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Computing, Hardware

HP’s Chromebook x360 14c is getting 11th Gen Intel processors

April 9, 2021

Via: The Verge

HP has announced an update to its Chromebook x360 14c, its premium convertible Chromebook aimed at students and remote workers: the laptop now includes Intel’s latest 11th Gen processors. Configurations start at $649.99 and will be available for purchase this […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft open sources C# standards work

April 8, 2021

Via: Info World

Microsoft is moving standardization of its object-oriented, type-safe C# language to a public repository of the .NET Foundation, providing a public space for ongoing work on the standard. Everything from language innovation and feature design through implementation and standardization will […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft accused of stifling secondhand software market

April 8, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

Second user software licence reseller ValueLicensing has picked up where the 2012 European Economic Area ruling in favour of UsedSoft left off. The company has filed a claim in the High Court in London against Microsoft for abuse of dominance […]


Computing, Hardware

Acer believes the chip shortage crisis will improve later this year

April 7, 2021

Via: TechSpot

We all know about the global chip shortages by now, including its effect on hardware availability and manufacturers raising their prices. Everything from vehicle production to laptop supplies has been impacted. As a result, we’ve seen old graphics cards such […]


Computing, Operating Systems, Software & Applications

Android to Support Rust Programming Language to Prevent Memory Flaws

April 7, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Google on Tuesday announced that its open source version of the Android operating system will add support for Rust programming language in a bid to prevent memory safety bugs. To that end, the company has been building parts of the […]


Computing, Hardware

Microsoft is testing two-phase immersion cooling to keep servers from overheating

April 6, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Moore’s Law may have slowed in recent years but the demand for increasingly powerful computer hardware hasn’t skipped a beat. To keep up, hardware makers are progressively feeding processors more juice which has naturally resulted in hotter chips. “Air cooling […]


Computing, Data Management

Where now for storage? Dell EMC, NetApp and HPE

April 6, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

In this first article of two, we look at Dell, HPE and NetApp. All three are making a big play towards the cloud – with Dell EMC and HPE’s consumption models very prominent – and NetApp, the only pure play […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft Edge user numbers keep growing as Firefox falls

April 5, 2021

Via: TechSpot

NetMarketShare’s 2020 report showed that Edge’s 7.59% desktop market share pushed it past Firefox in March last year. Now, a different analytics company—StatCounter (via Windows Latest)—reports that Edge has been adding users over the last few months as Firefox’s userbase […]


Computing, Hardware

Hong Kong authorities seize 300 Nvidia CMP mining cards from a fishing boat

April 5, 2021

Via: TechSpot

It’s hard to determine with certainty which cards were confiscated as they lack the stickers and branding we are used to seeing. This video shows they do not have any video outputs, leading us to believe these are indeed Nvidia […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Supreme Court rules that Google’s use of Java APIs in Android represent fair use

April 5, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Oracle, if you recall, filed suit against Google in August 2010, alleging its Android mobile operating system infringed upon Java patents Oracle acquired following its purchase of Sun Microsystems. Specifically, Google copied roughly 11,500 lines of code from 37 Java […]