In other words -- stay away from Windows 8 and Windows 8.1! -- take it from the Tech Guy --
Episode 1039 | The Tech Guy: (Dec 14, 2013) "Leo [Laporte] thinks that Windows 7 is the best version of Windows ever. Microsoft has decided to move everyone to a tablet interface, with big tiles that can be tapped with a finger. Windows 8 is really designed for touch, and is a hybrid between a desktop and tablet interface, which makes it confusing. If Rick can get a Windows 7 system, then he should do that...."
A Microsoft Star Goes to Google - NYTimes.com
By By NICK WINGFIELD
Blaise Agüera y Arcas, a respected engineer and software designer at Microsoft, has left the company to join its rival Google. At Microsoft, he was involved with development projects in a variety of fields, including augmented reality, wearable ...
Chromecast in 2014: an open SDK, big international plans and maybe even new devices — Tech News and Analysis: "Google landed a bit of a coup with Chromecast this year, launching a device that no one saw coming but that has proven to be very popular. Next year, the company plans to take Chromecast even further by bringing it to a number of international markets, opening up the SDK to make hundreds (if not thousands) of apps Chromecast-compatible, and partnering with consumer electronics companies to bring cast functionality to other devices...."
Amazon Hit By Limited Strikes In Germany
Which is clearly why the German workers in some of the Amazonwarehouses in Germany are having their strike action right now. It's not a shutdown ...
New York Times (blog)
Microsoft Losing Mollenkopf Shows Challenge of CEO Hunt
Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates told shareholders last month the ... J.C. Penney hired Johnson from Apple Inc., where he turned the iPad maker's ...
Google seeks brand advertising billions with YouTube
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google is stepping up an effort to win more advertising dollars from brands because the Internet giant sees this area as one of the ...
Microsoft's CEO search and the art of non-denial denials
Computerworld - Observers of Microsoft's three-month-and-counting CEO search have watched the art of the "non-denial denial" at its best -- or worst ...
Google will not answer to British court over UK privacy claim
Google is accused by claimants of secretly monitoring their behaviour by circumventing security settings on the iPhone, iPad and desktop versions of ...
Amazon takes aim at Netflix, other rivals with 'Betas,' 'Alpha House'
Los Angeles Times
Will you go Prime? That's a question of increasing importance for Amazon Studios as its second original television series, "Betas," gets underway...
Apple Supplier Uses Face Recognition to Screen Workers
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Apple Inc. supplier Pegatron Corp. began using facial recognition technology this year to screen applicants for its iPhone plant, illustrating how some ...
Cult of Mac
Apple to IBM Push Buyback to Record Trading as Volume Slows
Apple, the world's largest company by market value, borrowed $17 billion in its first... Read More. Apple, the world's largest company by market value, ...
Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 Sold Out at Many Locations
With just a week and a half to go before Christmas, shoppers are in full-on spending mode, but those looking to score the new Surface 2 or Surface ...
Apple, Google And Facebook Have Nothing To Fear From Changes ...
Contrary to the dearest wishes of certain campaigners the major tech companies, Apple, Google and Facebook, have nothing to fear from any possible ...
China's Space Ambitions
Wall Street Journal
China's first lunar probe touched down over the weekend and deployed an endearingly named rover, Jade Rabbit. Congratulations are in order for this space success, all the more so because it was a peaceful exploration mission. The U.S. and Soviet Union ...
Google investing heavily in advanced robotics, buys renowned military contractor
Google's latest high-profile acquisition is raising eyebrows worldwide, as the search giant has bought a Boston-based robotics company that specializes in lifelike walking machines built for military projects — creations that have proven extremely popular in ...
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