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Microsoft considering development boards for Windows Phone, RT

By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | August 25th, 2014 The company hasn’t yet said whether it will offer the hardware boards for makers. Microsoft has considered making development boards for Windows Phone or Windows RT in addition to the x86 boards it already makes, but the company isn’t saying if it would ever release …

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Coding platform for IoT could bring data-crunching apps online faster

By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | August 12th, 2014 RacoWireless is using standard software tools to help developers connect with any device. The “Internet of things” won’t be built overnight, but vendors are now stepping in to give enterprises a helping hand. The latest offer comes from RacoWireless, which on Tuesday announced a platform …

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Intel’s MinnowBoard Max coming in late, commanding higher prices

By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 30th, 2014 The open-source PC board lists at $129 but will cost more from the first retailers selling it. It’s been a rough start for Intel’s MinnowBoard Max open-source computer, which has been delayed and is now pricier. The Max is like the Raspberry Pi, an open-source …

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AMD’s new 64-bit ARM board points way to x86 coexistence

By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 30th, 2014 AMD’s 64-bit server development board has the company’s first ARM processors. Advanced Micro Devices is moving closer to a motherboard design that will accept both x86 and ARM chips with the shipment of its first 64-bit ARM board. The Opteron A1100-Series developer hardware is an …

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