Posted: October 15th, 2014 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Microsoft, Misogyny, Satya Nadella, Sex Descrimination, Standout, Technoid Computer News, Tony Abbott Quote, UPDATED | Comments Off on Microsoft’s NEW CEO Tells Women Not to Ask For a Pay Raise
There’s a reason Microsoft left such a huge chasm between CEO’s – remember the hijinks of Steve B? and congratulations to new CEO Satya Nadella – it seems the folk that pick these people might need a little self reflection.
Having ranted all that, it seems the new CEO has done something we all thought unattainable, he’s made people give a f_ck about Microsoft for the first time in years.
Nadella achieved this emotional engagement by offering up the most misogynisticly deplorable advice to women in the workplace. Not since Australia’s Prime Minister advised women to dull-down their expectations has a man at the top uttered such fowl advice.
“I think it’d be folly to expect that women will ever dominate or even approach equal representation in large numbers, simply because their aptitudes, abilities and interests are different for physiological reasons” Tony Abbott
According to Nadella the female ‘confidence gap’ is a sham? Nadella made his pickled remarks on stage at an event to celebrate the marginalized accomplishments of women in the technology industry… Seriously?! :: Read the full article »»»»
New technology often means a bit of a fumble when it comes to manners, remember the intro of the mobile phone – geez your old – where is it ok to use your phone, dealing with loud talkers and most recently sexting, the rules governing mobile phones have evolved very very slowly.
It’s taken more than 2 decades to come to terms with an accepted set of social do’s and don’t for the meek mobile. So what’s the etiquette for using Google Glass in public?
The do’s and don’ts for new technologies aren’t always clear, indeed many are still arguing over using mobiles in restaurants.
So the everwise behemoth that is Google, has stepped up, providing some basic tips on using it’s latest, greatest device :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 15th, 2014 | Author: Judith Sternbach | Filed under: Technoid Computer News, Uncategorized | Tags: Australian Copyright Act, Australian Copyright Law, Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft, Australian Screen Association, BitTorrent, iiNet, Internet Piracy, ISP Graduated Response, Law, Malcolm Turnbull, Technoid Computer News | Comments Off on Australia Considering Heavy Handed Copyright Enforcement
Australia’s Attorney General, Senator George Brandis has foreshadowed serious changes to the nations copyright laws.
Senator Brandis says one move he’s considering is asking internet service providers – ISPs – to issue warnings to customers.
Australians are among the worst offenders when it comes to illegal downloads, Senator Brandis is also apparently considering asking ISPs to block sites where content can be illegally downloaded.
Copyright holders like film and television and music studios have long argued that it is ISPs role to prevent internet users from illegally downloading their content.
The glitch in the plan might be a landmark High Court ruling in 2012, where the court found service provider iiNet wasn’t responsible for its customers’ illegal activities :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 1st, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Android, iOS, Microsoft, Microsoft Mobile Computing, Surface, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Mobile Computing News, Windows 8, Windows 8 RT | Comments Off on Windows Device Chief Killing RT Tablet OS
Microsoft’s head of Devices, Julie Larson-Green has caused a stir in the tablet market, unofficially announcing that the Tech-behemoth would only be running with two – of three – operating systems for mobile devices.
Microsoft currently runs Windows Phone, RT and Windows 8 on tablets and phones. Punters are betting large on RT being the odd OS out.
RT was developed solely to take advantage of ARMs 32-bit architecture, giving devices like Surface super thinness and power efficiency.
RT is a cutdown version of Windows 8, sitting smack in the middle of Phone and 8, with more functionality than Phone but less functionality of 8.
Devices currently running Windows RT have a selection of scaled back, bundled programs – MS Office 2013 – however, it’s inherently incompatible with previous versions of Windows.
Punters it seems are flexing their purchasing power, choosing full-blown Windows 8 rather than the OEM only RT as their tablet OS :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 26th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Apple Inc, Apple iPad 3D, Apple iPhone 3D, Apple SmartTV, Business News, Mobile Comuting, PrimeSense, Technoid Computer News | Comments Off on More Proof Apple SmartTV is Close? Apple Picks Up 3D Sensing Tech-co PrimeSense
Consumer tech-behemoth Apple Inc, has acquired 3D developer PrimeSense, it hasn’t however disclosed how it intends to use the new acquisition. PrimeSense is a developer who’s technologie allow devices to respond to their environment in three dimensions.
Apple purchased the Israel based company yesterday, tech-analysts believe the move indicates a shift toward more sophisticated gesture-control in Apples mobile devices, iPhone and iPad.
An Apple spokesman confirmed the purchase, however declined to say how much it spent or what the technology will be used for.
Israeli media said Apple paid about $350 million for PrimeSense, whose technology powers the gesture control in Microsoft Corp’s Xbox Kinect gaming system :: Read the full article »»»»