Nokia is facing the biggest challenge in the company's history with profits falling and no popular smartphones. The company has bet all on Windows Phone 8 in hopes that the new operating system will help turn it smartphone fortunes around. While Nokia is hoping for a return to profitability with popular smartphones, the company is also making other plans.
Nokia has previously laid-off a large number of its employees to save money. Reports
are now surfacing that Nokia is considering selling its headquarters in Finland. The company's HQ is thought to be worth as much is $388 million and sits on waterfront property near the Baltic Sea.
Being a tech enthusiast is usually synonymous with being out of shape. Thinking back to the movie Revenge of the Nerds, it was clear that computer users were weaklings. As time marched on from the 80's, tech nerds went from simply being weak, to being fat too. Yes, we tech nerds like to sit in chairs and eat bad food. Of course, I'm generalizing; I am positive there are physically fit computer nerds. With that said, I have not encountered many.
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Introduction and designUpdate: We've spent some time with the Motorola Moto G 4G which, apart from the superfast connectivity, only differs in price and the inclusion of a microSD slot. We've updated our review to reflect the new model.Motorola kicked off its global smartphone revival with the keenly priced Moto G handset, and it's now available with 4G too in the form of the Moto G 4G.The Moto G is a mid-range hand ... Source: TechRadar UK
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Microsoft has been touting its new virtual assistant, Cortana, as a personal aid that learns more about you the more you interact with it. In its latest ad, the company is out to prove Cortana is much smarter and more practical than Apple's Siri. During the ad, the narrator asks a series of questions to an iPhone 5s and Nokia Lumia 635 at the same time. When he asks the phones to remind him to say "Happy Anniversary" to his wi ... Source: Business Insider
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We live in the future.
That's not my phrase; it is my daughter Madeleine's invention. True, the monorails remain few and far between, but every once in a while I get a reminder that some of what was once science fiction is no longer fiction.
Recently, I got to spend a bit of time with a physicist and physician who says she is trying to do for medicine what Google did for information technology. Her idea is democratize healthcare so that the big stuff doesn' ... Source: Market Place
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Microsoft today launched a new commercial comparing its new Cortana virtual assistant to Apple's virtual assistant Siri, demonstrating how the former is able to perform contextually-aware tasks using a number of services. Titled "Happy Anniversary", the commercial shows Cortana and Windows Phone 8.1 running on the Nokia Lumia 635 as the narrator makes commands related around a wedding anniversary. First, the narrator asks Cortana to remind him to wish his w ... Source: Mac RumorsFull article at: Mac Rumors1 day ago, 2:56am CDT
Why tech is on the verge of changing the political process foreverIt's a bleak time to be young. The 30-something-and-below generation is facing huge debts, long hours, low pay and an ever-disappearing retirement age.The cost of higher education in 2014 would've been enough to buy a three bedroom house 30 years ago. When a graduate enters the workforce, they can either look forward to being used as a political football, or a punc ... Source: Tech RadarFull article at: Tech Radar3 days ago, 8:00am CDT
It’s been another great week in the world of gadgets, and now we’re close to the end it’s time to look back and check out our favourite stories. From gaming tablets to smartphones, smartwatches and wearables, there’s been absolutely loads going on throughout the week. So read on to catch up on all the news from the past few days.
Smartphones for football fans!
Football fans and smartphones may not usually go hand-in-ha ... Source: Fifth Gear
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IntroductionWe are halfway through 2014 and Microsoft is having a good year - well almost, even if it had to cut 18,000 jobs, can the Surface Mini, killed Android for Nokia, shuttered its Xbox Entertainment Studios and merged its tech conferences.The Xbox One was met with widespread praise and has been selling in record numbers; Windows Phone is improving rapidly, introducing Cortana; Windows 8.1 garnered praise and, most importantly, continues Microsoft's vision of on ... Source: Tech RadarFull article at: Tech Radar4 days ago, 5:19am CDT
Facebook-owned Instagram has been rumored to be working on a new photo messaging app to go head-to-head with popular rivals like Snapchat, and evidence supporting such hearsay may have just turned up in the most unlikely of places.The Verge today reported that Instagram appears to have mistakenly leaked the existence of a new Snapchat competitor called Bolt, which turned up as a new banner ad inside the current Instagram ... Source: Tech RadarFull article at: Tech Radar4 days ago, 2:29pm CDT
It's worth reflecting on this passage in Deepa Bhandaru's post about Seattle's leading socialist Kshama Sawant and the current CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella:Nadella strikes the corporate world as a kind of Gandhi figure. Tall and trim with buzzed hair and dark-rimmed glasses, he exudes a corporate brand of asceticism. His lean runner’s body harbors no extra fat. His speech is measured and Spartan. His disciplined for ... Source: The Stranger
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Apple Stock to Rise over $100 Today?
The Apple Stock closed at $99.02 yesterday. In pre-market trading AAPL is up .35%. Is the Apple Stock passing the $100 for the first time after the stock split?
Nina Dobrev is Not Dating
Nina Dobrev got linked to a record of three guys at Comic-Con 2014: Orlando Bloom, Benjamin McKenzie and Derek Theler. Is she dating any of them? No.
About the Geek Mind
The “geek mind” is concerned with more than just the latest iPhone rumors, or which company will win the gaming console wars. I4U is concerned with more than just the latest photo shoot or other celebrity gossip.
The “geek mind” is concerned with life, in all its different forms and facets. The geek mind wants to know about societal and financial issues, both abroad and at home. If a Fortune 500 decides to raise their minimum wage, or any high priority news, the geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants to know the top teams in the National Football League, or who’s likely to win the NBA Finals this coming year. The geek mind wants to know who the hottest new models are, or whether the newest blockbuster movie is worth seeing. The geek mind wants to know. The geek mind wants—needs—knowledge.