Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in January 2008
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Nokia Flashes The Bling With Crystal Cell Phone
News  |  1/23/2008  | 
The 7900 was designed by a French artist and designer and features a diamond-cut design and a keypad that houses a crystal in the center.
Millions To Buy TV Sets To Watch Super Bowl
News  |  1/23/2008  | 
The survey predicts that 158 million people will watch the big game this year and spend $59.90 on average for Super Bowl-related goods.
Top 60 Little-Known Technology Web Sites
News  |  1/23/2008  | 
Our guide to great blogs and Web sites worth adding to your bookmarks. The selection ranges from obvious picks like Technabob and Search Engine Watch to more obscure destinations such as Location One, istartedsomething, and GottaBeMobile.
Global PC Chip Shipments Set Record
News  |  1/22/2008  | 
The market shares of AMD and Intel did not change significantly from the third quarter, IDC said.
Record Apple Revenue Fails To Impress Wall Street
News  |  1/22/2008  | 
Apple said it shipped 2,319,000 Macintosh computers, representing 44% unit growth and 47% revenue growth compared with the same quarter last year.
Dell Touts Energy Efficiency In M-Series Blade Servers
News  |  1/22/2008  | 
Dell's PowerEdge M-Series is a response to customer demand for products that reduce energy consumption while maintaining high levels of performance.
Dutch Firm Merges Cell Phone With E-Reader
News  |  1/22/2008  | 
The Readius looks like a standard mobile phone, but it unfolds to reveal a full screen larger than the actual device.
Kyocera To Acquire Sanyo's Mobile Phone Unit For $375 Million
News  |  1/22/2008  | 
A combined Kyocera-Sanyo handset operation would give the new entity a global CDMA handset market share of about 10%.
Tech Stocks Subject To Economic Mood Swings
News  |  1/22/2008  | 
IT vendors now have a stake in consumer products ranging from MP3 players to digital TVs, so they are more vulnerable to the ups and downs of the market.
BlackBerry Updates Sync With Microsoft, IBM Software
News  |  1/22/2008  | 
RIM's new software for Enterprise Server also gives administrators better monitoring, alerting, troubleshooting, and reporting capabilities.
EMC Moves Mozy Brand Into Enterprise Online Data Backup
News  |  1/22/2008  | 
The storage company puts MozyEnterprise under the umbrella of its software-as-a-service strategy.
Siemens Says It Has Solved 802.11n Challenges
News  |  1/22/2008  | 
A key issue is providing enough electricity to the power-hungry .11n access points, and Siemens has its own approach.
Nokia Launches Two Phones Under $100
News  |  1/22/2008  | 
Both phones are intended for consumers in emerging markets who want key features at an affordable price.
2007 A Record Year For U.S. Videogame Industry
News  |  1/18/2008  | 
Nintendo had the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in hardware sales in terms of shipments, according to an NPD Group survey.
Going Green Could Save Government $1 Billion In Five Years, Say Reports
News  |  1/18/2008  | 
The annual savings by the feds using more energy efficient PCs would be equivalent to conserving 1.3 billion barrels of oil, for example.
IBM Acquires Small Biz-In-A-Box Vendor
News  |  1/18/2008  | 
Net Integration Technologies sells an all-in-one business server aimed at small- and mid-sized companies.
Nokia's N95 Smartphone Certified To Work With PCs, Home Devices
News  |  1/18/2008  | 
Nokia claims this is the first time a mobile phone has met the Digital Living Network Alliance guidelines for interoperability.
Review: Hands-On With The MacBook Air
News  |  1/18/2008  | 
We had a few minutes to play with Apple's new, sexy notebook computer at Macworld Expo. It looks like a machine for people willing to pay a premium for style, and who don't care that much about computing power.
AMD's Loss Widens, Sales Flat
News  |  1/17/2008  | 
The big loss reported in the quarter was primarily because of more than $1.68 billion in charges related to the company's ATI graphics business.
DOE Awards Record Amount Of Supercomputing Power
News  |  1/17/2008  | 
Fifty-five projects will receive processor hours of which 31 projects are new and 24 will continue previous work.
Airline Passengers Can Bring Batteries Aboard, After All
News  |  1/17/2008  | 
A Transportation Department administrator clarifies the Jan. 1 regulation regarding loose lithium batteries, developed to lessen the risk of airplane fires.
Lotus Notes For iPhone Signals Closer Ties Between IBM, Apple
News  |  1/17/2008  | 
Working more closely with Apple, including porting the Cheetah database to Leopard, would give IBM another platform partner in its campaign against Microsoft.
Wal-Mart Sets Deadline For Sam's Club Suppliers To Use RFID
News  |  1/17/2008  | 
Wal-Mart says it'll charge suppliers to its warehouse stores a fee of $2 for every pallet not tagged with RFID starting Jan. 30.
Service Provider EasyStreet Finds Fewer Dropped Calls With ITIL
News  |  1/16/2008  | 
The latest version of the IT Infrastructure Library is proving to be more useful to small businesses.
Healthy PC Market Reported In 2007
News  |  1/16/2008  | 
Dell and Hewlett-Packard ranked first and second in unit shipments with Apple, Acer, and Toshiba rounding out the top five, according to two industry analyst firms.
