FIRST Robotics Competition Gears Up

September 03, 2013 Just because a tool is old doesn’t mean it won’t do the job. According to Wikipedia, hammers (consisting of a handle and a stone head) date back to about 30,000 BC. Just because a tool is old doesn’t mean it won’t do the job. That’s how I feel about a lot of the old software tools. Sure, …

Intel Revs Up Comms Coprocessor

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Intel rolled out Coleto Creek, an update of its Cave Creek co-processor aiming to drive the company’s x86 CPUs deeper into communications systems. Coleto Creek is made in the same 32nm process as Cave Creek, which was launched in February 2012, but gets significantly higher performance marks. That’s due in part to “beefier accelerators” in the …