Saturday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Bloomberg: AMD says S3 doesn’t own patents being asserted against Apple
  2. Electronista reports Lenovo IdeaPad U400 goes on sale
  3. Netbook Live: Asus VX6S Lamborghini Eee PC – unboxing and preview
  4. VR-Zone: AMD’s first chipset for socket FM2 revealed by the USB-IF
  5. TC Magazine: MSI and ASRock list their Bulldozer-supporting motherboards
  6. VR-Zone shares rumor: AMD 28nm GPUs in December
  7. AnandTech, Engadget, Hardware Canucks, HotHardware,

    Legit Reviews, and PC Perspective on Nvidia’s 3D Vision 2

  8. Windows 8: Ballmer shows off 4 features – InformationWeek


Saturday

  1. Bloomberg reports Hulu owners may seek IPO
  2. AMD’s Sasa Marinkovic speaks to Kitguru about Bulldozer FX
  3. TC Magazine: Plextor’s M2P series SATA 6.0 Gbps SSDs set for U.S. arrival, too
  4. PC Perspective’s podcast #174
  5. TorrentFreak: Undercover cops and politicians escape BitTorrent lawsuits
  6. Real World Labs and Other World Computing joint contest
  7. Newegg: Weekend Express

Mobile

  1. Bloomberg: Samsung working on next version of Bada OS to offer Android alternative
  2. Laptoping reports Archos 80 G9 8″ tablet delivers Honeycomb for $270
  3. AnandTech reports leaked ads confirm Nokia’s first WP 7.5 device – Nokia 800
  4. TechReviews unboxes iPhone 4S with a samurai sword
  5. Hardware Heaven and TechReviewSource review Apple’s iPhone 4S
  6. Ars Technica: LibreOffice gaining momentum, heading to Android, iOS, and the web

Software and gaming

  1. Neowin reports Microsoft Surface 2.0 delayed until January 2012
  2. Phoronix: AMD ports open-source Linux driver to Windows Embedded
  3. goScreen 8.0.2.24
  4. Battleblog #14: Multiplayer map reveal, part II
  5. New Driver: San Francisco patch (direct download)

Hardware

  1. AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer CPU and Scorpius (FX)

    platform reviewed at Futurelooks – part one

  2. TweakTown does AMD FX-8150 Bulldozer 2600MHz DDR RAM overclocking
  3. Legit Reviews on 1TB OCZ RevoDrive SSD
  4. techPowerUp! on 300GB Intel 320 Series SSD
  5. KitGuru’s XFX HD 6950 DD, HD 6870 DD, and HD 6790 DD review
  6. Real World Labs on Zavio F531 outdoor IP camera
  7. Hardware Secrets on Kodak PlayTouch camcorder
  8. TweakTown reviews Nexus SM-9000 Silent wireless laser mouse
  9. Hardware Secrets on NZXT Sentry Mix fan controller
  10. Legit Reviews on AMD FX-8150 Black Editon CPU water cooler
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    • ronch
    • 8 years ago

    I notice that all the AMD guys who talk about BD nowadays are from marketing. Can’t we get an actual engineer to share his thoughts about it? I’m tired of all these marketing guys. What do they really know about chip design anyway?

      • destroy.all.monsters
      • 8 years ago

      Serious question – how many engineers that have been there since the beginning of the Bulldozer design do you think there are left? How many do you think are already actively putting out their resumes to ARM, Nvidia and the like?

      I have heard from various sources that their cpu engineering folks were already under fire even before Read arrived – and Bulldozer shipped – and that morale was low.

        • ronch
        • 8 years ago

        Mike Butler didn’t particularly seem happy when he was interviewed at the press conference shortly before BD launched. It’s like he was just glad the project is almost over.

    • Jigar
    • 8 years ago

    Looks like AMD is going to get bought by Apple.

      • destroy.all.monsters
      • 8 years ago

      I’m sure their board would love to golden parachute themselves out of the mess they’ve made. Read might get a nice payout of it as well. It seems a bit unlikely though.

      • Deanjo
      • 8 years ago

      That would be hard unless intel allows the transfer of the x86 license. All Apple would gain that would be of any use is the ATI assets.

