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Content tagged with PC & Servers posted in November 2009
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Barnes & Noble Struggles To Fill Nook Demand
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Barnes & Noble hopes to deliver the e-book reader in time for Christmas to everyone who ordered before Nov. 20. But they're not making any promises.
Survey: Android Developers Unhappy
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Some Android developers are frustrated with low application download volumes, poor marketplace design, and problems with Google Checkout.
Large Hadron Collider Breaks Energy Record
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The physics community is excited to see CERN's particle accelerator up and running again.
AT&T, LG Intro 1 GHz Smartphone
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The eXpo is the first major U.S. smartphone to feature a 1-GHz processor, an integrated mobile projector, and a fingerprint sensor.
Dell Dabbles With Chrome OS
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Owners of Dell Mini 10v netbooks can now try a version of Google's Chrome OS for themselves.
Gartner Sees Stabilization In Server Market
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Server shipments and revenue increased significantly in the third quarter from the previous quarter.
RIM Updates BlackBerry Server, Media Software
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The BlackBerry maker added multiple features to its BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Media Sync software.
Amazon Boasts Record Kindle Sales
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The e-reader is the best-selling product across all categories on Amazon.
Lenovo Buys Back Mobile Unit
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The company will spend about $200 million to get its mobile phone unit back in order to focus on mobile Internet devices.
Top Resources To Save Big On Cyber Monday
Commentary  |  11/29/2009  | 
I am ashamed to admit it but I am a deal hunter. I'd like to share my top resources so you can save actual money on Cyber Monday.
Give Thanks For Low Tech
Commentary  |  11/27/2009  | 
As families and friends gathered across our great country yesterday, we were celebrating the merits of low tech. I think it should teach us something about how we conceive, build, and deliver any tech.
Apple Accepts PhoneGap For iPhone Development
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
Cross-platform mobile development is getting easier, thanks to frameworks that leverage Web technology.
Apple Seeks Permanent Halt To Psystar Mac Clones
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
The requested injunction would prohibit Psystar from selling Mac knock offs, which a federal court has already ruled violate Apple's copyright.
AOL Has A New Logo!
Commentary  |  11/25/2009  | 
AOL is offering up a tantalizing taste of its post-Time Warner business strategy: a new brand identity, which it plans to formally introduce when it lists on the NYSE on December 10.
Gartner: Data Center Problems Ahead
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
Energy, staffing, and hardware costs lead the list of worsening challenges facing data center managers, research firm says.
Apple Sues To Stop Power Adapter Knock Offs
News  |  11/25/2009  | 
A lawsuit filed on Monday charges a California-based company with copying a patented Apple design.
Practical Analysis: Smartphones -- Passion To Profit And Productivity
Commentary  |  11/25/2009  | 
Mobile apps are hard to support, they're a new development discipline, and they have a squishy ROI--but they can't be ignored.
Amazon Boosts Kindle Features
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
The market-leading e-book reader is getting PDF support and longer battery life.
Google, TiVo Partner For TV Data
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
TV advertisers can look forward to a deeper understanding of how TiVo viewers receive their ads.
Chip Market Decline Less Than Expected
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
Semiconductor revenue plunged more than $32 billion this year, but iSuppli said it could have been much worse.
PC Shipments Up, Revenue Down In 2009
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
Gartner had predicted a 2% decline in PC shipments, but instead reports a 2.8% increase from 2008.
Microsoft Bing Cashback Not Always A Bargain
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
Microsoft's search rebate program inflates some prices for online shoppers, claims a competitor.
Google Buys Ad Start-Up Teracent
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
Teracent's technology will help Google automate display ad design and delivery.
Apple Defends App Store Approval Process
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
The company said its App Store approval process makes sure Apple's platform has high-quality products.
AT&T, LG Launch 3G Netbook
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
The subsidized netbook will be powered by Windows XP and requires a $60 monthly data plan from AT&T.
Does Ellen Following Me Mean Twitter's A Fad?
Commentary  |  11/22/2009  | 
Earlier this month talk-show host Ellen began following me (and other tech people) on Twitter. Did her move display something more than just a simple follow?
