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11 posts • joined 24 Jul 2012

Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi! 3D HOLO-PHONE hinted in Amazon vid

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A disruptive force to our complacency.

“A 3-D screen will allow you to basically have multiple virtual panels you can see into the device. You could get a ton more space to put stuff on, and then rotate the box to sharpen the focus on the one item you want.” -- Rob Enderle

Yet Apple and Samsung had us convinced there wasn’t much room for improvement on the smart phone screen.

Go get ‘em boys.

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Too late, Blighty! Samsung boffins claim breakthrough graphene manufacturing success

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Commercial production of graphene is the next big thing for everything -- not just electronics, solar energy, hydrogen storage or air travel. Indeed, graphene will bring exponential change in everything around us and make the impossible practical.

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ARM server chip upstart Calxeda bites the dust in its quest for 64-bit glory

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Gotta have vision to survive.

Too bad for Calxeda, they were good.

But being good is not good enough in the tech business. You also need to figure out which way the wind is blowing and get there fast. When you're wrong, you'll need to lay it all on the line while you find your way.

Choosing to close shop when cash is around is the surest sign the business had lost its vision long before.

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'I'm BIG, I'm BALD and I'm LOUD!' Blubbering Ballmer admits HE was Microsoft's problem

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Steve Ballmer was Microsoft.

Sometime we stick around when we should have gone. It is not always easy to walk away from what you finally learned how to do.

But nobody can dispute that Steve Ballmer is a good man; or that he loved Microsoft. Indeed, for three decades he was Microsoft -- body and soul.

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Streaming TV Aereo's enemies lob sueball into Supreme Court

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The broadcasters went to the Supreme Court because they lost twice in the lower federal courts. But this doesn't mean the Court will agree to hear their case -- and it shouldn't.

Aereo has a limited market share; it makes no sense now to stifle a technology before it takes hold. Besides, Aereo offers some relief against monopolies we had to deal with for years.

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That Microsoft-Nokia merger you've been predicting? It's no go

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Time to grow some balls.

Microsoft should have bought Nokia, just as it should have bought Yahoo. Somebody needs to grow some balls over there, or put the bean counters in their place. A company without vision, or risk, goes nowhere.

Time to shake things up -- from the top down.

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First Cook, now Intel bigwig pokes Google in the eye over Glass

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That dog won't hunt.

Tim Cook says: "I wear glasses because I have to. I don't know a lot of people who wear them because they don't have to. The wrist is more interesting."

Actually Tim, Google Glasses are more interesting and offer the richer experience. The wrist watch does not. In fact it's boring -- and leaves one hand useless.

Why would we want to do that?

No, Tim, that dog won't hunt.

So you'd better get started with Apple Glasses or you'll be on the outside looking in.

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Microsoft leads charge against Google's Android in EU antitrust complaint

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Google can give its Android software for free for all that matters in a free market. Indeed, the only thing anticompetitive here is the complaint to EU by Fairsearch.org.

True market competition dictates that Nokia, Microsoft, Oracle, Kayak, TripAdvisor, Hotwire and Expedia would be better off combining their efforts to make a better software platform than Android. The market place -- not the courts -- is where companies band together and compete. The courts are ultimately a drag to all businesses which is why cases should settle quickly, let alone started unnecessarily.

When are we going to learn that in the end there are no business winners in courts -- even when you win.

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Climate scientists link global warming to extreme weather

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This is the point.

The government can't change the weather, but it can help us prepare for bad weather when it comes. And that's the point. Climate change deniers would rather leave us at risk than lift a finger towards caution -- less it be deemed an admission that in fact a climate change is occurring.

We may never all agree on what causes climate change, but we should all agree that we need to prepare for it.

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VMware shells out $1.26bn for virtual networker Nicira

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Falling Asleep At The Network Switch.

With everybody else falling asleep at the network switch, VMware and Nicira have cornered the virtual server market and thus became indispensable to cloud-based services.

But up to now these two had at least each other to compete with. This has assured both strong development in virtual controllers and servers as well as fair pricing.

Now, however, the two are about to become one and the same entity. With everybody else lagging far behind, they will be able to not only monopolize the virtual server market, but also annihilate the old hardware-based switches from Cisco and company.

"So what," you say. "Survival of the fittest."

Not so fast.

With the Cisco hardware obsolescence will come a dependency on virtual controllers and servers. This is not bad in itself since these streamline the setting up and maintenance of networks.

But it can be bad if the virtual controllers and servers take hold at the exclusion of everything else.

Aside from the inherent monopoly in this, we will thus also have a dependency on a networking platform -- which though efficient, economical, and ingenious -- has nonetheless not been around long enough to warrant a complete reliance on it.

A go-slow approach, therefore, might be in order and the Justice Department perhaps ought to look at all the ramifications before it gives its blessing to VMware to buy Nicira.

Besides, the two companies have already worked out the necessary protocol to coexist in networks -- without being the same entity.

Staying that way might be better for all of us for the time being.

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VMware: More revenue now from services than software

kafantaris2

Falling asleep at the network switch.

With everybody else falling asleep at the network switch, VMware and Nicira have cornered the virtual server market and thus became indispensable to cloud-based services.

But up to now these two had at least each other to compete with. This has assured both strong development in virtual controllers and servers as well as fair pricing.

Now, however, these two about to become one and the same entity. With everybody else lagging far behind, they will be able to not only monopolize the virtual server market, but also annihilate the old hardware-based switches from Cisco and company.

"So what," you say. "Survival of the fittest."

Not so fast.

With the Cisco hardware obsolescence will come a dependency on virtual controllers and servers. This is not bad in itself since these streamline the setting up and maintenance of networks.

But it can be bad if the virtual controllers and servers take hold at the exclusion of everything else.

Aside from the inherent monopoly in this, we will thus also have a dependency on a networking platform -- which though efficient, economical, and ingenious -- has nonetheless not been around long enough to warrant a complete reliance on it.

A go-slow approach, therefore, might be in order and the Justice Department perhaps ought to look at all the ramifications before it gives its blessing to VMware to buy Nicira.

Besides, the two companies have already worked out the necessary protocol to coexist in networks -- without being the same entity.

Staying that way might be better for all of us for the time being.

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