Hardware

A Free C++ Compiler for Android, But…

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Intel has just launched a C++ compiler for Android that compiles C++ source code and generates Android compatible bytecode. It isn’t the first C++ compiler to do it: The c4droid C++ compiler and IDE is available in Google Play for a few dollars, and the Android Developer Tools (ATD) plugin for the Eclipse IDE includes support for compiling code written in C or C++. It is, however, the only Intel C++ development tool that’s completely free for developers. Intel’s C++… continue…

Apple Didn’t Skimp on New iPhones’ Parts

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A teardown by research firm IHS uncovered the components costs for the iPhone 5S and plastic iPhone 5C. continue…

Dell Wins Shareholder Approval to Go Private

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Shareholders agreed to sell the firm back to Michael Dell and an investment group for $24.9 billion. continue…

Datacenter Power Still Largely Driven by Coal

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Despite green IT initiatives, only a fraction of datacenter power comes from renewable resources. continue…

Microsoft to Squeeze Datacenters on Price of WinServer 2012 R2

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“Record number” of Microsoft enterprise price increases includes 28 percent boost in cost of Windows Server for datacenters. continue…

Seagate Won’t Comment on Possible Hiring

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Despite a 24 percent drop in revenue and a 66 percent plunge in net income during the fiscal fourth quarter, hard-disk drive maker Seagate Technology will continue developing a $180 million R&D facility in Fremont, Calif. In an interview with Dice News, spokesperson Brian Ziel said the company will transfer about 500 recording-media engineers, researchers and technicians from an existing facility in the city within the next 12 to 18 months. Although media reports indicate an additional 100 people may… continue…

Super-Flexible Circuits Could Boost Smartphones, Bionic Limbs

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Nano-scale motors and power supplies built with flexible materials could be used almost anywhere. continue…

IBM Furloughing U.S. Hardware Employees

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Despite forcing some employees to take an unpaid week off, IBM is proceeding with its hardware-centric OpenPOWER Consortium. continue…

Global IT Spending Tumbles, Could Harm Datacenters

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Reductions in IT spending could have wide-ranging implications for businesses and IT managers everywhere. continue…

Wi-Fi Connectivity a Boon for Mobile Developers

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We’ve adjusted our routers over WiFi for a long time. Boot up the router, select the access point, punch http://192.168.1.1 into the browser, enter the admin user name and password and you’re in. What could be easier for the customer than filling out a few fields on a form and hitting Save? The cool thing is that you can get to your router interface using almost any WiFi-enabled device, from the lowly desktop and laptop all the way up through… continue…