Nvidia had a surprising announcement left for the end of an otherwise hyperbolic press conference: a chip known as "Project Denver" (mysterious!) that'll be the company's first processor, based on the ARM core but destined for higher-power machines. What does that mean in real-world terms? It means your next laptop might have amazing battery life, maybe even the mythical all-day battery, without sacrificing too much performance.
When Google pulled the lid off of Chrome OS last week, most of the tech world rejoiced. Our suspicions were correct! Death to the desktop OS! Yay Web 4.0! (or whichever version we're on currently!).
But as I pored over the official Google post on Chrome, and then over the hundreds of articles providing instant analysis of the announcement, I realized just how scant the facts and details were. So, I called Google for some background and got some interesting answers. The company is still being cagey with specifics, but there's one thing for certain: death knells for Microsoft and Apple are exaggerated. Here are ten copmuting tasks that Chrome OS, as it is currently understood, won't do better than your traditional desktop PC.
It's official: Google is making a play to replace the Windows or Mac OS X operating system on your computer with a new, web-based OS based on their Chrome browser. It's expected to hit netbooks by the end of next year, and after that? It could fundamentally change the way we use computers.