NAND Memory Caches Could Slash Data Center Power Consumption

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A new method for building database caches from NAND could offer equal or better performance as DRAM, with a fraction the cost, power consumption, and dissipated heat.

The post NAND Memory Caches Could Slash Data Center Power Consumption appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254898-nand-memory-caches-slash-data-center-power-consumption-improve-performance?source=Computing

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How Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Can Stand Up to E-Commerce


Brick-and-mortar retailers have been finding it difficult to offer pricing that’s competitive with e-commerce sites, which have the advantage of massive scope and scale, according to a new Frost & Sullivan report. E-commerce will account for nearly 18 percent of the total retail market by 2025, it projects. However, B&M retailers have an advantage: their ability to offer customers a personalized experience. Retailers should adopt end-to-end solutions that use cutting-edge technology to make that personalized service cost-effective.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84779.html?rss=1

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Apple, Bain Swoop in With Last-Minute Bid on Toshiba’s NAND Flash Business

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A new offer from Bain Capital and Apple could snap up Toshiba’s NAND flash memory business — and the struggling company badly needs the uplift.

The post Apple, Bain Swoop in With Last-Minute Bid on Toshiba’s NAND Flash Business appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/254829-bain-apple-swoop-last-minute-bid-toshibas-nand-flash-business?source=Computing

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Digital River, Adobe Strengthen Cloud Commerce Alliance


Digital River has expanded its ties with Adobe Experience Manager to offer an end-to-end cloud commerce solution targeting the high-tech industry. The new solution, which is based on a 2015 agreement to integrate Digital River’s cloud-based Global Commerce Platform with Adobe Experience Manager, offers brands a fresh approach for bolstering their direct channel strategy and operating more competitively online. It lets brands tailor every element of the commerce journey while addressing the C-suite’s priorities, according to Digital River.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84633.html?rss=1

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Apple’s Metal 2 API Adds External GPU, VR Support to macOS

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Apple is finally working to offer better GPU performance to its customers, and hopping on the VR bandwagon as well.

The post Apple’s Metal 2 API Adds External GPU, VR Support to macOS appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/250484-apple-will-support-vr-new-metal-2-api-adds-external-gpu-support-high-sierra-macos?source=Computing

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Residents in Manchester offer those stranded #RoomforManchester

Residents in Manchester are using the hashtag #RoomforManchester to offer a place to stay for those displaced after the explosion at the Ariana Grande concert.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/23/residents-in-manchester-offer-those-stranded-roomformanchester.html

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AMD’s New Radeon Pro Duo is Slower, Cheaper Than Its Predecessor

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AMD’s new Radeon Pro Duo isn’t as fast as the Radeon Pro Duo it launched last year — but it does offer 4x the RAM, a significantly reduced price, and much lower power consumption.

The post AMD’s New Radeon Pro Duo is Slower, Cheaper Than Its Predecessor appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/248302-amds-new-radeon-pro-duo-slower-cheaper-predecessor?source=Computing

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The Pentium G4560 with Hyper-Threading is a potent budget processor

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Intel’s new Hyper-Threading equipped Pentiums offer excellent performance for very little money. AMD’s Ryzen is coming soon, but if you’re an Intel-only enthusiast, these budget chips have a lot to offer — more than any of their predecessors did.

The post The Pentium G4560 with Hyper-Threading is a potent budget processor appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/243948-adding-hyper-threading-pentium-g4560-turns-potent-budget-processor?source=Computing

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AT&T's DirecTV Now Looking Like a Bargain for Consumers

DirecTV Now, AT&T’s online streaming service that will offer a lot of DirecTV’s content without the need for a satellite dish, will cost only $35 a month when it launches at the end of November.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/25/att-directv-now-looking-like-bargain-for-consumers.html

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Netgear Orbi aims to kill your wireless dead zones with mesh networking

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Netgear’s Orbi home Wi-Fi system is the latest to offer routing, range extension, and simple installation and administration in a stylish package — for a price.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/234158-netgear-orbi-aims-to-kill-your-wireless-dead-zones-with-mesh-networking

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Cloud Platforms and the Connected-Device Value Chain


Internet of Things cloud platforms offer device makers and companies the opportunity to greatly expand the value of products and services. These devices are reshaping the value chain by altering product design and development, manufacturing, marketing, supply chain management and service after the sale. They also generate new support activities, such as product data analytics and security. While connectivity and cloud support require additional product costs for device makers, business value expands greatly.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83813.html?rss=1

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Amazon Sidles Into Student Loans


Amazon has teamed up with Wells Fargo Educational Financial Services to offer Amazon Prime Students a 0.5 percent discount on private student loan interest rates, Wells Fargo announced last week. Wells Fargo is the largest private student lender in the United States among commercial banks. The Amazon discount can be added to the 0.25 percent discount rate Wells Fargo already offers for enrolling in an automatic monthly loan repayment plan, as well as any of the bank’s interest rate discounts tied to a global promotion.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83736.html?rss=1

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Because of Grindr, 2 men find out they are HIV-positive

Researchers are pushing for banner ads that offer free HIV test kits to gay men on the dating and hookup site Grindr after a UCLA and Indiana University study.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/07/12/because-grindr-2-men-find-out-are-hiv-positive.html

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Streaming woes? Sources claim Netflix could offer offline viewing by year's end

While some companies like Amazon offer the ability to temporarily download shows or movies for offline viewing, Netflix doesn’t. That could be set to change,as Penthera says the company could offer offline viewing by the end of the year.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/27/streaming-woes-sources-claim-netflix-could-offer-offline-viewing-by-years-end.html

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