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Who will own the cloud is irrelevant

08/01/2008, I spotted an article with a catchy title: it’s 2018: who owns the cloud? Where the author asks this interesting question and develops the idea that “providing cloud consumers with a spectacular user experience” is critical and that Apple...

Apple will likely replace Intel chipsets with NVIDIA ones

07/30/2008, Sources from within Intel have allegedly reported that Apple is going to use a chipset from a different brand in upcoming Macbooks. The chipset is the chip that controls the motherboard and the inputs/outputs. Sometimes, there is also an integrated...

The Future of Sony Hangs on the Next PlayStation

07/29/2008, Sony reported profits of about $326M, compared to $620M during the same period last year. Sony Computer Entertainment was one of the few bright spots with PS3 and PSP sales off the charts, compared to last year. This feels a little like the old PS2 days...

Intel re-enters System-on-Chip market with its X86 architecture

07/23/2008, Intel has just announced a System on Chip (SoC) product named EP80579. The basic idea of a SoC is to integrate as many components of a computer as possible in a chip. That allows to reduce the size, cost and power consumption… Right now, these...

BlackBerry business tactics to fend-off the iPhone tsunami

07/21/2008, RBC analyst Mike Abramsky doesn’t believe that the iPhone is a direct threat to Blackberry. He points out the fact that Blackberries are available though almost any major carriers, in the U.S, for example. This is quite true, and that’s also...

NVIDIA PhysX Modded to Run on ATI Hardware? Seems Fishy

06/30/2008, There is a rumor on the NGOHQ forum saying that someone has been able to modify (“mod”) a set of ATI drivers to run NVIDIA’s GPU-accelerated PhysX code on older (pre-4800) ATI cards. At the moment, there is no proof that the claim...

Ebooks Are Just Not Good Enough

06/27/2008, Piper Jaffray & Company have conducted a limited internet survey (344 respondents) that concluded that roughly two-thirds would not buy an e-book, even if the price was low. Although any limited survey has to be interpreted with caution, this is not...

Nokia Opens Up Symbian – The Cost of Influence is $410M

06/24/2008, Nokia already had a large stake in Symbian, the entity that produces the operating system (OS) for its phones. Now, the company bought the rest of the shares for $410M and announced that phone makers would not have to pay to use the Symbian OS anymore. By...

AMD and Havok/Intel Optimize Physics for AMD

06/12/2008, When Havok/Intel and AMD work together to make physics simulation run faster on CPUs, one could say that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”, right? In case you don’t know, Havok is owned by Intel and provides a good physics library for...

Readius E-Ink Rollable E-Book (Video)

04/18/2008, (Video in the full post – click on the link below) Our friends from TeleRead have posted a link to this cool video of the Readius Rollable E-Book that also has a cellular wireless functionality. Now I wouldn’t call this a “cellphone...

Carrefour Get Into Movie Download Business

04/18/2008, For those who don’t know Carrefour, it’s huge retailer, much like a WalMart (except that they sell all kinds of food as well). They started out in France but Carrefour retail stores can be found in many countries. For example, there are around...

AT&T Desktop Web Browser Named Pogo

04/17/2008, AT&T is working on a web browser (currently for Windows) called Pogo which is in private beta. One of the highlights is that tabbed browsing will be replaced by “snapshots”. Bookmarks and history are also handled with fancy graphics and a...