Google wants a NEST in your home

Last week, Google purchased NEST - the startup company that makes the trendy Learning Thermostat and Protect Smoke Detectors, for $3.2 BILLION. Yes, you heard that right. That's a lot of money. They previously owned 12% of the company through investments. Google made this move to acquire the terrific talent at NEST, which includes the … Continue reading Google wants a NEST in your home

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Are tablets the “new laptop” ?

Everyday, we see more and more mobile professionals using tablets. They are quickly becoming almost as popular as mobile phones. People are realizing what they can be used for, and how they can save them time every day. As more and more apps are released, they are rapidly becoming a viable replacement for laptops. You … Continue reading Are tablets the “new laptop” ?

Yet another mobile OS

Apple has IOS. Android is everywhere. Microsoft is making headway with Windows 8 Mobile. So what do we need? Yes.... ANOTHER mobile operating system. Enter Firefox Mobile. From the same people who bring you the excellent Firefox browser. One of it's primary features is that it's entirely HTML5-based, and 100% open-source.  Developed by a worldwide … Continue reading Yet another mobile OS

Apple wins Patent Infringement lawsuit against Samsung

After a swift deliberation of less than 24 hours, the nine-person San Jose jury awarded Apple more than $1 billion dollars in it's lawsuit against Samsung, and awarded nothing to Samsung in their counter-suit. Among the counts awarded are Samsung's willful infringement of 5 of 6 Apple patents, due in no small part to a … Continue reading Apple wins Patent Infringement lawsuit against Samsung

Keep your client informed when you’re running late – with a TWIST

I just read about this cool new startup - Twist. So you're setting up a meeting with a client. With Twist, you enter the meeting start time and your client's contact information.  Before the meeting, Twist will remind you when to leave to arrive on time. As you approach your meeting time, Twist, with your … Continue reading Keep your client informed when you’re running late – with a TWIST

Microsoft Surface – Redmond’s big entry into the competitive tablet market

The New Microsoft tablet platform, named "Surface" is starting to make appearances on the internet. Microsoft contracted with a hardware to come up with an entirely new tablet platform to showcase it's upcoming tablet operating system, Windows RT. The specs are fairly decent - 10.6 inch Cleartype HD 16:9 aspect-ratio HD screen with Gorill Glass … Continue reading Microsoft Surface – Redmond’s big entry into the competitive tablet market

The Intel Ultrabook Platform – New Competition for MacBook Air

Apple has had tremendous success with their MacBook Air line of ultra-thin, ultra-light, "take-anywhere" laptops. Over the years, Apple's competition has struggled to compete in this market segment. Many manufacturers released their own variants of slim, lightweight notebooks, only to see them fail to command any market share. Well, Intel plans to change all that. … Continue reading The Intel Ultrabook Platform – New Competition for MacBook Air