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Microsoft Acquires Solair, Dives Deeper Into IoT

May 5, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Computing
Microsoft Acquires Solair, Dives Deeper Into IoT

Microsoft took a deeper dive into Internet of Things technology  with the purchasing of Solair, an Italian company that operates a cloud-based IoT platform. According to a Microsoft blog post, Solair’s technology will be used to upgrade the company’s Azure IoT Suite, a collection of cloud services meant to help companies use the Internet of Things. Microsoft and Solair didn’t disclose the financial terms of their deal. Solair’s technology, which already uses Microsoft’s... 

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Semiconductor Sales Improving

May 5, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Semiconductor Sales Improving

Global semiconductor sales saw a slight increase in March for the first time in five months. According to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) trade group March chip sales totaled $26.1 billion on a three-month average basis, up 0.3% compared with February. Total first quarter chip sales totaled just $78.3 billion, down 5.5 per cent  compared to the fourth quarter of 2015 and down 5.8 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2015. John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO, in a statement that... 

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Dell Technologies To Become New Name Of Combined Dell, EMC

May 4, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Computing
Dell Technologies To Become New Name Of Combined Dell, EMC

Dell’s planned $67 billion purchase of EMC will create a broad collection of businesses called Dell Technologies. Under that banner, the pure Dell name will live on in the company’s client business, including its PCs, while its enterprise infrastructure division will be called Dell EMC, chairman and CEO Michael Dell announced on Monday at EMC World in Las Vegas. Dell Technologies will be the only company selling everything from edge devices to core data centers and cloud infrastructure, a mission... 

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Samsung Shows Off New FinFet Process

May 4, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Samsung Shows Off New FinFet Process

Samsung Electronics is introducing a third 14-nano FinFET system semiconductor process that has lower electricity consumption and production cost than previous cost. According to the Electronic Times, Samsung said that it will soon be completing development of Low-Power Compact (LPC) 14-nano FinFET process. Strategic partners of Samsung’s foundry business are predicting that this process will be used in anger by the end of the year. All this is moving fast Samsung mass-produced Low Power Early... 

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Microsoft Makes Edge, Bing The Only Search Box Options For Cortana

May 3, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Computing
Microsoft Makes Edge, Bing The Only Search Box Options For Cortana

Microsoft began blocking competitor’s browsers and search providers from using Windows 10′s Cortana search box, the operating system’s prime search real estate. “To ensure we can deliver the integrated search experience designed for Windows 10, Microsoft Edge will be the only browser that will launch when you search from the Cortana box,” said Ryan Gavin, general manager of search marketing, in a post to a Microsoft company blog. The Cortana search box — at the... 

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Are Tablets Dead?

May 3, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Are Tablets Dead?

There more evidence that tablets were never the game-changer that Steve Jobs tried to peddle them as, and were just the keyboardless netbooks we said they were. IDC siad that for the first quarter of 2016, overall worldwide tablet shipments fell to 39.6 million, a 14.7 percent drop from the same period a year ago,  However the only part of the segment which did ok were tablets with keyboards – or as we used to call them, netbooks. IDC said that the decline of ordinary tablets was partly due to... 

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Apple’s Mac Slump Continues, Sales Tumble 12%

April 29, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Computing
Apple’s Mac Slump Continues, Sales Tumble 12%

Apple revealed that it sold 4 million Macs in the March quarter, a 12% decline from the same period the year before, and a larger contraction than for the personal computer business as a whole. The year-over-year downturn in Mac sales was the second straight down quarter, and excepting a brutal 22% drop at the end of 2012, the largest since Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007. Analysts at IDC and Gartner earlier this month pegged the continued contraction of the PC industry at 11.5% and 9.6%, respectively.... 

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Can USB-C Replace The 3.5mm Headphone Jack?

April 29, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Can USB-C Replace The 3.5mm Headphone Jack?

