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AMD Develops The Excavator Processor Specifically For Gamers

February 5, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Computing
AMD Develops The Excavator Processor Specifically For Gamers

AMD has unveiled a handful of new processors as part of its 2016 desktop refresh, including the first chip based on the Excavator core to target desktop PCs. The firm will also release new motherboards with high-speed USB 3.1 ports and connectors to support M.2 Sata SSDs. AMD’s new desktop processors are available now, and aimed chiefly at the enthusiast and gamer markets. They comprise three chips fitting into the firm’s FM2+ processor socket infrastructure for mainstream systems. Two... 

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Hackers Attempt Attack On 20+ Million Alibaba Accounts

February 5, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Hackers Attempt Attack On 20+ Million Alibaba Accounts

Hackers in China attempted to gain access to over 20 million active accounts on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd’s Taobao e-commerce website using Alibaba’s own cloud computing service, according to a state media report posted on the Internet regulator’s website. An Alibaba spokesman said the company detected the attack in “the first instance”, reminded users to change passwords, and worked closely with the police investigation. Chinese companies are grappling a sharp rise... 

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Are Light Powered Transistors On The Horizon?

February 5, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Are Light Powered Transistors On The Horizon?

A team of researchers have emerged from their smoke filled labs claiming to have invented a transistor which runs on light rather than applied voltage. According to Technology Review University of North Carolina in Charlotte say the new transistor controls the electrons to flow through it so that when the lights are on it and turns itself off when it gets dark. This means that devices can be made smaller than field effect transistors because they don’t require doping in the same way and can be... 

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Google Fiber To Be Free For Some

February 5, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Google Fiber To Be Free For Some

Google Fiber has announced free gigabit Internet service to residents of selected public housing projects connected to its fiber optic service in U.S. cities. The program debuted at West Bluff, an affordable housing community in Kansas City, Mo., where 100 homes have been connected to Google Fiber. Across the Kansas City area, Google is now working with affordable housing providers to connect as many as nine properties that could reach more than 1,300 local families. Google described the program... 

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Cisco Commits To IoT With Jasper Technologies Acquisition

February 5, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Cisco Commits To IoT With Jasper Technologies Acquisition

Cisco Systems Inc announced that it will acquire Technologies Inc, a startup that connects devices like cars and medical devices to the Internet, for $1.4 billion in cash and equity awards, its largest acquisition since 2013. Legacy technology companies like Cisco have been trying to find paths for growth while new technology developments, such as the rise of cloud computing, threaten their core businesses. The emerging field dubbed Internet of Things, offers Cisco, known for networking equipment,... 

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Do Black Holes Die When All The Run Out Of Gas?

February 5, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Do Black Holes Die When All The Run Out Of Gas?

Some of the brightest objects in the known universe may abruptly go dark at the whims of the black holes that power them, new research shows. A recent study reveals a dramatic example of this newly discovered type of object, called a “changing-look quasar,” which seems to have winked out in as little as a decade when its black hole no longer had gas to suck in. “This is an intrinsic change in the gas that’s falling on the supermassive black hole,” Jessie Runnoe, a postdoctoral... 

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Fitness Trackers Leaking User Data, Study Finds

February 4, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Fitness Trackers Leaking User Data, Study Finds

Some of the more popular sports wearables don’t just let you track your fitness, they also allow you to be tracked. That’s what Canadian researchers found when they studied fitness-tracking devices from eight manufacturers, along with their companion mobile apps. All the devices studied except for the Apple Watch transmitted a persistent, unique Bluetooth identifier, allowing them to be tracked by the beacons increasingly being used by retail stores and shopping malls to recognize and... 

