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Intel Outlook Called ‘Uninspiring,’ Q1 Out Tuesday – Investor’s Business Daily

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wall Street has low expectations for chipmaker Intel (INTC), which is set to report its first-quarter earnings after the close Tuesday. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company to earn 37 cents a share, down 8% from the year-earlier quarter, on sales of $12.81 billion, up less than 2%. For the June quarter, analysts are modeling for Intel to earn 43 cents a share,…

Google’s Acquisition Of Drone Maker Titan Is About Imagery And Internet – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Google Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, a company originally sought by Facebook as a means to bring internet to remote parts of the globe.  Titan Aerospace makes drones which can stay aloft for extended periods of time.  The drones which fly well above the altitude where commercial aircraft fly and below where satellites orbit, can beam an internet signal from space.  But for Google, this may be about more than just…

US official: MH370 co-pilot’s cell phone was on at time plane vanished – fox4kc.com

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This yellow object is the Bluefin-21, an underwater drone that can scour the ocean bed, looking for signs of wreckage. (Photo: Will Ripley/David Molko/CNN) (CNN) — The phone of the first officer of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was on and made contact with a cell tower in Malaysia about the time the plane disappeared from radar, a U.S. official told CNN on Monday. However, the U.S. official — who cited…

Ditch Your Bulky Laptop Charger for a Dart – PC Magazine

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Laptop owners know all too well the inconvenience of lugging a power brick and 12 feet of charging cable to and from coffee shops or the home office. So why not try something a little more portable? A team of MIT graduate students today launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the Dart—the “world’s smallest, lightest” laptop adapter. “A perfect complement to today’s thin, lightweight, portable laptops,”…

The ‘world’s smallest’ laptop adapter debuts on Kickstarter for $79 – Engadget

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Back at CES in January, MIT spin-off FINsix unveiled the “world’s smallest” 65W laptop adapter, and it even managed to nab a nomination for our Best Startup award. Fast forward to today, the company is launching this nifty device — now dubbed the Dart — on Kickstarter for as low as $79 per unit. Here’s a quick reminder: this charger is four times smaller and six times lighter than…

AMD’s Ambidexterity Is Growing – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

My mother was ambidextrous, a rare quality in humans that allows the possessor to perform tasks equally well with either hand.  In computers, ambidexterity refers to a system’s ability to compute equally well with different architectures.  In endpoints, the relevant schemata are x86, a standard found in most PCs and available from Intel Intel and Advanced Micro Devices Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and ARM, a standard based on an ARM…