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Inside BitFury's 20 Megawatt Bitcoin Mine

1sockchuck (826398) writes Bitcoin hardware vendor BitFury has opened a 20-megawatt data center to expand its cloud mining operations. The hashing center in the Republic of Georgia is filled with long rows of racks packed with specialized Bitcoin mining rigs powered by ASICs. It's the latest example of the Bitcoin industry's development of high-density, low-budget mining facilities optimized for rapid changes in hardware and economics. It also illustrates how ASIC makers are now expanding their ...more

10 Good Reasons To Learn Linux

Our Introduction to Linux edX course starts today, so if you’re not already enrolled, here are 10 reasons why you should sign up now.

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Free Intro to Linux Online Course Starts Today

The Linux Foundation's free online course, Introduction to Linux, started today on the edX website. Students have already begun to take the course, which covers the basic tools and techniques commonly used by Linux programmers, system administrators and end users. It's not too late to sign up!

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AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K

MojoKid (1002251) writes "AMD updated its family of Kaveri-based A-Series APUs for desktop systems recently, namely the A10-7800 and the A6-7400K. The A10-7800 has 12 total compute cores, 4 CPU and 8 GPU cores, with average and maximum turbo clock speeds of 3.5GHz and 3.9GHz, respectively. The A6-7400K arrives with 6 total cores (2CPU, 4 GPU) and with the same clock frequencies. ... The AMD A10-7800 APU's performance is somewhat mixed, though it is a decent performer overall. Its Steamroller-bas ...more

US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

acidradio (659704) writes American air charter specialist Phoenix Air has been contracted by the U.S. Army to haul an American physician afflicted with Ebola from Liberia to the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. This will be the first 'purposeful' transport of an Ebola victim to the U.S. The patient will be flown in a special Gulfstream III (formerly owned by the Danish Air Force) outfitted for very specialized medical transports such as this. I dunno. I know there are brilliant doctors and ...more

The RPi-Based NASA Simulator This Dad Built for His Kids Is the Best

Slate: Dad of two Jeff Highsmith built a mission control desk and spaceship for his two sons. 

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Stable Kernel Updates

Stable kernels 3.15.8, 3.14.15, 3.10.51, and 3.4.101 have been released. All contain important fixes.

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Mate Desktop 1.8.1 available for openSUSE

openSUSE is known for offering one of the most integrated experiences with the desktop environment it comes with. Their Plasma and Gnome desktops are par-excellence when it comes to polish and now those who still like the good old Gnome 2 UI can use the latest version of Mate in openSUSE. 

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KDE 4.14 Release Candidate Ships

The first release candidate to the upcoming KDE 4.14 release has shipped...

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MakerBot Expands European Operations

MakerBot has launched MakerBot Europe in order to pave the way for desktop 3D printing beyond the United States.

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  • The RPi-Based NASA Simulator This Dad Built for His Kids Is the Best
    Slate: Dad of two Jeff Highsmith built a mission control desk and spaceship for his two sons. 
  • Stable Kernel Updates
    Stable kernels 3.15.8, 3.14.15, 3.10.51, and 3.4.101 have been released. All contain important fixes.
  • Mate Desktop 1.8.1 available for openSUSE
    openSUSE is known for offering one of the most integrated experiences with the desktop environment it comes with. Their Plasma and Gnome desktops are par-excellence when it comes to polish and now those who still like the good old Gnome 2 UI can use the latest version of Mate in openSUSE. 
  • KDE 4.14 Release Candidate Ships
    The first release candidate to the upcoming KDE 4.14 release has shipped...
  • MakerBot Expands European Operations
    MakerBot has launched MakerBot Europe in order to pave the way for desktop 3D printing beyond the United States.
  • Ubuntu 14.10 Alpha 2 Released
    For the Ubuntu derivatives participating in the tagged alpha/beta releases during each Ubuntu Linux development cycle, the alpha two releases are now available for the 14.10 Utopic Unicorn...
  • This Motherboard Looks Sick
    If you're not a PC gamer you're about to be one, all because of the ASUS Republic of Gamers Maximus VII Formula Z97 motherboard. Sure, you might be interested in its maximum DDR3 RAM capacity of 32GB, or its dual PCIe 3.0 expansion slots, or its copper "hybrid cooling" system,...
  • HP's New Smartwatch Actually Looks Good
    Fashion designer Michael Bastian is partnering with HP and retailer Gilt to sell a smartwatch this fall. Described by Gilt as a "Michael Bastian smartwatch engineered by Hewlett-Packard," the timepiece couples a circular face with a fairly aggressive sporty design. Although its shape bears a small resemblance to the Moto 360...
  • Businesses Split on Adoption of Software-Defined Networking
    When asked what their organizations are looking for when adopting SDN, 30 percent of IT pros cited high availability and resiliency.
  • Training With a Clear View for a Cloudy Future
    In the rapidly evolving world of IT, skilled IT professionals and students alike should be on the lookout for the next 'big thing' and be ready with the right expertise to ride the next wave of innovation.