Starting in June of every year, the PC landscape begins to get more exciting as vendors are releasing their new PC lines in that time frame. We have had a long dry run, largely because of the gap between the time that was needed to sync the lines in process with Windows Vista and the hardware that will make it sing.
Stacking silicon to increase densities isn’t an entirely new concept – Flash and DRAM memory manufacturers have been using the approach for some time now. However, while the idea has been discussed for microprocessors as well, no clear products have been unveiled so far: IBM today said that it wants to put 3D processors into mass production in 2008.
The digital content creation (DCC) market has seen a healthy period of growth with the total DCC market growing 16% from $2.6 billion to reach more than $3 billion in 2006, according to research firm Jon Peddie Research.
As part of its preparation for its bid for the 2016 Olympics Game in Tokyo, Japan will carry out test broadcasting in Super Hi-vision in 2015, and the nation is expected to have super hi-vision broadcasting within a decade from then.
Elderly and disabled people could soon get help from a robotic maid developed by MIT.
Even the smallest places can use some light: Scientists from Cornell University said they have developed light-emitting nanofibers in the size of viruses and tiny bacteria that could light up the nano world.
Some chip suppliers have expressed pessimism about the PC market in the second quarter, as demand for Windows Vista is not expected to pick up during the traditionally low season.
By the end of 2007, South America is expected to pass the 350 million connections mark in cellular communications, which represents an annual growth of 15%, according to research firm Wireless Intelligence.
Falling prices for plasma TVs were not met with an increase in sales, as consumers have become more aware of the advantages of LCD.
Adults waste around two working days a month surfing unrelated websites, according to a recently completed study in the UK.
For the first time, annual spam e-mails are expected to be greater than ordinary person-to-person (P2P) e-mails in 2007, according to a new study from IDC.
Shipment growth of discrete graphics cards and IGPs (integrated graphics processors) for desktop PCs in the clone PC market are slowly declining as notebooks are increasingly replacing desktop PCs, noted sources at Taiwan-based graphics card makers.
Monitor vendors are feeling the pressure from rising panel prices, with market watchers predicting that monitor prices may go up as early as May.
More than a quarter of US households now own a high definition TV set, according to the Consumer Electronics Association
Atlanta (GA) – Scientists at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology have demonstrated a nano-scale generating that could provide electricity to microscopic machines by harvesting different types of energy from their environment.
Best Buy's Geek Squad computer support service is heading to digital space, as the corporate presence in Second Life gets even bigger.
Chicago (IL) – About a month ago, we wrote about Microsoft’s newly proposed HD Photo image format as a replacement for the aging, but generally accepted JPEG. Our conclusion was that it is a moody format that can, but not necessarily produces smaller or higher quality files than JPEG. We talked with Microsoft about this and it turns out that, on a different angle, HD Photo in fact has advantages over the good old JPEG.
Tallahassee (FL) – In an effort to learn more about the characteristics of high-density superconductors, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Florida State University will build a "neutron-scattering" magnet for the Hahn-Meitner Institute in Berlin, Germany.
Recently demonstrating a DLP (digital light processing) pico-projector prototype, Texas Instruments (TI) said it has been in talk with handset, PDA, digital still camera (DSC) and notebook makers to discuss launching products with the built-in pico-projector technology, with product launches to take place as early as the second half of 2008, according to company senior vice president John Van Scoter.
AT&T announced this week that it will offer 25 high definition channels free for 12 months to anyone who signs up for its new U-verse service.