TAG: Microsoft

The Gates Foundation Wants Your Big Idea


Ever since Bill Gates and his wife Melinda founded the Gates Foundation, it’s been a beacon of hope, innovation, and charity for thousands across the world. A few years ago, they came up with the ‘Grand Challenges’ competition, which is essentially a soap-box platform for big thinkers. Each year, the foundation selects a few visionaries to receive a $100,000 grant to start their initiative. If their plan is successful, they can potentially receive another $1,000,000 grant later down the road. All are welcome to submit ideas covering a wide range of topics, such as healthcare, technology, energy, and more. Take… read more

Buy a tablet this Christmas


It’s the holiday season again, which means aggressive ad-campaigns from retailers, last-second decisions on gifts, and a month-and-a-half of stress. Looking for the gift that keeps on giving? Buy a computer tablet. These days (and for the past couple of years, to be honest), tablets have seriously stepped up their game to directly compete with PC’s, and now more than ever is the time to buy. Apple just came out with their new line of iPads: the 5th generation full-size iPad (now called the iPad Air), and a new iPad Mini w/Retina display. Google has another Nexus 7, Samsung has… read more

Xbox One Versus PS4: Less Is More

Xbox One vs PS4 - Concept Image

The gaming world is not often where one turns to seek out eco-conservative devices, considering the tremendous amount of processing power and energy these machines need to function, yet in 2013, this is exactly where we’ll find them. The Xbox One and the Playstation 4 are currently the hottest topics on the block. They’re the newest versions of our favorite consoles, and are due to hit stores later this year. We know quite a bit about each device, minus what the PS4 actually looks like, but that’s a minor inconvenience. Right now, Microsoft’s device appears to be the frontrunner when… read more

Tablet Computing

Tablet computing

The modern era of tablet dominance officially began when Apple Inc. introduced the iPad back in 2010. That initial launch paved the way for multiple tablet variations to hit the market, effectively presenting a challenger to the overshadowing PC industry. This year worldwide tablet sales are expected to reach 119 million so there are several reasons why you may want to consider joining the bandwagon. Some consumers and old-school hardliners still have a personal aversion to touchscreen devices. However, the reality stands that multitasking and productivity is much more efficiently accomplished through the use of touchscreen gadgets. This is true… read more