Android, Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Software Programs, VR World

Woot Crashes the Price of Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch to $159.99

Woot.com, an online discount website owned by Amazon just released its latest ‘deal of the day’. And what a deal it is, slashing the price of an Galaxy Gear Smartwatch by 46%, from $349.99 to mere $159.99. Is it enough to kick the sale volume up? Woot! now offers Galaxy Gear smartwatch for $159.99 As you can see on the screenshot above, you cannot order more than a single unit of the watch, but opening multiple accounts isn’t exactly a problematic thing to do. If you want to, of course. By all accounts, Galaxy Gear failed to land on the sweet spot of tens of

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Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Operating Systems, Opinion, Software Programs, VR World, Windows Phone

Microsoft's New Strategy – Clean Up Windows, Become Strong 3rd Competitor

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If you haven’t been following Microsoft lately, then you’re missing out on what could be one of the most significant changes of strategy I’ve seen in a long time. They have slowly been making baby steps towards reorganizing and reconsidering how they address mobile. I have been following Microsoft’s attitudes towards mobile since Windows Mobile 5.0 and even owned a fair amount of Windows-based devices over the course of that time. However, Microsoft made a lot of mistakes along the way and is finally making major changes to remedy them. And with the smartphone market being a virtual duopoly between Android and iOS it comes

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Companies, Internet, Microsoft, Software Programs

Microsoft releases IE8: Last gasp or a fresh start?

Ever since Microsoft overtook Netscape, its position on the browser market never looked so pale. IE is still used by majority of users world-wide, but market share started to slide with the launch of Mozilla Firefox. Opera is holding its also-ran position (and leading the mobile internet market), Google’s (unpolished) Chrome and Apple’s Surfari are only beginning to nimble the market share, but expect an explosion to happen in the next year. Browser wars are back, and they’re back in full strength: who is going to win? Mozilla Firefox leads the market share of alternative browsers and in some countries, such as Germany – enjoys

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Cloud Computing, Internet

UPDATE #2: Gmail goes down… again.

Gmail is without any doubt, a critical service for success of Google as a marketing tool. It got people used to the idea of cloud computing, e.g. leaving your e-mail somewhere else but your computer. But for some odd reason, Gmail is currently (12:19PM CET) experiencing its second large outage in the past 30 days. The service is unavailable for the third hour in a row. Outtage began somewhere around midnight California time (09:00AM CET), and continued through the whole morning into a lunch break. I received several e-mails from California and various European countries, and the problem isn’t local, but global. Affected users are

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Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Creative’s Zii MPU has a bright, Android future

Creative demonstrated HD acceleration of its upcoming Zii chip using Google Android OS.

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Cloud Computing, Internet

I love new Gmail themes!

Earlier this week, Google released several enhancements to its Gmail and Gtalk services. The company rolled out several “Google Labs” features, such as video functionality to their IM client, or the latest – themes for Gmail/Googlemail service. This brought life into old Gmail interface, and I have to say, I am still undecided on what team is the best. I went with Planets, even though Summer Ocean has its good sides. Unlike Facebook’s revamp (that yielded a lot of controversy), you can simply choose to ignore the themes, or try to find something for yourself.

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