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2012-08-22 15:20:22

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Texas-based PC maker Dell, once the world´s top PC maker is seeing its sales numbers falter as customers hold off on PC purchases ahead of the launch of Microsoft´s Windows 8 software. The once mighty Dell is also struggling to defend its market share against Asian rivals such as Acer and Lenovo, and the increasing adoption of mobile devices over traditional PC products. Dell cut its fiscal year outlook given “the...

Woz Dishes The Dirt On The Cloud
2012-08-07 10:54:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Though Apple normally likes to keep a tight lid on what their employees say to the press, the company's co-founder gets an obvious free pass to say what he will. As such, Steve Wozniak (affectionately known as Woz among the geek set) is prone to giving his opinion about all things tech, even if they aren´t at all favorable for Apple. In the most recent example, Woz has expressed his concern and frustration over...

2012-08-02 23:00:58

Analysis by Cheap Laptops Centre shows increased need for student laptops that offer better value for money and not just a low price. (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 Recent data analysis undertaken by Cheap Laptops Centre has identified that more users want cheap student laptops which provide good value for money. These users are not simply settling for the cheapest laptop available, but they are looking for laptops for students that are competitively prices but offer functionality and a...

Microsoft Release New Hardware For Window 8 Devices
2012-07-30 14:03:24

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Microsoft needs Windows 8 operating system to work and work well with mobile devices becoming the norm and not the exception. A large part of that strategy is updating its hands-on hardware to complement its buzz-worthy mobile OS. With that, Microsoft has rolled out a lineup of keyboards and mice today that should give users some interesting options, writes Devindra Hardawar for VentureBeat. The four input devices, aimed squarely at...

Microsoft May Burn Bridges With Surface Tablet
2012-07-27 14:20:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Microsoft admitted in filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it might just anger a few people with its Surface tablet line. Apple and Microsoft are both competing companies when it comes to making operating systems in the computer realm, but their way of doing things has almost always been just a little different. Microsoft has partners to build computers for them, while the company just focuses on software. On...

Apple Acquires AuthenTec
2012-07-27 14:03:30

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The battle between Apple and Samsung just got a little more interesting as it´s just been discovered that Apple has bought mobile security company AuthenTec. According to a lengthy 10K form filed today, Apple acquired the company for a cool $356 million earlier this week. “On July 26, 2012, AuthenTec, entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Apple, and Bryce Acquisition Corporation, a Delaware...

2012-07-26 23:01:04

Hard Candy Cases debuts a premier Hard Shell Case for Apple´s new MacBook Pro 15” with Retina Display. Hard Candy´s Hard Shell Case provides users with eye-popping color and five times the protection in a form fitting shell that is easy to take on and off. The Hard Shell Case is also available for the Apple 11” MacBook Air and the Apple 13” MacBook Air. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 Hard Candy Cases debuts a premier Hard Shell Case for Apple´s new...

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2012-07-09 14:28:59

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what could be a hedging of bets move, Samsung will reportedly release a tablet computer that will feature Microsoft Corp.´s Windows RT software when the new OS debuts later this year. This will also be the first version of Windows that will work on ARM Holding Plc technology, and will likely be released in October. Samsung, which successfully has released a line of Galaxy Tab devices that run on Android, could be looking for...

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2012-07-06 21:26:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Narrow is the gap ℠twixt Mac and Windows machines. The narrowest since the 90s, in fact, when the Windows platform completely dominated the Mac platform. As such, the Mac has always been seen, in one way or another, as an alternative platform, a better option than the basic Windows PC. Even when Apple was pushing their “switch” ad campaign–with Justin Long acting as “Mac” and John Hodgman acting as...


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2010-09-17 11:32:27

A personal computer, or PC, refers to any general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities, and selling price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be managed directly by a user with no superseding operator. Examples of personal computers include desktop computers, laptops, tablet PCs, and handheld PCs. Most commonly, PCs are used in a home or office setting. Historically, the first computer demo was developed in 1968 by Douglas Englebart. It gave society a preview of what...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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