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Multiple facets of technology are trending towards artificial intelligence these days, in applications both big and small. As that's been happening, graphics processing units (GPUs) have taken on the heavy lifting, though researchers at Rice University have cooked up a new machine learning scheme they say is more efficient when run on central processing units (CPUs). It should come as no surprise that the computer scientists from Rice University are being supported by collaborators from Intel, which has a vested interest in anything that can tap into its CPUs. There's a lot of money to be made by leveraging AI—NVIDIA, for example, reported a 41 percent increase in its fourth quarter revenue,... Read more...
You want to record yourself playing music? Easy. Plug in to a Fender SLIDE, connect the SLIDE to your PC or mobile device, and have at it. DIY home recording has come a long way; a certain number of years ago (let’s not specify how many), if you wanted to lay down tracks with your band or just have some good demos of your burgeoning singer/songwriter greatness, you needed a 4-track tape recorder--and those things weren’t cheap. These days all you need is a relatively inexpensive digital recording interface, which is usually some kind of box with a couple of instrument or mic inputs and some USB (or FireWire, if you have a slightly older one) outputs so you can connect to a computer... Read more...
What's this? A new Google application, but for Android? No? For iPhone? It's a pretty crazy thing to understand, so hang with us here. A couple of years back, Google acquired a company by the name of Slide, and before this week, there had really been no mention of how the company would be sliding into Google's grand plan. But now, it seems the company has quite a bit to do with mobile applications, and Disco looks to be the first launch from them. Disco will be launching initially as an iOS application, which is certainly ironic. A Google subsidiary launching an app for a rival platform before Android? Definitely odd. But it's possible that Slide had already invested heavily in iOS development,... Read more...
Last week's Intel Developer's Forum was packed with enough sights and sounds to keep any self-respecting Tech Geek's head turning. So, we've put together a video slide show for you, as sort of a final wrap of the event. Enjoy!... Read more...
Last week's Intel Developer's Forum was packed with enough sights and sounds to keep any self-respecting Tech Geek's head turning. So, we've put together a video slide show for you, as sort of a final wrap of the event. Enjoy!... Read more...
Customizing your rig or morphing it into a different form factor has become passe. Or so says Google Trends. We checked out a graph of searches on "case mods" over the last four years and found that lookups on the term dropped precipitously for no apparent reason.Here's the indisputable visual evidence:  Why did the interest in case modding slow down? It's hard to pinpoint, but perhaps the hobby of tinkerers and creative minds has returned to the underground. What do you think? Are case mods still hot or is the trend above an accurate indicator of interest in the topic?... Read more...
If a product is called the Slide, don't you think you really ought to test the heck out of the "slide" part?  Apparently T-Mobile didn't.T-Mobile confirmed Monday that it had temporarily suspended sales of the Sidekick Slide until it can discover why the phone is turning off when the device is opened and closed. The issue is localized to the Slide models, produced by Motorola. The Sharp-produced Sidekick LX and iD are not affected, T-Mobile said. The Slide first disappeared from the carrier's online store late on Friday.We shouldn't limit blame on testing to T-Mobile, of course, since Motorola manufactures the device.  Still, it's not a good week for T-Mobile, what with Vodafone's court... Read more...
Kyle got his hands on some slides that detail some of the features and technology going into AMD's upcoming quad-core processors.  If you were thinking AMD was just going to "glue" together two Athlon 64 X2 dies, think again. IPC improvements, a shared L3 cache, and new clock gating technologies are all planned according to the slides. "We have some official AMD slides to share with you that outline AMD's upcoming Quad-Core technology that has recently taped out. This tech will be the heart of next-gen Opteron and Athlon 64 FX processors."... Read more...
AMD head honcho, Hector Ruiz reported late last week that sales have begun to soften for the company known as "David" to Intel's "Goliath" legacy. "...The question now is whether this is part of a seasonal slide--the second quarter is traditionally weak for semiconductor companies--or the effect of a nasty price war initiated by chip king Intel after AMD began to eat into its market share. Investors, who earlier in the year flocked to AMD, no longer seem interested in sticking around to find out how the story plays out. " At this point, we think it's too early to say whether or not some of this is related to the speculation that Intel will have significantly stronger... Read more...