Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Jeopardy Update & Sony News

              The other day a spoke a little on the game show Jeopardy. It really had fascinated me whenever I had seen that IBM’s new supercomputer, Watson, named for the founder of IBM, Thomas J. Watson was to take on two human contestant’s on the game show. We didn’t have two ordinary contestant’s though. We had two former contestant’s who are Jeopardy’s highest earners, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Needless to say Watson has blown his human counterpart’s away. He has taken home more than $30,000 each day, while his human counterpart’s haven’t faired so well. How do we think that these guy’s are supposed to compete against Watson? He is powered by 90 32-core IBM Power 750 Express server’s and 16 terabytes of memory, Wow now that’s what I call amazing.


                 In other news, some of you know that Sony has the Xperia Play coming out on the market. Their Playstation phone so to speak. It is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It features a slide out panel containing the Sony gaming D-pad. It has a 4inch screen along with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Some of you may not know that Sony is releasing another phone as well, the Xperia Arc. Another new smartphone powered by the Android OS. For more on these products, you can go to http://www.sonyericsson.com/


                   In yet more news from Sony, they are releasing a Playstation tablet named the S1. Have any of you seen this? It is I think the first gaming PC tablet. It will be powered by the Android Honeycomb 3.0 OS. It has a 9.4 inch screen, 1280 X 800 pixel resolution, and a Tegra 2 processor. It features a front and rear camera, 1 USB port, and is WIFI only compatible. Do you think Sony will have a gaming store, much like Apple has or Google does for the Android App store? We will have to wait and see! Now what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy your day!     

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