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Panasonic On The Hunt For Acquisition Targets

March 27, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Panasonic On The Hunt For Acquisition Targets

Japanese electronics giant Panasonic Corp said it is gearing up to spend 1 trillion yen ($8.4 billion) on acquisitions over the next four years, bolstered by a stronger profit outlook for its automotive and housing technology businesses. Chief Executive Kazuhiro Tsuga said at a briefing on Thursday that Panasonic doesn’t have specific acquisition targets in mind for now. But he said the firm will spend around 200 billion yen on M&A in the fiscal year that kicks off in April alone, and pledged... 

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Oracle Launches OpenStack Platform With Intel

March 27, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Oracle Launches OpenStack Platform With Intel

Oracle and Intel have teamed up for the first demonstration of carrier-grade network function virtualization (NFV), which will allow communication service providers to use a virtualized, software-defined model without degradation of service or reliability. The Oracle-led project uses the Intel Open Network Platform (ONP) to create a robust service over NFV, using intelligent direction of software to create viable software-defined networking that replaces the clunky equipment still prevalent in even... 

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USB 3.1 To Arrive With New Desktops Later This Year

March 27, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Computing
USB 3.1 To Arrive With New Desktops Later This Year

The emerging USB 3.1 standard is on track to reach desktops as hardware companies release motherboards with ports that can transfer data twice as fast as the previous USB technology. MSI recently announced a 970A SLI Krait motherboard that will support the AMD processors and the USB 3.1 protocol. Motherboards with USB 3.1 ports have also been released by Gigabyte, ASRock and Asus, but those boards support Intel chips. USB 3.1 can shuffle data between a host device and peripheral at 10Gbps, which... 

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Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Will Support 8K Resolution

March 27, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Will Support 8K Resolution

Software King of the World Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system will support screen resolutions that will not be available on commercial displays for years. At the WinHEC conference Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 will support 8K (7680*4320) resolution for monitors, which is unlikely show up on the market this year or next. It also showed off minimum and maximum resolutions supported by its upcoming Windows 10. It looks like the new operating system will support 6″+ phone and tablet... 

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AMD Shows Plans For ARM Servers

March 27, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
AMD Shows Plans For ARM Servers

Buried in AMD’s shareholders’ report, there was a some suprising detail about the outfit’s first ARM 64-bit server SoCs. For those who came in late, they are supposed to be going on sale in the first half of 2015. We know that the ARM Cortex-A57 architecture based SoC has been codenamed ‘Hierofalcon.’ AMD started sampling these Embedded R-series chips last year and is aiming to release the chipset in the first half of this year for embedded data center applications,... 

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Facebook Opening Parse For IoT Development

March 27, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Facebook Opening Parse For IoT Development

Facebook is opening up Parse, its suite of back-end software development tools, to create Internet of Things apps for items like smart home appliances and activity trackers. By making Parse available for IoT, Facebook hopes to strengthen its ties to a wider group of developers in a growing industry via three new software development kits aimed specifically at IoT, unveiled Wednesday at the company’s F8 developer conference in San Francisco. The tools are aimed at making it easier for outside... 

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Verizon To Bolster 100G Metro Fiber-optic Network

March 26, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Consumer Electronics
Verizon To Bolster 100G Metro Fiber-optic Network

Verizon has announced new technology to bolster its super-fast 100 Gbps fiber-optic network serving metro areas, but didn’t reveal where the work will be done or other details. The vague announcement raised the question of whether Verizon is simply trying to show its competitive value against Google and AT&T, which have both announced fiber Internet services in a number of cities. “I think Verizon is trying to play catch up to the others without saying it that way,” said independent... 

