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    Palm’s Need For Speed — Overclocking Patent | webOSroundup

    Looks like Palm has some overclocking on its mind as well...
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    Sounds awesome. Fast is always better. So give me more fast and better hardware. Can't wait for the next device.
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    this does sound very neat if true. I have forwarded your finding (giving you the credit for it) to some tech blogs to see if they can research into it to see the validity of the claim.
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    Credit WebOS Round Up if anybody. I just saw the article on their site.

    but cool hopefully they can shed some light on this. i wonder if this is why Palm didn't exactly warn against it, but rather recommended otherwise, when talking about the custom kernels.
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    it's an april fools joke, almost sure of it.
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    I find it odd that I didn't even consider that...

    today has been an odd day.
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    Did anyone actually go look at the patent they link to? That has nothing to do with overclocking a cpu, and it is not exactly "recent" like the article says, it was filed June of last year.

    It's an April fools joke.
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    can we get this thread deleted to prevent confusion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roisen View Post
    can we get this thread deleted to prevent confusion?
    Not needed. The comments let you off the hook fairly quickly. The acronym's the best part.
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    I noticed something interesting in para 0091 - it would appear that if bluetooth and wifi are both on and too much bluetooth traffic is coming through for the antennae to share the bandwidth, the device will fall back to WLAN instead. I was completely unaware of this, is it a known fact if WLAN is used instead of WiFi on the Pre when there is heavy Bluetooth use?

    The patent also explains some of the slightly bizarre behaviour I saw from Palm's userspace power daemon, and why throughput sometimes seems limited on WiFi (or not).

    Cheers, Steve
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    this is a cool patent.
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    I don't know how coincidental it is (although I've never looked for it before) but I just updated to 1.4.1 and saw the following, which would seem to imply Palm are indeed fiddling with power settings on wan connections:

    2010-04-02T20:01:53.609252Z [1105] palm-webos-device user.info powerd: {powerd}: POWERD-ACTIVITY: PowerdActivityStart: (com.palm.wan.til-62) for 5000ms => true
    2010-04-02T20:01:53.609832Z [1105] palm-webos-device user.info powerd: {powerd}: POWERD-ACTIVITY: PowerdActivityStop: (com.palm.wan.til-62)
    2010-04-02T20:01:53.610015Z [1105] palm-webos-device user.info powerd: {powerd}: POWERD-ACTIVITY: PowerdActivityStart: (com.palm.wan.til-63) for 5000ms => true
    2010-04-02T20:01:53.610198Z [1105] palm-webos-device user.info powerd: {powerd}: POWERD-ACTIVITY: PowerdActivityStop: (com.palm.wan.til-63)
    2010-04-02T20:01:54.043823Z [1106] palm-webos-device local0.info dnsmasq[1368]: read /etc/hosts - 2 addresses
    2010-04-02T20:01:54.044219Z [1106] palm-webos-device local0.info dnsmasq[1368]: using nameserver 10.2.1.200#53
    2010-04-02T20:01:54.044372Z [1106] palm-webos-device local0.info dnsmasq[1368]: using nameserver 10.2.1.10#53
    2010-04-02T20:01:57.083679Z [1109] palm-webos-device user.info powerd: {powerd}: POWERD-ACTIVITY: PowerdActivityStart: (com.palm.wan.til-64) for 5000ms => true
    2010-04-02T20:01:57.084045Z [1109] palm-webos-device user.info powerd: {powerd}: POWERD-ACTIVITY: PowerdActivityStop: (com.palm.wan.til-64)
    2010-04-02T20:01:57.084197Z [1109] palm-webos-device user.info powerd: {powerd}: POWERD-ACTIVITY: PowerdActivityStart: (com.palm.wan.til-65) for 5000ms => true
    2010-04-02T20:01:57.084350Z [1109] palm-webos-device user.info powerd: {powerd}: POWERD-ACTIVITY: PowerdActivityStop: (com.palm.wan.til-65)

    Cheers, Steve

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