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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Microsoft CEO Ballmer touts Windows 8 momentum

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off the company's annual Build developer conference emphasizing the momentum of the company's new Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating systems.

Windows 8/RT touch interface confuses, frustrates early users

Some early users of Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet say they are confused or frustrated by the touch interface on the 10.6-in. display and are relying instead on the attachable keyboard with its more conventional track pad and arrow keys to input commands.

First iPad mini reviews

The first set of iPad mini reviews are now hitting the web and so far, so good. Obviously, it’s an iPad only smaller — or more concentrated, as Apple said. But how does it compare to other small tablets, and… Continue reading

AMD and ARM dream up green 64-bit server SoCs

AMD will build an ARM-based 64-bit system-on-a-chip (SoC) for servers. It'll be clusterable, thanks to AMD's SeaMicro fabric technology, and sip electrical power. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers wonder if cloud-computing services will opt for Opteron.

Foxconn goes to court over severely injured worker

The company has tried to move the worker, but his father says his current condition makes travel nearly impossible.

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Titan supercomputer debuts: Computer churns through more than 20,000 trillion calculations each second

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory has just launched a new era of scientific supercomputing with Titan, a system capable of churning through more than 20,000 trillion calculations each second — or 20 petaflops — by… Continue reading

Hopping robots could conserve energy

A new study shows that jumping can be more complicated than it might seem. In research that could extend the range of future rescue and exploration robots, scientists have found that hopping robots could dramatically reduce the amount of energy… Continue reading

River floods predicted using new technology

Scientists are now using high-tech solutions to provide real-time forecast of the dangers of river floods caused by climate change and human activities to help avoid disasters.

Consumers unaware of Windows 8, unimpressed with Surface RT

Fewer than half of U.S. consumers have heard of Windows 8, hinting that Microsoft faces a tough task convincing buyers that they need to jump on the bandwagon.

Windows Store has enough apps to prevent Windows RT flop, say analysts

The apps available for Microsoft’s new Windows operating systems are good enough to entice early buyers of tablets and other touch devices, analysts said.