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  • NVIDIA Q1 earnings: $77.9 million profit on $954 million in revenue

    NVIDIA Q1 earnings: $77.9 million profit on $954 million in revenue

    NVIDIA’s balance sheet may not look as appealing as it did just a quarter ago, but the company nonetheless managed to beat the consensus expectations and its stock is now climbing in after-hours trading. Profit for NVIDIA’s fiscal Q1 2014 rang in at $77.9 million, which is a 55 percent decrease from the previous quarter, but still 29 percent higher than what it netted Q1 last year. It’s a similar story for revenue: the company reported sales of $954.7 million, down 13 percent from the previous quarter, but up slightly from Q1 2013. Even beyond beating Wall Street’s expectations, NVIDIA is giving investors two other reasons to smile: the success of Kepler has led to record margins of 54.3 percent, and the company will return over $1 billion during the year by way of stock repurchases and dividend payments. As for where it’s headed? NVIDIA is looking to return to growth as the year progresses, thanks to a little something called the Tegra 4.

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    Source: NVIDIA

  • Facebook Home's immediate future: buddy lists, an app dock, folders and more

    Facebook Home's immediate future buddy lists, an app dock and folders

    Facebook Home and the First phone to ship with it on board were revealed just over a month ago, and in the time since, the Home team has been hard at work improving the platform. Today at Facebook HQ we got to check in with Cory Ondrejka, Director of Mobile Engineering and Adam Mosseri, Director of Product to see how Home has been doing since its debut, and to hear what’s in store for Home moving forward.

    Thus far, Home’s been installed on almost a million phones, which has given Facebook some clear insight about the ways it needs to be improved. Most complaints thus far have centered on Home’s failings as an app launcher — when you install Home on any phone, it rearranges your apps because there’s no folder support and no app dock. Well, Mosseri and Ondrejka feel your pain and assured us that those two features will be rolling out in the coming months, and they plan to continue to iterate to make Home a robust launcher. Facebook also has plans to roll out a new buddy list feature that’ll show up as an overlay on top of Cover Feed with a simple swipe. This lets users start conversations directly from Cover Feed instead of having to open up the messenger app to start chatting. That’s not all Facebook has in store, however, so join us after the break for more.

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  • iRiver's AK120 promises 'the finest audio,' priced at $1,300 with a leather case

    iRiver's AK120 promises 'the finest audio,' priced at $1,300 with a leather case

    Love music? Sure you do — but can you really claim to be a true music lover if you’re not plunking down $1,300 for the latest MQS (Mastering Quality Sound) player from iRiver? The AK120 looks a fair bit like its predecessor, the AK100 (albeit slightly larger), and features a 2.4-inch IPS touchcreen. Inside, you’ll find two digital-to-analog converters, dual Wolfson WM8740 DAC chips and 64GB of memory, which is expandable up to 192GB via two microSD card slots. The AK120 can handle a slew of formats, including WAV, FLAC, WMA, MP3, OGG, APE, AAC, ALAC and AIFF, with DSD on the way. And just in case you were worried that the price tag was a bit steep, keep in in mind that it includes “the finest handmade Italian-designed leather case.”

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    Source: Astell&Kern

  • Facebook's Open Compute Project eyes accessible, scalable network switches

    Open Compute Project shifts its focus to liberating network switches

    Facebook’s two-year-old Open Compute Project is fast becoming a potential cure-all for servers, with efforts underway that tackle efficiency, storage and monolithic design. Its next target: the frequently closed-source, small-scale world of network switches. The OCP team wants networking devices as open and scalable as the servers underneath them, and it’s teaming up with heavy hitters such as Broadcom, Intel and VMware to make that happen. Unlike past initatives, though, there isn’t an obvious template to work from. When development starts at the OCP Engineering Summit on May 16th, the alliance will be starting from scratch — which suggests that we’ll be waiting a long time to see what truly flexible switches can do.

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    Via: ZDNet

    Source: Open Compute Project

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