Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New HP/Palm Products

So I know it took me two weeks to come across this but HP/Palm are releasing new phones and tablets that showcase their WebOS 3.0 operating system, and their sleek new hardware, and I must admit I am in love. Videos after the break.

Palm Overview

In my opinion WebOS is the best mobile operating system around. It features true multi-tasking, tight hardware and software integration, business class email client, excellent battery life, contains a fully integrated gaming suite and is open source. For those of you who do not know about Palm, allow me to introduce them. Palm created the first hand held PDA: The Palm Pilot.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Android Overview

So I thought that I would begin this blog with an analysis of a few key technologies that are currently out.  Without all of the technical detail. I will start with smartphone operating systems. I would like to begin this discussion of smartphones OS with one that is very close to my heart, Android. Android is an open source mobile operating system that was created by Google. When Android was first released all talk was of how well it would do against iOS. It was not seen as a real competitor in the smartphone game. However as of Q4 2010 Android is now the top selling smartphone OS in the world. Of course such information has to be taken with a grain of salt. The Android OS is available on many different phones while iOS is only available on the iPhone.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Industrial Revolution

As the world becomes increasingly technological it has become obvious that many consumers do not know the full capabilities of their electronics, or why they purchased them in the first place. Everywhere you look there are advertisements attempting to persuade you to buy this or to buy that. Such advertisements can easily bewilder consumers. I myself have been a casualty of what I like to call "blind purchase". My first laptop was a Sony Vaio FW378 series laptop. It was my first year in college and I knew that I needed a laptop. I bought this laptop because I saw an advertisement on television that claimed this was the most advanced, powerful laptop at the time, and so without doing any further research I purchased the laptop for $1,199. What I needed in a laptop was portability and battery life, and while this was a great laptop it did not fulfill that purpose at all. The battery lasted at most 3 hours, and the screen was 17" and quite heavy. The Viao laptop that I purchased was a multimedia machine. So in essence I wasted over $700 on features that I did not need.