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The XPRT Spotlight Black Friday Showcase helps buyers find the perfect gift

Durham, NC—Principled Technologies unwrapped a free holiday shopping tool that gives consumers side-by-side comparisons of the season’s most coveted smartphones, laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, and PCs. The XPRT Spotlight Black Friday Showcase helps shoppers find the perfect gift by gathering the product and performance facts they need in one convenient place.

Principled Technologies tests the devices in the Spotlight using the industry standard BenchmarkXPRT tools: WebXPRT, MobileXPRT, TouchXPRT, CrXPRT, BatteryXPRT, and HDXPRT. In addition to the benchmark results, the side-by-side comparisons include photographs, device specs, and prices of all products.

The XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight debuted earlier this year, making it easier for consumers to shop for a new laptop, smartphone, tablet, or PC. Recent devices in the spotlight include the Google Pixel, Apple iPhone 7 Plus, ASUS Transformer Mini, Acer Swift 7, OnePlus 3, and Dell XPS 13. More devices come on line weekly; see the full list on the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight page.

Vendors interested in having their devices featured in the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight can visit the website for more details.

About Principled Technologies, Inc.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of technology marketing and learning & development services. It administers the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. For more information, please visit www.PrincipledTechnologies.com.

Company Contact

Eric Hale
Principled Technologies, Inc.
1007 Slater Road, Suite #300
Durham, NC 27703

WebXPRT delivers over 100,000 real-world results

DURHAM, NC–(Marketwired – October 05, 2016) – Today, Principled Technologies (PT) announced that the popular WebXPRT tool recently crossed a milestone of 100,000 total runs.

WebXPRT lets users everywhere compare the performance of any web-enabled device—from iPad tablets to Android phones to Windows computers. Manufacturers, developers, consumers, and media outlets in more than 358 cities and 57 countries have used WebXPRT’s easy-to-understand results to compare how well different devices handle everyday tasks.

WebXPRT is available to the public for free and runs in almost any browser. To read more about WebXPRT and run the test, visit WebXPRT.com.

WebXPRT is part of the BenchmarkXPRT family of benchmarks (the XPRTs), a set of apps designed to help test how well devices handle everyday tasks such as editing photos, playing movies, and browsing the web. Some XPRT tools even measure battery life. All of the BenchmarkXPRT family (the XPRTs) of evaluation tools are available to the public for free.

The BenchmarkXPRT Development Community is a forum where registered members can contribute to the process of creating and improving the XPRTs. To learn more about the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community and the XPRT family of benchmarks, visit BenchmarkXPRT.com.

About Principled Technologies, Inc.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of technology marketing and learning & development services. It administers the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community. The company is located in Durham, North Carolina, in NC’s Research Triangle Park region. For more information, please visit PrincipledTechnologies.com.

Company Contact
Eric Hale
Principled Technologies, Inc.
1007 Slater Road, Suite 300
Durham, NC 27703

XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight Shines on the Apple iPhone 7

DURHAM, NC–(Marketwired – September 21, 2016) – Today, Principled Technologies (PT) released performance results for the Apple iPhone 7 on the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight. The iPhone 7 is one of this year’s most anticipated new smartphones.

The Apple iPhone 7, released on September 16, combines the new Apple A10 Fusion processor, 2 GB of RAM, and iOS 10 with a 4.7″ screen, 1334 x 750 display resolution, and 4K video-recording capabilities. The Spotlight includes performance scores from the WebXPRT 2015 benchmark, which uses six browser-based workloads to compare the performance of almost any Web-enabled device.

The XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight posts PT-verified BenchmarkXPRT performance results and specs online for new devices as they come to market. These results give buyers the facts they need to make informed buying decisions based on individual needs and preferences.

To see the full list of tested devices, go to the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight page.

About Principled Technologies, Inc.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of technology marketing and learning & development services. It administers the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community. The company is located in Durham, North Carolina, in NC’s Research Triangle Park region. For more information, please visit www.PrincipledTechnologies.com.

Company Contact

Eric Hale
Principled Technologies, Inc.
1007 Slater Road, Suite #300
Durham, NC 27703
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New device shopping tool helps consumers make smarter buying choices

Durham, NC—The Benchmark XPRT Development Community has launched a shopping tool that includes side-by-side comparisons of today’s leading devices. The tool is part of the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight’s Back to School Roundup, which highlights leading devices and helps families and students choose the right tools for their educational needs. The tool lets buyers compare all‑in‑one PCs, Chromebooks, convertibles, laptops, and tablets running Chrome OS, OS X, and Windows.

