O'Reilly Media this afternoon held their Tuesday Evening Extravaganza to mark the end of their tutorial portion of this leading open-source convention and now turning to technical sessions and the expo hall. As part of this extravaganza, Mark Shuttleworth was the keynote speaker and he was talking about free software, driving innovation faster within free software, and the art of software engineering. In addition, the Python Foundation had presented their annual Frank Willison Award, the White Camel Awards were also presented, and the Google O'Reilly Open Source Awards were handed out. The two other speakers this afternoon were Robert Lefkowitz and Damian Conway. Below are a few pictures from tonight's festivities.
23 July 2008 - 1 Comment
On Monday AMD had made an announcement surrounding the convergence of computer gaming and Hollywood film making with Cinema 2.0. Cinema 2.0 is not a new GPU technology, a new piece of software, or anything tangible, but it's been described as just an inflection point and vision/road-map. Cinema 2.0 is similar to the Web 2.0 ecosystem and they believe it will be a defining moment in the gaming and graphics industries.
17 June 2008 - 6 Comments
The second annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit kicked off yesterday with a variety of free software and Linux talks. The topics ranged from VIA announcing a new open-source driver strategy to pictures of MySQL executives burning their IPO prospectus information following their acquisition by Sun Microsystems. Ending off the first day of talks was a party at the QUA Bottle Lounge in downtown Austin, Texas. Here are a few pictures from the day.
9 April 2008
This past week was the KDE 4.0 release event taking place at the Googleplex in Mountain View, where around 200 KDE enthusiasts had celebrated this major desktop release as well as discussing the roadmap for KDE and some of the major advantages of the K Desktop Environment.
21 January 2008 - 4 Comments
Last week I had received a unique CES invitation from Rogers & Cowan, a PR firm representing an array of entertainment and technology companies, about one of their clients that advertises itself as the makers of the "world's most extravagant and technologically advanced systems for audio-video purists." For the Consumer Electronic Show, participating companies will either have a booth or suite somewhere in Las Vegas, but that wasn't the case for Goldmund, this Rogers & Cowan client that specializes in high-end audio/video systems. Their systems are so advanced that they simply cannot be built in a day or even a week, but for each of their media rooms they spend extensive time planning and constructing the rooms that are slated to be perfect, even an imperfect world. With that said, it was easier and more cost effective for Goldmund to just have four other writers and I check out their luxurious home theater systems in a demonstration home near Los Angeles.
12 January 2008 - 5 Comments
This year at CES, ASUS has on display a wide assortment of products. These new ASUS products range from graphics cards to motherboards and monitors. Attached are a few pictures of their newest products.
7 January 2008 - 1 Comment
While the International Consumer Electronic Show (CES) doesn't officially get underway until tomorrow, this afternoon we have some pictures of the setup process that goes on each year to prepare the show floors at the different exhibit halls for the over 100,000+ visitors that have swarmed to Las Vegas. Here are today's pictures, prior to being threatened by a Microsoft security agent. As you can see, the workers are still very much preparing the hundreds of booths that will be on display.
6 January 2008
On the final day of the Intel Fall 2007 IDF was Renee James and Justin Rattner with the two final keynotes. Among the topics today were virtualization, Intel's open-source projects, a new What If project from Intel, Intel 8-core gaming, the 3D Internet, and a new LessWatts initiative from Intel with additional work by Red Hat and Oracle. Microsoft also talked about their work with Novell in optimizing SuSE for running in virtual environments on Windows Server 2008. Check out the photographs where we've also squeezed in a few remaining photographs from the PCI Express 2.0 party and the technology showcase.
20 September 2007 - 1 Comment
Another day at IDF, another morning of keynotes. The second morning of the Fall 2007 Intel IDF was focused on mobility and ultra mobility. Among the announcements today was the announcement of the Mobile Internet Device Innovation Alliance, a horde of new Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) and Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs), and talk of Moorestown. Intel's Moorestown Platform will bring latest process benefits to the CPU, graphics, video, and memory controllers while offering a 10x reduction in the idle power consumption. Mark Shuttleworth also made a surprise appearance today on stage to talk briefly about Ubuntu on Mobile devices and Moblin. We'll provide more coverage later in the day.
19 September 2007
Taking place yesterday afternoon during Intel's Fall 2007 IDF was their technology showcase and reception. There were a variety of booths setup with all different manufacturers from American Megatrends to Corsair and NVIDIA. While Microsoft did have a large presence at this showcase, Intel did have a booth setup for talking about power-savings technologies on Linux from their PowerTOP software to the tick-less kernel and other power management capabilities.
19 September 2007
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