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Google Now's underpinnings explored
— 11:38 AM on November 1, 2012

The Jelly Bean version of Google's Android OS is coveted primarily for the Project Butter responsiveness enhancements that smooth out UI navigation. The more...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Operating systems

AMD's ARM core will be licensed, not AMD's own creation
— 10:31 AM on October 30, 2012

Yesterday's announcement from AMD about its plans to build ARM-compatible Opteron processors is very big news, but it shouldn't come as a shock, since...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

AMD to build ARM-compatible 64-bit processors
— 4:37 PM on October 29, 2012

Well, this changes some things. AMD has just announced its intention to build 64-bit CPUs compatible with the ARM instruction set, starting with a multi-core...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

Nvidia Kepler powers Oak Ridge's supercomputing Titan
— 11:34 AM on October 29, 2012

We don't know for sure whether it will make its way into a graphics card or not, but the biggest variant of Nvidia's Kepler GPU...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Servers

Intel reportedly readying next-gen Atom with eight CPU cores
— 11:55 AM on October 18, 2012

This past summer, we told you about Project Moonshot, a high-density 4U server packed with 288 Atom processors. Code-named Centerton, those Atom SoCs...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

ARM links SoC components with terabit interconnect
— 11:49 AM on October 11, 2012

ARM has its eyes set on the high-performance computing market. To help with that mission, it's developed a new interconnect to link multiple cores...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

Firefox to nag users about plug-in updates
— 6:00 AM on October 8, 2012

Not keeping your browser plug-ins up to date can be dangerous. Security holes...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Mozilla releases preview of Firefox for Windows 8
— 5:42 PM on October 4, 2012

The Windows 8 version of Firefox sure has come a long way since that early demo we saw in April. Now, Mozilla has...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

WD's new RE drives come in 4TB capacities, SAS and SATA flavors
— 7:00 AM on September 27, 2012

For quite some time now, 4TB hard drives have been conspicuously absent from Western Digital's lineup. That changes today with the introduction of a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

Nvidia sees bright future for cloud gaming
— 12:23 PM on September 24, 2012

OnLive's recent troubles might make one dubious about the future of cloud-based...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

Rumor: Nvidia working on Project Boulder server processor
— 1:17 PM on September 21, 2012

At the Consumer Electronics Show in 2011, Nvidia unveiled Project Denver, a custom CPU compatible with the ARM instruction set. This processor was...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

Google Apps to drop IE8 support in October
— 9:46 AM on September 17, 2012

Two and a half years ago, Google stopped supporting Internet Explorer 6, and web developers everywhere breathed a sigh of relief. They, too, were...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

Helium-filled hard drives increase density, lower power
— 10:54 AM on September 13, 2012

To quote UK rapper Scroobius Pip, "helium is the second-lightest gas that there...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

Google's Autocomplete censors The Pirate Bay
— 6:00 AM on September 11, 2012

Last month, Google announced that websites with "high numbers" of copyright removal notices would soon appear lower in its search results. Now, the search...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Copyright

Friday night topic: Working weird
— 5:53 PM on September 7, 2012

The rise of the Internet, the ubiquity of high-speed access, and the fact that I run a website have all combined to make my day-to-day...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

AMD courts servers with new FirePro cards
— 11:01 PM on August 26, 2012

Earlier this month, AMD added a bunch of new FirePro products to its lineup of workstation graphics cards. All of them employ 28-nm...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Servers

Crackers getting stronger, passwords still weak
— 11:08 AM on August 21, 2012

Every few months, it seems like another major website gets hacked. User accounts are often compromised, releasing millions of passwords into the darker corners of...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

IEEE taking input on next-gen Ethernet standard
— 6:00 AM on August 21, 2012

The Ethernet standard currently tops out at a staggering 100 Gbps, which requires...

Type: News story Tags: Networking Servers Workstations