Monthly Archives: December 2011

Google Doodle Honors Robert Noyce – “Mayor of Silicon Valley”

Robert Noyce is being honored by Google for his contributions to the electronic components industry on what would have been his 84th birthday. To commemorate his birthday, Google's homepage has a doodle which etches the Google logo onto a microchip, a technology that Noyce is credited with co-inventing. Known as the Mayor of Silicon Valley, Robert Noyce was the co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel and is credited along with Jack Kilby with the invention of the integrated circuit. Read more [...]

Apple iPad vs Kindle Fire: Part 2

The other day, we compared some of the physical characteristics of the Apple iPad against the recently released Kindle Fire. Today, we will look at some of the other features and give you our overall impression. Content available: Both the iPad and the Kindle Fire can access movies, music, games, books and other reading material. The only difference is that the Kindle Fire uses Amazon to download the material and the Apple iPad uses Apple's iTunes software. Amazon has sweetened the deal a Read more [...]