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Want the most reliable Windows PC? Buy a Mac (or maybe a Dell)

A new report from Soluto uses data from its massive online database of PC crashes, hangs, and performance metrics to identify the 10 most reliable Windows PCs you can buy today. Surprisingly, a MacBook Pro is at the top of the list. Even more surprising is who's not included.

April 24, 2013

Automated recognition of online images

An international team of computer scientists has developed a new image-recognition software. They found that 256 to 1,024 bits of data were enough to identify the subject of an image. The researchers said this 'could lead to great advances in the automated identification of online images and, ultimately, provide a basis for computers to see like humans do.' As an example, they've stored about 13 million images picked on the Web and stored them in a searchable database of just 600 megabytes. The researchers added that using such small amounts of data per image makes it possible to search for similar pictures through millions of images on your PC in less than a second. But read more...

May 24, 2008 by

Who's choosing XP over Vista?

One of the most accepted bits of conventional wisdom among pundits as 2007 draws to a close is that the marketplace has rejected Windows Vista in favor of Windows XP. But is that conclusion supported by hard data? I found a large database of information from one of the world's biggest PC makers that provides a glimpse into how the market is really choosing between XP and Vista

December 30, 2008 by

The ultimate event database

Brian Dear, founder and CEO of EVDB, debuted a new kind of personalized event database here at PC Forum. Based on a beta demo of the Web-based service, EVDB has all the elements you would look for in a Web 2.

March 21, 2005 by

Sybase touts mobile tools, partnerships

Sybase on Tuesday unveiled mobile enhancements to its development tools and announced a series of partnerships to promote its database software. The company released a version of its PowerBuilder development tool for building applications that run on Pocket PC devices and also penned agreements with Fujitsu Software and Tibco Software to offer their respective data access products with Sybase's database and integration software.

August 5, 2003 by

Will Tablet PC read your chicken scratch?

The Tablet PC operating system matches people's scrawls against the company's own database of handwriting samples. But there is some debate as to whether to tailor it to the individual.

September 26, 2002

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