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Earth's largest telescope gets to work in Chile after 30 years of planning

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Nestled within the Chilean Andes, the new Atacama Large Millimeter-submillimeter Array (ALMA) is now open for space-staring business. The biggest, most complex telescope project to date, ALMA will be able to peer into the deeper reaches of space with "unprecedented power", according to astronomer Chris Hadfield. Covering around half...
Earth's largest telescope gets to work in Chile after 30 years of planning

Windows 8 to debut on both x86 and ARM devices in October, report says

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While Microsoft hasn't confirmed a release date for the next version of Windows, Bloomberg reported last night that Windows 8 will be finalized this summer, and sales of both Intel-based PCs and ARM devices will begin "around October." More than 40 Intel-based PCs (including some tablets, presumably) will be...
Windows 8 to debut on both x86 and ARM devices in October, report says

Hands-on with Jolla's Sailfish OS (video)

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We recently had the chance to spend time with David Greaves and Vesa-Matti Hartikainen of Jolla and take Sailfish OS for a spin. As you might recall, this open source mobile OS builds upon Mer (a fork of MeeGo that includes Qt) and uses the Nemo framework with a...
Hands-on with Jolla's Sailfish OS (video)

Scientific Linux 6.2 RC1 Available for Download

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Scientific Linux, a recompiled Red Hat Enterprise Linux put together by various labs and universities around the world, has reached version 6.2 RC1. Scientific Linux 6.2 RC1 comes with a small number of updates and improvements: OpenAFS was updated to 1.6.0-97.z2.sl6 and support for SL 6.2 has been added in...
Scientific Linux 6.2 RC1 Available for Download

Windows 8: The tablet review

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Windows 8 is an odd, discombobulated beast of an operating system that suffers from an identity crisis of the most severe degree. On the one hand, the primary focus of Windows 8 is to bring touchscreen tablets into the Windows fold, but at the same time it cannot eschew the...
Windows 8: The tablet review

Facebook, ARM, x86, and the future of the data center

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Last week, Facebook announced a new motherboard/daughtercard design it dubbed "Group Hug." Thanks to innovative work from the Open Compute Platform, the new daughtercard allows CPUs from ARM, Intel, or AMD to be plugged into a single motherboard. Contrary to what others have said, though, mobile SoCs will not remake...
Facebook, ARM, x86, and the future of the data center

Mark Hurd Legal Scandal Won't Screw HP Customers After All (HP, ORCL)

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A judge has sided with HP in its lawsuit with Oracle and the big winners are the company's joint customers. A judge ruled that HP didn't trick Oracle into promising continued support for Itanium servers, as Oracle had been claiming. This fight started when Oracle hired ex-HP CEO Mark...
Mark Hurd Legal Scandal Won't Screw HP Customers After All (HP, ORCL)

HP plans to hold off on building ARM-based Windows tablets, focus on x86 instead

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Whether it's put off by Microsoft's own push into tablets with Surface or just taking a wait-and-see approach, HP has now confirmed that it won't be among those offering ARM-based Windows 8 (or RT) hardware when the OS makes its long-awaited debut later this year. That possibility was first...
HP plans to hold off on building ARM-based Windows tablets, focus on x86 instead
Lenovo's 10.1-inch ThinkPad Tablet 2 announced, launching with Windows 8 in October
Razer Edge: hands-on with Windows 8's most dockable tablet

Android SDK updated with big improvements to emulator and build system

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We're not sure what anniversary the 17th is but, if we had to guess, we'd say its the x86 anniversary. Google has just released Revision 17 of the Android SDK and ADT and its packing an array of improvements, most notably to the Lint build system and the emulator....
Android SDK updated with big improvements to emulator and build system

AMD's new Opteron processors target the cloud

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To break its slump in the server market, Advanced Micro Devices is embarking on an aggressive strategy that calls for ARM and x86 chips by 2014 and continued improvements to its Opteron line in the meantime....
AMD's new Opteron processors target the cloud
Microsoft Is Basically Screwed In The Tablet Sector, IDC Says

Here's A Step-By-Step Guide To Jailbreaking Your iPhone Or iPad (AAPL)

