dmoti writes: Some of you may ask how apple can give an iphone for 99$ are they mad? maybe some of you think they are willing to "subsidize" so that more people will buy iphones. I think they are much clever and the reason I think nobody will buy the 99$ iphone is this TED lecture, Dan Ariely demonstrate how an "inferior" option will lead more people to buy the "superior" one...
Iddo Genuth writes "An experiment performed at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Germany has uncovered that a spin-torque switching of a nanomagnet is as fast as what is permitted according to the fundamental laws of physics' limit. This method of switching, also named ballistic switching, could allow for increased speeds in future non-volatile magnetic memories."
from the open-standards-the-movie dept.
dylan_- writes "According to their website, 'Dirac is an advanced royalty-free video compression format designed for a wide range of uses, from delivering low-resolution web content to broadcasting HD and beyond, to near-lossless studio editing.' Now a stable version of the dirac-research codebase, Dirac 1.0.0, has been released. The BBC have already successfully used the new codec during the Beijing Olympics and are looking to push it to more general use throughout the organisation. The latest version of VLC (the recently released 0.9.2) has support for Dirac using the Schroedinger library."