Matti Huuhtanen reports for The Associated Press. “It will launch a 7.9-inch device early next year in China, the world’s biggest market, before selling it elsewhere.” “The device will be manufactured by Foxconn, which makes Apple’s handsets. And it will operate Android instead of the Windows software Nokia used on its cellphones when it began a partnership with Microsoft in 2011. That partnership ended unsuccessfully — in April, Nokia sold its cellphones unit to...
  • Microsoft's Surface turns first profit in 2 years

    10/26/2014 7:48:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    MIS Asia ^ | 10/26/2014 | Gregg Keizer
    After two years and nearly $2 billion in losses, Microsoft's Surface turned a profit in the September quarter, the company said Thursday. For the three months ending Sept. 30, Microsoft recorded $908 million in revenue for the Surface tablet line, an increase of 127% over the same quarter in 2013. The nearly one billion in revenue was a one-quarter record for the Surface, and beat the combined revenue of the previous two quarters. Using information in Microsoft's filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as well as data from earlier quarters, Computerworld calculated the quarter's cost of that...
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3 becomes $150 cheaper... for students

    08/11/2014 10:57:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 08/11/2014 | Christian Bautista
    Microsoft is looking to profit from the back-to-school shopping season by introducing a temporary price drop on all versions of the Surface Pro 3. The discount cuts the price of the cheapest Surface Pro 3 model from $799 to $649. The entry level model has an Intel i3 processor, 64 GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. The $150 discount is also being implemented on the $999, $1,299 and $1,549 versions of the device. The $999 variant has Intel Core i5 processor, 128 GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. The $1,299 version has an Intel i5 processor, 256GB of...
  • Is A Digital Bible Less Holy? U.S. Officials Increasingly Sworn In On Tablets

    07/14/2014 5:51:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | July 14, 2014 | Hillary Vaughn
    It was called the wave of the future—the recently tapped U.S. ambassador to Switzerland was sworn in last month with her hand not on a paper Bible, but on top of a Kindle. Techies called it revolutionary and applauded Suzi Levine for making history. But she wasn’t the only one who went high-tech when she took the oath of office. A county executive from Long Island, N.Y., used the Bible app on an iPad to be sworn in last year and a few months ago a group of firefighters from New Jersey huddled around a Kindle Bible when they took...
  • Psst! Wanna Buy a Windows Tablet for Just $199?

    05/27/2014 11:15:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Mashable ^ | 05/27/2014 | Pete Pachal
    If you think Windows tablets are too darn expensive, Toshiba wants a word with you. The company's latest tablets, called Encore 2, run full Windows 8.1 and start at just $199. For that price, you get an 8-inch tablet with 1,280 x 800 resolution and a quad-core processor. It's powered by a quad-core Atom chip with 1GB of RAM, and there's 32GB of storage, which you can augment with a microSD card. Battery life is rated at up to 10 hours, and Toshiba offers a 10-inch version with almost exactly the same specs for $269. To hit those price points,...
  • Microsoft announces 12-inch Surface Pro 3, 'the tablet that can replace your laptop'

    05/20/2014 10:16:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    PC World ^ | 05/20/2014 | Brad Chacos
    It turns out that support page name-checking the Surface Pro 3 wasn't a typo after all. On Tuesday, Microsoft announced the all-new Surface Pro 3, but this version is more than a mere spec boost over the Surface Pro 2: It's a whole new entry in the Surface lineup, and one designed "to replace your laptop." The Surface Pro 3 blends full Core i7 power—Surface head Panos Panay calls it "the thinnest Core product ever created," designed in close conjunction with Intel—with true tablet sleekness, sheer screen size aside. The Surface Pro 3 measures in at a mere 0.35-inch thick...
  • Here's My Theory For Why Tablet-Market Growth Just Collapsed ...

