It’s time to look forward, but not backward! About what? It’s about time to stop drooling of USB 3.0, and you need to get ready to drool about Light Peak since Intel is going to release it very soon. According to CNet, Intel will host some sort of public announcement on Thursday in San Francisco to introduce Light Peak — we may know the launch date too, but we have to see about that! So why should we stop looking backward at USB 3.0 and looking forward at Intel’s Light Peak? Oh, my apology for repeating the same question in various forms, because the answer is so simple that I just want to play with words! The answer to our Jeopardy question is that you will be able to double the data transfer speed of USB 3.0 by using Light Peak technology.
USB 3.0 in theory is capable of 4.8Gbps of data transferring, but in reality you won’t get the full 4.8Gbps with USB 3.0. On the other hand, Light Peak allows you to transfer data at 10Gbps. With Light Peak, I’m imagining that I can use an external hard drive that is supporting this technology as if it’s an internal hard drive. I’m thinking about installing an operating system on external hard drive that supports Light Peak! Hell, I can do a lot more than that, but you already know what you want to do and probably don’t care what I’m going to do with Light Peak’s compatible devices! Obviously, I’ve not a clue about the affordability of this technology, but we’ll see!
Oh, one last thing, everyone knows Apple has been anticipating for Light Peak for a long time, and so it’s not a surprise to see Light Peak technology inside the soon to be released new MacBook Pros. So, new MacBook Pros — the 2011 versions — will make the 2010 MacBook Pros look so outdated! Not because of Light Peak technology solely, but the new line of MacBook Pros will also have Intel’s Sandy Bridge chips, probably dual internal hard drives with a solid state drive as one of the dual hard drives, better battery life, and to complete the package with Light Peak — everything is going to be very sweet, except for the price tags. If none of this is true, then it will be truly a sad day for Apple users who have been anticipated for what next.
So it seems it’s official that Amazon is streaming movies for free over the Internet with a catch, whoever pays $79 a year to become a member of Amazon Prime service will get unlimited of free streaming movies. Amazon Prime allows member to have unlimited 2 days free shipping without meeting any minimum purchase requirement. Some people think Amazon will kill Netflix soon, and others think Amazon will not risk to jeopardize its Amazon Web Services by making a mess of putting one of its best customers out of business — Netflix uses Amazon Web Services to aid its movie streaming operation over the Internet.
I think otherwise! I think Amazon eventually put Netflix out of business if Amazon executes its streaming movies over the Internet business with style. Just take a look at Barnes and Noble and Borders and other small book stores and you have got the idea! In my opinion, Amazon is into making a killing in whatever industry it meddles with, whether about movies or books, because Amazon wants to monopolize as much market shares as it can. Netflix needs to figure out how to counter Amazon, because sleeping with the enemy doesn’t make the enemy goes any easier on you. Borders used to team up with Amazon so it could boost its Internet business model, but look at where Borders is now.
I’ve to say I’m one of those people who often shops on Amazon when the feeling of traveling to a local store isn’t compelling enough, and knowing Amazon is offering free streaming movies over the Internet for being an Amazon Prime customer — I’ve to say it’s too compelling for me to try and compare Amazon’s streaming movies service against Netflix. Amazon Prime service itself is a pretty good deal, and now sweeten the already sweet deal with free streaming movies is like a sweet deal just have got even better. The only way I see Netflix can win over Amazon is to have more movies to be streamed instantly over the Internet, because right now Netlfix is still largely delivering movies to the mailboxes, but we all know instant streaming is what the customers want most!
Whatever I’m saying here can be meaningless to you, because I have not tried out Amazon’s new sweet deal! If you’re one of those who already is on board with what Amazon is offering in term of free streaming movies, I welcome you to write your experience in the comments so everyone else, including me, will know what it likes to watch free streaming movies with Amazon! For now, for me, I’m still with Netflix, but if Amazon is proving to be sweeter, Netflix may have to go!
Rumor or not, according to here, Apple will release new line of MacBook Pros in the next two weeks. They say that the new MacBook Pros will have larger trackpads. I’m not sure how that is a good thing since the current MacBook Pros’ trackpads are adequately large — large enough where your palm smudges all over the trackpad. They also say that the new MacBook Pros may have two separate hard drives where a smaller one will be solid state drive, and the bigger one will be the regular hard drive. With this dual hard drive setup, they hope MacBook Pro can be even faster. As least the operating system can be faster since Apple OS X can be installed on the faster solid state drive.
Folks, save your money and wait for the new Apple MacBook Pros! Even the rumor is wrong about Apple will release the next line of MacBook Pros in next two week, I’ve a feeling that Apple will release them soon anyway. Especially, the new line of MacBook Pros will have those new Sandy Bridge processors in them. Just hope the new MacBook Pros are not going to use the faulty Sandy Bridge processors, the ones where Intel had to recall just recently. I think Apple should make it clear about that when they release new MacBook Pros, because nobody wants to own something faulty.