Jen-Hsun Huang is one of the most influential people in our industry, so whenever he has something to say, people stop and take notice. With PC sales slowing down considerably and Tegra chipsets not selling like they used to, he is willing to steer nVIDIA’s ship to more profitable waters.
Microsoft is holding a press event this Tuesday, and naturally the Internet has gone rampant about what it could be for. Actually no; everyone knows that they’ll probably release a new Surface line of devices. Now Windows Phone Central has come out what some details of what the guys from Redmond are planning.
The state of Linux drivers is a very old, sad and sometimes infuriating tale. I use Linux exclusively at work, 70% of my time at home; and still whenever I want to upgrade a driver, whether it’s ATI or NVIDIA, I throw a couple of Hail Marys just in case (and a couple of Bloody Marys most of the times after that). Rich Geldreich works at Valve, and is currently improving OpenGL support for games for SteamOS. His rantings about the drivers are pretty much spot on, but he doesn’t actually mention names of vendors. That’s left as an exercise...
Apple released the latest point upgrade of OS X and iTunes to the world, bringing their versions up to 10.9.3 and 11.2 respectively.
Google Now is a killer feature for Android; and as it learns from you, it becomes even more useful. But there are some features that are not well-known. Like cancelling subscriptions.