    05/12/2014 12:58:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/12/2014
    As recently as a couple of quarters ago, analysts were convinced that tablet growth rates would be stratospheric forever, or at least until a few billion people had one.Apple, it was said, was no longer going to be "the iPhone company." It was going to be "the iPad company." And analysts were frantically calculating how much money Apple was going to coin once it was selling more iPads than iPhones.Well, those forecasts aren't looking so promising anymore.Tablet growth has slowed sharply over the past few quarters. And tablet growth at Apple has hit a wall. BII Business Insider Analysts have...
  • opinion/feedback on best budget tablet?

    05/01/2014 9:14:21 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 20 replies
    self | 5/1/14 | NewJerseyJoe
    Asking for opinions on the best budget tablet. Something big enough for me to work on -- i.e., be able to type easily and see the display without holding it six inches from my face. Not worried about communications -- as long as it's got WiFi built in (which I'm sure they all do), I can use my cellphone as a mobile hotspot to transfer/send files. This is intended to be a replacement for a working laptop/notebook. And again -- "budget" is the keyword. Thanks all!.
  • Carrying a Tablet (Kindle, Ipad, Nexus,etc) While Male.

    02/05/2014 12:10:08 PM PST · by madison10 · 121 replies
    Maddie10 | 2/5/2014 | Maddie10
    Okay, I need to know this BEFORE I give my husband his tablet for...all the gifts for the next year. Purchased a tablet for him because he will be spending time with his dad who is in a care center/home bound about an hour from our house. Only internet access for him will be at the care center and husband needs something to bide his time. How does a guy transport a tablet from place to place? I have a purse, obviously transport is NOT an issue. What sort of bag, luggage, case, does a guy use and not look...
  • Nexus 7

    01/26/2014 8:18:52 PM PST · by killermosquito · 28 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 01/26/2014 | killermosquito
    I just purchased a Nexus 7. Any freepers own one? Do you have any suggestions?
  • Ancient tablet suggests Noah’s Ark was round

    01/24/2014 4:52:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/24/14 | Jill Lawless
    LONDON — It was a vast boat that saved two of each animal and a handful of humans from a catastrophic flood. But forget all those images of a long vessel with a pointy bow — the original Noah’s Ark, new research suggests, was round. A recently deciphered 4,000-year-old tablet from ancient Mesopotamia — modern-day Iraq — reveals striking new details about the roots of the Old Testament tale of Noah. It tells a similar story, complete with detailed instructions for building a giant round vessel known as a coracle — as well as the key instruction that animals should...
  • IPad Air- anyone have it?11

    11/09/2013 9:08:28 PM PST · by Hildy · 43 replies
    Hildy
    I have had an IPad 2 for years. It is literally crumbling. The IPad Air is pricey, and I have been checking other Tablets. Anyone have any thoughts? Thank you.
  • iPad Air vs. Windows Surface Pro 2: Which Is Right for Your Business?

    11/10/2013 7:00:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Business News Daily ^ | 10/23/2013 | Sara Angeles
    It's the battle of the tablets. Just as Apple unveiled the ultrathin iPad Air with Retina Display, Microsoft officially released the Surface Pro 2. Although both are excellent tablets for small businesses, each device has its own set of capabilities. Whereas the iPad Air is strictly an iOS tablet in form and function, the Surface Pro 2 is a versatile, Windows-powered hybrid machine that can be used as a tablet, laptop or desktop computer. To help you choose which tablet is right for your business, we've compared the iPad Air and the Surface Pro 2.
  • 'Nail down the tongue': 1,700-year-old lead tablet inscribed with a curse written by magician

    10/24/2013 5:44:17 PM PDT · by Dysart · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10-24-13 | Sarah Griffiths
    A 1,700-year-old lead tablet with a violent curse inscribed upon it has been discovered by archaeologists in Jerusalem. Found in a wrecked Roman villa, the 'magical tablet' is thought to have been created by a magician. The curse, written in Greek, which calls for help from six gods to punish a man called Iennys, is believed to play a role in a bitter legal dispute and was ordered by a woman named Kyrilla...'While the words might be purely metaphorical, it seems more likely that Kyrilla actually used a hammer and nail(s) while carrying out a magical rite designed to enhance...
  • Berlin museum seeks return of ancient gold tablet

