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  • Intel could strengthen its server product stack with Altera

    Intel's chips dominate servers in data centers, but the possible acquisition of Altera could help the company provide a wider variety of custom chips designed to speed up specific applications, analysts said on Friday.

  • Goodbye GPS? DARPA preparing alternative position-tracking technology

    Finding GPS unreliable in certain situations, the U.S. government is placing a high priority on developing a more reliable real-time position tracking technology whose signals won't disappear in blind spots and can't be jammed.

  • Spartan forecast: Browser of choice for 1 in 7 Windows users within a year

    One of every seven Windows PCs will be running Microsoft's new Project Spartan browser within a year of the firm launching Windows 10 this summer, according to historical data from a Web metrics company.

  • USB 3.1 set to reach desktops

    The emerging USB 3.1 standard is set to reach desktops as hardware companies release motherboards with ports that can transfer data two times faster than the previous USB technology.

  • Database pioneer Stonebraker rocks $1M "Nobel Prize in Computing"

    Michael Stonebraker, whose database software breakthroughs helped to tame information overload long before we referred to it as big data, is the recipient of the 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award, a.k.a. the "Nobel Prize in Computing."

  • Stanford breakthrough could make better chips cheaper

    Researchers at Stanford University have come up with a new way to make chips and solar panels using gallium arsenide, a semiconductor that beats silicon in several important areas but is typically too expensive for widespread use.

  • Dell support tool put PCs at risk of malware infection

    Attackers could have remotely installed malware on systems running a flawed Dell support tool used to detect customers' products.

  • HP boxes up the Cloud for the enterprise

    Enterprises that wish to enjoy the benefits of Cloud computing but still prefer to keep computational resources in-house should take a look at a new Cloud system offered by Hewlett-Packard.

  • Server heating startup teams with energy company to heat Dutch homes

    A Dutch utility is inviting five families to use radiator-sized servers to heat their living rooms for free.

  • The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, March 24

    More Andoid devices get Microsoft apps... Top EU court hears challenge to data exchange deal... Facebook to host content for media groups... and more tech news.

  • Imagination floats sub-$100 MIPS tablet running Firefox OS

    With Android and iOS dominating the tablet market, Mozilla's Firefox OS hasn't had much of a look in. It's now getting a bit of help from ARM rival Imagination Technologies, which has ported a version of Firefox to a prototype tablet based on its MIPS chip architecture.

  • Holy smoke! The new MacBook literally is twice as fast

    When Apple launched the new MacBook Pro earlier this month, the company claimed its performance would be double that of the previous model.

  • Former AMD CEO Rory Read finds a home in Dell

    Former AMD CEO Rory Read has seemingly stepped down the executive ladder by taking a job at Dell to lead global commercial sales, but some analysts think the move could give him a career boost.

  • Cisco, Microsoft part of optics consortium directing data center standards

    A group of big name vendors including Cisco, Microsoft, Dell, Intel, Broadcom, Juniper and Arista Networks this week created a consortium to address switch faceplate bandwidth density and airflow constraints caused by increasing networking speeds.

  • Expect superior scale-out in Couchbase Server 4

    The next version of the popular NoSQL database Couchbase Server will include a new approach to scaling out that aims to drastically increase performance for enterprises.

  • Top enterprise IT companies where people want to work

    Poachable, a Seattle startup that specialises in connecting passive job-seekers with companies looking to hire, says enterprise network and IT companies such as Microsoft, IBM and Cisco are among the most desirable places to work. But largely consumer-focused companies, like Google, Apple and Amazon, are even more attractive.

  • NASA tests virtual reality smart glasses for trip to Mars

    NASA is testing virtual reality smart glasses that could one day help astronauts as they travel to an asteroid or even Mars.

  • Dyson invests in batteries to build new products, robotics

    By investing $15 million into supporting battery technology research, a company known for making high-end vacuum cleaners is positioning itself to expand into other products, including robotics.

  • IBM: Mobile app security stinks

    Major weaknesses in mobile application development make enterprise data vulnerable to attack.

  • Big network names oppose Title II regulations, with major exceptions

    The FCC's net neutrality decision last month that imposed stricter regulations on Internet Service Providers, under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, has networking companies opposing each other even more fiercely than usual.