Among the list of speakers coming to the New Establishment Summit
hosted by Vanity Fair
in October will be Apple's Chief Design Officer Sir Jonathan Ive, making a second appearance at the event. He will be joined in Apple representation by Beats co-founder and Apple music executive Jimmy Iovine, though it is unclear if the two will appear together. The event will run October 5–7 at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco.
Other speakers at the forum include Snapchat founder Evan Spiegal, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, filmmaker J.J. Abrams, Disney CEO Bob Iger, tech reporter Kara Swisher, photographer Annie Leibovitz, Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson, filmmaker Mike Judge, Yahoo News' Katie Couric, filmmaker Lee Daniels and many industry executives. Vanity Fair
is promising "unexpected" matchups to help stimulate lively conversation during interviews.
Skylake chips likely for Retina MacBook revealed
Intel will be debuting its latest "Skylake" processor line
in September, possibly at the IFA Berlin trade show in early September. A previously-leaked internal Intel slide deck
revealed that the "Y" series of Skylake processors -- which, while not specifically assigned to a given product, would be appropriate for a future 12-inch Retina MacBook version -- offer significantly better battery life (an additional 1.4 hours), faster CPU performance (up 17 percent), and faster Intel HD graphics (41 percent better) compared to the current Core M chips.
A future Retina MacBook might use what will likely be called the Core m3 for the low end model (a dual-core 900MHz processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.2GHz), while the better models could use the Core m5 (1.1 or 1.2GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.8GHz). All Intel "Core M" type chips include support for six USB ports, 10 lanes of PCI-Express interfacing, and two internal SATA 6Gb/sec ports, along with an eMMC 5.0 interface, also supporting both USB OTG and Rapid Storage Technology 14. The chips are designed to work with DDR3L-1600 and LPDDR3-1866 memory.
Survey finds iPhone owners significantly healthier than Android users
Because there's not enough reasons to divide one platform's users from another, and because its kind of a funny angle upon which to base such division, an online food-ordering service known as Eat24 surveyed its users over a three-month period and has reported that there is a notable difference in even the eating habits
of Android versus iPhone customers, with iPhone users preferring healthier options each time.
The survey looked at which users chose the "healthy" filter for their restaurant choices (iPhone users 50 percent more likely), which users added a vegetable side dish (iPhone owners were 30 percent more likely to do this), and added that iPhone users were fully 100 percent more likely to go pick up their order rather than have it delivered, compared to Android users. Though Eat24 jokingly called Android users "kings of the couch" as a result of the survey, it did note that there was one area in which Android users beat iPhone users -- they were 10 percent more likely to order spicy food.