Alex Kibkalo, a former Microsoft employee, kicked up quite a debacle earlier this year after leaking information related to Windows 8 to an unknown French tech blogger. Kibkalo plead guilty in early April, and has now been sentenced, receiving three months in prison for the theft of trade secrets.
Ford has offered its Sync system in a number of its automobiles for several years now. The system allows control of many of the cars infotainment system functions using only the driver's voice. Ford also has a newer feature for some Sync equipped vehicles called AppLink.
I think of all the characters in science fiction; R2-D2 is one of the most loved. The little droid doesn't even speak; he simply beeps. However, R2 is still one of my favorite Star Wars characters. We've seen R2-D2 turned into all sorts of toys and other projects from robots to computer cases. This is the first time I've ever seen R2-D2 turned into a barrel for collecting rainwater.
I can’t really think of the Speakal brand without thinking of the cutely odd iPig dock for the iPhone and iPod touch that looked like a pig with touch control ears. Speakal has plenty of other strange and interesting docking devices though. The latest to come for the company is the iKurv designed to look like a spaceship. I don’t really see any space ship cues in the design, but it looks cool nonetheless.
You may remember back in the middle of October when it was announced that Grand Theft Auto 3 would be coming back for a 10th anniversary edition that'd work with both Android and iOS - now it appears that NVIDIA is getting in on the action with Rockstar, providing their next-gen Kal-El (aka Tegra 3) quad-core processor-toting Android tablet to the group so that they can optimize the game for ultimate supremacy. Word comes this week from Adam Rosenberg who this week had the opportunity to check the soon to be released game out on the unnamed Kal-El NVIDIA tablet, an iPad 2, and an iPhone 4S. With the Kal-El tablet came the biggest surprises, both in that the game was running not on the tablet itself but through its TV-out connection, and secondly that Android's ability to work with USB controllers is programmed into the game so that an Xbox 360 controller works perfectly well!
Those interested in the processing power of mobile devices running any and all operating systems should be aware of NVIDIA's Project Kal-El, a quad core CPU the group is prepping for a late 2011 released. We first learned about this project (and future projects with similar code-names) back at Mobile World Congress 2011 where we also got our first eyes-on look at the processing power it presented via a game called Great Battles: Medieval. It was here that we got our first glance at a quad core processor working on a mobile platform, and as it was said back then, multi-core processing is, and will continue to be, massively important to mobile computing. What NVIDIA provides us today is a stripped-down and simple look at why the next generation, quad core, is much better than dual core in basically every way.
At Microsoft' Build developer conference, a reference tablet was spied sporting NVIDIA's Kal-El quad-core processor while running Windows 8. The tablet has been rumored to show at the event and at one time even thought to be the giveaway. But alas, the tablet given away turned out to be from Samsung sporting an Intel chip, while the Kal-El did appear but remained out of reach and under plexiglass.
Soon after the big reveal for Windows 8 at Microsoft's BUILD conference, system on chip manufacturers NVIDIA stepped up to present their Windows 8 Developer Program, made to help those creating future applications for the Windows 8 platform. Noting that this program will include both tools and resources for "hundreds of millions of ARM and x86-based devices" that will soon be using Windows 8, NVIDIA added that all four of their processor brands will support Windows 8 in full. This includes, you guessed it, NVIDIA's upcoming quad-core Tegra processor codenamed Project Kal-El. Kal-El, for those of you that do not know, is an ARM-based system on what NVIDIA reminds us is "on a chip that will power lightweight, energy-efficient tablets and notebooks." Deliverance!
A supposed collection of "multiple" sources have confirmed that the very first NVIDIA Kal-El quad-core processor toting tablet will be a next-generation Asus device, very possibly called the Asus Eee Pad Transformer 2. The Kal-El chipset is an object of some discussion of late on when the quad-core chipset would be released, be it Q3 of 2011, Q4, or beyond. What we're to understand today is that the SoC will be at least a month out from now and that it'll be coming into play on the Asus Transformer 2.
SoC manufacturer NVIDIA announced back in February that they'd be releasing their next-level chipset somewhere inside the year 2011. This quad-core processor was and still is code named Project Kal-El and promises to take the power of their current dual-core chipset Tegra 2 and x5 the power. What's being debated today is the release date of said project on tablets and handsets, it being inside Q3 2011, that being September 30th, inside August, or some third date - all of this being through third-party sources.