Can you believe that it has been 30 years since Apple introduced the Macintosh personal computer? The Mac was very ground breaking when it was introduced because instead of the normal command line like most PCs at the time it used a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and mouse, which made using the device extremely easy.
Lugging around a laptop’s power supply can be a chore. FINsix aims to shrink laptop power supplies across the board into something you can easily carry in your pocket while still delivering the same power output.
We interact with computer technology every day. Yet most people know very little about how they work, their strange and magical inner-processes continue to remain a mystery. When you open up your laptop, power up a desktop, or give an Android tablet a whirl, there’s an intricate mechanical process occurring inside. Here’s a simplified infographic to show you what happens when your computer boots up.
Some fierce rivalries in the tech industry have played out over the last decade or so, and it has been fascinating to see how this plays out in the field of tech PR. Many of these struggles have led to much acrimony and lawsuits. In many ways though, consumers actually benefit from these rivalries as each main player tries to outdo each other in product and service offerings. Here are a couple of some of the most famous rivalries that have garnered much attention in tech PR.
The white Sapphire HD 7950 Mac Edition was spotted at CeBIT and now Sapphire is officially releasing the card. The card still is more or less a reference design with an 800MHz core clock and 3GB of GDDR5. As far as connections go you have 2x mini-DisplayPort, 1x HDMI and 1x dual-link DVI.
We are not at CeBIT this year, but we are picking up some of the news. One of the more interesting things we have seen is a white Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition. Of course that means this card is aimed at Apple’s Mac systems and Mac gamers. Apple already offers the Radeon HD 5870 or HD 5770 CrossFire on their Mac Pro. Besides the white design this card is still pretty much a reference design with a 800 MHz clock speed and 3GB of GDDR5.
Origin is much like Steam, it is made to be a one stop shop for games. That is if you have a PC. You are able to purchase games and launch them through the Origin platform. Origin is finally opening the platform up to Mac users, well only a few thousand U.S. and U.K. users to start. Right now Origin for Mac is in Alpha and is far from complete.
Otherworld Computing, known more succinctly as simply OWC, showed one of the coolest things we’ve seen at CES: a smart electrical outlet with USB ports. It’s not the first electrical outlet with USB ports, but it’s by far the best designed. It features spring-loaded covers that kill the power when closed to prevent wasted juice and is the first UL-listed device of its kind, a necessary requirement for insurance-conscious homeowners. OWC also showed us its new lightning fast solid state drives (SSDs) and its expandible storage device primary meant for Mac Mini. ThinkComputers’ Colin Dean speaks with OWC’s Grant Dahlke in this video interview.
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