On parlait dernièrement de la clé-Pc MK802, elle est de retour mais beaucoup mieux accompagnée cette fois-ci. Des petits malins se sont amusés, à l’aide de divers adaptateurs et câbles, à brancher la MK802 sur le Lapdock du Motorola Atrix.
The VIA ARM Digital Signage System looks like a small computer… and basically it is. But it’s designed to run Google Android or other embedded operating systems, and as the name suggests, VIA is positioning the little PC as a digital signage system for use in retail, education, entertainment, kiosks, or similar environments.
During a packed-house discussion with students and developers at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland, Linus Torvalds, the chief architect of the Linux kernel, talked for more than an hour about software, hardware, and all the issues faced by developers today. But there are two seconds that markedly stood out more than anything else.
For various reasons we’ll get to in a moment, AMD believes they need some kind of hardware security platform technology to continue to compete in the market in the future. Intel’s Trusted Execution Technology is not part of the x86 specification and is therefore not shared, so AMD would need to come up with their own technology. Designing and implementing such a technology is not only resource intensive but by its very nature it fragments the market, which is something AMD doesn’t necessarily have the clout to get away with all the time. So rather than design their own technology they’ve chosen to license an existing technology, and this brings us to ARM.
Products with ARM’s next-generation Mali-T604 and Mali-T658 graphics are expected to ship later this year, offering higher performance graphics for smartphones, tablets and other high-end mobile devices.
Microsoft is trying to lock out competing browsers when it comes to Windows running on ARM chips. IE is allowed there but not Firefox or Chrome or Opera or any other competitive browser. This is bad for the Web.
Intel has wanted to be a part of the smartphone market since 2005. Its Atom line of processors and systems-on-chip was developed for this market, and each iteration has got smaller and more tightly integrated. With Medfield, announced earlier this year, the company finally has the chip it needs to take on ARM head-to-head. Intel has partnered with Indian manufacturer Lava International to bring its chipset to market, and the result is a new Android phone: the Xolo X900.
According to our sources, it looks like AMD is not done with acquisitions, and their second potential acquisition might be the second most important one they did in 20 years. While it is too early to tell were our sources misleading us (thus, take this piece with a fair grain of sea salt), the story was told to us with compeling arguments.
In an age of stripped-down processors there are good reasons to consider a microcontroller equipped with DSP functions even for low power designs, writes Andreas Koller
[Shane] is building a new house and wants some, “subtle home automation” as he calls it. His first project is hooking up a small heater to the Internet, and judging from his demo video everything is going swimmingly.