Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in February 2007
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Intel To Upgrade Workstation Chipset, Up Clock Speed Of Quad-Core Processor
News  |  2/28/2007  | 
The chipmaker's long-term roadmap includes a new micro-architecture for desktops, servers, workstations and mobile devices, code-named Nehalem
House Moves To Outlaw Phone Number Spoofing
News  |  2/28/2007  | 
While the bill would criminalize spoofing, it does make exceptions for victims of domestic violence, crime tipsters, and others with legitimate reasons to conceal their numbers.
A $10 Wok Replaces A $20,000 Satellite Dish
News  |  2/28/2007  | 
A software programmer substituted a $10 Chinese cooking wok for a $20,000 satellite dish on behalf of his New Zealand television station.
U.N. Courts Silicon Valley To Close The Digital Divide
News  |  2/28/2007  | 
Intel spearheads efforts to reach out to businesses, academia, and the venture capital industry to help build up developing countries on three continents.
Industry, Regulators Pushing To Meet DTV Conversion Deadlines
News  |  2/28/2007  | 
Some 73 million television sets are reportedly at risk of going dark without help in meeting the February 2009 deadline for digital television.
States From Maine To Oregon Brace For Daylight-Saving Time Computer Bug
News  |  2/28/2007  | 
State IT leaders have been bombarding subordinates and end-users with memos and bulletins outlining their concerns and detailing courses of action to deal with what's been called a mini-Y2K.
IBM Launches High-Performance Computing Initiative
News  |  2/27/2007  | 
IBM works with Microsoft and other application vendors to expand the use of its hardware in computer clusters and mainframes.
AMD Launches First Combo Chipset From ATI Acquisition
News  |  2/27/2007  | 
The chipmaker takes more steps towards its Fusion processors, which are due to ship in 2009.
HP's Planned PolyServe Buy Is Expected To Boost Storage Offerings
News  |  2/27/2007  | 
The proposed purchase should give HP the technology it needs to boost its storage offerings by leveraging its fast-growing blade server business.
Sony Offers Lower-Priced Blu-ray Disc Player
News  |  2/27/2007  | 
The BDP-S300's 40% less price tag is designed to help expand Blu-ray's customer adoption.
DoJ Sued For Release Of FISA Court Rules On Spy Program
News  |  2/27/2007  | 
The EFF filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking information on changes to the National Security Agency's surveillance program.
Federal CIOs Report Progress, Want More Help From IT Industry
News  |  2/27/2007  | 
A survey of federal CIOs shows improvements in terms of IT policy, programs, certification and accreditation, training, integration, privacy protections, network monitoring, and intrusion prevention.
Washington State Considers RFID Restrictions
News  |  2/27/2007  | 
The Electronic Bill of Rights would outlaw collection, storage, and disclosure of information gathered through radio frequency identification technology without notifying consumers.
Apple Delays Its Apple TV Device Until Mid-March
News  |  2/27/2007  | 
The device is designed to operate seamlessly with Apple's iTunes online store and let users download feature movies and TV shows.
Marriott To Offer High-Definition TV In Hotel Rooms
News  |  2/26/2007  | 
The entertainment system for Marriott, JW Marriott, and Renaissance hotels includes a 25-watt stereo speaker system and a digital connectivity panel for plugging in electronic gadgets.
HP Introduces Low-Cost Backup System For SMBs
News  |  2/26/2007  | 
The HP StorageWorks D2D Backup System automates daily backups and stores data on the corporate network so it can be restored in minutes.
Self-Configuring Lego-Like SuperBots For NASA Crawl, Fly, Climb
News  |  2/26/2007  | 
SuperBots modules can connect in a variety of ways to permit rolling, climbing, burrowing, flying, and inspection and repair.
Windows Vista Not Available In Some Custom-Built Dell's
News  |  2/23/2007  | 
Compatibility issues with some peripherals are forcing customers to take Windows XP or wait for their build-to-order PC to become Vista ready.
Server Sales And Shipments Are Up Worldwide
News  |  2/23/2007  | 
Server shipments increased 8.9% from 2005 to 8.2 million units in 2006, while revenues rose 2% to $52.7 billion, says Gartner.
Now Introducing: Scott McNealy, Podcaster
News  |  2/23/2007  | 
The wisecracking chairman of Sun Microsystems has launched his own podcast on the company's Web site.
Too Tired To Clean Up? Try A Dishwasher-Safe Keyboard And Mouse
News  |  2/23/2007  | 
Seal Shield is rolling out a fully submersible and dishwasher-safe keyboard and mouse in response to demands by health care organizations.
Qualcomm And Broadcom Settle Some Patent Claims
News  |  2/23/2007  | 
Each firm claimed infringement by the other of two patents. The case had been scheduled to go to trial March 5 in San Diego Federal Court.
Green Grid Looks For New Data Center Energy-Efficiency Ideas
News  |  2/22/2007  | 
The nonprofit association founded last April by tech-industry heavyweights including AMD, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, and Dell is opening the door to new members, including end user companies.
Nuance Moves Deeper Into Mobile Speech By Acquiring BeVocal For $140 Million
News  |  2/22/2007  | 
BeVocal provides self-service customer care to several wireless carriers, including handset activation and sales and fulfillment of add-on features.
