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Why Apple went 64-bit with the iPhone 5s

The reasons why Apple put a 64-bit processor inside the iPhone 5s goes way beyond hype. While the applications for it might be limited right now, Apple is paving the way for improvements that we'll see trickle into the iPhone over the next few years.

September 13, 2013

Dell PowerEdge T620 review

The tower equivalent of the rack-mounted R720, Dell's PowerEdge T620 sports the same processor, RAM and management options plus even more flexible storage. It's a powerful and versatile platform that can cope with everything from standard file and print duties through distributed branch office applications to private cloud deployment.

September 7, 2012 by

Stratus releases Avance 3.0

Stratus Technologies just launched a new version of its Avance high availability platform that supports Intel Xeon E5 “Sandy Bridge” processor-powered servers, such as those offered by HP, IBM, Dell and Intel. This technology is designed to make it possible for customers to know that their applications will operate without interruption. The problem? Stratus is known and loved by only a small circle of friends.

July 27, 2012 by

The End of Constraints - Why Business Apps Must Be Rethought

Building applications that take advantage of low-cost, powerful multi-processor computers is not always easy. That's changing and businesses with benefit from this if solution providers take advantage of new programming technologies.

September 6, 2011

TRichView

RichView is a suite of native Delphi/C++Builder components for displaying, editing and printing hypertext documents. Components support...

September 11, 2014 by TRichView

Startup sets sights on probability chip

Lyric Semiconductor is working on techology with immediate applications for cutting the size and power consumption of flash memory error correction chips, with a general processor planned for 2013.

August 18, 2010 by

Start-up sets sights on probability chip

Lyric Semiconductor is working on techology with immediate applications for cutting the size and power consumption of flash memory error correction chips, with a general processor planned for 2013

August 18, 2010 by

Zoho Writer 2.0

Zoho Writer 2.0 provides one of the richest feature sets of any online word processor, now more accessible thanks to an interface revamp. And, of course, it's free.

April 1, 2009 by

Energy-efficient chips are cool, but Intel is reaching much deeper in eco-innovation

OK, OK, we've all heard a gazillion and one things this week about why Nehalem, er the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, is like, a total breakthrough in terms of energy efficiency. Intel calls the chip its most revolutionary product in the past 15 years (shades of Pentium) and all manner of software companies, including Sun Microsystems, are falling all over themselves to optimize their operating systems or applications for the platform.

March 31, 2009 by

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 Preferred

Capable of fast and accurate speech-to-text processing, application control and audio file transcription, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 is an excellent dictation program. You'll still have to spend time training both the software and yourself, though.

August 26, 2008 by

OpenOffice.org 2.4.0

OpenOffice.org 2.4.0 is a free, open source alternative to Microsoft's Office application suite. It is fantastic if you need basic office applications — such as a word processor or spreadsheet — at no cost. However, large organisations and power users may be disappointed by its lack of features and support.

August 4, 2008 by

Intel launches new chip for consumer electronics

In its latest bid to expand beyond PCs and servers into industrial and consumer electronics applications, Intel has announced a new family of embedded processors.These chips are not based on the Atom processor already used in netbooks and Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs)--those versions won't arrive until sometime next year.

July 24, 2008 by

Adobe brings Buzzword into the fold

Adobe is adding to its applications portfolio with the acquisition of Virtual Ubiquity's word processor, Buzzword (see previous coverage). Adobe was an investor in Virtual Ubiquity, which is a marquee application based on the company's Flash and will run on Adobe's AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) OS-independent Web platform.

September 30, 2007 by

Red Hat ramps up virtualization drive for RHEL 5

The team's blog pushes the idea of "para virtualization," a technology that offers high performance, but doesn't require special processor capabilities. The team feels this will help drive the adoption of virtualization more pervasively, so that para-virtualization will become the default deployment for Linux 4 or 5 applications.

July 31, 2007 by

What will many cores mean to future Windows releases?

Windows and existing Microsoft programming languages work just fine with one- to four-processor PCs. But when 8- 16 and 64-core client machines become the norm -- in the not-so-distant future -- will Windows, C#, Visual Basic and other Microsoft applications be able to keep up?

May 31, 2007 by

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