The Future Of Moore’s Law Questioned

The Future Of Moore's Law QuestionedFor over forty years Moore’s Law has stood to be correct. It’s now being questioned as to whether it will continue.

Named after co-founder of Intel, Gordon Moore (pictured), Moore’s Law stated that the number of transistors that can be placed on an integrated circuit doubles every two years.

Len Jelinek, director and chief analyst, semiconductor manufacturing, for research company iSuppli, has raised the flag that given the economics of the chip business, it could well come to an end, in around 2014.

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Macbook Air Sucks! Video: Knifing or Conniving? Real Or Advertising?

Macbook Air Sucks! Video: Knifing or Conniving? Real Or Advertising?You can’t have failed to have noticed that ‘social advertising,’ is the flavour of the month year.

You know the type of thing – ‘edgy’ videos made to look like that they’ve been shot by an amateur on a wobbly handy cam, like Samsung did with their LED sheep video (which possibily was shot by farmers) and Samsung kind of did with their HD Phone.

Macbook air sucks! video
Today we saw a Tweet (Thx @iowaug) pointing us to a video …
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Vodafone Drop DRM for MP3

Vodafone Drop DRM for MP3Another one falls.

Vodafone have announced that they are switching their music catalogue from Universal Music, Sony Music and EMI away from DRM-protected music to MP3 format.

This makes Vodafone the first global mobile operator to do it.

Not only will these tracks but DRM-free in the future, but people who have bought DRMd tracks already will be able to change them to MP3 for FREE. Are you listening Apple? No DRM-dropping tax.

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Skype Heading To Nokia Handsets

Skype Heading To Nokia HandsetsBig news for Skype and Nokia … and in turn mobile phone operators.

It’s just announced that Skype will be integrated into Nokia handsets, starting in the 3rd quarter of 2009 with the N97.

As well as allowing Skype calls via 3G and WiFi, Skype to Skype calls will be free (excluding any data charges), we’re also told that “low-cost Skype calls to landlines and mobile devices” will be allowed.

The surprise is that Skype contact details will be integrated into the handsets address book, showing the presence of the Skype user and enabling instant messaging.

Skype has previously had some success getting on to mobile phones, the most significant of which was the deal with 3, but this deal with Nokia is far more significant.

Good for mobile service providers?
As to how the mobile service providers will react to it is quite another matter.

If their subscribers are using data bundles, the operators aren’t going to make any money from calls that are made over their networks, reducing them to providing the plumbing to enable it.

#Spectrial: Pirate Bay Trail Ends First Day

Nine Inch Nails Release Tracks Via Pirate BayYou may remember that the four of the people behind Pirate Bay had copyright violations charges brought against them about a year ago.

Today their trial started with them facing the accusation of “promoting other people’s infringements of copyright laws,” and earning money from advertising on the site.

The representatives of the film, music and video games industry are asking for around 115 million kronor ($13.5 million) in damages.

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