Weekend tech reading: The first plastic computer processor

By on March 27, 2011, 1:27 PM
The first plastic computer processor Silicon may underpin the computers that surround us, but the rigid inflexibility of the semiconductor means it cannot reach everywhere. The first computer processor and memory chips made out of plastic semiconductors suggest that, someday, nowhere will be out of bounds for computer power. Technology Review

P2P lawyers score a victory; mass subpoenas can proceed Judges across the country have been hammering mass file-sharing lawsuits in recent months, with one in West Virginia even going so far as to "sever" every such lawsuit filed in that district. But it's not all bad news for the attorneys bringing these suits, as they managed to score a victory this week. Ars Technica

Supreme Court ruling makes chasing file-sharers hugely expensive A court ruling has not only sharply reduced the amount of compensation rightsholders can expect from Danish file-sharing cases, but has also drawn a line on evidential standards. To accurately claim their losses in future, rightsholders will have to gain physical access to an infringerís computer. A leading lawyer in the field says the costs will prove prohibitively expensive. TorrentFreak

CEO Friday: Why we donít hire .NET programmers As you might know, we're hiring the best programmers in the world. Sure, everyone says that. But my coders will beat up your coders, any day of the week. For example, Mich is barely 5 foot tall, but is a competitive fencer. Witold is a 6'3" former professional hockey player. Nate practices knife fighting for fun. And they're pretty decent programmers, too. But finding such people is more than a full time job. Expensify

With AT&T/T-Mobile, wireless net neutrality should be back on the table The fear and loathing index on AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile just keeps rising. The latest negative input comes from The Economist in an editorial titled "Not so fast, Ma Bell." The magazine blows off AT&T's claim that the merger will "further improve the customer experience" by making AT&T more competitive with Verizon. Ars Technica

AMD: Game developers not exactly interested in hardware-accelerated physics Advanced Micro Devices does not expect a large number of video games due out this year to use GPU-accelerated open-source OpenCL-based Bullet Physics engine. Apparently, game developers are not really interested in high-quality compute-intensive physics effects due to various reasons. X-bit labs

Specifications of Radeon HD 7990 revealed? There are almost all the technical data of the next DualGPU graphics card from AMD has become known. Accordingly, the naming scheme for the time being continued and introduced no new, so that the next flagship of the 2nd Quarter of next year AMD Radeon HD 7990 is called after the current default Radeon HD 6990 was a great success. ATI Forum (translated)



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hitech0101 said:

"The first plastic computer processor" Was completely surprised when I read the article amazing.

---agissi--- ---agissi---, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I loved "CEO Friday: Why we don?t hire .NET programmers".

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

In regards to the physics processing - maybe because it takes more effort to implement on shitty console ports?

tonylukac said:

The people in the .net programmer post are simply liars, if not dreamers. The guy next door has his masters in computer science and has been trying for 2 years to get a job. Start ups? What start ups? Show him where they are. As for programmers programming "since they were 5 years old" I know a 5 year old, and he can't even wipe his own butt.

TorturedChaos, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

"AMD: Game developers not exactly interested in hardware-accelerated physics" I find it a bit of an ironic state since AMD doesn't have a physics engine on the cards:P.

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