Jan 15, 2011

What is ARM?

Since most of the devices we talk about are based on the ARM architecture. Here's some information about what ARM really is. Its basically a low power consuming architecture aimed at smaller devices like smartphones and tablets. Hit read more for details.

Article - Windows on ARM is a big deal, but it's not enough to win at tablets

Microsoft is a company that as we all know is huge in the traditional computing stage. Its near-monopoly is reinforced by its rock solid partnership with Intel for making chips that work for Windows. That paradigm seems to be changing now, with the emergence of the immense potential of the smartphone computing paradigm running on ARM architecture rather than the x86 that the big boys use. This opens a new market for Microsoft to take over, a market that it has been late to identify, giving competitors a head start. Intel on the other hand is'nt the leader in ARM chips. This new shift in the paradigm is extremely important for the market as a whole and the consumer in particular as new companies will be able to stand on equal footing while the big boys get their act together. Hit read more to find an interesting artcile we would like to share with you about this very topic.

Video - 42-inch Nexus S stomps into Best Buy, terrifies shoppers and demos interactive Gingerbread UI

This monster is merely the world's largest fully-functional Nexus S handset. On display in a Best Buy store in San Carlos, California, the enormous Android is equipped with a 42-inch multitouch screen, rigged to a real Nexus S that does all the processing. There's a working camera, internet access and the whole Android 2.3 user interface to explore, though it does look a mite difficult to navigate in the video below. Did we mention there's a video? Stop reading, hit the break, and get on with the show! 

Biting winters driven by global warming - even colder winters to come in Asia!

Counter-intuitive but true, say scientists: a string of freezing European winters scattered over the last decade has been driven in large part by global warming.
The culprit, according to a new study, is the Arctic's receding , which at current rates of decline could to disappear entirely during summer months by century's end. The mechanism uncovered triples the chances that future winters in Europe and north Asia will be similarly inclement, the study reports. Hit read more for details.


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