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Microsoft has call for all Windows software developers to participate in an event ‘aptly’ named, Windows AppFest, to be held from  September 21 in Bangalore, India, India’s own “Silicon Valley”. The objective? Promote the NEW Windows 8 as a platform to create and design software, nonetheless, there is also an ulterior motive: to smash into and break Guinness Book of Records.

The concept, as outlined on the company’s official blog, is arranging the grandest marathon programming event on earth, which will endure for 18 consecutive hours and will focus on the implementation and creation of tools specifically designed for the new Windows OS, Windows 8 , due to launch this coming October 26.

This is not Microsoft’s first time organizing something, because these conventions draw in programmers everyday in the business, having organized more than 750 events in 50 different countries. Mind you, India is unique, as it seeks to break a record that nobody would have thought possible.

Teens who become addicted to cannabis before age 18 may suffer permanent damage to their intelligence, memory and attention, according to results of an extensive long-term study published.

Researchers from Britain and the United States found that continued use and cannabis-dependent manner by 18 years could have a neurotoxic effect, but after that age seem to be less harmful to the brain.

Terrie Moffitt, a psychologist and professor of neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, said the scope and extent of the study, which involved tracking 1,000 people over 40 years, gives the results other weight.

“It’s a very special study I have enough confidence that cannabis is safe for brains over 18 years, but risky for children under 18,” he said.

Before 18, the brain is still organizing and remodeling to be more efficient and perhaps more vulnerable to damage from drugs, he added.

Meier worked with Madeleine Moffit, a Ph.D. researcher at Duke University in the U.S., to analyze data of 1,037 New Zealanders in the study.

Approximately 96 percent of the original members remained in the study from 1972 to the present. At 38 years, all participants underwent a series of psychological analysis to assess their memory, processing speed, reasoning and visual processing.

Those who had used marijuana as teenagers consistently reported significantly worse in most analyzes.

Friends and family frequently interviewed as part of the study reported that cannabis smokers had problems with attention and memory.

The researchers also found that people who started using cannabis in adolescence and continued to smoke for years showed an average decrease in test scores of intelligence quotient (IQ) of 8 points for the ages between 13 and 38.

“Study subjects who started using cannabis when they were adults with fully formed brains showed no similar mental declines,” said Moffitt.

“Marijuana is not harmless”

Moffit said the decline in IQ could not be explained by the use of alcohol or other drugs or have less education, and Meier said the key variable was the age when people had started using marijuana.

Meier said the study’s message was clear: “Marijuana is not harmless, especially for adolescents.” While 8 IQ points may not sound like much on a scale where 100 is average, Meier said a decline in IQ of 100-92 would fall from the 50th percentile to the 29th.

Higher IQs also correlate with higher levels of education and income, better health and longer life, said Meier. “Someone who loses 8 IQ points in adolescence may be disadvantaged (…) for the future,” he said.

Robin Murray, professor of psychiatric research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings, who was not involved in the study, said the work was admirable and the results should be taken “very seriously.”

“Of course it’s part of folklore among young people that some heavy cannabis consumers seem gradually lose their abilities and end up making much less than you had anticipated,” said in a statement.

“This study provides an explanation of why this would happen,” he added. Previous research on the use of cannabis have also pointed to the potential long-term psychiatric effects.

A study published in March last year found that people consuming cannabis in their youth dramatically increase the risk of psychotic symptoms, and continued use of the drug can increase the risk of developing a psychotic disorder.

Meier said it was not possible to establish the latter study what would be the safest age for continuous use of marijuana, or how much damage it can cause.

According to the 2011 report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which used data from 2009, between 2.8 and 4.5 percent of the global population aged 15 to 64 years -or between 125 and 203 million people used cannabis at least once in the previous 12 months.

>Alienware M11x is discontinued

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Dell has updated its line of portable gamers Alienware M14x, M17x and M18x, improvements in graphics and in some interfaces that increase performance. Butnotably absent this party was the Alienware M11x, which has now been listed asdiscontinued, ie not be made anymore.

This was an innovative model for when it was released as a 11-inch sizeshowed features worthy of a larger team, with good CPU and graphics performance especially in an age where the notebook of this class were governed by Intel Atom netbooks with integrated graphics and lousyperformance.

