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  Steve Ballmer will retire from Microsoft within one year


Microsoft today announced on its official website that CEO Steve Ballmer will retire from Microsoft with 12 months. But he will remain as the CEO until the successor is named. Steve Ballmer commented on his retirement as : There is never a perfect time for this type of transition, but now is the right time, We have embarked on a new strategy with a new organization and we have an amazing Senior Leadership Team. My original thoughts on timing would have had my retirement happen in the middle of...

   Microsoft,CEO,Retirement     2013-08-23 08:34:10


  Javascript Frameworks Are Too Small


A while back I stumbled upon a great post by Jean-Baptiste Queru. It describes the incredible depth of the modern technology stack. Layers upon layers of complex science, hardware, and software, each layer creating a simpler abstraction around the previous. This ultimately enables our paltry human brains to create amazing things that would otherwise be impossible (or really difficult). This is, in my opinion, the lifeblood of modern software development. For some reason, however, when i...

   JavaScript,Framework,Size,Small,jQuery     2012-01-10 07:20:59


  Singapore ISP SingTel experiences nation wide service down


On 3 Dec, 2016, many people from Singapore found that they were disconnected from the world the moment they waked up. Their Internet Service Provider(ISP) SingTel, the largest ISP in the country, experienced a nation wide service down incident. The incident started at 8:21 am according to SingTel and all Internet service subscribers across the country are affected. The incident lasted for over 15 hours(The time this post is being written) and there is still no timeline for when the service will ...

   SINGAPORE,SERVICE DOWN,NEWS,SINGTEL     2016-12-03 09:33:46


  Will camera be Android's next target after smartphone and tablet?


In Samsung's Mobile Unpack conference, Samsung announced one Android smart camera which supports 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi. This smart camera called Galxy Camera is equipped with the latest Android 4.1 system, 21 times zoom, 23mm ultra-wide-angle lens and 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, along with the OIS image stabilization technology. You can install various Android applications on this smart camera and edit photos and then share, it also comes with voice control function and cloud storage ...

   ILDC,Smart camera,Samsung,Android     2012-08-30 19:52:02


  Windows 8 Possible Features: Ribbon, Metro, Apps, Cloud Integration


Microsoft may still be plugging away at selling Windows 7 to consumers and the enterprise, but rumors have already started about the next version of the popular operating system—dubbed "Windows 8" by many in the media. Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott, two bloggers with a track record of delving into Microsoft's proprietary code base, recently sparked a fresh round of chatter with a dissection of a supposed Windows 8 early build, adding their voices to a discussion that extends back to 2010. Ot...

   Windows 8,New features,Touch,Metro     2011-04-11 02:10:12


  Backend-as-a-service?


As the list of *-as-a-service’s continues to grow, I thought I’d throw one into the mix. What about the idea of a backend-as-a-service (BaaS)? The recent surge of client side Javascript frameworks along with the attractiveness of simple RESTful APIs has created an environment where server-side interaction can be reduced to simply database interaction (including validation and some computation). But why stop there? What if the server-side of the equation was simply a RESTful, schema-les...

   Web design,Backend,Service,BaaS,Client JavaScript     2011-12-29 09:07:38


  Google feels the threat from Samsung


In response to Apple's iOS system, Google and Samsung stood on the same side. But with the increase of market share of Samsung Android devices, Google begins to feel the threat from Samsung.On MWC in Barcelona, a group of business executives said Google increasingly worried about Samsung after a private party. Because its equipment has occupied 40% of the Android devices, which could erode the Google advertising service. Google hopes manufacturers such as HTC and HP can challenge Samsung.It is r...

   Google,Samsung,Android     2013-02-27 21:12:17


  How To Build A Site That Looks Great On Every Screen


The responsive design revolution is upon us. With tablet and smartphone use soaring and changing our media habits, Web publishers no longer have a choice but to build designs that work properly on any device or screen size.The hard-working Silicon Valley design firm ZURB has recently released version 2.0 of its responsive design boilerplate kit called Foundation, which is a fundamental framework for a one-size-fits all Web project.Foundation is a CSS and Javascript framework that comes with...

   Website,Design,Device,Screen,Adaptable,Mobile     2011-10-31 10:46:32


  Samsung announces Galaxy Note II


Samsung announced Galaxy Note II in today's Mobile Unpacked conference. It has been one year since the first generation of Galaxy Note released in October last year.Galaxy Note Ⅱ is not lighter, but a little thinner compared to Galaxy Note I. It is equipped with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a 5.5-inch screen. Detailed parameters are as follows: 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor 5.5 inches HD Super AMOLED screen, 1280 x 720 (16:9) 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.9 megapixel front camera 2G RAM, 16/...

   Samsung,Galaxy Note II,Parameters,Price     2012-08-29 20:01:08


  Google Dart? Don’t bet against JavaScript


Procotols, programming languages and operating systems all compete in a constantly evolving software ecosystem. Out of that ecosystem only a few technologies truly have staying power and survive over the long term. An example? How about Ethernet? It’s been a survivor over the last thirty years despite existing in a constantly changing landscape that’s been populated with many worthy competitors. Ethernet’s grasp has be...

   Google Dart,JavaScript,Comparison,Future     2011-12-06 09:49:39