Depending on how you feel about peripherals such as the iPad, 2010 was either a landmark year or a huge cause for concern. Though the iPad was far from being the first tablet computer on the market, it was the first to be marketed primarily as a platform for media such as books, movies, games, and music. While it was largely successful in those regards, it also came at the expense of technical computing power, ergonomics, as well as an open architecture. Still, the triumphs of the iPad have led way to the development of other similar devices, which are sure to be a trend in 2011.
at 5:59PM, 3 years ago |
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Recently, the Google co-founder told of what could only be described as an "Orwelian horror story of mass proportions" by fellow internet users. The claim was that other big companies, such as Apple and Facebook, were taking, or trying to take, the internet into their own hands. How much of this is true? Well, according to recent events, it's pretty much
all true and it applies not only to Apple and Facebook but to all the world's
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at 5:23PM, a year ago |
Technology and Gaming
For years people have been making the assertion that PC gaming is a dying breed, but there's yet to be any concrete evidence of it ringing true. Both Valve and Blizzard, two of the top developers on ANY platform, have huge PC releases due out in 2011 in the form of Portal 2 and Diablo 3 respectively. Furthermore, with Games for Windows Live and Good Old Games making strong pushes in the distribution front, we may finally see a serious competitor to Valve's Steam platform. But that aside, what else does 2011 have in store?
at 6:00PM, 3 years ago |
Technology and Gaming
In Apple's latest attempt to have you pay money to stand in queue for hours, the company unveiled the new Macbook Air at its Back to the Mac event. Unlike the previous Macbook Air, which for all of its manila folder-fitting thinness still managed to pack a hard drive inside, the new one takes a page out of the iPad's book and relies solely on flash memory. According to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, the new Macbook Air is "like nothing [Apple has] ever created before." Except, you know, for the old Macbook Air. Which, incidentally, happened to be very functionally similar to the regular Macbooks. And the old Macbooks in turn were sort of like portable versions of the iMac. So it's actually a lot like things they've created before.