Apple’s multi-terabit, $100M CDN is live—with paid connection to Comcast | Ars Technica

Apple’s multi-terabit, $100M CDN is live—with paid connection to Comcast | Ars Technica.

Apple’s long-rumored content delivery network (CDN) has gone live in the US and Europe. Apple is still using Akamai and Level 3 CDN services for iTunes and app downloads. 

Netflix is moving all of its traffic from third-party CDNs to its own CDN, but Apple may not.

 

Samsung sees profits slip in Q2 as demand for smartphones stagnates | Ars Technica

Samsung sees profits slip in Q2 as demand for smartphones stagnates | Ars Technica.

Samsung ships more smartphones than any other country in the world. 

Q’comm Shares a Wearable Strategy | EE Times

Q’comm Shares a Wearable Strategy | EE Times.

Pebble’s Myriam Joire said that Android and Tizen aren’t going to cut it for smartwatches, and you’ll need something like a real-time OS that’s lightweight in order to handle the speeds and dedicated functions. 

How to Get a Girlfriend in Club Penguin: 14 Steps (with Pictures)

How to Get a Girlfriend in Club Penguin: 14 Steps (with Pictures).

And a little fun for this Friday:-)

Design News – CAD/CAM Corner – Made w/Code Initiative Trains Female Techies for Google’s Ranks

Design News – CAD/CAM Corner – Made w/Code Initiative Trains Female Techies for Google’s Ranks.

Google has established a new initiative — Made w/Code — that it hopes will level the playing field. For those of you who don’t know the stats on the number of females in the tech industry: it’s about 25% in the IT field and 18% of computer science grads. 

AMD Opteron 64-bit ARM-based developer kits now available | ZDNet

AMD Opteron 64-bit ARM-based developer kits now available | ZDNet.

Chipmaker AMD has announced that the AMD Opteron A1100-Series developer kit, which features AMD’s first 64-bit ARM-based processor, codenamed “Seattle,” are now available.

Complete developer kits are available for $2,999.

Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers | PCWorld

Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers | PCWorld.

Red Hat has developed a version of the Linux operating system based on the ARMv8-A 64-bit architecture for servers. A standard implementation would mean that customers could purchase ARMv8-A servers from any manufacturer.

Although ARM processors are used in most mobile devices, only recently has there been a movement in the industry to use them in data-center servers as well, where their low-power design could cut energy costs.

10 reasons to try Zorin OS 9, the Linux OS that looks like Windows | PCWorld

10 reasons to try Zorin OS 9, the Linux OS that looks like Windows | PCWorld.

Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution designed especially for newcomers to Linux. Zorin OS 9 just made its debut with a familiar, Windows 7-like interface by default. 

Linux will not become a gaming platform, it already is one

Linux will not become a gaming platform, it already is one.

The measure of a great gaming platform is if people want to use it to play games on. Linux qualifies as a successful (even, great) gaming platform.