Back in June, Malcolm Gladwell, a best selling author, quite naively (in my opinion) proclaimed that 50 years from now, the world remember Bill Gates for his charity work, but will forget who Steve Jobs was. In fact, he predicts a world where there will be statues of Bill Gates “across the third world”.
But what does Bill Gates himself think of that claim? In an interview with PC Mag, Gates shared his opinion on the matter, once again strengthening the belief that despite his competitive blood, he always had, and still has, a great amount of respect for Steve Jobs and his work.
“Steve Jobs did phenomenal work, both when I partnered with him and when Microsoft competed with him, and that deserves to be remembered,” Gates said.
That’s an incredible statement to make, especially since Steve Jobs never showed any kindness towards Bill Gates and his work. He might have secretly shared the same level of respect, but Jobs never acknowledged it in public. In his official biography, Jobs even lashed out against Gates saying he was “unimaginative” and “ripped off other people’s ideas”, which is why he now “comfortable in philanthropy than technology”.
Regardless, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs both played a huge role in shaping the technology industry and making it what it is today. While Gates brought practicality to personal computers with an intuitive, GUI-driven operating system with Windows, Steve Jobs revolutionized the music industry with the iPod and iTunes, and re-invented and re-introduced smartphones and tablet-PCs that are changing the way we are connecting to each other. To say that these achievements will be disregarded in the future is certainly naive. Bill Gates will probably still remain a mainstream name, but I really doubt Jobs contribution will be completely forgetten.
“If you are a frequent traveler then today’s review item is something you may want to keep handy in your laptop bag for your next journey. The D-Link All-in-one Mobile Companion is a networking Swiss Army knife for road warriors, family vacationers or just home use. Like those late night infomercials this device can “do it all”. It is a portable router, wireless file streamer and media server, personal hot spot and wireless repeater plus it doubles as an iPhone or Android phone charger; pretty impressive for such a small and affordable device. ”
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“In terms of performance, while we never did get the drive to hit the rated 270MB/s reads and 220MB/s writes, we came very close. Still, it’s very cool to be able to plug into a USB 3.0 port and move huge amounts of data with ease in no time at all. We were able to stream high-definition video with nary a hiccup. Even with the turbo software in normal mode, this drive cooks but with turbo enabled it’s simply amazing…”
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A high quality mouse needs a good mousepad, I would go as far as saying that every user should have a higher quality mousepad since it makes your computer experience so much better.
TTesports sent us their Ladon gaming mousepad that we are going to take a look at in todays review, how well does it perform with various mice that we have in stock right now? Lets find out!
Appearance is the strongest suit of the SilverStone Grandia GD07. Nothing fits into a fashionable home theater setup as well as a nicely finished dark aluminum front plate, free of everything that shows up on the face of a typical PC. The GD07 also offers functionality at the extreme end of the HTPC market. Generous drive capacity, ability to handle multiple full-length video cards, and compatibility with eATX motherboards puts it way over the top. Flexible options for system airflow, with both down draft and horizontal CPU coolers as viable choices, expand the range of suitable components. This is not a PC case that Benchmark Reviews would recommend for a folding farm, but for extreme HTPC use it performs far above most alternatives. For those that want to have all their main storage integrated into their HTPC and/or want to do some serious gaming on the big screen in the family room, this is one of the very few cases that can do that in style.
“The time I spent with the Corsair Vengeance M60 and K60 has been very positive. They are both very comfortable and ergonomic. The wrist wrest on the K60 could stand to be longer, perhaps the full length of the keyboard. It’s hard to adjust coming from a keyboard that has a wrist wrest and then going to the K60 which only provides a rest for the left arm on the WASD keys. I understand this though, with it being an FPS motivated keyboard. The 20 key rollover is extremely nice, but something that I personally will never fully utilize but I’m sure that there are plenty of people out there who are more than capable of taking advantage of that…”
The Noctua NH-U9B SE2 is a CPU cooler with a tower heatsink, four U-shaped heatpipes and two 92 mm fans. Lets test it!
“Let’s test the NH-U9B SE2 CPU cooler from Noctua. This cooler has a tower heatsink, four U-shaped heatpipes, and two 92 mm fans.”
Quote: “The gorgeous style, small footprint, and enhancements to the
board’s gaming and multimedia features will certaintly make it more
competitive against other Z77 boards from ASUS and other vendors.”
At some point in our lives, we’ve had to look at a map or jumped onto Google to find a location. Whether you’re trying to find a nearby restaurant, or just want to know what’s worth seeing nearby, it’s often a herculean task that involves stopping people on the street or walking around until you find what you want.
AppsArabia’s app CityEye hopes to change all of that. Available for iOS, it allows you to explore Points of Interest (POI) in various countries in the Middle East & North Africa. It’s a handy way to see what’s around you without causing too much of chaos, and for most purposes it works.
The app has three kinds of ‘views’ – camera, map, and list. Camera view will turn on your rear camera and let you pan around while showing you nearby locations as blue icons. The Map view is more useful, and shows you your current location and nearby POIs, while the List view just provides a list of nearby locations. Once you’ve found a location you can tap on the icon to view more information on it such as a telephone number or other contact details, as well as share the location information on Twitter or Facebook. There’s also a filter option so that you can choose what kind of POIs are displayed in the app, so if for example you don’t need to know what banks are nearby, you can filter this category out.
Rather than pulling POI information from say Google Maps, CityEye relies on the community to submit POIs via their website, which unfortunately at the time of writing was not available. I’m hoping that you can simply provide the location and details from within the app itself and not have to worry about getting the exact coordinates etc.
The app is also bilingual, so if you turn your iPhone around you’ll see the Arabic version of the app, but unfortunately no matter how many times I waved my iPhone around I could only get English text to show. The app also crashed a number of times when I was filtering categories or scrolling around the map, so hopefully these will be sorted out in future releases.
Genius introduced a strong lineup of gaming peripherals this year and today we will take a look at the GX-Gaming Imperator Pro MMORPG/RTS Gaming Keyboard. This is based on the Imperator baseline model except with extra features that you may want in a premium keyboard. Benchmark Reviews takes a look at the Genius Imperator Pro Gaming Keyboard to see how well it stands against competition.