Looks like the Cortex-A5 has 50% more performance while using 1/3rd the power of the current generation ARM11 found in the iPhone. As a game developer this makes me hopeful that we'll see cellphones as a gaming platform without sacrificing useful battery life.
PCM is interesting stuff. Here's some info:
- It'll be heat sensitive - weak crystal bonds will 'fail' if the module gets too hot. This also means interesting challenges around soldering.
Unlikely. GeSbTe has a crystallization point of 400C. Well above typical soldering temperatures (230C-350C depending on process)
Clicking randomly is not fun.
Attention: Lucas Arts, Sierra Entertainment, et al.
What do you mean you only have 1 wife?
You've obviously never been near a Yorkshire Terrier or a Shetland Sheepdog. I can differentiate those breeds with my eyes closed at 5 meters.
I recently ordered a complete Dragon system (case, mobo, 512MB 4870, PSU, x4 940 black 3.0GHz , 4GB RAM, 750GB HD, DVD-RDL optical) on newegg for $781.92 (bundle discounts applied) + tax and shipping.(not including OS of course)
Total shipped came in under $900.
DRM has been getting a tough press recently, following Steve Jobs' attack on the music industry last week. There are concerns that PlayReady could be an attempt by Microsoft to fragment the mobile DRM market (perhaps to give its Zune player a boost), but analysts have given it a cautious welcome and several firms, including Verizon, are on-board.
The "I'll do it free (or cheap)" mentality can, and often does, turn into a nightmare of seemingly infinite revisions. For freelancers, unless a contract was drawn up at the outset (a rarity if it's for a friend or relative), weeks can go by and you're still working on the project, not making money, regretting your decision to accept the project.
If it's long-term work at the workplace that was handed to you because "it's expected of you as a salaried employee", you can actually experience a reduction in your yearly salary.