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  • New Intel tablets could slow iPad enterprise appeal

    05/15/2011 1:48:20 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    Macworld ^ | May 13, 2011 6:15 am | by Agam Shah
    Tablets based on Intel’s first dedicated tablet processor may not be a monster hit among consumers like Apple’s iPad, but they could find adoption in enterprises, analysts said this week. Anatomy of failure: Mobile flops from RIM, Microsoft, and Nokia Apple’s iPad is the poster child, but Intel’s Oak Trail processor could bring a new wave of tablets that are more closely aligned to security, software and hardware needs in enterprises, analysts said. By supporting the Windows 7 OS, Oak Trail tablets will blend more smoothly than the iPad into IT environments relying on Windows. Motion Computing’s CL900 tablet with...
  • The man who invented the microprocessor

    05/08/2011 7:11:31 PM PDT · by decimon · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | May 4, 2011 | Iain Mackenzie
    Ted Hoff saved his own life, sort of.Deep inside this 73-year-old lies a microprocessor - a tiny computer that controls his pacemaker and, in turn, his heart. Microprocessors were invented by - Ted Hoff, along with a handful of visionary colleagues working at a young Silicon Valley start-up called Intel. This curious quirk of fate is not lost on Ted. "It's a nice feeling," he says. > Ted was recruited and became Intel employee number 12. In 1969, the company was approached by Busicom, a Japanese electronics maker, shopping around for new chips. It wanted something to power a new...