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  • AMD: The Global Foundries No-Show [View article]
    @RaV

    There are articles out there that suggest that Nintendo is going with an Android operating system.

    Why you should want a Nintendo Android console

    http://bit.ly/1D2bJEW
    Jul 25, 2015. 08:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD: The Global Foundries No-Show [View article]
    Thanks for the comment RAV.

    As my 5 year old won't be reading this forum I will say that I just purchased a PS4 for the boy for his birthday in October.

    But it didn't actually cost anything as such.

    I used my Westpac MasterCard hotpoints to purchase the PS4.

    I see what you are saying about people around the world not being able to afford these devices.

    The trouble with the likes of PS4 is that you don't just need the console.

    You kind of need the house to put it in, you need the big screen TV, You need the surround stereo system, you need the broadband internet connection, and then after all of that, you need to be able to afford to buy the games.

    As a parent, I am mindful of the time that your child spends watching kids programs on satellite TV and playing console games.

    I trade a few camper-vans so I see some of the technology being piled into 21st century RV's.

    My sons mother has said before that it kind of defeats the point of going camping when you take the kitchen sink and all the toys with you.

    Even when you can afford all of the toys like the PlayStation you realize that you can get quality time with simpler things.

    I purchased an LG smart TV and for me it has transformed the idea of a smart television. The LG comes with a small side remote that you wave around and it makes it very easy to enter words into dialogue boxes on the likes of youtube.

    My 5 year old has taken to the thing like a fish to water and he sits there playing YouTube music video's like How much is that doggie in the window by Patti Page and Green Sleeves by Nolwyn Leroy.

    I love Youtube now more so than ever because of the wealth of information on the video service.

    I show my 5 year old son Expedia Video's of New York, video's of the solar system, etc. We never had that opportunity in our time.

    Game play is great but most of all I am looking for new ways to source information and learning for my son.

    We know that there is a ton of information on the net. Google search engine and MSFT Bing have made great strides toward organizing that information. Organizing the information so that average Joe's can make practical use of it.

    I believe this is an important area of advancement.

    The indexing and organization of information and the practical presentation of that information in a user friendly format.

    Google have made great strides starting with their search engine, then categorizing the information into categories such as news, internet, images, video's. Then expanding the YouTube service.

    The great thing with this information service is that it is practically FREE.
    Jul 25, 2015. 07:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD: The Global Foundries No-Show [View article]
    Thanks for the update Rav55. I try and read as much AMD news as I can but don't generally read Samsung, Qualcomm, etc news.

    Thanks again for the update.
    Jul 25, 2015. 06:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD Is In Serious Trouble, But There's Still Hope [View article]
    @FutureVision3013

    Nice article :)
    Jul 25, 2015. 06:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Nokia plans to unveil virtual reality hardware next week [View news story]
    @alphaRAJU

    There won't be allot of driving going on soon.

    The autonomous cars are advancing very rapidly. They really don't need drivers anymore.

    http://bit.ly/1VCfK92

    It's more like sit in the passenger seat and watch your VR for amusement.
    Jul 23, 2015. 06:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Nokia plans to unveil virtual reality hardware next week [View news story]
    As a side issue:

    Seeing is believing: World's first AMD bionic eye implant a triumph

    "In a first for ophthalmology, a British man suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) was able to see again after receiving a bionic eye implant."

    http://bit.ly/1Kn5vPY

    And a little frivolity:

    http://bit.ly/1Kn5w6c
    Jul 23, 2015. 06:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD -2.9% post-earnings; Street worried about cash burn, competitiveness [View news story]
    @rav55

    Circa June 16 for those parts. They may be a little late.

    I agree with the Arctic Island GPU's.

    I've been rethinking the ZEN parts.

    It may even be a ZEN server part. I've been undecided between high end desktop CPU or server CPU.
    Jul 23, 2015. 05:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Nokia plans to unveil virtual reality hardware next week [View news story]
    @Andreas

    I saw a Samsung television that was clear like a pain of glass. Yet the device could display TV images. Or alternatively display images.

    http://bit.ly/1VC5duD

    If they could do that with a pair of glasses then they would dominate the market.

