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Cloud getting crowded, and that means bottlenecks

When one or more virtual machines on the physical host consumes large amounts of disk I/O, performance for other virtual machines degrades.

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UK student builds his own telepresence 'Sheldonbot'

A British student has created a telepresence robot that recognizes when a human is addressing it and mimics human behavior.

Hewlett-Packard's chief initiative is Converged Cloud, exec says

The offering still remains a bit of a dark horse in the race for cloud business, though it offers compute, storage and content delivery services, and has been upgrading its IT management software.

Cloud adoption growing, but how big depends on who you ask

The users are the believers, the non-users are the skeptics, one expert says.

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Google's wearable computer faces bans even before Glass goes on sale

Businesses weigh a Google Glass ban, concerned that the wearable computers will be used to secretly film people.


Oculus Rift VR headset is easy to repair, at least for developers

Developers will have no problem cracking open the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that connects to a PC and plays 3D games. It's unclear what the final product will look like.


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Google Glass: Who gets to explore it first, and why

A Stanford student charts the details about which Twitter users won Google Glass competition and the pitches that got them into the circle of earliest users.


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Army goes open source for simulations in training

The U.S. Army is not new to using simulated virtual environments for training. In fact, almost all soldiers have used virtual simulations, according to Douglas Maxwell, the science and technology manager for virtual world strategic applications at the Army's Simulation & Training Technology Center in Orlando.

Google Glass will be "Made in America"

Google will produce its initial run of Google Glasses in Santa Clara, California.


Nvidia's Grid VGX software boost graphics performance of virtual desktops and PCs

With its new Grid VGX software, Nvidia is aiming to tear down the performance barrier that keeps graphics-intensive applications from running on virtual desktops.