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Forum: Handheld Technology 17-Sep-2014, 05:48
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Posted By silent_guy
As you already point out: no matter what, the...

As you already point out: no matter what, the bank will know your spending pattern. I have no illusions about that being monetized already...
Forum: 3D Technology & Algorithms 17-Sep-2014, 05:45
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By silent_guy
The most obvious IMO is probably memory related,...

The most obvious IMO is probably memory related, such as playing tricks with the location of textures and other buffers (in main memory or in local DRAM). The API already provides hints about where a...
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 16-Sep-2014, 21:50
Replies: 2,087
Views: 343,994
Posted By silent_guy
Tonga edging out a 980 would be a major coup, it...

Tonga edging out a 980 would be a major coup, it being 10% smaller and all.
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 16-Sep-2014, 21:15
Replies: 2,087
Views: 343,994
Posted By silent_guy
IMHO nobody has examined the chip. As in: break...

IMHO nobody has examined the chip. As in: break it open and check the layout.
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 16-Sep-2014, 15:24
Replies: 2,087
Views: 343,994
Posted By silent_guy
Nice job indeed, but let's wait until Tonga shows...

Nice job indeed, but let's wait until Tonga shows its true face? It's still shrouded in mystery.

AMD should be thankful that: a) Nvidia will price it pretty high and b) didn't release this part in...
Forum: Handheld Technology 16-Sep-2014, 04:46
Replies: 2,780
Views: 292,250
Posted By silent_guy
Physical cards without a PIN, no security at all....

Physical cards without a PIN, no security at all.
Physical cards with a PIN: 4 digits of security, often a birthdate of some sort. :wink:
Hard for an electronic solution to beat that in terms of...
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 15-Sep-2014, 23:22
Replies: 68
Views: 6,489
Posted By silent_guy
I'm not up to date about how various components...

I'm not up to date about how various components are linked to each other these days, but, yes, why not?
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 15-Sep-2014, 22:29
Replies: 2,087
Views: 343,994
Posted By silent_guy
Simple: compare it to gk104 instead of gk110....

Simple: compare it to gk104 instead of gk110. :wink:
Forum: Handheld Technology 15-Sep-2014, 14:05
Replies: 2,780
Views: 292,250
Posted By silent_guy
A $2.99 latte will increase by $0.04 if every...

A $2.99 latte will increase by $0.04 if every single customer is going to pay with Apple Pay. Watch. Me. Care. :wink:
Forum: Handheld Technology 15-Sep-2014, 05:58
Replies: 2,780
Views: 292,250
Posted By silent_guy
The question is whether or not it's better/safer...

The question is whether or not it's better/safer than existing NFC implementations and existing credit card implementations. Not whether or not credit cards are inherently enablers for creepy...
Forum: Handheld Technology 15-Sep-2014, 02:34
Replies: 2,780
Views: 292,250
Posted By silent_guy
Do I care how much MasterCard charges my store to...

Do I care how much MasterCard charges my store to use my card?
Do I care how much Apple Pay will charge whatever party it deal with?

As long as I don't get charged this extra 0.15%, why should I...
Forum: 3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices 14-Sep-2014, 22:12
Replies: 68
Views: 6,489
Posted By silent_guy
Anything about there being a 384-bit bus hiding...

Anything about there being a 384-bit bus hiding in there, as speculated by TechReport?
Forum: Handheld Technology 14-Sep-2014, 21:35
Replies: 2,780
Views: 292,250
Posted By silent_guy
(I didn't see a new thread, so continuing here.) ...

(I didn't see a new thread, so continuing here.)

I'm surprised that they're using BLE for this. My experience with Bluetooth and BLE is one of painful discovery and/or pairing. Not suitable at all...
Forum: Handheld Technology 14-Sep-2014, 15:07
Replies: 2,780
Views: 292,250
Posted By silent_guy
Here's another article about the crypto exchange...

Here's another article about the crypto exchange under the hood: http://bankinnovation.net/2014/09/heres-how-the-security-behind-apple-pay-will-really-work/
It says that Apple Pay will work for...
Forum: Handheld Technology 14-Sep-2014, 14:57
Replies: 2,780
Views: 292,250
Posted By silent_guy
I believe that standard already existed, just...

I believe that standard already existed, just that very few were eager to implement it.

Last Friday, Wells Fargo already sent me an enthusiastic email saying they're totally ready for Apple Pay....
Forum: Handheld Technology 14-Sep-2014, 04:04
Replies: 2,780
Views: 292,250
Posted By silent_guy
Since the introduction of Apple Pay, I've been...

Since the introduction of Apple Pay, I've been trying to understand if it is any different than Google Wallet and other NFC payments, or just a UI layer (fingerprint reader) on top of what was...
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 13-Sep-2014, 07:02
Replies: 2,621
Views: 381,581
Posted By silent_guy
Back when Kepler and GCN were introduced, with...

Back when Kepler and GCN were introduced, with roughly the same performance/mm2 and, without reason, similar perf/W, I thought that both companies had come close to what could reasonably be squeezed...
Forum: Handheld Technology 13-Sep-2014, 04:48
Replies: 2,780
Views: 292,250
Posted By silent_guy
Yeah, Siri started out pretty bad at first, but...

Yeah, Siri started out pretty bad at first, but it's pretty amazing how well it works now. Without it, I'd never bother setting alarms and reminders, but now it's too easy to not do it. I haven't...
Forum: Handheld Technology 13-Sep-2014, 04:28
Replies: 2,780
Views: 292,250
Posted By silent_guy
Heart rate monitor?

Heart rate monitor?
Forum: Handheld Technology 12-Sep-2014, 19:07
Replies: 2,780
Views: 292,250
Posted By silent_guy
If you like talking Apple business, there's...

If you like talking Apple business, there's really no better source than Asymco. iTunes: http://www.asymco.com/2014/07/29/how-big-is-apples-ecosystem/
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 12-Sep-2014, 16:10
Replies: 2,621
Views: 381,581
Posted By silent_guy
From that slide, it seems that Tonga is HPM as...

From that slide, it seems that Tonga is HPM as well? Wasn't this supposed to save some power? Or is that really only for leakage? And why are the power savings so minor?

The fact that they need...
Forum: Handheld Technology 12-Sep-2014, 00:08
Replies: 2,780
Views: 292,250
Posted By silent_guy
A graph says more than a thousand words:...

A graph says more than a thousand words: http://www.asymco.com/2014/03/18/invaluable/
Pay particular attention to the one that says 'profit share'. In that category, there's just 2 players, which is...
Forum: Handheld Technology 10-Sep-2014, 14:31
Replies: 2,780
Views: 292,250
Posted By silent_guy
I'm on my iPhone 5 on a 2 year plan, so it'd be...

I'm on my iPhone 5 on a 2 year plan, so it'd be stupid not to upgrade. I want the finger print reader most of all: it was hard not to buy the 5s just for that, but I survived. The rest is gradual...
Forum: 3D Architectures & Chips 08-Sep-2014, 17:30
Replies: 2,087
Views: 343,994
Posted By silent_guy
The Titan Black should be right what they need...

The Titan Black should be right what they need...
Forum: 3D & Semiconductor Industry 08-Sep-2014, 16:01
Replies: 105
Views: 8,029
Posted By silent_guy
It's actually quite simple: during the discovery...

It's actually quite simple: during the discovery phase of a patent case, an independent third party (basically, your patent lawyers) will get access to the emails/design documents that are related to...
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