Ready for the next-generation of smartphones? NVIDIA, in tandem with long-time partner Microsoft, introduced the NVIDIA APX 2500, an applications processor they say will deliver video power for a new era of Windows Mobile-enabled smartphones.
• The industry’s first HD (720p) playback and capture capability for handheld devices;
• An ultra-low power (ULP) GeForce core that is fully compliant with OpenGL ES 2.0 and Microsoft Direct3D Mobile, providing a low-power 3D solution for acceleration of 3D user interfaces;
• NVIDIA nPower technology, which minimizes power consumption in active mode, enabling over 10 hours of high-definition video playback and up to 100 hours of audio—a benchmark NVIDIA claims is more than four times the audio playback of the latest tough-screen phones;
• Support for connectivity and media acceleration technologies to enable the latest Web 2.0 applications.
The APX 2500 application processor is sampling now with key customers and will enter full production by Q2 2008.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
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