A crop circle in Salinas, California that was found on December 30, 2013. ((COURTESY OF JULIE BELANGER))LAS VEGAS — A 310-foot “crop circle” in a Monterey County barley field that mystified locals this week was explained Sunday: it was a publicity stunt by Nvidia, a maker of chips for PCs and smartphones.
The crop circle near Chualar, six miles south of Salinas, contained a stylized image of a computer chip and the number “192″ in Braille. On Sunday, the company announced the Tegra K1, a new chip for tablets and smartphones that contains 192 computing “cores,” or mini-computers, for graphics applications.
Well, I suppose it beats another crappy Super Bowl commercial.