Intel has called for the standard 3.5mm headphone jack to be dropped in favor of connections like USB-C. Intel does not think there is much wrong with the 3.5mm audio jack, but apparently there are more advantages to a digital connection. USB-C would allow would mean higher quality and “cleaner” audio, apparently. USB-C could also allow for headphones to track health data like your body temperature and tell the doctors if your ears are bleeding. At present, Intel is finalizing the USB Type-C... 

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Does Acer Support Virtual Reality?

April 28, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Does Acer Support Virtual Reality?

Acer’s boss Jason Chen says his company will not make its own VR devices and will focus on getting its gaming products to work with the existing VR platforms. Eyebrows were raised when Acer released its new Predator series products which support  virtual reality devices. The thought was that Acer might have a device of its own in the works. However Acer CEO Jason Chen said there were no plans and the goal was to get everythink working with the four current major VR platforms Oculus, HTC’s... 

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Will NASA Go OpenStack At JPL?

April 28, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Will NASA Go OpenStack At JPL?

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has built a new private cloud based on Red Hat’s build of the OpenStack framework to fulfill the growing computing requirements of its space missions, such as the Mars rovers. The move was announced to coincide with the OpenStack Summit, and means that NASA’s JPL has access to enterprise-scale computing resources that will enable researchers to tap into their own private cloud and maximise the organisation’s server and storage capacity... 

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Is Kepler Really Back In Action?

April 27, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Is Kepler Really Back In Action?

NASA’s Kepler space telescope has recovered fully from a recent anomaly and is scanning the heavens for exoplanets once again, agency officials announced today (April 22). Kepler’s handlers began prepping the spacecraft — which has discovered about half of all known alien planets to date — for a return to duty on Tuesday (April 19), and that process is now complete, mission team members said. “The spacecraft is now ready for science operations, officially starting K2′s... 

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Astronomers Searching For Gravitational Waves Via Mergers?

April 26, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Astronomers Searching For Gravitational Waves Via Mergers?

The sound of merging supermassive black holes does not saturate the universe. For the past decade, scientists with the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) collaboration have been listening for a constant “hum” of low-frequency gravitational waves. Theoretical work suggests that this hum — generated by collisions involving supermassive black holes, which contain millions or billions of times more mass than the sun — should be detectable at Earth.... 

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Qualcomm’s Appears To Be Slowing

April 25, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Qualcomm’s Appears To Be Slowing

Qualcomm predicted a third-quarter profit below analysts estimates as it expects to ship fewer chips, including those for smartphones, its biggest business. Qualcomm, whose customers include Apple and Samsung expects chip shipments to fall 13-22 percent to 175-195 million in the current quarter with its  expects 3G and 4G devices to increase to eight percent at the midpoint in this quarter, lower than its previous estimate of about 10 percent growth. Besides slowing smartphone sales, Qualcomm is... 

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Will nVidia’s Mid-Range Pascal Processor Debut In Q3?

April 25, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Will nVidia’s Mid-Range Pascal Processor Debut In Q3?

According to the latest report, Nvidia plans to launch next-generation mainstream segment graphics cards, based on GP106 GPU, in Autumn, or late Q3/early Q4 2016. According to a report coming from Sweclockers.com, Nvidia’s mainstream graphics cards, which will be based on a GP106 Pascal GPU, should be coming in Autumn, and be ready for sales by the time for a Christmas shopping season. Meant to replace the currently available Maxwell-based GTX 960 and GTX 950 graphics cards, the upcoming mainstream... 

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Is AMD Getting In Bed With Sugon?

April 22, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Is AMD Getting In Bed With Sugon?

Our sources are confident that AMD is about to announce a joint venture deal with China-based Sugon company. Sugon might not be a name you’ve heard much about, but the company has now made a direct deal to manufacture server-based hardware for the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In their own words: “Sugon Information Industry Co., Ltd. (Sugon for short) is a national high-tech enterprise established on the basis of the major scientific research achievements of the National High Technology... 

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