    AMD are tracking around 20 to 30 headsets coming to market. Someone will get onto a winner and find the right balance between functionality and aesthetics.
    Jul 23, 2015. 05:32 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Could Apple Be An Angel Customer For AMD? [View article]
    @WHITEKNAVE

    I think I was wrong on that one. While the stream processors are the same as FuryX it appears GPU Frequency is reduced (to be confirmed).

    So I guess it won't perform on a par with FuryX.

    8.6 TFLOPS VS 7.3 TFLOPS (to be confirmed).

    Better power consumption with Nano 175w vs 275w.

    http://bit.ly/1VzM0tr
    Jul 23, 2015. 08:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Comparing TSMC And Intel As Investments, Revisited [View article]
    I think it is important to focus on a plunging neckline very carefully so that you can marry your quantitative analysis with your qualitative analysis.

    Understanding that the price has retraced from $36 to $28 in the face of a collapsing PC market is important. Intel are facing many headwinds so I won't bore you with recounting some of the issues here and now.

    138 million shares short, many institutions reducing their position in the company, declining R&D spending, tick tick tick instead of tick tock tick, job cuts, AMD taping out 14nm parts. Just small issues.

    I don't believe engaging in create accounting helps our analysis either :)

    Hopefully VR might be a good catalyst for all the active participants in the X86 sandpit. I note Nokia are jumping on the bandwagon now with an announcement pending.

    AMD are tracking around 20 to 30 headsets coming to market. These could drive demand for high end GPU's from nVidia and AMD and Intel may get to sell more Devil's canyon CPU's.
    Jul 23, 2015. 08:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD Is In Serious Trouble, But There's Still Hope [View article]
    @geeks

    I've been looking at some of the Intel article's. They are laying off staff, they are cutting back their R&D spending, they are selling assets like land, their tick tock cadence is now tick tick tick like a time bomb, and worst of all, the CEO is on some crazy drive to try and buy up useless assets to justify that big salary.
    Jul 23, 2015. 04:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Comparing TSMC And Intel As Investments, Revisited [View article]
    Greystar eyeing Intel land deal in Santa Clara

    "Greystar Real Estate Partners is eyeing 13.3 acres of high-profile dirt in Santa Clara — land long owned by Intel Corp. — in what could lead to the next large-scale mixed-use project in the booming city."

    http://bit.ly/1HTmrdy

    Oh dear, Intel are starting to sell off the China:

    http://bit.ly/1qpCUlq
    Jul 23, 2015. 02:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Comparing TSMC And Intel As Investments, Revisited [View article]
    Intel Corporation (INTC) Stock: Textbook Head-and-Shoulders Pattern

    "Rick Pendergraft: Back on April 23, I wrote about the possible development of a head-and-shoulders pattern on Intel’s (NASDAQ:INTC) weekly chart. At that time, the stock was rising, but it looked like the second shoulder would form near the $35 level. That is exactly what it did."

    "The date of the previous article is marked with the blue arrow. Intel stock proceeded to rise from $32 to within pennies of $35, but then it reversed course and dropped back down below $29. This is a textbook head-and-shoulders formation."

    http://bit.ly/1CRnLkG
    Jul 23, 2015. 02:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AMD Is In Serious Trouble, But There's Still Hope [View article]
    Fib

    Intel short Interest:

    http://bit.ly/JyDN8e

    138 million shares short. I guess they didn't listen.

    But seriously the share price has collapsed form $36 down to $28 and is still plunging.

    I will buy some below $8

    Look at the institutional holdings:
    http://bit.ly/1HTlbqS

    They are dumping their holdings and that's why the share price is plummeting.
    Jul 23, 2015. 01:55 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How The Intel Acquisition Of Altera Affects Taiwan Semiconductor [View article]
    Intel upsets employees with shift in lay-off policy

    "The report says employees have been complaining about the way Intel laid off some people based on "the level of performance-based stock grants they received" from last year, as opposed to its standard annual review-based layoff process. Also, many employees are upset that once they're laid off, they're not eligible for rehire at Intel, which is a policy most employees were not aware of."

    http://bit.ly/1LEHl4Z

    Intel Lays Off American Workers While Lobbying for More H1B Visas

    "Intel, one of the nations largest technology corporations, has delivered a stern message to their workers: You’re not good enough."

    http://bit.ly/1LEHvt5
    Jul 23, 2015. 12:47 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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