Intel being Sued for C2D Infringement

Intel Coorporation is being sued by The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) for patent Infringement of “Wisconsin-Madison invention that significantly improves the efficiency and speed of computer processing”.

WARF filed this complaint to ensure that the interests of the UW-Madison and its inventors are protected and that WARF receives the compensation to which it is entitled for Intel’s unlicensed use of the invention. This compensation will be used to advance continued research at the university. The foundation’s complaint identifies the Intel CoreTM 2 Duo microarchitecture as infringing WARF’s United States Patent No. 5,781,752, entitled “Table Based Data Speculation Circuit for Parallel Processing Computer.”

The technology, patented in 1998, was developed by four researchers at the UW-Madison, including Professor Gurindar Sohi, currently the chair of the university’s Computer Science Department. Intel has aggressively marketed the benefits of this invention as a feature of its Core 2 technology. “The technology significantly enhances opportunities for instruction level parallelism in modern processors, thereby increasing their execution speed,” states Michael Falk, WARF general counsel.

Via: WARF

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HDMI taking Over DVI

Anyone that has modern display devices such as LCD Screens, HDTV’s etc must have heard of DVI. Its a connector (normally white in colour) that is used as Display Input to these devices. DVI stands for Digital Video Interface & is designed to maximize the visual quality of digital display devices such as flat panel LCD computer displays and digital projectors. It was developed by an industry consortium, the Digital Display Working Group (DDWG). It is designed for carrying uncompressed digital video data to a display.

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Another technology that has surfaced in comeptition of the DVI is HDMI, the High-Definition Multimedia Interface. The main difference between DVI and HDMI is that HDMI aslo carries audio signals along with the Digital Video data, in one cord. Continue reading

LCD Fireplace Heater! Talk about an Expensive heater!

LCD is almost a craze now a days, and even though its quality is unmatched, its prices are too much to afford. And now you have heaters that use LCD’s ! 

fireplaceheater.jpgLeave it to the Japanese to create a heater that’s as ingenius as this. It may look like a cross between an LCD display and a space heater, but the display part of the gadget actually shows a “real” fireplace. The end result is that you get to imagine that your (really tiny) Japanese apartment has a fireplace in it while you’re warming up your fingers and toes during the long Kyoto winters. Too bad it’s 25,800 yen ($242) or we’d import one for ourselves. [Hammer Price via DVICE]

Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/226695428/fireplace-heater-looks-feels-just-like-the-real-thing

Split Screen Mode just got a whole lot better!

Texax Instruments recently showed off their latest technology, DLP.  that makes two full-screen game vies appear on asingle screen! Talk about a whole new lan-party experience! Th follwing has been taken from Enageadget, and contains video links of the technology showcase.

Tired of getting blasted by your bro (or sis) on split-screen mode? Not wealthy enough to pick up a spare console, game and HDTV to solve the dilemma? DLP’s got a new prototype that’s seeking to squash said quandary by allowing each gamer to see different on-screen images. ‘Course, this new hotness requires that you both rock an uber-nerdy set of glasses, and if you’re curious to see what Mahalo Daily’s Veronica Belmont looks like with ’em on, click on through to take a peek.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyIXaXNDJKY

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/07/video-dlp-prototype-makes-gamers-look-geekier/