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Apple Appears To Be Going With Polaris

September 23, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
Apple Appears To Be Going With Polaris

Apple is going to be putting AMD’s Polaris under the bonnet of its much needed iMac refresh. According to Headlines & Global News in October the fruity tax-dodger is going to announce that its iMac is going to be refreshed after four years and will be finally dragged kicking and screaming into 2016. AMD will be supplying the Radeon 400 Series Polaris graphics processing units which apparently will be in a powerful enough flavour to run Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology. LG will... 

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Intel Goes Bullish

September 22, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
Intel Goes Bullish

It is starting to look like the PC market is picking up and Intel has raised its quarterly revenue forecast for the first time in more than two years. Shares in Intel as much as 4.1 percent to a more than 15-year high on the back of the news which indicates the PC depression might be finally coming to an end.. Sales in the company’s PC business declined three percent to $7.3 billion in the latest quarter. The unit includes sales of chips for mobile phones and tablets. But Intel said that the... 

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AMD’s Vega 10 Hits 24 TFlops

September 22, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
AMD’s Vega 10 Hits 24 TFlops

Vega 10 is coming next year and it seems that it will be faster than the P100 card. P100 (21.2 TFlops) is a supercomputer part and has much higher theoretical performance than GP102 (10.97 TFlops). According to the raw numbers, AMD Vega 10 with 24Tflops, Vega 10 will significantly outperform Geforce Titan X.  Thanks to our well informed and reliable friends, Fudzilla has learned that you can expect as much as 24 TFlops of half precision performance and 12 TFlops of single precision performance.... 

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Microsoft Goes After Repeat Software Pirate In Court

September 21, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
Microsoft Goes After Repeat Software Pirate In Court

Microsoft filed suit against a Wisconsin man for allegedly selling stolen Windows and Office activation codes, claiming in court documents that he is a repeat pirate who still owes the company $1.2 million from an earlier judgment. In a complaint filed Sept. 8, Microsoft accused Anthony Boldin, of Brookfield, Wisc., of selling software activation codes to company investigators from four different websites he maintained. Two of those websites are now shuttered — only a message stating that... 

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Will AMD’s Zen Rule The Server Space?

September 21, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
Will AMD’s Zen Rule The Server Space?

AMD Chief Technology Officer Mark Papermaster has told the world that AMD will become the top manufacturer when it comes to PCs and servers. According to IDG, Papermaster said that the outfit will be making Vega 10 GPU available by first half of 2017. He added that AMD plans to release high-end PCs and servers which will be powered by the new Zen chip and the first Vega 10 GPU. He thinks that this will gain market share in the gaming, virtual reality, other desktop applications, which will require... 

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Oracle Going After Amazon Web Services In Cloud Storage Wars

September 20, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
Oracle Going After Amazon Web Services In Cloud Storage Wars

Larry Ellison has placed Amazon Web Services on notice with his latest statement:  Oracle is going to give Amazon a run for its money in the cloud market. “Amazon’s lead is over,” he said during his keynote address at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco. “Amazon’s going to have serious competition going forward.” To that end, the company he co-founded is launching a set of new cloud data centers that are aimed at providing more powerful compute instances... 

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PC Market Showing Signs Of Life

September 19, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
PC Market Showing Signs Of Life

The PC market is showing some signs of growth, with Intel boosting its revenue guidance based on improved chip shipments. The chip maker has raised its revenue guidance for the third quarter to $15.6 billion, plus or minus $300 million, an improvement from $14.9 million, plus or minus $500 million. That’s due to PC makers replenishing laptop and desktop inventory, which means Intel is shipping out more chips. It’s likely in anticipation of the holiday season, when PC shipments rocket. “The... 

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Will Intel’s Kaby Lake Outshine AMD’s ZEN?

September 19, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
Will Intel’s Kaby Lake Outshine AMD’s ZEN?

