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This is an interesting article. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/12/ibms-nanophotonic-tech-integrates-optic-data-right-into-chips/ While I realize that this would likely take a while to get to the consumer level, I still think it is very interesting. What do you guys think?
I found the article. It is on Ars Technica. http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/07/why-thunderbolt-cables-will-be-expensive-until-2013/
I read somewhere, I think either Ars or Anandtech, that the reason for the high cost cabling on TB was due to design issues with copper cabling and that they had to scramble (I think) to solve the issue resulting in a two chip solution. So there are four chips in a TB cable, two in each end. While combing those two into one would save costs, due to design issues with the current 10G spec, they can't really do that in a cost effective way. The plan is apparently to do...
I thought that when Steve made that comment about 7-in tablets, one of the main complaints about them were the resolution. The deciding on one resolution for 7-in then having to recreate them for 10-in tablets, or stretching the image. The introduction of the Retina iPad then allowed them to create a 7-in with the same resolution as the none Retina iPads, minimizing any disruption to the developers.
That is what I said in my above post after I edited it.
While I agree that they will move to Multi-touch in the future, I don't think it will be with OS X. Using Multi-touch is a completely different UI than what is used in OS X. I think that the full support and capability will be included in OS XI. They may include a "Preview" version in later versions of OS X, but the main support will be in OS XI. edit: What I mean by a completely different UI is that OS X is designed around Mouse and Keyboard. While there is some...
Actually, Microsoft does have a developers license for ARM. I don't have the specific type or article on it in front of me. However, they type of license is in addition to the architecture itself, (ARMv7, ARMv8 et al), it also includes the ability to do custom designs for their specific applications. It is considered likely that they are using it in the next Xbox.
I found this article over at Ars Technica. While they mention in the article, that there are still many things that need to be found, including whether it is even commercial-able, I thought it was interesting and am interested in what you all think of the possibilities for this is. http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/10/the-fast-and-the-flexible-graphene-foam-batteries-charge-quickly/
  Actually Amazon already offers this with it's Amazon Video on Demand service.
One other aspect to all of this is the FCC proposing replacing CableCard with a thing called AllVid.  AllVid would be for all Pay-TV and could conceivably use an ATV on the actual TV interface to interact with the content, with the TV being a "dumb screen".   For more on AllVid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AllVid
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