Intel: Your GPU is faster than our CPUs!? Nvidia: Hey buddy, it’s 14x faster.

So to begin another drama by two companies at public war. Intel and NVIDIA are in two seperate businesses. One produces the Core i5 CPU this post was typed on, and another produces the GeForce 310m graphics processor on this exact same laptop. But instead, they’re fighting instead producing more technology to cram into laptops and sending me the review units for a month. No, instead Intel pitted their spanking-new Core i7 960 against a not-new-at-all GTX280. And they found out that NVIDIA’s not-so-new-GPU bested their Core i7 prodigy by being 2.5 times faster on average and up to 14 times faster.

Accordingly, here is NVIDIA’s gloating message:

It’s a rare day in the world of technology when a company you compete with stands up at an important conference and declares that your technology is only up to 14 times faster than theirs.

And so it goes. Nothing really was accomplished here and the meaning of this post is nearly as close as spam. **

**Of course it’s not you fools!

Via: The Nvidia Blog (Official), Portal ACM

Motorola Droid and DROID X getting FroYo’d in “late summer”

So how does late summer sound to you? If it’s hoping that this terrible heat will end in different parts of the world, your techy counterpart might also have something else to say. See genius, according to a leaked Verizon memo the DROID original will find its FroYo in the freezer first at the end of July, than the DROID X in late August. Whatever might come out of this, fingers crossed double, the Droids by Moto will get FroYo (hopefully no puns were intended in this post).

Via: Phone Arena

Android 2.2 FroYo Hits Final Update Status On Nexus One, Users Rejoice

So, you got a Nexus One? No? Then you lose man! Accordingly, and on time, Google has released the source code for Android 2.2 FroYo, making it available to the public and manufacturers like HTC and Motorola. Afterwards, all these companies have to do is format and program the source code to the devices they are publishing the update to, then work with the device’s carrier to push it out. By the end of this summer, all major Android phones will be in FroYo heaven.

And accordingly, once again the Nexus One has gotten its final FroYo build update first via OTA (over-the-air), as build FRF83. Users can also manually update their Sexy Nexy with the official update from Google’s servers, but need to have the FRF50 build first.

Via: XDA-Developers

Before iPhone 4 Morning: At The Apple Store In Lincoln Road!

What’s a short visit to South Beach (more preferably Lincoln Road) without a stop at the Apple Store, pre-iPhone 4 madness? After hopefully scoring a morning interview at the venue with Channel 7, I proceeded to strut the Pentax K-x’s stuff and begin a small photo rampage that will appear in future stories, as well as some extra time with the iPad (all iPhone 3GS units were replaced with iOS 4 models). There was also a large crown hustled behind (in their tents or on the floor) and all around me while the security guards were playing security (read: guards) and playing with iPads (read:at the same time). Throughout the hot 89 degree weather and practical chaos, there was one particular Apple fan (I’ll call him Miami Apple Fanboy) who shouted “7:00 AM!” to one of the guards. As you dear readers might already know, the iPhone 4 launch starts at 7AM Eastern tomorrow. Check out the gallery for some shots, and hit up the line break for some video!

Apple Store Lincoln Road – Pre-iPhone 4 Launch!

White iPhone 4 Delayed Till Second Half Of July Launch Due To Manufacturing Issues

Well, in a recent presser on top of the Droid X event, Apple has the following to say about the white iPhone 4 magical delay:

CUPERTINO, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — White models of Apple’s new iPhone® 4 have proven more challenging to manufacture than expected, and as a result they will not be available until the second half of July. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected

It’s probably due to one of the following things. Either the new iPhone 4 in full white casing is harder to produce than expected, or they can’t find enough unicorn fur to build them. I’m going  for the latter. Possibly.

Motorola DROID X: 4.3″ Screen, Android 2.1, 720p HD Video, HDMI-out. It’s The New Top

The Motorola DROID X has gotten its full presser in NYC by the CEOs of Adobe, Google, Verizon, and Motorola. First off, the DROID X allows you to stream Blockbuster video, and uses V CAST video, NFL Mobile, Skype Mobile, and a Back-Up Assistant, all on Verizon. But what does the DROID X offer against the competition?

  • Mainly a 4.3 inch screen with 854 x 480 pixels
  • Android 2.1 Eclair (the 2.2 update comes late summer), with a toned down version of MOTOBLUR
  • HD 720p video recording on a 8 megapixel camera
  • a 1GHz TI OMAP 4630 processor
  • 8GB of internal memoryand 16GB memory card (expandable up to 32GB)
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot service much like the EVO, but only supporting up to 5 devices and a 2GB data cap
  • Will have Flash 10.1 support (with the coming 2.2 update)
  • A multitouch keyboard that comes pre-installed with Swype
  • 3 antennas for noise cancelling
  • A 1500 mAh battery (that has the same outstanding batter of the original DROID 1)

Does this sound tantalizing to you? It does to the press and everyone else at the event. PR after the more link.

And the DROID X is priced at $199 on a 2-year contract for Verizon Wireless and launches on July 15th, with a 1930 mAh battery that will launch in the coming months and will add 1mm of thickness to the Droid X. Nice stuff.


iFixit honorably tears down an entire iPhone 4 to see its guts

You might’ve just gotten an iPhone 4 yesterday, if you were lucky. But you would never tear it down, piece by piece to figure out what really was inside, would you? Not your beloved iPhone you wouldn’t! Well, iFixit did just that, and to spare you the mind-boggling pieces and how tightly compact and secure the new iPhone is, I’ll just have to send you to iFixit, for their exclusive teardown.

Motorola DROID Review: A Look Back At The First Droid

The Motorola Droid is going to be succeeded. We know it is. Motorola does, as do Verizon and Adobe (look at Moto’s and VZW’s sites). And hence, the original Droid that so many millions own will be out of date, until its FroYo 2.2 update nears. In fact, the official announcement of “the next generation of Droid” is tomorrow, so let’s go over a quick look at what the Droid was, and what it truely is.