Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dwellers Tech Musings: Converting all my Amiga Disks..

Is your new HDTV watching you?

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fwd: Driven by Smartphones and Tablets, the Market for Mobile Processors Is Projected to Reach 1.9 B...

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Date: Mar 28, 2012 5:17 AM
Subject: Driven by Smartphones and Tablets, the Market for Mobile Processors Is Projected to Reach 1.9 B...
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Jim McGregor, Chief Technology Strategist
Email:; Phone: (480) 609-4554
Rick Vogelei, Marketing Manager
Email:; Phone: (480) 483-4476

Driven by Smartphones and Tablets, the Market for Mobile Processors Is Projected to Reach 1.9 Billion Units Annually by 2016, Says NPD In-Stat

Scottsdale, Ariz., March 28, 2012—The term "mobile processor" refers to a range of processors used in mobile CE devices, often referred to as applications processors and central processing units (CPUs). These highly flexible mobile processors are used in multifunction devices that combine computing, communications, entertainment, and/or productivity capabilities. Mobile devices include e-readers, handheld game consoles (HGCs), mobile PCs, portable media players (PMPs), smartphones, and tablets. New NPD In-Stat ( research, reports that the growth of mobile processors in 2011 exceeded 43% and is forecast to grow at a 22% CAGR through 2016.

"Although the total available market for mobile processors continues to grow, the emergence of industry leaders in the high-growth mobile device segment is becoming a key factor in the success of processor vendors," says Jim McGregor, Chief Technology Strategist. "Just having a captive smartphone and tablet market has propelled Apple into second place for the entire mobile processor market just behind industry leader Intel. In 2012, Apple will likely capture the top spot, in terms of unit shipments, driven by the success of its iPhone and iPad. Other companies that benefitted greatly from new product releases or dominance by their OEM customers included Nvidia, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, and Samsung."

Key research findings include:

  • For all mobile devices, ARM is the dominant processor architecture with over 73% of all units shipped and is growing.
  • Intel's dominance continues in mobile PCs, while Apple, Qualcomm, and Samsung claim the top spots in other CE devices.
  • Smartphones and tablets represent the greatest opportunity for growth with a combined 75% growth in 2011 and 29.3% CAGR expected through 2016.
  • In-Stat anticipates consolidation in the mobile processor market beginning in the 2013/2014 timeframe.
  • The release of Windows 8 later this year will be a pivotal point in the competition between the ARM and x86 processor architectures.

New In-Stat research, Mobile Processor Architectures, Devices, and Market Shares, Q4'11 (#IN1204993SI), examines the vendors, markets, and issues surrounding the mobile processor market. As the first in a quarterly series of reports on mobile processors and mobile graphics, the mobile processor report provides in-depth analysis on key issues in the market as well as unit forecasts:

  • Quarterly shipment forecast by mobile processor vendor
  • Quarterly shipment forecast by application: mobile PCs, PMPs, HGCs, e-readers, tablets, smartphones
  • Quarterly shipment forecast by processor architecture, including ARM, MIPS, and x86
  • Analysis of key issues potentially impacting the market, including the battle between ARM and x86, the pending release of Windows 8, the make vs. buy decision, differentiation and integration, the growth of the low-cost segments, industry consolidation, technology adoption and migration, manufacturing, and legal issues
  • Five-year outlook for the market
  • Processor and vendor profiles for Amlogic, Anyka, AMD, Apple, Broadcom, Freescale Semiconductor, HiSilicon, Ingenic Semiconductor, Intel, Marvell Technology Group, MediaTek, NuFront, Nvidia, Qualcomm, Renesas Mobile, Rockchip, Samsung, Shanghai Jade Tech, Spreadtrum, ST-Ericsson, Texas Instruments, VIA Technologies, Vimicro, and ZiiLABS

This research is part of In-Stat's Mobile Technology service, which provides analysis of the market for technologies, IP, and semiconductors that enable next-generation mobile devices, including processors, graphics, modems, GPS, displays, memory, storage, operating systems, software, and human interfaces.

About NPD In-Stat

NPD In-Stat's market intelligence combines technical, market and end-user research and database models to analyze the Mobile Internet and Digital Entertainment ecosystems. Insights are derived from a deep understanding of technology impacts, nearly 30 years of history in research and consulting, and direct relationships with leading players in each of our core markets. NPD In-Stat provides its research through reports, annual subscriptions, consulting and advisory services to inform critical decisions. Technology vendors, equipment manufacturers, service providers and media companies worldwide rely on NPD In-Stat to support critical business, product and technology decisions. For more information, visit

About The NPD Group, Inc.

