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Intel better make ARMs
Because Samsung, Texas, Qualcomm etc will make ARM FinGate FETs... At the moment there is no value in putting FinGate FET in ARM Soc as it adds to cost.
The other aspect of x86 vs ARM SoC apart from Power and SoC Integration is much lower ARM prices.
LCD 3D glasses hacked and hooked up to Stress sensor (heart rate, sweat, Adrenalin)?
One of the most feasible things on the list, about 100%. Not 10%
Some of the 80% + items listed are not likely more than 1% likely.
Intel Mobile Strategy?
They lost that one by
1) Not developing the i960 into a Mobile part
2) Flogging off their ARM stuff
3) Sticking to recipe of ONLY aiming for more transistors, clock, benchmark on CPU
4) Belatedly looking at SoC. ARM success is partly that you get a whole system (many different ones) that simply happen to have an ARM as only one part.
x86 is a deadend architecture that is holding back Computing. Has done for 30 years.
They sold most of it to Marvell. But I think kept a communications processor.
It was later versions of StrongARM, the PXA series mostly they sold. Marvell is doing well with ARM stuff. Even some PC Mobo Ethernet/SATA combo chips are actually Marvell ARM.
1) Too expensive. A USB DTT stick is from £10
2) Since is connects only with WiFi, why only for iOS?
3) Most locations need external aerial. The Telescopic aerial should either be on a connector, or there should be a separate connector.
4) Streaming video on WiFi is very demanding. A direct dongle on the iThing and option for an external aerial would work FAR better, give far better battery life and cost a fraction.
It's basically a $6 DTT chip and a portable WiFi point. It's a nearly pointless shiny toy.
Though Elgato do make the only decent Apple Mac OSX TV tuners. But then for Windows or Linux you can use many more (almost any on Linux).
Chinese suing Chinese?
Bit like a Scorpion trying to sting it's self. Maybe they are trying to prove how "free market" and "not run by the the Government" they are.
Iv'e used OSX on real Mac, though I'd not buy either.
I'm still mystified as to why people
1) Buy a real Mac and install Linux as many "serious" Computer people do. Seems like paying a HW premium for a more limited platform that may or may not look prettier.
2) Install OSX on a non-Apple box rather than Ubuntu, Fedora etc which is more open, runs more applications. Seems like paying a SW premium for a more limited platform that may or may not look prettier.
Can someone enlighten me?
<<For about 3 billion processors per year ARM collects 0.1 billion GBP , that is 3 p each.>>
But some of the entire System on Chips are only $2 or less. Even the High end SoC is almost as much I/O as micro ITX, with the ARM just as one small section of chip. These can be only $10 to $20.
Don't compare with Overpriced Intel Desktop chips.
<<Where is War of the Worlds???
or Blade Runner???>>
Because this is a list of Films that have never been made.
"War of the Worlds" made about x5 if you count DVD of Jeff Wayne's (which is better to watch than most of the "straight" flims), not counting the at least two sequels!
Blade Runner is the FILM title. The book is "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"
Sony PSP works with WPA. The Nintendo DS only works with WEP.
Unless it's very old Firmware PSP?
<<The electrolytic capacitors need a voltage to maintain the Al2O3 layer that acts as the dielectric between the aluminum and the conducting paste that are the two plates. You can reform the layer by gradually increasing the DC voltage applied on startup. This is a standard technique when examining old antiques.>>
Yes, that's why they haven't made capacitors like the one in Vintage Radios since 1930s..
Modern capacitors only need that treatment if faulty anyway.
Seems to be batches of Capacitors out there made with dodgy ingredients.
I'm sure this has prior art.
We need patents and Copyright. But not the kind we have today. Just don't put Google in charge of reforming them.
Servers are all fine, There are already some ARM based server products.
But imagine no need to sync
The "phone" docks onto a keyboard screen (wirelessly from your pocket using BT for keyboard and Wireless HDMI, or into a charging dock).
It then can do everything a real laptop can do. The ultimate portable workstation. Without Cloud Computing (which is mainframe/big corporation control instead of your own computer).
Needs 30Gbyte to 300Gbyte storage though. Oddly a Toshiba 1.8" HDD uses less power than an SSD. Samsung make a 120Gbyte 1.8" HDD at least. Toshiba have a 250Gbyte model. These are not much bigger than a battery. Would fit a 4" WS (maybe wider than 16:9 to make it slimmer for pocket and more page width?)
The miscreant is now cap-less, clean shaven, and wearing perhaps a black polo neck.
IF you think Covenent and The Land is bad
Don't ever start reading the Wheel of Time.
ARM and Transputer in 1980s was innovation. Since then we just have cost reduction and performance enhancement.
Flash is the main innovation since then.
It's called an ARM SoC
Samsung SC6400 had stacked RAM, Flash, ARM SoC in one BGA module over 3 years ago.
Transputer was the original idea. Make each computing element have it's own local RAM (with no controller or bus interface needed and 4 x high Speed communication links.
The Transputer died because of Thorn, Thatcher and being British.
I'm sure Ivor Catt wrote about this idea before 1980!
64 bit ARM
64 bits only needed for multiple VM. Cheaper & better performance to have multiple ARM each with own RAM like Transputer.
32bit Intel CPU can do 16 GByte RAM efficiently via extension scheme supported as long ago as NT 4.0 Enterprise.
64 bit CPU will be less power efficient for normal applications that 32 bit at same speed and geometry.
If intel wants to compete with ARM they need a Single Chip 32 bit Atom that connects direct to RAM, Flash, Radio chip (WiFi/Bluetooth/FM radio etc), ethernet, LCD/Touch screen, camera chip, USB and SD card connector directly.
