Wednesday, March 21, 2012
This article specifically talks about how aspirin can help cut the risk of cancer. It goes on stating that if you take this prescription drug daily, you'll have a 25% lower rate of developing cancer. They also pointed out that taking the prescription medicine can cause damage to the gut and intestinal bleeding. As of now, they are figuring out ways to fix that. The more you know I suppose. There are apparently some benefits from it, and some risk.
Monday, March 19, 2012
This article talks about how Dell claims they can take on Apple on the tablet market. The new tablet that Dell is working on will use the new Windows 8 OS. It also goes on talking about how the Tablet would benefit from Windows 8 GUI, using the touch capabilities. I'm not too sure if they can take Apple on, with the release of the iPad3, I don't think they will have a chance.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The movie continues where we left off last week, talking about how Apple was struggling against IBM during the 1980s. I was surprised to find out how technology we use now were actually used back then in the 70s-80s. Also how Bill Gates took the idea of the GUI that Steve Jobs took from Xerox, and made it his own creating Windows. I didn't know that was how it all started, I didn't even know that Steve Jobs was gone from Apple. Even if this is a 10-15 year old documentary, I learned a lot that I didn't even know.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
This article talks about Microsoft's recent update. It specificly fixes an issue with the RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol), in which has vunerability to malicious attacks. The exploit could allow any hackers to run malicious code on your Windows PC. Microsoft has recommended that all Windows Users, meaning XP, Vista, and 7, should install the security update. There are always flaws in systems, there can never be a perfect one. Security seems to be a big issue with PCs nowadays.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
This article talks about a study about the risk of red meat. The study was in a period of 28 years and it shows that out of 100,000 people, at least 16,000 died from cardio-vascular disease or cancer. I learned a lot about this article. It just reminded me not to eat a lot of meat and eat my vegetable.
Monday, March 12, 2012
In this article, it talks about Microsoft developing a system where your voice can speak different languages. It goes to say that this system will synthesize the sound of your voice. It states that it can translate between 26 languages. My thoughts on this is that it would be interesting to hear how you sound like in a different language. Hearing yourself say words in a different language may actually help you pronounce them.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Another interesting documentary. This part talked about the rise and fall of IBM and how it was the top dog during the mid 80's. Microsoft also played a big part in IBM's rise and demise. I thought that it was probably the right move by Microsoft, distributing their softwares and products to other PC rivals as the PC world booms. IBM made too many mistakes on their side. They should of listened to Microsoft and taken their advice. Now IBM is no longer a big threat in the PC universe.