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Android market hack for Kindle Fire
News & Analysis  
11/29/2011   10 comments
While Amazon’s wildly popular Kindle Fire tablet launched recently without official access to the Google Android Market, it hasn’t taken developers long to hack the code and make it work.
Supercomputing 2011 ultimate slideshow
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11/26/2011   11 comments
Supercomputing 2011 held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle was the 24th conference of its kind devoted to high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis.
Intel rolls new Pentium chips for microservers
News & Analysis  
11/24/2011   12 comments
While Xeon chips are taking the high-end server market by storm, Intel has found a use for its historic Pentium processor in lower-end servers.
iPhone 4s performance measured
News & Analysis  
11/21/2011   15 comments
Mobile device performance analytics firm, Metrico Wireless, has released its report on the iPhone 4S and its relative performance across its three supported U.S. networks; AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless.
Intel Xeon E5s take 10 systems on Top500
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11/18/2011   Post a comment
Though the TOP500 saw no changes in its top 10 supercomputers this week, Intel still managed to dominate the list, powering some 85 percent of all new entries with 223 systems choosing the Intel Xeon 5600 series and 10 systems running on the firm’s Xeon E5 processors.
Software techniques harden against hacking: Pt. 2—Sandbox solutions
Design How-To  
11/11/2011   7 comments
Software strategies protect externally networked infotainment systems from entry by hackers.
Adobe discontinues mobile Flash Player
News & Analysis  
11/9/2011   11 comments
Adobe Inc. has announced it is restructuring and “redirecting” its resources, a move which will result in layoffs for some 750 employees and the discontinuation of Flash Player for mobile. The upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook will be the last update to the software.
IBM mainframes add support for Windows OS
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11/7/2011   5 comments
The mainframe is not dead, and indeed, with International Business Machines (IBM) announcing plans to release a zEnterprise system running Microsoft Windows applications on Dec. 16, the system may just have been given a new lease of life.


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My Mom the Radio Star
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I've said it before and I'll say it again -- it's a funny old world when you come to think about it. Last Friday lunchtime, for example, I received an email from Tim Levell, the editor for ...

Bernard Cole

A Book For All Reasons
Bernard Cole
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Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...

Martin Rowe

Leonard Nimoy, We'll Miss you
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Like many of you, I was saddened to hear the news of Leonard Nimoy's death. His Star Trek character Mr. Spock was an inspiration to many of us who entered technical fields.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
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As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

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