Cray XK6 $1 Million Supercomputer Breaks Petaflop Record

Cray has created a new supercomputer which has broken the current petaflop record and scales up to more than 50 petaflops of processing capability. The Cray XK6 is powered by Cray’s Gemini interconnect, AMD Opteron 6200 processors, and NVIDIA Tesla 20-Series GPUs and runs a custom built version of Linux.

The Opteron 6200 chips have 16 cores and there will be up to 96, together with96 graphics cards per cabinet. Just imagine what you could do with that sort of power in your home PC.


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Lark iPhone Silent Alarm

If you are looking for a way to wake without waking your partner on those early mornings, then Lark’s iPhone silent alarm might well be worth a good look. The system consists of an iPhone application and a wrist strap you wear to bed. Once you set your alarm wake up time it provides a silent and natural wake up, and coaches you to improve your sleep and can even enhance your awake time.

The device was originally showcased at the TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco last autumn, and today Lark has announced that their Lark iPhone Silent Alarm and sleep monitoring system has now arrived in Apple retail stores in North America.

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iPhone 3GS Will Not Get iOS 5?

We know that Apple is working on a major update to their mobile OS, which is expected to be iOS 5 and launch later this year, with the launch of the iPhone 5, and now it is possible that the iPhone 3GS will not be upgraded to iOS 5.

According to Eldair Murtzain, who is usually spot on when it comes to information on the iPhone and other mobile devices, the iPhone 3GS will not get updated to iOS 5.0 but the iPhone 4 will.

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Evernote Chrome Extension Now Available (video)

If you are an Evernote user you might be pleased to know that today the popular Evernote suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving, has rolled out their new extension for Chrome.

The new extension has been design to capture the body of any blog post on any site. The new Evernote Chrome extension automatically recognises the layout of any website page or post, and then captures it without any need for the user to select anything. Watch a video of the new Evernote Chrome extension after the jump.

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Panasonic Launches New Camcorders

Some of our reader will remember the Sanyo range of Xacti camcorders, Panasonic bought Sanyo a while back and they have now launched a new range of camcorders which are based on the Sanyo Xacti ones.

As you will see from the photos below, they share the same design as the Xacti camcorders, although they have been given a new name and Panasonic branding.

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Sound of Light Wireless Speakers

These Sound of Light wireless speakers are also lights to allow for discrete placement around your home but still have the ability to use a power supply, combining both wireless speakers and light in to one.

Simply screw the speakers into any existing light socket and the speakers disappear into the lamp shade. The lighting, volume and power functions, are then all controlled via remote control.

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Sony Ericsson’s Canadian Online Store Hacked, Customer Details Stolen

Sony is really going through the mill at the moment and their problems are mounting by the day, and today is no exception. Sony Ericsson’s Canadian Online Store has now fallen foul to hackers, who have been able to extract details of 2,000 Eshop customers from Sony’s Canadian online store. Sony has reported that e-mails, passwords and phone numbers of users were stolen.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 To Ship With Android 3.1 Honeycomb

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is due to go on sale next month, and now it looks like it may ship with Android 3.1 Honeycomb, which is the latest version of Google’s tablet OS instead of Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

When the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was announced, the specifications included Android 3.0, but it looks Samsung has now updated its product page for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and it now shows the OS as Android 3.1 Honeycomb.

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HTC Reviewing Bootloader Policy For Android Smartphones

A while back Sony Ericsson announced that they would be providing an Android bootloader tool for many of their 2011 Android devices, and now it seems that HTC may go the same way, according to a recent posting on their Facebook page.

HTC have announced that they are reviewing the locked bootloader policy, after a number of HTC users made complaints to HTC, although this doesn’t confirm that they will actually reverse their policy on bootloader locking, you can see their statement below.

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Zynga Getting Ready To File An IPO?

It looks like Zynga is getting ready to file its initial public offering (IPO), according to a recent report by All Things Digital, and it is expected to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission some time this week or next week.

Zynga was recently valued at around $10 billion when it received its last round of funding, although its price is expected to be higher when the IPO launches, and Zynga are obviously hoping to see the same sort of success as the recent Linked In filing.

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BT And Everything Everywhere Testing 4G LTE In The UK

It looks like 4G LTE may be headed to the UK in the not too distant future as BT and Everything Everywhere have announced that they will start trialling 4G LTE in the UK later this year.

The Trials will start in Cornwall in September 2011, and they will first be testing it out in St Newlyn in South Newquay and 200 mobile phone and landline customers will be part of the trial for both 4G handsets and also 4G dongles.

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Nokia Oro Gold Plated Symbian Mobile Phone Announced

Nokia has added another mobile phone to their range with the launch of the Nokia Oro, which they describe as a ‘premium brand’, the Oro comes with 18 carat gold plating, a sapphire crystal and leather.

The Nokia Oro runs Symbian OS, and features pentaband radio connectivity, up-to HSDPA 3G and WiFi, there is also a 3.5 inch AMOLED display, plus an 8 megapixel camera which can record HD video in 720p.

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