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Lenovo Return To Profit, Despite Losses In Mobile Business

May 26, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Lenovo Return To Profit, Despite Losses In Mobile Business

China’s Lenovo Group Ltd, the world’s largest personal computer (PC) manufacturer, has returned to profitability, but said rising component prices may put pressure on its bottom line this year as supply shortages extend to batteries. Profit reached $535 million in the year to March on revenue that fell 4 percent, just missing analyst estimates. The news sent Lenovo shares up as much as 6 percent in Hong Kong trade. The result comes as Lenovo navigates a PC market that has shrunk markedly... 

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Is AMD Going To Rome

May 26, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Is AMD Going To Rome

AMD has presented a long-term 7nm roadmap and the new codenames for the server products have an Italian theme. The Zen-based server core, the product that will give a birth to the  Epyc line of data center / server products should debut next month with Naples. Naples is the first 32 core with 64 threads to launch, and this is a 14nm FinFET product. It is named after a city of very rude Italians who are sitting on a super volcano which will eventually explode and take most of southern Europe out... 

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Intel Goes AMD GPU Inside

May 25, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Intel Goes AMD GPU Inside

We can now confirm the rumors that Intel has given up on Nvidia because it has written a checkto license AMD’s graphics. It looks like veteran GPU editor Kyle Bennet was right when he first reported the rumor, however wild it sounded. We didn’t contemplate it but wrote about it  several times. Intel needs a GPU licence and the Nvidia – Intel licensing agreement ended on March 17 2017, so Intel doesn’t have a license. It is more likely that Intel has a licencee from AMD but neither... 

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Apple Update Now Allows Mac Users To Install Windows 10 Creators Version

May 24, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Apple Update Now Allows Mac Users To Install Windows 10 Creators Version

Apple has updated macOS Sierra to version 10.12.5 with more than three dozen security patches, and a change that allows users install Microsoft’s latest version of Windows 10 on their Macs. Sierra 10.12.5 “adds support for media-free installation of Windows 10 Creators Update using Boot Camp,” the update’s brief release notes read. Creators Update was the name Microsoft assigned to Windows 10 1703, the upgrade issued last month. Boot Camp, which is baked into macOS, lets... 

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Will SSDs Take The Place Of Hard Drives

May 24, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Will SSDs Take The Place Of Hard Drives

Flash memory based solid state storage devices (SSD) are pushing hard disk drives out of the market and will replace them, according to the president of NAND controller developer Silicon Motion. Robert Fan told New Electronics  that SSDs were taking over the whole category now and we’re seeing with Seagate and Western Digital that their hard disk market is declining. Fan said flash moves the data quicker and more reliably. Because it is not mechanically-based it has better durability to withstand... 

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Intel Kittson Really A Successor To The Itanium Line

May 24, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Intel Kittson Really A Successor To The Itanium Line

Intel has released the successors to the Itanium “Poulson” microprocessors and they are showing all the development and evolution of an Apple product. The Itanium 9720, 9740, 9750 and 9760 CPUs are better known as “Kittson” and really are so similar to their predecessor you could not tell them apart. In fact the only improvement in “Kittson” lineup is slightly increased operating frequency in two models. The new range has four and eight CPU cores depending on SKU,... 

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Google Unveil Cloud IoT Core Services For Businesses

May 23, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Google Unveil Cloud IoT Core Services For Businesses

Google has launched a cloud platform service to help organizations collect vital data from billions of Internet of Things devices. The service, Google Cloud IoT Core, is designed to help enterprises, including utilities and transportation agencies, securely connect globally distributed devices to the Google Cloud Platform. There, the data can be centrally managed and integrated with Google’s data analytics services, said Indranil Chakraborty, cloud product manager at Google. One customer who... 

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Is Intel Worried About McAfee

May 22, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Is Intel Worried About McAfee

Intel is fuming that MGT Capital Investments went ahead with the announcement of the “John McAfee Privacy Phone” when it previously said that it did not plan to launch products and services under the McAfee mark. For those who came in late MGT Capital Investments is owned by John McAfee who sold the trademark and which ended up in the claws of Intel. Intel, which once claimed to own the letter i, is now insisting that McAfee can’t use his name on products. The federal court had earlier... 

