Apple's data centre development, NC

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This week, news regarding Apple's plans to build a billion dollar data center in North Carolina has become something of a talking point. The incentive was initially announced by the company back in June after...

I.B.M. to Push 'Cloud Computing,' Using Data From Afar

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I.B.M. plans to build a sizable business by bringing Google-style computing to mainstream corporate customers. The I.B.M. strategy, to be announced today, seeks to exploit the technical work and commercial interest in large data centers...

Emerson to Buy Motorola's Embedded Computing Business

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In an announcement made today, electrical device maker Emerson Electric Co. has agreed to pay $350 million in cash for cell-phone maker Motorola Inc.'s embedded communications computing business, a division of Motorola which recorded $520...

Spinning Particles Promise Unlimited Computing Power

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When engineers flick the switch to turn on the world's fastest supercomputer later this year it will be capable of chewing its way through 1,000 trillion calculations every second. But this speedy number cruncher could...

First Look: Microsoft Surface Computing

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Channel 10 has revealed the Microsoft Surface Computer, a fully functioning multi-touch computing system – a project which started four years ago and will be launched later this year. "Surface computers will start with Microsoft...

Bill Gates Talk on Computing from 1989

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Bill Gates discusses the software and computer industry, and how Microsoft has contributed. Gates also discusses his views on the future of the computing industry. The talk was recorded in 1989 but was only recently...

Computing pioneer John Backus dies

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John Warner Backus, born in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1924, has just passed away. At 82, Backus died Saturday in Ashland, Oregon, according to IBM Corporation, where he spent his career. In 1954 he got his...

NASA backs quantum computing claim

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The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration confirmed Thursday that it built a special chip used in a disputed demonstration of quantum computing in February. NASA engineers used their experience with submicrometer dimensions and ultra-low...

Microsoft and Ford Team Up In-Car Computing

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Remember Microsoft's Blue&Me project with Fiat, the one that equipped select models with an in-car computer system with all kinds of connectivity functionality? Well, we've learned from a source close to Microsoft's car-computer project...

Via launches 'carbon free' computing

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VIA Technologies, the Taiwanese manufacturer of microprocessors and chipsets, announced on Wednesday that it is billing its C7-D chip as the world's first "carbon free" processor. Launched in September as a "carbon neutral" chip, the...

An HP Focus on Utility Computing

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HP Labs isn't the only R&D facility in the Silicon Valley. In fact, it isn't even the biggest one. But it counts a string of innovative breakthroughs to its name. And despite recent...

Universal Computing Just Around The Corner

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Here's the scenario: Run any application on any OS on any type of processor with no performance hit. Sounds like a dream, right? Linux apps on Windows, Mac apps on Linux, Intel codebase on a...

A PC Pioneer Decries the State of Computing

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Fortune has a great interview with one of the original Xerox PARC researchers. Who was a pioneer in personal computing. He shares he's thoughts about how even after 20 years we've missed the...

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