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We are in thrall and enslaved by the carriers ... So what are we going to do about it?

Posted by Jon Peddie on June 30th 2011 | Discuss
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I recently got a new phone, a Motorola Droid X2 to be precise. I have a few other phones, a Nokia N95, an iPhone, and a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Because of tariffs and roaming charges I maintain a US phone (that was the iPhone’s job) and a European phone (the N95). The N95 has a SIM and a SD slot, and a removable battery. But it’s older technology, and the N95 has the lame Symbian OS—time to move on. So the Xperia Play has become my international phone. That took nothing more than moving the SIM from the N95 to…

Faster than a speeding bullet or Moore’s law

Posted by Jon Peddie on June 15th 2011 | Discuss
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Ever since the GPU up-ended the FLOPS curve and pointed it skyward we’ve been measuring ourselves by how we’re moving erlative to Moore’s law GPU technology is moving faster than the development of process technology that fuels the products that accelerate us ahead. But what’s accelerating faster than semiconductor technology? Social networks and bandwidth (notice I did not mention software development, which can’t seem to keep up with Moore’s law). What’s running almost at the speed-of-light is information and even faster than that, the speed of thought. You can find several metrics for it—the number of emails, the number of SMS…

Looking into things

Posted by Jon Peddie on June 3rd 2011 | Discuss
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As I was registering at the Dimension3 stereovision conference in Paris last week I did a double take when I looked at a large (42-inch) display next to the counter that was showing a black and white image of a woman and table behind her and man in a chair behind the table. It was a beautiful image with at least 1024-shades of grey and looked like a window into a room—the depth was incredible. It was an Alioscopy multi-view display and it was captivating. I know the Alioscopy people and what they make and so I had to move back…