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After giving up on talks last spring with Lenovo Group, IBM is apparently seeking a buyer again for its low-end server business. A Wall Street Journal report cites “people familiar with the matter” who say IBM is now talking with a number of potential suitors for its x86 server group—including Dell.
IBM bailed from the desktop and notebook PC business in 2005 when the company sold its personal computer division to Lenovo. Last year, it seemed that Lenovo would also become home to the PC server business as IBM sought to further retreat from low-margin hardware. But negotiations with Chinese hardware maker over the business stalled last year when Lenovo offered less than $2.5 billion, according to the Journal’s sources.
According to Morgan Stanley estimates, IBM’s x86 servers brought in about $4.9 billion for the company in 2012; it’s difficult to determine exactly how much IBM makes off the business since it is not broken out in the company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. There are no details about whether Lenovo is returning to the table, or how serious the negotiations with Dell are at this time.
Early biologists may have been at a loss when they wondered how life on Earth could ever have possibly arisen. Modern biochemists face the opposite quandary. They know of many possible prebiotic chemistries that could have produced cells and therefore life, the challenge lies in figuring out which one actually occurred.
The idea of a primordial RNA world was proposed 50 years ago, and it has since been demonstrated that biological compounds—i.e. DNA, proteins, and membranes that can enclose vesicles—can be generated with prebiotic means. That's a lot of progress. But these prebiotic means require minerals like boron and molybdenum that are only present in the requisite quantities on Mars. And there is still a big gap between the synthesis of such compounds and their organization into Life As We Know It: understanding how those biological compounds, once synthesized, became capable of replication.
According to Science's latest perspective on the origin of life, biochemistry occurred on geological time scales, in which millions of years of a poor replicator (a blink on the geological time scale) might well have been necessary to craft a feedback cycle that led to a slightly better replicator.
Kim Dotcom's major Party Party at Auckland's Vector Arena may have been cancelled, but the mogul is still going through with a soft launch of Baboom, the soon-to-be music service formerly known as Megabox.
Baboom.com returns the placeholder above for now, but an official company press release states Dotcom will debut his Baboom.com artist page on Monday. This soft launch is intended to give everyone a flavor of what's to come when the site is fully unleashed in late 2014, according to the press release.
(That's right, Dotcom's artist page. His new album, Good Times, will be featured on Baboom for the site's launch. For a small sample of Dotcom's musical past, he infamously rapped about New Zealand politician John Banks and dug at his content-creator foes in the Megaupload Mega Song.)
In the consumer electronics world, simplicity is king. Manufacturers must constantly struggle to balance power and complexity with ease of use. Western Digital has been walking that tightrope for a while now with its My Book line of personal storage products, trying to pack in features without making the devices too difficult to use. Last year we saw the company try its hand at a networked solution with the My Book Live, and now it's taking this idea a bit further with the WD My Cloud. My Cloud is a set of personal cloud-in-a-box products designed to not just store your stuff, but to let you take it outside of your home. Could this be the network storage system for the layman?
The WD My Cloud certainly falls in a safe and friendly space in the looks department. WD isn't straying too far from the My Book line, and this 2TB version looks like a standard external disk enclosure with a 3.5” disk inside. However, flip it around back and you see the additional port that makes all the difference: a single Gigabit Ethernet port.
The My Cloud line comes with Western Digital's Red drives, which are designed to be used in consumer network-attached storage (NAS) systems. WD Reds have NAS-friendly features like faster error recovery, more vibration tolerance, and power optimizations. Judged by MSRP alone, buying the 2TB My Cloud gets you a $180 NAS and a free 2TB disk. Looking at street price, you see an affordable single drive NAS, for which the cost of the disk alone would make up one-third of the total price.
I've been working as an app developer for a year and a half now (not long I know) and I've just been given my first big project.
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About half of NHL players suffer an injury such as concussion that benches them, costing the league an estimated $218 million in lost time, say Canadian doctors who want arenas to be safer workplaces.[text] [text]_version_ #1
Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella will have an in-person hearing with the National Hockey League on Monday for his actions during a fight-filled tilt with the Flames on Saturday night on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.[text] [text]_version_ #2
Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella will have an in-person hearing with the NHL on Monday at 11 a.m. ET for his actions during a fight-filled tilt with the Flames on Saturday night on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.[text] [text]_version_ #3
Peter Gammons, an analyst for Major League Baseball's network and website, drew the ire of hockey fans on Sunday when he criticized the two NHL teams on Twitter for their physical game the night before.[text] [text]_version_ #4
Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis joined co-hosts Scott Oake and Kelly Hrudey to discuss the wild first-period brawl that highlighted Saturday night's game between his Canucks and the Calgary Flames.[text] [text]_version_
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