Intel Q3 2011 rides on notebooks
Intel marked another record quarter on Tuesday and partly bucked expectations that the iPad would cut more into sales. It cracked $14 billion in revenue for the first time at $14.3 billion, up 29 percent from a year ago, based on "double-digit" jumps in processors for portables. Its net profit was up nearly as much, climbing 24 percent to $3.7 billion.
Apple may use Amazon, Microsoft for iCloud help
Apple's iCloud service might not just run on non-Mac servers but use outside services, rumors divulged Friday. The remote media sharing and pushing is believed to use a mix of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure to load content. Register contacts understood that Apple wanted to outsource as it wasn't logical for a company focused on "building great consumer experiences" to go to the effort of creating every aspect of the cloud infrastructure from scratch.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 and Tesla M2090 official
NVIDIA on Tuesday set out to lure more mid-range gamers and professionals by introducing both the regular, non-Ti version of the GeForce GTX 560 as well as a new Tesla card. The new card trips down just enough to drop the price down to $199 with 336 stream (visual effects) processors, 56 texture address units, and at least an 810MHz core clock speed, 1.62GHz effects shader clocks and 1GHz GDDR5 memory. While its core and texture unit counts are similar to the outgoing GTX 460, the newer design and higher clock speeds should make it noticeably faster.