Archive for October, 2012

TITAN sees unprecedented demand for supercomputing science projects

TITAN sees unprecedented demand for supercomputing science projects

Today the folks at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, NVIDIA, and Cray have brought on the next generation of accelerated computing with not just a re-naming of the Jaguar supercomputer, but integration with NVIDIA's solutions for GPU-powered greatness. This update turns the Titan (as it is now called) into the flagship accelerated computing system - the flagship for the whole world, that is. This is now a 200-cabinet Cray XK7 supercomputer working with 18,688 notes - AMD 16-core Opteron plus NVIDIA Tesla K20 GPUs - enough to change the way we work.

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Samsung ATIV S Windows Phone 8 hands-on

Samsung ATIV S Windows Phone 8 hands-on

Today the folks from Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8 in all its glory here live in San Fransisco. Along with many announcements and improvements we were able to grab a quick hands-on with what appears to be one of the best Windows Phone 8 phones coming soon. That being the impressive 4.8-inch Samsung ATIV S. This isn't quite a Galaxy S III caliber smartphone, but it's as close as you'll get with Windows Phone 8 so lets take a look.

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Nokia Lumia 822 hands-on

Nokia Lumia 822 hands-on

It's Windows Phone 8 day and Verizon's brand new Nokia Lumia 822 is up on display for all to see and touch. This unit works with Windows Phone 8 of course and will have 4G LTE upon launching, right here we're seeing specifications - and a aesthetics - that are rather similar to the Lumia 822 that exists in GSM form for both AT&T and T-Mobile as the Nokia Lumia 820 or slight variations therein. This device will be appearing with a lovely 4.3-inch display at WVGA 480 x 800 resolution and you've got a replaceable back cover that'll allow wireless charging if you pick the right one.

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iPad mini shipments delayed two weeks, selling for big bucks on eBay

iPad mini shipments delayed two weeks, selling for big bucks on eBay

If you were planning to buy an iPad mini and wanted it to arrive on launch day (November 2), then you were no doubt camped out in front of your computer at midnight with your credit card in hand and repeatedly tapping the F5 key. However, it seems that wasn't too necessary, since the black version of the device just now sold out. And since the iPad mini is now completely sold out of launch day shipments, the tablet is selling for huge bucks on eBay.

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HTC Windows Phone 8X Review

HTC Windows Phone 8X Review

Today is the big day for the folks at Microsoft and their brand new Windows Phone 8. What we have today is the brand new Windows Phone X8 by HTC, better known as the HTC 8X. With the combination of Windows Phone 8 supporting much better hardware, and HTC bringing their A-game the HTC 8X is a much better, faster, and more personal and improved Windows Phone experience. Read on for our full thoughts.

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Windows Phone 8 Review

Windows Phone 8 Review

Now that Microsoft is back and in the limelight, it's time to take a look at the new Windows Phone 8. A smartphone and mobile OS that by all means is excellent and continues to improve, but hasn't yet reached the levels that Redmond envisioned. With Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, Windows Phone 7.8 and more the overall look and feel hasn't changed dramatically, but this is an all new and more personal mobile OS. What we'll do below is give you a refresh on Windows Phone, and show you what to expect and what's new with Windows Phone 8.

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T-Mobile unveils holiday lineup with Galaxy Note II, Nexus 4, and Windows Phone 8 devices

T-Mobile unveils holiday lineup with Galaxy Note II, Nexus 4, and Windows Phone 8 devices

Today T-Mobile announced their holiday lineup of new devices, and it includes a plethora of different phones from different manufacturers. T-Mobile named off devices such as the Nokia Lumia 810, the HTC Windows Phone 8X, the Google Nexus 4 from LG, and the Samsung Galaxy Note II. These devices and more will be available from T-Mobile during the holiday season.

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Windows Phone 8 Rooms arrives for contacts grouping

Windows Phone 8 Rooms arrives for contacts grouping

If you're a Windows Phone 8 user, you'll be glad to know that you've got the new ability to work with a grouping of your contacts by the name of Rooms. This new Rooms feature was revealed this week at Microsoft's event for Windows Phone 8, showing off how Rooms will change the way you work with contacts. You can take a photo and send it to your family - you can also make a group that all needs the same information - and this feature works with other platforms, too, not just Windows Phone 8.

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