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Khronos finishes WebCL 1.0 to let Web apps tap into GPU
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The interface is designed to let take advantage of the GPU and multicore CPUs for parallel programming tasks. The standards group will have to convince browser makers to adopt it, though. Originally posted at News – Internet & Media

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Grav waves: Moment when ‘father of Big Bang inflation’ learns he was RIGHT ALL ALONG
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Prof cracks open bubbly at news of creation signal Vid  Returning soldiers with children running into their arms. The look of shock during a birth or marriage proposal. Thanks to the ubiquity of phones, cameras and social networks, you’re never far from a reaction shot online. And occasionally these snaps swerve around Facebook walls and […]

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Rumour: Samsung's Budget Smartphone G310 To Run KitKat
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It was just a month ago when we first reported about a leaked documents that mentions Google’s new policies for manufacturers. It is speculated that according to the new rules, manufactures will be required to release all phone (including the budget ones) with nothing less than the latest version of Android. It seems like the […]

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Dropbox will link business and personal accounts early next month
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Good news for Dropbox users: soon, you’ll be able to switch between business and personal files without having to constantly sign in and out. The tool really only applies to those who use Dropbox for Business, as it will give them simultaneous access…

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Following Google and Roku, Amazon plans a TV dongle?
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The long-rumored TV-streaming device from Amazon will be a thumb-sized stick like Chromecast, according to a report. Originally posted at News – Internet & Media

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Microsoft takes on the 'free' OS
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The company is inching toward offering its Windows Phone operating system gratis in some markets. Does that portend big changes in Microsoft’s strategy? A longtime Microsoft analyst weighs in. Originally posted at News – Microsoft

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Nvidia ECS: Where Real Innovation AND Execution Are on Display
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One of the questions I’ve been getting regularly, both because little companies like WhatsApp are in the news and because large firms are struggling to find early stage innovative firms, is “Where do you go to see a lot of small innovative companies?” Firms like this get lost at shows like CES. They just don’t […]

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Transcend gives Mac Pro a 128GB memory upgrade option
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It’s somewhat slower memory, but it’s still faster than a solid-state drive for those who need serious amounts of memory. Originally posted at News – Apple

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Mozilla scraps Metro version of Firefox, citing low interest
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Very, very few are interested in using the browser on Windows 8’s touch-first interface, so Mozilla is mothballing the code and sticking with the older, more popular “desktop” version. Originally posted at News – Internet & Media

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