A Wall Street analyst, with no thought to his personal safety, has dared to question what AMD fans have been telling us for ages – Zen will bring about peace on earth, cure cancer and above all give Intel a good kicking. However, Christopher Danely with Citigroup has bravely claimed that with its “Kaby Lake” family of processors, Intel remains a “step-function ahead of AMD Zen when Zen chips are released in Q416.” He also doubts the benchmark stats that AMD presented to promote Zen’s... 

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Windows Apps Make It To The Microsoft App Store

September 16, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
Windows Apps Make It To The Microsoft App Store

Developers now have the ability to add their Windows desktop apps to people shopping through Windows 10’s app store thanks to Microsoft’s latest update. It’s a move powered by Project Centennial, which lets developers take older Windows apps (known in Microsoft parlance as Win32 apps), port them to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and then sell them on the Windows Store. Making it easier for developers to port those apps to the Windows Store may help grow the catalog of apps... 

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Toshiba Debuts The OCZ VX Series SSD

September 16, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
Toshiba Debuts The OCZ VX Series SSD

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced its newest OCZ VX500 SATA SSD series, which will be based on a Toshiba controller, 15nm MLC NAND and promises great price/GB with MLC-performance. Available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities, the  Toshiba OCZ VX500 SSD series is based on the  TC358790 controller, its 15nm MLC NAND and comes in a standard 2.5-inch form-factor with SATA 6Gbps interface. What makes the  OCZ VX500 SSD interesting is the promise that it will deliver the performance... 

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AMD’s Market Share Appears To Be Increasing

September 14, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
AMD’s Market Share Appears To Be Increasing

AMD has been on the blower to point out that figures from Mercury and Jon Peddie Research, show that it has been growing market share for the fourth consecutive quarter. A spokesman for AMD said that for the last nine months, AMD has got its mojo back through its Radeon Technologies Group. During that time, the company has made significant investments in hardware, marketing, and software for the graphics line-up leading to four straight quarters of market share growth. Mercury Research said that... 

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IBM To Roll-Out Power 8 This Month

September 13, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
IBM To Roll-Out Power 8 This Month

IBM has rolled out its new Power8 processor which provides servers with OpenPower features. For those who came in late, the OpenPower Foundation community something which was set up to rival x86-based servers. Biggish Blue is a key player in the community. IBM’s new RISC-based Power8 chip is designed for artificial intelligence, analytics, and deep learning workloads and will go into the Power Systems family of Linux servers. It is fabricated using IBM’s 22-nm Silicon on Insulator (SOI) technology... 

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Intel Updates Its HD Graphics Ensemble

September 13, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
Intel Updates Its HD Graphics Ensemble

Intel has released a new version of its HD Graphics package. Dubbed the 20.19.15.4501 driver, the software adds Unify colours for different panels and support for 5K3K panel. It also provides content protection for Overlay and non-Overlay drivers. The 6th-gen camera pipe gets Windows 7 support and will allow for three DVI/HDMI displays on 6th-gen processors and x2 DP mode for type-C systems. Other improvements include a new LACE(Local Adaptive Contrast Enhancement) feature, because you can never... 

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Can Robots Become Criminals?

September 13, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
Can Robots Become Criminals?

Analyst have been shuffling their electronic tarot cards and reached the conclusion that by 2040 the people committing the most crimes will be robots. Tracey Follows from The Future Laboratory, which helps businesses plan for the future through its research and consultancy experts, has been looking at the matter after more and more robots could be used in industries replacing humans on jobs. Follows, chief strategy and innovation officer, said that Futurists have been forecasting a sharp rise in... 

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California Moves To Implement Efficiency Standards For Computers

September 12, 2016 by   | Category: Computing
California Moves To Implement Efficiency Standards For Computers

California regulators moved even closer on implementing the first mandatory U.S. energy efficiency standards for computers and monitors, gadgets that account for 3 percent of home electric bills and 7 percent of commercial power costs in the state. The latest draft standards issued by the California Energy Commission, marking the second revision of rules first proposed in March 2015, would save consumers an estimated $373 million annually when fully implemented, the agency said. The projected energy... 

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