Intel's execs have just been bad-mouthing tablet PCs and voice-control on cellphones—neither is particularly promising tech, say the boys from the big chip-maker. What's their motivation for saying this? Sour grapes it would seem.
How do you know when a device has moved from being the hot, must-have tech to a standard commodity, cheap at half the price? When you can buy a DIY mix-n-match version of it, like you now can for netbooks thanks to a chinese vendor.
IBM's Almaden Research Center is where the hard drive was invented so we visited there to find out what kinds of things they are working on today. Our cameras found a group of scientists moving atoms of Iron around one at a time with a Tunneling Scanning Electron Microscope. They show me how it's done. It's one of the most amazing things to see in person. The fact that humans can build things one atom at a time just is amazing.
Despite the success of the netbook genre of mini-PCs, Apple has repeatedly stated it won't enter the market. But that's apparently not stopping Foxconn, one of Apple's most trusted manufacturers from making some of its own.