Wooden Squirrel Cage Machine Obsesses Over Your Thoughts For You

Columbia professor Douglas Irving Repetto designed this crazy looking project which allows humans to write obsessive thoughts on scraps of paper, deposit them in one of seven squirrel cages, and spin them round and round to let the machine obsess for them. Made with grape arbor, glue, rubber bands and a laser cutter,… » 9/18/08 12:15am 9/18/08 12:15am

Microsoft: DirectX 11 To Use GPU For Parallel Processing

DirectX 11 is coming, and it looks pretty awesome. Sure, you get advancements in shading and better support for multi-core machines, but what's really got our heads turning is the concept of letting programmers use the GPU in your video card to do some of the heavy lifting, meaning your graphics chip becomes a second,… » 7/22/08 10:00pm 7/22/08 10:00pm

Giz Explains: Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard Parallel Processing and GPU…

As you've probably heard, the next version of OS X, Snow Leopard, will not wow us with a crazy circus of features like Time Machine and Boot Camp. So why would Apple spend a year programming an OS that they can't boast has over 300 new features? Here's a quick rundown of how Apple is totally rebuilding OS X to take… » 6/18/08 2:00pm 6/18/08 2:00pm

Steve Jobs Explains OS X Snow Leopard in Three Easy Steps

The NY Times has a good interview with Steve Jobs in which Apple's CEO lets fly with very quotable, very understandable quotes about OS X 10.6. We already heard the details, but it was still hard to wrap our head around why Apple would make an operating system without many visible features and just go and change… » 6/10/08 3:03pm 6/10/08 3:03pm