Sylvie Barak

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Amazon shares public data

Amazon shares public data

Amazon is setting up a cloud data service to help people share, access and use public data, even asking the general public to submit their own data sets.
Nov 25 2008 6:23AM
HP releases optimistic financial predictions

HP releases optimistic financial predictions

Rebelling against the Wall Street credit crunch and pessimistic earnings forcast trends, HP has come out with a prediction it will actually beat analyst forcasts, with earnings slightly up.
Nov 20 2008 3:18PM
Dell talks about 80 core processor

Dell talks about 80 core processor

Get ready an 80-core monster machine from Dell. At SC08 yesterday, Michael Dell, Dell’s CEO gave a presentation which included a slide showing an 80 core chip which should tip up sometime around 2010.
Nov 20 2008 6:24AM
NASA shows off new star supercomputer

NASA shows off new star supercomputer

When it comes to shooting for the moon and Mars, NASA needs more than just vision and billions in funding, it needs a boost from an astronomically powerful supercomputer, namely one called Pleiades.
Nov 19 2008 6:45AM
Roadrunner still king in Supercomputer top 500 list

Roadrunner still king in Supercomputer top 500 list

IBM’s roadrunner pips Cray's XT5 Jaguar supercomputer to the post, narrowly holding on to its record as the world's fastest supercomputer, according to the bi-annual 'Top 500' supercomputing list, anyway.
Nov 18 2008 6:25AM
Adobe throws 64 bit flash player open

Adobe throws 64 bit flash player open

Gift for Linux community
Nov 18 2008 6:25AM
AMD vs Intel - How Shanghai shapes up

AMD vs Intel - How Shanghai shapes up

A couple of days ago we were alerted to what we were told was a Shanghai SAP score for an eight-socket machine, which looked to come in a full 30 per cent lower than the highest score, which incidentally seemed to be Intel’s Dunington.
Nov 17 2008 7:06AM
Sun Microsystems to lay off 6000 staff

Sun Microsystems to lay off 6000 staff

Server system seller Sun Microsystems has admitted massive restructuring is underway and that some 6,000 of its employees will be laid off.
Nov 15 2008 10:23AM
Microsoft unveils new server tech for SMBs

Microsoft unveils new server tech for SMBs

Microsoft unleashed its latest range of enterprise-class server technologies for medium and small businesses yesterday, claiming it would give firms a competitive boost and help cut costs.
Nov 14 2008 6:37AM
China classes Web addiction as clinical disorder

China classes Web addiction as clinical disorder

Internet addiction has been branded a clinical disorder by psychologists in China, adding fuel to the global controversy on whether or not incessant Internet use should officially be recognised as a mental disorder.
Nov 13 2008 12:23AM
Google considers opening its platform

Google considers opening its platform

Google could be mulling a move which would allow outside developers to play around with the firm’s development stack, according to comments by Google exec, Dave Girouard at a Web 2.0 Summit panel in San Francisco.
Nov 11 2008 6:31AM
Netbooks eat into Microsoft revenues

Netbooks eat into Microsoft revenues

Netbooks may be little, but they seem to be causing big problems for Microsoft, which blames them for a drop in first-quarter earnings and decreased revenues, despite increased sales of Microsoft operating systems.
Nov 11 2008 6:31AM
First Shanghai benchmark numbers tip up

First Shanghai benchmark numbers tip up

It seems the first numbers from AMD’s soon to be launched Shanghai have tipped up online, although AMD is keeping them very quiet indeed.
Nov 10 2008 1:21AM
Google denies hiring freeze

Google denies hiring freeze

Google has denied an unofficial hiring freeze after a report by CNBC claimed the firm’s execs were told last month not to hire any new bodies and to fill all vacancies with internal candidates.
Nov 6 2008 3:02PM
Games vending machines to appear on UK streets

Games vending machines to appear on UK streets

Sony Entertainment and Universal Pictures have teamed up to bring "instant entertainment" vending machines, packed chock full of PS3 games, Blu-ray movies and downloadable music, to Britain’s street corners.
Nov 5 2008 2:47PM
Wrap rage cured with frustration free packaging

Wrap rage cured with frustration free packaging

If you suffer from 'Wrap-Rage', Amazon believes it has just the thing to cure you. The online retail giant has just launched 'Frustration-Free Packaging' to avoid punters ripping their hands to shreds as they wrestle with impenetrable plastic clamshells.
Nov 5 2008 6:22AM
Fastest desktop in the world launched

Fastest desktop in the world launched

Lewis Hamilton wasn't the only Brit setting records for speed today as UK retailer Yoyo Tech unveiled the world’s fastest desktop PC, unceremoniously shoving the two time winning 8-core SUN UltraSPARC system from its throne.
Nov 4 2008 4:03PM
Asus to launch Android handset?

Asus to launch Android handset?

Asustek Computers, makers of the little Eee PC, will apparently be releasing a Google Android-based smartphone during the first half of 2009.
Oct 30 2008 12:21AM
Intel lauded by EPA for "green" power use

Intel lauded by EPA for "green" power use

Intel is giving itself a big green pat on the back after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave the firm a “Green Power leadership” award and made IBM "Green Power Partner of the Year".
Oct 29 2008 3:47PM
Internet breaches the final frontier

Internet breaches the final frontier

Internet creator looks to the stars for his next project.
Oct 28 2008 6:41AM

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