Smartphones are incredibly advanced devices, iPhone or Android, they are packed with advanced components manufactured using some of the world's rarest raw materials -- but in some cases the cost of those materials includes an unconceivable degree of human suffering.
Verizon channels Intel.
As if on cue, Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) recently announced a deal for Verizon to purchase Intel's OnCue Cloud TV platform. The platform allows customers to watch streaming video content at any time from all networks. Pouting in the corner we find Comcast, which previously had worked with Verizon on similar technology before the OnCue purchase.
Verizon, not sharing new technology with the other children, taunts its former friend, leading inevitably to a full-on shoving match. Meanwhile, older and wiser bloggers value friendship, but question how much OnCue is worth.
Apple will set the video industry ablaze when it introduces the Mac Pro in the next few weeks. Here are three reasons why these most discerning PC users will be stoked:
What the heck is a 386SX? If you're old enough to know the answer, then you may just be old enough to have read this comparative review in the August 1990 issue of BYTE Magazine.
Asus, one of the few companies to build Windows RT-based tablets, now says it's pulling back on that troubled platform, and will instead spend its time and money on full-powered Windows 8 devices running Intel chips. Given RT's many problems, this is just one more nail in its coffin.
Eight years since Apple announced the move to Intel processors, Mac users are asking: 'Does Apple even care about pro users any more?' It has been years since the company did anything for them and its vapourware promises of something exciting this year are wearing thin. What's going on?
Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, once advised students to "join the dots", but it seems Apple's future plans include making dots seem to disappear as it focuses on delivering the highest possible resolution across its product range.
Microsoft, Apple, Google, and other tech giants rarely agree on anything. But they all agree on this: The Supreme Court should rule that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which for federal purposes defines marriage as only being between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.
Poor, beleaguered Apple -- nothing's going right: on the one hand it must try to make its business out of a minority (20 percent) share of the PC industry; on the other, Macs manufactured six or more years ago are still in active use. Life really does suck, sometimes…
CES 2013: Apple [AAPL] isn't at the show, but there's a selection of new solutions in discussion at or around the show that may get picked up by Cupertino's I/O execs who have been seen prowling the exhibition floor. These include better wireless, more responsive displays, and much more.