Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in January 2008
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Intel To Sell Apple MacBook Air Chip To PC Makers
News  |  1/31/2008  | 
The highly miniaturized version of the Core 2 Duo made by Intel specifically for the MacBook Air could end up spurring a raft of Windows-based competitors.
More Macs, More Mobile, More Open Source, Gartner Predicts
News  |  1/31/2008  | 
By 2012, Gartner foresees mobile workers abandoning notebooks, despite their slowly diminishing size, for smaller, more portable mobile devices.
Linux To Challenge Symbian, Microsoft In Mobile Phone Market
News  |  1/31/2008  | 
Purple Magic is a 3G Linux reference feature phone that costs less than $100 and combines video telephony, music playback, high-speed Internet browsing, and video streaming.
HP Uses Recycled Plastic In Ink Cartridges
News  |  1/31/2008  | 
The company used more than 5 million pounds of old plastic last year and plans to use twice as much recycled plastic in cartridges this year.
Garmin Adds A Cell Phone To Its GPS Device
News  |  1/31/2008  | 
The Nuvifone's built-in camera takes pictures that are automatically tagged with latitude and longitude.
Apple Launches How-To Site For New Mac Users
News  |  1/31/2008  | 
For Windows users thinking of taking the plunge, the site offers video on how to move data from a Windows PC to a Mac.
Patriots, Giants Use Video Technology To Prepare For Super Bowl
News  |  1/31/2008  | 
XOS's Coach's Command Station is used by all NFL teams to study video of their opponents and plan for various scenarios they're likely to face on the field.
California Senate Approves Bill To Outlaw Skimming RFID Tags
News  |  1/31/2008  | 
Technology to steal -- or skim -- information from RFID tags is readily available, off-the-shelf, and surprisingly inexpensive.
Georgia Tech Offers Doctoral Degree In Robotics
News  |  1/31/2008  | 
The program will draw from curricula in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, aerospace, biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering.
Apple Delays Apple TV Software Update
News  |  1/31/2008  | 
Apple says it needs another couple of weeks to finish the software upgrade that will let people rent movies directly from their televisions.
Western Digital Drops Price of 320 GB Pocket-Size USB Drive
News  |  1/31/2008  | 
The software that ships with personal drives enable consumers to synchronize content on their desktop with files they take with them.
Intel Phasing Out Merom 65nm Processors
News  |  1/30/2008  | 
The Core 2 Duo PC chips set to get the ax are the T7600, the T7400, the T7200, the T5600, and the T5500.
Consumers Confused Over Transition To Digital TV
News  |  1/30/2008  | 
Consumer Reports says its survey results indicate that the government's public education campaign isn't working.
Internet-Enabled Gadgets Shipments Exceed 60 Million
News  |  1/30/2008  | 
The market for IP-enabled consumer electronics hasn't reached hypergrowth, outside of game consoles, according to an industry survey.
Dell Shutters Mall Kiosks In U.S.
News  |  1/30/2008  | 
Faced with lagging sales, the company last year moved quickly to add retailers as an option for people considering a Dell system.
Laptop Stolen With Personal Data On 300,000 Health Insurance Clients
News  |  1/30/2008  | 
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is offering its members free credit monitoring for one year as a result of the security breach.
Failed Satellite Deemed Low Risk As It Re-Enters Earth's Orbit
News  |  1/30/2008  | 
The satellite, estimated to weigh 7,000 pounds, is expected to continue disintegrating upon re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere in February or early March.
MacBook Air's Leopard Installer Incompatible With Other Macs, Apple Warns
News  |  1/30/2008  | 
It's the latest example of how Apple stretched engineering boundaries to produce the new, lightweight laptop.
NXP Modem Includes All GSM Standards From Edge To LTE
News  |  1/30/2008  | 
The modem uses Software-Defined Radio cellular baseband technology so handsets can be designed to support any GSM standard, frequency, or air interface.
One-On-One With The Makers Of The Only Authorized MacBook Tablet
News  |  1/29/2008  | 
Andreas Haas, CEO of Axiotron, tells InformationWeek how the company turns the dowdy MacBook into its sexy Modbook Mac tablet, and why its not afraid of competition from a rumored Apple-made Mac tablet.
IBM Boosts Server Virtualization For Small and Mid-Sized Businesses
News  |  1/29/2008  | 
Effective management of virtualized systems can lead to energy savings of 80% and a 72% reduction in the total cost of ownership, IBM says.
Nokia Grows Faster Than Other Mobile Phone Makers
News  |  1/29/2008  | 
Still, Nokia remains a small player in North America, where its market share dropped to 5.1% in the fourth quarter.
NASA, South Korea Team On Satellite Research
News  |  1/29/2008  | 
The goal is to collaborate on communication, navigation systems, planetary exploration, lunar science, rovers, small satellites, and related technologies.
Rim Semiconductor Claims 40 Mbps Over 'Last Mile' Copper
News  |  1/29/2008  | 
The test represents a breakthrough because it will be attractive to carriers seeking ways to transmit IPTV over older DSL lines.
