Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in October 2007
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'Village Phone' Initiative Aims To Improve Access In Developing Countries
News  |  10/31/2007  | 
The Grameen Foundation and ITU are working to provide affordable telecom rates to users, while giving owners income to repay loans and earn profits.
Sprint's Technology Chief: Full Speed Ahead For WiMax
News  |  10/31/2007  | 
Ali Tabassi says the company is continuing its rollout without interruption in spite of the fact that Sprint recently lost its chief executive.
SMB Outlook Good For Tech Spending
News  |  10/31/2007  | 
High priority expenditures include secured data backup, storage, disaster recovery, IP telephony, virtualization, and consolidation, according to a new CompTIA survey.
Western Digital Ships 320GB Notebook Hard Drive For $200
News  |  10/31/2007  | 
The SATA drive dubbed "Scorpio" has an 8Mbyte cache and a transfer rate of 3Gbits per second.
Alcatel-Lucent Revamps Management, Will Cut 4,000 More Jobs
News  |  10/31/2007  | 
A seven-person management committee reporting to chief executive Patricia Russo has replaced a cumbersome 21-person committee.
Garmin's Bid For Tele Atlas Sets Stage For Bidding War With TomTom
News  |  10/31/2007  | 
The pending battle between the two rivals has been triggered by consolidation in the industry, which went into high gear in July.
Open Access Proponents Unite in Face of Google-Verizon Hook-Up
News  |  10/31/2007  | 
A group of startups, including Txtbl, Buglabs, and ZVUE, are announcing a new coalition to promote open wireless networks and devices.
Nintendo Bumps Sony From Its Videogame Market Perch
News  |  10/30/2007  | 
Nintendo has achieved mass-market appeal through easy-to-use games, including the Wii's motion-sensing control and the portable Nintendo DS, according to an iSuppli survey.
Electronics Salvage Company Adds Free Recycling
News  |  10/30/2007  | 
SecondRotation also pays cash for cell phones, digital cameras, laptops, and other electronic equipment.
California Fire Watchers Tap Wi-Fi For Blaze Control
News  |  10/30/2007  | 
The Laguna coastal "Fire Watch" system eventually will have five strategically located cameras hooked into the city's Wi-Fi network.
Personal Home Robot Wins iRobot's Create Challenge
News  |  10/30/2007  | 
The winner can water plants, remind owners to take their medication, turn lights on and off, and control appliances.
Cisco And Satyam To Create Health Services Network In India
News  |  10/30/2007  | 
Cisco also announced that it was providing an additional $100 million in its Indian innovation program, bringing its total there to $1.1 billion.
Tech Products For The Holidays: Start Making A List
News  |  10/30/2007  | 
Flat-panel TVs, notebook computers, and digital cameras expected to top many holiday wish lists, says The NPD Group.
Apple 'Leopard' Sales Top 2 Million In First Weekend
News  |  10/30/2007  | 
Leopard's sprint out of the gate could slow if Apple is unable to solve some major installation problems encountered by early adopters.
IBM Turning Silicon Waste Into Solar Panels
News  |  10/30/2007  | 
By using reclaimed silicon, solar cell manufacturers can save between 30% and 90% of the energy they would have expended using new silicon materials, IBM said.
Samsung Claims Fastest DVD Burner
News  |  10/29/2007  | 
The 20x SATA internal DVD burner includes LightScribe technology that engraves labels, photos, and designs onto CD and DVD discs.
Nvidia's Latest PC Gaming Chip Goes On Sale
News  |  10/29/2007  | 
The GeForce 8800 GT is priced lower than the Ultra version and is made to take advantage of Windows Vista's advanced graphics capabilities.
Apple Sets Two-iPhone Limit At Stores
News  |  10/29/2007  | 
Apple believes some iPhones have been bought for unauthorized resale, to the chagrin of some consumers.
NBC, News Corp. Threaten Apple With Hulu
News  |  10/29/2007  | 
Monday's launch of the ad-supported online video service undercuts the buying of TV shows and movies through services like iTunes.
Apple's Leopard Hacked To Run On A PC
News  |  10/29/2007  | 
Hackers also have been busy opening the locks Apple closed with its most recent iPhone patch.
Skypephone Unveiled; No PC Needed To Make Calls
News  |  10/29/2007  | 
The 3 Skypephone will cost about $100 and be available in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Macau, Sweden, and the U.K.
After 'Fruitless' Patent Talks, Sun Countersues Network Appliance
News  |  10/26/2007  | 
Sun's filing in U. S. District Court in Tyler, Texas, seeks both an injunction against the Network Appliance product line and monetary damages.
Nokia Ups Its Global Handset Share To Near 40%
News  |  10/26/2007  | 
Nokia's 111.7 million units shipped between July and October were part of an overall robust mobile phone market worldwide, industry analysts said.
Apple's Leopard Fanfare Anticlimactic To P2P Users
News  |  10/26/2007  | 
The highest download traffic of Mac OS X 10.5 occurred after Apple distributed the release candidate in September.
Citrix Puts XenSource To Work For Desktop Virtualization
News  |  10/26/2007  | 
Citrix plans to make it easier to virtualize desktops for thousands of employees, letting companies tap an array of options.
