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Weekend Open Forum: Technology predictions for 2013

By Matthew
Dec 21, 2012
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  1. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,119   +1,523

    Thats part of it. I noticed I was getting notifications everytime someone edited a comment with one of my quotes in it. I also noticed that if I temporarily ignore the notification and use the backup button the same notification will sometimes increment +1.
     
  2. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 981   +31

    Maybe not in 2013, but people will start realising that a 7" "phone" is actually a tablet. No, probably not.
     
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,059   +76

    On flexible screens:
    I am not sure I really need a 'bendy' phone TBH.

    On Julio's prediction:
    Not sure about succession on desktop 'only', as except from 'negative' perception of its touch friendly UI, there is absolutely nothing to dislike it. On the touch side, it is ahead in someways compared to competition. MS needs to 'modernize' office's UI for touchscreens, 2013 is not yet there IMHO. But it is something which can be fixed given what little time they may have bought themselves.

    On Klepto's comments:
    Intel's 'P6' architecture served as the reference for development of Core architecture, P6 family included P2/3, Pentium Pro, Mobile Pentrium/II/III etc.

    I think 2013 will be the year Intel 'may' start to make inroads into mobile segment, with the roll out of their <=10W SoCs (Haswell). Perhaps by the time Broadwell rolls out (2014), they will be very near to competition in terms of power/performance equation.
     
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,821   +922

    I predict that very soon, people will become so infatuated with computer toy tablets, they will forsake all other aspects of their lives, and begin to stare endlessly at their own reflections in the shiny screen, long after the batteries have gone dead. Perhaps even long after they've been killed in a traffic accident, caused by them staring at the screen.

    In a future enlightened world, perhaps we will be able to accept and embrace "good riddance", as a socially acceptable tombstone epitaph, and bury the dearly departed's f***ing iPad with them.

    I really wish the people of Pompeii had had iPads. It would be great fun to dig them up and find out they didn't even try to run from the volcano, they were too busy playing "Angy Birds", or some other such s***.:oops:

    (Aw shecks, y'all know I'm jus' kiddin', don't cha)?
     
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,119   +1,523

    I wonder if the captain of the Titanic had an ipad? lol
     
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  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,821   +922

    I suspect he probably did, and was taking a picture of the iceberg while simultaneously trying to set as wallpaper when he hit it.

    Just think, an "unsinkable ship", and an "unbreakable" iPad, what cold possibly go wrong there...?
     
  7. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,932   +126 Staff Member

    Uhh, maybe before trying to teach someone to look up their facts you should do the same first? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/94/IntelProcessorRoadmap-3.svg

    "The Pentium M represented a new and radical departure for Intel, as it was not a low-power version of the desktop-oriented Pentium 4, but instead a heavily modified version of the Pentium III Tualatin design (itself based on the Pentium Pro core design)."
     
  8. I predict in 2013 we can make big robots as in this movie :p

     
  9. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    lol ok The Intel Core micro-architecture (previously known as the Next-Generation Micro-Architecture, or NGMA) is a multi-core processor micro-architecture unveiled by Intel in Q1 2006. It is based around an updated version of the Yonah core and could be considered the latest iteration of the P6 microarchitecture, which traces its history back to the Pentium Pro introduced in 1995.The Core microarchitecture was designed by Israel's Intel Israel (IDC) team that previously designed the Pentium M mobile processor.[1]
    The first processors that used this architecture were code-named Merom, Conroe, and Woodcrest; Merom is for mobile computing, Conroe is for desktop systems, and Woodcrest is for servers and workstations.

    Yonah was the code name for (the core of) Intel's first generation of 65 nm process mobile microprocessors, based on the Banias/Dothan-core Pentium M microarchitecture. SIMD performance has been improved through the addition of SSE3 instructions and improvements to SSE and SSE2 implementations, while integer performance decreased slightly due to higher latency cache. Additionally, Yonah includes support for the NX bit.
     
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,821   +922

    So what you're saying is the "Transformers" aren't real? Thanks a lot buddy, you just ruined my Christmas.

    I think you're wrong though, Santa can't possibly haul that many packages with a sleigh and "eight tiny reindeer". [​IMG]
     
  11. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Addict Posts: 637   +124

    Actually, they are real
     
  12. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    Windows 8 will become more of a failure. Next gen consoles will be announced but wont go on sale until 2014 and already be outdated by current PC standards. Flexible rollable cell screens will be released (Galaxy S4/Note 3) Batteries for laptops break the 8-10 hr barrier doubling in longevity same for cells phones. 27-30 inch screens for PC will become the norm. 1080p will start to become stale as higher res tablets/laptops will become the norm. Still waiting for a 30 inch led 2560 x 1600 display or 4K for under 2 grand.
     
