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Erich Bloch, Who Helped Develop IBM Mainframe, Dies At 91
Posted by: shadowknot
In the 1950s, he developed the first ferrite-core memory storage units to be used in computers commercially and worked on the IBM 7030, known as Stretch, the first transistorized supercomputer. 'Asked what job each of us had, my answer was very simple and very direct,' Mr. Bloch said in 2002. 'Getting that sucker working.' Mr. Bloch's role was to oversee the development of Solid Logic Technology -- half-inch ceramic modules for the microelectronic circuitry that provided the System/360 with superior power, speed and memory, all of which would become fundamental to computing.

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Russian Supply Rocket Malfunctions, Breaks Up Over Siberia En Route To ISS
Posted by: An
'Russian officials say the spacecraft failed [...] when it was about 100 miles above a remote part of Siberia. The ship was carrying more than 2 1/2 tons of supplies -- including food, fuel and clothes. Most of that very likely burned up as the unmanned spacecraft fell back toward Earth. NASA says the six crew members on board the International Space station, including two Americans, are well stocked for now.'

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French Man Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Visiting Pro-ISIS Websites
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Apple Will Use Drones To Improve the Quality of Apple Maps
Posted by: An
operate an unmanned aircraft system to conduct data collection, photography, and videography,

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Motorola Has No Plans For a New Smartwatch
Posted by: An
see enough pull in the market to put [a new smartwatch] out at this time,

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Nokia Dials Back Time To Sell Mobile Phones Again
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Fitbit Is Buying Smartwatch Maker Pebble For Around $40 Million, Says Report
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small amount

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Seagate Introduces External Hard Drive That Automatically Backs Up To Amazon's Cloud
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Wielding Their Windows Phones, Microsoft Shareholders Grill CEO Satya Nadella On Device Strategy
Posted by: At
When we control things silicon-up, that's how we will integrate those experiences,

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PC Market Shows Signs of Recovery
Posted by: PC
The PC market continues to perform close to expectations

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India Unveils the World's Largest Solar Power Plant
Posted by: Kamuthi
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Europe Is Getting a Network of 'Ultra-Fast, High-Powered' EV Chargers
Posted by: An
the highest-powered charging network in Europe,

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Boot Camp Might Damage Speakers on 2016 MacBook Pro
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Amazon Said to Plan Premium Alexa Speaker With Large Screen
Posted by: Amazon's
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NASA X-Ray Tech Could Enable Superfast Communication In Deep Space
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