Smart grid and green tech at CES (photos)

By Techtiplib | On Wed, Feb 9th, 2011 - Comments Off on Smart grid and green tech at CES (photos)

Greenwave Reality CEO Greg Memo shows off how a grid-aware home energy system can be controlled and monitored either from a smart phone, PC, or Sony TV. Devices are connected to a home network by using smart plugs, seen on left, and a smart meter. The company is testing its system with utilities in Europe. Soulra radios from Eton can charge are equipped with solar panels to charge an iPod. 

Shogun Bros. Chameleon X-1 review: the mouse that’s a gamepad, too

By Techtiplib | On Tue, Feb 8th, 2011 - Comments Off on Shogun Bros. Chameleon X-1 review: the mouse that’s a gamepad, too

Peanut butter and jelly. Gin and tonic. Peaches and cream. Some strange combinations make perfect sense paired, but how about the mouse and the PC gamepad? Those two items are what a Hong Kong peripheral manufacturer decided to combine, and the result was the Shogun Bros. Chameleon X-1 — a gaming mouse you can flip to find twelve buttons and two miniature analog sticks on the bottom.. 

Microsoft’s Kinect Selling Twice As Fast As The iPad

By Techtiplib | On Tue, Feb 8th, 2011 - Comments Off on Microsoft’s Kinect Selling Twice As Fast As The iPad

The adoption rate of the iPad was celebrated as the fastest ever in electronics history. Now, less than a year after the tablet’s launch, Microsoft has usurped that distinction with Kinect. Kinect, Microsoft’s new controller-free gaming peripheral for the Xbox 360, has been selling at a breakneck pace, with 2.5 million sensors sold within its first 25 days on the market (Read. 

Microsoft Is Said to Seek More Management Changes

By Techtiplib | On Tue, Feb 8th, 2011 - Comments Off on Microsoft Is Said to Seek More Management Changes

Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer plans to extend a management shake-up aimed at adding senior product executives with an engineering background, two people with knowledge of the decision said. Changes may be announced this month, said one of the people, who declined to be named because the plans are private. Last month, Ballmer pushed out server division president and. 

Microsoft accuses Mexican drug cartel La Familia of selling bootleg Office software

By Techtiplib | On Tue, Feb 8th, 2011 - Comments Off on Microsoft accuses Mexican drug cartel La Familia of selling bootleg Office software

Microsoft claims La Familia is selling bootleg copies of Office, and the company is using this to show how counterfeiting and piracy is a more serious problem than many people believe. It’s been a strange week for Microsoft. It began with Google revealing it had set a honey-trap in order to catch Bing copying its search results. And it’s ending with the revelation that the Mexican drug. 

Razer announce new mouse and headphones at CES

By Techtiplib | On Tue, Feb 8th, 2011 - Comments Off on Razer announce new mouse and headphones at CES

Razer have revealed two new products at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The first of these is a new wireless mouse, the Razer Mamba, which features “gaming grade” wireless, and can be used with and without a cable, making it the first “dual mode” mouse, and also the fastest, with a polling speed of 1ms when used wirelessly. The second new product is a. 

A Basic Sketch of the Next iPad

By Techtiplib | On Mon, Feb 7th, 2011 - Comments Off on A Basic Sketch of the Next iPad

Apple is a cyclical creature, like bears, unicorns and ladyfolk. iPods in September; iPhones in June; and likely, iPads in April. April is not so far away! So, unsurprisingly, we’re starting to hear what the next iPad looks like. The brains – While one generation of devices does not a trend make—three’s a trend, in journo-land—Apple is less mystical and more economical. 

How to package a presentation for CD

By Techtiplib | On Thu, Jan 1st, 1970 - Comments Off on How to package a presentation for CD

Follow these steps to create a CD to present your slide show on another computer. Before you copy and distribute your presentation, inspect your presentation for hidden data and personal information (see step 8 below), and then decide whether it is appropriate to include this information in the copied presentation. Hidden information might include your name as the presentation’s creator,. 

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