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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 Integrated GPUS Alongside Intel ATOM Processors Soon?

07/08/2008, That’s just speculation, but Digitimes believes that NVIDIA might partner with Intel in the Mobile Internet Device (MID) space. Personally, I’m thinking “NetTop” and not MID, but their idea is to pair Intel’s ATOM processor...

Why SSDs are not as cool as they should be

07/01/2008, Tom’s Hardware has published an article that establishes that SSDs (Solid state Drives) are not saving battery life (that was already confirmed during the Macbook air tests) or increasing performance. To explain quickly, conventional wisdom would...

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...

iPhone Without Exclusive Deal in Italy, Exception or Policy Change?

04/21/2008, The Italy iPhone launch might signal a change in policy at Apple. As of now, Apple chose one carrier per country to which it gave exclusive rights to commercialize the iPhone. The idea is that carriers enter a bidding process during which they bid more...

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...

Official: MySpace in India Launched

04/17/2008, We know that India is very attractive to the Social Networking moguls since 44% of Indian online traffic uses the Internet just for social networking (according to JuxtConsult, April 2007 survey). Today, MySpace has decided to go head to head with Google...

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...