Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in March 2008
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Suit Accuses Apple Of iMac Deception
News  |  3/31/2008  | 
Lawyers claim Apple deceived consumers by grossly inflating the capabilities of its 20-inch iMac monitors, which they say cannot display millions of colors.
Startup Fusion-io Unveils Solid-State Storage Product
News  |  3/31/2008  | 
The device can be installed at multiple points in existing data centers or workstations without any changes, the company said.
Cell Phones Face Extinction As Smartphones Take Over
News  |  3/31/2008  | 
Apple's iPhone, Verizon's open network, and devices based in Google's open source Android mobile platform are expected to put simple cell phones to rest.
AMD Unveils 3D Workstation Graphics Card
News  |  3/31/2008  | 
The FireGL V7700 is made for professional computers used in computer-aided design, digital content creation, and medical imaging.
Intel, STMicroelectronics Officially Spin Off Flash Memory Business
News  |  3/31/2008  | 
Numonyx will absorb the tech companies' money-losing businesses for memory devices found in portable media players, smartphones, and other handheld computers.
Apple's Security Patch Process Gets Worse While Microsoft's Gets Better
News  |  3/31/2008  | 
Swiss researchers suggest that the revived popularity of Apple's products may have left the company unable to keep up with security risks.
HP Introduces Three Consumer PCs, Backup Device
News  |  3/31/2008  | 
The Pavilion machines include one optimized for entertainment, another for energy efficiency, and a third for consumers looking for a low-priced computer.
Arch Rock Builds Internet Protocol Links Into Wireless Sensors
News  |  3/31/2008  | 
By combining nodes with Internet Protocol capabilities, wireless sensor nets get the same addressing, naming, and management as the rest of the enterprise network.
Dell Launches Sub-$1,000 Blu-ray Notebook
News  |  3/28/2008  | 
With consumers no longer having to choose between the two competing storage formats, Dell apparently wants to jump-start interest around the winner.
CTIA Wireless: An Industry In Transformation Gathers In Vegas
News  |  3/28/2008  | 
Look for a wave of new devices and services when the wireless industry gathers for a major industry conference.
Bill Gates May Have to Testify In Xbox Fire Case
News  |  3/28/2008  | 
The lawyer in the case says he will proceed with efforts to depose Gates unless Microsoft settles for at least $25 million.
Samsung Blames Weak Chip Market For Lower Earnings Forecast
News  |  3/28/2008  | 
A soft semiconductor market and a weak global economy contribute to gloomier outlook.
Verizon Wireless' Phones To Feature Loopt's Location Service
News  |  3/28/2008  | 
Utilizing GPS features on more than 20 Verizon mobile phones, Loopt will be offered at $3.99 a month and is aimed at the youth audience.
British Airways Cancels Heathrow Flights Amid Computer Chaos
News  |  3/28/2008  | 
British Airways said it planned to operate 80% of scheduled flights, including all long-haul routes, from Terminal 5 on Friday, after canceling dozens of flights Thursday.
Sony Reports Possible Security Breach On PlayStation Network
News  |  3/27/2008  | 
The company said people who can log in with their preset passwords have not been affected.
Gartner Recommends HD Videoconferencing For Businesses
News  |  3/27/2008  | 
While the price of systems drop, other costs may include provisioning an appropriate room, ensuring adequate bandwidth, and anticipating an increase in use rates.
Future Mobile Phones Will Have Blazing Speed, Biochips To Diagnose Ailments
News  |  3/27/2008  | 
DoCoMo said it has been able to demonstrate a mobile phone with a molecular delivery system for molecular communication, among other advances.
AMD Ships Triple-Core Phenom Desktop Processors
News  |  3/27/2008  | 
AMD's Phenom X3 8000 series chips are expected to perform significantly better than dual-core chips in gaming and HD video playback, at a lower price point than powerful quad-core chips.
Cincinnati Bell Sees Desktop Virtualization As Cost Saver And Profit Maker
News  |  3/27/2008  | 
Local service provider combines VMWare with Sun VDI for a flexible means of serving up virtual desktops.
Adobe Launches Online Photoshop Beta
News  |  3/27/2008  | 
The well-known company's entrance into online photo editing and sharing is likely to be felt by competing services like Picnik, Phixr, and Splashup.
Turn Your Car Into A Traveling Wi-Fi Hotspot
News  |  3/27/2008  | 
AutoNet and Novatel rally around outfitting automobiles with CDMA EV-DO Rev. A technologies, after testing the system in Avis rental cars last year.
Motorola Adds Touch-Screen To Mobile TV Device
News  |  3/27/2008  | 
The DH02 features a touch-screen user interface with intuitive click, drag, and scroll icon-based menus.
Super Talent Unveils Slim 256 GB Solid-State Drive
News  |  3/26/2008  | 
The new product has an access time of 0.1 milliseconds, and maximum read and write speeds of 65 MB per second and 50 MB per second, respectively.
