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Facebook to design an open source switch

  As part of the Open Compute Project (OCP), Facebook network engineering team is leading a project to develop an open source networking switch. “It’s our hope that an open, disaggregated switch will enable a faster pace of innovation in the development of networking hardware,” wrote Frank Frankovsky from Facebook in a blog post announcing […]

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Amazon’s new China app store could help pave way for Kindle products

Amazon’s app store built in the Chinese language Amazon.com has updated its mobile app store to include support for its Chinese customers, in a sign that the U.S. company could be preparing to sell its Kindle e-readers and tablets in the country. The update effectively launches a new version of Amazon’s app store built in […]

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Microsoft Confirms Windows 8 Blue Upgrade, 100 Million License Sales to Date

Windows 8 Blue Upgrade Microsoft marketing chief Tami Reller says Windows 8 has sold 100 million licenses, and an upgrade (code-named Windows 8 Blue) is under development. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) confirmed an upcoming Windows 8 update, code named Windows Blue, that will enable the touch-enabled operating system to run on more devices (including smaller tablets) and, […]

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The pixel is all but dead–no thanks to the PC

The pixel Be sad, fellow geeks, for we are witnessing the slow death of a staunch companion the pixel . Between the proliferation of Retina displays, ultrahigh-resolution smartphone screens, überexpensive 4K televisions, and the ironically named Chromebook Pixel, eye candy has never been so abundantly available, nor so abundantly delicious. Screens are saturated with millions–millions–of […]

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Microsoft Readies Windows Update as PC Sales Slump

  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is preparing an update for Windows 8 as new licensing figures indicate the new operating system isn’t fueling enough demand to reverse a slump in personal-computer sales. The 100 million Windows 8 licenses sold since the software’s debut in October are in the “general ballpark” with the previous version during a […]

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Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 review: washable keyboard

On the surface, the Logitech Washable Keyboard K310 sounds like a great idea. With so much dust and dirt regularly falling between the gaps on keyboards, it would make life easier to just throw your keyboard under a running tap and wash it away. See Group test: what’s the best keyboard? But putting ideas into practical […]

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