Tag: 9-11

Intel announces Bay Trail tablet CPU: Part One

Wednesday’s IDF Keynote started by asking the audience to stand for a moment of silence in remembrance of lives lost on 9-11 in 2001. From there, it was business as usual with product hype and promises of future success.

Intel seems to be spotlighting health. It opened with a feel-good video of Jack Andraka, child prodigy and biology whiz. Andraka is a high school sophomore who won the youth achievement Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award in December 2012 for inventing a new method to detect a lethal form of pancreatic cancer.

From there, Intel moved into its theme of “The Internet of Things.” One thing that aroused curiosity was a dull white plastic wristband on every seat. It became an attention-getter later in the programme. In the meantime, everyone got a shot at the podium to talk about their pet project.

Doug Fisher, VP General Manager Software and Services Group, gave a few brief remarks, then introduced Dr. Herman Eul, VP General Manager Mobile and Communications Group. He started off with a video about MTV and Intel getting together to improve the audience’s experience because they do not really understand how wireless works, and what are its limitations.

Eul said the goal is to make the mobile platform smarter, the CPU more powerful, and the imaging performance better. He did a brief introduction of “Bay Trail,” the next-generation Atom Z3000 ,  focusing on it being used as a gaming platform. He showed that it is capable of running Windows – which is called heavy legacy software – or running Android OS, Apple OS, Chrome OS, or Linux OS. Bay Trail is a 64-bit processor, built using Intel’s Silvermont 22nm micro-architecture. There will be six variants of the chip available – with dual and quad-core configurations. Clock speeds will range from 1.8GHz to 2.4GHz.

Bay Trail’s Hardware and Software supports:  

  • Windows (32/64-bit) and/or Android and/or Chrome
  • Displays resolutions up to 2500 x 1600 (Retina display)
  • Dual independent displays
  • Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology
  • Up to 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM
  • USB 3, HDMI, Displayport, SD card, NFC, 4G, Wi-Fi, GPS
  • X 11, Open GL 3.0 graphics
  • Up to 13MP camera on the rear with Zero shutter lag, burst mode, digital video stabilization, 1080p recording at 60FPS and up to 2MP on the front.

Eul then brought Victoria Molina on stage, a fashion industry consultant and former executive for Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, and the Gap, who explained her virtual shopping experience application. They developed it using the Intel Android SDK in about a week  – but gave no information on the experience level of their programmers.

Molina said the most important part of this application is the fit map, an important factor in making the apparel attractive on the wearer, to attain a “cool” outcome. The application uses an avatar based around the person’s measurements, height and weight, and a facial photograph. The shopper goes out to the web site where they want to shop and chooses the clothing to virtually try on before purchasing. Next, the website pulls up sample clothing from their product lines.

After you build your ensemble of clothing, then you can adjust the clothing so the fit is tight, medium, or loose. After deciding on your look, you go through the “Cat Walk” show-n-tell process. That means the avatar is dressed with each one of the outfits in the size and drape you want and it looks like you are a model on a fashion show runway. Molina said, “This will revolutionise the online shopping experience. Because of the huge “cool factor”.

Next, Intel focused on a Bay Trail small-form-factor tablet running and editing videos. Eul invited Jerry Shen, chief executive of Asus, to introduce its T100, a 2-in-1 Bay Trail notebook with over ten hours of battery life. “We are very excited about the Bay Trail quad-core promise,” Shen said.

Asus is more optimistic than Intel regarding battery longevity. Intel claims Bay Trail tablets could weigh as little 14.1 ounces and offer more than eight hours of battery life when the users are watching high-definition video.

Neil Hand, Dell’s VP of Tablets, showed its  Venue 8-inch, Windows 8.1, Bay Trail tablet that is going to be shipping soon. He said it has 4G LTE.
Eul talked briefly about upcoming Merryfield, a 22nm SoC which is build on the Silvermont architecture specifically for smartphones. We were told that Airmont, a 14nm process engineering SoC with all the features of Bay Trail for tablets, is on schedule for Q3 2014 release.

Finally, Eul satisfied our curiosity by showing his audio DJ idea which activated those dull white plastic bracelets that were sitting on each chair. A video was projected onto the giant screens in the auditorium showing the Keynote audience and the wristbands lighting up in synch with Eul’s music.

The presentation took another turn with Kirk Skaugen, Senior VP General Manager PC Client Group at Intel which will be covered in part two.

Wikileaks is backed by lizards

While Julian Assange is famous for his conspiracy theories about the CIA, it seems his current plight has not affected his fellow tin foil hat wearers who follow British messiah David Icke.

You would think that Icke’s followers, who believe that the world is ruled by a secret cult of alien masonic lizards, would be supportive of Assange’s stand against the Man, or in this case reptile.

But a look into the Ike forums reveals that they believe that Assange is all part of the Lizard plot.

Icke’s cult works on the basis of connections which are sometimes pretty dubious, but sound credible. Thus by making links, sometimes resorting to numerology, but mostly guilt by association, it is possible to create a picture of a world where the top players are lizards who rule the world.

I have to point out that I am biased because, according to Icke, I am a lizard, or at least given my connections I should be. In fact, TechEye is also of the lizard persuasion

Wikileaks appears to be part of the big lizard conspiracy because it fails to mention that great plot of the 20th century, which sucks up most of the pre-occupation with many Icke followers – 9/11.

Assange became a suspected Lizard when he said that he was constantly annoyed that people are distracted by “false conspiracies such as 9/11, when all around we provide evidence of real conspiracies, for war or mass financial fraud.”

Wikileaks has also never leaked documents that confirm that 9/11 was all a front by the Lizards to get the US into a war against Iraq.

However lately, according to the Icke Forums, Assange’s lizard credentials have been revealed by the fact that his laywer Mark Stephens works for the law firm Finers Stephens Innocent. This law firm is legal adviser to the Rothschild Waddesdon Trust.

The Trust is concerned with the “maintenance, improvement and payment of certain of the outgoings in respect of Waddesdon Manor Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.”

So basically it provides legal advice for a trust that runs a historic house, but that is not enough to stop the Ickists finding Lizard webbed feet in it.

According to the boards, the Wadesdon Trust’s board of trustees is chaired by the Queen”s former Private Secretary Lord Fellowes and has three Rothschild family members as trustees, Lord Jacob Rothschild, Lady Rothschild (his wife) and Beth Matilda Rothschild. The Trust is based at 14 St James’s Place in London which is also the London address of Lord Jacob Rothschild and his high profile wealth management business St. James’s Place Group.

Finers Stephens Innocent appears to have a strong focus in providing tax advice to mega-rich customers.

As one forum member pointed out “Assange’s lawyer is a high profile establishment lawyer whose law firm works for the Rothschilds. Therefore… this is proof enough that Assange is a Rothschild puppet and that Wikileaks is a Rothschild operation.”

Of course you can use the same logic to claim that since I did martial arts with Princess Di’s doctor, me and the people’s princess were linked.

You can see how the human logic works… but I would say that… I am a lizard.