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MongoDB gets richer query commands

In an effort to improve how MongoDB supplies its data to external applications, MongoDB keeper 10gen has extended the open source data store's query language, providing developers with more sophisticated ways to extract and transform data.

Engine Yard now offers Node.js

Paving the way for more server-side use of JavaScript, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider Engine Yard has added the Node.js library to its collection of hosted Web application tools.

CSS expands palette with variables

Potentially simplifying the work for Web designers, the working group behind the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Web standard is extending the language so that it supports the ability to define and call variables.

IBM to acquire solid state vendor Texas Memory

To augment its line of storage and data center systems with solid state technology, IBM is acquiring flash memory system provider Texas Memory Systems (TMS). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Samsung launches Galaxy Note tablet

Hoping to inspire tablet users to create more content with their devices, Samsung introduced a stylus-based tablet, called the Galaxy Note 10.1, which the company touts as more interactive than the market-leading Apple iPad.

Red Hat to release enterprise-ready OpenStack package

Red Hat plans to release an enterprise grade version of the OpenStack open source software for hosting IaaS (infrastructure as a service) deployments. The company has posted an unsupported preview edition of the package, ahead of its full commercial ...

Google releases new Web development aids

Google released two new internally authored technologies this week that could help ease the burdens of Web developers. One is a tool for spotting memory leaks in JavaScript code, and the other is a library written in Dart for accessing popular Google...

Microsoft Office 13 embraces Web development

With the upcoming release of Microsoft Office 13, Microsoft is encouraging developers and administrators to use open Web technologies such as JavaScript, CSS and HTML to build their add-on apps.

BMC backs DevOps with VaraLogix buy

Hoping to better serve organizations practicing the emerging art of DevOps, BMC Software has acquired application release automation provider VaraLogix.

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Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

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