How many more cores to be added? Teraflops are coming to your home!!

February 13, 2007 by Kiklop | Leave a Comment

Intel has just announced they have reached one more milestone in multi-core developing. It is hard to believe Intel has developed not 8 core but 80 core chip capable of trillion operations per second. Just to mention, first teraflops operation was achieved in 1996, when Intel assembled ASCI Red Supercomputer using 10.000 Pentium® Pro processors [...]

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Demo of the first Quantum computer

February 12, 2007 by davidallen | Leave a Comment

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, USA is the place to be next week, when D Wave the Canadian computer company unveils the next generation in commercial computing, with a demonstration of the world’s first commercial Quantum computer. The Quantum computer is the next level of computing technology, it is supposed to be [...]

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PED Analyst: Apple iPods going to switch to Flash memory

February 9, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

I find analysts, no matter how renowned, quite a weird bunch of professionals. In my experience, more often than not they are plain right wrong, unless stating the obvious. They also seem to be well paid for playing, what I like to call, a pseudo-research based guessing game. Prudential Equity Group analyst Jesse Tortora now [...]

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Low power consuming opteron processors unveiled by AMD

February 7, 2007 by techbuzz | Leave a Comment

A brand name in the pages of PC and server processors, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has unveiled three dual-cores Opteron in its server chip line. The three low power opteron processors are Models 1218 HE, 2218 HE and 8218 HE. Insiders have aired the view that price war between with Intel has led AMD to [...]

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New u-Blox GPS chip: Fast, strong, power-saving and Galileo support!

February 6, 2007 by poeloq | 1 Comment

The Swiss chip manufacturer u-blox is going to present a GPS chip with very fast Time To First Fix (TTFF), claiming to be under one second! The popular SirF StarIII chip needs roughly 35 seconds. As well as being very fast and only consuming 50mW of power, which will make it suitable for most mobile [...]

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TI also announce single WiFi, Bluetooth and FM chip

February 5, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

Just two days ago we reported on the BCM4325, Broadcom’s single chip incorporating WiFi, Bluetooth and FM. Now Texas Instruments has also announced the WiLink 6.0, again a single chip incorporating WiFi, Bluetooth and FM. And TI goes one step further with it’s DRPTM single-chip and mWLAN technology offering support for IEEE draft 802.11n. TI [...]

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WiFi, Bluetooth and Radio on one chip

February 3, 2007 by poeloq | 1 Comment

Broadcom has announced that they are going to introduce a single chip with WiFi, Bluetooth and FM capabilities: it will support IEEE 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 and FM (using an “advanced” FM receiver). The chip could be used in mobile devices, such as UMPCs and mobile phones / smartphones. The chip, BCM4325, will also be able [...]

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The iPod and Stethoscope package

February 3, 2007 by davidallen | Leave a Comment

The iPod is finding more and more different applications; almost on a daily basis we are seeing a different application being released. For this next application, the Think Labs ds32a Digital Stethoscope package is directed at medical professionals and health conscious people who are looking to an accurate heart rate. This just goes to show [...]

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IWARD – next generation caregivers?

February 3, 2007 by onlineexperts | 1 Comment

Visualize yourself in a hospital with a broken leg, the door to your room opens. Instead of a doctor or a nurse, you see a robot with a mop and a thermometer. What would be your first reaction, are you going to run away screaming with broken legs and all or are you going to [...]

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Seagate steps in portable storage gigabytes market

February 1, 2007 by techbuzz | Leave a Comment

Can you imagine 10 GB to 20 GB of data stored in your cell phone? Thanks to Seagate, which came up with a wireless storage device of 10G-byte to 20G-byte. This Digital Audio Video Experience (DAVE) enables the users to store and share different types of digital files between mobile phones, other mobile platforms and [...]

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Inkless printing is here

February 1, 2007 by davidallen | Leave a Comment

Incredible as it may seem, Zink a US based company have actually developed a system that can print images, photos and even the most sophisticated designs, with no ink and even not even a printer, so how can this be possible? With this system it is all to do with the paper, this paper has [...]

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China starts testing 4G

January 30, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

The first 4G standard system has been launched in China, the country that had many difficulties launching 3G and never did quite make it. China Daily, the Beijing based and government run English newspaper in the Peoples Republic of China, ran a report that the trial is being held in Changning District, Shanghai, after a [...]

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NEC develops VoIP spam detector

January 29, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

NEC has developed a system that claims to be able to detect if a caller is human or a computer and therefor being able to be used as a spam detector for VoIP. A twist on the famous Turing test, claims iTWire. The system, the SPIT (spam over Internet telephony) blocker, is to be shown [...]

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