Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in January 2007
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Portable DAVE Drive Connects To Cell Phones Wirelessly
News  |  1/31/2007  | 
Formerly known as "Cricket," Seagate's new 10GB and 20 GB devices may spark interest with mobile video download subscribers.
Atheros Unveils Bluetooth Chip For PCs
News  |  1/31/2007  | 
Atheros' first Bluetooth product is a single chip that will work with the company's wireless LAN products.
Supercomputers Key To Improving Hurricane Predictions
News  |  1/31/2007  | 
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration puts two IBM supercomputers online, while a German scientific institute puts in an order for one of its own.
Demo 07 Conference Showcases Encrypted Messaging, Inkless Printing
News  |  1/31/2007  | 
A wide range of products shown at Demo 07 -- new encryption technology, inkless printing, a Web-based shipping system for small businesses, and even some enterprise applications -- hightlight a new trend in technology.
XM Satellite Radio Gets 10-Year Extensions With Carmakers
News  |  1/31/2007  | 
Two large automakers have agreed to factory-install XM radios in cars well into the next decade.
Eastman Kodak Posts First Quarterly Profit In Two Years
News  |  1/31/2007  | 
The company balanced into the black thanks to a multi-billion-dollar restructuring and a consignment contract with Flextronics.
The (Few) Ways Vista Makes Office Work Better
News  |  1/31/2007  | 
Office 2007 gains some extra oomph when run on Windows Vista rather than on Windows XP.
Reporter's Notebook: The Road to Demo 07
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
The theme this year seems to be sharing, as opposed to last year's, which was searching.
Hitachi Liquid-Cooling System Headed To HP Workstation
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
The high-end workstation is designed for use in digital content creation, scientific research, manufacturing, and the oil and gas industry.
Linux Community Takes On Vista With Free Driver Development Service
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
Under the plan, a manufacturer of, say, video cards could submit specs to the Linux kernel community and its members will create a driver for the device that the manufacturer can ship with the product or users can download.
Super Bowl Prompts Retailers To Cut HDTV Prices
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
Stores typically offer sales as the big game draws near, hoping to squeeze revenue out of a traditionally slow month following the holiday season. But this year the cuts are deeper than normal.
Apple Starts Selling 802.11n Software For $2
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
The software activates the 802.11n wireless hardware in most Intel Core 2 Duo- and Xeon-based iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, and MacBook Pro computers.
HP's ProCurve Networking Passes Nortel, Sets Sights On Cisco
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
HP's network division aims to make the network simpler, increase workers' productivity, and fortify security.
Sony Unveils 70-Inch LCD TV
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
The Bravia XBR LCD will cost $33,000 when it ships to stores next month, and will provide resolution of 1,920 pixels by 1,080 pixels.
FalconStor Works On Storage For Chinese Government
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
The first step will be to build a research lab to develop data protection and remote disaster recovery products.
Apple Splashes Color On The iPod Shuffle
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
Now you can spend more time trying to match the color of your iPod to your outfit.
Boston Power To Unveil Fast-Recharge Battery
News  |  1/30/2007  | 
The lithium-ion battery is safer than earlier batteries and can recharge to 80% of capacity in 30 minutes, the company claims.
VMware Upgrades Physical-To-Virtual Migration Tool
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
Converter 3 can take snapshots of other brands of virtual machines, such as Microsoft Virtual Server, and migrate them to VMware Server or VMware ESX Server virtual machines.
Google Mini Upgrade Focuses On Security
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
Google's low-end enterprise search appliance offers improved security and can restrict access to information to authorized users only.
Sony To Launch Flash-Based Mini-Vaio
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
The handheld device is pricey but will run Vista and include a 4.5-inch screen, a keyboard, and wireless.
Bomb-Sniffing Robots Are On The Way To The Troops In Iraq
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
More than 100 PackBot robots provided by iRobot Corp. will be fitted with the sniffing technology.
HP Readies New Vista Family Touch-Screen PC
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
The company reinvigorates its consumer offerings with improved multimedia capabilities.
3Com Launches Open Platform For Service Providers
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
Early partners include VMware, Converged Access, Vericept, and Q1 Labs.
Lenovo Unveils Slim Desktop
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
The new ThinkCentre A55 is 64% smaller than Lenovo's traditional desktop tower.
IBM To Acquire Storage Management Vendor Softek
News  |  1/29/2007  | 
IBM will add Softek to its Global Technology Services unit, which suggests the company plans to offer Softek's storage management technology through managed services deals.
RuBee Seen As Alternative Protocol To RFID
Features  |  1/26/2007  | 
The emerging standard, also known as IEEE 1902.1, is expected to give retailers and manufacturers an alternative for some applications.
