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Intel’s Itanium, once destined to replace x86 in PCs, hits end...

It's the end of the line for Intel's Itanium chip, a troubled processor family that spawned many product delays and bad blood between HP and Oracle.Intel on Thursday started shipping its latest Itanium 9700 chip, code-named Kittson, in volume.
It's ...

Get $100 Back If You Order Two Newly Announced Amazon Echo...

The newly-announced Echo Show is available for pre-order in black or white and will start shipping on Wednesday, June 28. Right now if you buy two of them and enter the code SHOW2PACK at checkout, you'll activate a special $100 discount.
So you'll get two new Echo Shows for the price of two standard Echos.

Go in on this deal with a friend, or buy a few for yourself (they work very well in multiple rooms).

Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings and YouTube, talk with family and friends (if they have Echos as well), see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, and more.

All hands-free—just ask. Select two-day shipping when you check out, and Amazon says you'll have it the very day it's released.
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Low-cost Android phones to get iPhone features with new Qualcomm chips

Low-cost smartphones like the Moto G5 introduced a few months ago are shipping with soon-to-be-outdated chips from Qualcomm, which has announced successor chips.Qualcomm on Monday introduced the Snapdragon 630 and 660, which are massive upgrades to ...

Wagenborg Shipping signs multi-year contract with Castor Marine for delivery of...

Amsterdam, 4 May 2017 — Castor Marine, the Netherlands based maritime communications and IT services provider, announces today that it has been awarded a multi-year contract with Wagenborg Shipping.

The contract covers the delivery of 40+ new VSAT systems with satellite Internet based on Castor’s global VSAT network, Inmarsat Fleetbroadband as back-up for the VSAT service and IT support for the vessel LAN infrastructure.

Castor Marine will provide an end-to-end solution including installation and onboard... Source: RealWire

Fitbit Offers Up To 50% off and Free Shipping For Mom’s...

Fitbit wants you to motivate the women who motivate you, and they're offering 50% off select gifts, plus free 2-day shipping when you spend $50 or more on Alta, Flex 2, Charge 2, or others. Jump over to Fitbit's site and browse their gift guide and exclusive discounts in honor of Mother's Day. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

IDG Contributor Network: EdgeX Foundry is the solution the IoT world...

IoT (internet of things) is playing a very critical role in the industrial and enterprise space.
It’s being used by shipping companies track containers.
It’s being used in massive warehouses for better usage of space.
It’s being used in factories, construction sites and mines to improve safety of workers.

There are so many use cases.It's gradually maturing in the consumer space also, though it’s largely plagued by security concerns for various reasons, mainly by the lack of a business model.One challenge that is common across the board -- from industrial IoT to enterprise and consumer IoT -- is the lack of any standard based platform or framework.
IoT companies are doing their own things, duplicating efforts, writing their own code, their own protocols, creating fragmentations and interoperability challenges as they do all of the above.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Nintendo plans to ship 10 million Switch consoles in the next...

Projections come after better-than-expected launch month for new system.

Amazon might use driverless vehicles to deliver packages in the future

But don't expect to see Amazon-branded autonomous cars any time soon.

Toyota is testing heavy-duty hydrogen trucks at the Port of Long...

For use in short-haul routes, full testing begins this summer.

Google Home can now tell users apart just by their voice

Now up to six people can train Google's voice appliance to recognize them.

Windows 10’s power throttling may help battery-hungry laptops

Microsoft claims that Windows 10's new power-throttling feature will boost battery life by about 11 percent, though you'll need a modern laptop to take advantage of it.Microsoft introduced the new feature to slow down background apps in January, as a trial feature for a subset of users running Insider versions of Windows 10.

Although power-throttling is still limited to Insiders, the recent Build 16176 made it more widely available. [ From backup to productivity tools, check out the top 30 free apps for Windows 10. | Download the superguide to Windows 10 installation. | Stay up on key Microsoft technologies with the Windows Report newsletter. ]There's one catch: Power throttling uses Intel's Speed Shift technology, which debuted in Intel's sixth-generation (Skylake) Core chips that began shipping in late 2015.

Current laptops with AMD processors won't be able to take advantage of the power savings, a Microsoft representative confirmed, though that could change in the near future: The representative added that the company's "working on expanding support to other processors as well over the next few months."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

One-upping the NES Classic Edition with the Raspberry Pi 3 and...

NES Classic is no more, but luckily cheap hobbyist boards are great for little projects.