This must be the week for the new Microsoft Surface
; I explained yesterday the marvelous new design
, and today I just found this new piece of gold. While demo’ing the new Surface, the entire OS froze completely on the presenter - he was showing the new Internet Explorer, which should serve as a hint: please discontinue IE, please!
On a positive note, the presenter actually handled it pretty well - it’s not easy to keep going in these situations.
Microsoft announced this week their new Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 RT and Microsoft Surface for Windows 8 Pro. After careful analysis we now understand the main competitive differentiation against laptops, tablets, and other portable devices. Apparently Microsoft has its own Jonathan Ive - brilliant!
Microsoft just announced they’re launching their own branded Surface for Windows 8 RT and Surface for Windows 8 Pro tablets. I guess it’s safe to assume that the old Microsoft Surface is dead, since they reused the name and url
for the new tablet PC. It measures 9.3mm, has a 10.6", 16:9 widescreen HD Display, and comes with an integrated Kickstand and a revolutionary, 3mm thin, pressure sensitive cover that doubles as a fully functioning keyboard and trackpad. The Standard Version has a 1080p resolution, while the Pro Version comes with an amazing 4096p.
I personally still don’t see the point of the netbooks, ultrabooks, or new marketing slang of the day … Is anyone using them? isn’t a Macbook Pro / AIR and an iPad enough?
Collection of charts summing up a perspective and Facebook IPO Analysis curating and focusing on all the buzz leading up to the big event, and the controversy proceeding it.
Shares in the social-media giant Facebook (NAS: FB) have been public for more than two weeks now. The bad news is that they’re down more than 35% since opening at $42 on May 18. The good news is that things could have been a lot worse.
Awesome infographic on the world of tech IP. Lawsuits, patents, and tons of activity. Note that Apple doesn’t sell patents to anyone, and no one is allows to touch Apple’s IP. Apple is the most active player in the court room as well. Google very quiet, but plays well in the patent marketplace. Motorola Mobility remarkably told a monstrous number of patents to Google, which might have been cheaper to just buy them than keep paying it. And Nortel apparently has it made, where every large player pays them a nice recurring revenue.
Microsoft has the same ability to display street view from person PoV filmed with 360 degree cameras, just like what we use with Google Street View every day … but they built this project to dynamically mash the photos to build an infinite panorama perspective …