Intel Corporation reported full-year revenue of $43.6 billion, operating income of $15.9 billion, net income of $11.7 billion, and EPS of $2.05 – all records. The company generated approximately $16.7 billion in cash from operations, paid cash dividends of $3.5 billion, and used $1.5 billion to repurchase 70 million shares of common stock.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Google is paving the way to the future of Internet connectivity by enabling the IPv6 protocol in their services for 24hours in an effort to root out problems that might occur. The IPv6 Day date is 8 June 2011 and along with major web companies such as Facebook and Yahoo!, they will enable IPv6 for a 24hour test run on their main websites.
What is all the fuss about? Well a little story about the old brother of IPv6, the IPv4 internet protocol. Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) is the fourth revision in the development of the Internet Protocol (IP) and it is the first version of the protocol to be widely deployed. IPv4 uses 32-bit addresses, which limits the address space to 4,294,967,296 (232) possible unique addresses. However, some are reserved for special purposes such as private networks (~18 million addresses) or multicast addresses (~270 million addresses). This reduces the number of addresses that can potentially be allocated for routing on the public Internet. As addresses are being incrementally delegated to end users, an IPv4 address shortage has been developing. This limitation has stimulated the development of IPv6, which is currently in the early stages of deployment, and is the only long-term solution.
IPv6 uses a 128-bit address. The new address space supports 2128 (about 3.4×1038
) addresses. That's about 3.400.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000 addresses. This expansion provides considerable flexibility in allocating addresses and routing traffic.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Finally, the day has come for the release of the latest work of Peter Joseph, Zeitgeist: Moving Forward. The movie will be released simultaneously in 60+ countries and 20+ languages starting January 15th 2011. Don't miss it!
Advanced Micro Devices on Monday said that Dirk Meyer has resigned from the post of CEO, and that the company is beginning to search for a new chief executive.
Meyer resigned in a mutual agreement with the board of directors, and the company has appointed Thomas Seifert, the company's chief financial officer, as the interim CEO.
The company is now initiating the search for a new CEO.
"Today's tough but necessary changes were taken in order to provide the company with a clear path for sustained growth and profitability," CEO Mike Jones said in a written statement. "These changes were purely driven by issues related to our legacy business, and in no way reflect the performance of the new product."
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Apple® announced that over one million apps have been downloaded from the Mac® App Store℠ in the first day. With more than 1,000 free and paid apps, the Mac App Store brings the revolutionary App Store experience to the Mac, so you can find great new apps, buy them using your iTunes® account, download and install them in just one step.
“We’re amazed at the incredible response the Mac App Store is getting,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Developers have done a great job bringing apps to the store and users are loving how easy and fun the Mac App Store is.”
The Mac App Store offers apps in Education, Games, Graphics & Design, Lifestyle, Productivity, Utilities and other categories. Users can browse new and noteworthy apps, find out what’s hot, see staff favorites, search categories and look up top charts for paid and free apps, as well as user ratings and reviews. The Mac App Store is available for Snow Leopard® users through Software Update as part of Mac OS® X v10.6.6.
Mac developers set the price for their apps, keep 70 percent of the sales revenue, are not charged for free apps and do not have to pay hosting, marketing or credit card fees. To find out more about developing for the Mac App Store visit developer.apple.com/programs/mac.
Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.
NVIDIA announced today that it has signed a new six-year cross-licensing agreement with Intel.
For the future use of NVIDIA's technology, Intel will pay NVIDIA an aggregate of $1.5 billion in licensing fees payable in five annual installments, beginning Jan. 18, 2011.
NVIDIA and Intel have also agreed to drop all outstanding legal disputes between them.
"This agreement signals a new era for NVIDIA," said Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA's president and chief executive officer. "Our cross license with Intel reflects the substantial value of our visual and parallel computing technologies. It also underscores the importance of our inventions to the future of personal computing, as well as the expanding markets for mobile and cloud computing."
Under the new agreement, Intel will have continued access to NVIDIA's full range of patents. In return, NVIDIA will receive an aggregate of $1.5 billion in licensing fees, to be paid in annual installments, and retain use of Intel's patents, consistent with its existing six-year agreement with Intel. This excludes Intel's proprietary processors, flash memory and certain chipsets for the Intel platform.
The existing agreement is to expire March 31, 2011.
Pursuant to U.S. GAAP, a portion of the proceeds will be accounted for and attributed to the settlement of prior legal claims. This amount, which NVIDIA anticipates to be less than $100 million, will be included in the company's fourth-quarter results.
