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    Microsoft Launches Kinect SDK For Windows

    Microsoft has just announced a new SDK for Windows that allows programmers to take input from the Kinect and use it in their homebrew projects.

    This will allow users to create games, UIs, and apps with Kinect’s 3D sensing technology including 3D scanning, audio tracking, and the creation of 3D wireframes in real time.

    Microsoft Launches Kinect SDK For Windows
     
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    Japanese outdo the Chinese...
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    Japanese claim fastest supercomputer
    June 20, 2011 - A JAPANESE machine has become the fastest supercomputer in the world, making calculations three times faster than a Chinese rival, its developers say.
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    World's fastest supercomputers
    There's a new No. 1 on the semi annual-list of the world's top supercomputers: Japan's K Computer is so far advanced, it's three times faster than the second fastest supercomputer and more powerful than the next five supercomputers on the list combined.
     
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    Watson bored with Jeopardy, moves on to more challenging task...
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    IBM Supercomputer Watson to Help Diagnose Medical Problems
    September 12, 2011 | Enough with the fun and games. Watson is going to work.
     
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    Kinect...now that was some wasted dollars I spent...
     
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    Shhh! Don't tell nobody - it's a secret...
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    Buildings house secret servers that keep Net humming
    22 Sept.`11 – From the outside, the Gothic brick and limestone building a few blocks south of downtown almost looks abandoned.

     
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    I toured a data center near South Bend Indiana
    Pretty amazing. It sits below an older home and under a rather large two car garage.
    It is completely underground.
    You could walk right past it and just think it was just where some old couple lives...and might wonder why such a large garage.
     
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    And BTW...what a freaking great job my buddy has that owns it.
    When he is not traveling abroad..he drinks coffee in the "cellar" among the constant and rather annoying hummmmmmmmm...hussssssssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhh...and about 300 tiny little green LED lights.
     
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    Oak Ridge's Titan may be world's fastest supercomputer...
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    New Supercomputer Could be World's Fastest
    October 29, 2012 - Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the U.S. state of Tennessee have unveiled what could be the world’s fastest supercomputer.
     

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