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Apr 16, 2011 - 4 minute read - Game Industry

What will happen to Nintendo after the Wii, and more

Wii is nearing the end of life. Sure, there is huge installed base of consoles, but I bet that average Wii user does not buy as many games as PS3 or X360 user. Which means that from publisher/developer point of view overall value of all the Nintendo consoles out there is not as great as raw numbers would suggest. Sony and Microsoft are both doing well, and Nintendo is no longer outselling them.

Mar 6, 2011 - 2 minute read - Technology

There is no such thing as best computing device

The recent releases from Apple (iPad 2 and earlier new laptops) get me thinking a bit about evolution of computing devices and how we actually use them. The past was very simple: loud and powerful desktops, underpowered laptops with short battery life, and feature phones that couldn’t really do much. The technology progress changed things a lot. As desktops and laptops countinued to improve, smartphones were introduced to the world. It’s hard to tell when that happened, but at some point they could do quite a bit.

Jan 30, 2011 - 3 minute read - Game Industry Technology

Why PSP2 is going to succeed

They actually call it NGP, standing for Next Generation Portable. I wouldn’t really be suprised that much if the name was left unchanged in final product. Anyway, I’ve seen some posts from respected sites saying that PSP2 is doomed, dead on arrival, etc etc … which I think is completely wrong thinking. The basic problem is comparing it to a phone, usually the iPhone. It is true that games are huge on Apple platform, and they are only going to get bigger.

Jan 20, 2011 - 2 minute read - Mobile Technology

What to expect from iPad 2

Before CES, I’d say “not much”. The thing is, today Apple owns the tablet market (if defined as dedicated hardware running dedicated OS), there is almost no competition out there. But it is on the horizon. Take Motorola Xoom as an example. Hardware specs are way beyond iPad 1.0, and if Android 3.0 is going to be that good as people claim, Apple is going to be in real trouble if they release underpowered device.

Sep 9, 2010 - 1 minute read - Security

Hacked :(

It had to happen eventually. What can one expect when running ages old WordPress installation? Anyway, someone has injected malicious JavaScript code at the end of every single post. So I deleted everything. Perhaps I overreacted a bit … I have most of this stuff backed up but I am not going to waste my time recovering the backups. Life goes on.

Feb 6, 2010 - 7 minute read - Mobile Technology

Apple Tablet

Apple tablet is no longer a mystery. The question now is whether it meets the expectations or fits any real needs :) Basically it is an oversized iPhone - 1024x768 multitouch display, 16-64 GB of flash memory, 1 GHz custom CPU, WiFi, Bluetooth etc, and it runs iPhone OS. I already have an iPhone. Is iPad going to perform better enough to justify buying additional device? GMail support with push in the iPhone is most of the time sufficient for me.