The balance of the licensing fees will be accounted for on a straight-line basis over the six-year term of the agreement. Accordingly it is anticipated that this would amount annually to approximately $233 million of operating income and an increase in net income of $0.29 per diluted share, on a full year basis.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
SpeedCrunch is a very simple yet powerful calculator. It has some nice features implemented like calc-as-you-type and many others. Visit the official website for a free download. Did I mention that it was free? Yes it is free...
NVIDIA announced that it plans to build high- performance ARM® based CPU cores, designed to support future products ranging from personal computers and servers to workstations and supercomputers.
Known under the internal codename “Project Denver,” this initiative features an NVIDIA® CPU running the ARM instruction set, which will be fully integrated on the same chip as the NVIDIA GPU.
This new processor stems from a strategic partnership, also announced today, in which NVIDIA has obtained rights to develop its own high performance CPU cores based on ARM’s future processor architecture. In addition, NVIDIA licensed ARM’s current Cortex™-A15 processor for its future-generation Tegra® mobile processors.
“ARM is the fastest-growing CPU architecture in history,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and chief executive officer of NVIDIA. “This marks the beginning of the Internet Everywhere era, where every device provides instant access to the Internet, using advanced CPU cores and rich operating systems.
“ARM’s pervasiveness and open business model make it the perfect architecture for this new era. With Project Denver, we are designing a high-performing ARM CPU core in combination with our massively parallel GPU cores to create a new class of processor,” he said.
Warren East, ARM chief executive officer said, “NVIDIA is a key partner for ARM and this announcement shows the potential that partnership enables. With this architecture license, NVIDIA will be at the forefront of next generation SoC design, enabling the Internet Everywhere era to become a reality.”
Samsung Creates a New Category of Mobile PC with the Samsung Sliding PC 7 Series
Combining the Benefits of a Laptop and Tablet PC, the PC 7 Series is Ideal for Creating and Consuming Content.
Magic Word: Creating Content! Because in reality it is impossible to create even a spreadsheet on those tablets. The combination of pleasure and work will make this product a best seller.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, announced today that it completed development of the industry's first DDR4 DRAMmodule last month, using 30 nanometer (nm) class* process technology.
"Samsung has been actively supporting the IT industry with our green memory initiative bycoming up with eco-friendly, innovative memory products providing higher performance and power efficiency every year," said Dong Soo Jun, president, memory division, Samsung Electronics. "The new DDR4 DRAM will build even greater confidence in our cutting-edgegreenmemory, particularly when we introduce four-gigabit (Gb) DDR4-based products using next generation process technology for mainstream application."
NVIDIA announced today the arrival of the next wave of super phones, powered by NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2, the world’s first mobile super chip.
These new super phones go beyond today’s smartphones, delivering unprecedented multimedia experiences that take fuller advantage of faster network download speeds and higher bandwidth.
Smartphones start with four-inch-plus screens, single-core 1 GHz mobile processors, five-plus megapixels cameras, and multiple microphones – which enable a decent video and gaming experience. The new super phones use powerful multi-core CPU processors, lightning-fast GPUs and ultralow power requirements – which create magical video and gaming experiences.
NVIDIA announced at CES 2011 the GeForce® 500M series of notebook graphics processing units (GPUs), designed to power laptops featuring next-generation Intel Core CPUs (Sandy Bridge).
GeForce 500M GPUs are expected to power some of the industry's best notebooks in 2011. The GPUs feature category-leading performance in media-rich HD, 3D, Web, and Gaming applications, as well as enhanced battery life, courtesy of NVIDIA Optimus™ technology. NVIDIA Optimus technology enables extra long battery life by switching on and off the GPU so that it runs only when needed.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Mozilla’s Firefox just pipped Microsoft’s Internet Explorer to the European post in December, with the open source browser grabbing slightly more market share in Europe than Redmond’s own surfing tool.
According to StatCounter, which monitors browser usage, Firefox scored 38.11 per cent, while Internet Explorer pulled in 37.52 per cent.
In effect, all versions of Firefox and Internet Explorer were neck-and-neck in the final month of 2010, courtesy of Google’s increasingly popular Chrome.
"This is the first time that IE has been dethroned from the number one spot in a major territory," said StatCounter boss Aodhan Cullen.
"This appears to be happening because Google's Chrome is stealing share from Internet Explorer while Firefox is mainly maintaining its existing share," he explained.
Indeed, Chrome’s European market share has seen impressive growth in the past year, from 5.06 per cent in December 2009 to 14.58 per cent last month.
"We are probably seeing the impact of the agreement between European Commission competition authorities and Microsoft, to offer EU users a choice and menu of browsers from March last," commented Cullen.
Of course, Google’s recent splashy Chrome advertising campaign won’t have hurt the Mountain View Chocolate Factory's effort to get more people to use its browser either.But over in North America, Internet Explorer still reigns supreme with a 48.92 per cent share of the browser market recorded last month. Firefox followed it on 26.7 per cent and Chrome grabbed 12.82 per cent. Apple’s Safari, meanwhile, carved into 10.16 per cent of that market.
Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU) today unveiled a new portfolio of the industry's most advanced RealSSDTM solid-state drives (SSDs) for the fast growing flash-based notebook market. A new breed of notebooks are entering the market that have lightweight construction, snappier system responsiveness and a longer lasting battery—all made possible because of the innovations in flash-based storage products.
"SSDs are bringing excitement back into personal computing," said Dean Klein, vice president of memory system development at Micron. "Micron is accelerating this enthusiasm with our new RealSSD portfolio, providing even greater performance and higher capacities than our previous generation SSDs."
On the occasion of the International CES in Las Vegas, Packard Bell, one of the leading technology brands in Europe, announces a 2011 rich in new launches and stylish products, further reflecting the brand positioning in the trendy and lifestyle segment.
“Packard Bell has made several steps towards its distinct value proposition, synonymous with “In Style and Trendy, Well Designed and Easy-to-use products.” says Gianpiero Morbello, Acer Group Vice President of Marketing & Brand. “Our 2011 line-up will consistently confirm these values, addressing style-conscious users who want a unique and distinctive product sporting quality while easily enabling their digital lives.” Among the earliest announcements foreseen by Packard Bell in the first weeks of 2011: the brand new notebooks Packard Bell EasyNote S series, the refresh of the successful desktop Packard Bell ixtreme, a new colour scheme and a new stunning asymmetric model for the Packard Bell Maestro series, and new PB Go storage devices.
3DVisionLive.com is an online community where NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ technology users can enjoy and share a broad range of 3D content on their PCs. It allows them to stream 3D movie trailers, music videos, sport clips, and video shorts, as well as post and view high-quality, high-resolution 3D photos.
Consumers and photo enthusiasts alike can use 3DVisionLive.com to create their own custom 3D photo galleries on the Web, where they can upload and share high-resolution 3D images with family and friends, or with the 3DVisionLive.com community. In addition, they will be able to view and rate thousands of photos taken by professional photographers, photo enthusiasts and other 3DVisionLive.com users. The site features an intuitive user interface, and high-performance photo and video management engines powered by Phereo and Fordela.
AMD introduced its next generation mobile graphics technology, the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000M series, delivering AMD’s highest performing notebook graphics for those who want to experience games, entertainment, and productivity on the go. Harnessing AMD’s second-generation of Microsoft DirectX® 11-capable mobile graphics architecture, the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000M series provides users with:
- Models offering up to 1.3 teraFLOPS of compute power for an unrivaled gaming experience on up to six displays using AMD Eyefinity technology.
- AMD HD3D technology for the ultimate in stereo 3D entertainment.
- AMD EyeSpeed technology for improved video and application performance.
Monday, January 3, 2011
After watching the show I got convinced about this theory more than what the mainstream archaeologist say about their findings. Just keep an open mind when you watch the show.
Here is a direct link for the show on History.com
The railed hand guard has some serious space on both sides and on the lower side of the barrel to add tons of gear like vertical-grip, flashlights or lasers. Other metal parts on this AEG are the gearbox, upper & lower receivers, barrel assembly, trigger, rail system, foresight (rear sight is plastic), sling mounts and flash hider.
With it came along in the box, a plastic (low quality) front grip. One banana high-cap mag with a capacity of 200BBs and the battery and charger. The battery is 8.4V 1200mAh.
The only downside I found with this AEG is the HopUp (adjustable) that will reset itself after about 10-15 shot when firing in Full Auto and the iron sights are wobbly. When I took it out of the box I had to tighten all the screws and the flash hider fell off in the field on the first game... but this doesn't affect the AEG in any way. I was amazed with the details crafted in this AEG, I've showed it to a friend who's a Boarder Police officer where I live and he was shocked at first glance and even after he took it on his hands he still thought it was real. Until I told him that it's an AEG. He said "We use exactly the same weapon on duty..." and he couldn't tell the difference. Amazing for a sub 200$ AEG. Nice work Cyma!
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The three-point sling was added after by me, it wasn't included. And there is a top-rail mounted for scopes that was added also by me. I'm in the search for a good Holosight. If anyone has something in mind please leave a comment. One other addition I want to make is a tight bore barrel hope to get more accuracy or even more FPS out of it with out messing with other parts of the AEG. Something I noticed lately is in cold weather it starts firing very slow until it "warms up" a bit. I don't know if this is good or bad or something common since it's my first winter with this sport.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
This video is the part where you have to fight the boss of Book 2 Chapter 12... At first sight I thought "Yeah right, this isn't for a solo LoreMaster..." but appearances can be deceiving.