    10/16/2013 7:27:03 AM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 16 Oct 2013 | Michael Virtanen
    Berlin antiquities museum wants Holocaust survivor's family to return ancient gold tablet A Holocaust survivor's family urged New York's highest court Tuesday to let them keep an ancient gold tablet that their late father somehow obtained in Germany after World War II. Attorney Steven Schlesinger argued that the estate of Riven Flamenbaum has a legal claim, whether the native of Poland bought the relic from a Russian soldier or simply took it to compensate for losing his family at Auschwitz, the concentration camp where he spent several years. "Under the Soviet rules at the time, there was permission to pillage...
  • Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 2 tablet, Windows 8.1 and 'faster than 95 per cent of laptops'

    09/23/2013 8:23:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Pocket Lint ^ | 09/23/2013 | By Rik Henderson
    Microsoft has announced the Surface Pro 2 as part of its New York tablet-centric press event. According to the company, it is "faster than 95 per cent of laptops on the market today". Microsoft claims that it's actually a full PC in a tablet's body and the screen is 50 per cent more accurate in colour reproduction than the last model so can be used by design professionals more effectively. The company claims that it performs 20 per cent faster, with a 50 per cent hike in graphical ability. When coupled with a new Power Cover, the whole device gets...
  • How Chromecast fundamentally changed how my family watches TV

    09/14/2013 6:21:29 AM PDT · by InterceptPoint · 83 replies
    LostRemote.com ^ | September 3, 2013 | Cory Bergman
    As soon as Google unveiled Chromecast, I was lucky enough to scoop up a couple of the $35 devices to connect the two TVs in our home. After a few weeks, it’s fundamentally changed how my family watches TV. It’s also changed some of my perceptions about the evolution of the “second screen.” Most of the TV viewing in our house is dominated by our kids. Ages 3 and 5, they immediately grasped how to “cast” their Netflix shows from our phones (iPhone and Nexus 4) and iPads to either TV. After all, they were already watching Netflix on their...
  • PengPod Claims It Will Transform PC & Tablet World

    09/11/2013 12:52:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Phoronix ^ | September 09, 2013 | by Michael Larabel
    PengPod, a low-quantity Linux tablet vendor, released the PengPod 1040 tablet today that they claim will "transform the PC and Tablet world by merging both elegantly together to fit any lifestyle." But will it really pan out? The company claims their latest tablet will transform the PC and tablet worlds since it can effectively dual-boot between Android and Linaro/Ubuntu on ARM. This way, you can enjoy Android apps and then reboot and gain access to your normal Ubuntu (desktop-focused) apps -- not too different from Canonical's failed Ubuntu Edge campaign with a smart-phone dual-booting Ubuntu and Android. PengPod also...
  • Court rules state can’t prove Jehoash Tablet fake

    08/10/2013 8:13:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Haaretz ^ | August 10, 2013 | Nir Hasson
    The Jehoash Tablet is a stone bearing an inscription in ancient Hebrew describing the renovation of the First Temple by the Jehoash, King of Judea. If it is authentic, it is one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the last century. But for many years, in one of the most complex cases ever to come before an Israeli courts, the state has claimed that it was a fake. The Jerusalem District Court has ruled that the state failed to prove that the tablet was a fake, paving the way for the defendant, antiquities collector Oded Golan, to be cleared...
  • Tablet Preferences

    08/01/2013 2:13:59 PM PDT · by pfflier · 31 replies
    Vanity
    My wife and I are considering a tablet after deciding that a smart phone is overkill for our needs. We are looking to spend $200-$300. My wife likes to read alot and we are primarily looking for something that we can use, on the road, much like a windows platform lap top.Given that criteria I lean towards a Kindle from what I've read. But, as always experience of Freepers is always welcome and always seems to cover bases we haven't considered.
  • Windows 8.1 vs. Apple: Twofer or tablet?

