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Our TechWatch Quarterly, Q1’14 edition is now available

April 8th 2014

We have compiled some of our best articles, reviews and editorials from the first quarter 2014 and made them available in a new quarterly review. You can download the new quarterly edition HERE. You will find our best articles on CES, SXSW, new chipsets, the Mobile industry and our entertaining editorials.

This week in TechWatch

    • NAB 2014: Avid Customer Association, Aja’s new 4K camera, Belden on a spending spree, Projection technology
    • AMD ON TRACK: AMD on Android, New AM1 platform
    • ADOBE NEWS
    • HARDWARE NEWS
    • EDITORIAL: Microsoft?
    • MT. TIBURON TESTING LABS: Benchmarking the AMD FirePro W9100
    • TECH INSIDER
    • THE BACK PAGE: Early or late, big or little, high or low?

Early or late, big or little, high or low?

Techwatch April 15th 2014

Where you are on the curve—depends on the product You’ve all seen the classic technology adoption curve (top right).  It’s OK, easy to understand, and to draw, but I think it’s wrong when it comes to computers (and I include smartphones in that categorization for this discussion). I think it’s more like a Poisson distribution (middle right). We will all be on different parts of the curve depending on our need (for a faster computer, a higher resolution screen, and more powerful graphics AIB, etc.), our desire (same list), our budget, and the availability of the product (which could …

Is It Up or Down? Depends on How & What You Count

Gartner and IDC last week (Oct. 9) released their measurements of the PC industry. The dueling giant research firms have never agreed on the exact number. If they did, one of them would become instantly redundant, but they are close enough. IDC's count at 81.61 million is 1.7 percent …Click here to read this blog entry

Trends and Forecasts in Computer Graphics— power-efficient rendering

This is the second in a series of observations about computer graphics (CG) trends, opportunities, and challenges.  (the first installment can be found at http://jonpeddie.com/blogs/comments/trends-and-forecasts-in-computer-graphics/ )   Introduction Today’s mobile processors are improving at an astonishing rate – and consequently delivering visually stunning user experiences in less than 3 …Click here to read this blog entry

Nvidia and Qualcomm share design win at Xiaomi

Xiaomi 5-inch MI3 smartphone: for $327 Rising star Chinese smartphone builder Xiaomi has released its latest smartphone the Xiaomi MI3 with a starting price of just $327. Xiaomi plans to offer two versions of the phone, one for China Unicom with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, and another for China Mobile …Click here to read this news article

The back-to-school season kicks off with a bang

Intel’s IDF promotes the Internet of things and Apple introduces new things It’s back-to-school time and the news is coming really thick and fast. Is Apple doomed? Is the PC dead? Did Miley Cyrus do anything really embarrassing in the last 24 hours? We’re all going back to school …Click here to read this blog entry

Five years: yet another long strange trip …

And in half the time! I was asked recently to write about the five most important market develop¬ments of the last five years. I have no idea why; David Letterman was busy or something. As I considered what I would write about, I found myself thinking about how mobile …Click here to read this blog entry