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Posted: 7/23/2012 - 5 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]

Motherboard and Apple Pie

My niece’s laptop blew out at college. Wouldn’t start. She called her dad. He bought her a new one. Took the dud home. Searched for a fix. Dismantled. Placed motherboard on tray and baked in oven for nine minutes at 385°. Reassembled. Fired right up.
 
Don’t try this in a microwave. A la mode PC, not recommended…


 

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Posted: 7/18/2012 - 3 comment(s) [ Comment ] - 0 trackback(s) [ Trackback ]

Google-eyed Government

Want to see the future? Well, get an eyeful of the G men. Google’s Glasses are making a spectacle of innovation. Framed with a heads-up display, webcam, and GPS - these gizmo goggles promise to put the future right in front of your eyes. They make the iPad look - well, short sighted.
 
The Eyes Have IT
 
And, speaking of Apple, the Cupertino crowd isn’t blind to the spec trend. Word has it both Apple and camera maker Olympus are busy focusing on their own offerings. Watch this space. Is it true that RIM’s working on a comeback offering - the Black Eye?
 
Public Sector Prescription?
 
So what does this mean for Feds? Terminator tax men? Omniscient OIGs? Maybe...
 
What’s for sure is that the pace of tech change is accelerating - blink and you’ll miss it. Speed and the inevitable Chinese manufacturing spell challenges for government procurement.
 
On the upside, this could be the end of our texting and driving woes - but it could wake us up to a pantheon of peripheral-vision issues. This could mark the beginning of the end for mobile phones…
 
With the push to BYOD - will Uncle Sam soon sport Dolce & Gabbana shades? And, if you don't look good in glasses - what about computing contacts?

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