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Last Updated on 20 Nov. 2014, Total: 187 Blog Posts

  1. Supercomputers for all!

    Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center is in the final stages of testing an energy-efficient supercomputer called HokieSpeed. It is pictured as the next war horse for research and its 455 trillion operations per second capability will surely makes it the next generation tool for researches! HokieSpeed supercomputer is made up of 209 separate computers connected together in a large server... Read More

  2. Seagate and Samsung combined strength!

    Seagate claims that its acquisition of Samsung's hard drive business will allow them to offer a more extensive portfolio of innovative storage solutions. The acquisition was completed on December 19th, 2011 and the deal includes assets, infrastructure and employees. Also, Seagate will supply disk drives to Samsung for PCs, notebooks and consumer devices while, Samsung will supply Seagate with chips... Read More

  3. EnergyCore Architecture by Calxeda

    Calxeda Inc. has developed a super-efficient server that leverages the ultra-low power technology of the ARM processor architecture. Calxeda servers will consume a fraction of the power and space of today's servers. Calxeda aims to be the first company to take basic ARM technology and adapt it for the demands of the powerful computers that run in data centers and... Read More

  4. Zero-email Policy

    According to a former French finance minister and present CEO of Atos tech firm, email is polluting the working environment and invading the personal lives of all. In order to stop this trend, Atos CEO has put in place a 'zero email' policy. The company employees use instant message and a Facebook-style interface instead when communicating internally and use emails... Read More

  5. Intelligent Thermostats!

    Nest Labs, a one year old venture of 100 experts and based in Palo Alto, California. Founded by former Apple executives, Nest Labs claims to have built the world's first learning thermostat. The intelligent and stylish device is intended to save energy costs by adjusting the consumption according to the house or room needs. Whereas, traditional devices keep a constant... Read More

  6. Breakthrough in SSD Technology

    November 2011, OCZ Technology announced the launch of a pair of new SSDs having the highest capacity in a 2.5-inch form factor. The new drives are in the Octane family and include the Octane 6Gbps and the Octane-S2 using a 3Gbps interface. OCZ claims it is the first SSD maker to hit 1TB in a 2.5-inch form factor drive. Both... Read More

  7. Hybrid Memory in the pipeline!

    Founded by Micron Technology and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a new Consortium made up of six industry leaders is working on a Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) which represents an entirely new category of high performance memory, delivering unprecedented system performance and bandwidth. The goal of the Consortium is to facilitate HMC Integration into a wide variety of systems, platforms and... Read More

  8. Computerized voices!

    If you're in the study of voice-activated features or curious why people generally find women voices more pleasing than men's then I suggest you read this article at cnn.com. Research on computerized voices suggests that female preference starts as early as the womb and the practice goes back to World War II, when women voices were employed in airplane cockpits... Read More

  9. Enhanced Touchscreen Technology

    TapSense is a project that enhances touchscreen technology by allowing surfaces to identify the type of object being used for input. Researchers Chris Harrison, Julia Schwarz and Scott E. Hudson, at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and Heinz College Center for the Future of Work, Carnegie Mellon University have found a means that can identify different parts of the anatomy of... Read More

  10. xpPhone 2 is the first world breakthrough “Post-Smartphone”

    Next year, In-Technology Group (ITG) will be releasing their new xpPhone 2 designed with a 1.6-GHz processor, 2 GB of memory, and 112 GB solid state disk, supporting both Windows 7 and Windows 8. This means that customers of xpPhone 2 can remain compatible with any Cloud computing system or IT system without the need to purchase new software for... Read More

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