Memory is dirt cheap at a time when it should be expensive

Years ago – decades, really – a friend told me "memory equals performance." I've yet to see that maxim proven wrong. So if you want to upgrade your PCs or Macs with more memory, now would be a great time to do it. Normally memory...

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Atlassian takes JIRA beyond the development world

Atlassian's JIRA project-tracking tool has long been a popular choice among developers creating new software, but on Tuesday the company revealed a broader strategy by releasing three new editions tailored for different audiences.

Linux: Is Sarah Sharp a Social Justice Warrior?

In today's open source roundup: Sarah Sharp's resignation from Linux kernel development sparks charges that she is a Social Justice Warrior. Plus: A review of Android 6.0 Marshmellow. And will Google let Android apps run on Windows 10...


Hottest products at AWS re:Invent 2015

Amazon's re:Invent conference is this week's place to show off the latest and greatest tools for the cloud.


A useful web development standard from an unlikely source - The US government

Ironic, I know. The same people that brought us the multi-million dollar cluster that was is turning a new leaf.

Court of Justice of the European Union

Doom or delight? Court ruling on Safe Harbor brings uncertainty to privacy dealings

The Safe Harbor agreement protected businesses exporting personal data from the EU to the US -- but a court ruling has declared it invalid, opening a legal void.

What to expect if you choose to test the New Xbox One Experience beta

Up to this point Microsoft's Xbox One Preview Program has delivered fairly polished content. That has changed with the New Xbox One Experience beta.

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EU-US Safe Harbor agreement is invalid, court rules

The Safe Harbor data protection agreement is invalid, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled in a case brought by a European Facebook user

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Panasonic shows world's first Ultra HD Blu-ray player

Panasonic will soon begin selling in Japan a Blu-ray Disc player compatible with 4K UltraHD discs, the first such player in the world.


Hardcore Hardware: Intel DC P3608 NVME SSD

This week on Hardcore Hardware, we look at Intel's RAIDed SSD that pushes 5GBps read speeds.

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Sharp's Robohon is both a cute robot and a smartphone

From the country that brought you pretty much every crazy robot you've ever seen, Sharp on Tuesday showed off a prototype robot that doubles as a smartphone -- or is that a smartphone in the form of a robot? It's not entirely clear,...

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16Lab shrinks wearable computing ring, will sell dev kit soon

Japanese wearable gadget maker 16Lab has reduced the size and increased the functionality of its Bluetooth gesture controller ring and plans to put it and a development kit on sale soon.

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Global civil rights groups coalition wants changes to Facebook's real-name policy

A large group of human rights, digital rights, LGBTQ, and women’s rights advocates, has said that Facebook's system "disregards the circumstances of users in non-western countries, exposes its users to danger, disrespects the...

No fly zone

Why the software world needs a 'no-fly zone' for patents

Launched 10 years ago this fall, the OIN was formed by IBM, Novell, Philips, Red Hat and Sony to create a protected zone of patents around core Linux and open source software technologies -- functionality that's essential for global...

IP camera makers pressure researcher to cancel security talk

An upcoming talk covering security problems in Internet-connected cameras has been canceled after opposition from some manufacturers.


4 ways to navigate Facebook’s new mobile profiles

Facebook’s redesign of mobile profiles include looping profile videos, temporary profile pictures and new privacy controls. Here’s a look at how these features work.

IT's cloudy future

Robots will create robots (and other Gartner predictions)

Gartner's vision for the future is either very exciting -- or the stuff of nightmares.

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Linux kernel dev Sarah Sharp quits, citing ‘brutal’ communications style

A prominent Linux kernel developer announced today in a blog post that she would step down from her direct work in the kernel community, saying that the community values blunt honesty, often containing profane and personal attacks...


As Microsoft focuses on mobile, Windows 10 will be key

Windows 10 -- and the fate of Microsoft's smartphones -- will be front and center at the company's Tuesday event.

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