Friday, May 25, 2012

Usage Stats and the Battle for Browser Market Dominance

While the struggle for browser market share is in constant flux, Internet Explorer has consistently maintained a solid majority due to the enterprise market and the popularity of the Windows platform.  That is why recent news that Google Chrome unseated Internet Explorer as king came as a shock to many - in particular to Microsoft.

The claim was made by the data-tracking site StatCounter, crediting each browser with approximately 32-33% market share respectively (placing both browsers about 10% ahead of the nearest competitor: Firefox).  Microsoft was quick to refute the data citing flaws in the methodology used by StatCounter.

Friday, May 18, 2012

USB 3.0 Noise and the Wireless Spectrum

Intel has released a White Paper study revealing potential interference issues for wireless receivers caused by noise generated on the USB 3.0 data spectrum.  Signal radiation produced by a USB 3.0 connection can be particularly high in the broadband 2.4-2.5GHz range - a very common frequency for wireless devices of all sorts.  The magnitude of the interference can range from reduction in throughput to total unresponsiveness.