For 3 years Samsung has had ARM sandwich Soc with all I/O built in and RAM + Flash as two sandwich chips in same BGA module. The Atom is too hot for that.
Stallman is a fanatic!
"Therefore, we should not include C# implementations in the default installation of GNU/Linux distributions or in their principal ways of installing GNOME, and we should distribute and recommend non-C# applications rather than comparable C# applications whenever possible."
Why is C# more evil than Java?
"Go with Qt and use a single codebase to target Android, Symbian, MeeGo and even WebOS which comes with Qt on board as standard. There's even Qt for iOS."
A nice idea if Nokia hadn't driven away all the Trolltech gurus and now be attempting to kill QT.
What does Ofcom actually do?
Same as Comreg. Get as much money for Government, avoid annoying incumbents, Mobile Operators, Fixed Line Operators and ISPs (people that finance Comreg).
Certainly nothing related to Infrastructure Strategy or Consumer. The theory is that the more you charge for Spectrum the more the Market will take care of Consumer.
The article didn't mention "trick cyclists"
many PCs are connected to cable modems or 3G modems that have no router or firewall. Presumably the ISP though would need to be providing you with IP6 though.
So it's hard to see that many people would be vulnerable as almost no 3G connections provide IP6
It's hard to see how this can work easily.
Vixen or PC?
I always wondered if it was announcement of Vixen or lack of x86 / MS-DOS compatibility that killed Osborne Computer.
We had an ACT Sirius 1. It did run MSDOS or CP/M86 and was far in advance of IBM PC in late 1981 or early 1982. But though very successful for a year it succumbed to the inferior IBM PC and PC Clones by 1993. For a short while the ACT successor to Victor/Sirius, the Apricot (3.5" floppies) held on in 1984 or 1985.
Vixen would not have saved Osborne Company.
(Mine's the one with the mains lead in the pocket)
Even on XP (2001) you can make the Task Bar very like an OS X or Win7 dock and put it on any edge on any of the connected screens.
Unity is maybe designed for small touch screens. Are they falling into the same trap as MS with "Windows" in reverse? One major damaging feature of Win CE (the actually not bad OS underlying Windows Mobile and Phone) was MS insistence it should be like Desktop User interface. The Zune created the first decent MS GUI for small finger operated devices. Trolltech with Qtopia years before had realised this and created a phone edition that didn't have minuscule menus only workable with stylus.
I think you need 3 or 4 OS, or variations of OS
Not just "HAM"s
Also interferes with SW Broadcast, Maritime & Aeronautical HF, NFC tags, CB, Community Radio and low band VHF, cable broadband uplink.
The newer units also interfere with higher VHF Mobile, FM Radio, Airband and marine band.
The more there are the worse the background noise level.
If PSUs and CFLs allowed the same interference level they would be cheaper. The Comtrend / PLT / Homeplugs etc then of course would have to use higher power levels.
It's reasonable that these should be tested in pairs, with realistic data on realistic house wiring. It's unreasonable that they get FCC and CE by testing singly or without data.
"Allen also recalls that the night before he and Gates were scheduled to present their first commercial product – BASIC for the Altair 8080 – Gates had stayed up double-checking Allen's code to make sure there were no mistakes."
It was a port of Dartmouth BASIC.
Did Dartmouth ever get royalties?
Story repeated with CP/M -> 3rd party x86 clone purchased by MS and repackaged as MSDOS & PCDOS.
Microsoft didn't create their BASIC or their DOS. Ferengis indeed.
It shows that's it's not good ideas or orginal product that makes a success, but marketing, management and being in the right place at right time.
The MS and Apple founders not from poor families, but from much richer families than any "middle class" Englishman.
IE10 and Win8
Maybe Win7 will never overtake XP, as it will be bypassed by Win8.
The mix of IE8 + IE9 will be bypassed at same time by IE10
As to what Linux, OSX or OS11, Chrome OS, Android, WebOS, QNX etc will be doing by then, or what Firefox, Opera, Safari or Chrome will be doing?
I have not yet updated to FF4. maybe next week.
I'd expect a big number of FF 3.6 users to upgrade to FF4 once they are satisfied nothing bad is happening to early adopters.
Can we have a Kittens Icon as well as Badgers as the Interweb obviously runs on Kittens.
Cameron said: "While Curiosity won't benefit from the 3D motion imaging that the zooms enable, I'm certain that this technology will play an important role in future missions. In the meantime, we're certainly going to make the most of our cameras that are working so well on Curiosity right now."
So HE paid for the cameras and owns them?
Presumably the Zoom ones eat more power, might get stuck due to hot/cold/dust or wear out. Certainly would need a lot of testing.
What does a Film Director know about the technology needed for Science?
I guess he does know it's just Stereoscopic and not actually 3D? 3D Motion? Is he expecting Alien life forms? How fast do rocks move?
The best use is Broadcast for TV, backup feeds to Broadcast sites, Cinema HD feeds, OB feeds and temporary emergency communication.
Internet in Europe by Satellite doesn't make sense. Similarly, the best use for LTE is Mobile, not a replacement for real fixed Broadband.
Mine's the one with GPON specs and maps of ducts and poles for fibre.
Android never has been really open.
All Android development is behind closed doors. The road map is secret and under Google control.
The Google practice of publishing each Android version after development makes a mockery of the normal Open Source practices.
Could someone fork and have really open development of Android? In theory yes, in practice unlikely in the extreme.
Open source fans have been conned by Google all along.
Does Intel care about it any more? What about their Mobile devices and Services Roadmaps?
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