Microsoft Office applications barely used by many employees, new study shows – Techworld.com

After stripping out unnecessary licensing Office licenses, organisations were left with a hybrid environment, part cloud, part desktop Office. via Microsoft Office applications barely used by many employees, new study shows – Techworld.com. The Center IT outfit I work for is dumping as much on premise Exchange Mailbox hosting as it can. However we are […]

Google Glass teardown puts rock-bottom price on hardware • The Register

A teardown report on Google Glass is raising eyebrows over suggestions that the augmented reality headset costs as little as $80 to produce. via Google Glass teardown puts rock-bottom price on hardware • The Register. One more reason to not be a Glasshole is you don’t want to be a sucker. Given what the Oculus […]

Corning Announces Availability of USB 3.Optical Cables

Currently available in lengths of 10 meters, Corning will also be releasing USB 3.Optical cables of 15 and 30 meters later this year.  These cables can be purchased online at Amazon and Accu-Tech. via Corning Announces Availability of USB 3.Optical Cables. As I’ve had to deal with using webcams stretched across very long distances in […]

AnandTech | Apple’s Cyclone Microarchitecture Detailed

So for now, Cyclone’s performance is really used to exploit race to sleep and get the device into a low power state as quickly as possible. via AnandTech | Apple’s Cyclone Microarchitecture Detailed. Race to sleep, is the new, new thing for mobile cpus. Power conservation at a given clock speed is all done through […]

Jaunt – Meet the Crazy Camera That Can Make Movies for the Oculus Rift (Jordan Kushins-Gizmodo)

If Facebook buying Oculus for a cool $2 billion is a step towards democratizing the currently-niche platform, Jaunt seems like an equally monumental step towards making awesome virtual reality content that appeals to folks beyond the gaming community. The VR movies in addition to VR games. via Meet the Crazy Camera That Can Make Movies […]

Nvidia Pulls off ‘Industrial Light and Magic’-Like Tools | EE Times

The president of VMware said after seeing it (and not knowing what he was seeing), “Wow, what movie is that?” And that’s what it’s all about — dispersion of disbelief. You’ve heard me talk about this before, and we’re almost there. I famously predicted at a prestigious event three years ago that by 2015 there […]

Battery vendors push ultracapacitor wrappers to give Li-ions more bite • The Register

A pair of battery vendors are hoping that a new design which incorporates the use of an ultracapacitor material will help to improve and extend the life of lithium-ion battery packs. via Battery vendors push ultracapacitor wrappers to give Li-ions more bite • The Register. First a little background info on what is a capacitor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultracapacitor#History […]

Cargo-culting [managers are awesome / managers are cool when they’re part of your team] (tecznotes|Mike Migurski)

This is incidentally what’s so fascinating about the government technology position I’m in at Code for America. I believe that we’re in the midst of a shift in power from abusive tech vendor relationships to something driven by a city’s own digital capabilities. The amazing thing about GOV.UK is that a government has decided it […]

DDR4 Heir-Apparent Makes Progress | EE Times

The current paradigm has become increasingly complex, said Black, and HMC is a significant shift. It uses a vertical conduit called through-silicon via (TSV) that electrically connects a stack of individual chips to combine high-performance logic with DRAM die. Essentially, the memory modules are structured like a cube instead of being placed flat on a […]