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Windows to Kill-off RT Tablet OS

Posted: December 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Android, Apple, Microsoft, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Windows to Kill-off RT Tablet OS

Julie Larson-Green to Kill-off RT Tablet OSMicrosoft’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 »»»»


EXODesk: The Flat Out Übertouch Surface

Posted: December 13th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Technoid Fashion, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on EXODesk: The Flat Out Übertouch Surface

Viewsonic and EXOPC have joined forces to drag the PC into the world of touch and gestures. No longer is it the territory of tablets and smartphones alone. The EXOdesk PC represents a new generation of touch screen hardware that is invading our desktops and coffee tables. This week Viewsonic and EXOdesk announced the production of a 32″ EXOdesk that should be available early 2012 for $1,299 USD. The new model will be on display for all to see in the Viewsonic booth at next years CES, January 2012 Las Vegas. Laid out flat the EXOdesk becomes an Über touch screen surface computer or even an interactive coffee table. Upright the EXO is an Über white board and interactive display. Anyway you look at it the EXOdesk is signalling a new way to work with our machines.

Two models of the EXOPC are set to be produced by Viewsonic. The first version to be produced will integrate an Intel Core i7, Intel graphics and Windows 7, all built into the display. The second version  produced will not include the integrated PC, this will require a an external PC but will allow you to control the PC’s specifications. The display itself will be a fairly standard 32″ 1080p Hi-Def LCD – 1920 x 1080 -. The surface of the display is the key, the capacitive touch screen is able to handle 10 point touch, with complex gestures and an intuitive on-screen keyboard. Read the full article »»»»


On the Surface: The Samsung – Microsoft Collaborative Interface Revolution

Posted: November 22nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Microsoft, Samsung, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on On the Surface: The Samsung – Microsoft Collaborative Interface Revolution

Many products don’t make the transition from idea to retail product, vapor ware is the name given to these product ideas and prototypes that simply disappear into the ether. With an incredibly popular demonstration earlier this year at CES ‘Surface‘ seemed too good to be true, and looked like one of those ideas that just may end up being an ether dweller. Thankfully ‘Surface‘ isn’t one of those products, with the announcement this week that ‘Surface SUR40‘ is available for pre-order in 23 countries. Microsoft and Samsung have delivered more than just a new touch screen, ‘Surface‘ is a new way of collaborating.

The Samsung SUR40 Surface is the retail version of the Über coffee table demonstrated at CES earlier this year, with the finished product being slimmer and lighter than the demonstration. Most often seen in it’s table format, flat out, Surface can just as easily be mounted on a wall or installed at an angle in kiosks and information booths.

“Samsung worked closely with Microsoft, quickly evolving the Surface from a frumpy gadget to it’s current thin design, and with the most powerful vision-based capabilities in the LCD market, Surface shines.

“The Samsung SUR40 for Microsoft Surface delivers an interactive experience not available anywhere else and will change the way companies engage with their customers,” said Jeong-Hwan Kim, senior vice president of Display Sales & Marketing team at Samsung Electronics. Read the full article »»»»