Tag - Wind
It used to be just a British thing that we talked about the weather all the time, but maybe every software developer in the world is spiritually from the UK. It does seem, sometimes, that if you haven't built a weather app you're nobody. Consequently, if you have a big plate of biscuits and seriously nothing better to do, type "weather" into the Mac App Store, or the iOS App Store. We're not saying that we did this and examined every weather app until settling on Seasonality Core 2.4.3, we're not.
Don't get us started on which States let you use a windshield-mounted GPS: it's so complicated, it changes, and anyway by the time we'd listed all the conditions, our UK colleagues will have driven wherever they're going. For the US, we can wait with crossed fingers for a heads-up laser display projected onto the glass. Until then, we're going to argue that having your iPhone mounted up where you can see it is safer than an in-dashboard system you have to keep taking your eyes off the road to see. More, we're going to recommend you use the Montar Universal Car Mount wherever it is safe and legal to do so.
Google is extending its green credentials, by purchasing the entire output of another wind farm for use by one of its data centers. The Happy Hereford farm near Amarillo, Texas has sold its entire 240-megawatt output to the search provider for an undisclosed amount, with the wind farm itself set to begin production of energy from late 2014 onwards.
According to reports, US wireless carrier Verizon is investigating the purchase of Canadian cellphone carrier Wind Mobile. One source noted by Toronto's The Globe says that Verizon is "definitely taking a hard look right now." AT&T, Vodafone, and the Telenor Group of Norway are all potential suitors, according to sources for the Globe. The Canadian government is stalling or blocking VimpelCom's attempt to sell its share in Wind at auction, with a seeking price of more than $500 million. VimpleCom's CEO claims that it will take a billion-dollar investment in Wind to have the infrastructure to turn a profit.
Taiwanese computer maker MSI has introduced a new all-in-one computer with a 20-inch touchscreen, the Wind Top AE2070. The base model is equipped with a 1600x900 multi-touch screen, a Pentium G620 CPU, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 500GB SATA II hard drive. An onboard Intel HD Graphics 2000 processor handles graphics. The computer runs Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit.
The Nokia C7 flagship smartphone has, once again, been spotted thanks to TMoNews in T-Mobile documents, though this time in the electronic inventory. A Frosty Metal version of the handset will be available at T-Mobile. The Symbian^3-powered phone has also received a ship date at Canada's Wind Mobile, the carrier announced on Tuesday.
Page four of the latest online flyer reveals that the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will soon be sold at The Source. What this also means is that Bell will carry the tablet, as the chain is owned by the Canadian carrier and only advertises and carries devices for Bell, Virgin and Solo Mobile. Exactly when the RIM tablet will arrive or what it will cost isn't being revealed, however.
MSI has released an updated version of its Wind U230 ultraportable notebook in the form of the Wind U230 Light. Despite the name, the 11.6-inch notebook weighs 3.3lbs and is just 1.2 inches thick, which is about 0.4lbs heavier and just as thick as the original namesake. The U230 Light earns its name through an 11.6-inch display smaller than that of its 12.1-inch predecessor but with the same resolution.
Taiwanese PC maker MSI announced a partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday. Aside from outfitting the Dodgers' team management office with the all-in-one Wind Top AE2220 PCs, MSI will also make limited-edition versions of the all-in-one and the Wind U135DX netbook to the public. Each will sport LA Dodgers logos and a special color scheme.
MSI in a low-key move has posted an update for its devices that gives most of them support for charging the iPad. The i-Charger fix gives many of its mainboards, along with its all-in-one desktops and notebooks, the 1.2 amps of current needed to charge Apple's tablet from their USB ports. It can automatically recognize when Apple's hardware is attached and step up from the usual 0.5 amps when needed.