For 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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Proof indeed that Britain’s gone tech-crazy comes in the form of a department store’s breakdown of what’s on new couples’ wedding list.
UK store John Lewis has released a list of top 20 items to appear on couples’ wedding lists, with the Nintendo Wii figuring prominently, as well as high def TVs and speaker docks also being requested.
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You can’t have failed to have noticed that ‘social advertising,’ is the flavour of the
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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Following the piece we wrote on AudioBoo, there’s been a development.
Mark Rock, CEO of Best Before, told us that they have a new service in Beta that lets any phone – not just iPhones, as is currently the case – call in to leave a Boo. They’re playing with the name PhoneBoo to describe it.
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Google has, for most of its life, been obsessed with keeping details of its server secret.
Their long-fabled server design, seen by many as one of the central reasons for the success, certainly wasn’t ever detailed.
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Well done to the Best Before team who are behind AudioBoo, they’re really building user numbers and adding features.
AudioBoo, if you haven’t come across it already, lets you record and post audio entries from your iPhone. These messages live on AudioBoo and can be integrated into your own blogs – giving you an audio blog post.
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Another 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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Big 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.
You 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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As of today, Scoopt, will stop taking photos from the public and licensing them out.
The site, which received photos from members of the public and offered them for sale to news organisations around the world, was bought by Getty Images back in March 2007.
Continue reading Twitter Kills Scoopt, Says Founder