Mobile, Laptop & Other Gadgets

King Digital Reports ‘Candy Crush’ Weakness – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

King Digital Entertainment PLC is showing some worrisome traits of a one-hit wonder. The Anglo-Swedish company on Tuesday said bookings from its biggest franchise, “Candy Crush Saga,” declined more than expected, prompting the company to issue a downbeat forecast for the current quarter and full year. King’s share price plunged…

White House launches ‘US Digital Service,’ with HealthCare.gov fixer at the helm – Washington Post (blog)

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

President Obama participates in a live Twitter question and answer session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Dec. 3, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) The White House on Monday announced that it is formally launching a new U.S. Digital Service and that it has hired to lead it Mikey Dickerson, an engineer widely credited with playing a central role in salvaging HealthCare.gov after its disastrous launch….

FACT SHEET: Improving and Simplifying Digital Services – Whitehouse.gov (press release)

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

The White House Office of the Press Secretary “I want us to ask ourselves every day, how are we using technology to make a real difference in people’s lives.” — President Barack Obama Late last year, a team of digital and technology experts helped to turn-around HealthCare.gov.  Today, building on the same proven strategic approach that ultimately enabled millions of Americans to sign up for health insurance, the Administration is…

Origin launches Alienware laptop "trade-up" program – PCWorld (blog)

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

Shots fired. Hot on the heels of Alienware’s new 13-inch laptop announcement last week, Origin is launching a trade-in program that specifically targets its UFO-friendly competitor. Or, as Origin terms it, a “trade-up” program. If you own an Alienware 14 (which is, even by Alienware’s own admission, a chunky machine) you can now trade it in and put the value toward one of Origin’s EVO15-S machines or any other Origin…

White House launches ‘US Digital Service,’ with HealthCare.gov fixer at the helm – Washington Post (blog)

Posted: Monday, August 11, 2014

President Obama participates in a live Twitter question and answer session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Dec. 3, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) The White House on Monday announced that it is formally launching a new U.S. Digital Service and that it has hired to lead it Mikey Dickerson, an engineer widely credited with playing a central role in salvaging HealthCare.gov after its disastrous launch….

Laptop, desktop or tablet for a student? – Journal and Courier

Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014

Deciding between a laptop, desktop and a tablet boils down to your needs, budget, mobility and comfort level. (Photo: GANNETT ) College-bound students already have a number of decisions to make: Which courses should I take? Live on campus or nearby? Scrape up the cash or apply for a student loan? Another choice boils down to what tech to use for note-taking, online research and writing assignments. Do you go…