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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...

Kindle DX: Budget-Friendly For Students?

05/07/2009, Amazon has enjoyed much press as of late, but by positioning the Kindle DX as a student-friendly device, the company has made a mistake and criticism is now mounting. We think that for tech enthusiasts and whoever wants to use eBooks, the $488 pricing is...

Yes, Apple is Hiring Chip Engineers – What’s The Surprise?

04/30/2009, The Buzz of the day seems to revolve around the fact that Apple is hiring top-level chip engineers/executives like Raja Koduri and Bob Drebin (both ex AMD CTO). But why does it comes as a revelation today? Apple has bought a fab-less semiconductor company...

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...

In Apple’s Mind, It Is Not Building a Netbook

03/11/2009, Concept image not created by Apple If it is building anything at all, that said. I guess that it’s just fun to speculate on the rumored Apple “netbook”. Some background: leaks from components provider in Asia hint that Apple is building...

PS3 Is Hard to Develop For, But It Doesn’t Really Matter

03/03/2009, Earlier today, I saw an interesting article on CNET from Don Reisinger about how the PS3 was hard to develop for, “on purpose”. I would like to comment on it and add to the discussion. As a former PC developer, it’s easy to see why the...

Intel Moves its Atom Design to Another Foundry

03/02/2009, Intel and TSMC have entered into an agreement in which they will adapt the Atom design to TSMC’s manufacturing process. TSMC is a contract foundry that makes chips for fabless* semi-conductor companies like Broadcom or NVIDIA. Intel on the contrary,...

Sony Not Spared by Worldwide Economic Woes, Moves Forward

01/26/2009, That’s the essence of Rick Clancy’s Blog Post on the Sony Electronics Blog. Sony knows that their IT (laptops…), Consumer Electronics and Content (movies, music) products have to interact “seamlessly” and that they...

Why Are People Talking About ‘Why Blu-Ray Will Succeed’?

01/14/2009, During CES, I got asked many times if I thought that Blu-Ray will succeed. And today, I’m receiving an email from “The Blu-Ray Press Office” in which they use an article from CNET to convince me that Blu-Ray will succeed (the alternative...

NVIDIA Could Enter the Netbook Market Today if They Wanted To

12/03/2008, NVIDIA’s CFO Marv Burkett was recently quoted at a technology conference saying about Nettops: “We’re not saying we’re not interested; it’s a matter of how the market will evolve”. That got many people wondering what...

Apple scared of RIM? Unlikely

11/22/2008, It might not be a coincidence that Apple released its iPhone 2.2 update just as the BlackBerry storm gets its 15 minutes of fame but, I doubt that Apple is “scared” of RIM as CNET’s Don Reisenger says. It looks to me like Apple had...