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Qualcomm Give The 600 Series A Makerover

May 19, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Qualcomm Give The 600 Series A Makerover

Qualcomm’s new upper-midrange and midrange Snapdragon 600 refreshes were announced today with significant improvements over their predecessors.  Both the Snapdragon 630 and 660 are being upgraded with the X12 LTE modem that debuted with the Snapdragon 820 last year. The newer modem can manage 600Mbps downstream and 150Mbps upstream connectivity. The new Snapdragon 660 SoC is also an eight-core chip, with four Kryo CPU cores clocked at 2.2GHz, and four clocked at 1.8GHz. Total memory bandwidth... 

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Will Canonical IPO Be A Success?

May 19, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Will Canonical IPO Be A Success?

Linux outfit Canonical appears to have been making rather a lot of changes lately and its founder Mark Shuttleworth said that it is because the company is gearing up for an IPO. Canonical was doing well with Ubuntu and cloud and container-related technologies, such as Juju, LXD, and Metal-as-a-Service (MaaS). In addition, its OpenStack and Kubernetes software stacks, according to Shuttleworth, are growing by leaps and bounds on both the public and private cloud. He said that in the last year, Ubuntu... 

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Is Microsoft Right About USB Type-C

May 18, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Is Microsoft Right About USB Type-C

When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop last week, it surprised everyone by its lack of a USB Type-C port. According to general manager of Surface Engineering, Pete Kyriacou, Microsoft seems to think that the technology is not ready for the mainstream. Kyriacou thinks that there are too many Type-C cables, useless chargers, far too many adapters, and the third-party Type-C docks. That is why the Surface Laptop features only one USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A port, one headphone jack, one Mini DisplayPort... 

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Will Google Dump Linux For Magenta

May 17, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Will Google Dump Linux For Magenta

Google’s new Fuchsia mobile OS is not based on Linux, unlike Android, but on a new microkernel called Magenta. According to Ars Technica, Google will not not only be dumping the Linux kernel, but also the GPL. The new OS will be licensed under a mix of BSD 3 clause, MIT, and Apache 2.0. Part of the issue is that Google can’t be bothered keeping up with Linux releases. Google Pixel is still stuck on Linux Kernel 3.18, which was first released at the end of 2014. Fuchsia’s interface and apps... 

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Research Reveals Nearly A Third Of Virtual Servers Sit Idle

May 16, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Research Reveals Nearly A Third Of Virtual Servers Sit Idle

Newly revealed research has discovered that 25% of all physical servers — and 30% of all virtual servers — are idle. These are systems that have no activity in the last six months. The problem with comatose, or zombie, physical servers is well known. Past studies have routinely put the number of undead enterprise physical servers in the 20% to 30% range. But this latest research looked at virtual servers as well, and they may represent a significant cost to IT departments. That’s... 

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German Firm Developing Personal Database

May 16, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
German Firm Developing Personal Database

German finance, auto and publishing firms about to form a European company to store personal data securely so customers can make purchases online from different outlets without punching in their details each time.  The plan mirrors an initiative in the United States by Facebook, which created Facebook Connect to allow logging on to multiple sites with a single identity. Allianz, Axel Springer, Daimler, Deutsche Bank, technology think-tank Core, and location services provider Here Technologies signed... 

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Will RISC-V Ever Be Utilized

May 16, 2017 by   | Category: Computing
Will RISC-V Ever Be Utilized

The RISC-V open-source architecture, created by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, has been around since 2010. Anyone can use it but so far no one has bothered, although there is some theoretical interest in the tech. The RISC-V Foundation, which manages and promotes the architecture, counts Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm, AMD, Huawei, and others among its 60 members. The RISC-V design can be modified for PCs, servers, smartphones, wearables, and other devices. Now a startup called... 

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