Saturday, November 27, 2010

Acer's New Tablet Uses AMD C-50 APU

Not too long ago we heard about how Acer was throwing their hat into the Tablet ring and creating their very own tablet pc to rival that of Apple's iPad. Apple's iPad is one of the single hottest pieces of technology out right now, and other companies are seeing how profitable the tablet market is. That is why it isn't surprising to see all these other companies, like Samsung and Acer, coming out with their own versions of a tablet pc.

When Acer first unveiled their stab at a tablet, they showed off some pretty good things. The company has already confirmed that their tablet will be powered by AMD, but as for that, nothing else was really said about it. Well, according to a report from DigiTimes, the Acer tablet should use AMD's dual-core C-50 Ontario APU (or Accelerated Processing Unit). What is interesting about this is the fact that the C-50 Ontario APU only uses 9 watts of power and comes with a built-in Radeon HD 6250 graphics chip.

The report from DigiTimes also stated that the Android Tablet will have Tegra 2 as well as support for WiFi and even 3G. So if we break it down, it appears that Acer is trying to deliver a 10.1-inch Android Tablet with Windows 7 using AMD's C-50 Ontario APU and containing two 1.3 megapixel webcams as well as support for WiFi and 3G. Oh, I forgot to mention the docking station that features a keyboard and charger.

Acer is really packing everything they can into their tablet, and consumers should definitely stay on the lookout for this device. If you are not an Apple fan or are just looking for an alternative to the Apple iPad, then don't hesitate to give Acer's tablet a once over. Acer is a top name in technology and is known for making top notch computers, which means making an awesome tablet should be no problem. Look for Acer's tablet when it launches in February, 2011.
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Monday, November 22, 2010

Cutting Edge Computers are Available for Rent

If you are like me, you are already busy. Getting and setting up technology for projects is just about the last thing I need to do. It is a complete waste of my time compared to what it costs to have Techs from do the work.

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Rentacomputer Technicians are the best in the industry. They help me complete IT projects on schedule by installing and picking up all equipment after the rental period is over." - Mike Webster, IT Guy

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Computer Rentals from are perfect if you find yourself frequenting trade shows, conventions or events. They are inexpensive compared to buying. And they are easy to get! A rental could be the difference in a good trade show and a great trade show. offers computer rentals to more than 1000 cities worldwide.

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Also Servers and Storage devices available for rent. Great for data migration, server upgrades, network training, even rent media servers for audio visual management. Servers from Dell, HP, Sun and IBM are available.

Monday, November 15, 2010

ICES 2011

International Cake Exploration SocietéDo you love cake? Of course you love cake! Everybody loves cake! Why wouldn't you love cake!? Well, if you are one of the few, then quit reading this right now. However, if you DO love cakes then you should check out the ICES 2011, otherwise known as the International Cake Exploration Societé and their annual convention.

But ICES 2011 isn't only for the cake enthusiasts, it is also a show for cake decorators, sugar artists, cake craftsman and anybody else involved in the cake creating business. In 2011, the International Cake Exploration Societé welcomes cake makers and enthusiasts from around the world to their 36th annual convention.

During the riveting four day convention, guests will be able to partake in demonstrations, exhibitions and hands-on classes as well as converse with an incredible array of vendors from all the reaches of the globe.

The ICES 2011 also brings the world's most renowned sugar artists together and allows them to display their incredible talents. This convention also provides a unique opportunity for sugar artists to share their talents and information with others just like them, providing an opportunity they would seldom get elsewhere.

The ICES 2011 takes place from August 4th to August 7th, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The International Cake Exploration Societé is very excited to bring everyone to the "Queen City" next year for what is sure to be one of the year's "sweetest" shows.

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Saturday, November 06, 2010

What if Your Smartphone Could Make All Your Travel Reservations for You?

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Smartphones are amazing devices. They can be very convenient and do so many different things, but unfortunately, making your travel reservation is not one of them. Your smartphone will allow you to utilize it as a boarding pass, a hotel room key, a flight alert system, an itinerary manager, and many other things. The thing that it is not able to do is the booking aspect of the trip. This is partially due to the fact that it is very difficult to transfer the complex information of a business reservation to the small screen of a smartphone, along with some other complications. Despite these difficulties, tech suppliers say that they are working on providing some booking tools that would make the phone more than just an information delivery system.

“Mobile technology gives travelers information they need on the road. That's what it does well,” said Steven Mandelbaum, the senior director of information systems and travel buyer at The Advisory Board Co. "It does well in the logistics of travel once it's booked. Everything from the gate alerts to getting your itinerary, mobile technology works exceptionally well. It's well-baked, it's been out for a while, travelers use it, adoption is high on it and they like it.”

"There are a lot of products that provide information. That's the lowest-hanging fruit in terms of what a traveler might need or want,” said Sabre Holdings’ director of mobile strategy, Will Pinnell. About a year ago Sabre released a survey of 800 corporate travelers across the globe that showed that 72 percent of those polled used their smartphone for flight notification services, 68 percent for checking the weather, 67 percent for viewing their hotel location, and 64 percent for destination guides once they reached their destination.

Most of the uses on the list are information-based,” said Pinnell. “There weren't a lot of transactions. I think you'll see a shift as we conduct the survey again, probably early next year. You'll start to see the ability to purchase ancillaries and the ability to not just book a segment, but add to an existing segment, which is probably the more frequent use-case scenario on a mobile device.”

This is great news for business travelers. Being able to make travel reservations straight from your smartphone would be incredibly convenient. Corporate technology providers are saying that they all plan to expand their mobile functionality into the realm of transactions. Pinnell says that travelers should look for this “especially at Sabre, we are a global distribution system, and we're all about transactions. We have to enable that. That's our business and, regardless of where that transaction happens—through the Sabre Red workspace, through GetThere, through the agency—we have a variety of ways to do that, and mobile is just another channel.”

Of course there are plenty of complications that companies are going to have to deal with before all of this is possible, but it’s just exciting to hear about what should be coming up sometime in the near future. If the kinks can be worked out, having booking apps would definitely be something that business travelers would greatly appreciate and be able to use often. Hopefully it won’t be too long before they are perfected, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

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