Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in November 2007
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AMD Pulls The Plug On Quad FX Enthusiast Platform
News  |  11/30/2007  | 
The desktop platform was AMD's attempt to hold gamers who might be tempted to move to Intel's quad-core processors.
Egads! IBM Embraces Solaris For The Mainframe
News  |  11/30/2007  | 
If nothing else, the mutual pats on the back represent a considerable thaw in the often-chilly relations between Sun and IBM.
IBM Endorses Sun's OpenSolaris On The Mainframe
News  |  11/30/2007  | 
IBM also put its stamp of approval on Sun's recently introduced virtualization platform called xVM.
Microsoft's Xbox 360 Fall Update Set For Release
News  |  11/30/2007  | 
The changes include new parental controls that let parents set limits on the amount of time their children can spend playing Xbox games during a given period.
TiVo Patent Upheld In Suit Against EchoStar
News  |  11/30/2007  | 
Despite an endorsement from the USPTO, a decision on the infringement case by the U.S. Court of Appeals is still pending.
Winners, Losers In Google's 700-MHz Spectrum Plans
News  |  11/30/2007  | 
Google's entry into the spectrum auction could be a boost to companies like Frontline Wireless, which aims to build out a hybrid private/public network.
Google Commits To Wireless Spectrum Bid
News  |  11/30/2007  | 
The winner of the auction will have to pay at least $4.6 billion for the so-called "C Block" portion of the spectrum.
Down To Business: The Internet Is In Trouble ... Or So Says One Outfit
Commentary  |  11/30/2007  | 
A new Nemertes Research study exhorts U.S. Net providers to spend many more billions of dollars on their infrastructures or risk a major slowdown. Do you believe it?
Motorola's Ed Zander Out, Greg Brown In As CEO
News  |  11/30/2007  | 
Motorola, which once had dominated the market, had dropped to third place behind Samsung.
Worldwide Server Revenues Up Slightly, But Shipment Growth Slows
News  |  11/30/2007  | 
If economic worries stay with buyers, then spending on new systems could continue to slow, analysts with IDC lament.
Apple To Kill Boot Camp Beta Dec. 31
News  |  11/29/2007  | 
The utility represents a bold move by Apple to lure Windows users who aren't prepared to toss their favorite applications just so they can own a Mac.
Dell Fights Cybersquatters And Rogue Resellers In Court
News  |  11/29/2007  | 
The company has filed lawsuits in Florida against several individuals and a handful of domain name companies for typosquatting more than 1,100 domain names.
Dell Hints At 'Product Lust' As Profit Rises
News  |  11/29/2007  | 
The chief executive breaks the company's financial silence with analysts by enticing them with new consumer offerings that are expected to differentiate it from HP and Apple.
Cisco Expands Lead In Enterprise Wireless LAN Market
News  |  11/29/2007  | 
The real growth in enterprise wireless LANs will come in the next few years from the emerging 802.11n standard.
Analytics Brief: Gaining Value From ILM
Features  |  11/29/2007  | 
An information life-cycle management strategy is key to addressing expanding data volumes and regulations for data archiving and retrieval.
Mac Office 2008 To Export PowerPoint Slides To iPod, iPhone
News  |  11/29/2007  | 
The PowerPoint presentation could be displayed on a large-screen digital TV using an AV cable plugged into one of the Apple mobile devices.
A Multilayer Approach To Reducing Data Center Heat
News  |  11/29/2007  | 
Emerson Network Power's Cooligy is working with server manufacturers to integrate its close-proximity cooling techniques into "off-the-shelf" products starting next year.
Verizon Adopts LTE For 4G Wireless Platform
News  |  11/29/2007  | 
LTE lets Verizon adopt a common access platform with Vodafone to provide services worldwide based on the technology.
AT&T CEO: Expect A 3G iPhone In 2008
News  |  11/29/2007  | 
The news somewhat trumps any announcement scheduled by Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the January Macworld conference.
European Union Moves To Open Its GSM Networks To Advanced Standards
News  |  11/29/2007  | 
The European Commission has estimated that free access to the 900 MHz frequencies will cut costs by 40% and achieve a 40% gain in coverage as well.
Micron Unveils Family Of Solid-State Drives
News  |  11/28/2007  | 
Under the new RealSSD brand, Micron will make 1.8-inch and 2.5-inch solid-state drives for notebooks and desktops.
Exploding Cell Phone Said To Kill South Korean Man
News  |  11/28/2007  | 
Police want to know why a 33-year-old quarry worker was found with broken bones, heart damage, and a melted cell phone in his left chest pocket.
Overstock.com Divulges Secret To Its Cyber Monday Success
News  |  11/28/2007  | 
CEO Patrick Byrne credits the success of his new Web site to a move away from offshore outsourcing and the investment in "expensive" Java developers.
TiVo Partners To Enter PC TV Tuner Market
News  |  11/28/2007  | 
Nero will develop software for a PC-based DVR that can be connected to a digital TV
France's Orange Debuts iPhone For A Low Standalone Price
News  |  11/28/2007  | 
Just before the countrywide release, the telecom is offering the coveted mobile phone in a standalone version without a service plan for $519 less than T-Mobile.
