Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, begins Wednesday, although it's likely to be a more subdued event than last year's extravaganza.
Google I/O 2012 would be hard to top: Skydivers wearing Google Glass broadcasted live video from the devices as they jumped from an airship over San Francisco, landed on the roof of the Moscone Convention Center, and performed bike stunts while making their way to the keynote auditorium.
Sigh... Don't really care. All I want from Google at this point is to stop force feeding G+ despite that few outside Google care about it. If they want to do something useful how about not killing Google Reader
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.