Special to TG Daily – Being able to exploit the massive computation
horsepower in multicore processors is one of biggest challenges in
today’s hardware and software industry. Traditional programming
techniques become increasingly inefficient as the number of cores in
CPUs grows. Intel and Microsoft try to solve this problem with what
undoubtedly is one most fundamental and fascinating research projects
in today’s IT industry. Rajesh Karmani, a member of the research team
at the University of Illinois, gives TG Daily readers and inside look
of the challenges presented by a life time opportunity.
So let’s say you’re a diver who
just hates having watches break under pressure because you like diving
deep, I mean REAL deep. What kind of watch would you buy? The new
Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA model of course. This baby is waterproof at
12800 feet and can withstand an incredible 2.98 metric tons of pressure.
Sony, Vivendi, Universal and Warner are all expected to be part of the launch of a new channel of Myspace, allowing users to stream and download music tracks in a direct competition to other digital media stores. Myspace Music will be an all-encompassing music destination, offering unlimited streaming, MP3 downloads, ringtones, and the opportunity to buy concert tickets and other merchandise.
Scientists at the University of Rochester have taken a unique approach
to compress digital music files: Rather than cutting an existing a
digital music file in size through compression optimization, they
decided to build a completely new file based on the simulation of
humans playing music. The result is impressive - a 20-second clarinet
solo can be stored in less than a Kilobyte of space. What’s not
included in the file is the emotional factor of music.
Pricewatch - Sony, Sharp and Panasonic Blu-ray players continue to climb an upward price slope as demand has increased and competition decreased in the high definition video market, TG Daily found. Samsung's BD-P1400 and LG's combo player, however, have settled down and are moving back into more favorable price territory. For the majority of players, though, prices are higher than they have been all year and it seems as though there is really no way to stop the prices from spiraling out of control. How far will they continue to rise?
At TG Daily we strive to bring you the very
best coverage of events around the world. Sometimes that means lugging
a heavy digital camera, hi-def camcorder and a laptop around to steamy
parts of the world like Thailand, but we do it for you, our loyal
readers. For those of you who aren’t lucky enough to attend the 29th
International Motor Show here are some videos to show you what you’re
If you're going to say that your displays can show millions of colors, you better be able to back that up. That's the lesson Apple is learning after Los Angeles law firm Kabateck Brown Kellner filed a lawsuit against the company for false advertising. Part of Apple's ad campaign for its iMac computers was that they could display "millions of colors at all resolutions." According to the lawsuit, however, there are really only 262,144 colors.
Google and Virgin have joined up to settle on Mars by the year 2050, Sophos can now recognize hackers based on their webcam videos and Gmail has managed to create an e-flux capacitor to send e-mails to the past and future. April Fools!
Remember drawing images of magnetic fields in physics class? Scientists
from Hahn-Meitner-Institute (HMI) and the University of Applied
Sciences, both located in Berlin, Germany, in Berlin have developed a
much more sophisticated way to show actual magnetic fields in solid
materials by visualizing the quantum-mechanical spin state of neutrons.
We’ve just landed at Shanghai’s Pudong
International Airport and of course we just had to try the insanely
fast Mag-Lev train into town. The ride was fairly short and it was a
pain to lug our luggage through the station and onto the trains, but
the insanely fast 187 MPH ride didn’t disappoint.
If you’re going to cruise around in an armored
car, it might as well be a nice looking BMW. The German automaker was
showing off its 2008 model of the armored 550i Security series at the
Bangkok International Motor Show. While the series itself isn’t that
new, it was the first time we’ve seen the car in person. Of course we
took all the obligatory pictures.
Although Firefox 3 is still in research and development, Mozilla is already working on new features for the fourth version of its increasingly popular Web browser. Webware spoke with Mozilla vice president Chris Beard, who mentioned two specific new concepts for Firefox 4 that will evolve the online experience and add greater integration with content stored on computer hard drives.
The BMW Hydrogen 7 Mono-Fuel test vehicle has been rated by the US Department of Energy as a super-ultra low-emission vehicle (SULEV), the highest designation for low emission standards. The tests were done at the DOE's National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois. The man in charge of hydrogen vehicle testing, Thomas Wallner, said the emissions from the Hydrogen 7 vehicle were "only a fraction" of the level required for the SULEV level.
The 29th annual Bangkok International Motor
Show opened up to the press yesterday with a bang. Major car companies
like Ford, Toyota and BMW pulled out all the stops and wowed the army
of reporters, photographers and cameramen with new
environmentally-friendly concept cars and shows worthy of the best
shows in Las Vegas. We are here in Bangkok to bring you the very best
in sights and sounds from the show in this first of several articles.
A new solar energy start-up called 1366 Technologies has just received $12.4 million in venture capital to help foster and enhance a solar technology created by MIT professor Emanuel Sachs. Sachs invented string ribbon solar manufacturing, which is a new way to produce and maintain solar energy cells. It makes the alternative energy source more accessible and affordable.