Intel Begins High-Volume Production Of Next-Gen Processors
News  |  10/26/2007  | 
The chips will eventually replace older models throughout Intel's product line for PCs, laptops, servers, and consumer products.
Green Grid Members Open Energy Efficient R&D Data Center
News  |  10/26/2007  | 
APC and Schneider Electric's new 100,000-square foot facility is part of the consortium's charter to improve overall efficiency and reduce energy consumption.
Nokia Opens Its First Major Retail Store In Mainland China
News  |  10/26/2007  | 
The Shanghai facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art audio and video system, including display screens that help visitors identify different areas of the store.
Apple Stores Gird For Friday Leopard Launch
News  |  10/26/2007  | 
Apple is confident that the slick new interface that Leopard brings to its desktops and laptops will help it cut into Microsoft's dominance of the PC operating system market.
Qualcomm, Texas Instruments Boost 2Q Wireless Chip Sales
News  |  10/26/2007  | 
Analysts with iSuppli predict the global wireless semiconductor revenue will increase by 4.5% in 2007, reaching $56.1 billion.
Microsoft's Halo 3 Sparks 100% Jump In Xbox 360 Sales
News  |  10/26/2007  | 
But Microsoft's cost of revenue for its gaming division increased 99%, or $584 million, in part because of a jump in warranty-related expenses.
Coyote Point Unveils Equalizer Series V8.0
News  |  10/25/2007  | 
The appliances offer server cluster surge protection, add Akamai compatibility, offer Microsoft Web Outlook Access support, and provide HTTP compression.
LANDesk Touts Its Management Gateway Appliance For Mobile Workers
News  |  10/25/2007  | 
The SSL VPN hardware was developed in part by Avocent, which acquired LANDesk last year.
SanDisk Accuses 25 Companies Of Patent Infringement
News  |  10/25/2007  | 
The technology is allegedly found in USB drives, MP3 players, and other flash storage products.
U.K. Kids Get RFID Chips In School Uniforms
News  |  10/25/2007  | 
Trevor Darnborough, whose company, Darnbro, filed for a patent on securing RFID tags to clothing, hopes other schools will be interested.
Intel To Pay Transmeta $250 Million To Settle Patent Suit
News  |  10/25/2007  | 
Transmeta had claimed Intel used its technology in a variety of microprocessor products, including Intel's Pentium III, Pentium 4, Pentium M, Core, and Core 2 product lines.
Apple Launches iPhone Resource Center For Developers
News  |  10/25/2007  | 
The ADC-sanctioned site includes sections on the latest techniques for Web app design, sample code, a reference library, and video discussions with iPhone engineers.
Motorola Performance Drops, But Sees Optimism For Fourth Quarter
News  |  10/25/2007  | 
Despite a 94% year-over-year decline in net income, investors seem to agree with the company's rosy outlook for the end of the year.
Intel Dips, AMD Rises In Chip Market
News  |  10/25/2007  | 
The overall PC processor market grew 14.3% in the third quarter to reach a record level, said market research firm IDC.
NASA Coordinates With Google For Real-Time Wildfire Imaging
News  |  10/24/2007  | 
The unmanned plane Ikhana will fly Wednesday through the fires raging through Southern California, helping firefighters trying to contain the flames.
'One Laptop Per Child' Hit With Production Glitch, Shortages
News  |  10/24/2007  | 
The XO, originally planned for Nov. 12, will arrive too late to catch much of the holiday season when charity giving is at its height.
IBM Buys Storage-Services Company NovusCG
News  |  10/24/2007  | 
IBM tries to catch EMC and Symantec in the storage software market by adding NovusCG to its Storage and Data Services business unit within IBM Global Technology Services.
Qualcomm's Gobi Laptop 3G Technology Targets WiMax
News  |  10/24/2007  | 
The Gobi chips are certified to operate on CDMA2000, UMTS, and HSPA networks worldwide.
Wal-Mart Leads In Sales Of Flash Storage Devices
News  |  10/23/2007  | 
The retailer, however, was far from the least expensive, selling its devices for prices higher than the industry average.
Dell Launches XPS 420 Multimedia PC To Take On HP, Apple
News  |  10/23/2007  | 
The desktop is preloaded with Adobe's Elements Studio and Dell's Xcelerator technology, which converts video to a format suitable for uploading to social networking sites.
3Com Revamps Its Gigabit Switch Lineup
News  |  10/23/2007  | 
The Baseline Switch and Office Connect Managed Gigabit PoE products feature auto-voice VLAN, which automatically detects and connects any standards-based IP phone.
Robotic Cars Must Drive As Well As Californians In Darpa Challenge
News  |  10/23/2007  | 
Twenty teams will make it to the urban military training grounds on the former George Air Force Base, for cash prizes of up to $2 million.
Nokia Unveils Vision For Mobile Technologies Of The Future
News  |  10/23/2007  | 
Nokia put its advanced research and technologies, with names like mosh and WidSets, on display in Finland.
Hitachi To Launch Ultra-Thin HDTV In U.S. Next Year
News  |  10/23/2007  | 
The LCD sets, only 1.5 inches thick, are aimed at high-end consumers.
Verizon Business Expands Access To Satellite Broadband Services
News  |  10/23/2007  | 
The company's collaboration with Thrane & Thrane offers portable satellite services for voice and data access from remote locations.
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