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The Tablet You Want Isn't What You'll Get

Posted on 10th Jan 2011 at 08:12 by bit-tech Staff with 43 comments

bit-tech Staff
It goes without saying that CES will see a lot of tablet launches. However, the tablet you really want is unlikely to be among them.

Why? Not through lack of innovation; it's more about economics and materials.

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Hardware 12 - SpineTech Beta Now Open

Posted on 18th Jun 2010 at 10:10 by Podcast with 9 comments

Welcome to Episode 12 of the bit-tech and Custom PC podcast, brought to you from our plush media suite located just outside of Cape Town. No, really, we've got the vuvuzelas and everything... Oh, alright, we're actually in the usual backroom of our central London office.

Now that we've recovered from Computex 2010 and got things into some semblance of order in our lives, we can reflect on what the show had to offer. Exactly why was Nvidia harping on about 3D when the rest of the show was tablet mad? Could it be that Nvidia has some high-end graphics cards to shift, perhaps? We look back at Asus' huge Immensity motherboard, PowerColor's crazy HD 5770 range and why ARM are feeling so confident at the moment.

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Will the keyboard be dead in ten years time?

Posted on 12th Jun 2010 at 10:24 by Alex Watson with 65 comments

Alex Watson
I was talking to Tim, the editor of PC Pro last night about Computex 2010, and that while the show had lacked a killer product, there had been a real sense that the massive companies which have dominated computing for the past thirty years – Intel, Microsoft, etc – are suddenly looking very vulnerable.

Tim mentioned that a while back, a senior member of Sony’s Vaio design team had bet him that keyboards would be dead within ten years. At the time, it seemed a sure thing – QWERTY reigned supreme. Now though, he’s not so sure.

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Intel's Computex 2010 Keynote: Atom Everywhere

Posted on 10th Jun 2010 at 16:21 by Richard Swinburne with 13 comments

Richard Swinburne
In the middle of Computex 2010, Intel unleashed four hours of keynotes and briefing meetings - it covered a lot of ground. While some of it was padding, there were quite a few highlights, including talk about Sandy Bridge, wireless displays and of course, Atom.

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