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Qualcomm debuted its groundbreaking Snapdragon 835 system on a chip at CES

Jan
06

Qualcomm on Tuesday debuted its groundbreaking Snapdragon 835 system on a chip at CES.

Following the 835 launch, the company joined Osterhout Design Group in unveiling two new ODG augmented reality headsets, the R-8 and R-9, which are the first Snapdragon 835-powered devices to be announced.

The Snapdragon SoC is the first chip built using the ultra-advanced 10nm FinFET process node, said Qualcomm spokesperson Liz Sweeney.

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Show The Weird Keyboard Layouts

Jan
05

There’s no place like home row, am I right? “ASDF" and "JKL:” aren’t just the keys our fingers rest upon, they’re our friends. Fine, that may be a bit much, but we have all undoubtedly come a long way from typing our very first letters. In my earliest days of typing, the keyboard setup was confusing and random despite all the fun games on my Typing Instructor CD-ROM.

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Looking Ahead to CES

Jan
03

CES week is here, and it's the one week of the year I look forward to looking back on. CES is a killer show -- not because you are up to your armpits in interesting new products, but because it is so spread out that it'll kill your legs as you hike all over the damn place. One year, I walked so much I actually ripped the soles off both shoes.

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6 Generations of GeForce Graphics Cards

Dec
29

To further confirm that notion, its successor, the GeForce GTX 1080 offers 60% more performance for a small premium.With the venerable GeForce GTX 980 having celebrated its second birthday already, in the world of GPUs that puts it squarely over the hill.

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IEEE Computer Society has plunged into technology predictions for 2017 and for the next five years by 2022

Dec
17

After grading itself on its 2016 vison, IEEE Computer Society has plunged into technology predictions for 2017 and for the next five years by 2022.

Technology trends that will reach adoption in 2017:

1.      Industrial IoT

This is one of the largest and most impactful arenas for big data analytics in 2017,with many millions of IoT sensors deployed in dozens of industrial strength real-world applications.

2.      Self-driving Cars

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IBM Promises Silicon Integrated Nanophotonics technology can combine traditional electrical circuits and optical components

Dec
08

IBM says that it can now build a "silicon nanophotonics" chip in a sub-100 nm manufacturing process.

The company promises its 90 nm Silicon Integrated Nanophotonics technology can combine traditional electrical circuits and optical components, including a photodetector and a modulator.

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Refracta is a somewhat obscure Linux distribution that offers exceptional functionality and stability

Dec
04

Refracta is a somewhat obscure Linux distribution that offers exceptional functionality and stability.

Obscurity is not always a bad thing when it comes to Linux distros.Refracta is a big surprise in a small package. You can find some very worthwhile alternatives to your current operating system.

Many look-alike desktop distros are difficult to distinguish from run-of-the-mill garden varieties. Others offer new adopters something unique that makes using them fun and productive.

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Antique Kernel FlawA Linux security vulnerability Opens Door to New Dirty Cow Exploit

Nov
25

A Linux security vulnerability first discovered more than a decade ago once again poses a threat, Red Hat warned last week, as an exploit that could allow attackers to gain enhanced privileges on affected computers has turned up in the wild.

Users need to take steps to patch their systems to prevent the exploit, known as "Dirty Cow," from granting access to unprivileged attackers.

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CloudSigma is abandoning its hard-disk drives for the performance boost of SSD

Nov
21

CloudSigma, an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) provider, is abandoning its hard-disk drives for the performance boost of SSD.

 

CloudSigma is confident that the all solid-state solution, offered by SolidFire, will be able to provide the required performance and uptime they demand, without raising prices on customers, despite the higher price point of solid-state storage costs.The Zurich-based provider serves Helix Nebula, a cloud used by scientists who demand performance.

 

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Hackers have stolen information of more than 400 million users of Friend Finder Networks

Nov
21

Hackers have stolen information of more than 400 million users of Friend Finder Networks, which runs several adult dating and pornography websites, LeakedSource reported earlier this week.

Last year, hackers accessed 4 million accounts, exposing information on users' sexual preferences and extramarital affairs.This is Friend Finders' second breach in two years.

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