The Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium has been almost too patient in developing a standard for for its eponymous technology — efforts began 17 months ago — but it at last has more than good intentions to show for its work. Its just-published HMC Specification 1.0 lets companies build platforms and RAM with 2GB, 4GB and 8GB chips incorporating the stacked, power-efficient technology, all without compatibility jitters from other supporters. The completed spec is a scorcher when living up to its full potential, too. With eight links, a memory cube can reach a peak 320GB/s (yes, that’s gigabytes) of aggregate bandwidth — more than a hair faster than the 11GB/s we often get from existing DDR3 memory.
The Consortium is teasing us with more. Although we’ll have to wait until the second half of the year before HMC 1.0 products appear in earnest, the Consortium already has a next-gen blueprint due in early 2014 that should nearly double individual data link speeds (from 15Gbps to 28Gbps). While we’d like to see the group walk the walk with real products before it talks more talk, there’s still a chance that some memory performance bottlenecks could vanish for a good, long while.
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Apple’s landmark $ 1 billion damages award over Samsung has been partially vacated by presiding judge Lucy Koh, FOSS Patents reports. The judge has orders just north of $ 450 million be struck from the $ 1 billion total, an amount which relates to 14 Samsung products involved in the case, pending a new trial to determine appropriate damages for those specific devices.
Koh said that a new trial has to be held to determine damages on those products, which include the AT&T Galaxy SII, the Galaxy Tab, Nexus 4G and others, based on the fact that the court isn’t able to make adjustments to the amounts owing based on infringement by those products for legal reasons. In the second trial, which will be decided by an entirely new jury, Apple could wind up being awarded more or less in damages based on their evaluation of the per-product cost of infringement for that group of Android smartphones and tablets.
Apple is still entitled to an award of $ 598,908,892 from the part of the damages decision that Koh has determined should stand, though FOSS Patents suggests that no actual money will change hands until the result of this new, second trial is decided. Apple will also be able to exercise its option to pursue additional damages based on post-judgement royalties, and pre-judgement interest, pending the new jury’s decision.
Hulu Plus landed on the Wii at the start of the year and the company has now announced it’s arrived on the Wii U — utilizing the GamePad controller as a second screen so viewers can watch shows on their TV and view additional content, such as episode synopses, on the GamePad.
TV content can also be streamed to the GamePad so the tablet-style controller can be used as a mobile screen to view TV as you move away from the big screen in your living room. A button in the bottom corner of the GamePad’s screen is used to toggle the view between the screens.
Hulu Plus content is accessible direct from the Wii U’s home screen. When scrolling and searching Hulu content the GamePad automatically updates to provide info about the shows and episodes. The GamePad can be used to start watching instantly or to queue up episodes for future viewing.
Hulu said the Wii U will have a commercial-free Hulu Kids section — with more than 43 child-friendly shows on tap, including current season Nickelodeon programming.Incoming search terms:
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Question by Nathan: Is 435 dollars for a motorola xoom tablet + 3g a good deal?(10points for first or second answer)?
Answer by PeterYes. A new Xoom 3G runs about $ 799. Even the WiFi-only version starts at $ 499
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Question by : Is 435 dollars for a motorola xoom + 3g a good deal?(10points for first or second answer)? This guy off craigs list said it’s unlocked and in perfect condition with a case and screen protector. Does that sound like a good deal to you?
Answer by MuratosNot a bad price indeed. Just be sure that it really works without problems.
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The value of your current iPhone is going down as I write this very sentence. And according to Gazelle, current iPhone models traditionally depreciate about 25 percent a couple weeks before the next generation iPhone is unveiled. And guess what? The new iPhone is about two weeks away.
As Rafiki would say in the Lion King, “it is time.”
But what do you do?
Well, lucky for all of us, the guys over at ZDNet put together a nice little price comparison of all your various trade-in programs, which you can find here. The best deal seems to come by way of Amazon’s Trade-In program, which is offering up to $ 400+ for an excellent-condition iPhone 4S.
Unfortunately, most of those deals force you to return your current iPhone immediately. And who wants to be without their smartphone for a month?
For this very reason, Gazelle is offering a cool deal (which ends today, so move now) that will lock in the current price of your iPhone, based on the condition it’s in. But — and this is a big but — you can keep your phone until October 1. That means that there’s a possibility you could get your new iPhone before you ever have to send your current one back. That, of course, depends on how well Apple meets demand, and how quick you are at purchasing gadgetry through a crashing site.
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Folks in North America may have to wait for the upcoming DVD or Blu-ray release to purchase the second season of Game of Thrones, but those in the UK have another option thanks to a new partnership between HBO UK and the Tesco-owned Blinkbox video-on-demand service. That deal sees both the second seasons of Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire making their debut on the online service well ahead of their traditional home video releases, where they’re also available alongside the first seasons of each show and a number of other newly available HBO titles. In the case of Game of Thrones, you’ll pay £17.99 (or about $ 30) for each season or £1.79 (or $ 3) for individual episodes, and you can choose to either download or stream the episodes and view them on a variety of devices (including game consoles, the iPad and some smart TVs).
Second Story isn’t content to leave window shoppers guessing at whether or not they can afford that dress or buy it in mauve. A new project at the creative studio uses the combination of a Kinect for Windows sensor with a Planar LookThru transparent LCD enclosure to provide an augmented reality overlay for whatever passers-by see inside the box. The Microsoft peripheral’s face detection keeps the perspective accurate and (hopefully) entrances would-be customers. Coming from an outlet that specializes in bringing this sort of work to corporate clients, the potential for retail use is more than a little obvious, but not exclusive: the creators imagine it also applying to art galleries, museums and anywhere else that some context would come in handy. If it becomes a practical reality, we’re looking forward to Second Story’s project dissuading us from the occasional impulse luxury purchase.