2015, Analysis, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Event

Motorola Acquisition Sets up Lenovo For Big Wins in 2015

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Lenovo is looking to integrate Motorola and IBM’s server business this year, and is targeting to become the number one server vendor by the end of the decade.

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Business, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Hardware, Software Programs, VR World

AMD Steals Forrest Norrod from Dell to Fill Lisa Su's Old Post

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AMD has found a successor to Lisa Su’s vacant position after ascending to CEO in former Dell Server VP and GM Forrest Norrod

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Analysis, Business, Hardware, VR World

Intel Beats Estimates, Reports Strong Q3 2014 Earnings

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Intel reported earnings of $3.3 billion on record $14.6 billion of revenue, which beat expectations from Wall Street.

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Event, IFA 2014, VR World

Intel Officially Unveils Haswell-Powered Xeon at IDF 2014

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A day before Intel’s Developer Forum kicked off in San Francisco, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) officially unveiled the Xeon E5-2600 v3 known previously by its code name of Grantley. On stage, Intel’s Diane Bryant, the company’s general manager of its Data Center Group, said that the “big data” economy was driving demand for a new series of Xeon Chips. “The digital services economy imposes new requirements on the data center, requirements for automated, dynamic and scalable service delivery,” Bryant said on stage. “Our new Intel processors deliver unmatched performance, energy efficiency and security, as well as provide visibility into the hardware resources required to enable software defined infrastructure. “We

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Business, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Hardware, VR World

AMD Announces 64-bit ARM Opteron A1100-Series Dev Kit

A1100 overdrive

AMD [NYSE:AMD] has announced that they are making available their AMD Opteron A1100-Series developer kit to developers, using the company’s own 64-bit ARM A57-based CPU codenamed “Seattle”. These developer kits, which will be priced at a hefty $2,999 dollars will enable developers of enterprise applications to code their applications for AMD’s 64-bit ARM server processors. AMD is currently the only company offering a full ARM server stack that includes software, hardware, and platform support. They’re the biggest company currently in the ARM server market, but that is both a good thing and a bad thing. Its good because they technically don’t have many competitors, yet, but

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Business, Enterprise, Hardware, VR World

IBM Becomes Target of Chinese Bank Security Study

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In what appears to be a retaliation to the US official claims of Chinese Government Officials hacking US companies, the Chinese government has quietly advised their banks to review their security policies and hardware implementations, especially those with IBM hardware. While this study of Chinese Banking security risks is not an official or public one, Bloomberg has spoken to four sources that confirm that such a review is under way and is currently focused on IBM, but likely involves others as well. IBM itself has a very interesting history in China as the company claims to have been doing business there for the past 30

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Apple, Cloud Computing, Companies, Mobile Computing, VR World

Apple Admits They're to Blame for Missing SMS iMessages

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Apple has finally admitted that they are to blame for the constant issues that iMessage (iOS) users are having with communicating with anyone outside of iMessage with some SMS messages simply never getting delivered. This has been a fairly well-known issue and many people suspected that it was actually happening and then it was finally confirmed that Apple has acknowledged the issue and is working on a fix. iMessage has been around for a solid 3 years now and ever since it was launched with iOS 5 users have been experiencing issues with undelivered messages, this includes text and multimedia messages being sent to a

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Apple, Cloud Computing, Companies, Mobile Computing, VR World

Apple Admits They're to Blame for Missing SMS iMessages

Apple Logo iMessage iWatch Backdoor

Apple has finally admitted that they are to blame for the constant issues that iMessage (iOS) users are having with communicating with anyone outside of iMessage with some SMS messages simply never getting delivered. This has been a fairly well-known issue and many people suspected that it was actually happening and then it was finally confirmed that Apple has acknowledged the issue and is working on a fix. iMessage has been around for a solid 3 years now and ever since it was launched with iOS 5 users have been experiencing issues with undelivered messages, this includes text and multimedia messages being sent to a

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Audio/Video, Cloud Computing, Software Programs, VR World

