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+ - Intel's Haswell Represents Major Advancement with Integrated Voltage Regulator->

Submitted by MojoKid
MojoKid (1002251) writes "For the past decade, AMD and Intel have been racing each other to incorporate more components into the CPU die. Memory controllers, integrated GPUs, northbridges, and southbridges have all moved closer to a single package, known as SoCs (system-on-a-chip). Now, with Haswell, Intel is set to integrate another important piece of circuitry. When it launches next month, Haswell will be the first x86 CPU to include an on-die voltage regulator module, or VRM. Haswell incorporates a refined VRM on-die that allows for multiple voltage rails and controls voltage for the CPU, on-die GPU, system I/O, integrated memory controller, as well as several other functions. Intel refers to this as a FIVR (Fully Integrated Voltage Regulator), and it apparently eliminates voltage ripple and is significantly more efficient than your traditional motherboard VRM. Added bonus? It's 1/50th the size."
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+ - Sun Microsystems' stars: Where are they now?->

Submitted by alphadogg
alphadogg (971356) writes "Sun was founded Andy Bechtolsheim, Vinod Khosla, Scott McNealy and Bill Joy in 1982. The company went public in 1986 and was raking in $1 billion in annual sales by 1988. One of the brightest lights in Silicon Valley for more than two decades, Sun’s bread and butter was high-performance workstations and servers running Sun’s SPARC chips and Sun’s Solaris operating system. The company was also a staunch open source supporter. The recession that began in late 2007 pummeled the financial industry, which accounted for about a third of Sun revenues. The company never recovered and was sold to Oracle in 2009 for $7.4 billion. While Sun is gone, memories linger for former employees. Sun exec Mike Dillon says, "Although it has been three years since the sale to Oracle, not a week goes by that I don’t speak to some former employee or Sun partner. Most of the people have significant jobs and careers, but when describing those other jobs, they always stare wistfully away and say something along the lines of: 'but, it’s not like Sun.'”"
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Comment: twitter account also no legit (Score 1) 295

by new_confused_mind (#34601700) Attached to: Spamhaus Under DDoS Over Wikileaks.info
The supposedly offcial twitter account at http://twitter.com/wikileaks seems to be a scam by the same folks. The wikileaks.org link there redirects to the .info domain, which is clearly a shoddy website (different layout, bunch of shoddy "mirrors" with the same IP address, etc).

Be warned.
Input Devices

BlindType — the Amazing Keyboard of the Future 125

Posted by kdawson
from the do-what-i-mean dept.
kkleiner writes "BlindType has created a new touchscreen keyboard program of the same name that changes size, orientation, and position to match your wandering fingers as they type. BlindType also features some of the most impressive typing correction software I've ever seen. The result is a practical touchscreen interface that knows what you meant to type, even if you make mistakes. Lots of them. In fact, you can type without looking at the screen at all."
Technology (Apple)

iPhone SDK and Free Software Don't Match 304

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the hey-now-wait-a-minute dept.
kookjr writes "Are you planning to develop software for the iPhone? If you want to develop Free Software, Linux.com (Shares corp overlord w/ Slashdot) has a good review of the conflicts between Apple's Registered iPhone Developer Agreement and licenses like the GPL. This is important for people who may not read all the agreements they click Agree to."

Factorials were someone's attempt to make math LOOK exciting.