According to data released by two IT marketing firms (iSuppli and DRAMeXchange), quad-core CPUs and DDR3 RAM will go mainstream - eventually. We'll have to wait until 2009 until we start seeing these high-power components being used in everyday PCs.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sifts through the marketing hyperbole and casts his critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.
Sony claims to have fixes a glitch on which prevented some new DVD releases, including Casino Royale and Stranger Than Fiction, from playing on some DVD players.
Ed Bott has done some really good work getting to the bottom of Windows Vista startup times on a number of different systems. The conclusions are pretty much as I expected - bootup times depend on the system being tested. I've now got a question of my own - why are people so bothered by startup times anyway?
Have I forgotten about Linux? Oh no, it's just that I've been eagerly waiting for the release of Ubuntu Version 7.04. I don't have long to wait - Ubuntu 7.04 will be out on April 19.
Sony just keeps on running into all sorts of copy protection hassles. Now new DVDs such as Casino Royale and Stranger Than Fiction are refusing to work in certain DVD players - and at least one Sony DVD player is affected.
So, Apple has delayed the launch of their Leopard until next October. Apple says that this is because the company needed to shift around key Mac OS X staff in order to make sure that the iPhone goes out of the door on time. This may be the case given the current state of Leopard. But does the delay matter?
It's no secret that AMD has hit turbulent times. In a price war against Intel which is ten times larger, AMD has come off the worse for wear. But how does AMD plan to turn things around? Well, it seems that one idea they have is to add DRM directly to the CPU and limit what users have access to.
Today Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced that it will discontinue selling the 20GB PlayStation 3 games consoles.
Following a lawsuit which charges Microsoft with deceptive practices by allowing PC manufacturers to fix "Vista Capable" stickers onto PCs which lack the power to offer the consumer the ability to run some of Vista's most touted features, there's been a lot of discussion about what the Windows Vista Capable logo means. Is the logo program deceptive? Are consumers being duped into buying an underpowered PC? Is Microsoft to blame?
My post yesterday about copyright laws and piracy generated a lot of very interesting feedback, both in the TalkBack section and via email. One thing that struck me from the feedback was how opinion is divided on whether infringing copyright is stealing, and if it is stealing, how far do you have to cross the line to be considered a criminal?