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Tablet-Crazed Market Feeds a Frenzy

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Apple will still have more than 60% of the tablet market in 2012, says iSuppli despite Acer's chairman prediction that Apple will shrink to 20% when market stabilizes.

Certainly all the big guns will aim at iPad: vendors working on tablets include Acer, Dell, HP, LG, Motorola, Blackberry and Samsung.

But that list lulls distracts from the real deluge that will come from Asian OEMs using any OS they can bend to the task (think Android, Chrome, MeeGo, Brew, Windows7 etc) and any form of channel (think Continue reading...

Stamp-size SSD from SanDisk

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 Stamp-size SSD from SanDisk

SanDisk's new SSD, smaller than a postage stamp and weighing less than a Euro cent, comes in capacities from 4GB to 64GB. This iSSD is fast enough for use with advanced operating systems such as Windows 7 or Mac OS X

SanDisk aims this at mobile computing platforms such as tablets and ultra-thin netbooks.

The iSSD uses a serial ATA (SATA) interface in a small ball grid array (BGA) package that can be soldered onto any motherboard. It offers 160MB/sec sequential read and 100MB/sec sequential write Continue reading...

iSuppli Sees DRAM Shortage for Q3/Q4

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DRAM makers trying to recover from the downturn last year can now face a shortage in second half, sending DRAM prices higher, warns iSuppli.

DRAM makers face an inability to obtain needed production equipment and problems implementing sub-50-nanometer technology, according to iSuppli.

The three DRAM makers in the best position to benefit from rising chip prices are Samsung, Hynix and Micron, (iSuppli suggests they've already upgraded tolatest technology).

Gartner says Samsung maintains its lead Continue reading...

Blu-ray 3D to PCs with CyberLink PowerDVD 10

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CyberLink PowerDVD 10 ULTRA 3D Mark II

CyberLink releases PowerDVD 10 ULTRA 3D Mark II to enable Blu-ray 3D movie playback on desktop, notebook and All-in-Ones. It delivers two 1080p frames to create HD3D video effect, and is the first software player to receive a Blu-ray 3D Certification from the Blu-ray Disc Association.

PowerDVD also converts 2D movies and video files into 3D videos.

Go Cyberlink's PowerDVD 10 Mark II

Google vs. Google in Tablets?

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 Google vs. Google in Tablets?

Google's Android-based tablets will have a new competitor: it's Google. Tablets running Google's Chrome OS are coming, making multiple Google brands in mobile OS.

Google says Chrome and Android will have distinct jobs, and that the two OS won't overlap in the consumer market: "Google's Chrome won't squeeze out Android, according to …there are different problems to be solved in different categories of consumer products…But that doesn't mean that … one wins and one doesn't win. You need different techno Continue reading...

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