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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

XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight Shines on the Samsung Galaxy S7

DURHAM, NC–(Marketwired – March 24, 2016) – Principled Technologies (PT) is pleased to announce that this week’s XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight features one of 2016’s most anticipated phones, the Samsung Galaxy S7.

Each week, the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight highlights a different tech device and posts its PT-verified BenchmarkXPRT performance results and specs online, so buyers everywhere can have the facts they need to make smart buying decisions.

The US version of the Samsung Galaxy S7, released on March 11, combines a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and an Adreno 530 GPU with a 5.1″ screen and 1440 x 2560 display resolution. BatteryXPRT for Android 2014, MobileXPRT 2015, and WebXPRT 2015 scores provide insight into the Galaxy S7’s performance and battery life during everyday tasks.

XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight, which debuted February 16, makes it easier for consumers to shop for a new laptop, smartphone, tablet, or PC. Recent devices include the Apple iPad Pro, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, and the Google Pixel C. See the full list of available devices on the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight page.

Vendors interested in having their devices featured in the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight should check out the vendor’s page 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, 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

XPRT Women Code-a-Thon: Make your voice heard and win a cash prize

DURHAM, NC –(Marketwired – March 01, 2016) – The BenchmarkXPRT Development Community and ChickTech are co-hosting the XPRT Women Code-a-Thon on March 12-13 in Seattle. The code-a-thon encourages Seattle software programmers to create small apps, or “workloads,” that mimic actions they take on their devices every day.

The top three participants or teams will receive cash prizes of up to $2,500, and all participants’ workloads will be considered for inclusion in future versions of the BenchmarkXPRT tools, or XPRTs. Any programmer familiar with Web development or Android development is encouraged to participate.

The XPRTs are apps that empower people all over the world to test how well devices handle everyday activities. They do this by running workloads that simulate common tasks – just like the workloads code-a-thon participants will be building.

“We want the XPRTs to reflect how people actually use their technology every day,” said Jennie Faries. Faries is one of the code-a-thon’s judges and a developer at Principled Technologies, which administers the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community. “By gaining the perspectives of this group of women, we’re making the tools stronger and more realistic. And when the tools we use to measure technology get better, the technology itself gets better too.”

All participants will receive a t-shirt and locally sourced breakfast and lunch on both days of the code-a-thon. The event will include time for networking and conclude with a talk from a special keynote speaker.

Add your voice to the tools that measure today’s hottest tech. Register today at facts.pt/XPRTcodeathon2016_registration, learn more at facts.pt/XPRT codeathon2016, and get all the details at facts.pt/XPRTcodeathon2016_FAQ.

About ChickTech

ChickTech envisions a safe, inclusive, and innovative technology future that includes equal pay, participation, and treatment of women. It is dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. For more information, please visit http://chicktech.org

About the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community

The BenchmarkXPRT Development Community is a forum where registered members can contribute to the process of creating and improving the XPRTs. For more information, please visit http://www.principledtechnologies.com/benchmarkxprt

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, in NC’s Research Triangle Park region. For more information, please visit www.PrincipledTechnologies.com.

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

BenchmarkXPRT Development Community releases TouchXPRT 2016, a benchmark for web-enabled devices

DURHAM, NC–(Marketwired – February 16, 2016) – The BenchmarkXPRT Development Community, administered by Principled Technologies (PT), is pleased to announce the release of the TouchXPRT 2016 benchmark. TouchXPRT 2016 is a free benchmark tool for evaluating the performance of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile devices. TouchXPRT 2016 runs tests based on five everyday scenarios (Beautify Photos, Blend Photos, Convert Videos for Sharing, Create Music Podcast, and Create Slideshow from Photos) and produces results for each of the five test scenarios plus an overall score.

To learn more about TouchXPRT 2016 and download the benchmark, please visit TouchXPRT.com. TouchXPRT 2016 is also available as a free Windows app in the Microsoft Store.

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, 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

North Carolina State University Senior Design Center students help the XPRTs

DURHAM, NC –(Marketwired – February 09, 2016) – Principled Technologies (PT) today announced that it sponsored a senior project at the NC State University Computer Science Department Senior Design Center. PT asked a team of three seniors involved in this project to build a workload that reflected their interests. PT and the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community will evaluate adding this workload to existing BenchmarkXPRT tests in the future.

The BenchmarkXPRT tools, or XPRTs, are apps that empower people all over the world to measure how well their devices handle everyday activities. The XPRTs do this by running workloads that simulate common tasks — like editing photos and writing notes. To help make sure these workloads represent a wide range of viewpoints and ways of using devices, PT reached out to young adults to see what mattered to them.

Senior Design Center team members Rachel Ashburn, Brien Croft, and AJ Smith chose to create a mini-game that shows how well different devices handle games. Input like this potential workload helps better reflect how people really use their devices.

Learn more at: facts.pt/NebulaWolfTale

See why this matters to you at: facts.pt/NebulaWolf

About Principled Technologies, Inc.

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

Principled Technologies, Inc. is located in Durham, North Carolina, in NC’s Research Triangle Park region. For more information, please visit www.PrincipledTechnologies.com.

About the BenchmarkXPRT Development Community

The BenchmarkXPRT Development Community is a forum where registered members can contribute to the process of creating and improving the XPRTs. For more information, please visit: www.BenchmarkXPRT.com

About the NC State University Computer Science Department Senior Design Center

The Senior Design Center brings together Computer Science seniors and sponsor companies to work on a specific project for a semester. This collaboration provides valuable hands-on experience for the students and important project results for the companies sponsoring them. For more information, please visit: https://sdc.csc.ncsu.edu

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

XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight lets device makers share verified results with consumers

Durham, NC, January 6 –Principled Technologies (PT) is pleased to announce the XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight, a new way for device vendors and manufacturers to share verified results with buyers around the world.

Every week, XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight will feature a different tech device and post its PT-verified BenchmarkXPRT performance results and specs online, so buyers everywhere will have the facts they need to make smart buying decisions.

Firms interested in showcasing their products can send their devices to PT for testing. PT will showcase devices to let buyers know how the devices fared. For more information, please contact XPRTSpotlight@PrincipledTechnologies.com or send your device to:

XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight c/o
Principled Technologies
1007 Slater Road, Suite 300
Durham, NC, 27703

XPRT Weekly Tech Spotlight will make it easier for consumers to shop for a new laptop, smartphone, tablet, or PC.

Results for the debut device will appear in the first week of February at facts.pt/spotlight-devices.

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

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