    07/01/2013 12:20:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    C/NET ^ | 07/01/2013 | Brooke Crothers
    Will new Windows 8.1 hybrids finally expose the iPad for what it really is, a mere tablet? That's what Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer suggested this week. When speaking at the company's Build Conference on Wednesday, he described in colorful -- and maybe just a tad exaggerated -- terms how tablets don't measure up to laptops (or even pencil and paper). Enter the "2-in-1," as Microsoft likes to call hybrids. During his keynote presentation, Ballmer brandished the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix as an example of a 2-in-1 he has used. The Helix can be a pure tablet or can snap into a...
  • The Riddle Of The Labyrinth: The Quest To Break An Ancient Code

    06/30/2013 2:47:37 PM PDT · by OddLane · 57 replies
    NPR ^ | Jume 30, 2013 | NPR Staff
    Critics have called Margalit Fox's new book, The Riddle of the Labyrinth, a paleographic detective procedural. It follows the story of the laborious quest to crack a mysterious script, unearthed in Crete in 1900, known by the sterile-sounding name Linear B. Fox, an obituary writer for The New York Times, is good at bringing the departed to life. In The Riddle of the Labyrinth, she tells the story of Alice Kober, a classics professor at Brooklyn College, who worked alone over decades and discovered the essential grammar of Linear B, only to die in 1950 before she could complete her...
  • US Historical Documents (like e-Bible) for android tablet?

    06/27/2013 7:53:17 PM PDT · by madison10 · 12 replies
    self | june 27, 2013 | madison10
    Is there an app-type of software for android sort of like the Bible ones, but of USA historical documents? I don't necessarily mean an app per se, but documents all in one place. Thanks.
  • This Is Windows 8's Answer To The iPad Mini

    06/03/2013 9:10:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/03/2013 | Steve Kovach
    It's Acer's new 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, the Iconia W3, which the company just announced today. The W3 runs a full version of Windows 8 on an Intel processor, meaning it's compatible with older Windows apps in addition to the new touch-friendly Windows 8 apps. It'll cost $379 when it goes on sale in the US, but there's no release date yet. (Apple's iPad Mini, which is a bit smaller and an only run tablet-optimized apps, starts at $329.) Acer also didn't mention how much storage the US version will come with. Other specs and features: An optional Bluetooth keyboard....
  • Windows 8.1: Five Hopeful Signs

    05/19/2013 12:58:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Information Week ^ | 05/19/2013 | Michael Endler
    Research firm Forrester says IT isn't interested in Windows 8, and that the platform's success relies on consumers and BYOD. Given that consumers aren't exactly embracing the new OS, Win8's prospects are easy to dismiss -- so much so that Frank X. Shaw, Redmond's VP of corporate communications, recently felt compelled to reprimand the media for its emphatically bleak appraisal of his company's plight. But here's the thing: Shaw could be right. Windows 8's consumer appeal is about to get a major upgrade. An important note: this prediction presupposes that the OS's usability issues are addressed in Windows 8.1, a...
  • BILL GATES ON THE IPAD: 'A Lot Of Those Users Are Frustrated'

    05/06/2013 7:32:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/06/2013 | Jay Yarrow
    Bill Gates took a shot at the iPad while explaining Microsoft's rationale for the Surface this morning on CNBC. He was asked about the declining PC market. He said that tablets are growing in popularity, and it's "going to be harder and harder to distinguish products" that are PCs versus tablets. The Surface, he says, brings the "portability of the tablet but the richness of the PC." He then said of people using iPad-like devices, "A lot of those users are frustrated, they can't type, they can't create documents, they don't have Office there." While some people are frustrated by...
  • Computer scientists design new keyboard layout on touch screen devices (w/ video)

    04/18/2013 10:46:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 17 April 2013 | Staff / Provided by Max Planck Society
    The research team of Antti Oulasvirta at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics has created a new keyboard called KALQ that enables faster thumb-typing on touchscreen devices. They used computational optimization techniques in conjunction with a model of thumb movement to search among millions of potential layouts before identifying one that yields superior performance. A user study confirmed that, after a short amount of practice, users could type 34% faster than they could with a QWERTY layout. Typing on today's mobile phones and tablets is needlessly slow. One limitation is that the QWERTY layout is ill-suited for tablets and other...
  • Vanity: what is the best Android tablet