     
  13. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    Choke. consoles really?
     
  14. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 958   +49

    Pretty much spot on. The layman explanation I use is that for a given number of pixels, the larger the sensor the better light sensitivity each individual pixel has, as well as better sharpness and color rendition (assuming post processing and focus are equal). It's why my old D70 (let alone my D700) produces much higher quality images at a smaller resolution than someones 8,10,16 MP phone camera and in most cases, point and shoots in the same range. This is much more apparent when comparing different technology and design; the 5D Mark II is absolutely amazing in its 21MP goodness over my D700, but I also like my 8fps continuous release and slightly better focusing so when it comes to dSLRs, it's more about features and intent than image size.

    For the sake of everyone using their phones for their snapshots, I sure hope Hansson is right; I'm tired of seeing blobs for photos on people's instagram, facebook profiles, what have you. For those of us already with pro-sumer to professional dSLR bodies, we're not affected so much.
     
  15. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,020   +153

    the last time I heard it, playstation, xbox, and wii are still popular.
    (it's my prediction, like it or not. :) )
     
  16. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,512   +314

    But not as popular as the PC ;)
     
  17. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,059   +76

    Correct, but I guess this is generally true for 'enthusiasts'.
     
  18. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

    I predict that the entire cast of Top Gear (UK) (including "redundant Stig") will be killed in a freak accident on the M40, involving a "Top Gear Challenge" featuring the first three self-driving cars to be licensed in the UK. ;)
     
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  19. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,512   +314

    I can see it being one of the funniest episodes they've ever done!
     
  20. Nvidia will release new graphic tech for 4x the power of the 600 series.. I.e. Maxwell...
    3-4 gigs of mem on the card be the norm on the high end.. Terga 4 will be out with LOTs of graphics cores for mobiles devices..
     
  21. "I predict that the entire cast of Top Gear (UK) (including "redundant Stig") will be killed in a freak accident on the M40, involving a "Top Gear Challenge" featuring the first three self-driving cars to be licensed in the UK."

    Now, that's what I called epic LoL :D Yep, no doubt, it'll be the funniest episode ever..
     
  22. Julio, you are losing because your prediction is partially incorrect - Windows8 will be a flop just like Windows ME and Vista were, on all platforms. Yes, M$ will boast about the sales figures but those will merely be the pre-installed instances on new computers and the rare few upgrades (where people got suckered in by preview versions and low price). Nobody in their right mind will buy a boxed version of Win8 while Win7 is still available.
     
  23. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,059   +76

    Pan Wah & Burty117
    Self driving cars made by Google :)

    Although this sort of situation would be far more likely to happen in Fifth Gear, considering their 'free' sort of format.
     
  24. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,821   +922

    Here, here! Now listen to my tale of woe and disgrace.

    Last weekend I missed an opportunity to buy "Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit", from Newegg @ $79.95.

    I was unable to purchase it, since I needed a system drive for a computer which I've been collecting parts for, to build for myself today. (Dear Lord, I hope it boots. If not, won't that be a huge lump of coal in my stocking. The fact I doubt I'm on anyone's "nice list", let alone Santa's, just adds to the massive anxiety level).

    Anyway, I bought a WD "Velociaptor" (600 GB) that New egg had on sale for $110.00. Luckily I do have a copy of Win 7 Pro (64) to use in the machine.

    Accordingly, this sad state of affairs will leave me with no bragging rights with respect to boot times, and no TV "bandwagon propaganda" Windows 8 TV commercials to identify with. (And don't get me started moaning how I don't have a "Surface" tablet to rub iPad owner's noses in).

    What's a poor aging pundit to do? THIS>>>>(captaincranky rollseyes, flips bird, and says," bah humbug to all, and don't try to ruin my night")

    (You can try to imagine smileys for that last line, our current selection of emoticons can't adequately capture my sentiments) Meahwhile I'll try to imagine Santa with an 8 inch diameter section of chimney flue pipe stuck up his "backpack"..:eek:

    Oh, and by the way, "Merry Christmas"!


    In a feeble and meager attempt to keep this on topic, my technological prediction is this; "I won't adopt Windows 8 or SSDs anytime in the foreseeable future, let alone as soon as 2013"....:p
     
  25. misor

    misor TS Maniac Posts: 1,020   +153

    yup, I completely agree with you.
    my prediction is a long shot anyway... as if microsoft and sony would collaborate... :rollseyes
     
  26. Predict that the gesture control interface will overtake the touch interface via the Leap Motion.
     


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