Monday, April 03, 2006

Sony and the Playstation Portable

In my opinion Sony's venture into the handheld gaming industry is a very wise move. Only Nintendo is in this industry and the market is really vast right now.

Unlike the N-Gage, Sony has the capability to dish out a number of games due to its relationship with game publishers who were successful in launching titles for the PS1 and PS2.

However, the big difference is that Sony opted to put lots of bells and whistles into the PSP. Things that seem to look good at first but only skyrockets the price and then the market realizes that they don't need it.

Take into the consideration the UMD Movies for the PSP which has now been declared as a flop. Why would you want to watch movies in such a small screen when you have a DVD Player at home? They say you can watch movies wherever you are like in the bus. But you already got the PSP, an awesome gaming machine in your hands, you've got action on the bus!

Now Nintendo is set to launch the Revolution console. This is a very good example on why Nintendo is loved by gamers. Reports have it that unlike the XBox and the PS3, they will not put a hard drive in it. Instead they will enable the console to accept USB flash drives and other memory cards! This is great! It not only brings the cost down but also gives the user what type and how much storage they can afford.

The beauty of simplicity.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Cost of Power for Data Centers

This informative article from gives us an idea about energy costs at data centers.

"According to Richard Sneider, managing director of Concord, Mass.-based InterUnity group -- the research firm that produced the AFCOM survey -- the primary reason for new demand is the increased densities of servers and switches. More powerful machines packed into tighter footprints is causing cooling headaches, and cooling that equipment eats up a lot of power."

"According to IT infrastructure vendor, West Kingston, R.I.-based American Power Conversion Corp., the total cost of ownership for a rack of servers is between $80,000 to $150,000 per rack, and power consumption accounts for 20% of that cost."

IT energy crisis reaching critical mass
by Matt Stansberry

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

The Future of Residential VOIP

I think this Linksys-Skype product will be the future of VOIP for homes.


Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The Conventional Wisdom

The conventional wisdom is that real estate is a better investment channel than the stock market. However, based on this article from Forbes Magazine, stocks were better in a longer period of time.

Real Estate Vs. Stocks

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

A Travel-Heavy Job for a Recent Graduate

This article from college journal shows how tough it can be to land a job that requires heavy travel.

"On most weeks, he leaves home Monday morning and returns Thursday evening. 'It doesn't really feel like I'm back until Friday night because I get home so late on Thursday," he says. "By Sunday I'm thinking about how I have to get up the next day at 4 a.m.'"

Grad's Travel-Heavy Job Is Harder Than Expected

Sunday, October 02, 2005

VOIP Maket Projections

If you need some VOIP market projections then this past research of mine might be of help to you.

Consumer VOIP Market

Friday, September 30, 2005

$100 Laptops!

Technology costs are shrinking. After our coverage of rolling out cheaper mobile phones, now comes affordable laptops! The target is $100 and again it will be distributed mainly to rural areas of poor countries.

I pray and hope that this plan pushes through along with the mobile phones. People from all walks of life can now participate in this interconnected world!

$100 Laptop Effort Gains Momentum

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