But apparently the niche of enthusiastic gamers are looking for larger formats, with the novelty and spent two years after the premiere of the Alienware M11x,which has now passed away.

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So far, not many are convinced of the need to change your notebook for the “new”ultrabooks and Intel is that if there is commitment now to convince the millions of potential buyers, AMD may play a convincing enough letter to the next launch of the new laptop and desktop platform, Trinity.

More over, considering that Intel‘s net profit soared in Q1 of 2011, there is cash to spend so much money that the campaign is called the “hundreds of millions of dollars”, one of the most powerful made ??by the mark in the last ten years and that makes what they call the new age of computing

It all started with this YouTube video and a television advertising campaign, plus the publicity possible to find in the street in the form of posters and the site will be created to promote this new format laptops powered by Intel.

Now, at first said “new” ultrabooks because the idea originally comes from Apple with its MacBook Air, despite having Intel hardware inside is the work of Apple.

The challenge of these teams is not trivial, since they expect to be replacing the cumbersome and heavy laptops that we have today, targeted at high performanceCPU and graphical, with ultra compact cooling system and also with batteries length, all in a small space. We had the opportunity to try one of these new teams, the Acer Aspire TimelineU.

We leave you with the video Ultrabook: Desperado, that the style of the Old Westhopes to show graphically the difference between the “old notebooks” and “new ultrabooks

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The idea is not exactly new nor innovative, as the thermoelectric effect is known and there are other technologies that do the same, but at a much higher cost.To see that this is not new, the known Peltiers are using this effect, but in the case of the Peltier effect – discovered by French physicist Jean-Charles Peltier-cooling allows temperatures below zero degrees Celsius, with the help of an electrical flow and also by the Peltier cooler with a large side which is heated, while the cold side makes contact with the chip to be cooled.The big hit that gave the researchers the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, University of Wake Forest, is managed that carbon nanotubes could serve the same purpose, make use of the temperature difference between the environment and our bodies to generate a useful electrical load, producing energy and furthermore they may be fabricated as a synthetic fabric.Now, this new discovery will have a long way since its nearest competitor, the bismuth telluride, semiconductor that today is said to be the natural replacement of silicon in the manufacture of chips for its unusual ability to allow the flow of electrons across its surface without dissipating energy as heat, also has the ability to be used in thermoelectric materials.What is clear is that the bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) is much more expensive than the Power Felt, as the former per gram costs $ 1, while for the second with the same dollar can add the Power Felt all the carcass of a smartphone and are confident that with few dollars more to a gadget, portable console, notebook and technically anything.Now, there is a healthy variety, as each line of research will focus on finding the strengths of its discovery and strengthening it so that tomorrow is elected for various tasks, from making chips to think of replacing the solar panels.For now, nanotechnology and molecular materials studies are beginning to shed light on many of our problems of daily living, in a way that we thought might happen, but the fact is that solutions to many of our problems are closer than we think.Just imagine, that our car was able to power the air conditioning waste heat from the exhaust system if the vehicle is using an internal combustion engine, or car seats can charge the battery, or the roof using the temperature difference outside and inside I acted like a solar panel, but thermoelectric effect and photoelectric.

The possibilities for research, development and successful outcomes for our daily lives are endless, what do you think?.

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Although there have been too many rumors without any basis on the Kepler family of GPUs from Nvidia. From SemiAccurate report that Nvidia has finally completed the design (taped-out) of your GPU Kepler GK110.
The chip GK110 has a size of die approximately 550mm ², size slightly greater than 520mm ² GPUs Fermi GF100 and GF110 used in the upper range of GPUs Geforce 400 and 500 Series respectively, and obviously greater than 324 to 361mm ² approximate GK104 Kepler chip, although less than 576mm ² of Tesla GT200 GPU (Geforce 260 to 295).
Nvidia actually ended their chip design GK110 few weeks ago, but such information has been disclosed recently. After having frozen the design stage of the chip, should spend a few weeks polishing some bugs and leakage power, and then finally enter the mass production process, for it is estimated that GK110 will be released during Q3 of this year (July to September), or remain optimistic from May to June.
According to Charlie Demerjian, GK110 continue using a memory bus of 384 bits, denying rumors of a possible use of a 512-bit bus, though you do not have any data on chip performance, this GPU should leave Geforce commercially under the nomenclature Geforce GTX 670 and GTX 680, both models differing by only some units disabled.
It is noteworthy that according to the nomenclature of Nvidia, the chip Kepler of 1 generation of more power should be called GK100, but apparently the GPU had to be canceled by themes of enormous energy leaks that kept their consumption around 300W, so Nvidia decided to replace it with a more evolved version of the chip (GK110: the 2nd generation architecture Kepler) with many of these defects corrected.
GK110 joins other chips ended as Kepler and GK107 GK104, although it is rumored that there is also a GK105, which has not yet have any information. We will keep you informed.