Repurposing Quack Science
Commentary  |  11/21/2009  | 
CERN's Large Hadron Collider ("LHC") restarted this morning without a hitch, after a year of kludgy delays and nutty rumors that time travelers had sabotaged it. It's time to ratchet up the quack science.
Chrome OS: There Will Be Local Storage
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
Despite what Google says, not all data will be in the cloud.
Air Force To Expand PlayStation-Based Supercomputer
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
The cluster of PlayStation 3 consoles is already being used for research into high-def video processing and systems with brain-like properties.
Ballmer Says Windows 7 Is Microsoft's Best OS Ever
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
The recently launched operating system is building market momentum as PC users upgrade from Vista, Microsoft's CEO says.
Google Chrome OS Depends On Hardware Partners
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Despite its focus on the Web -- a platform with proven appeal -- Chrome OS will also need compelling hardware to compete against Apple's anticipated tablet and Windows netbooks.
Opera Mobile 10 Hits Windows Mobile
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
The latest version of Opera Mobile adds boosted touchscreen support, visual bookmarks, and improved data compression features.
Google Releases Chrome OS Code
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Developers can now participate in the Chrome OS open source project and help Google bring its new operating system to market next year.
Interop: New York Tests Xbox-Based Alert System
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
State officials eye video game networks as a means to send emergency warnings to younger residents.
Wolfe's Den: Intel CTO Envisions On-Chip Data Centers
Commentary  |  11/19/2009  | 
Justin Rattner, chief technology officer at the chip giant, talks about the explosion of multicore processing, bringing security to cloud computing, and processor-based networking.
Open Government: A San Francisco Treat
Commentary  |  11/19/2009  | is San Francisco's major foray into open and transparent government; it is the city giving its vital data back to its citizens. We talked with the city's mayor, Gavin Newsom, several members of his technology team, led by CTO Blair Adams, and some of the early developers who have already built applications around the data. We've captured all of this in a new video documentary.
Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.6 Beta 3
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
The third beta version of the next Firefox sports speed and stability improvements.
Global CIO: Microsoft Data Center Strategy Vital To Azure
Commentary  |  11/18/2009  | 
The company envisions a more just-in-time approach to bringing on data center capacity.
Yahoo Refocusing Mobile Efforts
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
The company is shutting down its Go service to concentrate on specialized apps and the mobile Web.
Google Phone Coming, Report Claims
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
But for many, a Google phone doesn't make sense.
The Days Of Empire
Commentary  |  11/18/2009  | 
Atari and Cryptic Studios are going to launch a MMORPG based on the Star Trek universe in early February, and reading about it has made me rather teary-eyed for the old days of Empire.
UPS Gets Energy Efficiency Boost
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
Uninterruptible power supply systems from APC target energy efficiencies in network closets and server rooms.
CTIA Seeks More Mobile Broadband Spectrum
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
The mobile industry group said spectrum below 3 GHz should be reallocated for mobile data purposes.
SGI Intros Supercomputer With Intel Nehalem EX
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
The SGI Altix UV high-performance computing system reaches 18.6 teraflop per second.
Microsoft Expands App Store
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
Windows Marketplace for Mobile is available for handsets running Windows Mobile 6.1 and 6.0, giving developers an audience of about 30 million devices.
Verizon Calls AT&T's Lawsuit Meritless
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
In a plainspoken response to AT&T's suit, Verizon said its 3G map ads are accurate and "the truth hurts."
Super Micro Unveils High Density Blade Server
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
The new server doubles the number of dual-socket blades available in a single SuperBlade system.
Chip Industry Poised For Revenue Rebound
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
Stronger PC sales will drive sales recovery, and 2009 hasn't been as bad as had been feared, research firm says.
Let's Watch Twitter Become FriendFeed
Commentary  |  11/16/2009  | 
It seems the hot Twitter news these days is that the service might be slowing in U.S. traffic growth. More importantly, is Twitter continuing to creep closer to FriendFeed's feature set?
Glide OS Extends Search
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
TransMedia's forthcoming revision of its media sharing service will be accessible from any Web site through a browser plug-in.
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