19th > February > 2012 Archive


How Google and Apple exposed their Achilles heels this week

AnalysisIn the massive tussle between Apple and Google, it is easy to forget that neither giant (for all their successes) is infallible. They are almost unbeatable in their core markets – Apple in device design and user experience, Google in search, advertising and online software.
Faultline, 19 Feb 2012
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Intel shows off near threshold voltage chip wizardry

ISSCCThe IEEE is hosting its annual International Solid State Circuits Conference in San Francisco this week, and the start of the show will no doubt be the unveiling of some of the features in Intel's forthcoming "Ivy Bridge" processors for PCs, which cram a multicore CPU and a GPU onto the same 22 nanometer Tri-Gate silicon wafer.

Tiny transistor stays where it's put

The team that earlier this year characterized a four-atom wire that obeys Ohm’s Law has now demonstrated a repeatable single-atom transistor.
Richard Chirgwin, 19 Feb 2012

Dick estate gets stiffed

The family estate of science fiction writer Philip K Dick has dropped a vexing lawsuit against movie producers Media Rights Capital and filmmaker George Nolfi, the team behind the film The Adjustment Bureau.
Natalie Apostolou, 19 Feb 2012
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Katzenberg takes DreamWorks to China

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation is moving into China with ambitious plans to launch an Asian transmedia entertainment operation.
Natalie Apostolou, 19 Feb 2012

Football rights value soars in wake of TV Now lawsuit

As previously noted by The Register, the rent-seekers of the rights industry and their rentable shills have warned of doom and dire disaster in the wake of the “football versus Optus” court case.
Richard Chirgwin, 19 Feb 2012

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