Microsoft Announces Official Consumer Launch of Windows 7

By Jimmy Rogers (@me) Contributing Writer, [GAS] Yesterday, Microsoft tweeted, and for once, the internet listened.  That’s because their tweet went something like this: “Here it is, the *official word* on Windows 7 general availability: In stores starting October 22nd! Details at http://bit.ly/ccSyd ^MS” That’s right, after much speculation and an initial launch date of January […]

Wolfram|Alpha: truly amazing, but no Google slayer yet

By Sterling “Chip” Camden Contributing Writer, [GAS] Today marks the official launch date of Wolfram|Alpha, a “computational knowledge engine” from Wolfram Research.  The stated goal of Wolfram|Alpha is “to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone.”  Simplistically, you ask it a question and it gives you the answer – along with a […]