Infineon also sells the same chips to Samsung and Nokia. As one of the parents wrote, Apple may be their highest profile customer, but it certainly isn't their biggest.
Florian Schiessl, deputy head of Munich's LiMux project for migrating the city's public administration to Linux, has, for the first time, explained why migrating the city's computing landscape to open source software has taken longer than originally planned.
Imagine going to Walmart, and your shopping buggy automatically tells the clerk how much money you owe! Well, that might be a ways off, but it's possible.
German retail giant Metro Group have been testing RFID checkouts since 2006 in their "Future Store".
Last I heard, they were waiting for RFID tags to get cheaper, so you could put them even on low-cost food items.
Who cares about the decoder? 2.0 GHz Core 2 Duo can handle the decoding without breaking a sweat.
That's nice and well when we're talking about desktop systems. But think about MythTV media center PCs - if you could combine an Atom CPU and a passively cooled nVidia or AMD GPU, a super-silent, HDTV capable home-grown set-top box would be possible.
Of course, an OpenCL encoder would help, too, for this kind of setup - broadcast TV encoding, for example.
It's the latter: a single API + kernel language for any GPU. Because both NVIDIA and AMD are represented in the contributor list, it actually has a chance of being adopted.
According to heise.de (in German), nVidia says that OpenCL applications will run seamlessly on any gpus with a CUDA-compliant driver. Does anyone know if that applies to the proprietary Linux drivers?
If this really takes off, how long until the hardworking people from the x.264 or VLC or ffmpeg or mplayer projects can write a H.264/AVC decoder that uses the GPU?
There are three kinds of people: men, women, and unix.