SAN BRUNO, Calif.—YouTube is rolling out a new coat of paint on Wednesday.
Its video page redesign, which went up as a beta test to users in late January, will be going out live to everyone by the end of the day. The cleaner look is part of a bigger plan to simplify the site based on user feedback and testing, as well as to keep people from ever leaving. (more…)
Xeon 7500 can handle 1TB memory, 256 chips
Intel sought to cement its grip on the very high end of computers with its first eight-core processor, the Xeon 7500. The two extra cores give it even more performance in highly parallel situations — up to 16 program threads at once with Hyperthreading — and the design itself is unique at Intel in the sheer amount of scaling compared to the outgoing 7400. A four-processor server can handle as much as 1TB of memory, and a single computer can include as many as 256 discrete processors.
It hasn’t even launched yet and already Apple’s iPad is catching the eye of colleges.
Pennsylvania-based Seton Hill University, which has an enrollment of about 2,100, announced on Tuesday that starting fall semester, all full-time students will receive an iPad tablet device in an effort to boost learning ability and technical know-how. (more…)
Apple Inc. plans to begin producing this year a new iPhone that could allow U.S. phone carriers other than AT&T Inc. to sell the iconic gadget, said people briefed by the company.
The new iPhone would work on a type of wireless network called CDMA, these people said. CDMA is used by Verizon Wireless, AT&T’s main competitor, as well as Sprint Nextel Corp. and a handful of cellular operators in countries including South Korea and Japan. The vast majority of carriers world-wide, including AT&T, use another technology called GSM. (more…)
Telegraph.co.UK – Inside the world of Grigory Perelman: the man who solved the world’s toughest maths problem proves to be a puzzle himself.
He has been called «the cleverest man in the world» and shook academia to its foundations when he announced he had solved a fiendish mathematical problem that had baffled the planet’s best brains for a century.
Yet Grigory Perelman, a 43-year-old Russian mathematician, has consciously spurned plaudits and wealth to subsist like a hermit. He lives in a
2-bedroomflat with his elderly mother in a dilapidated Soviet-era tower block in St. Petersburg, while neighbours complain that his own studio flat, which he seldom uses, has become a breeding ground for cockroaches. (more…)
Wired – A new sensor technology promises to make cellphone cameras good enough to use for wedding photos.
InVisage Technologies, a Menlo Park, California, company, has developed an image sensor using quantum dots instead of silicon. The company claims its technology increases sensor performance by more than four times.
«We have all heard ‘Gee, I wish the camera on my iPhone was better,’» says InVisage’s President and CEO Jess Lee. «But the heart of the problem is in the heart of the camera, which is the sensor.» (more…)
March 31, 2010, from 3pm to 4pm (these will be held on the last Wed. of each month)
Organized By: NWACC Steering Committee
Where: Adobe Connect (University of Hawaii calls their implementation Halawai – Hawaiian for communicating). Point your web browser here
Testing your connection ahead of time here
This is a conversation versus a presentation, so please come ready to share your thoughts, experiences & questions. You might wish to read the study completed by Trina here
Read more at NWACC Instructional Technology
Post by Google (Official Google Blog):
Since we announced our plans to build experimental, ultra high-speed broadband networks, the response from communities and individuals has been tremendous and creative. With just a few hours left before our submission deadline, we’ve received more than 600 community responses to our request for information (RFI), and more than 190,000 responses from individuals (we’ll post an update with the final numbers later tonight). We’ve seen cities rename themselves, great YouTube videos, public rallies and hundreds of grassroots Facebook groups come to life, all with the goal of bringing ultra high-speed broadband to their communities. (more…)
Report from AppAdvice: over 30,000 classic book titles will be available for free in Apple’s iBookstore when the iPad arrives. Also look for iBookstore pricing chart:
Computer & Information Science Department at the University of Oregon invites to open talks.
All of these talks are open to the public, and will provide some insight into various research activities here and at other institutions.
Supporting Automatic Performance Tuning
Distinguished Lecture Series: Reconstructing the World from Photos on the Internet