Many of the retailers in my city have MasterCard's PayPass system installed at their POS terminals. I have an NFC-enabled phone (Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G). The hardware is all in place, but it seems the software hasn't caught up yet, which almost seems backward. Google Wallet only works with about 8 phones; PayPass itself tells you to go to your bank, and the banks know nothing.
In words that shouldn’t surprise anyone, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) chief executive Steve Ballmer, speaking at an IT industry event in Santa Clara, Calif., indicated that the software-turned-hardware maker’s newly minted Surface tablet isn’t likely to be the last hardware device the company builds, according to published reports.
Ballmer allowed that although Microsoft isn’t headed into assembly lin
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Bringing Up Hardware First In Linux, Then Windows
After reading the Linux 2.6.37-rc3 release announcement on the Linux kernel mailing list, another interesting thread was found and it’s about getting hardware vendors to do their initial hardware bring-up under Linux prior
In one of the first articles of Linuxaria i’ve posted a complete how to in how to make a DVD slideshow with Linux and the main program to do this was Imagination, a software that i really like for his simplicity of use.
I have been using Ubuntu for 5 years and love it. What I especially love is how it works on older hardware. When I switched from XP to Ubuntu 5 years ago I did so on hardware that was close to 3 years old - thus I am using 7 year old hardware. It still works fine, but I want a change.
I am going to set up a call center from scratch. I need to know what are essential hardware and software requirements, especially hardware requirements. For a software part i have heard of Asterisk, FreePBX.
Myself and the inimitable Chris Velazco took to the TechCrunch TV screens to dig into the new Surface hardware that Microsoft announced today. Chris and I are both long-time Surface owners and users, so we speak with a bit experience and fondness.
The hardware, we surmise, is great, but we remain a bit unsure about the software that Microsoft has compiled for its tablet hybrids.