Posts Tagged ‘Windows 8’
Windows 8 gets the BSOD 0xc0000034 error message – and that’s how it looks.
It seems that also in Windows 8 we will have to deal with the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) 0xc0000034 error message (explained in details by Microsoft). Above is a screenshot of the generated error, followed by the Windows Recovery Environment troubleshooter with refresh/ reset options (below).
Kobo app will be available in Windows Store with the release of the Windows 8.
Microsoft says that Kobo will be one of the first eBook retailers included with an app in the Windows Store simultaneously with the release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Yesterday, Qualcomm announced its fifth generation Gobi embedded data connectivity reference platform for mobile devices, including thin form factor notebooks, tablets and convertibles.
The technology is based on Qualcomm’s Gobi 4G LTE wireless baseband modems, (MDM9615 and MDM9215), and delivers fast LTE connectivity on FDD and TDD networks worldwide, with backwards compatibility to HSPA+ and EV-DO networks.
On Friday, Microsoft confirmed officially the change of Windows logo.
Microsoft is getting prepared for its Windows 8 launch and has decided to re-design its logo, so as to correspond to the Metro-style design of its upcoming next-generation OS. The company hired expert designers from the renowned Pentagram design agency, which showed their vision of the new Windows logo and asked a convincing question: “…your name is Windows. Why are you a flag?”
In mid 2012, notebook companies will start offering ultrabooks transforming into tablets.
So as to get ready for the upcoming Metro-style UI of Windows 8, in the second half of this year notebook companies will start offering ultrabooks transforming designs with touch screen capabilities. But adding touch functions will result in 0.7 – 1.5cm increase in thickness and higher production cost.
Intel and AMD processors cannot compete with ARM in terms of price.
Intel and AMD are working hard to develop low voltage processors for smartphones and tablets, but so far they cannot race with the solutions from ARM, in terms of price.
Intel introduced its 32nm Medfield processor with low power consumption of 11W TDP (for the Android segment) in January (at CES 2012), and is going to launch in the second half of this year Atom processors (with less than 10W TDP) planned for smartphones and tablets. The company will also continue to predictably shrink (according to Moore’s law) its manufacturing technology, with its future microprocessors – Saltwell with 32nm, then Silvermont with 22nm and Airmont with 14nm fabrication process.
A few days ago, AMD announced availability of its Radeon HD 7000M notebook graphics chip.
The AMD Radeon HD 7000M mobile graphics is based on existing 40nm technology and will be available in notebook designs from leading manufacturers.The mobile GPUs includes AMD dynamic switchable graphics technology, AMD Vari-Bright technology and AMD PowerPlay technology. Some chips will offer higher clocks, GDDR5 support and new package designs.