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PostHeaderIcon Futuremark’s PCMark Benchmark Headed to Mobile Platforms




PCMark AndroidPCMark is on the move

Serving as yet another sign that mobile platforms are here to stay, Futuremark announced that it plans to port its PCMark benchmark over to Android, iOS, and Windows RT. Like its Windows counterpart, the mobile version will feature benchmark tests based on real-world use scenarios, though they’ll be geared toward activities that smartphone and tablet owners perform on a daily basis. It will also examine battery life.

PCMark mobile is still being developed, and with that in mind, Futuremark is inviting mobile manufactures to join its Benchmark Development Program (BDP). Those who become members will have input at each stage of the benchmark development process, and will receive regular builds and site licenses along the way.

The program is likely to attract some major names. As a point of reference, the PCMark Windows BDP is served by Acer, AMD, Compal, Condusiv Technologies, Dell, HGST, HP, INtel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nvidia, Samsung, SanDisk, Seagate, and Western Digital.

Futuremark didn’t say when it hopes to have PCMark fully ported to mobile.

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PostHeaderIcon The International SEO Checklist



Posted by Aleyda Solis

In less than two weeks I will have the pleasure to speak at MozCon about international SEO, in a session called “International SEO and the Future of your ROI.” Before I do, I wanted to compile a checklist of the most fundamental aspects to consider when developing an international SEO process — something to which we can quickly refer that can facilitate our everyday work, and something that would also be easy to digest for our clients at some point.

As a result, I’ve created this International SEO Checklist, with a step-by-step guide to everything from assessing the international SEO potential to targeting our international audience and the development of an internationally targeted site:

I’ve also uploaded a higher resolution version of the checklist image, in case you want to download and print it.

I hope the checklist is useful, and if you’re looking to learn more about international SEO or ask me anything about it, I look forward to seeing you at MozCon! If for some reason you’re not going to MozCon and have a question, please let me know in the comments. :)

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PostHeaderIcon Xbox One E3 Demos Were Powered by Windows 7 and Nvidia Graphics




Xbox One on Windows 7PC gaming never looked better.

Microsoft made a splash at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) last week by showing off a number of fantastic looking games for its upcoming Xbox One console. It was hard not to get excited by some of the titles, including Dead Rising 3 and Forza Motorsport 5, but as it turns out, the game demos we saw might have actually been running on Hewlett-Packard PCs running Windows 7.

Before we go any further, let’s be clear that it’s not all that unusual for game developers to use PC hardware to show off future titles, so that in and of itself isn’t reason to rake Microsoft over the coals. However, it’s at least a little bit interesting that these tech demos were being run on Windows 7 rather than Windows 8, which the Xbox One’s OS is partly based on.

Secondly, it was discovered that the HP PCs were equipped with Nvidia GeForce GTX 700 Series graphics cards. Given the risk of exposure, it would have made more sense to use machines running AMD graphics cards since the GPU in the Xbox One is an AMD part that’s comparable to a mid-range Radeon HD 7790.

All of this came to light when Julian Rignail from U.S. Gamers posted to Twitter a message saying, “I just played an Xbox One game using an Xbox One controller that crashed… to a Windows 7, Hewlett Packard-branded desktop. Magic!” The Internet demanded pics, and lo and behold, there are a couple shots of Windows 7 PCs tucked inside Xbox One cabinets.

Again, using PCs to show off console games isn’t unusual, but the choice of OS and GPU certainly raise an inquisitive eyebrow. And according to Cinema Blend, which first broke the story, developers have confirmed that PlayStation 4 game demos shown off at E3 were running on PS4 Dev kits, not PC hardware.

File this under “T” for “Things that make you go hmmm.”

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