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The day has finally come where we can now jailbreak iPhones and iPads running the latest operating system, iOS 6. That means iPhone 5 and iPad Mini owners can jailbreak for the first time. Jailbreaking gives you access to a special app store called Cydia, which is full of alternative...
Here's A Step-By-Step Guide To Jailbreaking Your iPhone Or iPad (AAPL)

Windows 8 to carry just three versions, ARM badged as RT

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Microsoft communications manager Brandon LeBlanc detailed the Windows 8 version lineup in a sign the company may sincerely back away from previous complexity. Apart from confirming Windows 8 as the official name, the official showed that there would be just two x86-based versions, Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. The...
Windows 8 to carry just three versions, ARM badged as RT
Hardware details of the next iPhone (N41AP / iPhone5,1) and more on the new Maps app

What IBM's x86 exit may mean for rivals

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IBM's reported interest in selling parts of its x86 server business to Lenovo may bring major changes to the global market....
What IBM's x86 exit may mean for rivals
90-day trial version of Windows 8 now available to download
ARM Servers Get a Fluffy OpenStack Test-Bed in the Cloud

PlayStation win shows AMD shedding its singular focus on x86

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For those of us who remember AMD as the alternative to Intel in our desktops, or as the also-ran to Intel in servers, it’s time to think of the new AMD. Like a Beyonce dumping Destiny’s Child, the chipmaker is ditching its sole reliance on x86 and embracing new architectures...
PlayStation win shows AMD shedding its singular focus on x86
Windows Assessment Toolkit for Windows 8: Performance monitoring for everyone

New Chrome Beta for Android update improves page rendering performance

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Today's update for Chrome Beta helps alleviate some issues and improves the overall stability of the mobile browser application for Android. The update contains fixes for "frequently occurring crashes," according to Google's official Chrome Releases blog, and it gives page rendering performance a bump. The newest update also fixes a few pesky...
New Chrome Beta for Android update improves page rendering performance

HP's new x86 servers attack management, power costs

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Hewlett-Packard's new x86 server line generation, announced Monday, aims to wring out as much management overhead as possible through automation and improved energy management....
HP's new x86 servers attack management, power costs

Meg Whitman's Plan To Beat The iPad (HPQ)

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If history is a good indication of the future, by the time HP sends its Windows 8 tablet into the world, Apple will have sold about $9.5 billion worth of iPads to businesses. So HP plans to compete by aiming its Windows 8 tablets at corporate employees, said CEO...
Meg Whitman's Plan To Beat The iPad (HPQ)

IDC: By 2016, Android Devices To Outnumber Traditional Windows PCs

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Nearly 1 billion “smart devices” were shipped in 2011, analysts at IDC are reporting this morning, to the tune of over $489 billion in revenue. It’s an odd category, which IDC defines as “connected” smartphones, tablets, and even PCs. Looking ahead, the firm expects shipments of these devices to grow...
IDC: By 2016, Android Devices To Outnumber Traditional Windows PCs

Opera Mobile for Android: Slimmer, safer and faster than Chrome

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Android device owners looking for a zippy browsing experience have a few good reasons to download Opera Mobile from Google Play. The company released version 12 1 of its browser on Tuesday; it takes up less storage space and adds helpful anti-fraud detection and support for additional HTML 5 standards. A quick...
Opera Mobile for Android: Slimmer, safer and faster than Chrome
Open Compute builds a business model for the next era of the web

AMD to add ARM processors to boost chip security

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Back in February, AMD raised the possibility that future processors from the company might include ARM cores. The assumption at the time was that these ARM cores would be used for computation. The company has revealed its first plans for chips combining x86 and ARM cores, but it turns out...
AMD to add ARM processors to boost chip security

Sony Tablet P's product manager shows off prototypes, tells the clamshell story

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Still baffled by the Tablet P's existence? Well, Sony's here to help! Earlier today, our brethren over at Engadget Chinese met up with Takeshi Goto, the head honcho of VAIO and mobile product producing, to learn how the Android clamshell went from several mockups (one of which was made...
Sony Tablet P's product manager shows off prototypes, tells the clamshell story

The time is right for an open source Ubuntu tablet OS

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I’ve been reading the Microsoft Surface RT reviews, and while the Surface Pro x86 is really the one everyone should judge the line on, they are pretty much the same when it comes to the Windows RT software. If you don’t know the difference between Windows RT and full Windows...
The time is right for an open source Ubuntu tablet OS
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