Posts Tagged ‘adeelarshad’

Most Kickstarter Projects Fail To Deliver On Time

December 19th, 2012 12:56 admin View Comments


adeelarshad82 writes “A recently conducted analysis found that out of the top 50 most-funded Kickstarter projects, a whopping 84 percent missed their target delivery dates. As it turns out, only eight of them hit their deadline. Sixteen hadn’t even shipped yet, while the remaining 26 projects left the warehouse months late. ‘Why are so many crowdfunded projects blowing their deadlines? Over and over in our interviews, the same pattern emerged. A team of ambitious but inexperienced creators launched a project that they expected would attract a few hundred backers. It took off, raising vastly more money than they anticipated — and obliterating the original production plans and timeline.’”

Source: Most Kickstarter Projects Fail To Deliver On Time

Intel Unveils 10-Watt Haswell Chip

September 11th, 2012 09:27 admin View Comments


adeelarshad82 writes “At IDF, Intel announced the company’s fourth-generation Core processor code-named Haswell. The chip is based off of the same 22nm process used in the current third-generation Core products. What makes this chip remarkably different from the third-generation chips is its ability to product twice the graphic capabilities at a much lower power consumption, which Intel has acheived by making use of a number of tactics.”

Source: Intel Unveils 10-Watt Haswell Chip

Computer Games That Defined RPGs In the 1980s

March 11th, 2012 03:20 admin View Comments

Role Playing (Games)

adeelarshad82 writes “The 1980s were huge for RPGs. This genre was one of the most defining game forms in the computer gaming world. A recently published article strolls down the memory lane to look back at classic computer games that both defined and extended the definition of the RPG in the 1980s. The roundup includes some obvious ones like Ultima and The Bard’s Tale, and others which you may never have heard of.”

Source: Computer Games That Defined RPGs In the 1980s

Apple Unveils New iPad

March 7th, 2012 03:07 admin View Comments


adeelarshad82 writes “As expected, Apple announced the new iPad complete with a Retina Display, quad-core processor, 4G LTE, and an improved camera. The new iPad will run the rumored A5X processor, which according to Apple will provide four times the performance of the Tegra 3. The revamped tablet will also include a 2048-by-1536 display, apparently most in any mobile device. And finally with 4G LTE, the new iPad will provide up to 73 Mbps download speeds; partners for which include Verizon, Rogers, Bell, Telus, and AT&T.”

Source: Apple Unveils New iPad

Assembling Your Own 3D Printer

January 30th, 2012 01:28 admin View Comments


adeelarshad82 writes “Following a tour of a 3D printer factory, analysts at PCMag wanted to explore the option of building a 3D printer themselves. With the help of a 3D printer manufacturer, Buildatron, they were able to compile a step-by-step guide on how to build a 3D printer.”

Source: Assembling Your Own 3D Printer

Super Wi-Fi Isn’t Really Wi-Fi

January 28th, 2012 01:27 admin View Comments

The Internet

adeelarshad82 writes “As reported yesterday lucky residents of Wilmington, N.C., will be the first in the nation to have access to a ‘Super Wi-Fi’ network. However, the only issue is that Super Wi-Fi isn’t really Wi-Fi: Mobile analyst Sascha Segan explains the difference and also gets into why it’s incorrectly being dubbed as Super Wi-Fi.”

Source: Super Wi-Fi Isn’t Really Wi-Fi

Eric Schmidt Doesn’t Think Android Is Fragmented

January 12th, 2012 01:49 admin View Comments


adeelarshad82 writes “Eric Schmidt took issue with the idea that the Android mobile operating system is fragmented, arguing that it’s a differentiation between devices rather than a fragmentation. The difference, as he explains it, is that differentiation means manufacturers have a choice, they’re going to compete on their view of innovation, and try to convince consumers that their innovation is better than somebody elses whereas fragmentation is quite the opposite. Not surprisingly, some company analysts beg to differ, pointing out the ever increasing incompatibilities between OS and apps across different Android devices and other problems with Android.

Source: Eric Schmidt Doesn’t Think Android Is Fragmented

Android Update Alliance Already Struggling

December 16th, 2011 12:07 admin View Comments


adeelarshad82 writes “Earlier this year many Android phone vendors and U.S. wireless carriers made a long-awaited promise, which was to push timely OS updates to all new Android phones. Seven months in and especially with the release of Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), PCMag decided to reach out to all those vendors and wireless carriers to see how things were coming along. Brace yourselves Android fans, you’re not going to like the responses.”

Source: Android Update Alliance Already Struggling

Facebook Launches Suicide-Prevention Effort

December 13th, 2011 12:02 admin View Comments


adeelarshad82 writes “Facebook launched an initiative that gives users who have expressed suicidal thoughts the option to connect directly with a crisis counselor via Facebook chat. Facebook doesn’t troll the site in search of those who might be suicidal; with 800 million users who generate billions of posts, Facebook’s algorithm could easily misinterpret comments. Instead, the new initiative is dependent on people speaking up when they feel a friend might be in danger.”

Source: Facebook Launches Suicide-Prevention Effort

First Quad-Core Android Tablet Reviewed

December 4th, 2011 12:08 admin View Comments


adeelarshad82 writes “The Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime happens to the first Quad-Core Android Tablet, which also makes it the fastest and most powerful tablet. The secret ingredient is Nvidia’s five-core Tegra 3 chipset, including four cores which work together at up to 1.4GHz each and a ‘companion core’ which runs alone. When tested on the Antutu system benchmark, the Prime scored a breathtaking 10,619, which is roughly double the score of even fast devices like the HTC Jetstream. Benchmark results for Sunspider and Browsermark browsing scored at 17ms and 98324, respectively, which also happened to be amongst the best. The tablet weighs 1.3 pounds and measures 10.4 by 7.1 inches, but it’s very slim at 0.3 inches.”

Source: First Quad-Core Android Tablet Reviewed