Broadcom to buy CA Technologies for $18.9 billion

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California semiconductor maker Broadcom Inc. has agreed to acquire CA Technologies for about $18.9 billion in cash, the companies announced after Wednesday’s market close.  CA, a business software maker formerly known as Computer Associates, moved its headquarters to Manhattan in 2014 but still employs about 1,000 of its 11,000 workers at the site of its former headquarters in Islandia, Long Island New York. The company, co-founded by Charles Wang and Russell Artzt in New York City in the 1970s, was one of Long Island’s iconic corporations, an image tarnished by a $2.2 billion accounting scandal that led to a prison sentence for former chief executive Sanjay Kumar in 2006. Shares of CA closed Wednesday at $37.21, up 0.2 percent, but climbed about 16 percent in after-hours trading to $43.04. CA…
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Toshiba 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5″ OEM Internal Hard Drive Review

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Toshiba 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" OEM Internal Hard Drive Review   The Toshiba P300 Series 3.5 internal hard drive offers the storage capacity you need and the performance you demand. No matter what brand of desktop PC you are using, this reliable hard drive can take your performance and productivity to a whole new level. This drive combines Toshiba time-tested hard drive technology with the right balance of performance, capacity and long-term dependability, making it an excellent choice for your everyday computing needs. The exception to this hard drive is that the warranty is only 90 days standard.  The life time between MTBF or mean time between failures is limited.  Having worked with this hard drive numerous times you can expect a fatal error to occur within 2 and…
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How to fix Remote Desktop “CredSSP encryption Oracle remediation” error when using Windows RDP

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How to fix Remote Desktop "CredSSP encryption Oracle remediation" error when using Windows RDP   Yes, it is a dangerous tool but only if you have a fully unsecured entry point or using poor passwords. The error recently happened preventing access to numerous servers from Windows 10 machines.    The Remote desktop would not connect and gave the following error listed below An Authentication error has occurred. The function requested is not supported. This could be due to CredSSP encryption oracle remediation Now this occurs within the organization and may not happen everywhere but the OS was Windows Professional 10 with all updates. The quick fix as it turns out is to add a single key to your workstation's registry by using the utility REGEDIT. When REGEDIT starts, click on…
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Apple ends OpenGL support and what does it mean ?

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Apple ends OpenGL support and what does it mean ? Apple has announced to software developers that they will deprecate OpenGL and OpenCL in Mojave and iOS 12.  The open standards of OpenGL allow to make cross-platform development easier.  Apple will be using Metal and wishes that all software developers turn to that. However, there is another cross-platform graphics and compute API, Vulkan, which some see as OpenGL's successor, that is up to the task. Apple has decided not to support that API for numerous reasons, not all of which will satisfy developers. OpenGL and OpenCL And this shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. Apple has only barely supported OpenGL of late, and Metal is clearly its priority. The company told developers at the conference that "existing and soon-to-be…
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Mnuchin Urges Antitrust Probe of Tech After Google Report

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Mnuchin Urges Antitrust Probe of Tech After Google Report Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged the Justice Department to review the power that large technology firms such as Google have over the American economy, the latest U.S. official to back antitrust scrutiny of the industry. A “60 Minutes” segment on Sunday devoted to assertions that Alphabet Inc.’s Google wields a destructive monopoly in online search hammered home the notion of the company’s dominance during a time of heightened public concern with technology giants. The report didn’t include new allegations about the company. “These issues deserve to be reviewed carefully,” Mnuchin said in a CNBC interview early Monday in response to a question about the CBS News report. “These are issues the Justice Department needs to look at seriously, not for any…
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