It’s no secret that AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) has been struggling financially in recent years. For quite some time, AMD has posted net losses, and 3Q14 looked to be a turning point for AMD. It seems that the expectations have fallen short, given AMD’s freshly-posted financial results for the fourth quarter (and entire year) of 2014, none of which are encouraging for the financial future of the company.
"This is as stupid a post as any of Weavers. What the heck."
[But not nearly as stupid as many of your posts which are world-class stupid, Lucy.]
Tethering TVs to the Windows ecosystem
Last year, Microsoft tried to conquer living rooms with the Xbox One. That's why it bundled Skype, Internet Explorer, and additional media features into the console. Unfortunately, the console's launch price of $499 was considered too high ($100 more than Sony's PlayStation 4), while consumers who wanted a media device simply bought a cheaper set-top box or streaming stick. To give consumers a cheaper option, Microsoft launched a $60 wireless display adapter in October, which "mirrors" displays (like a wireless HDMI cable) from Miracast-enabled Windows and Android devices to a TV.
Still, the Compute Stick's ability to convert any TV into a full Windows 8 PC for just $149 is more appealing, since users can naturally play their own media files, browse the Web, play games, or chat on Skype via a wireless webcam as they would on regular PCs. If Windows 8 devices are upgraded to Windows 10 -- which will integrate Cortana into the desktop -- users will be able to conduct voice searches from their couch.
Lastly, putting Windows on TVs complements Microsoft's master plan to spread Windows 10 as "One Windows" across smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs, and other devices.
From Leo Sun at MF
One of the most striking reversals over the past three years has been Microsoft’s embrace and subsequent backpedal from the ARM ecosystem. In 2012, when Microsoft first demonstrated Windows on ARM (later named Windows RT), the technology world was in broad agreement that this bold move to support a non-x86 architecture would be a vital component of future Windows devices. Today, it looks like that support is dead or at least on life support. At its Windows 10 event earlier this week, Microsoft confirmed that there will be no Windows 10 for current users of Windows RT. Windows RT users will instead receive some unspecified “feature” updates.
[Love the "DisARMed".]
At “Windows 10: The next chapter” conference, Microsoft has unveiled an ambitious product – talking about Microsoft HoloLens glasses, according to the company it is the future of the computer industry. Microsoft suggests to use the device for combining the virtual world with the real: it is able to realistically incorporate three-dimensional and flat virtual objects in the environment.
Microsoft has not revealed the official technical details of HoloLens. They only mention that the glasses are an independent device equipped with a translucent screen of high-definition, high-quality support of 3D-sound with a high-precision positioning. In addition to the CPU and the GPU, a new computing unit HPU (holographic processing unit – a holographic processor) is doing the job. Also HoloLens come with an array of sensors to assess movements in space, voice recognition, hand gestures and eye. Microsoft promises that the device will be easy and comfortable to use during work and for play, you can adjust it to any head size. Finally, the points will be running certain versions of Windows 10.
According PCWorld the gadget is equipped with Intel Cherry Trail SoC which is manufactured in 14nm process node, which was previously announced by the manufacturer at the exhibition CES 2015. Previously, Intel gives their words that these chips will only entertain the tablets.
Incidentally, Intel promises to support wireless charging device based on Cherry Trail. Cherry Trail can also wirelessly streaming video on the big screen through the technology of Wi-DI. And these functions are also in the HoloLens, because Microsoft emphasizes the lack of any wires in the gadget.
From tech4 gamers
"why is armh 10 up on intc when both were 24 at the same time? guess sacrificing the div increases a few years back wasn't enough for intc to close the gap"
[Twink (Grandpa Tiglet, wdblawgrow, cpashelly, boob_patrol, etc.) will always find a period of time that allows him to distort the results. Bottom line is he never put his money where his ARM mouth is. So, why do we care about his opinions on ARM? We don't. He's not a player. ]
"How does that sound?"
[Like the search incompetency of a pinhead without an education recap or an education. You're one for eight. For instance, I was in the military (ROTC in school and then regular service afterwards), pinhead. Right after you furnish your education recap, you can provide us your military service recap. ]
Spends his entire weekend trying to dig up dirt and finally proves nothing more than I have an education and he doesn't.
Twink = cpashelly = boob_patrol and many, many others.
Get some professional help. You are truly mentally ill.
Headline: Putin tightens inner circle amid Ukraine conflict
Russian President Vladimir Putin isn't just angering leaders from Berlin to Washington. He's irking some of his richest friends, too, by snubbing their pleas to end the conflict in Ukraine and ostracizing all but a handful of hardliners.
The ruble's plunge has heightened opposition to Putin's backing of the rebellion in Ukraine among his wealthiest allies, prompting the president to shrink his inner circle from dozens of confidants to a small group of security officials united by their support for the separatists, two longtime associates said.
Putin is increasingly suspicious of men who owe their wealth to their ties to him and who are being hurt the most by U.S. and European sanctions, according to the sources. The 21 most affluent people in the country lost $61 billion US last year, a quarter of their combined fortune, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
[Wow, $61 billion. Pretty soon we'll be talking real money.]
"Gates wasn't a tech guru of some sort he is a brilliant business person who picked up on IBM ideas like account control and did it a lot better."
[Are you really this ignorant? Gates was indeed a tech guru and total geek rather than a business person. ]
"But what they really need going forward is an ARM license too."
[Yet more of your truly expansive ignorance. Intel has had an ARM license for years and does a lot of ARM business.]
"ARM also dominates being built into integrated circuits - SOC's. The lower Cortex M series especially. A full x86 would take up so much room and power that most such devices wouldn't be built at all. Now there are hundreds of millions of them at least."
[You saying Intel doesn't do SOCs??? LOL, You have a lot of homework to do. ]
You seem to have forgotten about Intel's relationship with Altera and others on the foundry side of things.
Two big reasons:
1.) No Windows 10 for RT. Stick a fork in RT cause it's done. So goes ARM's attempt to break into PCs. So, the PC effort is dead and the server effort is dead. What did the former ARM CEO say about PCs - that Intel would be a bit player in a few years? Well, now we know who the bit player is.
2.) The big Qualcomm 20nm fail. The 20nm process was in disaster mode to begin with, with many ARM shops taking a pass on it in hopes that ARM will someday, someday have a FinFET product in production. But the Qualcomm overheating and performance problems indicate that things are much, much worse than anyone expected with the 20nm mode.
So, ARM is trying to skip 20nm to move right to the half-step FinFET node and they can't even iron the problems out on 20nm. Um, don't hold your breath on any ARM FinFET volume production.
These are just some of the reasons that Nenni is on the run from this board. Well, these and EducationGate.