Microsoft and Barnes & Noble Merger: Operational Joint Working Plan

Microsoft representatives have recently announced the intentions of the corporation to merge with Barnes & Noble company. Barnes & Noble has established reputation for being the global leader in the production and sale of electronic books, as well as other Internet services dedicated to the sale of various goods. The company is currently working at production of electronic book entitled Nook which operates on Android platform. Specialists and analysts declare unanimously that the main goal of Microsoft and Barnes & Noble merger is the creation of a new company; the company will be oriented on the production of electronic books which will operate on Windows 8 platform.


Both companies’ representatives keep from commenting on the detailed structure of the future company. The unveiled info shows that both companies will continue working at creation and production of Nook electronic books. The merger is called to bring benefits to all involved parties: Microsoft will enter into …

Three-Dimensional Monitor HP 2311 GT Review

Three-dimensional technology applied in PC monitors enjoys popularity primarily with more well-to-do people rather than general public. This can be simply explained by the price aspect attached to the issue: 3D monitors with all accompanying equipment are a costly acquirement, and not every customer is ready or can afford buying them for home use. Hewlett-Packard company always tries to comply with the demands and possibilities of their consumers; however, the company does not forget about the development and innovations. Thus, HP delivered three-dimensional monitor with passive polarized 3D technology, codenamed HP 2311 GT.



Design and Specifications


First of all, it should be mentioned that HP 2311 GT is basically oriented on the entry level customers, and this is vindicated by the moderate price policy ascribed to the series. The casing is made of plastic with mould base; this base does not allow any alterations in monitor's height or rotation. The tilt can be adjusted …

Red Dragon Radeon RX 560 2GB GDDR5 OC and Red Dragon Radeon RX 560 4GB GDDR5 OC from PowerColor

Not to lag behind other vendors the PowerColor company has presented a couple of Radeon RX 560 video cards. We should note that these cards utilize the renamed Polaris 11 GPU with 1024 active streaming processors. At the moment such accelerators are not available on sale, however they are to hit the market by the end of the month.



Thus, PowerColor has produced the Red Dragon Radeon RX 560 2GB GDDR5 OC, alongside with the Red Dragon Radeon RX 560 4GB GDDR5 OC samples, differing in the memory volume (which is observable from their names) and in the GPU frequency. The higher model’s Boost clock equals to 1,180 MHz, and the lower model’s rate is 1,288 MHz. The effective memory in both cases operates at 7,000 MHz.


Chilling of PowerColor specialties is ensured by a cooler with big heatsink. The auxiliary power connector is absent. The interface set includes DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort (x3).
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