Jackson ‘Confirms Conversion To Islam’

(andPOP) – Pop superstar MICHAEL JACKSON has confirmed his conversion to Islam, according to reports in the Middle East.

The Arab-Israeli newspaper Panorama claims Jackson has announced the move and revealed plans to move to Bahrain, where he has bought property.

The singer’s Muslim brother JERMAINE today claimed the THRILLER hitmaker had taken interest in the religion since he converted in 1989

Intel Builds the Fastest Chip Ever

Computing took a leap forward when chipmakers started putting more than one core—or central brain—on a single chip. It was a way to make machines work harder even as they consumed less power. Just wait until a single chip can sport 80 cores.

The wait won’t be long. Chipmaking giant Intel (INTC) on Feb. 11 said it has successfully produced just such a chip, the size of a fingernail, capable of processing a mind-boggling 1 trillion calculations a second. The chip, which Intel claims is the fastest ever made, could start being used commercially in “in five years, if not sooner,” Intel Chief Technology Officer Justin Rattner says.

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AMD reinvents the x86

“Barcelona is a new CPU, not a doubling of cores and not extensions strapped on here and there. Get ready to be blown away long before its release, which is scheduled for midyear.” New power management scheme, 4 cores each with a dedicated L2 cache and new vector math unit. 80% speed up for floating point math.

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