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Altera shareholders support acquisition by Intel
ALTR, +2.07% said late Tuesday that shareholders approved the chip maker's acquisition by Intel Corp. INTC, +0.63% Altera said more than 97% of votes supported the acquisition. Back in June, Intel agreed to buy Altera for $ 16.7 billion in cash, or …
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Microsoft Buys Havok From Intel
Havok will not be limited to Microsoft exclusively. “We will continue to license Havok's technology to the broad AAA games industry," a representative told IGN. "This also means that we will continue to license Havok's technology to run across various …
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Hands-on with Intel's 5GBps wonder, the DC P3608 SSD
The model number tells you where Intel is primarily targeting the card: at data centers and professional users who need to reduce I/O bottlenecks. Before, Intel said, it might be a struggle to do queries of a database with millions of rows. With the …
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Intel invests M in 8 Chinese start-ups
Intel has invested $ 67 million in eight Chinese companies including a robotics company and the firm behind the Segway, the U.S. chipmaker said Thursday, as it continues to ramp up investment in the world's second-largest economy. The companies Intel …
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Thought-controlled computer cursor takes a leap forward
"The current work is a step towards one of our ultimate goals, which is to provide point-and-click control of any computer system whenever the user desires," study co-author Jaimie Henderson, of Stanford University, told AFP by email. The results were …
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Student overcomes blindness to study computer programming
Now, about 13 years after he was denied his license, Griffin is working toward an associate degree in computer programming at the State College of Florida, with the hope of attending a four-year university and creating applications to help others with …
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Neural Implants Allow Paralyzed People To Control A Computer With Their Mind
Researchers have taken another step toward bringing computers to everyone and are working on a brain computer interface that allows paralyzed people to use their brains to type at around six words per minute. Six words per minute certainly isn't quick …
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Rutgers computer system attacked again
NEW BRUNSWICK — Rutgers University's computer network was crippled by a cyber attack Monday, leaving much of the state university without internet access for the fifth time in less than a year. It is unclear if the hacker responsible for the attack …

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OHSAA releases weekly football computer ratings
Division I (top 16 from both Division I regions will qualify for the playoffs). Region 1 – 1. Lakewood St. Edward (4-1) 13.5245, 2. Westerville Central (5-0) 11.8, 3. Mentor (4-1) 11.7, 4. Strongsville (4-1) 11.15, 5. Powell Olentangy Liberty (4-1) 10 …
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New 'performance cloning' techniques designed to boost computer chip memory
North Carolina State University researchers have developed software using two new techniques to help computer chip designers improve memory systems. The techniques rely on "performance cloning," which can assess the behavior of software without …
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The No. 1 problem with computer security
I've been in the computer security field for nearly three decades. During that time, I've watched it go from bad to worse to ugly. Today, the average computer security defense is so bad, we had to invent a new paradigm a few years ago called "assume …
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Cyber Risk Isn't Always in the Computer
On a sweltering summer day in San Jose, Calif., Scott Noteboom launched a cyberattack by exploiting a networking system vulnerability: the cooling system. An assistant, standing before a collection of networked computer gear plus a cooling fan, plugged …
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State Overhauls Outdated Unemployment Computer System
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – Nevada officials have finished overhauling an outdated, 30-year-old computer system that processes unemployment insurance. The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said this week that the new Employer Self …
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FirstNews Briefs: VimpelCom, Akamai, Intel, Xiaomi, Carousel, Syniverse, Anite
The Italian government has decided not to use its "golden rule" veto power to prevent a 50-50 joint venture between VimpelCom and CK Hutchison that will combine their respective mobile operations in Italy, WIND and 3 Italia, MobileWorldLive reported.
