Items tagged with bump

Google apparently feels it's done all it can do with Bump, a picture sharing app for smartphones it acquired three and a half months ago for between $30-$60 million, and will slam the door shut on the service at the end of the month. Bump's chief and co-founder David Lieb announced the news in a blog post, saying that his team will shift focus to other ventures. In addition, Lieb said Flock is shutting down, too. "We are now deeply focused on our new projects within Google, and we've decided to discontinue Bump and Flock. On January 31, 2014, Bump and Flock will be removed from the App Store and... Read more...
Another week, another app acquisition. A bit ago, Yahoo snapped up Astrid, a task management program. Now, crosstown rival Google is buying Bump. Bump, a cross-platform sharing app, made waves a year or so ago by providing an elegant, secure, and easy way to transfer just about anything from one mobile to another, and even from mobile-to-desktop. In a lot of ways, sharing via Bump was almost magical. It had that "wow factor" baked in, kind of like using Facebook for the first time when the platform was new. Google is now the proud owner of that app, and honestly, it seems like a sensible purchase.... Read more...
I looked at this story and wondered if it was months old.  I mean, at this point, with Windows Vista being released in January, and this story basically addressing whether or not adoption by corporations would be quick - how could it be quick after all these months?   I suppose the reality is that the original prediction for quick adoption was made in comparison with Windows XP adoption in its first year. In September, Brad Goldberg, general manager for Windows Client product management, predicted that Vista would be put in use by twice as many businesses in the first year as Windows XP... Read more...
About three months ago, we took a look at the Pentium Extreme Edition 955, which was Intel's first Extreme Edition processor built using the company's then brand-new 65nm manufacturing process. Each of the 955XE chip's two cores hummed along at a lofty 3.46GHz, and we found its performance to be quite good when compared to Intel's previous dual-core and single-core offerings. The Pentium Extreme Edition 955 was clearly Intel's fastest desktop dual-core processor in our tests, and due to the inherent benefits of the more advanced manufacturing process, the chip consumed much less power than its... Read more...
 This just in from Hot Hardware fan and Super Cooling Freak-Man Steve Croft! I recently got the P3 500 and set about a maximum tweak... Brief highlights of how follow :-) 1.) Mobo BX6 r2 Bios (Ver KU) settings.... FSB set to 129 x 5 (1/4 pci) Core Volts set at 2.3V 2.) PC125 SDRAM (128MB) PC100 falls over badly... 3.) InWin Q500 full tower case with additional fan cooling (120mm input, 80mm blowing into psu, 80mm output above psu, 60mm blowing onto cpu fans). 4.) Tennmax P3 TF Cooler. Modified for greater efficiency 5.) Rear P3 case removed, Plastic pillars used to replace missing case for... Read more...