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Nintendo has reached a milestone today announcing that it has sold 5 million 3DS handsets since its debut in March of 2011. They’ve also announced milestone sale figures for some games including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D(1 million), Super Mario 3D land(2.1 million) and Mario Kart 7(1.75 million).
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The U.S department of Energy has given NVIDIA $12M to conduct research on exascale supercomputing. Exascale computing describes a computer system capable of reaching one exaflop. For comparison, current supercomputing is still using petaflops as a performance unit(1 petaflop = or one quadrillion floating point operations per second). Today, the fastest super-computer clocks at 16 petaflops today and Exascale is 1000 times larger than petascale.
The $12M basically pays NVIDIA for 2 years of research in critical areas that would lead to building an exascale compute architecture that is more power-efficient than anything we have today. Bill Dally, NVIDIA’s Chief Scientist suggests that if one was to build an exascale computer based on Intel’s X86 architecture today, the energy required would reach 2 Gigawatt or “the entire output of the Hoover Dam” he adds.Ubergizmo. Related articles: NVIDIA forums hacked, Scientists create molecule to keep teeth cavityproof,
The ASUS UX32A-DB51 13.3-Inch Ultrabook features a Silver Aluminum designed. With its elegant design and ultra-slim profile at 12.80-inches (L) x 0.71-inches (W) x 8.78-inches (H) and weights just 3.2 pounds are ideal to use when you are on traveling. The ASUS UX32A-DB51 has 13.3-inch HD display with 1366×768 pixels resolution, Intel HD graphics processor, [...]
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Remember the in-app purchase exploit that allowed people to make in-app purchases without paying for them? Well, it looks like Apple has caught wind of the story and is currently investigating the problem. No word on how such an exploit managed to get under the noses of Apple security, but I guess it’s a good thing they’re looking into the problem and not ignoring it or pretending it wasn’t a huge concern – according to reports online, over 30,000 in-app purchases have already been made using the service.
More often than not, we don’t often cover mobile apps that are completely new to us. But this one deserves a special place simply because it provides something special to special people. Enter Georgie, a smartphone app that’s designed for blind people. The app is developed by a non-profit group called Screenreader, and it will be officially launched by UK’s Sight and Sound Technology at Sight Village Birmingham 2012 this coming July 17 and 18.
Georgie is built specifically to help blind users navigate day-to-day obstacles such as taking bus rides, reading printed texts, and knowing their exact whereabouts in unfamiliar areas. The app lets users dial numbers using a voice assisted touchscreen. Users can also utilize the speech input to send text messages and tag previous routes or hazards through navigation apps. During its launch, Georgie will be bundled together with the Samsung XCover and the Motorola Defy + JCB 2. Other Android users who are interested in testing out the app can get Georgie via Google Play.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Facebook app for Android updated, Starbucks for Android gets updated with PayPal integration, launches in Canada and U.K.,