    • ronch
    • 8 years ago

    “On other news, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. agrees to drop patent infringement claims against Apple Computer pertaining to the patents recently proven by AMD as their own instead of S3 Graphics, Inc.’s, if Apple agrees to use the AMD FX 8-core processor in its next wave of desktop computers.”

      • Deanjo
      • 8 years ago

      Well then at least they would have the processor in the hands of a company that produces an operating system that could be easily adapted to take advantage of the architecture.

      • mutarasector
      • 8 years ago

      Humorous, but highly unlikely.

        • ronch
        • 8 years ago

        As interesting as it may be for Apple to use AMD processors, I don’t see that happening anytime soon either. Not with BD’s lackluster single-threaded performance and energy efficiency, AMD’s cranky process node transitions, and the controversies surrounding BD today. Would be really news-worthy if they did though.

      • burntham77
      • 8 years ago

      Apple products with AMD hardware… see, now I’m listening.

    • dpaus
    • 8 years ago

    [quote<]Samsung working on next version of Bada OS[/quote<] Oh, yes, start more-or-less from scratch, instead of ponying up some money to buy a finished, ready-to-go mobile OS, like WebOS.

      • sweatshopking
      • 8 years ago

      really, they should just go wp7. the market isn’t going to support 1000 different os’s. Until we have a unified account, and some easier way to migrate apps, the market is going to be limited. If i can buy angry birds, and play it on ANY device, then suddenly the os becomes not important, and I can change around. Until that time, however, the number of apps, and lockin become the most important things.

        • dpaus
        • 8 years ago

        Um, doesn’t your second point contradict your first?

        • JustAnEngineer
        • 8 years ago

        [url<]http://chrome.angrybirds.com/[/url<]

        • indeego
        • 8 years ago

        Your WP7 drum-beat is getting grating. Let’s tone back the fanboyism for the sake of trolling, shall we?

          • zzz
          • 8 years ago

          Agreed, and I’m confused why WP7 enters the conversation when Android is the logical choice. Why would anyone, ever, side with the manufacturer that is the lowest in every comparitive benchmark (Sales or functionality), that doesn’t make any sense. If Bada can emulate Android apps while it builds it’s app base, it might become a player. But to suggest anyone other than Android,especially Microsoft, is off, WP7 is laughable.

        • PenGun
        • 8 years ago

        The stupid birds run on Android quite well. I believe the jesus stuff can run it too. I guess teh dosephone does not run birds or you would not use that example.

        I am pleased that I can avoid both rapturous adulation and duh for phones as well as OSs.

    • JustAnEngineer
    • 8 years ago

    Apple doesn’t have enough lawyers that they need AMD fighting their battles for them?

      • adisor19
      • 8 years ago

      This is strange actually.. AMD doesn’t do business with Apple and in fact should be happy that S3 sues them into oblivion. On the other hand, something tells me that AMD would very much like those patents dead or in their hands. (If i remember correctly some of the S3 patents relate to the S3TC texture compression.)

      Adi

        • codedivine
        • 8 years ago

        [quote<]AMD doesn't do business with Apple[/quote<] Aren't you forgetting all the Radeon powered macs?

          • adisor19
          • 8 years ago

          That was a brain fart.. forgot AMD and ATI are one and the same nowadays..

          Adi

        • Deanjo
        • 8 years ago

        AMD doesn’t do business with Apple? You might want to check Apple’s graphics offerings. Apple is one of their largest OEM customers.

      • Deanjo
      • 8 years ago

      That’s not it. AMD needs all the OEM business it can get and Apple is one of it’s largest customers.

      Revenue that AMD gets from HTC/S3 amounts to 0.

      • CuttinHobo
      • 8 years ago

      What I got out of the article is a little different than the impression we both got from the snippet shown here. They’re not so much defending Apple, as saying the patents in question belong to AMD, not S3.

      • ronch
      • 8 years ago

      Seems to me as though AMD is trying to show more goodwill to Apple by intervening on the case so they could sell them more stuff, or AMD wants to eventually collect fees from Apple for infringing patents that could turn out to be theirs. I’d bet on the former though.

        • Deanjo
        • 8 years ago

        [quote<]AMD wants to eventually collect fees from Apple for infringing patents[/quote<] Doubtful as Apple already licenses from AMD and would be included in the current agreements.

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