Hidden CPUs

How many CPUs does your computer have? If we go way back, we will discover that some time ago there were already ancillary CPUs in our computers. The floppy disk drive of the C64 had a CPU very similar to the one in the computer itself, but very little memory and it was hard, though […]

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Bring your own Device

This issue is quite controversial and it applies to laptops, tablets and smart phones. Usually the „bringing“ is not really an issue, you can have anything in your bags and connect it via the mobile phone network as long as it does not absorb the working time. But usually this implies a bit more. There […]

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Tablet Computers

The idea of tablet computers is actually quite old and it has been tried a couple of times, at least up to prototypes. Probably a certain level of hardware and software was needed to make them both useful and affordable for enough people to become a mass product. This is actually a quite common thing. […]

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Development of Hardware: Parallelism

Deutsch Until recently we could just rely on the fact that the CPU frequencies doubled at least every year, which has stopped a couple of years ago. So we can no longer compensate the inefficiencies of our software by just waiting for the next hardware release, which was no big deal, because software was often […]

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Why are Laptop displays having so poor resolutions?

Deutsch On google+ you can find a post Linus Torvalds himself about this issue. The post is in English, not in his native language (Swedish). P.S. I will continue to write a blog entry about every Friday in German and translate some (but not all) of these to English.

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