Bill Gates: iPad Users are Frustrated

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‘During a CNBC interview this morning, Gates continued to toe the party line insofar as he praised the benefits of Microsoft’s tablets and Windows 8 while explaining that iPad users are frustrated because they have trouble typing and creating documents.

With Windows 8, Microsoft is trying to gain share in what has been dominated by the iPad-type device. But a lot of those users are frustrated, they can’t type, they can’t create documents. They don’t have Office there. So we’re providing them something with the benefits they’ve seen that have made that a big category, but without giving up what they expect in a PC.

Surface Will Top iPad? What The Heck Is Bill Gates Smoking?
‘Users are not clamoring for iPad to be more like a PC. If anything, users want their PCs to be more like the iPad. So far at least, the market makes that pretty darn clear: In the most recent quarter, Apple sold 19.5 million iPads – compared to 11.8 million in the same quarter last year. The Surface? Not so much…’

World’s First Small-screen Windows 8 Tablet Leaked
‘The first-ever small-screen Windows tablet made a brief appearance on today, before quickly being yanked from the online retailer’s e-shelves.

‘While Acer was busy showing off a smattering of large-screen Windows devices in New York Friday, the 8.1-inch Acer Iconia W3-810-1600 was briefly available for perusal in the digital realm. Why does that matter? Because all Windows 8 tablets released thus far have packed 10-inch or larger displays, as Microsoft’s operating system was engineered before diminutive tablets like the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire became all the rage…’

YouTube has just (finally) made it official that it will allow content providers to charge viewers access to videos
Is there any correlation to online sales tax being approved?

Download Files to Make 3D-Printed Gun
That is if you have a 3D printer
The Liberator is the world’s first successfully printed, assembled, and fired gun.

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Use your junk CDs as bike reflectors


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