AMD shows off the guts of its first ARM server chip | Ars Technica

AMD shows off the guts of its first ARM server chip | Ars Technica.

AMD today gave a detailed look at its first ARM-based server processor, the Opteron A1100 “Seattle.” Seattle has eight 64-bit ARM Cortex-A57 cores arranged into four pairs, with each pair sharing 1MB of level 2 cache. The SoC also includes coprocessor that accelerates AES, elliptic curve, and RSA encryption, SHA hashing, and zlib compression and decompression.

 AMD has a reference micro-ATX board housing one Seattle processor, four DDR3 slots.

 

Oh, This Bracelet? It’s Just My Wearable Device Charger

Oh, This Bracelet? It’s Just My Wearable Device Charger.

The QBracelet is a portable charger capable of delivering juice to your iPhone or Android device. This bracelet charges the devices through a micro-USB connector. When will the wireless charging bracelet come out?

Multiple reports say Google and Motorola are planning a Nexus phablet | Ars Technica

Multiple reports say Google and Motorola are planning a Nexus phablet | Ars Technica.

Android Police claimed Google and the soon-to-be Lenovo-owned Motorola are working together on a 5.9-inch Nexus phone. Android Police pointed out the existence of a new Nexus device in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code base, code-named “Shamu.” 

The Information chimed in, saying that Motorola and Google were working on a “phablet” but did not specify the size.

Teardown.com: Amazon Brings Fire to Phone Market | EE Times

Teardown.com: Amazon Brings Fire to Phone Market | EE Times.

Qualcomm is the primary provider of many of the key integrated circuits, and both Invensense and OmniVision are noted for their role in delivering Amazon’s Dynamic Perspective display technology. 

Amazon has undoubtedly invested heavily in software features that are not included in this BOM costing estimate, most notably the software behind the Dynamic Perspective display feature. 

At the heart of the Fire Phone is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800Application and Baseband processor running at 2.2 GHz with 2 GB of LDDR3 RAM; this includes 32 GB of storage, support for LTE (as well as GSM and W-CDMA cellular modes), and WiFi 802.11a/n/ac. 

Apple’s multi-terabit, $100M CDN is live—with paid connection to Comcast | Ars Technica

Apple’s multi-terabit, $100M CDN is live—with paid connection to Comcast | Ars Technica.

Apple’s long-rumored content delivery network (CDN) has gone live in the US and Europe. Apple is still using Akamai and Level 3 CDN services for iTunes and app downloads. 

Netflix is moving all of its traffic from third-party CDNs to its own CDN, but Apple may not.

 

Samsung sees profits slip in Q2 as demand for smartphones stagnates | Ars Technica

Samsung sees profits slip in Q2 as demand for smartphones stagnates | Ars Technica.

Samsung ships more smartphones than any other country in the world. 

Q’comm Shares a Wearable Strategy | EE Times

Q’comm Shares a Wearable Strategy | EE Times.

Pebble’s Myriam Joire said that Android and Tizen aren’t going to cut it for smartwatches, and you’ll need something like a real-time OS that’s lightweight in order to handle the speeds and dedicated functions. 

How to Get a Girlfriend in Club Penguin: 14 Steps (with Pictures)

How to Get a Girlfriend in Club Penguin: 14 Steps (with Pictures).

And a little fun for this Friday:-)

Design News – CAD/CAM Corner – Made w/Code Initiative Trains Female Techies for Google’s Ranks

Design News – CAD/CAM Corner – Made w/Code Initiative Trains Female Techies for Google’s Ranks.

Google has established a new initiative — Made w/Code — that it hopes will level the playing field. For those of you who don’t know the stats on the number of females in the tech industry: it’s about 25% in the IT field and 18% of computer science grads. 

AMD Opteron 64-bit ARM-based developer kits now available | ZDNet

AMD Opteron 64-bit ARM-based developer kits now available | ZDNet.

Chipmaker AMD has announced that the AMD Opteron A1100-Series developer kit, which features AMD’s first 64-bit ARM-based processor, codenamed “Seattle,” are now available.

Complete developer kits are available for $2,999.