computers

EA Games has Ruined SimCity

When I first learned that a new SimCity was in the works suddenly the world looked like a brighter place. You can imagine my disappointment when I learned more about the game's "Online Only" "feature". It's not the DRM that bothers me so much (although we could do without that too). It's the fact that I can no longer play the game when I want wherever I want. I am restricted to playing SimCity on an Internet connected PC. My saved cities aren't stored locally, but instead kept on EA's servers. Simulation is done partly on my PC and mostly on EA's servers.


By editor on 08 March 2013 |

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 |

United States Creating "Spy Viruses" (FLAME)

The idea that The United States of America purposely created a virus and infected thousands of computers sounds far fetched. However, if you've been listening to the news these last few months you may have come across something called "FLAME". FLAME is highly complex virus/malware that is so well written that even I am amazed at what it does. FLAME is the type of virus I would have written if given the motivation. From voice recording, to Bluetooth device snooping, it's definitely a virus that wants to spy on you.


By editor on 20 June 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 |

Ubuntu Loses it Lead, Now #2

Ubuntu Linux is no longer number 1. Today I noticed on Distro Watch (a website that tracks Linux popularity) that Ubuntu has given up it's #1 spot to Linux Mint. This should come at no surprise to anyone who has kept up with the latest developments this past year. Since dropping support for full desktop computers and targeting small screen devices with their "Unity" desktop environment, Ubuntu has lost users in flocks.


By editor on 09 November 2011 |

.NET is Going Away

I've have been saying for years that anyone investing time, money, or skills in .NET was foolish.  I feel no sympathy for any .NET developer who will one day find themselves obsolete. 


By editor on 18 September 2011 |

Zynga's Virtual Toys

People these days seem to spend money to buy... absolutely nothing.  I am referring to Zynga's online games that are found mostly on Facebook. 


By editor on 17 September 2011 |