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Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Top 10 Tech Stories of 2009

SoldierKnowsBest put together a casual video talking about the 10 breakthroughs to remember from 2009. It is obviously quite bias towards Apple as well as the main-stream companies, so it is best to view it as a recap of the products that made the biggest buzz in the consumer technology market in the last year. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88vLHNFyiqE Looking forward to the…

Bing vs Google

Bing vs Google, at the same time

Last week, I posted a video that took a humorous approach to the search engine battle between the California giants, and then new kid on the block, Bing. Interestingly, I came across this website that does a very simple move to give you the best of both worlds, at the same time. Just like how some people would argue that…

Can You Compete with Google Search?

This is a short video by CollegeHumor that uses sarcasm to point out the possible lack of competition for the Google search engine: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W268COdhmV0 Microsoft launched Bing in an attempt to make life difficult for Google. Not surprisingly, it is not working out so well, at least not at the moment. The main problem is that the search engine boom…

Can OpenOffice.org Compete With MS?

With the spread of open source alternatives to commercial applications, more and more users are going directly for free software, and might not even see the need to get a hold of bootleg copies of “professional” programs. Applications such as VLC, Filezilla or Firefox are obvious choices, and, coincidently, are completely free and open source. In fact, there are so…

When Will IE6 Come To An End?

RIP IE6

As a web designer, it’s quite a task to explain to a regular user the disadvantages of Internet Explorer 6.0. Mostly because there are so many reasons to hate the Microsoft browser, that anyone who has to deal with its annoyances will rush into yelling and swearing, and would never be able to make a rational argument. But generally speaking,…

Microsoft “Table”

The Microsoft Surface has been announced for a while now, but this video takes a sarcastic approach to the same advertisement Microsoft had used to market their new product. Besides the fact that it is hilarious, it’s also interesting to see how some new “innovations” do not always go hand-in-hand with users’ demands, but rather dictate what the user wants/needs:…

Underdeveloped, Or Over-Exploited?

Open source is the future

Award-winning author and lecturer Michael Parenti made the argument that the Third World, the poor countries that are seen to be behind in terms of development and advancement, are not actually underdeveloped, as many assume, but they had been over-exploited. The reason behind the downfall of the majority of the countries on the planet can always be traced back to…