James NiccolaiDeputy News Editor, IDG News Service

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Oracle pledges 'x86 economics' with new Sparc servers

Oracle launched a new family of servers and a new Sparc chip on Wednesday, both aimed at customers considering x86 servers for a scale-out cloud infrastructure.

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HPE's CTO is leaving amid more big changes at the company

Nine months after it separated from HP's PC and printer group and a month after it said it would spin off its enterprise services division, HPE CEO Meg Whitman has announced yet more changes that will see CTO Martin Fink leave at the end of the year.

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In pictures: The wild mods and awe-inspiring PCs Corsair brought to Computex

Corsair is showing its newest components for building gaming rigs at Computex in Taipei, including cooling fans that use magnetism to float free from their bearings

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Intel's data center chief talks machine learning -- just don't ask about GPUs

Diane Bryant, the head of Intel’s powerful data center group, was at Computex in Taipei this week, in part to explain how the company's latest Xeon Phi processor is a good fit for machine learning.

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Qualcomm wants to make kids' wearables a thing

Qualcomm introduced a new chipset on Tuesday that aims to expand the market for kids' wearables.

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Nvidia chief downplays challenge from Google’s hyper-specialized AI chip

Nvidia's chief executive says he's not phased by Google's new chip for machine learning, even though Nvidia has staked part of its future on building chips for AI.

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Asus unveils Zenbo, a cute little companion robot with a touchscreen face

Asus has just unveiled what’s likely to be the most talked about product at this week’s Computex trade show in Taipei, a cute talking robot for the home priced at US$599.

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Google cleared of infringement in Oracle lawsuit over Java

A jury in San Francisco has cleared Google of copyright infringement in a case brought by Oracle over Google’s use of Java in Android.

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Tech woes hamper jury in Oracle case aginst Google

Jury deliberations at the Oracle v Google trial were interrupted Tuesday due to technical problems.

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Microsoft pledges to use more renewable energy in its data centers

It's goal is to use 50 percent wind, solar, and hydropower by the end of 2018

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Nvidia brings its Grid virtual desktop to the masses

Nvidia is introducing a new graphics card option for its Grid virtual desktop system, promising to cut the costs of streaming graphics-intensive applications to employees.

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Eric Schmidt plays good defense at the Oracle-Google trial

Eric Schmidt took the witness stand Tuesday in Oracle’s copyright infringement lawsuit against Google, and he gave little ground during some tense exchanges with Oracle’s attorney.

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The Oracle-Google jury includes at least one person with an aversion to tech

A lawyer, an accountant and a retired CFO are among the eight women and two men selected Monday to decide Oracle’s huge copyright infringement case against Google.

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The Oracle-Google trial over Android starts Monday. Here's what you need to know

Oracle’s legal fight with Google over its use of Java in Android goes to a jury trial for the second time on Monday, with Oracle seeking $8.8 billion in damages.

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Google's CEO just called the next wave in computing, and it's not VR

"In the long run we will evolve in computing from a mobile-first to an AI-first world," said Google CEO Sundar Pichai.