Google and Intel have been sharing similar strategies for a while now, though that might be getting ready to be taken to the next level. Reports from Bloomberg indicate that Google is considering constructing their own ARM-based servers.
See what others around you are tweeting with Nearby
If you interact with a lot of close friends on Twitter, you might start noticing some friends are closer to you than you think. The social network is, via TechCrunch, testing out a brand new service called Nearby, which would roll out tweets by users in the same area, whether you follow them or not.
The holidays are just around the corner, and you're hoping to give (or receive) some awesome tech, right? We've got a giveaway that just might make things easier for you on the gift-giving side. Or maybe you wanna win these babies for yourself. We've got our 2013 Dream Machine chassis and a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti video card up for grabs, and we want to give it to one of you!
Gordon Mah Ung goes hands on with Valve's new Steam Controller
PC Gamers, gods bless ‘em, are truly the most cynical sons of bitches on the planet. I say this because when I saw Valve’s attempt to build a controller for its upcoming Steam Machines, I, like all other PC gamers, just snickered and ran as quickly as I could to a web-based memegenerator so I could create and post something derisive and snarky under one of the five pseudonyms I use to troll the Internet with. Alas, I was already beaten as those cynical PC gamers had already beaten me to it.
Video editors, hold onto your seats. The Gigabyte Z87X-UD7 TH motherboard supports Thunderbolt 2’s 20GB/s aggregated data transfer through two channels in a single port. Thunderbolt hasn’t gained much traction in the industry, but it’s nice to know that there are options for the people who need them.
Microsoft's list of candidates to replace Steve Ballmer just grew by one
Following the announcement that Steve Ballmer was stepping down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft, the Redmond giant immediately began compiling a list of candidates to take over the reins, and then trimmed it down. Two names that made the cut and are viewed as frontrunners include Stephan Elop (ex-Nokia chief) and Alan Mulally (current Ford chief), though they're not the only two. In fact, the list might even be growing, as Microsoft is said to now be considering Qualcomm's Chief Operating Officer (COO) Steve Mollenkopf as well.
You're not the only one who wasted a weekend watching Netflix
The all-you-can consume nature of subscription-based streaming services like Netflix makes it all too easy and convenient to sit back, relax, and spend an entire evening (or weekend) watching movies and TV shows. If you've never participated in "binge watching" behavior, you're in the minority, at least according to a recent survey conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Netflix.
Getting wet and wild with AMD's rare Radeon R9 290X
Riddle us this: What's even harder to find than an AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics card? The answer is a liquid cooled version, which doesn't yet exist in retail (to the best of our knowledge). Even if it did, it would probably be as hard to find as every other Radeon R9 290X part, as Litecoin miners have been hording these (and other Radeon) GPUs in hopes of cashing in on the virtual currency craze.
Various problems continue to plague Battlefield 4, one of the most hyped game releases of the year. If fixes don't come soon, Electronic Arts could find itself facing multiple lawsuits, both from users frustrated with persistent issues marring the overall experience, and from stockholders who have begun to investigate whether or not EA was completely upfront during the development process.
If you have any pieces-of-eight left over from Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Steam's Autumn Sale, Green Monday, and every other shopping occasion this holiday season, you can dump what's left of your pockets at GOG for its 2013 DRM-free winter sale. While you're there, be sure to collect Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics for the tantalizing low, low price of absolutely free!