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Community server project keeps Wi-Fi alive for Nintendo Wii, DS

05/22, 7:12pm

Project adds public test server for multiplayer use after Gamespy shutdown

With Nintendo shutting down Wi-Fi functionality for the aging Wii and DS consoles, customers still hoping for multiplayer action in their older titles have been left to their own devices. However, a community project has created a workaround, launching a Wi-Fi connection server to help stave off the results of the Gamespy shutdown.

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Lenovo acquires IBM x86 server business in $2.3B purchase

01/23, 12:36pm

Approximately 7,500 IBM employees to transfer to Lenovo

Chinese notebook producer Lenovo is taking on IBM's x86 server business, with the $2.3 billion deal funded by $2 billion in cash and the remainder in Lenovo stock, the company has confirmed. Though not a customer-facing purchase, the acquisition of the server line represents a second major transfer from IBM to Lenovo, following the sale of IBM's PC business and Thinkpad line to the company in 2005.

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Briefly: Multi-tool case for smartphone, Xcode server host launch

10/30, 11:00am

IN1's new multi-tool utility smartphone case TSA compliant

IN1, a phone case manufacturer, has released a smartphone case that contains space for its accompanying set of eight tools. Its toolset includes blue and red pens, phillips screwdriver, flathead screwdriver, nail-file, tweezers, scissors, toothpick, and a kickstand for to prop the phone. Made of high grade polycarbonate, the IN1 multi-tool utility case is TSA compliant. The IN1 is currently available for iPhone 5/5S, with models for Samsung GALAXY S4 and iPhone 5 coming soon. Color options are available for both the case itself as well as the tools, with the case offered in white, black, and clear, and the tools offered in white, black, pink, green, blue and orange. Priced at $45, the IN1 multi-tool case can be purchased online.

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OS X Mavericks Server seeded to developers ahead of October 22 event

10/18, 9:27pm

Further evidence to suggest Mavericks release alongside new iPads

Following the release two weeks ago of the OS X Mavericks (10.9) "Golden Master" to developers, Apple has now issued the GM for the server version of Mavericks to developers. This generally signals the end of first-release development, with resources now being applied to the inevitable future Mavericks 10.9.1 update. Friday's build number for the server version is 13S440.

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Briefly: Deezer on smart TVs, Google Coder for Raspberry Pi

09/13, 7:53am

Deezer adds app to Panasonic, Philips smart TVs, updates earlier apps

Deezer has made apps for its music streaming service available for Panasonic and Philips smart televisions, with devices from NetRange, Loewe, TCL Thomson, Sharp, and Vestel also set to receive it in the future. Earlier app releases for smart TVs from LG and Samsung have received a few updates at the same time, including the ability access the playlists of friends, a shuffle mode, and enhanced search functionality.

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AMD plans to ship first ARM-based server processors in late 2014

06/18, 8:36am

ARM server chip from AMD first step toward versions for tablets, phones

AMD will be taking its first steps in producing ARM-based processors, according to a new roadmap. The chip manufacturer will be creating "Seattle" processors for the server market which will use ARM Cortex-A57 cores, which could eventually lead to AMD creating ARM processors destined for tablets in the distant future.

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OS X Server for Mountain Lion updated, adds iOS 6 support

09/20, 11:00pm

Now handles DHCP, Mail blacklists, managing Netboot, more

Following the release of iOS 6 and an update for the client (user) edition of OS X 10.8, Apple has updated its $20 OS X Server application (which functions to convert the OS to the Server edition of Mountain Lion) to version 2.1, which adds the ability to manage the DHCP service, configuring DNS entries with second-level domains and aliases and iOS device management support to the program. The Mail, Software Update and Website services have received fixes for migration issues, and a number of fixes for various issues are included.

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Microsoft releases Windows Server 2012

09/04, 7:15pm

New simplified licensing reduces installer confusion

Microsoft has released Windows Server 2012, with simplified licensing. Four versions are available -- the Datacenter, Standard, Essentials, and Foundation -- all aimed at different market segments. The new offerings come with training on the new features of the software, as well as a 90-day trial period running on Microsoft's Azure cloud service.

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Apple posts updated 10.7.4, Server, Xcode and 10.8 builds

05/01, 9:47pm

Mountain Lion adds 'do not disturb' feature

Earlier today, Apple posted a new developer build of OS X Lion 10.7.4 for both Client and Server editions, coming just one week after the previous update. In addition, the company has updated the last Developer Preview 3 of OS X 10.8, Mountain Lion, and also posted Developer Preview 4 of Xcode 4.4 for developers. The Mountain Lion update is notable for a new "Do Not Disturb" mode in the built-in Notifications Center, which may portend a similar feature in a future iOS version.

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Backblaze intros Storage Pod 2.0: DIY 135TB server for $7K

07/20, 4:20pm

Company posts doit-yourself plans

Backblaze has announced that it has updated its budget-priced Storage Pod concept, doubling the capacity and performance while lowering the cost below the original design. The second-generation model now represents a 135TB server fitting into the same 4U rack space, with component costs totaling just $7,384. Although the company uses the Storage Pod 2.0 for its own $5/month backup service, the design is free to use for do-it-yourself projects.

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QNAP launches Turbo NAS series with iOS WiFi, 3G streaming

01/31, 2:10pm

TS-x12 series uses iSCSI, RAID, Marvell CPU

QNAP has announced a new NAS server series for home and small business markets. The Turbo NAS TS-x12 line all use a Marvell 1.2GHz CPU, 256MB of RAM and gigabit Ethernet ports to keep up their speed. The new models are geared toward file sharing, centralized backups and web hosting. They also offer low power consumption and are almost noise-free.

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Kaleidescape intros 'budget' DVD Movie Server

12/02, 6:55pm

System stores 225 DVDs or 2,500 CDs

Kaleidescape has introduced a new DVD Movie Server, the Cinema One, that represents the company's first system priced around $5,000. The single-component server, which replaces the Mini System, is capable of storing 225 DVDs or 2,500 CDs. Users can play any content instantly, without having to locate the physical disk or navigate DVD menus.

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Enhance unveils 32GB dual-active fiber RAID server

10/01, 9:30pm

Up to 812MB/sec read, 620MB/sec write speeds

Enhance Technology has unveiled a new high-performance RAID server, the UltraStor ES3160 FS. It boasts 16 SATA II or SAS drives for either 16TB or 32TB of storage, dual active-active RAID controllers, dual I/O modules, hot-swappable dual redundant power supplies and cooling modules. The new 3U server is an enterprise failover RAID system designed to deliver high performance Windows Clustering, as well as cross-platform high availability, SAN and virtualization applications.

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Asterisk for Mac OS X 2010 will ship to US in early 2011

09/07, 3:45am

ISDN adapter available, preference panes added

Sunrise Telephone Systems has announced its 2010 version of Asterisk for Mac OS X. The software is a port of the Linux version, and allows a Mac to host a private branch exchange -- PBX -- telephone system and VoIP server. An optional ISDN adapter brings compatibility with ISDN telephone lines. It offers features like auto-attendant, call forwarding, call screening and call transfers. It also has interactive voice response menus, music-on-hold, call conferencing, voicemail, voicemail-by-email and IP phone support.

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