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Here comes the tablet madness

12/11/2009, It’s hard to spend a day without writing or reading something about a new tablet. Whether it is real like JooJoo or a rumor like Apple’s (and Dell, and Asus and…) one thing is certain: there’s a growing tablet obsession among...

Google Voice for iPhone ‘rejected’, says Google

09/18/2009, The Google Voice application for iPhone has been rejected by Apple, says Google. The reason invoked by Apple is that Google Voice duplicates the dialer function included in the iPhone and replaced a “native function”, which is grounds for a...

Upcoming console: SexBox

09/08/2009, Not actual product Silicon Xtal has filed a patent for an adult-oriented game console called SexBox. Read the info from the Trademark Office: Video Gaming System Console comprised of computer hardware with unique user controls which plays interactive...

New HTC Leo pictures look good

08/14/2009, New pictures of what seems to be the HTC Leo have appeared on the web. The HTC Leo runs on a Qualcomm 1Ghz snapdragon system on a chip (SoC). The device thickness (or thinness) is 11mm and its design looks like a good compromise between the large display...

Tim Sweeney: The End of The GPU Roadmap

08/11/2009, Epic Games founder and 3D engine architect Tim Sweeney has presented what he calls “The end of the GPU roadmap”, where he essentially says that GPU as we know them are too limited, and predicts that by 2020 developers will switch to a more...

Optio WS80 is a waterproof compact camera

08/05/2009, The Option WS80 is a waterproof camera that can capture underwater photos and videos without requiring the use of an airtight case (note that the maximum depth is 1.5meters or 5 feet – best for snorkling!). I wish that I had this product earlier in...

CPU against GPU in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

07/28/2009, WSJ’s Don Clark has written an interesting article about how GPUs (graphics processing unit) and CPUs (central processing unit) are competing to be the top processor in Hollywood’s Computer Graphics (CG) business. In “Harry Potter and...

iPods to die when their gross margins will be too low

07/24/2009, During its last conference call, Apple said something very sound: “We expect traditional MP3 players to decline over time as we cannibalize ourselves with iPhone and iPod Touch”. While many companies are afraid of cannibalizing (the sales of)...

SilverLight 3 And How Microsoft Plans To Have You Install It

07/10/2009, We blogged live at the Silverlight 3 keynote this morning and had the opportunity to look at some very interesting demos. For most people, Silverlight is “just another web video player”, but in reality it’s much more than that. HD Video...

iPhone 3GS: Prepare For a 3D Graphics Shock

06/10/2009, Half-Life 2 on PC. The 3GS GPU has all the features required to do this The new iPhone CPU is getting a lot of buzz, and for sure, it will make the iPhone 3GS more responsive than its predecessors, but I think that most users will be “shocked”...

Sony Wants To Win With PSP Go, But Not at Any Price

06/09/2009, Since it was announced at E3, the Sony PSP Go and its pricing in particular has created a lot of buzz on the web. If you missed it, PSP Go is not so different from the PSP, except that it basically fixes the portability problem and relies on digital files...

What Happened to the PS3 Slim Rumor?

06/04/2009, The Sony Press Conference was arguably as impressive as the Microsoft one (which was a huge surprise, by the way). Many PlayStation fans were ecstatic about the upcoming Sony Motion Controller and there was one last thing that they were hoping for: a...

The Art of Motion Control: Beyond the Hype

06/04/2009, [E3 2009] I don’t think that anyone had envisioned a post-E3 motion controller war, but that’s what’s happening in the forums and elsewhere right now. After the cool on-stage demos from Microsoft and Sony, gamers are split on...

Netbook Drama: Arm Might Surpass Intel by 2012

03/13/2009, There’s nothing like an analyst report to create drama: Robert Castellano (The Information Network) believes that the future of Netbooks lies with ARM and its Cortex-A9 architecture. According to him, ARM’s processor will be much cheaper than...