Items tagged with Eden

After being development for over a year, XBMC version 11, otherwise known as 'Eden', is finally available to download as a stable release. Eden represents several milestones for the popular open source media player and entertainment hub, including Addon Rollbacks, big improvements to the default Confluence skin, speed increases, a better library, and so much more. "In addition to our many software improvements, we’ve increased our reach in the realm of hardware support since Dharma was released," the XBMC team said in a blog post. "Eden marks the first in-sync stable release for the Apple... Read more...
We can remember a time when VIA was rarely mentioned when talking CPUs, but now the company has made a ferocious comeback that has its processors slipping into netbooks, small form factor PCs and now, Fujitsu thin clients.Starting today, Fujitsu will utilize VIA's Eden ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processor for its next generation FUTRO thin client series. Said chip will provide 500MHz of power with a low TDP of just one watt. The first FUTRO to featur ethe chip will be the S100, a completely fanless and silent thin client and virtual workplace solution.VIA's angle is that more and more companies are... Read more...
You have to wonder -- how many more new chip releases does VIA have queued up for this month? After announcing its VX855 Media System Processor and its Surfboard C855 reference design, the company famous for its low-power, low-cost processors is delivering another new one. Unlike those other examples, though, this one's aimed straight at your automobile.The IVP-7500 board is the first in a forthcoming line of dedicated x86 in-vehicle platforms for developers of car PCs and intelligent transportation devices, and while carputers aren't anything new, VIA is hoping to expand the niche by adding new... Read more...
Underneath Stockholm, deep in the bedrock exists a data center better than any high tech lair Hollywood could probably dream up. Bahnhof, one of Sweden's largest ISP's has created a bunker of high tech goodness that is surely to astound. The facility is called Pionen and once you get past the 16 inch thick entrance doors into the once nuclear bunker now converted to a data center, the spectacular sights that await are simply breathtaking. Replete with waterfalls, greenhouses, German submarine backup engines, and simulated daylight this facility has the added benefit of being able to withstand an... Read more...
This year's Nobel Prize in Physics has gone to two scientists who discovered "giant magnetoresistance." If that doesn't ring  a bell, it should. It's the method used to read and write information on high density hard disks. Albert Fert of France and Peter Grunberg of Germany share the 1.5 million dollar prize, and get to hang the neat medal up with their bowling trophies. This phenomenon is where weak changes in magnetic resistance give rise to big differences in electrical resistance. This is one of the core principles that allows for the development of sensitive reading tools for retrieving... Read more...