The internet’s been running for about 40 years. That being said, it’s had a grueling past, but none as grudging as this. The government, of all systems, is making the attempt to take away our second amendment. They are sneaking their way past the Constitution to put past a bill to deliver them more power and access into your lives. This is quite a problem and may come out shocking to most, as this bill is not in favor by most of the American people. This bill, proposed last year and this year as CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) is a bill that causes more harm than good. This monstrosity has been going for over a year now, and it’s taking it’s toll as it’s passing is quite a struggle. The fine line that it stands between is a decision battle between the U.S. Senate and Congress. It’s quite a mess, and I may quit the internet if this proposed bill passes. This entanglement, if you will, is quite larger than the name reveals. The name only contradicts the internal intentions of said proposed bills. We’ll keep you updated as we get more news on it. Stay tuned on this topic. Thanks.
This past CES was many of an amazing site and a wonder to some. The land of electronics voiced a new view on television. Last year was the year of 3d, a year come and gone as we are beginning to move into higher-density resolution screens and crisper, clearer images. Though the thought is still here, the 4k live broadcast television is not yet here. We have gotten word that Sony will be releasing it’s movies on 4k quality, but many other television marketers will also want to take play in this gorgeous quality-driven competition. But there’s much more to face. The demand on the market, mostly is televised broadcasts. Just last decade did we launch High Definition, and this proved successful beyond means. But this new standard means upgrading and transitions for the broadcast sector of the American job market. This brings up costs and new equipment that I’m sure many companies would rather back down than upgrade to a new format that very few will achieve the chance to use so soon. Bandwidth has always been used for video. The higher resolution the video, the higher the bandwidth must be to broadcast the signal. The larger bandwidth requirement is also going to require more storage. This means that the transition to 4k will be an unwillingly sight, and will take awhile for the consumer and broadcast industry to adjust to the new format on resolution. So enjoy 1080p while you can, people!
The much anticipated software for tablets will be hitting shelves across the world next friday as Microsoft launches Windows 8, a new os on a new market. The software is built for both desktop and tablet interface, with both multitouch and mouse support. But will it sell? That’s the market Microsoft’s about to enter as it intends for users not only to use this for tablets, but also on desktops. But the problem is that the multitouch desktops and touchsmarts have a small market, and most of the market is desktop. And with a desktop world being introduced to apps and scrollbars for tiles, this might not end well for the desktop users. As for new tablet owners, the effect will be evolutionary. It’s a step up from the average tablet software, offering the ease the Ipad never gave you. The speed up at start up and shut down is incredible. Check out the commercials below, and this had better be your new tablet.
Apple has always used effective advertising. Especially for special events, such as the superbowl. The Ipod models kicked off commercials well. And so did the Mac commercials. At least, back then they did. Now the ad shown is really pathetic and show’s no confidence in the product. If they’re going to do an ad, at least have the product their, at least. I mean, without the product, you’re pretty much talking to a wall. Nothing to show off to the consumer is a bad way to strategize, and especially for Apple. This is a first-time the Apple fan crowd, and others, have seen the dramatic downfall on the advertising of the company. The company bailed on us with talking ads and not showing ads. You can’t even see the screen in the second video. This is a sad turnout for the Apple company. They could have done better. Much better.
Amazon has always been a major in shipping, but just last year did it enter the digital device era when it launched the glorious Kindle Fire. The device had everything the Ipad had, but at a much cheaper price. The device worked well. It sold a whopping amount on the first few weeks, and rumor has it another is to appear this year. It’s not surprising as this year Apple and Android are at it again, and I’m sure Amazon would like a piece of that cake. The problem is getting the phone into a 5 year old market already growing stronger. The Kindle Fire took off, but the market was just over a year old. This device will sure to amaze, I hope, but the problem, also, is apps. Apps are everywhere nowadays. ’There’s an app for that’ is the catchphrase everyone seems to be using now. Amazon’s market for apps is growing, but the speed may not be enough. Apple has 600,000 apps, Android has 500,000, and Windows Phone just hit 100,000. Though Amazon tugs along, stuck under a root at 31,000 apps. Though they’re getting there, they still don’t appeal to the wide variety the other platforms are performing at. Let alone that concept, the UI design is seamless and has obviously appealed to the consumer. The Iphone and Android should be big in competition this year, as they, too, have launched their own cloud services. This puts more pressure on Amazon as they hurry up for the holiday season to come. The speed on the Jelly Bean 4.1 for Android could also show some weakness on Amazon. And the Iphone’s simplicity may also damage the UX for Amazon. In my true opinion, I believe that Amazon has a firm grip on this and is ready to take on the competition that lies ahead. Providing easier marketplace uploading might also boost the ratings on the Amazon platform. Though reading is a plus on their side, it will take much effort to convince the average 2012 consumer. The news will all unfold this holiday, we hope, as rumored Amazon will launch their new smartphone to the market.