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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 …

Sony announces new, cheaper PlayStation 3 and cuts price on top-line model

NEW YORK—Sony Corp. today cut the price of its PlayStation 3 game console in the United States and announced an even cheaper model that will arrive before the holiday shopping season. The top-line PlayStation model, with an 80 gigabyte hard drive, now costs $499, down from $599. That effectively …Read the complete article

Samsung Serenata Challenges iPhone

Move over, iPhone. There’s a new high-capacity media phone in town and it’s… downright ridiculous. Samsung and Danish design firm Bang & Olufsen revealed their latest collaboration on Tuesday, the Serenata phone. Featuring B&O’s trademark over-the-top design, 4GB of storage and a 2.26-inch LCD screen, the Sereneta might not …Read the complete article

LG Electronics profit soars amid strong handset sales

SEOUL, South Korea - LG Electronics Inc., a major producer of mobile phones and consumer electronics, said Tuesday that third-quarter net profit surged nearly 15-fold amid record handset sales and better performance by its flat panel joint venture LG.Philips LCD Co. LG Electronics earned 339.2 billion won ($369.8 million) …Read the complete article

Nvidia’s Intel-based IGP

(from JPR) If you asked any of the executives at Nvidia if they were planning to offer an IGP three years ago, they would have said something like, no way, Who’d want to be in that low margin business? We have way too many other things to do, etc. …Click here to read this news article

Bad Box Office? Blame ‘Halo’

from Advertising Age (adage.com) The joystick has brought Ben Stiller nothing but sorrow. Total industry ticket sales were only $80 million for the Oct. 5 weekend the film opened, a whopping 27% below the same weekend the year before, according to research firm Media by Numbers. That’s the industry’s …Read the complete article