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Steve Jobs says the next version of Apple's OS, nicknamed Snow Leopard, will concentrate on easing programming for parallel processors. Of course multi-core CPUs already pose challenges to use all the available processing capacity they're capable of, but in addition to that, Jobs is proposing using the OS to grab available graphics processing power for CPU functions too. Jobs said Apple is proposing a new processing standard called Open CL (Open Computing Language) that allows programmers to take advantage of graphics processors. "Basically it lets you use graphics processors to do computation," he said. "It's way beyond what Nvidia or anyone else has, and it's really simple."P.A. Semi, the small... Read more...
The Internet is proof that people will look at anything. Well, just when you think you've seen everything, including that goth grandmother's blog, the Internet goes and makes a sensation out of the most mundane thing. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Cheddarvision TV.More than 8,000 people logged on Wednesday to watch a 44-pound wheel of cheddar cheese mature on Cheddarvision.tv, the brainchild of British cheese maker Tom Calver.And Wednesday was an especially exciting day: Visitors were able to watch the cheese, nicknamed "Wedginald," undergo its nine-month grading examination, the last of three tests the cheese had to pass during its maturation process. "There aren't many events as exciting... Read more...
It seems a given that the upcoming Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will place a heavy emphasis on the next iteration of OS X, "Leopard", and of course we can expect to hear a lot about the iPhone as well.  What many people might not have been expecting is that Apple plans on hosting a lot more workshop sessions, many of which are aiming to help first time OS X developers.  Apparently the '06 WWDC saw a lot of fresh developer faces, some from open-source backgrounds but many from closed-source developers.  Who knows if any of these companies will rise to become a key player on OS X, but giving them the tools and workshops that they need to make the transition will certainly benefit... Read more...
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