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As part of a television interview, former CEO and founder of Microsoft, Bill Gatesexpressed his views on tax policy that should govern the United States. And it says, facing financial problems in his country there are “the rich who must make a sacrifice,” arguing that the wealthy should pay higher taxes than others and that evenhe would not be contributing as much as it should, because that’s the current policies, which in his opinion would be wrong.

Bill Gates described his idea as “just justice,” and he called the rest of his friends with money to “share this sense of sacrifice” and “do their part” to not only keep him with the concept of paying more taxes, something that probably will not drop any good among those who accumulate great fortunes and seek to keep them as intactas possible.

Remember that Bill Gates has long been dedicated to philanthropy, donatinghelping the rest incredible amounts of money that even the most detractors of this character has changed their image of him, all through the Bill & Melinda GatesFoundation, the has been responsible for collecting literally billions of dollars to helpin different areas of human welfare.

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Android, Google‘s mobile operating system, do not want to be mobile with ARM architecture. During the last CES, AMD people had in their possession a tabletAMD Fusion was running Android 4.0. The 110W MSI had achieved WinPad this task with the support of Android-x86 project.

The best part is that the ROM Ice Cream Sandwich Android for x86 platforms is now available for download. This is a cordial invitation to all users running Windows 7tablets, try this flavor of Android. AMD does not officially support this development, despite showing it at CES, so do not expect to support. But they are not unrelatedand are expected in the future more heavily involved.

For now, it would be interesting if any of you dare to install this ROM on your Androidx86 tablet, tell us your experience in the installation and use.

Download here:

https://sites.google.com/a/android-x86.org/web/download

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Paul Otellini, Intel President and CEO, begins the press release announcing thecompany’s financial results as follows: “The 2011 was a banner year for Intel.” Andno wonder, since in 2011 they sold the sum of USD $ 54,000 million (USD $ 10,000million more than in 2010), registering a gain directly into the pockets of USD $ 12,900 million.

In detail, the area of ??PCs for consumers sold USD $ 35,400 million, up 17% over2010, while the group of data centers played along with a USD $ 10,100 million (up 17%), other architectures Intel reported USD $ 5,000 million (64% above) and the division of Intel CPUs and chipsets for Atom sold USD $ 1,200 million, a precipitous drop of 25% by the year 2010.

In terms of figures bounded, in the last three months of last year (Q4) were sold USD$ 13,900 million and earned USD $ 3,400 million, with Atom being the only one whohas been downward, like all year, but with a 57% difference according to the Q4 of last year, showing that this technology is already obsolete and Intel are givingsomething so strong the issue of Ultrabooks, natural replacement for netbooks with Atom.



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>Stop SOPA!

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On January 24 the U.S. Congress will vote on laws and PIPA SOUP, which seeks toprotect copyright through measures that can be used to censor the InternetAgainst this, several companies in the network have raised their voice and are not justWikipedia and Reddit who express their discontent and go black during these 24 hours, but also Google, Mozilla and many others also do their own thing.

Because Google has included a link in your home that invites us to take actionagainst these laws, while WordPress.org, like Wikipedia, replaced its website awarning announcement and call for information, action taken by the same popularCuevano movies page, the website Reddit, the homepage of Minecraft and the cover of Greenpeace.

Other names such as Flickr or Twitpic also add to the discontent with SOPA and pipe through small gestures in design or entries in their blogs where they express their position.

Now, while this is not the big blackout was expected for January 23, where he allegedly was involved up to Amazon, the initiative continues today especially valuethe gestures of Wikipedia and Google, two major Internet that could potentiallymotivate the rest in order to fulfill the prediction of January 23.