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Regardless Of The Rhetoric Windows Tablets Doing Ok

February 4, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Regardless Of The Rhetoric Windows Tablets Doing Ok

For years Microsoft held a torch for the tablet even while everyone else mocked them. When Apple turned the concept into a gimmick and everyone bought one, Microsoft was mocked for not really understanding the tablet. Now it seems that Redmond is the only one making tablets that people want again, as the market slowly shrinks to the point before Jobs claimed “his” invention was a “game changer.” Strategy Analytics said that final quarter of 2015 witnessing the worst year-on-year decline for... 

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Microsoft Giving Yammer To All Office 365 Subscribers

February 4, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Computing
Microsoft Giving Yammer To All Office 365 Subscribers

Microsoft is ramping up its efforts to expand the reach of its Yammer work social network — and better compete with other workplace collaboration tools – announcing that any organization with an Office 365 subscription will gain access to the service and have it automatically activated. The service will start rolling out to users in waves. The automatic activation will allow businesses to quickly spin up online communities for their workers. Microsoft will also let users sign in to Yammer... 

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Will MediaTek’s Helio Debut This Year?

February 4, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Will MediaTek’s Helio Debut This Year?

MediaTek’s a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David Ku has confirmed that the company plans to ship the X30 in 2016. The X30 has been ephemeral product for quite some time although it had been expected that the X30 would follow the X20 eventually. Ku expects that phones based on Helio P10 and X20 should start to arrive in this quarter. The majority of the design wins for the performance and mainstream phones for the first half of 2016 will be for last year’s flagship the Helio... 

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Nintendo Keeps Drop Year Over Year

February 4, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Gaming
Nintendo Keeps Drop Year Over Year

Nintendo’s finances took a dip in the company’s third quarter report for FY 2015 – sales stayed relatively stable with just 3.9 per cent shrinkage to 427.7 billion Yen ($3.5bn), but profits dropped by 32 per cent year-on-year to 40.5 billion Yen ($336m). Although the bottom line failed to excite, plenty of familiar faces performed well for the publisher’s software arm, as well as a few new names. Top seller was Child friendly Wii U shooter Splatoon, shifting over four million... 

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Amazon Plans On Opening Up To 400 Bookstores

February 4, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Amazon Plans On Opening Up To 400 Bookstores

Amazon.com Inc will open up to 400 physical bookstores, according to a major U.S. mall operator with knowledge of the proposal. Amazon recently experimented with brick-and-mortar stores with the opening of a bookstore in its home city of Seattle in November. An expansion of bookstores, which the company has not confirmed, would be a surprise reversal from the online retailer credited with driving physical booksellers out of business. “You’ve got Amazon opening brick-and-mortar bookstores... 

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AMD Goes Virtual With GPUs

February 3, 2016 by Michael   | Category: Computing
AMD Goes Virtual With GPUs

AMD has revealed what it claims are the world’s first hardware virtualized GPU products — AMD FirePro S-Series GPUs with Multiuser GPU (MxGPU) technology. The big idea is to have a product for remote workstation, cloud gaming, cloud computing, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). In the virtualization ecosystem, key components like the CPU, network controller and storage devices are being virtualized in hardware to deliver optimal user experiences. So far the GPU has been off the... 

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Eagles Trained To Take On Errant Drones

February 3, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Eagles Trained To Take On Errant Drones

When it comes to the problem of handling errant drones, there’s been a number of high-tech solutions — from radio jamming to laser beams to nets launched by other drones  –  but a group in The Netherlands has a rather unique low-tech solution that’s much more elegant. The Guard From Above says it is training birds of prey to attack drones, taking advantage of their natural predatory instincts and precision in the sky. A video posted by the company on YouTube shows a bird... 

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Evernote Officially Exits E-commerce

February 3, 2016 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Evernote Officially Exits E-commerce

A little more than two years after Evernote announced that it would offer a suite of branded products through its own online retail store, the productivity company is walking away from the business of selling products like socks, messenger bags and wallets. As foreshadowed by a series of sales and app changes last year, the current incarnation of the Evernote Market — a hub for people to buy branded swag and connected tools for the popular note-taking software — will no longer exist... 

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