The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. Today, more than 1,800 manufacturers, retailers, and service companies rely on NPD to help them drive critical business decisions at the global, national, and local market levels. NPD helps our clients to identify new business opportunities and guide product development, marketing, sales, merchandising, and other functions. Information is available for the following industry sectors: automotive, beauty, commercial technology, consumer technology, entertainment, fashion, food and beverage, foodservice, home, office supplies, software, sports, toys, and wireless. For more information, contact us or visit and Follow us on Twitter at @npdtech and @npdgroup.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Future Proof: HTML5, Native Client and the Battle for the Browser | GamesIndustry International

Microsoft shuts down 2 Zeus botnet servers –

Finally a newstory that names the federal agents and the offending service providers.

EMACS brand of high quality POWER SUPPLIES?!?!?

Anyone planning on naming a product really needs to google the name before calling your product that.

EMACS is a very popular Linux/Unix editor.

It's an extensible, customizable text editor—and more. At its core is an interpreter for Emacs Lisp, a dialect of the Lisp programming language with extensions to support text editing.

GNU Emacs - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Special $400 Visual Studio Live NY Discount

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From: Kate Miller
Date: Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Subject: Video Technology: Special $400 Visual Studio Live NY Discount

Hi John,

Visual Studio Live is coming back to New York, May 14-17, 2012 at New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge (, which I think your readers will be very interested in attending. Our communications firm is working with the organizers of Visual Studio Live! New York, and I'm reaching out to you today with a special discount code for readers of Video Technology.

Visual Studio Live! New York is your map to the .NET development platform. It will provide unbiased, hard-hitting and practical developer training, including a full track on Silverlight. Check out the agenda for sessions and speakers:

We have a special discount code available, and I'd like to get your help promoting Visual Studio Live! New York and this discount to your readers. Simply register at with the code VSNYTU for a $400 discount off of the 5 Day Best Value Package rate (discount applies to the Standard rate and new registrations only).

Will you help us spread the word about Visual Studio Live! New York and this discount to your readers? We have sample copy you can use for blog posts and tweets here:

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

'Unprinting' paper could trump recycling, says Cambridge | Crave - CNET News

The results showed that toner-print can be removed effectively without causing significant paper damage, allowing the paper to be reused, without being discarded, shredded or sent to a recycling plant.

What if instead of recycling old printouts, you could simply "unprint" them and re-use the paper?
Researchers at the University of Cambridge say it's possible--and that ultimately, widespread adoption of the practice could not only save trees but significantly reduce climate-change emissions from paper manufacturing and recycling as well.
The university reported yesterday that Julian Allwood, leader of the Low Carbon Materials Processing Group at Cambridge, and doctoral student David Leal-Ayala had successfully used lasers to remove toner from paper without significantly damaging the paper.
With help from the Bavarian Laser Center, Allwood and Leal-Ayala tested 10 different laser setups--spanning the ultraviolet, visible, and infrared spectrum, and featuring different strengths and pulse durations--on standard Canon copy paper with HP Laserjet black toner.
The researchers then examined the test sheets using a scanning electron microscope and subjected them to color, mechanical, and chemical analyses.
The university speculates that advances in laser, copier, and printer technology could one day make toner-removing devices widespread in office settings. "What we need to do now is find someone to build a prototype," the university quotes Allwood as saying.
And reusing paper in this way could at least halve emissions from the pulp and paper recycling industry, the university claims, with emissions from paper incineration and decomposition in landfill being affected as well.
A commenter on the Cambridge site also wonders if the process could replace shredding as a security measure.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Friday, March 09, 2012

Android doet Kinect

Embedded Systems Conference

The annual Embedded Systems Conference in late March in San Jose.

March 26 - 29, 2012

McEnery Convention Center  formerly the San Jose Convention Center

An "embedded system" is virtually any computer that is part of something that would not normally be called a "computer".  Examples include the electronic controls for clothes washers as well as flying sharks.

Registration for the exhibit hall is free.  Many companies with development boards will be there. This year the ESC will be combined with several other "niche" activities including Android.

Details at:

Thursday, March 08, 2012

SVLUG 3/2012 Akkana Peck - Fun with Linux and Arduinos

SVLUG (Silicon Valley Linux Users Group)

March 7, 2012

Arduino is a popular open-source single-board microcontroller,
descendant of the open-source Wiring platform, designed to make the
process of using electronics in multidisciplinary projects more
accessible. The hardware consists of a simple open hardware design for
the Arduino board with an Atmel AVR processor and on-board input/output
support. The software consists of a standard programming language
compiler and the boot loader that runs on the board. Akkana will tell
us about using Linux to work with the Arduino. Akkana's talk is
especially timely with the recent introduction of Raspberry Pi, a
similar single-board microcontroller supporting Linux and Python.

Akkana is a software engineer who recently took time to write
"Beginning GIMP" - a book about GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation
Program. She is active in Bay Area open source and Linux activities.