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    Expect hosting and providers price hikes, Nvidia is serious to get record profits
    • “Datacenters are the most important computers in the world today, and in the future – as the workloads continue to change triggered by artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics and data sciences – future datacenters of all kinds will be built like high performance computers,” said Huang.

      Rumors are that the Mellanox bidding process, which kicked off last year under pressures from activist investor firm Starboard (which purchased a 10.7 percent stake in the company in November 2017 – see our coverage at the time), was highly competitive and that Intel was a top contender. Huang would not or could not confirm reports that Intel was in the mix. But he said the bidding was competitive owing to the interconnect – specifically the intelligent interconnect – becoming more important than ever, with more of the computing workload conducted on the interconnect fabric. This is the so-called offloading approach that is fundamental to Mellanox’s technology strategy.

      Huang also praised Mellanox’s style of networking and their “extraordinary” software stack that has been “galvanized and integrated into a large body of work over a long period of time.”

      Most people do not realize all scale of negative consequences of Nvidia and Intel becoming monopolistic duopoly on high performance networking.

      Industry rumors are that Mellanox had been sold in a hurry to introduce full and tight control and prevent shipment of newest product into China.

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    Where Japanese management is going?
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      • Photo resolution: 8 million pixels
      • Focal length: 25.4 mm
      • F value: F2.2
      • Minimum shooting distance: 30 cm
      • ISO sensitivity: Auto (ISO 100-1600)
      • Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0
      • Battery: Built-in (700 mAh, 7.4 V), USB charging (micro USB)
      • Media: micro SD card
      • Size: 121 mm (W) x 80.3 mm (H) x 21.5 mm (D)
      • Weight: 188g
      • Printing Technology: ZINK
      • Printing resolution: 314 x 600 dpi
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    Strange Noise Cancellation Device
    • Xin Zhang and Ghaffarivardavagh were enticed by an alluring question: “Can we design a structure that can block noise but preserve air passage?”

      Leaning on their mathematical prowess and the technology of 3D printing, it turns out they can. In a January 2019 Physical Review paper, the researchers argue that it’s quite possible to silence noise using an open, ringlike structure, created to mathematically perfect specifications, for cutting out sounds while maintaining airflow.

      Looks like total bullshit.

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    Why camera companies are killing camera market?
    • Look around, you see camera companies cutting development of new models. Innovations speed drops fast.


      You see more and more new protected and incompatible camera mounts.

      You see more and more expensive camera prices and lenses prices.

      And all this leads to unprecedented drop in camera sales. With management telling that it is all bad smartphones. They lie.

      We cover most exhibitions and attendance on all of them is rising. And 98% people in private talks tell that they want to try and touch new cameras, but can't buy them.Too expensive. And this is paired with fast price drops on many camera bodies.

      In reality we see huge hierarchical systems fighting for their survival, you can imagine them as dinosaurs. Such system in the search of survival drops to most primitive, natural and "worked for our parents" solutions. It means - cut development costs and rise prices. In the plans discussed during meetings each year all looks amazing. They put drop in sales in plans, but compensate it with around 10-35% of profits hike per body, and around 10-20% of development costs cut. Unfortunately it never works as intended.

      They view transformations like extreme dangers and all previous transformations worked only during periods of fast growth where new structures could be added and slowly overgrow older ones and later naturally merge or transform and kill old parts.

      Cameras are computers, they are not advanced film cameras as they are being treated by all Japanese managers. And computers require exponential rise in complexity that leads to unification of OS and software and also bringing in third party developers. As even huge companies can only provide tiny amount of requested features.

      Yet, Japanese dinosaurs continue to struggle for survival and due to Japan specific business structure can't even marge as was necessary years ago.

      It'll all end very bad, really bad.

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    Strange rumor: Panasonic to transfer all consumer imaging to be under Leica brand
    • My source told that on latest meeting it had been revealed that grand plan can be to shift all of consumer imaging product to be under Leica brand within 2 next years, with departments still mostly residing in Japan. Pro will remain in Panasonic.

      Panasonic want to reposition all product as being premium, elite focused ones. Same as new S1 and S1R cameras and lenses.

      Choosing L mount had been part of this same strategy.

      Shifting all to be under Leica brand can be necessary due to more price hikes planned ahead, especially this considers lenses.

      Also sales and preorder number more correspond to niche brand like Leica already.

      My source is not sure about GH lineup future, but it can even fall as victim of big management decisions or can be transferred to pro department.

      Note - it is management talks, not final decision!

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