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Microsoft’s Controversial Windows 8 OS Is Gaining Ground–Fast
Windows 8, whether you love it or hate it, is a success. After recently announcing that the dramatically redesigned OS has already sold more than 100 million copies, Microsoft has gone something on the offensive in various blog posts, defending their design choices and their ongoing work to adapt the OS to consumer needs. But now there’s something new to crow about, and the only surprise is that there hasn’t yet been a press release: the Windows 8 App Store is now home to more than 70,000 apps. You read that right, folks: in 7 months of market availability, Windows 8 has 5 times as many apps in its marketplace as Apple’s OSX has, and it launched over 2 years ago. Head on past the break for the full details.
Spaceship Two: First Commercial Space Penetration Will Be By a Virgin. Ironic?
Of course I had to be in a class when Virgin Galactic finally cranked up the engine on their long-awaited Spaceship Two. I’ll comfort myself with the fact that after having waited this many years to get to see something like this happening, an extra couple of hours won’t make much difference. Suffice to say, I’m stoked, but what do you think? Check out the video below and share your thoughts after the break!
Thor: The Dark World Trailer Released by Marvel This Morning!
We’ve been following the development of the Marvel Universe avidly. This fall, Thor stars in another movie with Thor: The Dark World.
The trailer teases at some of the plot points we were hoping for: Thor’s relationship with Jane, more interaction between Earth and Asgard, and, of course, epic battle scenes. Post production on the film was finished last week, so we’re looking forward to more upcoming teases and trailers before the November release!
Heroes Withered and Died, But Will Microsoft Resurrect It?
Heroes is one of those shows with which I have a love/hate relationship. On the one hand, the first season was a spectacular piece of genre fiction that successfully (well, mostly) wove together numerous plot threads, developed a fairly diverse cast of characters, and lead audiences to become intimately familiar with both a couple of memorable heroes and a very memorable villain. On the other hand, past the first season, the show wandered aimlessly, almost as if it had been bludgeoned half to death and could no longer navigate successfully. After limping across the finish line, I honestly never expected to hear another word about it–but according to TV Line, we may be getting more Heroes after all. Read on to get the lowdown and share your thoughts!
Surface Pro Battery Doesn’t Have to End at 4 Hours
I’m working on a Surface Pro right now in preparation for our upcoming review, but this little piece can’t wait. One of the chief complaints I’ve seen leveled at the device as I’ve perused other reviews is in the battery performance of the device. In most cases, reviewers, evidently unable to distinguish between an ARM based tablet and one running a full-blown laptop processor, have decried the battery life as horrible. While it’s fair to say that it’s not up to par with an ARM based SoC (what is?) in that area, it also doesn’t have to be as terrible as people claim. No, Microsoft’s Surface Pro has the ability to do a little better, and all it takes is a bit of tweaking on your part (tweaking, I’ll add, that Microsoft should have done at the factory). As I type this, I’ve been using it off the outlet for 6 hours, 24 minutes, and I have 15% battery life remaining. Head on past the jump for what I did, and how I’m getting an average of 6 hours depending on how I’m working.
Nvidia’s sees your Quad Core Graphics and says “Yeah? Here’s 68 more, bitches!”
So you thought your new Nexus 10 or iPad 4 was the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world, right? That your dual core tablet or smartphone, or A6-this, Exynos-that was the end-all, be-all of hot shit? Well, Nvidia’s just dropped a brick in your lap, and it’s called the Tegra 4 mobile processor. It makes your iPad 4 look like a joke. It strangles your Nexus 7, 10 or otherwise, and it does it all with a song in its low-energy core, a swanky games console wrapped around its shoulders and a sure bet that 2013′s mobile phones and tablets are going to take a big, fiery dump on everything you just got for Christmas. Follow me past the break for specs and thoughts on Nvidia’s new groundbreaking Tegra 4 processor!
Nvidia News, Notes, and other Exciting Gossip as Heard on the Live Webcast from CES!
We’ll be updating this post with news, notes, and information from Nvidia. To watch along, view their live webcase from CES in Las Vegas here. Press conference is scheduled to start at 8 pm (yes, just a few minutes) Pacific Time.
Santa Calls You
Google has set up a Santa Tracker with an awesome feature – a free call from Santa! In a couple of minutes, you can set up a call or e-mail from Santa to your child, friend, crush, or favorite Scrooge. Learn more after the jump!
Two episodes of pure puppet silliness and Neil Patrick Harris in Neil’s Puppet Dreams
Over here at All That Nerdy Stuff, we’re big fans of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along. We’d heard that Neil Patrick Harris had other projects in the works, but never expected naughty puppets! Check out more info on Neil’s Puppet Dreams after the jump!
I Need to Star Trek into the Bathroom to Change My Underpants, NPP-1701
There are exactly two things in the world of sci-fi nerd-dom that can instantly induce revulsion in one half of the clan and orgasmic bliss in the other: Star Wars News and Star Trek News. If you are Han Solo or James T. Kirk, you hold great power over such things as, well, my…yeah let’s not go there.
Long story short, there’s finally an interesting poster revealed for the upcoming sequel to 2009′s reboot of Gene Roddenberry’s nearly half-century old landmark, Star Trek. Don’t try saying that out loud three times fast, it may kill you, but do click through after the break for a look at the full poster!