HotChips is the show where chip makers come to show off their latest slices of silicon, and Knights Corner architect George Chrysos spilled the beans on Santa Clara’s Xeon Phi co-processor. The unit’s designed to bolt onto Xeon chips to help supercomputers crunch the numbers faster, by handling the “highly parallel” grunt work necessary for genetic and climate modeling, among other things. Chrysos has lofty goals for the hardware, hoping that it’ll contribute to “scientific and technical progress,” while we’re just excited to see if it can help the company reclaim its Top 500 crown from IBM.
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Marc, Seth, and Rene talk about the Retina/HiDPI web, Microsoft’s new logo, the new Facebook app, and Pixate, and interview Marco Arment of Instaper fame. This is Iterate!
- Towards A Retina Web
- Microsoft unveils new look
- Under the hood: Rebuilding Facebook for iOS
- Pixate - native mobile design styling using CSS
- Marc Edwards (@marcedwards) of Bjango
- Seth Clifford (@sethclifford) of Nickelfish
- Rene Ritchie (@reneritchie) of iMore.com
If you’re one of the best-of-the-best-of-the-best in mobile design for Android, BlackBerry, iOS, webOS, or Windows Phone, we’d love to get you on the show, or if you’ve found a drop-dead gorgeous app on any platform and really want us to talk about it, contact us and let us know.
Poking around the Vodafone booth at IFA 2012 in Berlin, some new information appeared regarding the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Note 2. A price. What we see here is the pricing for the 16GB LTE version, but the non-LTE Note 2 seems to be carrying the same price.
It’s the off contract price that’s of particular interest here. That €639.90 price tag translates to £508 or $804 in UK and U.S. pricing respectively. While not necessarily an accurate representation of what the cost may be when the Note 2 makes it to the U.S. it isn’t too far off the price we would expect for such a device in the UK.
Renders, shmenders. According to Coolxap.com what you see above is a real-world prototype of the Nokia Lumia 820 — aka Nokia Arrow. As well as some tantalizing hardware shots, we get a sneaky glimpse at that all important “About phone” page. All we can see, though, is that it’s running Windows Phone 8 (shock) and has only 335MB of RAM? Though, being a prototype, that’s likely to change. Sadly little else of note, but it’s at least good to see that while the mock-ups were close, the real thing has a little more going for it.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
- 4.7-inch IPS display
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 1GB DDR2 RAM
- 4 GB onboard memory
- 2,150 mAh battery
- 5MP rear camera
- 9.1mm thin
The big talking point on this one, though, is the Quick Translator app that uses optical character recognition for some serious translation.
Hands-on video and photos can be found after the break.
It only seems five minutes ago we had the ZTE Grand X released and already it is being superseded by another flagship device. The ZTE Grand X IN is powered by an Intel® Atom™ processor Z2460 with Intel® Hyper-Threading which should make the new handset more efficient in the power department whilst still delivering a fast and powerful experience. The majority of the specs look to be on-par with the original Grand X although the camera has had a boost and we now get an 8MP instead of the 5. The shell looks identical and from handling the Grand X I can say it is a pretty solid device for its price point.
Other features include a 4.3 inch TFT 16 million-color display, a 1650 mAh battery and HSPA+ 21Mbps. The device is planned for release in Europe during September and will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. There is no word on plans to get Jelly Bean on it so I wouldn’t hold your breath for that one however when carriers announce pricing for the ZTE Grand X IN I expect them to be very competitive. The Grand X that launched here in the UK just last month is sitting just short of the £200 mark on pay as you go so fingers crossed the final figure for the IN will be in that ball park.
Catch the press release and full specs below: