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Submission + - RIM confirms BES 10 will not support existing BlackBerry phones (bgr.com)

zacharye writes: RIM releases intentionally misleading statement, then backtracks and confirms the original report it was denying: Enterprises that want to continue supporting existing BlackBerry phones as well as newer BlackBerry 10 devices will need to run two different BES servers at the same time...

Submission + - Ubi Always On Voice-Activated Android Servant PC Breaks out on Kickstarter (hothardware.com)

MojoKid writes: "Kickstarter is proving to be the place to go if you have an Android concept in need of funding. Ouya, a $99 Android console that blew by its original goal of raising $950,000 in funds and ended up with nearly $8.6 million instead, and now we're seeing similar excitement for Ubi, a ubiquitous Android PC that is always on and responds to voice commands. Ubi's developers only sought to raise $36,000 to pay the bills, lower costs, and pay for safety certifications, and with 26 days still to go, the project has more than doubled its funding goal with over $81,000 in pledges from 500 backers. From a hardware standpoint, Ubi is an Android PC that plugs into the wall like a fixture and consists of an ARM Cortex A8 processor clocked at 800MHz, 1GB of RAM, 802.11n Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, various sensors (temperature, humidity, air pressure, ambient light) and a few other odds and ends."

Submission + - 186Gbps Long Distance data transfer breaks world r (bbc.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: The team achieved two-way data rates of 186Gbps, breaking their previous record of 119Gbps set in 2009. The data's fastest speed in a single direction was 98Gbps.

By contrast current fibre optic networks have a top speed of about 1Gbps.

The distances spanned nearly 131 miles (212km) and relied on the latest optical equipment, highly tuned servers and ran over a 100Gbps circuit, set up by CANARIE, Canada's Advanced Research and Innovation Network.


Submission + - A Profile of Women Gamers (i-programmer.info)

mikejuk writes: Some stereotypes might have been blown away in a a recent survey from Gameshouse. More than half (55%) of online gamers (people who play online games on their computer, social networking sites, or mobile devices) are women. The survey then went on the provide a profile of these female gamers and revealed the typical modern online gamer as a woman in a serious relationship who works out, is more social than non-gamers, plays games in the evenings, and has more sex than a woman who doesn’t play online games. Perhaps we need some new avatars?

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