Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in November 2006
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Merger Of Lucent And Alcatel Is Complete
News  |  11/30/2006  | 
The total employee head count is 79,000, with about 23,000 of them working in R&D. Bell Labs will remain headquartered in New Jersey.
Apple Seeks Patent For Wireless Handheld Device
News  |  11/30/2006  | 
A patent application shows that wireless communications will play a part either in an upcoming revision of Apple's iPod or in its long-rumored mobile phone.
AMD Tries To Leapfrog Intel By Showing Single-Die, Quad-Core Server Processor
News  |  11/30/2006  | 
AMD demonstrated the first native quad-core x86 server processor at its annual Analyst Forum on Thursday.
Review: Asustek And Micro-Star Let You Work In The Laptop Of Luxury
Features  |  11/30/2006  | 
Asustek adds pink leather notebook to its S6 line for the holidays; Micro-Star's M677 Crystal Collection is adorned with Austrian crystal.
Sun, Nokia, Ericsson Form Telecom Equipment Alliance
News  |  11/30/2006  | 
The three vendors will assist telecommunications firms and service providers by developing a common telecom infrastructure platform.
The Quad-Core War Begins: AMD Launches Quad FX
News  |  11/30/2006  | 
AMD's dual-socket, multicore desktop platform is designed to take full advantage of Microsoft's Windows Vista, which also officially launched on Thursday.
Vista Will Add Vroom To New Business Software
News  |  11/29/2006  | 
A handful of business-software vendors are introducing products they've been working on for months that are designed to utilize the best of what Vista has to offer.
Verizon Wireless Could Get Boost From Video Content Deals
News  |  11/29/2006  | 
Verizon Wireless has signed exclusive deals to distribute user generated video from YouTube and Revver, which could provide a boost to the carrier's slow-selling mobile media service.
HP Unveils Automated Cooling System For Data Centers
News  |  11/29/2006  | 
HP says its Dynamic Smart Cooling system will cut data center power costs by 20% to 40%.
IBM Uses Video Games To Spur Student Interest In Math, Science
News  |  11/29/2006  | 
IBM volunteers show students what's under the hood of popular games like World of Warcraft and Doom -- and how that technology can be applied to loftier environments like health care research and space exploration.
Microsoft Zune Sales Slow Following Strong Launch
News  |  11/29/2006  | 
For the first four days following the Nov. 14 launch, Zune accounted for 9% of unit sales and 13% of revenue in the portable media player market, the NPD Group reported Wednesday.
Wal-Mart Tests Movie Downloads As Its Web Site Struggles To Keep Up
News  |  11/29/2006  | 
The company's site was down for 10 hours on Friday after it got seven times the traffic of last year.
Supreme Court Appears To Favor Abolition Of Key Patent Standard
News  |  11/29/2006  | 
Some justices appear to be taking a skeptical view of lower court decisions that have worked to safeguard patented products from claims that their invention was obvious and not worthy of legal protection.
The World Is Going 'Green' And So Should PC Makers, Says Gartner
News  |  11/29/2006  | 
Gartner tells hardware and electronics manufacturers to plan ahead for ever-growing green laws that could derail production.
Beatles And Apple Could Come Together Over iTunes
News  |  11/28/2006  | 
Apple Computer and Apple Corps may forge an agreement to offer Beatles music over iTunes, according to published reports.
Bye-Bye, Wires; Sony Wants To Send Sounds Through Your Body
News  |  11/28/2006  | 
Sony has found a way to transmit radio signals through a wearer's body to earphones that convert the signals back to sound.
Nokia, Ericsson Picked By T-Mobile To Upgrade Its Cellular Network
News  |  11/28/2006  | 
T-Mobile is stuck in fourth place in U.S. cellular subscriber numbers, but has been posting impressive growth numbers.
Fashionistas Have New Options: Leather-Clad Notebook Computers
News  |  11/28/2006  | 
The S6 Leather Collection was launched this fall. And just in time for the holiday shopping season, a limited-edition pink leather notebook has just been added to the high-end line.
Lenovo Launches Widescreen ThinkPad Laptop
News  |  11/28/2006  | 
Largely aimed at the mobile business worker, the ThinkPad T60 has a 15.4-inch widescreen but is shorter than its counterparts and weighs in at 5.1 pounds.
Dell Moves To Simplify Systems Management
News  |  11/28/2006  | 
Dell's Unified Manageability Architecture will offer a new console architecture in collaboration with systems management provider Altiris.
Wireless 'Push' E-Mail Offered To Not-So-Smart Cell Phones
News  |  11/27/2006  | 
Seven Networks and Alltel Wireless extend wireless push e-mail to cell phones that use Brew, an application development platform developed by Qualcomm for enhanced cell phone services.
GPS Devices Won't Kill Paper Maps, Mapmaker Says
News  |  11/27/2006  | 
One reason paper maps remain in high demand is their capability to provide a higher level of accuracy than GPS devices, says Marc Jennings, president of mapmaker Langenscheidt Publishing Group.
Cordless Skype Phone Cuts Ties To PC
News  |  11/27/2006  | 
The Dualphone 3088 lets users plug a broadband and a landline connection into the phone's base station, giving them the option of using either mode to make calls.
Some Shopping Sites Crashed On Friday; Will Cyber Monday Be Any Better?
