Posted: November 21st, 2013 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Apple iPad, Apple iPhone, ASUS, Google Android, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphone Sales, Table, Tablet Sales, Technoid Mobile Computing News | Comments Off
The uncool kid on the block, Google’s Android, now controls more than 80% of the global smartphone market, with Microsoft’s Windows Phone also experiencing explosive growth according to new numbers.
The worldwide mobile market shipped an amazing 467 million new phones in the third quarter of 2013. Mobile researchers IDC said figures show the overall market grew 39.9% to 261.1 million units, up from 186.7 million a year ago.
The clear market leader was Google Android, shipping upward of 210 million devices, more than the total number of smartphones sold for all platforms combined quarter on quarter.
The platform now claims an amazing 81% of the worldwide smartphone market, but wait there’s more :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 14th, 2013 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Blackberry, Google Play, Smartphone, Touchscreen Blackberry, Z30 | Comments Off
It would be far too easy to right Blackberry off as simply too hard, a mess perhaps, but still a very revolutionary mess.
Not to be overshadowed by it’s recent turmoil over ownership, BlackBerry has released its latest offer, an impressive new flagship, the Z30, a powerhouse set to impress. Not to mention the largest smartphone the company has ever offered.
Despite all of the recent – and well-documented - uncertainty surrounding the company machinations, Blackberry has managed to maintain a seriously loyal user base, particularly among the users everyone else wants, business users.
If you’re among this loyal core, is it time you updated to the latest BlackBerry? It’s certainly time to take a look. Be warned however, Z30 is All Touch :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 24th, 2013 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Business News, Microsoft, Microsoft CEO Retires, Steve Ballmer, Technoid Computer News | Comments Off
Microsoft’s outlandish chief executive Steve Ballmer has announced he’s got his heart set on retirement. The gregarious CEO reckons he’s pensioning himself off within the coming 12 months.
It is the opinion of this blogger that Microsoft, under Ballmer’s helmsman-ship has missed many obvious opportunities, leaving the once mighty company languishing in cyber-nomans land.
Ballmer’s retirement might just open a new chapter for Microsoft, while its Windows OS is used in the vast majority of personal computers. Microsoft during Ballmer’s 13 years of control has had little impact in the fast-growing mobile device segment.
The tech-behemoth has faced a slurry of criticism for not keeping pace with this fast-evolving tech-sector, my personal criticism includes not eyeing-off it’s market correctly.
While Microsoft has battled to keep pace in development, it’s preferred market seems to have been slices of the iPhone and Android markets, leaving those – seniors, those around Ballmer’s own age – who actually love thier products virtually untouched :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: July 16th, 2013 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Renovation Planning | Tags: Chengdu, china, New Century Global Centre, Renovation Planning, Sichuan Province, Worlds Largest Building | Comments Off
Boasting its own artificial sun, a floor area three times the size of the Pentagon, the “world’s largest building” has opened in Chengdu – a metropolis in China’s Sichuan Province - to mixed reviews from its first visitors. The towering 100-metre high New Century Global Centre, which is said to be big enough to hold 20 Sydney Opera Houses, recently opened its doors in Chengdu.
The complex, which Chinese officials say is the world’s largest standalone structure, is 500 metres long by 400 metres wide, offering 1.7 million square metres of floor space, big enough to hold 20 Sydney Opera Houses.
But the first wave of visitors were divided over the attractions of the the structure, which houses 400,000 square metres of shopping space, offices, conference rooms, a university complex, two commercial centres, two five star hotels - including an Intercontinental Hotel - and an IMAX cinema :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 5th, 2013 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, From The Web | Tags: Google, Google Palestine, Israel, Palestine, United Nations | Comments Off
Internet search behemoth Google has recognised Palestine’s upgraded United Nations status, placing the name “Palestine” on its search engine instead of “Palestinian Territories,” the US company said, raising the ire of Israel. The domain name www.google.ps, Google’s search engine for the territories, now brings up a homepage with “Palestine” written underneath the Google logo.
In November last year the UN general assembly upgraded Palestine to the status of non-member observer state by a vote of 138 votes in favour, 9 against and 41 abstentions.
Palestinian authorities have since begun to use the “State of Palestine” in diplomatic correspondence and issued official stamps for the purpose. The google recognition took effect this week, Google spokesman Nathan Tyler said in a statement :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 20th, 2013 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Cankler Science News | Tags: Australian Landmark Science, Clone, Cloning, Extinction, Gastric Brooding Frog, Genetic Engineering, SCNT, Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer | Comments Off
A frog that can swallow its eggs, brood its young in its gut and give birth through its mouth. The gastric Brooding Frog has been extinct for more than 30 years ago, but the extraordinary amphibian is about to be un-extinct.
In a world first, a team of Australian scientists has taken the first major step in bringing it back to life. They have successfully reactivated its DNA and produced a viable embryo.
The scientists located a frozen carcasses and have been able to recover tissue from the Gastric Brooding Frog. Using a technique known as SCNT, somatic cell nuclear transfer – creating a clone embryo with a donor nucleus – they implanted the long-dead cell nucleus from the extinct species into a fresh egg from related frog :: Read the full article »»»»