It looks like this past holiday season, Apple and Amazon moved a lot of iPads and Kindles, respectively. At least that’s what some new data from Pew Internet suggests. Ownership of tablets and e-readers both hit 19 percent in the U.S. by the end of 2011, according to the results of a survey of 2,000 […]
Hybrid hard drives: This time it’s for real
…or so claims market research firm Objective Analysis, a research firm specializing in the semiconductor space. According to Objective Analysis‘ Jim Handy, the hybrid drive market will double every year and reach an impressive 600 million units by 2016. Ultimately, hybrid drives will become the dominant PC storage technology, displacing traditional hard drives. Hybrid drives […]
Philips: LED lighting market to reach 5 percent in 2010
Sure, five percent of the global lighting market might not seem like a lot, but when you consider that LEDs only snagged just 2 percent of the market in 2009, it’s a sign of healthy growth. And it’s only going to grow bigger from there. According to this DigiTimes report, Philips expects LED lighting to […]
Enough with the smart grid pessimism, already!
With all the doom and gloom surrounding the smart grid of late, it’s hard not to get concerned about its future. But it’s important to realize that the smart grid is a lot bigger than the device that’s giving it a bad name. I’m talking about the smart meter. Cnet’s Martin LaMonica asks, “Is this […]