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Google Said To Be Devolping Bill Payment Service For Gmail

March 26, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Google Said To Be Devolping Bill Payment Service For Gmail

Google reportedly is working on a service to allow that will allow users to pay their bills from their Gmail accounts. The service, dubbed Pony Express, would ask users to provide personal information, including credit card and Social Security numbers, to a third-party company that would verify their identity, according to a Re/code report on Tuesday. Google also would work with vendors that distribute bills on behalf of service providers like insurance companies, telecom carriers and utilities,... 

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Azul Goes Java Embedded

March 26, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Azul Goes Java Embedded

Azul Systems, the company behind the wildly popular Zing and Zulu runtimes for Java, has been discussing its latest product, Zulu Embedded. Azul specializes in bespoke open source Java runtimes and has announced that it is expanding into embedded product lines. Scott Sellers, CEO and co-founder, and Howard Green, VP of marketing, were keen to extol the virtues of an embedded system. “If you go with an Oracle system, not only do you have to pay a license fee but you are restricted to off-the-peg... 

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HP Takes Helion OpenStack Private

March 26, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
HP Takes Helion OpenStack Private

HP has announced its first off-the-shelf configured private cloud based on OpenStack and Cloud Foundry. HP Helion Rack continues the Helion naming convention for HP’s cloud offerings, and will, it is hoped, help enterprise IT departments speed up cloud deployment by offering a solid template system and removing the months of design and build. Helion Rack is a “complete” private cloud with integrated infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service capabilities that mean it... 

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Lexmark Scoops Up Kofax For Nearly $1B

March 26, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Lexmark Scoops Up Kofax For Nearly $1B

Lexmark International Inc, known for its printers, said it plans to acquire Kofax Ltd in an about $1 billion deal that would double the size of its enterprise software business. PC and printer makers have struggled in the recent past as companies reduced printing to cut costs and consumers shifted to mobile devices from PCs. Hewlett-Packard Co plans to separate its computer and printer businesses from its corporate hardware and services operations this year. Xerox Corp has also increasingly focused... 

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Did Astronomers Correctly Identify A Supernova Explosion?

March 26, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Around The Net
Did Astronomers Correctly Identify A Supernova Explosion?

Cosmic detectives are investigating a case of mistaken stellar identity: An exploding star that was once thought to be the oldest recorded nova — a nuclear explosion on the surface of a dead star — was more likely caused by the merger of two stars. In 1670, a bright new star appeared in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan, and stayed there for two years — you can see the location of the new stars in this video. The short-lived star was grouped into the “nova” category, but over... 

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Facebook To Open Messenger App To Third-Party Developers

March 25, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Facebook To Open Messenger App To Third-Party Developers

Facebook’s Messenger app mostly been used for keeping in touch with friends. Now people can also use it to send each other money. In the future, it could become a platform which other apps could use, if recent rumors prove true. This Wednesday and Thursday at its F8 conference in San Francisco, Facebook will show off new tools to help third-party developers build apps, deploy them on Facebook and monetize them through Facebook advertising. Among those tools might be a new service for developers... 

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Intel’s Broadwell Spec Apparently Leaked

March 25, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Computing
Intel’s Broadwell Spec Apparently Leaked

People working for the Chinese VR Zone  have found evidence that Intel will only be launching two Broadwell desktop processors in Q2 2015. The new Broadwell Desktop CPUs are based on the LGA1150 pin layout and will be compatible with the current Z97 motherboards. ASUS and ASRock recently announced that their motherboards will be able to handle the new 14nm Broadwell processors with a BIOS update. The two new CPUs will be the Intel Core i7-5775C and Core i5-5675C. There are some odd things on this... 

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Broadband Providers File Suit Against FCC

March 25, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Around The Net
Broadband Providers File Suit Against FCC

Several U.S. broadband providers have filed lawsuits against the Federal Communications Commission’s recently approved net neutrality rules, launching what is a expected to be a series of legal entanglements. Broadband industry trade group USTelecom filed a lawsuit against the FCC in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which has in the past twice rejected the FCC’s net neutrality regulations. The group argues the new rules are “arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse... 

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