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  • Welcome to the age of pervasive supercomputing

    Human beings tend to take incremental change in stride. For example, the loaf of bread that was 50 cents a few decades ago that now costs $3 isn't a big deal to us because the price rose gradually and steadily year by year. What we aren't adapted for is exponential change. Which explains why we tend to be taken by surprise by developments that involve digital technologies, where order-of-magnitude improvements, driven by Moore's Law, occur continuously.

  • Mac and Chromebook sales erode Windows PC's retail share

    Macs grabbed more than a quarter of all U.S. consumer personal computer sales at retail in the 10-week stretch from July 4 to Sept. 1, a research firm said this week.

  • Apple will consume 25 per cent of all DRAM in the world next year

    Apple's consumption of mobile DRAM will grow from 16.5% of the industry's total production volume today to 25% in 2015 as the company outfits more smartphones, tablets and even laptops with DRAM, according to a new report.

  • Beyond FLOPS: The co-evolving world of computer benchmarking

    It used to be simple: Multiply the microprocessor's clock rate by four, and you could measure a computer's computational power in megaFLOPS (millions of floating point operations per second) or gigaFLOPS (billions of FLOPS.)

  • SanDisk announces world's highest capacity SD card: 512GB

    SanDisk today unveiled what it calls the world's highest capacity SD card -- more than half a terabyte.

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