22 November 2013

HP Windows 8 Tablets An "Unmitigated Disaster"

Some people have to learn the "hard way" -- they should have bought Chromebooks or Nexus Tablets --

Switch to e-books was 'an unmitigated disaster', says school principal - Independent.ie: "...In a letter sent to parents, Mr Gleeson wrote, “The roll-out of e-learning which involved the use of HP Elite (Windows 8) Pads and e-books should have been an exciting and new way of moving forward. “The HP Elite Pad has proved to be an unmitigated disaster. We have met with HP representatives on a number of occasions to address the issues. “To ensure stability and continuity of education I have ordered a full set of books for all the students.” Students experienced problems such as tablets failing to switch on, tablets spontaneously going into sleep mode, devices looping while performing automatic repairs, system board failures and issues with wi-fi." has proved to be an unmitigated disaster. We have met with HP representatives on a number of occasions to address the issues. “To ensure stability and continuity of education I have ordered a full set of books for all the students.” Students experienced problems such as tablets failing to switch on, tablets spontaneously going into sleep mode, devices looping while performing automatic repairs, system board failures and issues with wi-fi..."

Apple gets $290 million in Samsung patent dispute
USA TODAY
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal jury Thursday returned its damages verdict against Samsung Electronics, saying it should pay Apple $290 million in the patent dispute involving technology used in iPhones and iPads. The decision came after two days of ...

CNN
The new Google Wallet Card will be tied to a customer's Google Wallet account ... Google Wallet, which has been around since 2011, is a virtual wallet that is ...

Economic Times

Google Nexus 5 officially in India Play store: Is the phone worth ...
Firstpost
The Verge says that the Google Nexus 5 is a device that 'almost' comes close to being an all round device that can compete with Apple and Samsung, but is not ...

Firstpost

Amazon Gets Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Businessweek
OK, the word “loathing” overstates the case, but Amazon's prodigious public cloud ... (VMW), and Microsoft (MSFT)—all desktop virtualization players—on notice...Amazon’s response to that question was, as it almost always is: customer demand. ”Our most frequent request from large customers has been for a desktop solution,” Adam Selipsky, vice president for marketing, sales, product management, and support, told me. “There’s a big pain point around desktop management—a lot of cost around software, hardware, and administration, and that’s only gotten worse with the proliferation of new devices,” he said....

Google's Winter Wonderlab: The tech titan's holiday showroom
Washington Post
This holiday season, Google has set up six pop-up stores in retail centers across the country. Here's a look at the one in the Washington area, which is in the ...

Washington Post

Google Play Newsstand merges Currents, magazines and ...
Engadget
Google is not particularly great at keeping secrets. Its Nexus devices always leak ... Like its Apple counterpart, it will play home (get it?) to both newspaper and ...

Wired

Apple spends way less than Microsoft on R&D
CNNMoney
3 Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) and No. 13 Google (GOOG, Fortune 500). All three of those companies are rivals to Apple, but they also sell a much wider range ...

WPTV

NSA's Google and Yahoo data taps may be legal thanks to decades ...
Washington Post
But recent reports that the National Security Agency secretly broke into communications on Yahoo and Google overseas have technology companies, privacy ...

Washington Post

Google moves to make Apps Marketplace more useful for third-party ...
PCWorld
The company has started to surface some of those third-party applications on the Google Apps administration console, from where customers can, for the first ...

Microsoft sues Acacia over smartphone patents
Reuters
Nov 20 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp filed a lawsuit against Acacia Research Corp on Wednesday, charging that Acacia broke a contract to license various ...

Times of India

Google lets you tour Banff and other mountain parks from the couch
Calgary Herald
Street view image of Lake Louise in Banff National Park captured byGoogle as part of their mapping of national parks and historic sites. Courtesy: Google ...

Calgary Herald

Introducing Google Play Newsstand - one place for all your news ...
Staying up on the news can be a daunting task. You have to go to a different website or app for each of your favorite magazines, newspapers and blogs.
Official Android Blog

Microsoft Surface Windows RT review - Engadget
gdgt
... sturdily constructed, and has a lot going for it, including its ability to run Microsoft Office, c... ...Powered by Amazon and PriceGrabber .... It won't win over Apple iPad owners, but for all those who hate Apple, find Android confusing and ...
gdgt

Microsoft Explores Powering Datacenters With Fuel Cells ...
Joshua S Hill
Microsoft is attempting a unique solution to a tricky problem, as explained in a ... the IT and information industries led by Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, IBM, et all.
CleanTechnica

Hate Google? Microsoft has some 'Scroogled' goodies for you ...
Trevor Mogg
Microsoft's bold PR initiatives don't only go after Google – Apple was also a target a couple of months ago when the Redmond-based company released a video ...
Digital Trends


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