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(Some Geek)   Intel Fakes CES 2012 Ultrabook Demo   (semiaccurate.com) divider line 18
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2012-01-10 09:53:04 AM  
I shot that video with my Sony Balsacam!
 
2012-01-10 09:54:50 AM  
semiacurate. Turns out to be a very accurate name for that website. I'll just go with "rampant mouth frothing AMD fanboi site" and leave it at that.

Why you'd want a CPU that self destructs I've no idea, but more power to ya.
 
2012-01-10 09:59:40 AM  
If Intel could reasonably be expected to have known analysts were present in the audience, does this ruse violate any SEC rules?
 
2012-01-10 10:15:48 AM  

arcas: If Intel could reasonably be expected to have known analysts were present in the audience, does this ruse violate any SEC rules?


Why, is Auburn using it?
 
2012-01-10 10:47:32 AM  

rjakobi: Why, is Auburn using it?


HAH!
 
2012-01-10 11:09:21 AM  
farked link?
 
2012-01-10 11:17:56 AM  

Endive Wombat: farked link?


nah it just takes a while. they're probably loading it from backstage.
 
2012-01-10 11:36:26 AM  
The article seems bizarrely critical of Intel's current gen graphics, going as far as saying they currently have no functional drivers. In my experience they work fine within their intended performance range. They'll play League of Legends at reasonable graphics settings with reasonable fps, which is about the upper limit of what I'd ask of on-board graphics. Play Skyrim on your desktop.
 
2012-01-10 11:45:05 AM  

sarah_t_s: semiacurate. Turns out to be a very accurate name for that website. I'll just go with "rampant mouth frothing AMD fanboi site" and leave it at that.

Why you'd want a CPU that self destructs I've no idea, but more power to ya.


semiaccurate is just that, mostly because they report pretty much every rumor that comes their way. With that said, they are a pretty decent source for leaks and pre-release news as long as you keep that in mind.
 
2012-01-10 12:14:36 PM  

meyerkev:
semiaccurate is just that, mostly because they report pretty much every rumor that comes their way. With that said, they are a pretty decent source for leaks and pre-release news as long as you keep that in mind.


I think you need to add "they also like to make shiat up" as I went though the linked articles (or at least some of them), Ultrabooks = FAiL and won't sell was the singular point of one of them whilst ignoring the very first Ultrabook (if that's what we're calling them now)... the MacBook Air; which sells pretty damn well and is the reason all the others are starting to push out their clones of it.

The second link was, allegedly, about how abysmal Intel's IGP drivers are... except it linked to them killing Meego and had nothing that I could see in it's opening statements about IGP's or, indeed, drivers.

It's also a technology site which has never heard of FRAPS and is getting in a hissy fit that an on-stage demo made use of pre-recorded footage to demonstrate a new offerings capabilities. Obviously pre-recorded = pre-rendered in their tiny little minds.

That's pretty much three strikes right there and puts them UNDER 'Google link farm spammer' as far as trustworthiness of content goes.
 
2012-01-10 12:24:02 PM  
I dunno. When the head of your PC division is on stage flailing around a steering wheel to a VLC video, it seems pretty damning to me.
 
2012-01-10 12:36:52 PM  

MightyPez: I dunno. When the head of your PC division is on stage flailing around a steering wheel to a VLC video, it seems pretty damning to me.


This.

There is nothing wrong with coming out and stating right up front that you are using pre-recorded video, especially if you tell folks where and when the actual demo will be for them to try it out first-hand. This can improve your presentation and credibility if done properly.

What is wrong is for you to tell people you are running a program live, have someone pantomiming playing the game and then after you're caught playing a video, tell folks that the game is being run by someone backstage. The rest of the site looks like tripe, but this part of the anger-filled rant has merit. I guess every now and then even a blind squirrell finds a nut.
 
2012-01-10 01:21:53 PM  

MightyPez: I dunno. When the head of your PC division is on stage flailing around a steering wheel to a VLC video, it seems pretty damning to me.


This2

They were very obviously trying to submit this as a live tech demo.
 
2012-01-10 02:03:21 PM  

wmoonfox: MightyPez: I dunno. When the head of your PC division is on stage flailing around a steering wheel to a VLC video, it seems pretty damning to me.

This2

They were very obviously trying to submit this as a live tech demo.


That's my take too
 
2012-01-10 03:17:46 PM  
The first rule of BitSynching is never get caught bitsynching.
The second rule of BitSynching is NEVER get caught bitsynching.
 
2012-01-10 04:09:41 PM  
I remember when Nintendo did a demo of the Wii back in the day that was just an empty shell. Someone sneaked by and tried to load a disk, it just fell into the console.
 
2012-01-10 04:49:12 PM  

unicron702: I remember when Nintendo did a demo of the Wii back in the day that was just an empty shell. Someone sneaked by and tried to load a disk, it just fell into the console.


Ah yes, when it was revealed the wii is just a slightly more powerful gamecube, and it was hidden under the table
 
2012-01-10 05:59:03 PM  

Hardy-r-r: wmoonfox: MightyPez: I dunno. When the head of your PC division is on stage flailing around a steering wheel to a VLC video, it seems pretty damning to me.

This2

They were very obviously trying to submit this as a live tech demo.

That's my take too


It's becoming the norm now, though. Microsoft did the same thing when they did that big media event on Spike TV for the Kinect. They had people playing the games, but if you watched closely you could see the game characters do things before the players made the move. Sometimes almost a second before.

They basically hired performance artists to fake live demos.
 
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