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    The next iteration of Microsoft's Xbox could hit retailer shelves as early as fall 2013.


    The new Xbox will be in production by the end of this year and arrive in late October or early November 2013, sources close to the project tell IGN. The new game console--often referred to as Xbox 720--will be based on Advanced Micro Devices' 6000 series graphics processor, with support for DirectX11, 1080p HD, multi-display output, and 3D.
    The new processor, which was unveiled late last year, will give the new Xbox six times the processing power of Xbox 360 and 20 percent greater performance than Nintendo's forthcoming console, the Wii U, sources said.
    In October, the game developer Web site Develop pegged the launch of the next console for 2013, something a source on the Xbox team confirmed.
    Microsoft released the Xbox 360 in late 2005, and rumors about when a new console would arrive--and what capabilities it would feature--have been rampant in recent months. Xbox fans' appetites were whetted by word last month that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had granted the software giant a patent for an "integrated gaming and media experience," in which content could be recorded on a game console.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iran-Esteghlal-Inter View Post
    The next iteration of Microsoft's Xbox could hit retailer shelves as early as fall 2013.


    The new Xbox will be in production by the end of this year and arrive in late October or early November 2013, sources close to the project tell IGN. The new game console--often referred to as Xbox 720--will be based on Advanced Micro Devices' 6000 series graphics processor, with support for DirectX11, 1080p HD, multi-display output, and 3D.
    The new processor, which was unveiled late last year, will give the new Xbox six times the processing power of Xbox 360 and 20 percent greater performance than Nintendo's forthcoming console, the Wii U, sources said.
    In October, the game developer Web site Develop pegged the launch of the next console for 2013, something a source on the Xbox team confirmed.
    Microsoft released the Xbox 360 in late 2005, and rumors about when a new console would arrive--and what capabilities it would feature--have been rampant in recent months. Xbox fans' appetites were whetted by word last month that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had granted the software giant a patent for an "integrated gaming and media experience," in which content could be recorded on a game console.
    Just an FYI, almost all of this information is incorrect
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arian View Post
    Just an FYI, almost all of this information is incorrect
    i can confirm this as well. 100% incorrect.
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    Captain, thank you, thank you very much for all these passionate years you have given to your Real Madrid to my Real Madrid. I will not forget you because, among other reasons, I do not want to forget you. No matter where you go know that I love you , Real Madrid loves you. HALA MADRID
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    The news regarding xbox might be wrong but the source is CNET
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-57...-in-fall-2013/

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    new KDE (running Linux) Tablet

    New KDE tablet for Linux fans:
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    http://www.zenithink.com/Eproducts.php
    The tablet is not out yet

    Senior KDE developer Aaron J. Seigo has announced the forthcoming release of a 7-inch tablet that will use Plasma Active as its default user interface – developed for tablets, media centres, smartphones and similar devices, this UI is based on many of the same components that are also used for KDE Plasma Workspaces.

    Seigo says that the tablet will include a 1 GHz AMLogic ARM processor with Mali 400 GPU, coupled with 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of storage; an SD card slot will allow users to add further storage to the device that also offers Wi-Fi connectivity and a capacitive multi-touch screen. According to the developer, a "content store" will offer additional apps, as well as free content such as books from Project Gutenberg. The plan is to release the tablet "unlocked", so that there will be no obstacles for users who wish to install other operating systems.

    Seigo said that the tablet, called "Spark", will cost "a mere €200", and added that he will soon share more about where to order and when the tablet will start to ship.

    At the end of his blog post, the developer says that, in a few months, he will no longer be sponsored by the Qt Development Frameworks to work on KDE full time. However, he added that he plans to continue working in the KDE and Plasma environments: "this is an exciting doorway through which I am stepping. I can not see with perfect clarity what lies on the other side, but it looks bright."


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    Kindle Fire dwarfs other Android tablets in market share after just three months

    The Kindle Fire is crushing standard Android tablets in market share after only three months, according to data collected by Flurry Analytics. Measured in application sessions on Android from November 2011 to January 2012, the Kindle Fire went from a 3 percent market share to 36 percent, while the Samsung Galaxy Tab, a brand that has been on sale for over two years, dropped from 64 percent market share to 36 percent.

    According to Amazon, over 4 million Kindle Fires were sold in the month of December despite its lukewarm reception. These sales were enough to give the device close to a third of the Android tablet market, as the shares of the Motorola Xoom, Asus Transformer, and Acer Iconia Tab dropped to a collective 18 percent. The Kindle Fire made an even better showing in paid app downloads, representing 2.53 app downloads from a 5-app sample of top sellers for every one downloaded on a Galaxy Tab.

    Granted, flipping the numbers in the Android tablet space doesn't take an astronomical number of sales: for instance, Motorola shipped only 200,000 Xoom tablets in the fourth quarter. The Kindle Fire also likely owes much of its success to its $199 price, hundreds of dollars below the rest (the other tablets listed here have starting prices of $350 and higher). Flurry also attributes the Kindle Fire's growth to Amazon's focus on an ecosystem and content for users, an approach closer what Apple uses for the iPad, rather than focusing on hardware specs.

