NVIDIA Newsroom – Releases – NVIDIA Unveils First Mobile Supercomputer for Embedded Systems

 

Nvidia releases the information that it is going to ship a new Tegra K1 processor with 192 programmable cores, an associated developemnt kit. The company wants to create an eco-system around its new platform by making it easily available to programmers and scholars alike.

NVIDIA Newsroom – Releases – NVIDIA Unveils First Mobile Supercomputer for Embedded Systems.

Faster, cheaper, smaller: The state of the system-on-a-chip in 2014 | Ars Technica

The trend for 2014 for the SoC market is described here. It tells us about how 2014 is about adding more cores and controlling the power consumption. We do not necessarily agree with the opinion of the journalist. The market grows in the mid-range while volumes stagnate on the high range segment. The journalist believes very much in Nvidia, less in Intel and a little in Qualcomm when we would bet more on Qualcomm for their integrated approach and on Mediatek. We also believe Rockchip will be a key player. So in a nutshell after the race for the higher clock, now is the time for the race for the higher number of cores. Let the game begin.

 

Faster, cheaper, smaller: The state of the system-on-a-chip in 2014 | Ars Technica.

Linux – Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia

Today is April fools day and we wanted to share something special with our followers and our audience. Uncyclopedia is helping us with a fake story in the form of a long joke about Linux, Linus, potatoes and pumpkins. Yet another conspiracy theory, crazy, humorous and funny. This is all second degree so please enjoy.

Linux – Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia.

LG’s Smart Bulb Connects With Your Smartphone

LG’s Smart Bulb Connects With Your Smartphone.

Internet of things allows to control your light bulb from your IOS or Android smartphone. We love this product and the idea of controlling the power management.

The Automotive Market is a Mirage for Traditional Chip Makers | SemiAccurate

The author share a very unique perspective about the market for SoC in the automotive industry. Despite the 100 millions in revenues claimed by Nvidia, this article claims that in the future there will be little if no use for sophisticated SoC. The point made is about the location of the intelligence in the car. He claims that the smart phone will continue to be the center of connectivity with the rest of the world and that it will contain all the CPU hungry features while the car will become a dumb terminal.

The Automotive Market is a Mirage for Traditional Chip Makers | SemiAccurate.

Have You Paid Your Linux Kernel Source License Fee? – xda-developers

Mediatek and open source: a difficult relationship. The author of this article is a very passionate open source coder. He explains here what adhering to the GPLv2 license means and how it can benefit to any hardware/semiconductors manufacturer. In his perspective open source allows good programmer to fix the code of lesser gifted ones. Yet Mediatek seems to believe that it is not the case. Do you have and opinion?

 

Have You Paid Your Linux Kernel Source License Fee? – xda-developers.

20 ‘Unexpected’ Places Where You Will Find Linux

This article is fun because it does list all kids of places where Linux is used and these are institutional places such as the Spanish government, the French parliament, the US Navy nuclear fleet. This is amazing, yet I do hope that they all use recent versions of the kernel where the security features are strong. Guess why 🙂 It would be really tough on everybody if the US Navy nuclear fleet got hacked and somebody started to play with it.

20 ‘Unexpected’ Places Where You Will Find Linux.

The story of Motorola’s smartwatch from the man who designed it | The Verge

The story behind the Motorola smartwatch 360 is talled by its designer. The watch comes out this summer. It does not look like a geek device, it looks elegant and sleek. The biggest challenge faced was the power management. These watches consume a lot and we are not used to plugging in a watch every day.  Clearly the target is not the early adopters. This is the first step of Motorola into the Android wearable space. It is fun to learn throughout this article that the project was planned before competitors even appeared.

The story of Motorola’s smartwatch from the man who designed it | The Verge.

Hardware Freedom Day – Open Hardware

 

What did you do last saturday on Open Hardware Day?

Open hardware is an initiative stemming from open source software. And one day is dedicated to its celebration: the 15th of March. Check out this link to see what it is about.

Hardware Freedom Day – Open Hardware.

Samsung’s ultrasonic case is like a guide dog in your smartphone | Ars Technica

Samsung smart cover for the visually impaired

This is just the beginning of a new trend of smart covers specialized for the impaired or simply for fun. The cover is evolving into a sophisticated accessory. With the millions units smartphone market, even a small part of it represents an attractive market size for any individual product.

Samsung’s ultrasonic case is like a guide dog in your smartphone | Ars Technica.