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MOBILE & WIRELESS

Intel vs. ARM: Two titans' tangled fate

Intel has barely made a dent in the mobile market, while ARM has been wildly successful

Secure location sharing with smartphone app

Location-sharing app Glympse shares GPS locations, but expires after a predetermined time


SME

What is 3D printing?

Simplified versions of rapid prototyping machines, is a good place to start

Edgy Berlin eyes up London's wealthy Tech City in envy

London may not have as much VC funding as the Valley but it's certainly got more than Berlin


DATA CENTRE

How IBM announced System/360 to the world

The enterprise-ready, single architecture mainframe turns 50 this week

The mainframe turns 50, or, why the IBM System/360 launch was the dawn of enterprise IT

In 1964, mainframes weren't new, but IBMs' System/360 revolutionised the computer industry


NETWORKING

Top tips to prepare for SDN

Software Defined Networking requires a big change, so think carefully before jumping in

Whatever happened to the IPv4 address crisis?

Insights from the USA


VIRTUALISATION

Benchmarking Amazon EC2: The wacky world of cloud performance

Drivers of cloud machines should keep a close watch on performance

HortonWorks: The Hadoop company everyone wants to be best friends with now

Neustar was able iterate on top of Hadoop and contribute back to the open source community


PERSONAL TECH

Invasion of the body snatchers: wearable devices are coming for you

Privacy and form-factor are some of the big questions for this emerging category

Gamification is failing to meet business objectives: Gartner

The vast majority of gamified applications available today are badly designed, claims Brian Burke


GREEN IT

How a private cloud can save money and the environment

Ricoh Europe has developed a private cloud capable of consolidating 9 data centres into 2

Power efficiency a growing concern in the data centre and for end users

Energy consumption is at the forefront of IT as industry leaders seek to lower costs and, for the more altruistically inclined, save the planet at the same time


SECURITY

Who's to blame for 'catastrophic' Heartbleed Bug?

Mixed response to questions it poses about open source community's validation process

The Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards

Black Duck picks the top 10 open source projects launched in the past year.


APPLICATIONS

10 Big Data startups to watch

Hype may rival that around cloud but there is real innovation out there

In-memory technologies move databases to real time

Microsoft and Pivotal join a growing field of in-memory data providers


STORAGE

How to pick a CPU when buying servers

As your IT team looks to upgrade your computational and storage systems, be sure you understand the choices and tradeoffs you face regarding your server CPU options. Some of our recommendations may seem, well, counterintuitive

New molecules could bring super-dense, solid-state hard disk alternatives

Researchers have discovered a better way to store data in individual molecules



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