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    Purdue University creates 'bass' powered medical implant, knows where it hertz

    We've seen all kinds of medical implants over the years, but none that had a musical preference -- until now. Researchers at Purdue University have created a pressure sensitive microelectromechanical system (MEMS) that uses sound waves as an energy source. The proof-of-concept has a vibrating cantilever that's receptive to sound -- or music -- in the 200 - 500Hz frequency spectrum, which is towards the bottom end of the audible range. The subcutaneous implant converts the low-frequency vibrations into energy, and then stores it in a capacitor. Once the cantilever stops vibrating, it sends an electrical charge to a sensor and takes a pressure reading, the result is then transmitted out via radio waves for monitoring purposes. The immediate real world applications include diagnosing and treating incontinence, but we're already wondering if that self-powering mp3 player implant could finally become a reality?

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    Facebook files for IPO, seeks to raise $5 billion

    As expected, Facebook just filed its initial public offering paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission, marking the beginning of its process to become a publicly traded company. It'll trade under the stock symbol "FB" (although it didn't specify on what exchange) and says that it seeks to raise some $5 billion in the process. When the stock hits the open market, the company will be valued somewhere around $100 billion after you take into account the shares that existing investors already own.
    Mark Zuckerberg himself has been revealed to own an astounding 28.4 percent of the company, which — if the $100 billion valuation is correct — would put his net worth near $30 billion. The filing notes that Zuck controls "a majority" of voting stock, which means he wields an extraordinary amount of power inside the company (not to say there was ever any doubt of that). He's got a base salary of $500,000, peanuts for a man who ranks as one of the wealthiest on the planet; COO Sheryl Sandberg clocks in at $300,000. As you can imagine, those figures don't tell the full story once you factor in stock benefits: Sandberg had total compensation last year of $30 million, Zuckerberg (a surprisingly low) $1.5 million. As of January of next year, Zuckerberg's annual salary will drop to just $1, a common practice among wealthy chief executives with a lot of skin in the game.
    Now that these guys are going public, that means their earnings are public, too: the filing points to net income of $1 billion in 2011 on $3.7 billion revenue, up from $606 million in 2010. They're claiming some 845 million active monthly users, 483 million daily active users, and 100 billion friend connections — over 14 times the number of humans on the face of the planet. In the last quarter of 2011, the site averaged 250 million photo uploads per day; in December, it recorded 360 million people who logged in at least six out of seven days. Amazingly, a whopping 12 percent of Facebook's revenue presently comes from social gaming company Zynga alone, while mobile has yet to turn into a cash-making opportunity: "We currently do not show ads or directly generate any meaningful revenue from users accessing Facebook through our mobile products, but we believe that we may have potential future monetization opportunities such as the inclusion of sponsored stories in users' mobile News Feeds," the filing says.

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    Open Office (Libre Office) to be ported to android


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    Five open source hardware projects that could change the world


    http://www.h-online.com/open/feature...d-1428043.html

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    Engineers Boost Computer Processor Performance By Over 20 Percent

    Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that allows graphics processing units (GPUs) and central processing units (CPUs) on a single chip to collaborate – boosting processor performance by an average of more than 20 percent.

    “Chip manufacturers are now creating processors that have a ‘fused architecture,’ meaning that they include CPUs and GPUs on a single chip,” says Dr. Huiyang Zhou, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering who co-authored a paper on the research. “This approach decreases manufacturing costs and makes computers more energy efficient. However, the CPU cores and GPU cores still work almost exclusively on separate functions. They rarely collaborate to execute any given program, so they aren’t as efficient as they could be. That’s the issue we’re trying to resolve.”

    GPUs were initially designed to execute graphics programs, and they are capable of executing many individual functions very quickly. CPUs, or the “brains” of a computer, have less computational power – but are better able to perform more complex tasks.

    “Our approach is to allow the GPU cores to execute computational functions, and have CPU cores pre-fetch the data the GPUs will need from off-chip main memory,” Zhou says.

    “This is more efficient because it allows CPUs and GPUs to do what they are good at. GPUs are good at performing computations. CPUs are good at making decisions and flexible data retrieval.”

    In other words, CPUs and GPUs fetch data from off-chip main memory at approximately the same speed, but GPUs can execute the functions that use that data more quickly. So, if a CPU determines what data a GPU will need in advance, and fetches it from off-chip main memory, that allows the GPU to focus on executing the functions themselves – and the overall process takes less time.

    In preliminary testing, Zhou’s team found that its new approach improved fused processor performance by an average of 21.4 percent.

    This approach has not been possible in the past, Zhou adds, because CPUs and GPUs were located on separate chips.

    The paper, “CPU-Assisted GPGPU on Fused CPU-GPU Architectures,” will be presented Feb. 27 at the 18th International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture, in New Orleans. The paper was co-authored by NC State Ph.D. students Yi Yang and Ping Xiang, and by Mike Mantor of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). The research was funded by the National Science Foundation and AMD.

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    Google launches chrome for Android


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    SDG Rugged Linux (Ubuntu) Tablet


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    Playbook 2.0 released

    Blackberry Playbook 2.0 has been released
    http://us.blackberry.com/playbook-ta...12:playbook2_0

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    Now this is amazing:
    You can run Linux operating system (Ubuntu) along with android ... so you can use
    your androind phone or tablet with ubuntu and run office, programing tool and much more ...
    http://www.ubuntu.com/devices/android

 

 

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