A field workstation setup running R3DCINE-X for colorgrading 4K R3D files after on location capture.
There was no shortage of action on day one of the 2013 edition of the NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Yesterday, Intel unveiled the next generation of its Thunderbolt interface that will produce throughput of 20Gbps in each direction. For reference, that’s twice as fast as the 10Gbps of the current generation.
Code-named “Falcon Ridge”, the new generation of Thunderbolt will enable simultaneous 4K video file transfer and display. According to Intel, the new generation of Thunderbolt will be backward-compatible with the current generation Thunderbolt cables and connectors.
Other World Computing founder and CEO Larry O’Connor had this to say about Intel’s announcement: Article Continues…
Last month we reported on the trend of rising memory prices due to DRAM supply constraints. Recently, we’ve seen a similar trend in NAND flash.
Since we introduced our first Solid State Drive in January 2010, we’ve been following the pricing and availability of components very closely. As part of our continuing efforts to keep our readers well-informed on industry trends that could affect purchasing decisions, we’ve been witnessing a price increase in NAND flash modules themselves.
For quite a while, it seemed that the longer you waited to upgrade to a SSD, the lower price you could get. Now, though, the pricing on 64Gb NAND has increased 31% since January, and just like with DRAM, it takes a few months for any component’s increased cost to affect the retail pricing of the final product. So, while prices have not yet begun to rise, the recent trend of falling SSD prices has certainly stopped at this point.
With NAND flash prices on the rise, it isn’t just SSDs that will be affected. Flash Memory Cards, USB drives, and other NAND flash based products may see similar upticks in pricing in the upcoming months.
Our purchasing suggestion?
It is very likely that we are at the bottom of the retail pricing curve and from our market analysis, prices are likely to start rising in the short term before continuing the natural progression of lower pricing over time. If you’re planning on purchasing a Solid State Drive during 2013 – now is probably the best time as far as pricing goes.
When it comes to technology, it’s certainly helpful to be the best in your field. But sometimes, its even better to be first.
This theory apparently applies to the entertainment business as well. Humor site Funny or Die has just released the teaser trailer for its upcoming Steve Jobs satirical biopic “iSteve”. As made very clear in the movie’s tagline near the end of the trailer, this will be the first biopic of the former Apple CEO released. Two other more serious Jobs-centric movies are either currently in production or completed and awaiting release. (This is of course not counting the made-for-TV-movie “Pirates of Silicon Valley” that documents the rivalry between Apple Computer and Microsoft.)
Here are a few interesting facts about the production “iSteve”:
- Actor Justin Long, who you probably remember from the famous “Get a Mac” campaign, will play the role of Jobs.
- “iSteve” was written in just three days and filmed in five.
- The movie will reportedly be between 60 and 75 minutes and will cover Jobs’ entire life.
So what are your thoughts on the movie? With its humorous tone, do you think it’s out of bounds or in poor taste? Is Justin Long being disrespectful to the man and company who helped give his profile a major boost? Sound off, and let us know what you think in the comments section.
“iSteve” is set for an April 15 online release exclusively at Funny or Die.
There’s a good chance you were spending the holiday yesterday in the company of your irreplaceable family members and friends. There’s also a good chance you were too busy to spend any time with something else that’s irreplaceable – your data.
March 31 was World Backup Day – a yearly tradition that serves as a friendly reminder for you to double-check your backups or establish a backup plan for your important data if you haven’t already done so. And despite the spirit of today’s tradition, having reliable backup options is no joke. Article Continues…