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Migrant influx raises far-right threat: Norway intel
Oslo (AFP) – The biggest risk posed to Norway's national security by the influx of migrants is a possible violent reaction from the far-right, and not the infiltration of Islamists, Norway's intelligence service said Thursday. "Asylum seekers linked to …
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Intel regrets skipping Broadwell desktop CPUs
An Intel executive has admitted that the chipmaker goofed up by passing over the tower desktop PC market with its 5th-generation Broadwell processors. With Broadwell, Intel focused mainly on laptops, miniature desktops, and all-in-ones. This left …
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Computer science program to put on Hackathon
Eastern Michigan University students have the opportunity to test their computer-programming and code-writing skills over a 24-hour period in a “Hackathon.” The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Oct. 11. During the Hackathon …
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Investigators' computer image a perfect match
The computer-generated composite image of Baby Doe that graced countless billboards, tweets and Facebook pages over the last three months proved to be a near spot-on match to baby Bella Bond's likeness, deepening questions of how she went …
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'Computer Issue' Grounds American Airlines Flights
American Airlines flights have been temporarily grounded across the country because of an apparent glitch in one of the carrier's computer systems. CNBC first reported the delays. Numerous customers tweeted complaints about delays and the airline …
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Computer Classes Offered At Jensen Memorial Library
Adults are invited to expand their computer knowledge through classes taking place this fall at Jensen Memorial Library. All sessions are free to the public. However, registration is requested for those interested by contacting the library at 832-2648 …
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Buying a laptop? Here's how to make sense of Intel's new Core chips
The new chips are Intel's sixth-generation Core processors. Intel claims that the new chips double the performance, triple the battery life and deliver improved graphics over the previous models. The smaller-sized chips will also let PC makers build …
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Goodbye Moore's Law! Intel invests million into quantum computing partnership
Perhaps Intel is ready to publicly admit that Moore's Law is on its last legs and that it's time to start seeking other ways of moving computing forward. The chip giant's co-founder Gordon Moore coined the law, which posits that the number of …
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Intel Drops Sponsorship of the Science Talent Search
One of the the most prestigious high school competitions, the Intel Science Talent Search, got its start in 1942. The contest recognizes the research and achievements of thousands of high school seniors who compete. Intel took over sponsorship in 1998 …
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House Oversight to probe alleged skewing of ISIS intel
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee isn't waiting for the Pentagon inspector general to decide whether the Obama administration pressured intelligence analysts to skew data to make the Islamic State and its allies seem weaker in their …
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IDF 2015: Intel unveils Skylake's new GPU architecture
At IDF this week, Intel shared some of the architectural details for Skylake that were missing from the initial launch. While not a complete disclosure, we now have a better picture of what the CPU is capable of, and where Intel focused to improve …
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ASUS ZenFone 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 – Intel Atom or Exynos?
Samsung's newly launched Note 5 phablet is challenging the ZenFone 2 device, which was launched in the first month of 2015 and which received a lot of attention because of its support for 4GB of RAM. But, is the Asus device powerful enough to beat the …
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This Intel-funded company is the dark horse of the drone industry
Weeks after announcing a $ 60 million funding round from Intel, Yuneec is set to announce its first professional quality drone aimed at aerial photographers. The $ 4,999 Tornado H920 will allow up to 42 minutes of flight time – nearly unheard of in the …
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Intel Skylake Benchmark Roundup: How The Chips Compare
The news precedes Intel's release of Skylake Core i7-6700K and Core i5-6600K SKUs in August. Intel says the family of Skylake chips doubles PC performance, triples the battery life and delivers graphics that are 30 times better. The catch is, Intel is …
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Micron Technology (MU), Intel (INTC) Enter Amended Supply Agreement
On September 1, 2015, Micron Technology (Nasdaq: MU) (“MTI”), Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of MTI (“MSA” and, together with MTI, collectively, “Micron”), and Intel Corporation (Nasdaq: INTC) (“Intel”) entered into a (1 …

What Intel's New Processors Mean for Your Next Computer
The sixth generation of Intel's Core processors, known more approachably as Skylake, will start invading new laptops and desktops over the following weeks and months. With them, they'll bring a few enhancements you should know about—especially if your …
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Intel Offers 25% Upside
As a deep downturn in personal computer sales moderates, investors are likely to turn their attention to solid growth in Intel's data center business. The shares could climb from a recent $ 29 to $ 36 over the next year, for a return of more than 25 …
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Computer Sciences Receives .40 Consensus PT from Analysts (NYSE:CSC)
Computer Sciences logo Shares of Computer Sciences (NYSE:CSC) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the fifteen research firms that are covering the stock, reports. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold …
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Bits | Humanizing Technology: A History of Human-Computer Interaction
Fortran, the breakthrough computer language, was designed to resemble the algebraic formulas familiar to scientists and engineers — reasonably enough, since they were the only people anyone could imagine using the relative handful of giant calculating …
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Excellus BlueCross BlueShield and Lifetime Healthcare Companies says computer
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, headquartered in Rochester, and Lifetime Healthcare Companies say they're offering affected individuals two years of free identity theft protection and the FBI is investigating. The companies say unauthorized computer …
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Free speech for computers, and 9 other DARPA ideas
If free speech for humans is worth fighting for, is free speech for computers worth fighting against? That's the type of question you might expect from someone who holds a doctor of philosophy degree in computer science and psychology and it's exactly …
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Keller Rohrback L.L.P.; Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC; and James
A summary of the terms of this settlement will be made available through the Court-approved Notice of Class Action Settlement which can be found on the website dedicated to this case at The plaintiffs allege a conspiracy by …
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Another Loss for Samsung in Long-Running Apple Patent Case
Samsung has lost a bid to have an appeals court rehear a portion of its long-running patent case against Apple. As reported by the San Jose Mercury News, the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals rejected without elaboration Samsung's request to …
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Bad news Australia: XCOM 2 is 7 to pre-order on Steam
While it might have made sense to jack up the Australian price when our dollar was at parity with the US, that's not the case anymore: the AU gets you 70 US cents at present. It's not the first time this has happened on Steam, and it's definitely not …
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Don't use waterproof Xperia phones underwater, Sony says
Case in point is the company's Xperia M4 Aqua. Dubbed the “waterproof camera phone for everyone” it has this under the fine print: “You should not put the device completely underwater or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water, or liquids …
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