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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,...

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...

Walt Mossberg loves the iPhone, the G1 and the Storm

11/20/2008, During his keynote at the VentureWire Technology Showcase, Walt Mossberg told us that his preferred personal technology devices are the Apple iPhone, the G1 and the BlackBerry Storm. For him ,they are the true Internet devices, and not the MIDs which is a...

The Perfect Storm for Netbooks

11/12/2008, Gartner just announced it: Netbooks (or mini laptops) are driving the bulk of the PC industry growth in Eastern Europe, and possibly worldwide. In their latest research, Isabelle Durand and Ranjit Atwal commented: “The market position of vendors was...

Pink Panther…Wait, Panzer

10/06/2008, Here is an example of how passion is able to bring out impressive results – 30 year-old Vin Marshall from Philadelphia, along with 9 other buddies of his have come together to construct this 2,000 pound replica tank straight from junkyard parts. The...