Archive for January, 2010

Is Your Core ‘Smart’?

January 11th, 2010

It’s Monday, Consumer Electronics Show is over, we’re all back from Vegas and best of all – we unveiled our latest line of processors that are set to turn your computers into the ‘smartest’ PC on the block.  On January 7th, our CEO announced our latest family of ‘Core’ processors at his CES Keynote – the all new 2010 Intel® Core™ processor family featuring the trio of i3, i5, and i7.

One of my favorite quotes from Paul’s keynote was about how we are no longer ‘confined’ to our computer…

Computing is no longer confined to your computer – it’s everywhere,” Otellini said during his CES keynote speech. “Advances in connectivity, intuitive user interfaces, immersive content and computer chip performance have allowed computing to move into new areas. Computing moving into all manner of devices and experiences all around us improves our personal productivity and enjoyment.” (credit: Intel Pressroom)

The reviews are in from several of the major review sites and, from the word go – it’s a smashing success.  From my read of Anand Lal Shimpi’s review the biggest ‘feature’ of the new Core i5 processor (‘Arrandale’) is the vastly improved performance.  Anand has been reviewing our technology for a long time and, in my opinion, is one of the best at providing a comprehensive and detail rich review of each sku we release.  This round of reviews does not disappoint.

As always, Engadget has the most comprehensive blog post about Paul’s Keynote @ CES, and a quick search on Twitter reveals that the buzz about our new processor family was at it’s peak during the show and continues on even after the ubergeeks have left Sin City.  The only question left – When are YOU upgrading?

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Hello Twenty-Ten

January 5th, 2010

After two weeks away from the blog, and mostly the computer in general – I am back to putting my digital thoughts to digital paper.  Going off the grid is refreshing to a certain extent, although I feel like I’ve missed out on a lot of the year end summaries that are floating around out there.  As such, I’ve done some digging and located a few that I think are important from trusted industry luminaries.  John Battelle always ends the year looking back at his predictions from the beginning of the year.  He’s been a consistent voice since 2004 and does not disappoint with his reflection on ‘How Did I Do – 2009‘.  Here is his outlook for 2010.

David Pogue of the New York Times also does a good job each year of taking a look over the shoulder and providing a succinct recap of what he felt were the highlights from the previous year.  This year, he entitled his post ‘The Pogie Awards‘ for 2009′s best tech ideas.

LifeHacker is a personal favorite of mine and each year I can count on them to do a very robust and extensive review of the content previously released on their site over the last year.  2009′s post does not disappoint.

Finally, straying a bit from the tech theme but a ‘must include’ in this list – – the digital home of the Boston Globe always does a fantastic recap of the previous year by recalling the moment in a series of photos.  From the Presidential inauguration to Capt. ‘Sully’ landing a US Airways Airbus in the Hudson River – stunning photos capturing important events from 2009.

If you have links to share with year end summaries that you found useful, interesting, or just fun to scroll through – please pass them along in the comments section.  Looking forward to an eventful 2010.