Verizon Begins Selling XV6800 Smartphone
News  |  11/28/2007  | 
The business-oriented phone operates on the third-generation EVDO network, capable of delivering download data rates of up to 2.4 Mbps.
Intel Releases Apple Leopard Toolset Upgrade
News  |  11/28/2007  | 
The new compilers contain auto-parallelizing capabilities and new application programming interfaces for building multithreaded applications.
AMD Sees Growth In Specialized Chips
News  |  11/28/2007  | 
While AMD is certainly not proclaiming the death of the standalone processor, the company believes it is at the end stages of the "one size fits all" computing model.
IBM Says E-Tailer's Laptop Batteries Are Flammable Fakes
News  |  11/28/2007  | 
IBM says in a lawsuit that Shentech.com is "offering counterfeit IBM products which pose a substantial threat to the safety of the consuming public."
PayPal Says Linux Grid Can Replace Mainframes
News  |  11/27/2007  | 
PayPal is currently processing $1,571 worth of transactions per second in 17 different currencies on about 4,000 servers running Red Hat Linux.
TiVo Signs NBC Universal For Viewer Research
News  |  11/27/2007  | 
Demand for such information is increasing as more people use DVRs that make it possible to skip commercials.
Dell To Sell Google Search Appliance, Google Mini
News  |  11/27/2007  | 
Previously, Google operated its own manufacturing and assembling operation for its yellow rack server while Super Micro Computer manufactured the Google Mini.
Microsoft Sued Over Halo 3's 'Consistent' Crashes
News  |  11/27/2007  | 
A San Diego man says Halo 3 is a faulty product that frequently crashes when played on the Xbox 360.
Verizon's Open Move Hastens Wireless Market Transformation
News  |  11/27/2007  | 
For some, Verizon's attempt to portray itself as a fully open carrier is a ploy to discourage the FCC from imposing more restrictions on the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction.
Apple's Tiger Upgrade Causing 'Catastrophic Failure', Users Report
News  |  11/27/2007  | 
The culprit, according to some posters on the forum and published reports, may be Boot Camp.
Sony Sells 1 Million PlayStation Portables In Two Months
News  |  11/27/2007  | 
The slimmer and lighter PSP has a 4.3-inch high-resolution LCD that has been popular with buyers. Also helping sales is the increasing number of games.
Samsung Unveils RFID Reader Chip For Mobile Devices
News  |  11/27/2007  | 
Samsung expects the RFID chip will initially be designed into card-type readers that plug into mobile handsets.
Verizon Shocks Wireless World By Promising To Open Its Network
News  |  11/27/2007  | 
Verizon Wireless plans to publish technical standards next year that software developers can use to design products that will interface with the carrier's network.
IBM Seeks Patent For Ad-Supported DVDs
News  |  11/26/2007  | 
Since most people buy or rent DVDs expecting to see the movie without commercial interruptions, it's unclear whether such a disk would be popular with consumers.
Dubai's Leader Buys Stake In Sony
News  |  11/26/2007  | 
A private equity firm owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said in July that it might invest up to $1.5 billion in one or two publicly listed Japanese companies.
Qualcomm Seeks Workaround To Broadcom's Injunction
News  |  11/26/2007  | 
The development follows a decision by a U.S. District Court judge that found Qualcomm infringed Broadcom's patents.
Sales Of Multimedia Phones To Pass TVs Next Year, Report Predicts
News  |  11/26/2007  | 
By 2011, about 9 of 10 mobile phones will include basic multimedia capabilities; today about 60% have those features, says MultiMedia Intelligence.
Ultimate Holiday Tech Gadget Buyer's Guide 2007
Features  |  11/26/2007  | 
From GPS phones to gold-encrusted iPods -- and everything in between -- here are 35 cutting-edge products to make everyone on your holiday shopping list smile. (There's even a turntable!)
Server Shipments And Revenue Increased In Third Quarter
News  |  11/26/2007  | 
IBM is the top server vendor in terms of revenue, but Hewlett-Packard is tops when it comes to shipments.
Texas Instruments Puts Its Weight Behind Power Management
News  |  11/26/2007  | 
The chipmaker claims its new UCC28070 circuit can help save 25% or more power in communications equipment, servers, and other industrial equipment.
Seagate's MacBook Hard Drive Destroying Data
News  |  11/26/2007  | 
A U.K. data recovery firm says a manufacturing flaw causes deep gouges in the disk, resulting in permanent data loss.
DT Research Adds Barcode Scanners, Card Readers, Cameras To Tablet PCs
News  |  11/26/2007  | 
DT Research is adding hardware options and built-in capabilities to its line of WebDT mobile tablet PCs.
Circuit City Offers Laptop, Printer, And Router Bundle For Under $300
News  |  11/26/2007  | 
The Circuit City deal includes an all-in-one printer, a wireless Wi-Fi router, Norton Internet security software, and a Compaq Presario laptop running Vista.
iPhone Ready For Paris Debut, Sales Rules Challenged In Germany
News  |  11/26/2007  | 
A hearing is scheduled for Thursday in a Hamburg court on Deutsche Telekom's appeal of the injunction won by Vodafone that forced the unbundling of the iPhone.
Dell Remakes Itself
News  |  11/21/2007  | 
Services, products enhanced by aggressive acquisitions strategy.
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