News tagged with programming language

Oracle uses Sun to put heat on IBM, HP

Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison boasted that the acquisition of business computer equipment firm Sun Microsystems had helped turn up the heat on rivals IBM and Hewlett-Packard.

dateOct 03, 2011 in Business
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Computer learns language by playing games

Computers are great at treating words as data: Word-processing programs let you rearrange and format text however you like, and search engines can quickly find a word anywhere on the Web. But what would it ...

dateJul 12, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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Firefox 5 beta released for desktop, mobile

(PhysOrg.com) -- The beta version of Firefox 5, a popular cross-platform web browser, now has release versions ready for both the desktop and the mobile browser user groups. The beta does not have many noticeable ...

dateMay 23, 2011 in Software weblog
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Designing the hardware

Computer chips' clocks have stopped getting faster. To maintain the regular doubling of computer power that we now take for granted, chip makers have been giving chips more "cores," or processing units. But ...

dateFeb 23, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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Oracle to pay $46 mln to settle Sun case

Oracle has agreed to pay $46 million to settle claims that Sun Microsystems, which it acquired last year, submitted false claims to US agencies, the US Justice Department said on Monday.

dateJan 31, 2011 in Business
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C++ celebrates its 25th anniversary

(PhysOrg.com) -- Oct. 14 marked the 25th anniversary of the commercial release of the programming language C++, which was designed and implemented by Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup, Distinguished Professor and College ...

dateOct 15, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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Machines that learn better

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the last 20 years or so, many of the key advances in artificial-intelligence research have come courtesy of machine learning, in which computers learn how to make predictions by looking ...

dateMay 18, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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