AMD, who will buy? The Engineering Life--Around the Web 7/31/2012 17 comments With money still slipping through its fingers, yet another quarter of sequential revenue decrease, slowing growth and declining sales figures, it’s been another bum quarter for AMD.
Microsoft Office Gets Better, But… The Engineering Life--Around the Web 7/17/2012 3 comments In previewing Office 2013, Microsoft did not disappoint. With the upcoming release, Microsoft will continue the transition of Office from a suite of traditional native applications (running solely on the computing device) to suite of hosted applications and services running in the cloud or what the company calls “the modern office.”
Show me the hardware says Dallas tech investor The Engineering Life--Around the Web 7/17/2012 6 comments Over 300 investors and corporate development teams turned out to hear pitches from the 10 latest graduates of two-year old Dallas-based b2b startup accelerator Tech Wildcatters on Wednesday.
NYC to London on a 4,000 mph vacuum train The Engineering Life--Around the Web 7/16/2012 62 comments Supersonic transport, like retired turbojet Concorde, can officially be considered old-school. Especially now that engineers have figured out a way to shuttle people across the Atlantic at hypersonic speeds of over 2,500 mph. Through vacuum suction tubes.
What the heck is a Higgs Boson? The Engineering Life--Around the Web 7/6/2012 41 comments It’s not every day theoretical physics becomes a news sensation.
Indeed, it’s downright odd to hear “The God Particle” being discussed by people in supermarket queues, or exchanging pleasantries on the treadmill at the gym.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 15 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...