AMNews: Intel Knights Corner, Rumour: iPad 2 Rival from Amazon, Dish Rivals Netflix with Streaming Service

Intel’s Knights Corner many core processor will debut on University of Texas’ Stampede super computer in 2013. Stampede, which is already under development, is a 10 Petaflop super computer that will be placed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Online retail giant Amazon has called a press conference on September 28th, igniting rumours about a possible Amazon tablet to take on the Apple iPad. The company has not confirmed its plans to enter the tablet PC market but, industry watchers are certain that the company will surely launch a tablet device.

Researchers at the Cambridge University have managed a major breakthrough that can pave the way for Quantum Computing. The researchers have managed to control the path of an electron travelling in an electronic circuit, which is a big deal.

Dish Network has launched a new service which allows people to rent DVDs, games and even stream movies online, all for $10 per month. The Blockbuster Movie Pass rental service hopes to take on movie streaming and DVD rental giant Netflix with competitive pricing.

New data released by Verizon reveals that 72 percent of iPhone app revenue comes from in-app purchases. Considering the fact that only 4 percent of the apps utilise the in-app purchasing capabilities offered by Apple, it’s a big deal.