Friday, April 13, 2012

Apple responds to DOJ: Antitrust accusations untrue

(via cnet) Apple representative Tom Neumayr was quoted as follows:

"The DOJ's accusation of collusion against Apple is simply not true. The launch of the iBookstore in 2010 fostered innovation and competition, breaking Amazon's monopolistic grip on the publishing industry. Since then customers have benefited from eBooks that are more interactive and engaging. Just as we've allowed developers to set prices on the App Store, publishers set prices on the iBookstore."

At this point we're still waiting on the DOJ to respond, however this could turn ugly real quick, and the real core issue here, DRM is being largely overlooked.

New intel windows 8 tablet specs unveliled

Intel is offering more specifics on the features of future Windows 8 tablet at a conference in Beijing. It's a laudable goal, but can Intel make it happen this year?
Underneath the glass will be beat an Atom Z2760 "Clover Trail" chip: dual-core capable with "burst mode" (for quick bursts of performance when needed) and Hyperthreading -- the latter allows a dual-core chip to behave in quad-core-like fashion in some cases.

                                                                (image via: intel)

Will they be able to bring a product to market that can compete with the ipad is the real question here, and that has yet to be seen.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

This might be the most awesome picture you see of a dying star all day

I found this while browsing and I thought I should share it:

iPhone 5 release date and features?

(via computerworld)[We've] learned a number of details surrounding Apple’s next-generation iPhone. ... [We] can now confidently say that Apple’s next iPhone will launch in the fall.
We have also learned that Apple is planning to use a rubber or plastic material...that will be built into the new iPhone case...used as a bezel surrounding the front edge of the phone. ... It will also cover a redesigned antenna system that surrounds the device, allowing Apple to build the rear case out of aluminum.
Earlier reports suggested that Apple’s next-generation iPhone will feature...a larger display around 4 inches.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

A look at the new Core i7 2600k.

If you are in the market for a new processor there are not many on the market that can compete with the raw processing power of the Core i7 2600K.  Armed with a Quad Core processor and a beefy 8MB L3 Cache It's the fastest CPU on the planet , even faster than the mighty core i7 980x as well as 990x (when slightly overclocked) which honestly is what most people buy this beast of a processor for.

As far as price range goes the core i7 2600k can be had at most reputable retailers for ~$350.00 American which is a bargain in my book for the power your dollar buys. Hell, that's less than $100 a core, I honestly don't know how Intel can afford to sell such a monster of a chipset for such a reasonable price.

The only issue I can speak of when referring to the Core i7 2600k is heat.  This monster produces some heat and lots of it.  I would strongly recommend ditching the included cooling fan and thermal paste and replacing it with a aftermarket cooler and some Arctic Silver.

So in conclusion if you need a new processor and have an extra $350.00 burning a hole in your pocket then do yourself a favor and pick up the Core i7 2600k, you won't regret it.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

PSN dead, sony is helpless, or a few tips to pass the time if you own a ps3

Are you a disgruntled PlayStation Network gamer? At least you're not alone -- there are more than 100 million PSN users who've had their data nicked by shadowy digital thieves. Sony's (probably) working hard to get the service back online before everyone throws their PS3s in a canal, but with the only date we have to go on still nearly three weeks away, we thought we'd rattle through a few suggestions of what to do in the meantime.

1. Go outside

Just kidding. We hate the outdoors as much as you. Seriously, it's full of bugs and pollen. Besides, everyone knows you can get a decent tan simply by turning your monitor up really bright.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Nintendo sees the world in 3-D

At a game conference keynote, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata talks about the importance of innovation.San Francisco (CNN) -- Sunday's debut of the Nintendo 3DS, a hand-held game system with a 3-D display that doesn't require special glasses, isn't just the culmination of several years of research and development for one product.
It could be a milestone for a company that's spent decades refining three-dimensional technology, only to be met with resistance from consumers.
Playing games in 3-D "is something that we've been continually testing and working on at Nintendo," said Hideki Konno, who has directed or produced some of Nintendo's most prized franchises and was a key person in the 3DS's development, through an interpreter.
"We've never actually stopped looking at 3-D as a viable product," Konno said. "And it just so happens that the technology in the marketplace now coincides with what we wanted to do. So actually, it was just very fortuitous timing."