Steve Jobs’ Legacy is in the Clouds.

Sadly, Steve Jobs never got to see iCloud launched, passing away only days before its worldwide release.

Yesterday, shortly after the passing of Steve Jobs was reported, my Twitter feed and Facebook news items were almost exclusively reflections and tributes for the co-founder of Apple. Amongst the quotes and condolences, one comment stuck out for me : “Steve Jobs is in the iCloud now.” That particular statement resonated with me as I’ve […]

Asus UX31 Ultrabook: First Look

Slow motion reveals are always good for audience impact.

Intel’s new line up of low voltage Core Processors have given rise to a new generation of notebooks, which will start to see the light of day from this October onwards. I’ve had an opportunity to have some hands-on time with an upcoming model from Asus, who have been displaying a fair bit of innovation […]

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook – First Look

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The age of the Ultrabooks is upon us, and we have the first example of this new category of mobile PC from Acer. At today’s launch, we had a hands-on look at this very thin and impressively light model nicknamed the Aspire S3, and known as the AS3951 through Acer’s formal naming convention.   The […]

Harmony in the Clouds A Logitech Story

"All your data in the clouds"

The concept of the “cloud” as an online personal and corporate space is a fairly recent one. There is one company that has been quietly going about its business for many years, leveraging the benefits of cloud-based data to support a product category not usually associated with sophisticated online interfaces. That company is Logitech, and […]

Ritchie’s Chat Room: Intel Director Makiko Eda

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As the director of Intel’s marketing and sales division for Asia Pacific, Makiko Eda can talk with authority about her company’s current and future position in a world now dominated by daily tablet announcements. Hailing from Japan, Eda was in Sydney to meet retailers and get an update on the Australian arm of the Intel […]

When Is a Tablet Not A Tablet?

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During my latest planning meeting with my contacts at Samsung, I had a closer look at a product that has been shown at various exhibitions but not yet released for sale here in Australia. It’s an interesting product, given the upswell in interest in the Tablet category. It’s called the Samsung Slider Series 7 PC. […]

Is There a Future for 7” Tablets? (Unboxing videos below)

Since the iPad launched and set the benchmark for portable touchscreen devices, no other manufacturer has come close to replicating its success. The combination of design, performance and developer support has made this the benchmark for what Steve Jobs calls the “Post-PC” era. This year, the Post-PC era will be more than a solely Apple […]

Intel’s New Processors: Bridging the Gap

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On Tuesday 18th January, Intel hosted a media and retailer launch in Sydney to demonstrate their new processor range, the second generation of the Core Processor Family, commonly known as Sandy Bridge. Special overseas guest and Intel evangelist Mooly Eden revealed to the audience how processor development is changing within Intel, delivering his presentation with […]

Interview with Aust/NZ AMD boss Brian Slattery

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Here at Ritchie’s Room, we plan to have a monthly spotlight on a mover and shaker in the consumer electronics industry, to provide readers an insight into some of the challenges and opportunities faced by businesses in our sector, and hopefully a glimpse into the future technologies we may see. These will be honest chats […]