UW Researchers Create World’s Thinnest LED | EE Times

  The researchers harvested single sheets of tungsten selenide (WSe2) using adhesive tape, a technique invented for the production of graphene. They used a support and dielectric layer of boron nitride on a base of silicon dioxide on silicon, to come up with the thinnest possible LED. via UW Researchers Create World’s Thinnest LED | […]

AnandTech | Testing SATA Express And Why We Need Faster SSDs

Even a PCIe 2.0 x2 link offers about a 40% increase in maximum throughput over SATA 6Gbps. Like most interfaces, PCIe 2.0 isn’t 100% efficient and based on our internal tests the bandwidth efficiency is around 78-79%, so in the real world you should expect to get ~780MB/s out of a PCIe 2.0 x2 link, […]

Jon Udell on filter failure

It’s time to engineer some filter failure Jon’s article points out his experience of the erosion of serendipity or at least opposing view points that social media enforces (somewhat) accidentally. I couldn’t agree more. One of the big promises of the Internet was that it was unimaginably vast and continuing to grow. The other big promise was that it […]

Follow-Up – EETimes on SanDisk UltraDIMMs

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1320775 “The eXFlash DIMM is an option for IBM‘s System x3850 and x3950 X6 servers providing up to 12.8 TB of flash capacity. (Although just as this story was being written, IBM announced it was selling its x86 server business to Lenovo for $2.3 billion).” Sadly it seems the party is over before it even […]

M00Cs! and the Academy where the hype meets the roadway

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2014/01/27/inside-the-first-year-data-from-mitx-and-harvardx.aspx – Campus Technology “While 50 percent of MOOC registrants dropped off within a week or two of enrolling, attrition rates decreased substantially after that window.” So with a 50% attrition rate everyone has to keep in mind those overwhelmingly large enrollment are not representative of the typical definition of the word “student”. They are shopping. […]

John Carmack – Oculus Rift two great tastes…

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/22/carmack_goes_to_oculus_rift/ id Software has formally announced Carmack has left the building. Prior to this week he was on a sabbatical from id, doing consulting/advisory work for the folks putting the Oculus Rift together. Work being done now is to improve the speed of the refresh on the video screens. That’s really the last biggest hurdle […]

25 years of HyperCard—the missing link to the Web | Ars Technica

“I missed the mark with HyperCard,” Atkinson lamented. “I grew up in a box-centric culture at Apple. If I’d grown up in a network-centric culture, like Sun, HyperCard might have been the first Web browser. via 25 years of HyperCard—the missing link to the Web | Ars Technica. Bill Atkinson‘s words on HyperCard and what […]