Adobe Creative Cloud Suffering Massive Outage

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Some of you may have not heard yet, but Adobe’s ‘revolutionary’ new cloud platform called Adobe Creative Cloud is currently suffering major connectivity problems and has been for the past 22  hours. What does this mean? It means that people that are using ANY of Adobe’s Creative Cloud services cannot access their applications because they simply won’t launch due to not being able to connect to the Creative Cloud DRM servers. If you don’t already have the application open or aren’t already logged into your Creative Cloud account, you simply can’t access it whatsoever. This means that people who are paying for Adobe Creative Cloud

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Business, Enterprise, Rumors, Technology Security, VR World

NSA Bugged Foreign-Bound Networking Equipment

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According to Glenn Greenwald, who seemingly quotes himself in his own titles, the NSA has routinely been intercepting US-based networking hardware bound for countries abroad. While Glenn Greenwald doesn’t specifically implicate any networking companies, it would be safe to assume that companies like Cisco, Juniper, Brocade, Dell, HP and many more. This is in the face of the fact that the US government had been criticizing the use of Huawei networking hardware due to the beliefs that the Chinese would be presenting a security risk to the US. They essentially claimed that Huawei was bugging their networking equipment for the Chinese government and that their

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Business, Graphics, Hardware, VR World

Nvidia Reports Strong 1Q 2015, Following Error

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As we had reported, Nvidia announced very strong preliminary earnings for the fiscal first quarter of 2015, calendar Q1 2014. They were supposed to announce their earnings today, May 8th, however someone had mistakenly sent the preliminary earnings announcement to 100 internal users and they decided to make those figures public to avoid any potential insider trading issues. In terms of Nvidia’s earnings [NASDAQ:NVDA] themselves, the company reported for their fiscal first quarter of 2015, which is actually the first calendar quarter of 2014, earnings of $136 million on $1.1 billion in revenue, which is down sequentially from the fourth quarter where Nvidia is traditionally

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Business, Enterprise, Hardware, VR World

AMD's New AMDextrous Strategy, Skybridge and Custom 64-bit ARM Cores

AMD Ambidextrous Strategy

AMD has long been pressured by many of their investors, industry analysts, and various press to show some more core innovation. Well, today, AMD announced their core innovation update in San Francisco and streamed it online as well. The company came out with all their major executives, including current CEO Rory Read as MC, to talk about their new ambidextrous approach, combining their expertise with x86 with their new found interest in ARM, especially in embedded and servers. The update itself focused around the official announcement that AMD will be licensing ARM’s v8 architecture for their own ARM CPU cores, which comes as little surprise

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Enterprise, Hardware, VR World

Google Introduces Power8 Motherboard, Intel in Trouble?

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Ever since the announcement of the OpenPower Foundation (or consortium) there has been a lot of wondering about whether or not IBM would actually make something of it. After all, IBM’s market share in servers nowadays is fairly low compared to Intel’s and Intel has pretty much dominated the server market for the past 10 years. So, many saw IBM’s move to create the OpenPower Foundation as a desperate move to make something of their new Power8 processor technology and to broaden their market share at any cost. However, companies have been slowly joining IBM’s OpenPower Foundation and their movement has gotten quite some important companies

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Business, Hardware, VR World

Intel Reports First Quarter 2014 Earnings, Signs of Stability

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Intel’s first quarter earnings for 2014 were for the most part fairly tepid. Sure, they were able to post an earnings of $0.38 per share on $12.8 billion in revenue, however this only beat analyst’s fairly conservative expectations of $0.37 per share by $0.01. On $12.8 billion in revenue, Intel showed operating income of $2.5 billion and net income of $1.9 billion. Intel’s net income for Q1 2014 was down 5% over the same period a year ago, nothing to cheer about but still much better than previous declines. They also saw an increase in revenue of about $200 million, even though there was a

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AMD, Business, Companies, CPU, Hardware, Intel

Rumored server Nehalem EP prices hit the ‘Net

According to Turkish site Donanim Haber, Intel Xeon-EP or Nehalem-EP is coming in the final month of Q1’09, March. Prices are set at $285 for the 2.66 GHz model, $555 for the 2.93 GHz part and $990 for the 3.2 GHz beast. All of the prices here are for single- and dual-socket motherboards, while the real cash cow, 4S version is coming later this year. Afore mentioned three models are almost identical to already existing Core i7 920, 940 and 965, but for the QPI inteface, which is allegidly set at 5.4 GT/s on all parts. G Also, very interesting part is the similarity in

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