January 20, 2010

NVIDIA Reveals More Information About Next Gen GF100 GPU

NVIDIA introduced their next generation GPU architecture based on Fermi in September 2009. The company has now revealed more information about the GF100 (Graphics Fermi 100) chip based on the new architecture. The GF100 chip architecture is very different from previous GPUs from NVIDIA.
The new chip is divided into four main graphics processing clusters (GPC) with each cluster featuring 16 streaming multiprocessors (SM) and each SM having its own geometry setup and processing unit called Polymorph Engine.
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January 19, 2010

Apple to Use Lala for Cloud Based iTunes Service

Since Apple bought the online music service Lala last year, many experts have speculated that Apple will use Lala to start an iTunes subscription service. There are many subscription services like Zune, Napster and Rhapsody that have largely been flop. So there is less likelihood that Apple will join the losing race. However, Michael Robertson, former CEO of MP3.com says that Apple will use Lala’s technology to store a personal music library online. He wrote on Tech Crunch:
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iPhone OS 4.0 to Feature Multitasking, Updated UI; and Apple Tablet will be Called iPad?

It is rumored that Apple’s upcoming media event on January 27 will be used by Apple to showcase new iPhone OS 4.0 along with the highly anticipated tablet. BGR is reporting that they have received some exclusive iPhone OS 4.0 details from one of their trusty Apple source. According to the source, iPhone OS 4.0 will have following features:
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January 18, 2010

FOXNews: Apple Tablet, iPhone 4 Launch Confirmed for January 27

Apple announced today that they would have a media event on January 27th at 10:00AM PST. It is rumored Apple will introduce their new tablet at the event. However, FOXNews says, Tablet won’t be the only latest creation from Apple that will be showcased at the event. Along with the new tablet Apple will also introduce iPhone OS 4 and iLife 2010.
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Apple Media Event for January 27th Now Official

Apple has issued invitations to various media outlets for a media event scheduled for 10:00 AM Pacific time on January 27th at the Yerba Buena Center for Arts in San Francisco. The invitation has an Apple logo with splatter paint around it. The tagline on the invitation is “Come see our latest creation.”
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Apple Planning to Launch 22-inch Touchscreen iMac This Year

Chinese language news site Commercial Times is reporting that Apple is planning to launch a 22-inch touch enabled all-in-one PC in 2010, in addition to the current non-touch 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac models. According to the news website, Quanta will produce the new touchscreen iMac for Apple and Sintek Photronic will supply the touchscreen panels for the 22-inch model.
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