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Pyston compiler cranks up Python thanks to LLVM
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Description: Fast development or fast execution, take your pick. Python programmers elect to go with the former, but have always sought ways to make their choice of language run a little faster.
A wireless router may someday charge your mobile devices
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Description: For all intents and purposes, the new Apple Watch is not a mobile device that uses wireless charging. While its charging cable uses magnetic inductive coupling, the wire must still physically attach to the watch in order to work. In contrast, George Holmes sees a day not so far from now when smartwatches, smartphones, and other small mobile devices will begin wirelessly charging as soon as they enter a home, office or car. There'll be no need to ever remove that smartwatch from your wrist.
How network virtualization is used as a security tool
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Description: When people think of network virtualization, the advantages that come to mind typically include faster provisioning of networks, easier management of networks and more efficient use of resources. But network virtualization can have another major benefit as well: security.
New data center protects against solar storms and nuclear EMPs
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Description: In Boyers, Pa., a recently opened 2,000-sq.-ft. data center has been purpose-built to protect against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), either generated by a solar storm or a nuclear event. The company that built the facility isn't disclosing exactly how the data center was constructed or what materials were used. But broadly, it did say that the structure has an inner skin and an outer skin that use a combination of thicknesses and metals to provide EMP protection.
Latest Windows 9 leak shows unified notification center
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Description: It's something we've wanted for a while -- a single, unified place for all Windows notifications. If the latest leaked video of Windows 9 is any indication, it looks like we'll finally get our wish.
Does Apple have a breakout product in its smartwatch?
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Description: The rumors had swirled for months, and they materialized this week when Apple unveiled its first wearable device, the Apple Watch. It's, of course, much more than a timepiece -- it's a fitness tracker with an accelerometer and heart rate monitor to follow your workout. It offers a bevy of apps as well as the ability to receive calls when linked to an iPhone.
How to build a great data science team
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Description: Enterprises that want to launch big data initiatives -- or even more ambitiously, seek to create an "analytics culture"  -- invariably should answer a handful of critical questions before spending money and allocating resources: What's the business case for analytics? Which big data tools should we use?
Oracle to acquire content storage management company Front Porch Digital
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Description: Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire Front Porch Digital, a provider of technology for migrating, managing and monetizing large-scale media content. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Oracle said late Sunday that it expects the transaction to be closed this year. Front Porch Digital will continue to operate as an independent company until then.
Sprint, Windstream traffic routing errors hijacked other ISPs
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Description: Internet traffic routing errors made by U.S. operators Sprint and Windstream on the same day last week underscore a long-known Internet weakness, posing both security and reliability issues. Both of the errors involved Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), an aging but crucial protocol that is used by networking equipment to route traffic between different providers. Traffic routes are "announced" using BGP, and the changes are then taken up by routers around the world.
Google offers $100,000 cloud credit for startups
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Description: Looking for more success stories to add to its portfolio, Google has assembled a starter package to help startup businesses ramp up operations with free Google Cloud Platform services. Startups that qualify will get a $100,000 credit for Google Cloud Platform services, along with around-the-clock support and access to the company's technical solutions team.

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