Gizmo (Gadget), Tokyo

Gizmo (Gadget), Tokyo
Walaupun strategi hub digital diluncurkan, para pimpinan Apple benar-benar menyadari bahwa mereka harus mengembangkan sesuatu untuk mendongkrak penjualan Mac yang menjadi satu-satunya sumber pendapatan nyata bagi Apple. Mac hanya terjual 659.000 unit pada kuartal keempat, angka terendah sejak 1998 dan sebuah penurunan yang dramatis bila dibandingkan dengan pertumbuhan kuat pada dua tahun sebelumnya. Continue reading

Steve Balmer

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steve-balmer-wavingSteve Ballmer
Kehidupan di Microsoft berubah pada tahun 2000. Tanggal 13 Januari, Steve Ballmer, yang pada bulan Juni 1980 menjadi karyawan ke-30 Microsoft, mendapat promosi jabatan dari kepala Sales and Support Operations menjadi CEO. Bill Gates masih menjabat ketua dan ‘kepala arsitek perangkat lunak’, dengan tugas menyupervisi pengembangan perangkat dan produk-produk perusahaannya dan juga masih terlibat dalam pengambilan keputusan-keputusan utama. Continue reading

Larry Page dan Sergey Brin

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Sergey-Brin-and-Larry-PageLarry Page dan Sergey Brin
Pada tahun 1998, kira-kira ketika Cringely dan Gates bertemu, ada beberapa peristiwa penting yang terjadi di Silicon Valley-kawasan seluas ±2.400 kilometer persegi yang membentang di sebelah tenggara teluk San Francisco, dari titik utara Palo Alto hingga ke Santa Clara. Di sana terjadi ledakan dot-com, dan ada dua orang yang baru saja memutuskan untuk berhenti kuliah pascasarjana demi bisa menjalankan perusahaan mereka dari sebuah garasi di Menlo Park. Continue reading

Bill Gates dan Steve Jobs

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billnsteveBill Gates dan Steve Jobs
Gates dan Jobs adalah kawan dan lawan lama. Beberapa dekade sebelumnya, mereka pernah kencan ganda dengan kekasihnya masing-masing. Lantas, apa pendapat Gates tentang ancaman dari Cupertino (markas Apple)? Pada Juni 1998, saat berbicara kepada seorang jurnalis, Mark Stephens (yang menulis dengan gaya lebih menawan seperti RobertXCringely), Gates termenung. “Yang tidak bisa saya pahami adalah kenapa dia mau mencobanya (ikut bersaing dalam medan laga yang sama -red),” kata Gates kepada Stephens. “Dia tahu kalau dia tidak akan menang.” Continue reading

LG G2

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lgg2NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2013 – LG Electronics (LG) today unveiled its latest flagship smartphone LG G2, the first smartphone introduced under LG’s new “G” Series for premium devices, exemplifying LG’s aim to bring forth more customer-centric innovations.
Nearly 700 guests from over 30 countries converged at the renowned Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Centerin New York for the global introduction of the device. Based on LG’s research of consumer lifestyles and behaviors, the smartphone offers users more real-life benefits such as ergonomic design, practical functions and an intuitive user experience. Continue reading

Unlock Chromecast’s incognito mode

cleanChromecast is a pretty neat little gadget, but there are some things you might not want showing up in your browser history — we’ll leave it to your imagination as to what those things might be. With that in mind, the folks at Android Central have put together a brief walkthrough to explain how to use incognito tabs with Chromecast. It’s pretty much the same way you’d access any extension in Chrome’s disposable browser session: just type in “Chrome://extensions,” find the Google Cast section and select the “Allow in incognito” option. While we’re the last people to judge how you choose to use your dongle, some things should probably be kept private. [engadget]

