We’re all familiar with Intel’s tiny, low-power Atom CPU–without it the netbook revolution probably wouldn’t have happened. But Intel has just pulled the covers off its next-gen Atom system on a chip, and it has a new target device: Your TV. advertisement advertisement The little sliver of silicon, metal, and plastic we’re talking about is the Atom CE4100, unveiled this week at the Intel Developer Forum. Formerly codenamed Sodaville, it’s the first 45nm consumer electronics system on a chip based on Intel microarchitectures. If that doesn’t tingle your geek nerves, then know this: the Atom CE4100 is capable of decoding two 1080p high-definition video streams simultaneously and putting out Dolby 7.1 audio while drawing a relatively tiny 7 to 9 watts of power. By touting the chip’s twin HDTV-feed powers, Intel is sending a clear signal that they’re aiming the Atom at a new set of devices–possibly leaving its … [Read more...] about Will HDTVs Be Intel Atom-Powered?
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One afternoon this past summer, Jeong Kim took a seat at a quiet back table of a suburban New Jersey restaurant and removed a pen from his jacket pocket. Without speaking, Kim cleared away the salt and pepper shakers and brushed away some crumbs. Then he leaned forward and drew a square on the paper tablecloth. He paused. Then he drew another square behind the first and carefully transformed the diagram into a cube. advertisement advertisement Our topic was innovation. A few months before, Kim said, he’d been invited to give a speech on the subject in China. But he wasn’t precisely sure what to say. Half of the problem was linguistic. China’s engineers might consider a technology “new” or “improved,” but “innovative” defied exact translation. The other half of the problem was philosophical. “Everyone talks about innovation; everyone wants it,” Kim remarked, but do we really understand what it means or what it … [Read more...] about Mad Scientist
Highlights- The PMO's decision comes amid a nationwide debate over the fixing accountability of government officers as complaints against higher-ups pile up- The government note reviewed by Firstpost said that for a quick response on complaints against officers, the entire process is being expedited through the insertion of new provisions- A strong directive has also been issued to more than 600 autonomous bodies under the central government to carry out a review of deadwood and corrupt officersAfter reviewing ongoing action against corrupt bureaucrats, the Prime Minister Office (PMO) has decided that Central government departments must examine and submit a list of deadwood and dishonest officers every few months to increase trust and transparency in the system. Earlier, the government had set in motion a procedure for a quarterly review of officers with dubious integrity.Close The PMO's decision comes amid a nationwide debate over the fixing accountability of government officers as … [Read more...] about Narendra Modi-led govt goes tough on corruption; PMO issues strict guidelines on corrupt bureaucrats
Celebrities aren’t the only ones who can claim royal status on Twitter. Though he might not be Kim Kardashian, Pope Benedict XVI has already collected hundreds of thousands of followers for his Twitter account, @pontifex, which was announced yesterday. advertisement advertisement It’s not surprising that holy high rollers are drawn to the medium: religious leaders on average pull more weight per tweet, with one retweet for every 500 followers. In comparison, musicians typically get a retweet for every 30,000. “We see a very high level of engagement with religious and spiritual content,” Twitter spokeswoman Rachael Horwitz told CNN. “Followers respond to these topics with replies, retweets, and clicks on links much more often than they do other subjects.” With that in mind, here are 8 religious rock stars of Twitter: Pope Benedict XVI (@Pontifex)Catholic Church leader has just claimed his holy handle, @pontifex. Regardless of the fact that … [Read more...] about Does God Retweet?
The first time I walked into Kim Perrelli’s office in Ocean Township, New Jersey, it was hard not to notice the babies. Perrelli is executive director of Child Care Resources of Monmouth County, a nonprofit that helps people access affordable childcare. While it’s not a childcare center, the organization’s policy is that new parents can bring infants to work with them for the first six months after birth or until they’re mobile. After that, the office welcomes children as needed by the parents. advertisement advertisement While some may think having children in the office would be disruptive, Perrelli says that’s not the case at all. “Babies are quite content when they’re with their parents,” she says. “With the intention behind this program, it just works. And not only does it work for mom and baby, the entire workplace benefits, even the skeptics.” With infant care averaging roughly $13,000 per year in her area (in … [Read more...] about The cost of childcare is ridiculous. Here’s how some parents are making it work