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Google details Android N security and performance improvements
— 12:03 PM on May 19, 2016

The as-yet-unnamed Android N was officially announced during Google's I/O 2016 Keynote. For those fortunate enough to own a Nexus or Pixel C device,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Google boosts machine learning with its Tensor Processing Unit
— 8:31 AM on May 19, 2016

Google has some new hardware out, and no, it's not a Nexus device. The search giant makes extensive use of machine learning to power services...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Servers

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Microsoft releases update rollup for Windows 7 SP1
— 9:14 AM on May 18, 2016

Microsoft has released an update rollup for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 that it's calling a "convenience rollup."...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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iOS 9.3.2 and OS X 10.11.5 bring lots of small fixes
— 3:57 PM on May 16, 2016

Looks like today is Apple Patch Monday. Cupertino has released a bevy of fixes for its two main operating systems, bringing iOS to version...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Win10 Insider Build 14342 extends Edge and kills Wi-Fi Sense
— 9:47 AM on May 11, 2016

Microsoft released a new preview build for Windows 10 Insiders on the fast ring today. The headline news for today’s build, Build 14342, is a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Free upgrades to Windows 10 end July 29
— 7:57 AM on May 6, 2016

Microsoft released a blog post yesterday announcing that Windows 10 has reached 300 million active users. While that news wouldn’t cause much of a stir...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Backblaze Storage Pod 6.0 puts 60 3.5" drives in 4U of space
— 12:46 PM on April 25, 2016

Cloud storage and backup company Backblaze is becoming  a household name among enthusiasts these days. The company annually releases one of the only high-count...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Micron unveils three series of datacenter-oriented SSDs
— 8:21 AM on April 13, 2016

It's a good day for datacenters across the world. Micron, purveyor of all things related to memory, has unveiled its updated lineups of datacenter-oriented SSDs....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Security researchers promote Badlock SMB bug ahead of patches
— 10:53 AM on April 11, 2016

Tomorrow marks the much talked-about release of the patch for the Samba bug branded Badlock. While we don’t...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Servers

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Samsung fires up fabrication of "10-nm class" DDR4 RAM
— 3:59 PM on April 7, 2016

There's an old saying among IT folks that Intel is the 800-lb gorilla in the CPU space. That description also fits Samsung when it comes...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Mobile computing Servers

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Nvidia DGX-1 uses eight Tesla P100s to speed up deep learning
— 3:56 PM on April 5, 2016

Holy mother of GPUs. If you've been reading the news today, then you know Nvidia has launched the Tesla P100, the HPC equivalent of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Servers

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Pascal makes its debut on Nvidia's Tesla P100 HPC card
— 1:39 PM on April 5, 2016

During his GTC keynote today, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang introduced the company's Pascal GP100 graphics-processing unit on board the Tesla P100 high-performance computing...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Servers

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Xeon E5-2600 v4 CPUs pave the way for the clouds of tomorrow
— 1:41 PM on March 31, 2016

Intel released its Broadwell-EP Xeons today under the E5-2600 v4 umbrella. These chips include a number of features that virtualization-administrator readers may be interested...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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iOS 9.3 adds Night Shift feature for sweeter dreams
— 1:34 PM on March 22, 2016

Apple introduced iOS 9.3 at its keynote event yesterday. The biggest user-facing change in this release is Night Shift, an f.lux-like feature that...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Microsoft extends support for older Windows versions on Skylake
— 4:33 PM on March 18, 2016

There was a bit of hubbub a little while ago about support for older versions of Windows on computers with Skylake CPUs. Microsoft previously...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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WD adds 8TB hard drives to its internal and external offerings
— 10:06 AM on March 1, 2016

Western Digital is charging full steam (or should I say helium?) ahead with its 8TB hard drives. The company has just added 8TB models...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Microsoft's Project Astoria is no more
— 8:37 PM on February 25, 2016

Microsoft's Project Astoria has been thrown out the window, so to speak. The project was meant to help developers bring their Android apps to Windows....

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems Windows

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Hackers compromise Linux Mint Cinnamon ISO and forums
— 9:07 PM on February 23, 2016

The leader of the Linux Mint project, one of the more popular Linux distributions for the desktop, has revealed the project's website was attacked. In...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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