Thursday, June 26, 2008

Computerworld and others on Millicomputing

Nice writeup of my Usenix talk by By Sharon Machlis, Computerworld June 25, 2008

Infoworld copy.

Version at PC World. There were several blogs also copying this story.

From some comments it appears that some people didn't get that I was talking about using "e-sunglasses" head mounted video displays rather than a big laptop screen while on the move.

Intel Atom Reviews

The Register has done a useful review of the current state of the Intel Atom CPU systems and motherboards. It is still an order of magnitude more power than a millicomputer, but its an order of magnitude smaller than most other Intel architecture systems, so its interesting to see the current state of the art.

Monday, June 23, 2008

BAFuture event on crowdsourced mobile - buglabs

I just listened in to a talk from Buglabs, via Ustream video. Worth checking out. Buglabs have a nice set of modules that can be used to build homebrew devices.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Video streaming from phone's

Robert Scoble talks about the capabilities of three services on TechCrunch. When I gave my talk on Millicomputing at the BIL conference, Robert was sitting at the front streaming my talk to Qik from his cellphone.

In the near future I think this will become an important area, as continuously streamed video conferencing becomes ubiquitous, and adds two-way support. The only limitations that prevent it are network bandwidth, battery life and the software that manages the service. Network bandwidth is already sufficient, battery life is improving rapidly, and these three companies (,, and are competing to build the software services that will eventually implement the features I have been talking about. These services are working towards computer assisted telepathy.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Arm vs. Intel

An article in Infoworld confirms the things I've been talking about for the last year or so.

Arm are responding to the threat from Intel, and talking about low power enterprise servers.