64 bit — Do We Really Need It?

Apple is the only company who always make us surprise by their new innovation and creative ideas. Recently, they released an unthinkable mobile CPU with the brand new architecture, 64bit architecture.

Speaking about 64bit CPU architecture, we already knew about this years ago with Intel’s CPUs, but bringing 64bit CPU into level of mobile devices is still the things that no one thought about.

This is a good move for Apple, but the question is, do we really need that 64bit CPU in our mobile device?

Currently, not so many people are really care about this architecture because most of the applications that we’re using either on our laptop or desktop were design to work both in 32 and 64bit. We rarely to see any different in terms of speed, calculation and algorithm if we are just entry-users.

In fact, 32bit architecture is still enough for entry users like you, and me while we are mainly use for simple works like emails, word processing…

At the mean time, it is just not 64bit era on mobile yet and 32bit is just enough for you complete and finish your works without any doubt.


Microsoft Unveil Its 2nd Generation Surface and Surface Pro Tablets

After nearly a year of marketed Surface and Surface Pro, Microsoft today has introduced to the world its 2nd Generation of these tablet line with tons of upgrade both in terms of performance, hardware and software.

Surface 2 will still come with Windows RT 8.1 with full Offce RT offers that including Outlook apps. This tablet is the mid-range tablet from Microsoft targeted for end users who need more mobility tablet with more productivity on-the-go. Speaking of hardware upgrade, Surface 2 will comes with new Nvidia Tegra 4 SoC with 4GB of RAM, Full HD screen, 32GB/64GB internal storage with 200GB SkyDrive cloud storage as default and with new design kickstand that allow you to view in 55 degree angle. Last but not least, Surface 2 will also come with USB3.0 which will allow you to backup, transfer large files with 10x faster compare to USB2.0.

Surface 2 will come with $449 without Type or Touch Cover included.

Surface 2

Surface Pro 2 will still come with the same screen resolution, full HD. But major upgrade is its hard-core CPU. It will come with the latest Intel Haswell CPU, 4GB or 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 512GB of storage with 200GB SkyDrive for 2 years. It will has the same as kickstand to Surface 2 and will also come with USB3.0

Surface Pro 2 with start with $899 without Type or Touch Cover include.

Surface Pro 2Microsoft also upgrade Surface 2nd generation accessories with new design touch cover and type cover. These both accessories will come with LED Backlit light, but thinner 1mm compare to previous generation. For type cover, they also add 30Wh battery so that it can boost up Surface’s battery life. Last but not least, Microsoft also introduced Surface Dock with USB3.0,

Surface dockSurface Docking station

Touch Cover 2Touch Cover 2 with LED Backlit

Type Cover 2Type Cover 2 with LED Backlit

The first generation of Surface Pro and Surface RT was a painful experience for Microsoft with nearly $1 billion lost, so let’s see how will these 2nd generation will help Microsoft gain the share from Apple iPad product lines?


Why Many Companies Are Interest Vietnam than Cambodia?

Business interesting for Cambodia has been improved year by year. Many companies are building their infrastructures in Cambodia lately and many more are looking forward to run their businesses in this little country as well. 

Speaking of interesting of the business, I’ve seen many Japanese technology companies such as Panasonic, Sony, Intel, Samsung and many more running their business in Vietnam and the flow of those are getting more and more, but not Cambodia. So, why not Cambodia? 

The workforce is cheaper than Vietnam, many lands are waiting for rent, houses also cheaper and everything might be cheaper than in Vietnam, but yet they still choose Vietnamese as their first place of choice. So what is happening to them? Is it from them or from us (Cambodia)?

I don’t know what is happening exactly in Cambodia, but i do see some 3 important reasons for this flow-changing:

  1. Cambodia might have cheaper workforce, lands or whatever it might be, but corruption is the biggest reason that make they decided to move their target from Cambodia to Vietnam. In Cambodia, if you want to increase the speed of doing something such as business registration, or anything you might need to pay some extra-bills to some people that have power to help you and if you don’t, your registration might be take months of even years to be completed. The corruption is the most important that make they change their decision.
  2. Political stability: This might be very sensitive issue. Cambodia will have a national election in every 5 years period and once it comes, something bad will happen too. Truly speaking, currently, Cambodia is facing that issue with no way out. Every political parties claim that they have won the election and they will fight with each to take that PM’s desk and that can cause the big issue for business. Recently, there were so many third-party agencies ran their pilot observation they came to a conclusion that, with just one month after the national election in July, the business interest in Cambodia has dropped down 48% in total. That’s mean a lot to any businessman.
  3. Maturity of Cambodia business development: Cambodia has gone through so many problem. Civil war(1975-1979), post-Khmer-rough era (1993-1997). That problems are still begin until today. Cambodian government are very young in term of making interest to the business, market-partnership with another countries, security in business so on so forth.

That’s why many companies will have to think twice about running their business in Cambodia. They would rather spend a little bit more to the workforce in Vietnam or Thailand than taking high risk in Cambodia.

I don’t know if it right or wrong, this might need a very concrete observation or even have a very clear research. 

I hope and wish that this little country will get pass the hardest time to really grow its business forward.