Apple Seeks Patents For Bottom-Loading Disk Drive
News  |  1/26/2007  | 
Potential benefits include the ability to build a thinner notebook.
Disrupt-O-Meter
News  |  1/26/2007  | 
A look at emerging technology that's disruptive--and that isn't.
Forget The Chart, Check The Cell Phone
Features  |  1/26/2007  | 
Insurer will let members access their health data from cell phones
Brief: IBM Sells Its Printer Business To Ricoh
Features  |  1/26/2007  | 
A five-year services contract sweetens the $725 million deal.
Dell To Take Midnight Orders For Vista PCs
News  |  1/26/2007  | 
The computer maker recommends consumers stick to systems with dual-core or quad-core processors.
Hacker Opens Crack In High-Def Movie DRM
News  |  1/26/2007  | 
Authorities may take legal action against whoever posted decryption keys that allow code compromises in Blu-ray or HD DVD formats.
Intel Grabs Momentum From AMD With Sun Deal, Quad-Core Push
News  |  1/26/2007  | 
Customers are the real winners, as battle for sales and bragging rights delivers faster and cheaper processors.
Maine Lawmakers Refuse To Implement Real ID Act, Call For Its Repeal
News  |  1/26/2007  | 
The resolution charges that the Real ID Act of 2005 would place an unfair financial burden on states, threatens privacy, and leaves citizens vulnerable to identity theft.
Nintendo To Launch Wii News Channel
News  |  1/26/2007  | 
The console will take a news feed from The Associated Press, where it can be accessed by activating the Wii remote.
PlayStation 3 In Europe On March 23
News  |  1/26/2007  | 
The introductory 60-Gbyte model is expected to cost 599 euros.
Apple Fixes Wi-Fi Flaw From 2006
News  |  1/26/2007  | 
Apple has patched a vulnerability in its Mac OS X AirPort Extreme driver, which was made public in late November.
High Five: Meet Shen Tong, President Of VFinity
Features  |  1/26/2007  | 
It's been nearly 20 years since Shen Tong gained international notice as a student leader in the Tiananmen Square protests. He's now president of VFinity, a company he founded in New York City that offers a Web-based content management and collaboration platform for video, audio, and text.
Linux Mobile Foundation Created To Promote Open Source Software For Mobile Devices
News  |  1/26/2007  | 
Members include Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics, and Vodafone.
HP Expands Remote Client Offers
News  |  1/25/2007  | 
The company introduces two new thin clients and upgraded features for its blade PC architecture.
Xbox Sales Strong Despite Heated Competition
News  |  1/25/2007  | 
The debuts of PlayStation 3 and Wii do not deter Microsoft's entertainment division from carving out $2.96 billion in revenue in the quarter.
Researchers Build Memory Chip The Size Of A Blood Cell
News  |  1/25/2007  | 
The memory circuit has enough capacity to store the Declaration of Independence and still have space left over.
IBM Gets $920 Million Outsourcing Windfall From Ricoh Deal
News  |  1/25/2007  | 
InfoPrint Solutions will pay IBM $130 million per quarter during the first year of the deal, then $100 million per year for the remaining four years.
In Battle With AMD, Intel Gets Its Groove Back
News  |  1/25/2007  | 
Customers benefit from faster and cheaper processors as the two chip companies engage in a costly battle for sales and bragging rights.
Researcher: iPhone Is No Smartphone
News  |  1/25/2007  | 
The difference is that Apple's $500 gizmo is closed to third-party applications.
China's TCL To Offer AMD64-Powered Notebooks
News  |  1/25/2007  | 
One of the largest computer makers in China jumps on the new X2 dual-core chips.
Cell Phone Shipments Pass 1 Billion Mark; GPS Boost Expected Soon
News  |  1/25/2007  | 
Nokia and Motorola were the sales leaders. But the Sony-Ericsson partnership recorded the most growth, nailing down the third position as it passed Samsung.
The Palm OS Clings To Life
News  |  1/25/2007  | 
Palm, the smartphone maker, faces a challenge because it uses an operating system with an uncertain future, and it has a limited ability to change the perception that the "Palm OS is dead."
IBM Agrees To Sell Printer Unit To Ricoh For $725 Million
News  |  1/25/2007  | 
Ricoh will initially take a 51% stake in the company and will acquire the remaining interest over the next three years.
AMD Unveils Two More Mobile Processors
News  |  1/24/2007  | 
AMD unveiled the Mobile AMD Sempron processor model 3500+ and the AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology model TL-52.
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