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Energy-Harvesting Tech Could Boost Power for Cell Yellers

Harvesting energy from sound could be combined with other solutions such as kinetic energy harvesting and solar panels, suggested Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat "That might be enough to recharge a handset or power a plethora of other low-power devices," M...

Sony Sweating a Possible Weekend Invasion

"Security is something our industry always has to think about, but consumers never want to," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told the E-Commerce Times Now that consumers are on high alert, Sony will have to rethink everything from a security standpoint, h...

Seagate Shores Up HDD Operations With Samsung Deal

"Well, it's taken 15 years longer than anyone expected, but it's clear that solid state storage is finally having an impact on HDDs," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told the E-Commerce Times. "Part of that is also due to the explosive growth of mobile devices. HDDs no longer satisfy every segment of the computing and CE market. The TAM is slowly shifting to the servers from the PCs."

Facebook Opens Door to New Data Center, Invites the World In

That sharing of information will be good for companies with mega-data centers such as Facebook, Google and Yahoo, said Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat "In a lot of cases, people with very large data centers, like Yahoo, Facebook and Google, have to get cus...

AMD Ships 32nm Llano APUs at Long Last

"Once again, AMD's late," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told TechNewsWorld AMD views its positioning differently....

Microsoft Lends EC’s Google Probe a Helping Hand

Aside from the fact that it's Microsoft complaining to the EU, this action is not unusual for the tech industry, observed Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist for In-Stat "After a regulatory body starts investigating a company, its competitors jump on the bandwagon," he t...

Power Plant: One Small Leaf Could Electrify an Entire Home

The development of Nocera's artificial leaf is a step in the right direction, Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told TechNewsWorld "This may lead us to larger solutions that let us use thermal, solar and hydrogen solutions all at one time, and that will be ...

Asus’ Eee Pad Transformer Is a Notebook in Disguise

"I'd put this in the class of the Motorola Atrix," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told TechNewsWorld. "It's seeking to bridge the gap between a mobile device and a computing device." Asus did not respond to requests for comment by press time....

Red Hat’s Steady March to the Big Leagues

"They have always been one of the leaders in the Linux space," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told LinuxInsider. "The number of competitors has dwindled to a select few in-house and third-party solutions over the past decade," he pointed out. "Being an ...

Oracle’s Itanium Slug Leaves Intel Bruised, HP Battered

"All these guys are trying to get into each other's market space," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told the E-Commerce Times Oracle's move may be an indication of what's in store for the future, he suggested....

WinPho 7 NoDo Update Peeks Its Head Out

"That's peculiar," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat mused. "Microsoft's strength does lie in the PC, but I don't see any reason for them to require the update be downloaded over the PC unless there's a particular technical requirement in the code to do that."

Apotheker Steers HP Toward the Cloud

"The term cloud computing is a rather vague term that describes any use of remote resources," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist, In-Stat, told the E-Commerce Times. "From a server and IP infrastructure perspective, HP already has a good understanding and participation...

Power-Sipping Nanotech Could Give Rise to Methuselah Batteries

"PCM is one of those interesting technologies -- you basically apply a voltage and chemical changes result," Jim McGregor, chief technology analyst at In-Stat, told TechNewsWorld." IBM's been working on phase-change memory since at least 2006. Its Zurich labs offer this somewh...

Android Calls Shotgun in Upcoming Saabs

"This is a huge play for Android," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told LinuxInsider. The embedded device market is "jumping all over Android with good reason," McGregor continued. "They looked at Linux a few years ago and it wasn't free, and it became m...

E-Commerce Growing at a Good Clip, but Many Consumers Still Don’t Get It

"In general, online retailing has a bright future, but it needs time and education," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told the E-Commerce Times. "Most people don't know that you can buy just about anything -- and I do -- from Amazon, including car parts, office supplies, food and household items. This is the educational part."

Activision Euthanizes ‘Guitar Hero’

"In gaming, you have to stay new and fresh, and every product has a shelf life," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told the E-Commerce Times. "It's great to take a product as long and far as you can," he said, "but every company must eventually decide when...

Google Offers Groupon a Run for Its Money

"It's really just a move to expand Google's presence in Internet commerce, something that is ruled by other Internet giants like Amazon and Wal-Mart," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist for In-Stat, told the E-Commerce Times. "Combined with Google's other offerings, a daily deal program might also be a valuable tool to help Google expand in the area of social networking."

Sony’s War on Hackers Could Backfire

"I think Sony will have a challenge overcoming a consumer's right to use the device in whatever way they see fit as long as they are not reselling the modified product for a profit," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told the E-Commerce Times Stakes for Son...

Intel Builds Sandy Bridge With a DRM Tollbooth

"Turbo Boost basically measures the power going into the chip, and as long as that power's under a certain threshold for a predetermined period of time, it'll let one or more cores, including the graphics cores, accelerate to over their clock speed and then shut off," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told TechNewsWorld...

IBM Sees Visions of Holographic Cellphones Within 5 Years

"It's good to say you may have some samples working in a lab somewhere, but it's a whole different story to put technologies like these into production," Jim McGregor, chief technology strategist at In-Stat, told TechNewsWorld "It takes three to five years for a technology to ...

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