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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 …

Systems thinking and the individual

Companies and users are not on the same page Recently, I wrote an article in CGW about Adobe’s march to subscription and a long time Adobe customer sent a simple terse comment: ain’t ever going to subscribe, ever, she said. She, like so many people, hates the idea of …Click here to read this blog entry

Seeing more

Tablets have screen sizes from 7-inches to 20-inches and sell for $70 to over $1,200. They have PPI ranging from 132 to 339. Factoring that data for some of the more popular devices we produced the following chart of the cost per megapixel.   Ironically, the lowest cost tablet, …Click here to read this blog entry

It’s never business as usual in the film industry

A ruthless commitment to cooperation drives business The Siggraph show is just about our favorite show of the year. I love movies and Jon knows just about everyone in the business. Come to think of it, by this time we both know an awful lot of people in the …Click here to read this blog entry

Tempests in tea pots, real time

Siggraph is almost here. For some this is a small show – and tragically it’s getting smaller, but it’s our favorite show in the world. It’s where our roots are. Over the years the show has been dominated by the Hollywood forces; more’s the pity. Their money is surely …Click here to read this blog entry

Change is what should happen to other people

Jon Peddie has observed that technologists write continuously about the death of the PC but more often than not we’re all using PCs as we write to mourn its passing. Most workers in the western world do their work on PCs and that includes cashiers as well as analysts …Click here to read this blog entry