Microsoft's Muglia On Windows Server 2008, Data Center Trends
News  |  1/29/2008  | 
Microsoft senior VP Bob Muglia discusses the upcoming launch of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and other topics.
AMD Launches Two-Chip Graphics Card For Gamers
News  |  1/28/2008  | 
The company hopes the Radeon HD 3870 X2 will give it a lead in both price and performance over rival Nvidia.
IBM Workers Launch Petition To Stop Pay Cuts
News  |  1/28/2008  | 
Employee group seeks to prevent a 15% salary reduction for IT specialists and support workers.
Apple's Math Could Point To iPhone Overstock
News  |  1/25/2008  | 
Apple remains confident that it can hit its target of 10 million phones shipped within its first year of sales, but financial analysts are wondering whether there's trouble brewing.
HP Introduces Thin Client Hardware
News  |  1/25/2008  | 
HP's first mobile thin client is a notebook that can store data and access applications wirelessly on a centralized server.
Software And Information Industries Grew Faster Than U.S. Economy
News  |  1/25/2008  | 
The SIIA reported that the software and information industries grew 10.8% in 2005, while the GDP grew 3.2%.
Microsoft Raises Estimate For Worldwide PC Sales In 2008
News  |  1/25/2008  | 
The software maker expects PC sales to increase between 11% and 13%, up over earlier estimates.
Microsoft Xbox 360 Sales Fall 2.3% As 'Halo Effect' Fizzles
News  |  1/25/2008  | 
Microsoft shipped 4.3 million Xbox 360 systems in the three months ended Dec. 31, compared with 4.4 million systems during the same period in 2006.
Mobile Phone Sales Growth Expected To Decline
News  |  1/25/2008  | 
After an increase of 12.4% last year, IDC predicts that annual mobile phone sales will increase by only single digits for the next several years.
Alltel Adds Mobile Phones From LG, Samsung, BlackBerry
News  |  1/25/2008  | 
Alltel Wireless rolled out two mobile phones, the LG Scoop and the Samsung Muse, and added a red BlackBerry Pearl 8130 to its smartphone lineup.
Sun Revenues Barely Budge, But Profits Double
News  |  1/24/2008  | 
Among the highlights of the quarter was double-digit growth in emerging markets, including India, China, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Microsoft: Virtually End-To-End
News  |  1/24/2008  | 
The company envisions 'dynamic IT,' a highly virtualized model with apps delivered when and where they're needed.
Best Buy Sold Infected Digital Picture Frames
News  |  1/24/2008  | 
The 10.4-inch digital picture frames were sold under the Insignia brand and can potentially affect Windows users.
Cisco Pitches Virtual Switches For Next-Gen Data Centers
News  |  1/24/2008  | 
Company sees new virtualization switch as heart of its Data Center 3.0 architecture.
Bidders Offer Billions In FCC Spectrum Auction
News  |  1/24/2008  | 
A collective sigh of relief went out as a bidder stepped up and offered $472 million for a single nationwide license in the so-called public safety D Block.
Virtual Lifesaver
Features  |  1/24/2008  | 
In health care, more efficient use of IT can translate directly into better patient care; virtualization helped Christus Health boost that equation.
Action Plan: Putting Virtualization In Project Life-Cycle Stages Of Planning
Features  |  1/24/2008  | 
Five tips for getting it right the first time.
The Move From Physical To Virtual
Features  |  1/24/2008  | 
Transplace's virtual infrastructure did more than cut costs; it allowed the transportation management services company to maintain 24/7 functionality, hosting, availability, and reliability for its customers.
Virgin Unveils Private Spaceship Design
News  |  1/24/2008  | 
The company counts more than 200 future astronauts and about 85,000 "registrations of interest" to fly.
Business Travelers Cool To In-Flight Wi-Fi, Survey Finds
News  |  1/24/2008  | 
An Orbitz survey could put a damper on U.S. airlines' plans to bring wireless service to their passengers, usually on long distance flights.
HP Intros Thin Business Desktops With Solid-State Drives
News  |  1/23/2008  | 
The non-rotating hard drive makes it a desirable alternative for PCs used in the field by utility workers or the military.
Dell, Microsoft Join (Red) In Fighting AIDS In Africa
News  |  1/23/2008  | 
The companies said they will contribute as much as $80 for each specially branded notebook, desktop, and printer bought by Dell customers.
EMC Among First To Offer SaaS To Big Business
News  |  1/23/2008  | 
While Microsoft, Oracle and SAP have tiptoed around SaaS for big business, EMC is taking the plunge with its new online backup service.
Sony Taking Orders For Upgraded Vaio Notebooks
News  |  1/23/2008  | 
The Vaio SZ premium notebooks feature large hard drives and Intel's latest mobile processors; they will begin shipping in the next couple of weeks
BlackBerry Links To Lotus Connections
News  |  1/23/2008  | 
The software includes central management controls for IT administrators through integration with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
AT&T's Broadband Customers Get Unlimited Wi-Fi
News  |  1/23/2008  | 
Free Wi-Fi will be offered at more than 10,000 locations, such as airports, McDonald's restaurants, Barnes & Noble bookstores, coffee shops, and sporting venues.
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