I've been following a trend in the industry. The combination of dirt-cheap high-speed processors and a global pool of software development talent has led to some unbelievably powerful technology packaging into a single hardware device. The old industry name for this type of system was "god box." But this term doesn't pass the politically correct stamp of approval anymore, so I will eschew it henceforth and use "superbox" instead.
Anyway, there were two product announcements this week that truly demonstrate this superbox trend, pushing the performance envelope to new levels. The first is a … Read more