The Sandy Bridge Review: Intel Core i7-2600K – AnandTech

The newest generation of Intel chips was demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Some of the technology fanboi websites got early samples of chips and motherboards that use the new chips and chipsets. Aside from having the memory controller on the CPU, another benefit is the integrated graphics chip can be re-purposed to accelerate video transcoding. Intel calls it QuickSync, and I call it effing magic.

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Announcing the first free software Blu-ray encoder

Blu-ray is still a small bit of total movie sales. And online downloads of movies are still in MPEG-2 format with some HD versions available (in 720p). I know there’s a market for higher resolution and higher frame rates and surround sound. But we’re still not there yet. Until Blu-Ray becomes more widespread, it’s probably a good idea to become familiar with the encoding and transcoding tools that create Blu-Ray compliant video clips

Intel Gets Graphic with Chip Delay – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com

Intel’s executives were quite brash when talking about Larrabee even though most of its public appearances were made on PowerPoint slides. They said that Larrabee would roar onto the scene and outperform competing products. via Intel Gets Graphic with Chip Delay – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com. And so now finally the NY Times nails the […]

Acrossair on the iPhone

Who would have thought Augmented Reality on the iPhone was as simple as letting applications ‘float’ their windows over top of the video feed coming from the camera. Well that’s truly how simple it is, but you do as a developer have to create the database of ‘interesting’ coordinates to display over top of the video image. So the real horse race now will be who has the most up-to-date information in their points of interest databases.