Archive for December 2013

Audio and video trends for 2014

The future of cameras seem to be heading to is smaller, more portable, more disposable and mirrorless (DSLRs have a mirror). When Nokia’s Executive Vice President Anssi Vanjoki told 2010 that Cell Phone Cameras Will Replace DSLRs, I could not believe that on time. But it really seems to become more and more to truth

Data Center Energy Retrofits

Data centers (DCs) are a major consumer of energy consumed by computers. A large part of that energy is used for cooling down the exhaust heat of the servers contained in the DCs. Ph.D. dissertation titled Data Center Energy Retrofits describes both the aggregate numbers of DCs and key agship installations in detail. It will

Fixing slow Firefox

Firefox shouldn’t feel slow, particularly when compared to Opera and Internet Explorer. But sometimes Firefox can become slow. This happened to my browser that had been in active use for years. When I started to search for solutions, found this: 5 Things To Do When Firefox Runs Slow But Other Browsers Run Fast article gives

Computer trends for 2014

Here is my collection of trends and predictions for year 2014: It seems that PC market is not recovering in 2014. IDC is forecasting that the technology channel will buy in around 34 million fewer PCs this year than last. It seem that things aren’t going to improve any time soon (down, down, down until

Tiny Emulator and Basic

Nowadays computer programs seem to get very huge (exception to that are some embedded software running on tiny microcontrollers). There are still some examples that if you know what you are doing you can do amazing thing with a very little amount of code. For example The International Obfuscated C Code Contest and Assembly computer

Friday Fun: Air-Powered Lego Hot Rod

I have earlier shown some amazing Lego building projects on this blog, but this one is over the top: An Australian entrepreneur and Romanian tinkerer have built an air-powered full-size car out of LEGO. The car has homepage at Here is a video of that Life Size Lego Car Powered by Air. It is

Mobile future

I read just a moment ago an interesting analysis what to expect in the near future on computer and mobile devices fields. What does mobile scale mean? tells that some time in the next six months, the number of smartphones on earth will pass the number of PCs. This shouldn’t really surprise anyone: the mobile