While AMD may not have executed well recently, they have long been an innovator, and have some interesting products launching and in the planning stages. They’re bringing Crossfire technology to the notebook, even marrying integrated and discrete graphics (PowerXpress). In 2009 will have the first integrated GPU+CPU or APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).
We’re excited to be in Austin, Texas at AMD’s new campus for a day of presentations involving current and evolving technologies from both the marketing folks and engineers. A lot of time will be spent with their new Puma mobile platform. Sessions are also planned for graphic and chipsets, Accelerated Computing, Cinema 2.0, performance and measurements, and a facility tour. We’ll be bringing detailed articles and images in future days.
Ok, the cat’s out of the bag. I’m a geek. Not only am I a geek, but I’m a geek with “prominently defined antisocial tendencies” (at least that’s how it was described to me by a medical professional way back when). I’m also a self proclaimed “Social Observer” (read: “That creepy guy in the corner that never says anything but watches everyone else have fun”). These “personality traits” offer me a LOT of “alone time”, often spent inside my own head, giving me ample opportunity to formulate odd theories and observations about our human existence (or at least my personal perception thereof). Some people have called me “weird” because of this. I, of course, prefer the use of the term “eccentric” to quantify my “unique” level of sanity mainly because the term eccentric conveys the perception of one having; A) large sums of money or B) a “higher than average” level of inelegance (the former is unequivocally false while the later is open for debate) .
One of my most prominent “Observational theories” as of late has been the “Best Buy – Circuit City Conundrum”. Don’t let the auspicious title fool you, this theory has nothing to do with Best Buy or Circuit City, I simply use those two stores as the easiest proof of the existence of the model. The basic model (which I will outline further in a moment) can be applied to any “entity” that has a general match partner in the same level of service. So the following model can be applied to stores, hospitals, restaurants, or any other service or retail based establishment that you can think of as long as there is another establishment that follows the same general business plan. Ok, enough babbling (“eccentric ramblings” perhaps?) let’s get down to the model.
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We briefly mentioned back in the spring that Daylight Savings was going to be changing for 2007 under the 2005 Energy Act Policy. This past week we received confirmation: “Under the new regulations, next year people will set their clocks forward three weeks earlier on March 11 and will fall back on November 4.” This is, of course, designed to conserve energy by taking advantage of the daylight. Dr. David Prerau, who was a consultant for Congress on this bill, states that by adding this extra time to DST will shave one percent – 3 billion kilowatt hours – off of the United States’ power bill. Apparently DST has been credited with more than just saving energy. It’s also been known to decrease crime rates and the number of traffic accidents and increase participation in outdoor activities.
News source: TreeHugger.com
Beaming people in “Star Trek” fashion is still in the realms of science fiction, but physicists in Denmark have teleported information from light to matter bringing quantum communication and computing closer to reality.
Until now scientists have teleported similar objects such as light or single atoms over short distances from one spot to another in a split second.
But Professor Eugene Polzik and his team at the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen University in Denmark have made a breakthrough by using both light and matter.
“It is one step further because for the first time it involves teleportation between light and matter, two different objects. One is the carrier of information and the other one is the storage medium,” Polzik explained in an interview on Wednesday.
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News source: CNN