Computex

  • Ford panel – the future of technology in the Auto industry from Computex

    Last week at Computex in Taiwan, Ford held a discussion panel on the future of the automotive industry. On the panel was Ed Pleet, the Connected Services Director for Asia Pacific, Africa and Europe at Ford, Steven Bridgeland – Senior Marketing Communications Manager for Windows Embedded at Microsoft and...
  • Asus adds Qi wireless charging and world first removable built-in UPS

    There was a couple of interesting releases from Asus at Computex in relation to case design. The first was Qi wireless charging added to the device bay on top of the case. This allows Qi compatible phones like the Lumia 920 to be dropped on top of the case...
  • If PC Gaming is dead, someone forgot to tell China

    There’s been a lot of conversation over the last few years about the fall of PC gaming. While incredible efforts have been made to take it from a niece into a mainstream activity, hardcore gamers, those that spend thousands on the latest GPUs still remains a tiny percent of...
  • Kaliki brings your news to your car via AppLink

    One of the launch applications for Ford’s AppLink into Asia Pacific announcement was Kaliki. I have to admit, before the press conference at Computex, I had never heard of the service. The basic idea here is not music, Pandora and others have that taken care of, the goal here...
  • Windows 8.1 will allow up to 4 metro apps to run at once

    Big changes are coming to Windows 8. While not called a service pack, the 8.1 release will fix a number of issues people have raised. One of the biggest changes is to the number of metro apps that can be run simultaneously. In Windows 8, apps are designed to...
  • First 8 inch Windows 8 tablet is DOA

    We’ve all seen the trend in the tablet space to the 7-8” size, moving down from the initial 10”. First Google with the Nexus 7, then Apple with the iPad mini and now comes the 8” Acer Iconia W3 shown off at Computex. While the metro UI works well...
  • The insane 9-screen laptop

    Wandering the floor of Computex on Day 2 and found this beauty. It’s a ruggedized case from ACME Mobile Corp(not I didn’t make that up). Inside the case holds a laptop that drives 9 displays. The setup won’t be light, but technically it is still portable. While the use...
  • Hands-on with Nvidia Shield

    On show at Computex, was Nvidia’s entrant into the portable gaming devices, Project Shield. I had an opportunity to get hands-on with the device and have some early thoughts to share. First off, if you thought the device would be like an Xbox controller with a display strapped the...
  • Ford AppLink finally coming to Australia, AppLink 2.0 supports Push Notifications

    Our North American friends have had AppLink in Ford vehicles for quite some time now, but Ford’s announcement today at Computex in Taipei was that Aussies (and the rest of Asia) will finally get AppLink. There isn’t any official release dates, but it is coming. The first 3 apps...