George Ou Says HD Bitrates Mean They Suck, Forgets About Codecs

George Ou over on Zdnet wrote an excellent piece outlining why those too-good-to-be-true HD downloads we see in Xbox 360, ABC.com and even Apple TV are a bit bogus. He points out that while these services deliver on their 720p resolution promises, the encoded bitrates are so low, compressing the data to such small… » 1/19/08 2:00pm 1/19/08 2:00pm

Phase Change Memory, Causing Some Ch-Ch-Changes

Phase Change Memory (PCM) has been in development since the 1960s and now it is ready for the masses, coined as the new flash memory. Intel and STMicroelectronics are expected to make the new platform available this year, in small quantities. So what is the fuss? In a nutshell, PCM is bigger and badder than its flash… » 8/12/07 2:20pm 8/12/07 2:20pm