A Microsoft internal email has surfaced which shows that Microsoft will not be allowing their Marketing and Sales groups to purchase the Apple iPad and Mac. SMSG which is short for Microsoft’s Sales, Marketing, Services, IT, & Operations Group may be putting a policy in place that will block employees from using internal funds to purchase Apple products.read more
Sony’s PlayStation Vita is a console that has been received with many mixed feelings. After a weak start in Japan, the sales took a sharp drop, and there wasn’t much about the North American sales to redeem it. It has a gorgeous screen and a pretty solid lineup as far as games are concerned, but abysmal battery life and an exorbitant price tag. I pre-ordered the “First Edition Bundle” and received it a week early. From what I have played so far I enjoyed it for a little while, but I lost interest fairly quickly.read more
This year at CES 2012, Newer Technology decided to show off the Power2U AC/USB wall outlet. This outlet is a combination of 2 standard AC ports and 2 full powered USB ports. It is designed to offer more ports for you devices with no need for adapters.read more
Blizzard has released some fly through videos from the new World of Warcraft expansion Mists of Pandaria. “The first three videos feature zones on the Pandaria continent, including The Wandering Isle, Valley of the Four Winds, and The Jade Forest. The final video shows off the redesign of the classic dungeons Scarlet Monastery and Scholomance.” The new expansion will add a new class called the Pandaren and the Monk. There will also be new Challenge Modes, Pet Battle System, Talent Calculator, Zones and Dugeons, and new Beasts to fight out in the world. More details here.
I honestly have not played World of Warcraft since Cataclysm came out because I felt that the removal of the classic areas of WoW ruined the game. I was a veteran player who was with the game since it was in beta and felt that classic WoW and Burning Crusade were the best days of WoW.
The rest of the videos are inside.read more
My predictions last August were close, but unfortunately not spot on. I predicted the Metro interface would be default on tablets, switching to the full desktop given a docking setup. Microsoft decided to go one step further, giving the user the ability to switch between both, at any time, on any setup.read more