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No one wants to buy Twitter

The emotional roller coaster that is Twitter’s future seems to have hit a new low today as Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff tells the Financial Times his company has “walked away” from making a bid to buy it. If you’re keeping track, that’s now… pretty much everyone who’s said they’re not interested in buying Twitter. Neither[…]

Titan supercomputer is now world’s fastest

Cray’s Titan supercomputer has snatched the title of world’s fastest from the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Sequoia—and it’s cray fast, as you might expect. Powered by a mixture of CPUs and GPUs, Titan is home to 18,688 nodes, each of which contains an AMD 16-core Opteron and a NVIDIA Tesla K20X GPU accelerator. All told,[…]

Report: Internet Explorer 10 Is The Fastest Browser On Windows, Chrome 19 Wins On Mac

According to the latest data from web application performance management firm New Relic, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 currently has the fastest response time of any browser on Windows, leading the company – and Microsoft – to conclude that IE10 is currently the fastest browser on Windows. Looking at the 40 billion web[…]

NYC data centers hit by Hurricane Sandy

As Hurricane Sandy delivers a glancing blow to New York City, the power company pulls the plug on parts of lower Manhattan, and some Web sites without redundant servers go down. Power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy show why it’s good to have a duplicate Web server located somewhere far away from New York City[…]

Windows 8 system requirements

If you want to run Windows 8 on your PC, here’s what it takes: Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with support for PAE, NX, and SSE2 (more info) RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) Hard disk space: 16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM[…]

EmergencyCompliment.com: a website that generates praise with the click of a button

Those suffering from the blues can now get a quick pick-me-up, thanks to EmergencyCompliment.com, a website that generates praise with the click of a button. Visitors to the the bare-bones site are greeted by a compliment in bold white letters on a neon-colored background. A sampling of the pseudo-kudos include: “Your cousins refer to you[…]

Microsoft to make more Hardware

Microsoft’s chief boss has confirmed he plans to release more devices. Steve Ballmer told the BBC: “Is it fair to say we’re going to do more hardware? Obviously we are… Where we see important opportunities to set a new standard, yeah we’ll dive in.” The chief executive’s comments came ahead of a Windows 8 launch[…]

Why Are Mobile Ads So Cheap?

Mobile may be the future, but right now mobile ad units still command a lower price point on average than print and web advertisements. Earlier this year, the renowned venture capitalist and former Wall Street analyst Mary Meeker gave her much-watched annual presentation on Internet trends, during which she revealed a startling statistic based on[…]

Emoticons for Facebook comments

Facebook has implemented comments into the private messages. To use emoticons in Facebook comments you need to use shortcut codes shown in the table below to get the desired emoticon. These are the same smileys which can be used for some time in Facebook chat. Smiley Name Shortcut smile 🙂 🙂 :] =) frown 🙁[…]

Top 10 Ways to Make Yourself Look (and Be) Smarter

Whether you’re trying to survive an intensive college schedule or just want to seem smarter in front of your friends, you can do a lot of things to both look and be smarter. Here are ten simple tricks for boosting your real (and perceived) brain power. 10. Read Faster and Better Obviously, one of the[…]

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