Items tagged with Puma

Film director Robert Zemeckis and Nike introduced the world to the idea of self-lacing sneakers in the second Back to the Future movie, and now three decades later, shoe makers are making a spirited push to sell consumers on the real thing. Puma is the latest to pounce on the concept with a line of Fitness Intelligence (Fi) footwear. "We have created a product that speaks to the future of sport which is life in motion. It’s fast and changing all the time," said Charles Johnson, Puma’s Global Director of Innovation. More than just a new shoe, Puma is pushing a technology platform that is designed to give wearers a "performance fit." As currently implemented in beta form, there is a... Read more...
The year was 1986. Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history, The Oprah Winfrey Show debuted on television, and Puma released a super nerdy computer running shoe to help users track their running distance. The running shoes were short-lived, but have found a new home in the era of Stranger Things and Ghostbusters remakes. Puma will re-release an updated version of the RS-Computer shoe for a limited time. In 1986 the RS-Computer shoe had a computer chip built into the heel of the shoe. It recorded a user’s running time, distances, and calories burned. This information could then be shared with a Apple IIe or Commodore 64 via a 16-pin connector. Users were able to insert... Read more...
Think you're fast enough to beat Usain Bolt on the track? It's one thing to haul out a stopwatch, but it's another to race his time against a real-life ghost. That ghost in this case is Puma's "BeatBot", a shoebox-sized robot that helps runners continually improve by allowing them to race against a competitor as much as they please. At this point, the world is chock-full of wearables, whether they be smartwatches, eye glasses, or even clothing. That makes BeatBot a little refreshing; it doesn't require a wearable at all. Instead, all the user needs to manipulate the BeatBot is a smartphone, which they will use to input the time they'd like to beat. Users can either use BeatBot to best their own... Read more...
Ever since AMD announced it would build an ARM processor, there've been questions about how the company would balance its x86 and ARM obligations and product lines. Today, the company gave a major update to how it sees the future of these products. This year, AMD will debut its first Cortex-A57 based server (codenamed Seattle). In 2015, AMD will launch a 20nm SoC family around the new Puma+ core and a second-gen Cortex-A57 chip -- and those two CPUs will be drop-in compatible with each other (codenamed Project Skybridge). In 2016, AMD will follow up with its own custom ARM architecture implementation. One of the major changes coming next year is that both the ARM and x86 chips will apparently... Read more...
AMD Announces Growing Support for its Next-Generation Notebook Platform with Eight New HP Notebooks — Commercial and consumer notebook PCs from HP deliver the ultimate HD visual performance on the go — BERLIN, Germany -- June 12, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced growing OEM support for its next-generation notebook platform with the HP introduction of four consumer and four commercial AMD Business Class technology-based notebook PCs. These HP notebooks feature new AMD Turion™ X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processors with ATI Radeon™ HD 3000 Series Graphics for superior 3D performance and HD1 image quality with leading-edge wireless solutions based on draft 802.11n. “The next-generation... Read more...
AMD has been quiet on the mobile front for quite some time now, but it seems that this could very well be the calm before the storm.  Rumors have it that AMD and partners are planning on showing off  Puma-based notebooks at Computex, which is barely a month away. So what makes Puma special and how will it compare to Intel’s latest Centrino technology? “According to [AMD’s John] Taylor, notebook manufacturers are recognising Puma’s key advantages over competing notebook platforms (read: Intel Centrino), particularly in the area of graphics.AMD has devised a system called “hybrid graphics” where an integrated GPU does the low-powered 2D and 3D work (for example, Vista’s GPU-accelerated... Read more...
We've been hearing about AMD's “Puma” platform for over a year now, and wondering exactly what it is.  Well the waiting is finally over as AMD has finally detailed exactly what the stealthy cat is:“In order to be branded as part of the Puma platform, notebooks must come with a Griffin CPU, RS780M chipset and WiFi adapter -- a discrete graphics card is optional.”We don't have full details on the Griffin CPU at this time, but we do hear that it will feature 1MB L2 cache per core and lacks L3 cache.  This makes us wonder if it is a relative of the Phenom, or the venerable Athlon 64, or possibly a new architecture derived from both.The 780M should provide entry-level DX10 support, and this... Read more...
AMD recently disclosed a few details regarding their upcoming mobile platform technologies, codenamed "Griffin" and "Puma".  We've been given some preliminary information regarding these plans and thought we'd share a few of the more salient details with you here.  The "Griffin" codename pertains to an upcoming mobile processor that incorporates a number of features designed specifically for the mobile segment, with the intention of increasing performance and battery life.  And "Puma" is the name given to the new platform as a whole. According to AMD, Griffin will be manufactured at 65nm and it will feature a new mobile optimized, on-die Northbridge with a power optimized DDR2... Read more...