News  |  11/27/2006  | 
Online spending on Black Friday jumped 42% this year over the previous year, with many shoppers lured to Web shopping by promotional deals.
Nissan Plant Embraces RFID
Features  |  11/22/2006  | 
Automaker sees tags improving information flow and manufacturing efficiency. Still, the high cost and technical problems are still major obstacles to broad industry adoption.
E-Mail And IM Service For Low-Cost Cell Phones To Begin On Thanksgiving
News  |  11/22/2006  | 
The service stores messages on servers, enabling users to access them from their PCs later, but it won't operate with Verizon Wireless or Nextel handsets and users can't download attachments to their phones.
Palm Opens Orders for New Treo 680
News  |  11/22/2006  | 
The phone has twice the memory, weighs less, and is thinner than the popular Treo 650 model it replaces.
Looking For Popular Digital Cameras? Check Out Flickr
News  |  11/22/2006  | 
The Camera Finder page shows graphs that reflect the number of Flickr members who have uploaded at least one photo with a particular camera over the last year.
Nortel And Redline To Build Telecom Infrastructure In Iraq
News  |  11/22/2006  | 
The two Canadian companies got contracts to build a nationwide optical backbone and to deploy a WiMax network.
Supreme Court To Decide What's 'Obvious' In Key Patent Case
News  |  11/22/2006  | 
The court's decision could have a profound effect on thousands of technology patents.
Samsung Develops Super-Slim LCD Panel
News  |  11/22/2006  | 
The Samsung liquid crystal display is 0.82mm thick, or 0.07 millimeters thinner than the panel previously reported as the world's slimmest.
Consumer Reports Rates Apple Best Place To Shop
News  |  11/22/2006  | 
A survey by Consumer Reports of the best places to buy a computer gives top marks to Apple for both online and brick-and-mortar shopping. Other big winners are Amazon.com and PC/Mac Connection.
Former EDS Employee Sentenced To Prison In Fraud Scheme
News  |  11/22/2006  | 
A federal jury found two men guility of helping to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from EDS by stealing checks sent to the company and laundering the funds.
Defense Agency Aims For Supercomputers That Can Predict Climate Change
News  |  11/22/2006  | 
IBM and Cray won contracts worth $244 million and $250 million, respectively, to build the next generation of supercomputers for Darpa.
Nothing Good On TV? TiVo Has More Options
Features  |  11/21/2006  | 
New services will let viewers find more online content and view and share home videos
Fujitsu Unveils Prototype For Foldable Laptop
News  |  11/21/2006  | 
The company is gauging public reaction to an Ultra Mobile PC that folds up to the size of a CD case.
CIOs Uncensored: HP's Mott Goes For Broke, Seeks 80/20 Reversal
Commentary  |  11/21/2006  | 
Shifting more tech dollars to game-changing projects and products is on the to-do lists of most CIOs. But few are willing to put it in writing--and even fewer are willing to go so far so fast.
First Super-Cheap Laptops For Children Roll Off Assembly Line
News  |  11/21/2006  | 
The first 1,000 laptops developed by the One Laptop Per Child organization have rolled off an assembly line in China.
Al Jazeera Runs Newsroom On Macs
News  |  11/21/2006  | 
Al Jazeera International, the English-language version of the 24-hour Arabic cable news channel, says its reporters use 41 MacBook Pro notebooks along with Apple's Final Cut Studio video production software to edit stories.
Akamai To Acquire Nine Systems To Boost Its Rich Media Offerings
News  |  11/21/2006  | 
The deal, valued at nearly $160 million, will beef-up Akamai's ability to publish video, audio, and other rich media to the Web.
Kurzweil: Computers Will Enable People To Live Forever
News  |  11/21/2006  | 
The inventor, author, and futurist predicts that in 15 to 30 years, nanobots will roam our blood streams fixing diseased or aging organs, computers will back up our human memories, and conference calls will be replaced by meetings in virtual resorts.
Alcatel And Lucent To Officially Merge Nov. 30
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
The merger was approved by President Bush and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, and the House Armed Services Committee reviewed its national security implications.
Tech Industry Urges Congress To Pass Immigration, Other Reforms Before Adjournment
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
The Information Technology Association of America says lawmakers in the 109th Congress need to act on a number of issues the group says are critical to the United States' global competitiveness.
Robot, Heal Thyself
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
Scientists have developed a robot that is not only self-aware and "curious," but it can take action to overcome handicaps or impediments in its environment.
Former VP Of Technology Charged With Hacking Corporate Network
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, an IT pro allegedly hacked into his former employer's network, read confidential e-mail about upcoming layoffs, and then alerted employees that they might be let go.
Microsoft Still Working On Vista
News  |  11/20/2006  | 
Windows co-president Jim Allchin says Microsoft will keep crafting new device drivers and release them to customers through an automatic update service.
GE VoIP Phone In The Works
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
Equipment maker Thomson plans to offer a General Electric-branded VoIP phone and work with service provider SunRockets, which sells residential Internet phone service for a flat rate of $200 a year.
PlayStation 3 Sellers Reaping Rewards On eBay
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
One console that was offered in an auction that was nearing its close on Friday afternoon had bids that reached $2,850. Sony suggests a retail price of $500 for the basic system.
Take My Zune ... Please
News  |  11/17/2006  | 
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