A couple of weeks ago, there were suspicious Google barges spotted in the San Francisco Bay. From then speculations flew. Were they floating data centers? Are they floating Google offices? Today, Google released a statement to put down the rumors. A Google spokeswoman stated:
Google Barge … A floating data center? A wild party boat? A barge housing the last remaining dinosaur? Sadly, none of the above. Although it’s still early days and things may change, we’re exploring using the barge as an interactive space where people can learn about new technology.
Well, there you go. They’re floating show rooms! Seems more of a publicity stunt by Google, kinda reminds me of the sky divers they used to show off Google Glass.
After having time to play with Apple’s newest tablet, I have to say it isn’t bad. It fixes most of my major complaints with the iPad 4. It’s thinner on the bezels and lighter. I found my iPad 4 was a bit too big for my liking, and not so portable. The iPad Mini also packs an A7 processor and a M7 coprocessor, the same ones found in the iPhone 5s. The camera is also improved, however, there is no 120FPS video recording like the iPhone 5s.
My one major complaint with the iPad Air is that there is no finger print sensor. And, this is really a personal thing. It just feels so slow and inconvenient to manually slide and enter a passcode, when i’m used to being able to unlock via fingerprint.
Apple’s next event is coming soon. This will most likely be an update to the iPads.
- The iPad will most likely get a redesign similar to that of the iPad Mini.
- The iPad Mini will most likely get a retina display.
Both iPads MIGHT get a fingerprint sensor.
OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) will probably be launched, since it entered Golden Master a couple weeks ago.
The Mac Pro that was teased at WWDC will most likely be released.
There may be new iPod updates.
As always PC Apple World will keep you posted with the latest news.
AMD has released five new GPUS following their new naming scheme. They released R7 GPU’s which are lower end and lower budget, than the R9 GPU’s which are higher end and higher budget. Makes sense right?
Here is a list of the announced GPUs. 3DMark is a bench marking software. For comparison the GTX Titan (top of the line single GPU from Nvidia) scores around 10,000.
AMD Radeon R7 250
- VRAM: 1GB GDDR
- Price: <$89
- 3DMark Firestrike: >2000
AMD Radeon R7 260X
- VRAM: 2GB GDDR
- Price: $139
- 3DMark Firestrike: >3700
AMD Radeon R9 270X
- VRAM: 2GB GDDR
- Price: $199
- 3DMark Firestrike: >5500
AMD Radeon R9 280X
- VRAM: 3GB GDDR
- Price: $299
- 3DMark Firestrike: >6800
AMD Radeon R9 290X
- VRAM: 4 GB GDDR
- Price: TBD
- 3DMark Firestrike: >8000
There is little known about the R9 290X, however you can preorder it on Oct. 3rd. Which includes Battlefield 4 for free. Battlefield 4 releases on Oct. 29th. So we can assume the Graphics cards will release soon after. We will keep you updated as more information comes in.
Today’s the day! iOS7 will be released today. The update will go live 10am PST, 12am CST. You can do the math for other timezones.
iOS 7 will be compatible with the iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, 4 (with limited capabilities).
iPad 4, 3, 2, and Mini.
Today at Apple’s conference they announced the new iPhone 5s and 5c. This post won’t be an opinions on them but merely a head to head comparison. We will have opinions on them once they hit the stores and we have time to play with them.
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As you may or may not know the big apple event is today and, as expected the apple online store went down right in time for the event. We will keep you updated as the day progresses