The Apple Hopes iPhone 7 Extras Will Make Up for Missing Headphone Jack

Sep
22

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday officially unveiled the iPhone 7 and iPhone Plus, confirming a rumor that has evoked widespread dread: The company has ditched its traditional headphone jacks.

The new iPhones are sleeker than their predecessors, though, as well as water resistant. Their biggest plus might be the advanced camera lenses that create what Apple touts as the most sophisticated smartphone camera in the world.

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AMD Opteron 64-Bit ARM-Based Seattle Dev Kits

Sep
22

AMD announced on Wednesday the general availability of its Opteron A1100 series developer kit, and the inclusion of the company's very first 64-bit ARM-based processor, codenamed "Seattle." AMD began sampling out this chip earlier this year, which will take on Applied Micro's X-Gene in the server processor market.

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Sony's PS4 Pro Gets the Jump on 4K

Sep
22

Sony on Wednesday officially unveiled the powered-up PlayStation 4 Pro, which features smoother graphics, thanks to higher frame rates. This new version of Sony's bestselling video game console includes support for 4K resolution and high dynamic range, making it fully compatible with 4K/UHD displays.

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Context Discovery And IoT Data

Sep
22

One of the most valuable aspects of the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) is the data it produces. Businesses use that data to support their decisions, and — as IoT grows — they need better tools for relevant and timely discovery. These days, discovery systems can find the right data without even knowing its structure, semantics, sensor description, or location. These systems can also deduce context information such as annotations and metadata.

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The Oracle Does the Cloud Dance

Sep
22

Sunday keynotes at Oracle OpenWorld were good -- especially when compared with prior years -- but they still suffered from the perennial problem of trying to stuff too much content into a two-hour event.

Oracle Does the Cloud Dance

Diane Bryant, SVP at Intel and a big Oracle partner, spent an hour covering a very broad landscape and she did it with verve.

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The Nvidia GPU Appliance Cuts Render from Hours to Minutes

Sep
22

Graphics hardware supplier Nvidia announced at SIGGRAPH 2014 the immediate availability of their Nvidia Visual Computing Appliance (VCA). The Nvidia VCA is the company's network attached GPU accelerated rendering appliance designed to make ultra high performance rendering power available over a network to multiple client workstations.

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IBM details next-gen Power 9 will fight to Intel’s data center strongholds

Aug
31

The story of how Intel rose to dominance in the server and workstation markets was written more than a decade ago. Once upon a time (the late 1980s and early 1990s), various RISC, CISC, and SPARC architectures dominated the high-end PC industry, even as consumer PCs overwhelmingly opted for x86 designs. Intel leveraged both economies of scale and its alliance with Microsoft to push x86 processors into both data centers and workstations. By 2000, Intel had seized the majority of the market, forcing companies like IBM and Sun into smaller and smaller niches.

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Kindle ebook readers are crashing ,Windows 10 PCs post-Anniversary Update

Aug
31

Windows 10’s Anniversary Update has been a fairly smooth rollout for Microsoft thus far, but some significant problems have still cropped up at various points. There have been major problems with webcams due to changes in Windows 10 Anniversary Edition’s supported standards — and now there are apparently problems with various Kindle devices as well.

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Samsung aims to conquer the memory market with HBM3

Aug
31

True advances in technology are rare. The expense and difficulty of launching brand-new initiatives means that companies tend to prefer iterative improvements. Every now and then, however, we get the best of both worlds — an iterative improvement that could deliver enormous gains to a wide slice of the consumer market. At Hot Chips, Samsung unveiled a pair of initiatives that could revolutionize computer memory by pushing High Bandwidth Memory further on the one hand, while cutting costs and introducing the technology to all-new markets on the other.

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Kickstarter project offers external graphics for MacBooks

Aug
31

Laptops have always traded performance for portability, particularly when it comes to GPUs — and Apple users have it worse than most. Apple laptops are generally quite competitive with their PC counterparts at equivalent prices. But PC users always have the option to buy a boutique system with a mobile GPU, while Apple customers are limited to either a $1,999 system with Intel’s Iris Pro and 128MB EDRAM cache or a $2,499 system with an AMD R9 M370X. Neither option is appealing at their respective price points if you care about GPU performance.

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