    04/04/2013 10:51:07 AM PDT · by SeaHawkFan · 28 replies
    4/4/2013 | Seahawkfan
    I have an IPad2 but am looking for an android tablet. Which one is the best?
  • Rumor: Microsoft Is Slashing The Price Of Windows For Tablets To Fight Android

    04/02/2013 6:57:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/02/2013 | Jay Yarrow
    Microsoft is rumored to cut the price of Windows 8 for tablets by 35-40 percent, according to Topeka Capital analyst Brian White. White is on a "China-Taiwan Technology Tour" talking to people in the industry. Currently, according to White's source, the tablet price for Windows is the same as the desktop/laptop pricing. If Microsoft is going to compete with Android, which is taking over the world, it needs to lower its price. Google's software is free. And it's just as good, if not better than, Windows on a tablet. Since consumers aren't clamoring to buy Windows-based tablets, there's little reason...
  • Windows Surface Tablet sales aren't dominating, and that's OK with Microsoft's Ballmer

    02/26/2013 8:01:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PC World ^ | 02/25/2013 | Jared Newman
    PC makers may not be satisfied with Windows 8 hardware sales, but at least they needn't worry about Microsoft's Surface tablets swallowing the industry whole. According to AdDuplex, Microsoft's Surface RT only accounts for 6.8 percent of Windows 8/RT devices, at least among those that accessed the firm's cross-promotion ad network. That's still good for the top slot, however, with the HP Pavilion G6 proving to be the second most-popular device with a 4.2 percent share. The Intel Core i5-packing Surface Pro was barely a blip, ranking as the 52nd-most common Windows 8 device. Keep in mind that AdDuplex's stats...
  • Microsoft Surface More Profitable Than Apple iPad!

    11/09/2012 9:34:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | 11/09/2012 | Tim Brugger
    By most indications, Microsoft's (Nasdaq: MSFT  ) foray into hardware is meeting, if not exceeding, expectations. Of course, you'll never hear that from CEO Steve Ballmer, and by extension the rest of Microsoft's management team. Ballmer is notoriously hush-hush about sales results, and not just those pertaining to Microsoft's new Surface tablet; most anything to do with what he views as "predictions" are taboo.For example, when the Wall Street Journal asked about early sales of Microsoft's Surface a week or so back, his response was vintage Ballmer, "Numerically there's not really much that's interesting to report. If you were to call...
  • Why Microsoft's Surface Tablet is my new favorite device

    10/31/2012 1:33:52 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 32 replies
    Tgdaily ^ | October 31, 2012 | Rob Enderle
    I’ve been playing around with Microsoft's Surface tablet for several days now and suddenly realized that I’m using it very differently than any other tablet or laptop I’ve ever owned. It seemed to come to me naturally, but this little device has really improved the quality of my life. Personally, I think Surface represents more than just a new product and should be pereceived as the beginning of a new way of blending work and play. Then again, it may not come as naturally to many of you and I think that aspect of Surface deserves some further discussion. Working...
  • Five reasons why Windows 8 has Apple and Google beaten. Microsoft will win the tablet war

    10/28/2012 6:20:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    TechRadar ^ | 10/28/2012 | By Jeremy Laird
    Microsoft is onto something. With Windows 8 it's better positioned than both Apple and Google to ride the coming laptop-tablet convergence wave.It might even eventually give Microsoft a shot at the all-important smartphone market. To understand why, let's count the ways in which Windows 8 is best.1. Tablet-laptop convergence Laptops and tablets are converging. And only Microsoft has an OS that's fit for that coming unification of devices.Apple has no convergence strategy at this time. That's because it fiercely guards product-specific profit streams and just doesn't go in for making things that cannibalise its own sales.So, Mac Mini is hobbled...