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Intel names winner for its $500K wearable devices contest

Wearables have become the new modern gadgets, and every company in tech is either making them or designing businesses around them, from Microsoft’s new health-focused Microsoft Band smartwatch to the Google Glass wearable eyepiece.<p>Intel showed the finalists from the 500 startups that entered its …

43Tbps over a single fiber: World's fastest network would let you download a movie in 0.2 seconds - ExtremeTech

43Tbps over a single fiber: World’s fastest network would let you download a movie in 0.2 seconds<p>By on July 31, 2014 at 8:49 am<p>This site may earn …

Engineering

John Chambers: Cisco Is Going To Crush VMware

The network industry, where Cisco dominates, is at the cusp of a huge change called software-defined networking. That's where the high-end features built into expensive routers and switches are put into software that can run on cheap, commodity hardware.<p>The movement is being led by VMware and a …

Virtualization

Intel's Anniversary Pentium may be the ultimate budget gaming CPU - ExtremeTech

Intel’s Anniversary Pentium may be the ultimate budget gaming CPU<p>By on July 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links …

Computer Hardware

Bill Gates Just Blew Our Minds In A Single Tweet

For the past several years, China has been building stuff at a mind-blowing pace. Just how mind-blowing? Here, let's let Bill Gates put it in perspective:<p>Think about this for a second. Between 1901 and 2000, the U.S. built an entire interstate highway system, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hoover Dam …

RESEARCH PAPER: Rack Scale Server Segmentation 2014 | Moor Insights & Strategy

09 Jun RESEARCH PAPER: Rack Scale Server Segmentation 2014<p>Moor Insights & Strategy has published commentary and detailed analysis describing the …

Nadella's Bid To Fix Microsoft: What Ballmer Didn't Dare

When Satya Nadella settled into the U.S. at age 20, he had a problem. The Indian emigre wanted a master’s in computer science as fast as possible, so he could dash into America’s booming tech sector. But cash was tight and his undergraduate preparation, back in Mangalore, was patchy. In 1988 …

The NSA, Cisco, And The Issue Of Interdiction

It’s been a hectic week of NSA news in light of Glenn Greenwald’s recently published book, which furthered the revelation that the NSA intercepts (interdicts) hardware from US companies. The agency then reportedly compromises the equipment before it is delivered to overseas customers.<p>Published …

Public cloud companies are now worth $100B — and this is just the start

According to venture capital firm Bessemer Venture Partners, the combined value of the top publicly-traded cloud computing companies now exceeds $100 billion.<p>But that’s just an appetizer for the multi-course meal to come. With the overall software market worth a trillion dollars annually, and many …

HP Exec Says It Would Be 'Silly' For HP Not To Get Back Into The Smartphone Market

At an event in Beijing earlier this week, Su-yin Yam, senior director of HP's consumer business in the Asia-Pacific, was asked if HP is planning to re-enter the smartphone market.<p>"The answer is yes but I cannot give a timetable," Yam told Indian news agency PTI in a story published Sunday. "It …

Mobile

Dropbox Has A Master Plan To End The Hard Drive As We Know It

This week it lured 500 programmers to San Francisco for its first-ever developer conference, reports Wired's Robert McMillan.<p>It's hoping to convince them to write apps that use Dropbox as their storage system.<p>It's ultimate goal is a lofty one.<p>"We are replacing the hard drive," Dropbox CEO Drew …

Apps

Hewlett Packard Rebuilds Its Battered Board With Three Big Wigs: Ray Ozzie, James Skinner, Dob Bennett

All have impressive backgrounds: tech legend and former Microsoft CTO Ray Ozzie, the former CEO of Liberty Media Dob Bennett, and the former CEO of McDonald's and current chairman of Walgreens, Jim Skinner.<p>Last March, shareholders nearly ousted three board members, blaming them for nearly $17 …

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