With Latest Server, Microsoft Rides The 64-Bit Range
Features  |  1/16/2008  | 
The OS formerly known as Longhorn is ready to run. Should you jump on or get the hell out of its way? We've launched a new type of Rolling Review to find out how Windows Server 2008 stacks up.
PimpMyNews Launches Talking News App For iPhone
News  |  1/16/2008  | 
The service, which also works on the iPod Touch, searches the Internet for the latest news and converts text-based stories to audio for mobile users.
Compared To Rivals, Apple MacBook Air Pricing No Bargain
News  |  1/16/2008  | 
Apple is entering this market niche charging its usual premium, betting that people will pay more for design.
MacBook Air Is A Hit At Macworld Expo
News  |  1/16/2008  | 
Attendees at the annual Mac conference were eager to get their hands on the new Apple notebook, but some expressed concerns.
Sony Ericsson Reports 100 Million Handsets Sold In 2007
News  |  1/16/2008  | 
The company says it will focus on expanding its product lineup in the United States.
Excel Vulnerability Affects Windows And Mac Users
News  |  1/16/2008  | 
A Microsoft advisory Tuesday indicated that the security risk does not appear to impact the latest Excel releases.
Stanford Researchers Extend Lithium Ion Battery Life With Nanowires
News  |  1/16/2008  | 
Researchers hope to push their idea to market and said several companies have contacted them to learn more about putting the technology to commercial use.
Exploding Batteries Plague AT&T's U-verse
News  |  1/16/2008  | 
The batteries were made by Avestor, a Quebec company that filed for bankruptcy last fall.
ModeShift Helps Motorola Rokr E8 Stand Out
News  |  1/16/2008  | 
The handset maker said it combined mechanical engineering with ergonomic research to improve the user interface on multimedia phones.
Monkey Brains In U.S. Make Robot Walk In Japan
News  |  1/16/2008  | 
Researchers believe their latest work will be used to develop prototypes of robotic leg braces for human use.
Steve Jobs's Macworld Keynote: An In-Depth Look
News  |  1/15/2008  | 
The presentation lacked the revolutionary fervor of previous years, but the Apple CEO did introduce a slew of useful and sexy products.
Samsung Adds iPhone-Like Device To Its Lineup
News  |  1/15/2008  | 
The SGH-F490 includes a Croix User Interface, a 5-megapixel camera, video capabilities, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, 130 Mbytes of internal memory, and expandable memory.
Jobs Unveils 'World's Thinnest' Notebook, iTunes Movie Rentals
News  |  1/15/2008  | 
Steve Jobs also reported that Apple shipped 4 million iPhones in the first 200 days and 5 million copies of the latest version of the Mac OS X.
Severe UPnP Flaw Allows Router Hijacking
News  |  1/15/2008  | 
Security researchers warn that 99% of home routers are vulnerable to this attack.
Microsoft Unveils Red, 80-Gbyte Zune For Valentine's Day
News  |  1/15/2008  | 
Wi-Fi capabilities and a bright, 3.2-inch screen mean the device can do more than play silly love songs, Microsoft says.
Alltel Beefs Up Cell Phone Music Service Celltop
News  |  1/15/2008  | 
The service costs $4 with a one-month subscription or $10 with a three-month subscription and it's currently only available on Motorola's Moto Rokr Z6m phone.
NASA Shoots For Moon, Prepares For Collision
News  |  1/15/2008  | 
The mission hopes to confirm the presence or absence of water and ice in a permanently shadowed crater at the moon's south pole.
FBI Will Pay Phone Bills On Time To Keep Wiretaps Operating
News  |  1/15/2008  | 
Top officials said the Department of Justice will improve controls over financial programs including confidential case funds and other telecommunications costs.
Nokia Cuts Jobs, Sprint Expected To Do The Same
News  |  1/15/2008  | 
Nokia said it will layoff 2,300 employees at its German production plant, while the Wall Street Journal said Sprint is planning extensive layoffs.
Microsoft Releases Office 2008 For Mac
News  |  1/15/2008  | 
Office 2008 for Mac includes new versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage, which replaces Outlook for e-mail on the Mac.
Early Macworld Arrivals Hoping For Ultra-Light MacBook
News  |  1/14/2008  | 
The Mac faithful are hoping that Steve Jobs can somehow top last year's blockbuster announcement of the iPhone.
Startup Fortisphere Launches Virtual Machine Management Suite
News  |  1/14/2008  | 
Virtual Essentials is designed to provide cradle-to-grave identification, tracking, reporting, and management of both online and offline VMs.
HP Unveils Four Entry-Level Servers
News  |  1/14/2008  | 
The servers are available pre-configured with Citrix Access Essentials and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
NEC Unveils Pro-Class Monitor, Curved Gaming Display
News  |  1/14/2008  | 
Officially called the CRVD-42WX+, the product will compete with Dell's Alienware monitor shown at CES last week.
Report Critical Of Cell Phone Ban On U.S. Planes
News  |  1/14/2008  | 
The ability to send data and make calls in-flight allows Middle Eastern, Asian, and European business travelers the opportunity to be more productive, one study contends.
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