Friday, February 24, 2012

William Frantz is Closed

I noticed today that the Wikipedia article for Ruby Bridges has a picture of the William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. Ruby and the school are famous for marking the end of segregated education in the South. Sadly, the school was heavily damaged during hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005 and has never re-opened. If you look closely at the picture of William Frantz Elementary School from 2010, you can see that it is completely enclosed by a chain link fence. Apparently vandals had been breaking into the building and stealing the copper from the walls.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Qualcomm Snapdragon Speed

Qualcomm keeps cranking out faster processors. The first benchmarks on the MSM 8960 look pretty impressive. Read the full Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (Krait) Preview story at AnandTech.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Broadcasting from Barcelona

Next week I will be doing a live broadcast from Barcelona, Spain during Mobile World Congress. Come back to this page on Monday, February 27th at 6:00 PM in Barcelona (that's 9:00 AM on Monday in San Diego) and talk to me live. See the full story at QDevNet.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hockey Robot

Canadians aren't especially known for their scientific innovations, but who else would make a hockey robot?  I love it.  Clearly we just needed to provide the right incentives to Canadian scientists.  What else can we combine with hockey?  Genetic engineering?  Nuclear power?  Let's get these hosers in the game.