timrowledge wrote:ARM based computing machines are not the future, they're the now. I can almost guarantee you are within shouting distance of a couple of dozen ARMs. They may not currently be in your desktop box nor even your laptop but there is a good chance they will be soon
Yep they're already everywhere, taken over by stealth !
ARM based laptops (chromebooks) are here, but not a match for x86 in performance.
Microsoft did essentially port windows to ARM (ill fated too locked down windowsRT)
As for powerPC last time we saw that was maybe the Xbox360/PS3 but both have now moved to x86(AMD) for PS4/XBox one
Deeluna wrote:I didn't bring up smartwatches as I see that as more of a joke. Until they make a one standalone and capable of sending and receiving calls/texts, I will just look and laugh at them.
You can laugh like a luddite
- but I've had lots of great usage out of my smartwatch - too big on the wrist for fashion, but they'll get smaller in time
- I can actually make and receive calls from it - though rarely - its more useful to see the title of a text/email/whos calling - quicker than getting phone out your pocket, and more discreet in a meeting for example.