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Review: The Logitech Ergo K860 is perfect for comfortable computing

In the last several years, developers have made developing ergonomically sound PC accessories a priority. Vertical mice have come a long way, and there are tons of amazing options for them on the market, but things have been considerably slower on the keyboard side of things. Enter the Logitech Ergo K860, Logitech’s latest attempt at…

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Amazon and Best Buy drop huge deals on Microsoft Surface tablets

Microsoft may be a late player in the PC hardware game, but its dedication and expertise have easily earned it a top spot in our best laptop brands list. Its diverse family of Surface devices offers some of the best Windows hardware on the market, ranging from the ultra-portable 2-in-1s to full-featured laptops. Tablet computers…

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Hazelcast raises $50 million to deliver speedy in-memory compute services

In-memory computing startups are hot at the moment. You don’t need to look further for evidence than Hazelcast, an eight-year-old San Mateo, California-based startup developing a speedy low-latency data processing platform. After raising $21 million in June 2019, the company today announced that it’s secured $50 million in an oversubscribed series D venture and debt…

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The Need For Computing Power In 2020 And Beyond

Having led a Bitcoin mining firm for over two years, I’ve come to realize the importance of computing power. Computing power connects the real (chip energy) and virtual (algorithm) dimensions of our world. Under the condition that the ownership of the assets remains unchanged, computing power is an intangible asset that can be used and…

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Could Light Switches Have Morals?

There’s a revolution underway at the edge of computer networks, where devices are getting better at assessing circumstances, analyzing data locally, and then actuating more services for consumers instead of relying on the cloud for all of that “intelligence.” But could light switches have morals? Innovation at the Edge is being driven by the need…

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BeOS: The Alternate Universe’s Mac OS X

You’re likely familiar with the old tale about how Steve Jobs was ousted from Apple and started his own company, NeXT. Apple then bought NeXT and their technologies and brought Jobs back as CEO once again. However, Jobs’ path wasn’t unique, and the history of computing since then could’ve gone a whole lot different. In…

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Facebook speeds up AI training by culling the weak

Training an artificial intelligence agent to do something like navigate a complex 3D world is computationally expensive and time-consuming. In order to better create these potentially useful systems, Facebook engineers derived huge efficiency benefits from, essentially, leaving the slowest of the pack behind. It’s part of the company’s new focus on “embodied AI,” meaning machine…

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KubeEdge: Kubernetes Native Edge Computing Framework (Project Under CNCF)

KubeEdge is an open source system extending native containerized application orchestration and device management to hosts at the Edge. It is built upon Kubernetes and provides core infrastructure support for networking, application deployment and metadata synchronization between cloud and edge. It also supports MQTT and allows developers to author custom logic and enable resource constrained…