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Watch the JPR press conference from GDC

March 19th 2015

This is the FULL presentation from Jon Peddie Research about gaming hardware sales and predictions at GDC 2015. Jon Peddie and Ted Pollak talk about Market Size, Growth, Conditions, and Trends of the gaming market. A brief history of how we got where we are today and the components of the $93 Billion gaming hardware market (PCs, Consoles, Smart Phones, Tablets, Handhelds, Location-based, and Peripherals). See the full presentation HERE and download the power point presentation on our GDC data page.

ROPS, FLOPS, and BOPS

Techwatch March 17th 2015

What spec works for you? For as long as I can remember— which is kind of a redundant statement because who can remember longer than they can remember?— we in the computer industry have been quantifying, measuring, and judging the things we make, or use, on the basis of how many times a second they can do something. We used to talk about MIPS (not the company or processor, but millions of operations per second). Or we spoke about triangles per second; we still do to a certain extent. Over the years, as things kept getting faster, we evolved …

iPhone to launch outside U.S.

LONDON, England (AP)—Apple Inc.‘s iPhone will go on sale in Britain on November 9 exclusively through mobile operator O2, marking the first time the combination cell phone-iPod media player will be available outside the United States. The 8-gigabyte model will be offered for £269, or $536—or $139 more expensive …Read the complete article

Windows XP won’t bow out so soon

Bowing to pressure from customers and computer makers, Microsoft plans to keep Windows XP around a little longer. Large PC manufacturers were slated to have to stop selling XP after January 31. However, vendors have successfully lobbied Microsoft to allow them to continue selling PCs with all flavors of …Read the complete article

Oh god, please don’t let us screw it up

That's the prayer of the Internet dependent as we all enjoy another growth period. And then comes the news that Microsoft has outbid all comers for the "privilege" of investing $240 million bucks in Facebook, the latest thing in social networking ... probably. Microsoft's investment legitimizes a valuation of …Click here to read this blog entry

Web 2.0 or deja vu all over again?

I was at dinner with some very interesting and urbane executive types in Boston recently. The subject of what's next/what's the latest trend/where's the money came up as it inevitably does. We were talking about Web 2.0 and how interesting it all was that MySpace had become so last …Click here to read this blog entry

The future of CAD

The computer industry may seem to change at the speed of light but that's not true of the CAD industry. After back to back meetings with Autodesk and Dassault I am struck once again by the slow pace of change. I've decided to see this in a positive light. …Click here to read this blog entry