15 Green Tech Innovations
Cost-savings and energy efficiencies go hand-in-hand. The poor economy and a collective awareness of the finite resources available to the world are encouraging businesses to invest in green technologies. In fact, 60% of companies now have green criteria for their technology purchases, a Forrester Research study found. Cutting costs is the primary motivator, while real or anticipated regulatory issues and pressure from buyers also ranked high, the report said. Only 30% were driven by their desir
The Stealthy Rise of the Public Cloud
Amazon is sneaking into larger enterprises, displacing some systems development technology, much like Google displaced Yahoo. The penetration has been so stealthy that many in the press and analyst communities have ignored the rise of the public clouds in the traditional big enterprises.
Sony Ericsson Drops Symbian
Google's Android OS has been the focus of new platform work, though the company will continue to support Symbian phones.
Kno Announces Single Screen Tablet
The education-focused tablet is a less expensive alternative to the previously announced dual-screen tablet focused on providing textbooks, course materials and other content for the classroom.
Apple Dominates Tech Headlines
A study of mainstream news organizations' technology coverage shows enthusiasm for Apple and a focus on positive stories slightly more often than negative ones.
Toad Database Tool Gets Eclipse Extension
Bridging between Oracle and other relational database systems and frequently used NoSQL systems, Quest has undertaken a two-pronged approach to enlarging Toad's role in building database apps.
Amazon Refreshes Kindle Android App
The e-book smartphone app gains social networking with the inclusion of the Shelfari book network and adds screen orientation lock and full text search.
Nvidia Readies Next Generation GPUs
Kepler and Maxwell are scheduled for release in 2011 and 2013, respectively, with the latter offering 16 times the performance of the current generation Fermi GP GPU.
Ctera Extends Hybrid Cloud Storage Offering
A new storage appliance and updated firmware offer bare-metal backup and recovery, including to virtual machines, and live backup of Exchange, Active Directory and SQL Server.
E-Reader Users Buy, Read More Books
Harris Interactive poll finds that people with e-book devices are not only reading more than other Americans, but also more than they did before they owned the technology.
Google Seeks Allies Against Censorship
A new online transparency report shows which Google services are being blocked in different countries. Whether the U.S. will use this information to challenge censorship as a trade barrier remains to be seen.
Halo Reach Needs HDD For Co-op Play
"Hidden requirement" means gamers equipped with a lesser version of Xbox 360 may be disappointed, but Microsoft says it's working on a fix.