Cillian joins That Old Pod again to discuss this week in tech. Discussion covers the new releases by AMD and Nvidea; the future of the processor market; quantum computing; Google's new product releases and some issues arising with Google Home; digital assistants and space travel.
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AMD and ATI merger
PS3 Cell Processor
ARM in mobile
Intel Tick-Tock Model
What is a SoC
How is a GPU different from a CPU?
What is Nvidea CUDA?
NVidea 1080 TI
Value of 60 FPS (frames per second)
What is SLI?
CPU Power Consumption
GPU Power Consumption
What is Bitcoin Mining?
Apple A Series Processors
Apple silicone development
Apple silicone purchases - Lucio was confusing the PrimeSense acquisition with what he meant to be discussing, the PA Semi purchase, a US based company. Apple has also purchased several other semi-conductor teams for their engineering talent including Intrinisity and Passif Semiconductor
Lucio kept saying Qubit and meant D-Wave
First quantum computer was highly contested but eventually verified in 2014
Google quantum severs
IBM quantum computers
Advantages of graphene processors
Intel abandoning silicone at 7 nm
Nokia 3310 re-release
2G network shutdown
5G specification is under review
MS Surface Hub vs Google Jamboard
Google Hangouts latest updates
What is Slack?
Google Answer issues
Google Home on Obama
Google Home Caramelized Onion Recipe
Machine Learning a Video Game
SpaceX plans to send two private astronauts around the moon in late 2018
Article to visualize Earth’s atmosphere. Deep space is defined as the area outside of these zones. Humans have not left the atmosphere since the Apollo missions.
Europe Space Agency current and future activities
China’s Space Program’s latest news
United Arab Emigrates Space Program plans to build inhabitable human settlement on Mars by 2117, on track to send probe to Mars in 2020
Apollo 1 Cockpit fire
Ender’s Saga - Whole series is absolutely fantastic and a must read. Xenocide is the third book and Lucio’s favorite. Shadow of the Hegemon is now the 6th book in the series
Mushroom growth time lapse
Are viruses alive?
Solar system Trappist-1 discovered
The actual image astronomers have used to understand Trappist-1
New suggestion for planet classifications
How electrons behave in an electric circuit
Prosthetic limbs responding to brain signals
Images reconstructed from people’s thoughts