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Despite letting slip a few details to the contrary in a recent investor meeting, which were, to be fair, later brushed aside as referring to the PlayStation Vita, Sony says it’s new home console is still a long way coming. And honestly, having had a look at what the Wii U is bringing to the table, it’s pretty hard to argue. Not to mention that Sony even has a line of PlayStation tablets coming out soon.
So soon, in fact, that a team of Norwegian scientists are hard at work on a common platform called ISIS. What ISIS does is allow users to create and harmonize apps for all their connected items. This useful feature’s value is in keeping the multiplicity of things organized. That’s what lies at the heart of the internet of things—everything is connected.
ISIS stands for Infrastructure for Integrated Services and is a pet project of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. One of the key features of ISIS is an experimental programming tool called Arctis that allows apps to be made and synced together. The whole idea here is cohesion in the upcoming era of domestic computing (to con a phrase) where each and every gadget w euse are connected with the rest.
As technology goes, both ISIS and Arctis might both be buried in a mass of similar platforms that will emerge in the near future to address the multiplicity of electronic devices in human lives. Once ISIS and its descendants are slated to become the norm, the Singularity won’t be far off. Uh oh.
When Steve Jobs flashed inside images of Apple’s new cloud data center during his WWDC keynote on Monday, he ignited a mini firestorm of speculation about just what kind of hardware is filling its immense surface area. No one outside of Apple and its hardware partners know for sure what it houses, but it appears as if HP and Teradata were among the big winners in Apple’s big cloud build-out. Here’s what the experts had to say:
Its full of HP servers. Storage analyst Stephen Foskett and ZDNet Editor-in-Chief Larry Dignan both noted as much, even going into some detail on models and specifications. Both suggest Apple bought a large number of HPs commodity ProLiant DL 300 series boxes. This shouldnt surprise anyone. I spoke with HP Vice President of Industry Standard Servers and Software recently, and he explained to me just how prevalent HP gear is among the worlds largest web sites, search engines and social media sites. He also highlighted HPs major partnership role in helping Facebook design its cutting-edge data center and servers. Certainly, HP has the cloudscale chops to be part of Apples cloud foray.
We got our first look at Microsoft’s new Windows 8 yesterday, with its newly designed user interface which has a similar look and feel to the UI on Windows Phone 7, and it certainly looks very interesting.
Now Microsoft has put together a video to show us how Windows 8 will work, and in the video below you will see that Windows 8 has been designed with touchscreen computers and tablets in mind.
Acer’s new smartphone the Liquidmini that was released back in April has now been update with a splash of ‘summer colours’. Acer has today launched four new colours to its Liquimini range ,just in time for Summer and has designed the colours to ”evoke summer, vacation and the longing for relax and have fun with friends.”
To you and me the colours are : lagoon, cherry, pearl and steel and area available to purchase now.
The Acer Liquidmini comes with a five megapixel camera, and it is powered by a 600MHz Qualcomm processor, and will have 512MB of RAM and ROM.
Gigabyte have unveiled their new Z68XP-UD3-iSSD motherboard this week, which has been built to include a integrated SSD drive and now comes pre-bundled with an IntelSSD 311.
The new combination has been created using Intel’s Z68 Express chipset and is equipped with a 20GB Intel Solid-State Drive 311 Series, enabling users to take advantage of the performance benefits of Intel’s Smart Response Technology straight out of the box.
The new Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD motherboard will be arriving at the end of June. Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet, but as soon as it becomes available we will let you know.
GIGABYTE Z68 series motherboards are equipped with the much anticipated Intel® Smart Response Technology, allowing users to experience system performance similar to SSD-only systems. Intel® Smart Response technology works by using intelligent block-based caching of frequently used applications to improve system performance and responsiveness.
For more information on the new motherboard jump over to the Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD motherboard webpage.
If you are looking forward to the up and coming launch of the Gear of War 3 finale, feast your eyes on this Gears of War 3 world premiere E3 Campaign Trailer.
Gears of War 3 will feature four-player co-op for the first time in the series. Fully controllable mech suit, called silverbacks, will be available for use in certain parts of the game, armed with a machine gun and rocket launcher. The characters have two operating modes, the first is assault mode which is controlled like a standard character, in stationary mode, they lock into position and deploy their armour, as well as cover for other Gears from their legs
According to Samsung’s president of their mobile division, JK Shin, the company plans to launch a 4G tablet later this year, although we don’t know if it will be a 4G version of one of Samsung’s new tablets that have already been announced, like the Galaxy Tab 10.1 or a completely new tablet.
He also mentioned that we can expect to see the new Samsung Galaxy S III in the first half of 2012, so probably some time around April in 2012 as that would be one year on from the launch of the new Galaxy S II which was introduced recently.