Microsoft and Intel keynotes at CES

Posted: January 8, 2010 in General, Movies, Show, Updates
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I have watched the keynotes from Microsoft and Intel on CES.

First on to Microsoft, they had of course a lot of things going on. Much of the keynote was as usual a lot of talking about how good everything was and that especially the xbox 360 was really great.

Windows 7 had some attention and it seems to be quite a popular OS and will probably continue to grow during the whole of 2010. I haven’t yet tested Windows 7 but I’m thinking about maybe having both Vista and Windows 7 before deciding to convert. Windows 7 have multi touch support which also showed as Microsoft will launch together with other companies as what they call Slatepc’s. They are meant to be for e-reading, surfing and entertainment on the go.

Microsoft also expressed that they will continue to develop Bing Microsoft’s search engine with more functions as for example Bing maps which let you go to 3D in street view. But some critique to this is a lot of areas in the world it doesn’t give a 3d-view since there are not enough satellite information. Focus is as always USA for Microsoft but it will continue to expand across the world more and more as seen with the Xbox 360.

Talking about Xbox 360 Microsoft will launch the new “controller” which they call Project Natal this holiday in 2010. It is not really a controller in the ordinary way. It is more of a camera that let’s you control the movements on the screen with your own body. I think this is quite exciting since it is a different way to control your game. But since Nintendo launched Wii I don’t think it’s such a big improvement yet. It is like playing a Wii but with a bit more moving your body and without controls in your hands. But I hope they improve it and make it more interactive as seen in previous demos of Natal, but the future will show…

Intel’s keynote was a lot about computer processors of course launching their new 32 nanometers with 1 billion transistors! Intel really seems to be hard at working on improving processors. If they succeed they will be a big name in tech industry with new 3d-televions coming and as well as more advanced computer rendering which takes a lot of processing power. The fourth coming Shrek movie requires 9x the amount of calculations for computers as the first one did.

This was a bit about CES so far and stay tuned for more tomorrow.

You can also check in the official homepage of CES here

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Comments
  1. Windows 7 fungerar mycket bra, om jag var du skulle jag testa det så snart som möjligt. Woho på nya inlägg föresten!

    • loleth says:

      Tack så mycket :D! Jo nu är jag tillbaka och det på allvar har jag tänkt med mer ledig tid med bara kandidatkursen att plugga :D. Har du bra koll på om jag skulle kunna installera Windows 7 på hårddisken och ha kvar Vista på ett smidigt sätt? Min interna hårddisk i laptopen är uppdelad på två partioner och skulle kunna tänka mig att lägga Windows 7 på den ena. Jag har nämligen en del program som troligen inte är kompatibla med Windows 7 än

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