Tuesday 26 April 2011

LadyTron's Round Up Of This Weeks Tech News

3D TV’s – Disney and Paramount Sign Deals With Virgin TV

To date, Sky TV has been leading the way with the variety of 3D content available to view on demand, but are their rivals, Virgin, catching up? I think so! Virgin has signed deals with two media production giants, Disney and Paramount, to add more content to their 3D on demand service. In theory, as more 3D content becomes available, the demand for 3D TV’s will increase to suit. I’m still skeptical about 3D TV taking over the relatively new HD TV. I know that I won’t be buying a 3D TV any time in the near future, not until 3D TV without glasses has had time to flourish and there is no chance of it making you feel sick!

Looking For A Super-Fast Computer?

Well look no further – the Tiahne-1a super computer is now officially the fastest computer in the world according to the TOP 500 Project report, published twice yearly. With 229, 376 GB of RAM compared to an average 4-6GB of RAM on a standard laptop or PC, this machine is a beast. Its mammoth memory means that it is capable of processing 2.507 pletaflops, which to you and me is the equivalent of 2507 trillion calculations per second. Trouble is, there’s only one of them in the world, and looking at the size of it you’d struggle to fit this bad boy into your average home study!

Smartphones And Tablets To Over Take PC’s by 2013

Technology analysis firm Gartner have predicted that by 2013 sales of smartphones and tablets will over take those of PC’s and Laptop computers. From recent figures they have estimated that we will own 1.82 billion smartphones compared to 1.72 billion PC’s, and that’s excluding the rising tablet market. Are we seeing a shift on how we consume the Internet and is the demise of the desktop PC imminent? According to these figures, the PC may become a ‘Retro’ object well before we ever expected.

1 comment:

  1. I remember the Commodore PET with great affection. Oh for programming in 4k of RAM. For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, try running an accounts program with 1000 times less memory than the computer you are working on!