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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Skype goes down globally

Microsoft stars with the wrong foot, just after a couple of weeks since they acquired Skype. The free calling service is having problems worldwide on Thursday the 26th of May, affecting more than eight millions users, and only a few days after the company has introduced their first upgrades on the program, compelling a lot of customers to update their Skype with a download.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Acer and Samsung, the first companies to release Chromebooks

Google made the announcement of an agreement with Acer and Samsung to market Chromebooks laptops with Chrome as the operating system, to be released in mid-June with prices ranging the 349 dollars. The most distinctive feature of Chromebooks is that neither the user data nor the applications and multimedia content are stored in the laptops, but on remote servers, aka the Cloud.

Monday, May 16, 2011

HP renews the design of its desktop PCs

The new Pavilion desktop PCs come with a renewed design, strengthening HP’s trust in the traditional towers PCs by refreshing the appearance of the three main chassis designs in its tower line.
These are: the HP Pavilion HPE h8, the Pavilion p7, and the Pavilion Slimline s5. They all feature a new design with a minimalist finish and look, which seem to be focused to be placed in the living room and to be a home theater solution.

Samsung improves tablet screens with "PenTile" technology

Samsung has improved tablet screen resolution with its PenTile RGBW technology. The prototype is a 10.1 inches LCD screen that comes with a resolution of 2650 by 1600 pixels, with 298.9 ppp. It also allows a 40% less power consumption and a 300 cd/m2 luminance in its safe energy mode, while in its exterior mode offers a luminance of 600 cd/m2.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Microsoft acquires Skype for $8.500 million

After a week that it was speculated that Skype would be in talks with Google and Facebook for a possible merger, acquisition or joint project, newspapers and specialized technology blogs such as All Things Digital y GigaOM, ensure that the deal has already been done and it would be announced this Wednesday 11th May. Both, Microsoft and Skype made no comments.