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Intel rushes to exascale with redesigned supercomputing chip

Intel promises big performance and power improvements with the redesigned Xeon Phi chip, code-named Knights Landing.

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China continues reign with top supercomputer

China has maintained its lead in the twice-yearly ranking of the world's most powerful supercomputers, with the Chinese National University of Defense Technology's Tianhe-2 system bringing 33.86 petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) to the contest, almost twice the calculations offered by the runner up, the Titan Cray system run by the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The little computer that could: Raspberry Pi passes 2 million mark

As it turns out, millions of people have a sweet tooth for the deliciously affordable Raspberry Pi.

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MiiPC offers parental tools to track Web-savvy kids online

This low-cost Android-powered PC lets parents remotely control their kids' computer use. It's a nice idea, but it's not quite ready for prime time.

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3D-printed guns can explode, injure users, tests show

Federal firearms agents testing all-plastic guns made by 3D printers say the weapons can explode in users' hands.

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Facebook tests switch specs for Open Compute Project

The Open Compute Project this week announced that it is considering four contributions for development of an open, operating system-agnostic data center switch it announced six months ago.

Google begins work on six more solar power plants

Google plans to build solar power plants in California and Arizona that are expected to be operational by early 2014 and will generate enough clean electricity to power more than 17,000 U.S. homes.

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Temporary 'Intel Experience Stores' pop up for the holidays

in the crucial battle for mindshare, Intel's going directly to the people, armed with free coffee, movie nights, and a legion of loaner two-in-ones and Ultrabooks.

The Watson cloud: IBM prepares to open supercomputer to third party developers

IBM will soon give third parties access to Watson, fostering applications that take advantage of the system's artificial intelligence capabilities.

Google invests $608 million in Finnish data center

Google is investing $608 million into its Finnish data center in a bid to meet mobile video demand.

World's first 3D printed metal gun blows through 50 rounds

The pistol is a 3D-printed replica of the storied .45-caliber, M1911 semi-automatic that served as the U.S. military’s standard-issue sidearm for more than 70 years.

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Do-or-die time for Acer as it hunts for winning strategy

With consumers flocking to tablets and smartphones, Acer’s once-thriving PC business has been left in the dust.

Dell faces scrutiny for alleged labor violations at factories in China

Workers at four Dell suppliers in China are allegedly enduring long overtime hours and facing exposure to toxic fumes, according to new reports from watchdog groups.