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Qualcomm is sampling a 24-core ARM processor for servers

QUALCOMM HAS BEGUN SAMPLING a new ARM processor aimed at servers in tier-one data centres. Demoed as part of the chipmaker’s Server Development Platform (SDP), the chip is a pre-production version of its 24-core system-on a-chip (SoC) based on the ARMv8-A instruction set. The SoC is targeted at hyperscale data centre customers, Qualcomm said, and is designed to tackle common ... Read More »

Samsung really plans on launching an 18-inch tablet

It looks like Samsung really is looking to launch an 18-inch tablet, with the large slate having just gone through the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week. While an 18-inch slate hasn’t quite officially been announced by Samsung, we assume it’ll be the new Galaxy View, which the company teased during IFA last month. At the time, Samsung introduced ... Read More »

Qualcomm enters server CPU market with 24-core ARM chip

Qualcomm has revealed its plans to enter the server CPU market with a custom processor based on a design from U.K. chip company ARM. Qualcomm becomes the latest vendor to build a server chip using the ARM architecture, which is widely used in smartphones and tablets. Some believe ARM can challenge x86 in the data center because of its low-power ... Read More »

AWS welcomes MariaDB and new services with added Spice

AMAZON WEB SERVICES (AWS) has made several announcements as part of the Amazon re:Invent 2015 event taking place in Las Vegas. The company now accounts for 29 percent of the cloud infrastructure market. Amazon QuickSight is a fast, cloud-powered business intelligence service that will build visualisations, perform ad hoc analysis and pull business insights. It’s designed to be suitable for ... Read More »

Uniqlo uses your brain waves to find your perfect T-shirt

Japanese retailer Uniqlo is using a novel method to match T-shirts with potential buyers by analysing their brain patterns. It’s a marketer’s dream to get inside the brain of a consumer, and a growing field – dubbed neuromarketing – focuses on using neuroscience to make more appealing products. On Wednesday at its flagship Australian store in central Sydney, Uniqlo debuted ... Read More »

Cyber-crime costs UK firms an average of £4.1m a year

Cyber-crime costs UK firms an eye-watering average of £4.1m a year, a study by HP Enterprise Security has found. The Ponemon Institute conducted 326 interviews with personnel from 39 UK companies to assess the number of cyber-attacks and the costs as a result of the attacks. It was part of a wider study involving a total of 252 companies in ... Read More »

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