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Bill Gates: iPad Users Are Frustrated They Can't Type Or Create Documents 618 618

An anonymous reader writes "While Apple views the tablet and PC markets as two separate entities, Microsoft takes the opposing view. During a CNBC interview this morning, Gates continued to toe the party line insofar as he praised the benefits of Microsoft's tablets and Windows 8 while explaining that iPad users are frustrated because they have trouble typing and creating documents. 'With Windows 8, Microsoft is trying to gain share in what has been dominated by the iPad-type device. But a lot of those users are frustrated, they can't type, they can't create documents. They don't have Office there. So we're providing them something with the benefits they've seen that have made that a big category, but without giving up what they expect in a PC.'"

Comment Re:"Immeasurable Impact"?? (Score 1) 212 212

"Immeasurable impact on issues surrounding technology". Not "inventions".

As a "good guy", Google's contribution to any part of many peoples lifestyles with regard to the technology used is indisputable. (Google search > competition, Android market share > competition, Chrome performance and stability > competition, NaCL, Play store, etc etc. They're not perfect, but they are certainly usable and viable, and often better, alternatives to their competitors.)

As a "bad guy", Google's stereotypical credo of "do no evil", after they've gained such weight in the technology world, is coming into question (most recently? see CISPA).

Together, these certainly form a kind of impact, and given Google's ubiquity in a lot of peoples' lives, an immeasurable one.

Comment Sensationalism (Score 1) 104 104

BlackBerry 10 Can BBM Anything You're Watching, Even Grandma's Crocheting Videos

BlackBerry 10 Can BBM Anything You're Watching, Even Game of Thrones

BlackBerry 10 Can BBM Anything You're Watching, Even Kittens

BlackBerry 10 Can BBM Anything You're Watching, Even Sesame Street

BlackBerry 10 Can BBM Anything You're Watching, Even LARPing

"Porn" obviously has more weight to garner clicks, so let's resort to sensationalizing the headline in order to make a buck.

Comment Cloud (11 hits) (Score 1) 53 53

So the word "cloud" appears 11 times in the article, and in each case, is used in a context in which it comes off as a buzz-word or in an SEO-optimized fashion.

What I'd like to know is, how does it fit into the "cloud" paradigm?

  • Does it somehow better handle streamed texture and shader content, thus making my "cloud gaming experience" feel more fluid?
  • Is the chipset designed to integrate with next-gen tablets and smartphones, which would typically be "cloud gaming experience"-devices?
  • Will it better handle next-gen games typically offered as a "cloud gaming experience" (think recent SimCity and worse)? OR...
  • Is it simply being released at a time where "cloud gaming experience" is a convenient marketing buzzword, intended to generate sales among the unwashed masses?

How much net work could a network work, if a network could net work?