32-Core CPUs From Intel and AMD


Click here to view full-size image.Photograph: Courtesy of IntelIf your CPU has only a single core, it's officially a dinosaur. In fact,quad-core computing is now commonplace; you can even get laptop computers with four cores today. But we're really just at the beginning of the core wars: Leadership in the CPU market will soon be decided by who has the most cores, not who has the fastest clock speed.
What is it? With the gigahertz race largely abandoned, both AMD and Intel are trying to pack more cores onto a die in order to continue to improve processing power and aid with multitasking operations. Miniaturizing chips further will be key to fitting these cores and other components into a limited space. Intel will roll out 32-nanometer processors (down from today's 45nm chips) in 2009.
When is it coming? Intel has been very good about sticking to its road map. A six-core CPU based on the Itanium design should be out imminently, when Intel then shifts focus to a brand-new architecture called Nehalem, to be marketed as Core i7. Core i7 will feature up to eight cores, with eight-core systems available in 2009 or 2010. (And an eight-core AMD project called Montreal is reportedly on tap for 2009.)
After that, the timeline gets fuzzy. Intel reportedly canceled a 32-core project called Keifer, slated for 2010, possibly because of its complexity (the company won't confirm this, though). That many cores requires a new way of dealing with memory; apparently you can't have 32 brains pulling out of one central pool of RAM. But we still expect cores to proliferate when the kinks are ironed out: 16 cores by 2011 or 2012 is plausible (when transistors are predicted to drop again in size to 22nm), with 32 cores by 2013 or 2014 easily within reach. Intel says "hundreds" of cores may come even farther down the line.

Apple Announcing iOS 5, iCloud and Mac OS X



Announcing iOS 5, iCloud and Mac OS X Lion This Monday.
Apple Announcing iOS 5, iCloud and Mac OS X Lion This Monday.  It has now been confirmed that Apple is going to announce iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion and iCloud on Monday. Apple CEO Steve Jobs will be making these announcements in his keynote address at WWDC 2011, scheduled to start on Monday June 6th, 2011.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who is still on a medical leave of absence from the company, will be taking the stage at WWDC 2011 and announcing these new services.
iOS 5 is going to be the platform on which the next generation iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is going to run on. Much has been speculated about the features that iOS 5 is likely to bring, and now, come Monday, we shall know what iOS 5 is all about. On the other hand, Apple is also going to preview Mac OS X Lion, the eighth major release since the original Mac OS came out. Also, the much rumored Apple cloud service is also going to be formally announced, but now we do know that Apple was indeed behind iCloud all the time. Let’s see what services iCloud has to offer! On another note, full press release has been embedded below for your reading pleasure:
CUPERTINO, California—May 31, 2011—Apple® CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will kick off the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 a.m. At the keynote, Apple will unveil its next generation software – Lion, the eighth major release of Mac OS® X; iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s advanced mobile operating system which powers the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®; and iCloud®, Apple’s upcoming cloud services offering.

How To Run iPad Apps On iPhone and iPod touch [Video]



How To Run iPad Apps On iPhone and iPod touch [Video].
Ever wondered what it would be like to run your favorite iPad apps on your iPhone or iPod touch? Well now, that’s possible. ismoothproject has developed an Apple Script app that will allow you to run your purchased iPad apps, i repeat, purchased iPad apps, on your iPhone and iPod touch. Obviously, you’ll need to jailbreak your iPhone and iPod touch before you proceed with the steps required to run iPad apps.
The Apple Script app required for this is called iTelePad2Pod. It basically sends the .app file via SFTP to your iPhone or iPod touch which should have OpenSSH installed on it. Bear in mind that due to the colossal difference b/w the screen size of the iPhone and the iPad, not all apps would work as perfectly as you would want them to.

Opera Mini New Update for iPad Available for Download



Opera Mini New Update for iPad Available for Download.
What makes browsing the internet through Opera Mini even more spectacular is the screen real estate of the iPad 2. Available for all iOS devices, Opera Mini brings the fastest and most cost-efficient web-browsing experience for your iOS device.
The new Opera Mini for iPad brings smooth switching of tabs by just tapping on a tab preview and background loading of tabs is also present. The UI animations are overall smooth. In the Opera Mini menu, you get the usual slew of sharing, bookmarking, history and settings options. Social integration support for Twitter, Facebook and My Opera is also included.
Opera Mini also comes with support for the Retina Display on the iPhone 4. This browser can be downloaded on any iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 3.0 or later.

VelEau, The Most Complicated Bike Drinking System You Could Possibly Imagin

VelEau, The Most Complicated Bike Drinking System You Could Possibly Imagin


If Rube Goldberg had invented a water bottle, it would have looked like the VelEau
Why use a perfectly good water bottle on your bike when you could use a complex, expensive and awkward to use “hydration system” instead? That’s the promise of the VelEau Bicycle Mounted Hydration System.
The VelEau comes in several parts. First, there’s a saddlebag which holds 42 ounces (1.4 liters) of water. Then there’s a tube through which you drink, much like those found on CamelBak water bags. This runs from under the seat, along the top-tube to the handlebars, where it is secured to a retracting cord on the stem. This cord pulls the mouthpiece back into place when you’re done drinking, where it is secured by magnets.
If that seems like it’s complex, unnecessarily heavy and annoying to use, that’s because it probably is. However, there is at least a compartment to carry a multi tool in the same bag, which adds some utility.
The VelEau will cost just $80, or the price of around 16 water bottles. Available now.

Motorola Xoom

Motorola Xoom
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Motorola’s Xoom is set to compete with Apple’s iPad. The Xoom comes with front and rear facing cameras, one that records in HD, and has a larger screen than the iPad, with higher resolution. The Xoom supports Adobe Flash, and uses Verizon’s network and will be the first device to run the latest version of Google’s Android operating system, known as Honeycomb. The Xoom will be available in stores during the first quarter of this year in 3G form, which will be capable of being upgraded to 4G later in the year.

Nintendo 3DS

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The Nintendo 3DS, which will be released in March, allows users to play 3D video games without having to use 3D glasses. It offers a 3D slide adjuster the customize the 3D effect for a more intense 3D experience or to eliminate it alltogether. It also features two camera lenses to take 3D photos and a Street Pass which allows the 3DS to communicate with other 3Ds devices that you pass by on the street or in your home. The Nintendo 3DS is also compatible with Nintendo DS games.

GL20 Camera Glasses

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The GL20 Camera Glasses, which will be released later this year, are part of a Grey Label lineup of Lady Gaga-inspired products by Polaroid (see the rest below). The glasses contain a camera and 1.5-inch OLED screens that can capture and display images and video to people around you. They also have a USB key in the earpiece so imagery can be transferred to a computer and uploaded to the Internet.

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