Next-Gen Galaxy Note at Sept. 4 Event

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galaxy-note-iii-inviteSamsung is prepping to unpack its newest device at a Sept. 4 event in Berlin. The handwritten design of an invitation sent out to media suggests the likely debut of the Galaxy Note III, expected to launch this fall.
Samsung further confirmed suspicions with the “Note the date” message on the invitation (pictured). What’s more, the event comes just before the annual IFA consumer electronics show, where the tech giant last year premiered the Galaxy Note II phablet. Continue reading

New Google Nexus 7 vs. Amazon Kindle Fire HD

google-nexus-7-2013The second-generation Google Nexus 7 is a definite improvement over its predecessor. It’s slimmer, lighter, and boasts a higher-quality screen with sharper resolution. It may be a no-brainer to upgrade from the old to the new Nexus 7, but it’s harder to say whether or not it can hold its own against other tablets on the market. Does the latest Nexus 7 come out on top compared with the nearly year-old Amazon Kindle Fire HD? Continue reading

Engadget Laptop Buyers Guide 2013

su13buyersguidelapleadAt last: the laptop buyer’s guide we wanted to write three months ago. You see, when it came time to publish our spring edition, Intel was on the cusp of releasing its fourth-generation Core processors, which meant almost everything we were recommending was destined for a refresh. So we basically said, “Wait for Haswell,” and called it a day. By now, though, most of said companies have upgraded their notebooks, if not released brand-new ones, so we can finally recommend stuff without any caveats about obsolescence. Continue reading

Nikon Coolpix L620

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nikonl620MELVILLE, N.Y. (August 6, 2013) – Today, Nikon Inc. introduced the new COOLPIX L620, an easy to handle compact camera with a versatile 14x optical zoom lens that makes it easy to shoot amazing images and Full HD video up close or from a distance. A great companion for the always on-the-go individual looking to capture special moments, the L620 offers user friendly features such as Scene Modes, Easy Auto Mode, Special Effects and Target Finding AF, as well as Full HD video recording at the touch of a button. Continue reading

Vertu Ti Ferrari Limited Edition

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vertu TiOn Friday, luxury brand VERTU has officially announced a new Android-based smartphone, namely the VERTU Ti Ferrari Limited Edition, a handset that was available for pre-order for the past week or so, and which lands on shelves with a design inspired by the Ferrari F12berlinetta.
Built in collaboration with the car company, the new smartphone packs the unique DNA of VERTU Ti, but moves closer to the materials, design and sounds of Ferrari than any other VERTU handset. Continue reading

Steve Jobs dan Apple

steveMicrosoft telah mencapai puncak dengan mengalahkan Apple-perusahaan yang didirikan oleh Steve Jobs, seorang pebisnis unik yang menawan, brilian, penuh gairah, ikonoklastik (selalu mengkritik -red), yang pernah ditendang dari Apple pada tahun 1985. Namun begitu, ia berhasil kembali dengan penuh kemenangan pada akhir 1996 ketika perusahaan lain yang ia dirikan, NeXT Computer, dibeli oleh Apple yang saat itu sedang sekarat kehabisan uang. Continue reading

Bill Gates dan Microsoft

billPada akhir tahun 1998, Ken Auletta, penulis dari majalah mingguan New Yorker, mengunjungi Bill Gates yang saat itu menjabat sebagai Chief Executive Microsoft, di kantornya di Redmond, Washington. Sebagaimana umumnya kantor CEO, kantor Gates berada di pojok, dengan pepohonan di satu sisi dan bangunan di sisi yang lain. Kursi kantor sederhana berwarna cokelat terletak di sekitar furnitur kayu pinus berpelitur; meja Gates berada di sisi dinding yang ada pepohonan. Continue reading

Blackmagic Cinema Camera

blackmagicFremont, CA – August 2, 2013 – Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price for the award winning Blackmagic Cinema Camera to US$1,995.
Now in the hands of thousands of film makers all over the world, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is globally recognized for its amazing 13 stops of wide dynamic range and 2.5K sensor for true digital film quality shooting. With RAW, ProRes™ or DNxHD™ recording, files can be opened directly in popular editing software without conversion! Continue reading