Cell Phones 2.0

This TC post highlights the next logical step in communications – going mobile.  The evidence is all there.  Mobile computing is catching on in a big way, and why wouldn’t the smart media companies like Google and Yahoo want to get into the mix and capture part of the nascent market?

If you think about it, media and telecommunications go hand-in-hand.  Soon, these mobile devices may not even have a “phone number” attached to them.  Google’s rendition of a communications device may work on 3G or 4G and be bound to a Google ID.  Yahoo may do the same, utilizing their Yahoo ID.  Microsoft already got a head start in this arena, with Windows Mobile being one of the most mature players.

It will definitely be interesting to see how this market will be played out.  I can’t wait to see these G and Y phones in action, and finally get to see if any of these are really paradigm shifting or interruptive, instead of just a bunch of “talk”.

Fake Steve brags about MS guy converting to Apple

Check this out.  FSJ pointed out that this Microsoft dude bought an Apple, and he’s happier about it.  Funny thing is, and I quote:

For now, at home, I just run XP on my Mac with most of the automatic features turned off.

And I like it that way.

For most of the post he went on to praise how much more intuitive OSX is vs. Vista/XP.  But he ended the blog post with those two lines.  Kinda ironic, don’t you think?  So the guy got Mac hardware to run Windows.  That’s got to be the dumbest thing I’ve heard. PC’s main strength is its ability to run on cheap hardware.  Buying overpriced hardware to run in his opinion an inferior OS is just beyond me.

Sorry FSJ, but this guy’s decision is nothing to be proud of.  Like you said, he’s a Microtard.  Unfortunately, he’s now converted himself to an AppleMicrotard.

AMD’s comeback: K10 scores leaked

The inquirer leaked some scores on AMD’s latest. Looks like Intel finally has something to worry about. If you think your G0 Q6600 is fast– just you wait. Barcelona is coming, and if the story is true, it’s coming in a BIG way.

This sure is exciting news. Expect more AMD comeback news to come down the pipeline shortly. I know who I’ll be spending the majority of my spare cash with soon…

For a couple of pics of this rig in action, head here.

Where’s my E2180?

So I have been waiting for the release of the E2180 – the Pentium E chip that’s also built on the m0 stepping as the E4500. These things are supposed to be highly overclockable, as there are already reports of the E2160 hitting 3.6ghz stable, on air. I am waiting to get a couple of these to upgrade some boxes around the house, as I still have a Dell 400SC sitting here running 5 VM instances, and it’s driving me crazy (it’s got a 2ghz celeron inside).

According to various sources on the net, this thing’s supposed to be released already. But nobody carries it. What gives?