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Eric Schmidt yaks it up at MWC, talks about the future like it’s 1955


If you’ve been looking for an excuse to start using Chrome, Eric Schmidt is here to remind you, “it’s free.” Well, free, fast, secure and of course, on Android. After a quick demo of new Android Chrome app, Schmidt took the stage at Mobile World Congress to dream up a future of holographic projectors, driverless cars and a (Android powered) smartphone in every pocket. In short, Google’s head honcho has technological expectations that make Back to the Future part II look modest. See the optimistic spiel for yourself up top, or hit the source link below to watch it on YouTube.

Eric Schmidt yaks it up at MWC, talks about the future like it’s 1955 originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:49:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview event videos now available online

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Microsoft covered a lot of ground this morning, giving us a look at the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, the new OS running on ARM tablets, and the Windows Store. If you’ve read our live coverage and hands-on articles and still want more, you’re in luck: Redmond has posted videos of the event on its website for streaming or download. Head on over here to see it all for yourself.

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Researchers Propose “Computational Sprinting” To Speed Up Chips By 1000% – But Only For A Second

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A research team with members from University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania has been investigating the feasibility of what they call “computational sprinting,” a technique by which existing chips could be made to operate at hugely increased speeds for short periods of time. They have concluded that “it is indeed possible to engineer such a system.”

Not the best of news to readers who were hoping for these sprinting chips to hit the market next year, but the news shouldn’t be set aside just because at the moment the implementation is theoretical. It could change the way you use your devices.

The processing and storage in our phones, usually in system on a chip form, have been gaining speed for the last few years, but there are a few physical restrictions that prevent them from working at full capacity. First there is the fact that fast chips require a lot of power, and battery technology isn’t up to the task.

Then there is the heat generated by these chips — our laptops and desktops have lots of space for air to move, by comparison, and fans to usher hot air out and cool air in. Phones don’t have those luxuries, so the amount of work they can do at any given time is limited. The transistors on the chips can’t be active for long or they’ll cause too much heat and melt themselves or surrounding components.

But the kinds of things that require a large exertion from the processor are rarely sustained for long: converting the information from a camera sensor to a JPEG, or unpacking a compressed file. The researchers asked themselves whether they could design a chip that could spin up to a much higher speed, but only for a limited time, as the heat generated would be, for the system, immense. The transistors involved would have to “rest” afterward.

Their research suggests that a chip could be designed with (in their implementation) 15 additional cores sitting dormant, but available to be activated instantly for a full second, pushing the device to ten times its “resting” speed. The heat generated would be handled by non-traditional means, like a phase-change heatsink.

The implications of being able to put a processor into overdrive for just a second are huge. Loading assets into RAM, reading and decompressing files, tasks which often slow the launch or operation of an app, could be blasted through and the phone returned to a normal state once the heavy lifting was done.

Whether the researchers’ model or another will be used, the concept of a sprinting CPU seems sound. Others are implementing ideas that seem parallel (so to speak) to this one: multiple cores, specialty on-call silicon, and ARM’s big-little chips.

The paper was presented yesterday at an event in New Orleans; the researchers are Arun Raghavan and Milo Martin at Penn, with Marios Papaefthymiou, Kevin Pipe, Yixin Luo, and Anuj Chandawalla, from Michigan.



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Microsoft’s Windows 8 Preview event videos now available

Still not satisfied after our minute by minute liveblog of Microsoft’s Windows 8 Consumer Preview event this morning from Barcelona and detailed hands-on impressions? Video of the entire presentation, along with a few demo trailers are available on the company’s press site so you can feel that Sinofsky magic for yourself. One of the preview videos is embedded above, press play or hit the source link to download the 688MB 90 minute long version for repeat viewing.

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Preview event videos now available originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 29 Feb 2012 21:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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