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  • Arista infringes on Cisco networking patents, trade agency says

    In a move that could lead to a ban on selling its products in the United States, the US International Trade Commission has ruled that Arista does in fact infringe on a number of Cisco’s technology patents.
    Arista now must decide if it wants to ask the US government to overturn the so-called “import ban” or ask that an appeals court toss the decision, observers say. It could also decide to build products in the US – a move that Cisco says would “not only would violate the ITC orders, but the federal court has the authority to enjoin local manufacturing of infringing products.”

    24 June 16 09:24 Written by Michael Cooney
  • Boston Dynamics' latest robot stymied by a banana skin

    Boston Dynamics, the Google-owned robot maker that's apparently up for sale, has a new four-legged robot small enough to walk around a house, agile enough to load your dishwasher, and not quite clever enough to avoid banana skins on the floor.

    24 June 16 06:35 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Is Apstra SDN? Same idea, different angle

    One of the main goals of SDN (software-defined networking) is to make networks more agile to meet the changing demands of applications. A new Silicon Valley startup, Apstra, says it has an easier way to do the same thing.

    22 June 16 21:49 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Intel's megachips will take on Nvidia's GPUs and Google's TPUs

    In 2018, Intel will likely release a faster and more power-efficient Xeon Phi, a supercomputing chip that is already in some of the world's fastest computers. Intel is also looking beyond CPUs to FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays), which can be faster in key tasks.

    22 June 16 02:22 Written by Agam Shah
  • Microsoft's Sharepoint app for iOS is here

    Microsoft announced earlier this year that its popular SharePoint collaboration software was getting a full-featured mobile app. Starting Tuesday, iPhone users can take a crack at it.

    21 June 16 23:00 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • Fujitsu drops SPARC, turns to ARM for Post-K supercomputer

    Alternative chip architectures are taking some thunder away from Intel's x86 at this week's International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt. The ARM architecture, which dominates mobile-device chips, will appear in Fujitsu's next flagship supercomputer.

    21 June 16 06:03 Written by Agam Shah
  • These ultra-thin solar cells can be bent around a pencil

    Scientists in South Korea have developed solar cells thin enough they can be bent around a pencil. The cells, which were announced on Monday, could help usher in the use of solar energy in small portable gadgets where space is at a premium.

    21 June 16 05:05 Written by Martyn Williams
  • The FCC is about to take a big step to superfast 5G networks

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will move to open up high-frequency spectrum to not-yet-available 5G mobile services in an effort to bring the superfast wireless connections to U.S. consumers.

    21 June 16 04:45 Written by Grant Gross

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