Saturday, April 16, 2011

New Wii Announced

Apparently the Nintendo Wii may be being remade into a more powerful gaming system. It is believed that the new Wii may be more powerful than the PS3 or Xbox 360. This seems unlikely given the high price of producing PS3s but only time will tell. The excerpt from the article tells more.

"The news, first reported by Game Informer who cited anonymous sources in their report today, confirms rumors that have been swirling for months in the wake of slowing game releases from Nintendo.

Furthermore, we've heard that the machine will be more powerful than current-gen systems, meaning Nintendo, currently backing a Wii that is weaker in horsepower than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, will be showing a new console that is more powerful than those current competitors.
Update: Nintendo responded to our inquiry with a standard "Nintendo does not comment on rumor or speculation"."

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Firefox 4

Recently Mozilla released Firefox 4. As the name implies  this is the fourth implementation of firefox. New features include mobile connectivity.
Some new features include:

     Chrome esque tabs
     Browser sync
     a new addon system
     improved html5 usage
     Better crash protection
     Hardware accelerated graphics
     Faster browsing speed
     Mini Bookmarks
     Tab groups 

All of these features make Firefox 4 a worthy addition to any computer. 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Will work for energy: jobs robots are stealing

In the future these 9 jobs will be stolen by robots. You have been warned
store clerks
soldiers (potentially with flamethrowers)
sportswriters/ reporters

These do make logical sense. Unlike most all sentient beings robots are continually updated to meet the current day surroundings. Judging by number 2 I will need a career change.

You have been warned, good luck gents.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Mobile Banking Jump

In the fourth quarter of last year mobile banking jumped by an astounding 54 percent. many people, myself included, synced their various accounts to mobile devices during the holiday season. 11 million people are using a mobile app. 8 million are using text messages, and lastly 19 million use the built in browser. This feature is quite convenient and allows many people to access things conveniently. data costs, speeds, and security are still large issues though.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

State of the Internet Address

Recently some statistics of internet usage were introduced
currently near 2 billion people use email globally. over two hundred ninety four billion people send emails every day. there were over 107 billion emails sent in 2010 alone. Roughly 25 percent of these are corporate accounts. 89 percent of these were spam. currently there are 255 million web sites. 21.4 of them were new and introduced in 2010. There are 2 billion people using the world wide. This is a 14 percent increase. Currently the most used browser is internet explorer. every day 20 million Facebook apps are added every day. 100 million twitter accounts were added in 2010. there are 152 million blogs on the internet currently.

Rustock Shutdown

Recently the company Rustock was shut down by Microsoft in conjunction with the federal government. Because of this internet spam may be decreased by as much as 40 percent.  This was one of the more uncommon victories over internet criminals. Currently Rustock has been made inactive though it's inventors may be able to regain control over "Infected computers"