I am very happy with the direction Intel and others are going.
AMD is not a big threat to Intel, Intel's real threat is ARM. And ARM forced Intel to think of efficiency.
It's like how EU forced European car manufacturers to make their cars move efficient, economic, environment friendly and...
Of course it failed.
I would be more surprised if it succeeded. Microsoft should be praying right now, praying that Intel comes up with a real competitive x86 answer to ARM.
The reason people want Windows is because of:
1. The legacy of applications.
2. Relative openness, it's not a free OS...
Heh, this is an interesting topic,
OP, to answer your question, it is not the technology and smartphones that plateaued, it is the user requirements that have plateaued.
The touchscreen smartphone is pretty much set now, yes, and it's not going away anytime soon, don't expect any revolutions...
What do you think of this trend?
iOS - OSX
Windows - Windows Phone
Android - Desktop Linux
Mobile phones are becoming very powerful, so it's only natural that they do more. The manufacturers seem to recognize this and make moves towards the unification of desktop and mobile world.
I like the idea of Windows 8. The unification of mobile and desktop.
However it's executed terribly. Metro can actually be good, just take a look at the SkyDrive web app. In Windows 8 though, it's just bad, fundamentally bad.
The side scrolling for data acquisition was a HUGE mistake! There is...
Metro = Horrible UI, I hate side scrolling.
Desktop = Ruined, transparency is gone, you cannot even adjust border thickness anymore(border padding).
Great idea and concept, terrible execution.
Yea, it's probably the last portable console from Sony. With smartphones more and more powerful all that is required is for somebody like Apple to release a standard controller accessory for the iPhone for devs to utilize and standalone portable consoles will be done.
I also really dislike...
Battlefield is a kind of a game that should have sequel releases every 4-5 years and not sooner.
EA desperately wants that CoD money, but the problem is that CoD itself is quickly becoming a very tired franchise because of the fast and almost unchanged releases.
I wonder though, is...
You could not take out a tank in BF2 with one pass, in fact you'd probably need more than 3.
But in general vehicles in BF3 are not as well handling as in BF2, they have no "weight" to them at all, a helicopter takes off from the ground very lightly, like it weighs nothing.
Also the game is...
I kind of had a similar thing for a while, I wanted to own several latest phones at once, but that would be just way too expensive and I don't need a second phone to be top of the line, just a backup phone with good battery in the car.
Create a list of specific requirements from a phone both...
Mind blowing hardware, quad core on a phone, QUAD CORE!
And it's all accelerating so fast, it's awesome! Competition is very heated.
And with Microsoft writing Windows 8 to be compatible with ARM and wanting desperately to enter the mobile game, these impressive hardware may get actually...
Samsung scrapped that Nexus S. Decided it's specs weren't "good enough" so they are going to upgrade it to a dual core CPU.
I'd like to TTT this thread in light of the recent E3 PSP2 rumours...
Kinda funny what I wanted less than a year ago.
I'd like the add some more stuff I want with PSP2 now.
PSP, PS2, PS1 - Full backwards compatibility
HDMI output port, full HD 1080p
64/128GB flash drive
2 analogue sticks
Do you think we're going to see a 2.5 terabyte hard drives in 2010?
They have to use the GPT, and the motherboard has to be EFI if you want to boot off it.
So maybe manufacturers are waiting till EFI becomes more wide spread? XP also does not support GPT.
It could be couple of years...