AMD shares future chip plans, focus on 28nm dies
Computer chipmaker AMD took the opportunity at its yearly Financial Analyst Day to show off upcoming products for 2012 and 2013. They include CPUs and APUs (combined CPU and graphics) for ultrathin notebooks, tablets, all-in-ones, desktops, and servers, with most focusing on lower power use. Some are also designed with the developing world in mind and accessing the cloud.
Jaguar says 12pc of RIM investors want change
Increasingly vocal investor firm Jaguar Financial put out a statement Tuesday saying it had raised support for its demand for a corporate sale or makeover. The group said it already had eight percent of all of the BlackBerry's makers onside and was making deals it hoped could boost that to 12 percent. Jaguar chief Vic Alboini claimed that the two RIM CEOs had led the company off the innovative track and that it was following trends, not setting them.
Jaguar to put smartphone dock into 2012 XJ
Jaguar's flagship sedan, the 2012 XJ, will come with a smartphone dock that will show the phone's screen on the car's built-in navigation screen, Pocket-Lint learned. Demonstrated at BlackBerry World in Orlando this week with a BlackBerry Torch, users will have the ability to control the phones with the car's interface and not the phone's. This includes contact info, music, GPS and more, but browsing the web will be locked out for safety reasons.
Cray XT5 supercomputer beats out IBM Roadrunner
IBM's Roadrunner supercomputer has been dethroned from the TOP500 list in terms of computing performance by the Cray XT5 supercomputer, nicknamed Jaguar. The XT5 uses AMD Opteron cores and posted up a 1.75 petaflop/s speed in the Linpack test, outpacing the Roadrunner's 1 petaflop/s performance.
Win 7 vs Snow Leo Debunk
A controversial report today has accused Apple of borrowing or being late to features previously available in Windows. The PC World story argues that Apple is behind in implementing 64-bit and that Exposé's new integration with the Dock, the enhanced PDF preview, and QuickTime X are all either derivative of features first seen in XP or Vista or else available separately. Author Randall Kennedy goes as far as to claim that QuickTime X is a "reactionary" move to Windows Movie Maker.