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It's Official: No More GNOME Desktop

The GNOME developers point out that their focus on the traditional desktop is a BAD thing. The plan is to turn GNOME into a mobile platform and eventually it's own mobile operating system. It's pretty clear, GNOME is abandoning the desktop computer.


By editor on 29 July 2012 |

Nokia Not Going to Make It

2 Years ago, Nokia was a market leader in the smartphone business. Today, they are nothing but a blip. Many including me have predicted that the new "Windows Phone" strategy was ill-fated. Recent financials seem to confirm that.

Nobody seems to want a Windows Phone, and it doesn't take a genius to figure out why. Windows just isn't that popular anymore.

I have nothing much to say about Nokia other than it's been nice knowing you. I don't expect to see you next year, bye.


By editor on 20 July 2012 |

Microsoft Posts It's First Loss

There is a first time for everything. Microsoft just posted it's first loss since becoming a public company in 1986. In a way I kind of feel bad for them. They bet the farm on .NET in early 2000, and looks like things haven't gone according to plan. Perhaps it's time to rethink that .NET strategy.


By editor on 20 July 2012 |

RIM: Not Going to Make It

Poor RIM the makers of the once popular BlackBerry is going through some rough times. Only they are to blame, instead of embracing the Android operating system, they instead decided to stick with there old and outdated platform. As soon as they realized their proprietary operating system was outdated; instead of embracing Android they decide to write a new proprietary operating system.


By editor on 28 June 2012 |

Samsung Galaxy Tab Banned in the United States

"Although Samsung has a right to compete, it does not have a right to compete unfairly", said the judge who failed to see the irony in his words. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is now banned from the United States, thanks to Apple and it's anti-competitive business tactics. This only continues to provide evidence that the concept of "freedom" highly touted in the United States is false.

In country were corporations rule and elected officials are merely slaves to the corporate royalty, this kind of stuff is to be expected.


By editor on 27 June 2012 |

The Sad State of Digital Television

Is it any surprise why so many people resort to downloading pirated content from the Internet, or why so many people are "cutting the cord" (aka, canceling cable service). Cable companies like Comcast are increasing rates almost twice a year while at the same time offering less and less service options.


By editor on 11 March 2012 |

Patents and Copyright Hinder Advancement

In the last couple of centuries, the advancement of our knowledge and technology has been slowing down. Not because everything that could be invented has already been invented, or because people are running out of ideas. No, It's due to artificial ideological limits that silly humans are imposing on themselves.


By editor on 23 February 2012 |

Does HP Really Disappoint with WebOS

Did anyone really expect any other result? HP has been known for taking great things and messing them up really bad, just like Oracle, Apple, and Microsoft.  Why this happens, I do not know.  Maybe the CEO's of these large corporations are not seeing the bigger picture.  However, HP really is very bad at almost everything (except for laser printers).  I've said it before, and I'll say it again, when HP bought Palm, I knew it was all over.


By editor on 14 December 2011 |

How I Hate Voice Recognition Based IVR's

If you don't know what I am referring to, let me give you a hint: "Thank you for calling for help please say...". It seems as more and more companies (especially banks) are utilizing these automated voice activated "interactive virtual response systems". Some are are not so bad when they give you the option of saying what you want or pressing the key you want. Others however won't let you through to a live person for almost 3 minutes. You either have to sit there an wait till the stupid timeout kicks in, or play along with the computer.

By editor on 14 December 2011 |

Netflix Spins Off DVD Rental Service Focuses on Streaming

In an email to members, Netflix Co-Founder and CEO Reed Hastings announced it is dropping the DVD by mail rental service and moving it to a new service called "Qwikster", while maintaining the streaming service under the Netflix brand.


By editor on 19 September 2011 |