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Comment: Re:Microsoft can't run on x86? (Score 1) 67

by symbolset (#46772933) Attached to: Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft
It runs fine. It just doesn't sell. With 200 million tablets moving each year, Intel would like to own more of that space than Windows tablets can give them. It doesn't matter how well they make Windows run on a tablet if people won't buy tablets with Windows on in any significant number.

Comment: Re:Drivers, its all about the drivers (Score 1) 67

by symbolset (#46772887) Attached to: Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft
No, Intel were using Imagination Technologies' (IT) GPUs for their low power chips, and IT was not giving up the hardware specs for open-source drivers that could be used with the Linux kernel that lies under Android. GP is exactly correct. I hear IT is beginning to come to their senses, but this issue is a big part of how we got to where we are today. You are also right that they didn't change fast enough.

Comment: Re:ARM is the new Intel (Score 1) 67

by symbolset (#46772727) Attached to: Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft
Try a Nexus 7 2013. It has all the performance and power you need with all day battery life and a glorious high-def display for only $229, or less on sale. This was the target last fall, and Intel doesn't have a chip in this class. Soon maybe, but then they will probably try to tie it to Windows again and fail utterly. This Christmas you need this and QHD to make a splash.

Comment: Re:Smaller magnets (Score 1) 83

by symbolset (#46771533) Attached to: Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation
You arrange small rare earth magnets in a checkerboard pattern. Now your hoverboard wants to tear itself apart, but at least you can get hover with electromagnets in the surface. A low latency link between pressure sensors on the surface and the electromagnet controls does the rest.

Comment: Re:ARM is the new Intel (Score 1) 67

by symbolset (#46770927) Attached to: Intel Pushes Into Tablet Market, Pushes Away From Microsoft

Intel can do fine. They make some amazing tablet platforms. They just need to stop deliberately making them incompatible with the sort of software people want to use, defeaturing the platform to prevent competition with their other products, and providing price incentives that encourage a gimped final product. It is not that difficult.

Comment: Re:Seriously (Score 1) 317

by symbolset (#46759947) Attached to: Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket
Verizon stopped in return for wireless spectrum. Google is accelerating at an exponential rate. They are hiring salespeople in NYC now. They were slow to start because it takes time to grow this sort of business organically, but is was important to do that to avoid the old thinking buying an existing cableco would bring with it. Once they have a solid org and process there is no reason not to grow by acquisition. It may happen faster than you think.

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