Intel launched their brand new 45nm mobile dual-core processors last week with 60% smaller packaging size. Yesterday Apple announced their Über-sleek MacBook Air ultra-slim notebook which also uses a specially designed Intel dual-core CPU with 60% smaller packaging.
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Update 2/22/2008 - I originally used the word "rigged" to describe Neal Nelson's study. My reasoning for using the word "rigged" was due to the fact that the test platforms used in Nelson's study painted an inaccurate picture.
Unfortunately, one of the least used features on all-in-one multi-function printers and heavy duty copier/scanner/printer machines is the scan function because it's simply too complicated. If you're lucky, IT will set up your email account as a preconfigured setting and they'll teach you how to scan a document to your email inbox.
Carey Holzman of Computer America brought to my attention this prank that Gizmodo is bragging about. Apparently, Gizmodo's Richard Blakeley brought an infrared device that shuts TVs down and went around the show floor crashing people's presentation.
Updated 12:10PM - If you're in the market for new gadgets, wait a few months for the new gear shown this year at CES. You'll see items like the pocket sized Panasonic 3CCD 1080p (24p) camera at this end of this quarter as will many other items.
On day 3 of my CES experience, I saw two prototype LCDs at Sharp's booth that absolutely knocked me on my behind. The two one inch thick LCDs at 52" and 65" diagonal size stood prominently at the middle of Sharp's massive booth showing off 100,000 to 1 contrast ratios and a massive NTSC color gamut of 150%.
It seems like where ever you go at CES 2008, LCD technology dominates the show floor on everything from tiny 1" LCD photo chains to massive 108" LCD HDTVs. I checked with China-based Konka (OEM as Insignia at Best Buy) and they have given up on Plasma technology and are focusing exclusively on LCD.
I spoke to Tiffany Burns from iSign Media Corp at a CES party last night which offers some interesting if not controversial technology. This technology will send you spa, I mean advertisements to you via Bluetooth technology.
Update 8:15AM - Note that 1080p is only in 24p mode.Panasonic will release two new true (1920x1080) 1080p 24p 3CCD camcorders in March 2008 for a list price of $800 and $1100.
Conventional wisdom tells us that a digital content creation and CAD professional had to fork out $6000 to $10,000 dollars for a high-end 8-core dual-processor workstation, but this is Real World IT where I say screw conventional wisdom. I've put on my mad scientist hat again and brewed something up for $2311 with equal or better performance than a $6803 Mac Pro (as configured in Apple screen cap to the left).