Consumer Electronic Spending Slowed In 2006
News  |  2/22/2007  | 
Spending on technology products hit $111 billion in 2006, or 3.6% more than the year before. But spending in 2005 rose by 7.2% over 2004, the NPD Group said.
Apple-Cisco iPhone Deal Positions Firms To Jointly Pursue Wi-Fi And VoIP
News  |  2/22/2007  | 
Scheduled for delivery in June, Apple's iPhone will have Wi-Fi capability -- a mobile phone feature that is likely to roil the entire cell phone landscape.
Hospitals Test Intel-Developed Tablet PC For Nurses
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
UCSF Medical Center is one of a handful of facilities helping expand Intel's universe beyond the PC.
The Devil Wears RFID-Tagged Prada
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
The luggage tags contain RFID chips to help find lost baggage and are being designed to match the colors and grains of luggage offered by Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Prada, and Louis Vuitton.
Used Hard Drives Offer Treasure Trove Of Private Information
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
Forensic experts analyzed used hard drives and found porn, driver's license numbers, medical information, and even one man's last will and testament.
U.K. Bank Fined $1.9 Million For Losing Laptop
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
The Nationwide Building Society was fined in connection with the theft of a laptop from an employee's home last year.
AMD Introduces Energy-Efficient Chips
News  |  2/20/2007  | 
Dell's Alienware division, Fujitsu Siemens, Systemax, and Voodoo PC are all early adopters.
Dell Hires Motorola Exec To Head Consumer Unit
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
The No. 1 PC maker is in the midst of a major shake-up that started when chief executive Kevin Rollins quit in January.
Workplace Redux: IBM Chases The Corporate Desktop
Features  |  2/16/2007  | 
The company's Open Client Solution takes another swipe at the desktop dominance of Microsoft's Office suite.
Microsoft, Novell Detail Their Linux-Windows Road Map
Features  |  2/16/2007  | 
Look for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 applications to run as a virtualized guest on Longhorn, for starters.
Data Center Electricity Bills Double
Features  |  2/16/2007  | 
A jump in the number of servers accounts for 90% of the additional power consumption, according to a study by Stanford's Jonathan Koomey. Power use per unit rises only slightly.
IBM's eDRAM Helps AMD More Than It Hurts Intel
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
While the next-generation DRAM will boost gaming and embedded systems, don't expect Big Blue to burst market leader Intel's sales bubble anytime soon.
Ewwwww: Germs Are Working Overtime On Your Desk, Keyboard, PDA
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
A new study shows that our desks are loaded with germs. And women's offices have nearly three times more germs than their male colleagues'.
Lots Of Work Awaits Intel As It Pushes 80-Core Processors Out Of Experimental Stage
News  |  2/16/2007  | 
Challenges include figuring out who's going to need a supercomputer in their living rooms.
Meet Alexander Lidow, CEO Of International Rectifier
Features  |  2/16/2007  | 
Alexander Lidow is the CEO of International Rectifier, the world's oldest semiconductor company, which was founded in 1947 by Alexander's grandfather, Leon, and his father, Eric, who emigrated from Nazi Germany in 1937. It now has 5,800 employees and operates in 20 countries. He has a doctorate in applied physics from Stanford University and holds nine patents related to semiconductor technology.
More Storage Options Are Close At Hand
Features  |  2/16/2007  | 
Three external hard drives -- from Iomega, Western Digital, and Maxtor -- offer backup and storage.
HP Offers New Integrity Servers, OS Upgrade
News  |  2/15/2007  | 
Version 3 of HP-UX 11i has been enhanced for improved virtualization.
Data Center Energy Consumption Has Doubled Since 2000
News  |  2/14/2007  | 
Worldwide, the electricity consumption for data center servers in 2005 was equivalent to 14 power plants, according to a new study.
IBM, Novell, AMD Team Up On Informix Package
News  |  2/14/2007  | 
Many IDS customers are either retailers or telecommunication equipment manufacturers.
Congress Needs To Take Action To Boost Tech Industry's Competitiveness, EIA Says
News  |  2/14/2007  | 
The group listed taxes, trade, workforce initiatives, and research funding as its top priorities at its semi-annual EIA Board of Governors meeting.
When It Comes To Broadband, U.S. Plays Follow The Leader
Features  |  2/14/2007  | 
The United States often views itself as a paragon of technology innovation and deployment. In some cases, that view is correct, but not when it comes to broadband deployment, where the country lags considerably behind other major nations. Here's why.
More Executive Shake-Ups At Dell
News  |  2/13/2007  | 
The company's chief global online and marketing executive and human resources senior VP become the fifth and sixth lead managers to leave in two months.
After Boom Years, Wireless Industry Faces Slowing Growth
News  |  2/12/2007  | 
ISuppli predicts global mobile phone subscriber growth will decelerate to 12.8% in 2007, down from average annual growth rates of 25% the past three years.
AMD Launches Three Chips For Mobile Devices
News  |  2/12/2007  | 
The AMD media processors can support camera functions up to 12 megapixels and DVD-quality video playback and recording.
HP's First Smart Phone Features Voice Commands
News  |  2/12/2007  | 
The HP iPaq 500 includes voice-control features that eliminate the need for a stylus or miniature keyboard found in other smartphones or PDAs
Demo To Production, Intel's 80-Core Chip Faces Hurdles
News  |  2/12/2007  | 
The experimental chip can perform specific calculations, but it isn't yet capable of performing a wide variety of functions, analysts say.
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