Archive for April, 2011

Intel are getting in on the Tablet game

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Hold off on that tablet purchase cause Intel are getting in on the tablet game. There CEO says that the are porting android to the x86 Intel chips, so that could mean that every notebook/tablet that currently has Intel chip may have a in the next generation of chips may have a been tailored for tablets. Currently ARM rules the roost in terms of Chips, What does this mean for us the consumer…. Cheaper tablets hopefully.


More about it here

WiFi connected refrigerator for around $300 versus $3499

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Samsung is about to launch a network fridge its a WiFi connected refrigerator with LED lighting and 28 cubic feet of storage. its priced at a suggested $3,499 retail price. But I’m starting to think that an android tablet at €300 stuck on to the front of the fridge would give you the same, in terms of functionality, and propbably alot cheaper.

I suppose some one has to buy shiny chrome!

More info here


Cisco to Flip off

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Cisco has killed off its flip Camera, Blaming the fall off in consumer demand, and people having cameras in there mobile phones. When I saw that they acquired this technology a few years ago, it seemed a road that was not compatible with where Cisco was going, Which was networks or to be correct core routing, switching and services, collaboration, and architecture. So I’m not surprised, I’m sorry for the people working there, Cisco is getting rid of 550 people, so it sounds that they put some back bone into this.

There’s more to be found here

Commodore 64 on the way back.

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Commodore 64 maybe on its way back. For the people that remember the C64, it was a great little machine, now it may come back as a an Intel Atom-powered PC featuring 4GB DDR3 memory, SATA 1TB HDD, HDMI output, optical drive (either DVD/CD or optional Blu-ray). I wonder if it will have a “Ready:” prompt! or a tape loading screen when it has to load a program. I do hope that it doesn’t suffer from any tape alignment issues, when you would spend all your day loading a game, just for it to conk out at the end. I wonder if there will be a an Action replay cartridge made for it so that i can go machine coding again!? The OS is going to be Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, hopefully some one will change the prompt to “Ready”

All these questions!!!

More info here from comodore’s site

100 GB Blue Ray disk hitting the market

Monday, April 4th, 2011

New triple layer BD-RE XL discs, set to arrive April 15th in Japan. What does that mean in English well its a 100GB Blue ray disk, which is nice but at 10,000 yen ( €83.62), its a bit dear, seeing as you can get a terrabite hard drive at around the for less money seems like a lot. but hopefully it will make blue ray disks and drives a bit cheaper. This blue ray disk news is comming from panasonic here