Apple launches a frontal attack on your living room.
Over the last few months, I’ve been trying to get a better understanding of what is happening with the concept of virtual worlds. Let me go into more details as to why I think this phenomenon has some real potentials. In this first entry in a series, I will explore the economic activity surrounding this [...]
Apple has it. Google has it. Microsoft fails at it. Yahoo! sometimes does and sometimes doesn’t. What I am talking about is buzz and coolness. It seems every time Apple or Google introduces a new product, the buzz is high. For example, Apple recently introduced a $350 speaker and, while the reaction was more tepid [...]
So the big news coming out of the 2006 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) is that all the portals are now trying to go into the video space. Microsoft, AOL, and Yahoo have already made their announcements (as has Apple, which is not presenting at CES and is reserving its sparks for next week’s Mac World) [...]
Since 1997, It’s been a long running game here at TNL.net central to make wild predictions about the upcoming year that have turned out to be only somewhat off (and, as always, I promise to revisit them around the end of next year to assess how far off base I was) so here goes this [...]
So it took me some time to figure out what the Mac mini is about. Not so much what it is but what it’s impact in the long run may be and why and how it matters. Size matters My first thought, when I read the specs, was about the size of the device. My [...]
Last week, two major events showed the decreasing power of the Operating System: the first one was the release of Firefox and the second was the release of Konfabulator on the Windows platform. All this got me thinking about how we relate to our operating systems and in particular, about how I relate to the [...]
EE Times and IGN report on the introduction of a new gaming console by Sony. Not, it’s not the much vaunted PS3, which is still supposedly on track for 2005 but something much more interesting (at least to me): a PS2 gaming box that also includes a progressive DVD player and recorder, a 120Gb Hard [...]
This week, Microsoft launched the Xbox, a new gaming system that takes the Redmond giant into another market. Today, Nintendo is unveiling the GameCube, their new entry in a battle they have fought with Sony for many years. With these new gaming stations entering the market, a new war is starting and in the end, [...]
The lack of clear standardization and leader is impeding the progress of mobile internet technology.