“Our new tool lets buyers make comparisons using results from the XPRT benchmarks,” said Bill Catchings, co-founder of Principled Technologies, Inc., which administers the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community. “Heading back to school often means tech purchases, so we launched the tool with our Back to School Roundup.”

Principled Technologies tests the devices in the Spotlight using the industry standard BenchmarkXPRT tools: WebXPRT, MobileXPRT, TouchXPRT, CrXPRT, BatteryXPRT, and HDXPRT. In addition to the benchmark results, the side-by-side comparisons include photographs, device specs, and prices.

The XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight debuted February 16, making it easier for consumers to shop for a new laptop, smartphone, tablet, or PC. Recent devices in the spotlight include the Intel Skull Canyon NUC, LG Chromebase, Acer Aspire Z3-715, Dell Inspiron 24 3459, HP Chromebook 14, and Apple MacBook Air 11.  More devices come on line weekly; see the full list on the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight page.

Vendors interested in having their devices featured in the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight can visit the website for more details.

About Principled Technologies, Inc.
Principled Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of technology marketing and learning & development services. It administers the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. For more information, please visit www.PrincipledTechnologies.com.

Company Contact
Eric Hale
Principled Technologies, Inc.
1007 Slater Road, Suite #300
Durham, NC 27703
XPRTSpotlight@PrincipledTechnologies.com

Principled Technologies releases first video series, “Women Coding for Change”

DURHAM, NC–(Marketwired – July 07, 2016) – Principled Technologies (PT), which administers the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, is releasing its first video series, “Women Coding for Change.” The series tells the stories of the XPRT Women Code-a-thon, which the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community co-hosted with ChickTech Seattle in March 2016. These videos shed light on the gender disparity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and the growing problems that disparity is causing.

Though women hold the majority of professional jobs in the United States, they represent less than a quarter of software developers. Women are underrepresented in STEM fields from high school through college and into the professional world.

As the second Women Coding for Change video explains, the problem is enormous. By 2020, more than 1.4 million computing-related jobs will be open, and at current graduation rates, the U.S. will not be able to fill them. Training and hiring more women in STEM fields would help bridge that gap.

“The inequalities are staggering, not just in tech,” Jennie Faries said. “It’s getting better, but it is very slow.” Faries, a developer and designer, has had a career in technology for over twenty years and acted as a judge at the XPRT Women Code-a-thon. Faries works for PT, which administers the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community.

For PT, a technology company in the Research Triangle Park region, the issue is close to home.

“We need to recognize that this is a problem for us all: for men, for women, for technology companies, for the economy at large,” said Mark Van Name, co-founder of Principled Technologies. “When a more diverse group of people teams up to build or test products, the products will be better. If we don’t fix this problem, all of us lose.”

The series contains eight videos, which PT will release individually throughout the summer. The first — “Women Coding for Change: Trailer” — offers a sneak peek at the series, while “Women Coding for Change: The Problem” demonstrates the extent of the gender gap.

See the videos on YouTube: facts.pt/coding-for-change-series.

About Principled Technologies, Inc.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of technology marketing and learning & development services.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. For more information, please visit PrincipledTechnologies.com.

BenchmarkXPRT Development Community releases the “Exploring TouchXPRT 2016” white paper

Durham, NC, March 28 – The BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, administered by Principled Technologies (PT), is pleased to announce the release of the “Exploring TouchXPRT 2016” white paper. The white paper discusses the details of the TouchXPRT 2016 benchmark, including the development process, new features, descriptions of its component tests and workloads, and how the benchmark calculates individual workload and overall scores. The paper also shows how to submit test results and automate testing.

Interested parties can download the white paper at www.BenchmarkXPRT.com/whitepapers.

To learn more about TouchXPRT and download the benchmark, please visit TouchXPRT.com.

To learn more about and join the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, go to www.BenchmarkXPRT.com.

About Principled Technologies, Inc.
Principled Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of technology marketing and learning & development services.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. For more information, please visit www.principledtechnologies.com.

Company Contact
Eric Hale
Principled Technologies, Inc.
1007 Slater Road, Suite #300
Durham, NC 27703

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