Web Site Posts Upcoming Eee PC Mini-Notebook Images
News  |  3/26/2008  | 
The teardown of the Asus Eee PC 900, which includes photos of the notebook's innards, was taken from an FCC filing.
Motorola's Breakup Provides Opportunities For Competitors
News  |  3/26/2008  | 
One of the ripple effects of the Motorola announcement likely will be the continued ascendance of Asian device makers like HTC and UTStarcom.
Under Pressure, Motorola Breaks Itself Into Two Companies
News  |  3/26/2008  | 
The company will split itself into two units in 2009, one to handle mobile phones and the other to handle just about everything else.
Notre Dame Leads Consortium In Nanotechnology Research
News  |  3/25/2008  | 
Support for the Midwest Academy for Nanoelectronics and Architectures is expected to top $25 million over the next three years.
Intel Unveils 'Low-Voltage' Server Processors
News  |  3/25/2008  | 
The company is currently shipping more than 35 different server, desktop and notebook processors built with similar design specifications.
T-Mobile Offers BlackBerry With Voice Over Wi-Fi
News  |  3/25/2008  | 
The BlackBerry 8820 offers voice connectivity at public and private hotspots.
Slowing Global Economy Threatens PC Shipments
News  |  3/25/2008  | 
Gartner's concerns include a deepening U.S. recession, a possible slowdown in China's economy following the Beijing Olympics, and the elevated price of oil.
Dell Offers Migration Services For Deploying Windows Vista
News  |  3/25/2008  | 
Dell's Client Migration Solution helps customers with 2,500 or more computers plan, deploy, and manage the migration to Windows Vista.
After A Deal Goes Bad, 3Com Still Works With Huawei
News  |  3/25/2008  | 
The two companies have returned to their old business practices after the collapse of a proposed merger that was slated to be built around Bain Capital Partners.
Space Shuttle Endeavor Heads Home After Installing Robotic Equipment
News  |  3/25/2008  | 
The shuttle is scheduled to land Wednesday, ending a 16-day mission that included the installation of Dextre, a two-armed robotic system.
TSMC Offers Designer Nano-Scale Manufacturing Process
News  |  3/24/2008  | 
Wafers built using the 40-nm technique will produce CPUs, graphics chips, networking processors, and FPGA designs for high-performance consumer devices.
Fujitsu Preps High-Performance Notebook Drives
News  |  3/24/2008  | 
The MHZ2 BJ drive, expected in June, will have twice the capacity of current drives while consuming the same amount of power for read and write operations.
Justice Department OKs Sirius, XM Satellite Radio Merger
News  |  3/24/2008  | 
The deal still has to be approved by the Federal Communications Commission, which is unlikely to go against the Justice Department's decision.
Blu-Ray Copy Protection Breached
News  |  3/24/2008  | 
A West Indies company says it has defeated the BD+ DVD copy protection scheme, which was thought to be virtually impenetrable.
Cincinnati Bell Adopts Virtual Desktops And Thin Clients
News  |  3/24/2008  | 
The company finds that desktop virtualization is a better alternative to upgrading hundreds of PCs running Windows 2000.
Yahoo Partners With Tata Sons On Cloud-Computing Research
News  |  3/24/2008  | 
Tata will supply its supercomputer, the fourth-fastest in the world, while Yahoo will contribute technical expertise in Apache Hadoop.
Sun Gets Pentagon Contract To Research Laser-Connected Chips
News  |  3/24/2008  | 
Sun is working on a way to use laser beams instead of wires to connect chips in supercomputers, making them faster, more energy efficient, and more compact.
Gibson Guitar Adds MTV, Electronic Arts To Infringement Suits
News  |  3/24/2008  | 
Gibson also has a claim against Activision, saying that company's Guitar Hero violates Gibson's patents.
HP To Ship ProLiant Servers With Virtualization Technology
News  |  3/21/2008  | 
The move reflects a trend among hardware makers to offer computers with preinstalled software from Citrix and VMware for consolidating business applications.
Sony To Offer Notebook Computers Without 'Crapware'
News  |  3/21/2008  | 
Sony says it will drop the $50 fee it planned to charge customers for removing the trial software and games the company pre-installed in notebooks.
Sequoia Threatens Lawsuit Over E-Voting Machine Review
News  |  3/21/2008  | 
A New Jersey county asked a Princeton professor to conduct an independent review of Sequoia Voting Systems e-voting machines, which the company opposes.
Mobile Users To Buy More Smartphones
News  |  3/21/2008  | 
One in three devices sold in five years will be a smartphone, ABI Research says.
3Com Will Seek Breakup Fee From Bain Over Merger Failure
News  |  3/21/2008  | 
3Com said it will seek a $66 million break up fee from Bain Capital Partners after merger plans fell apart.
Sony To Update Blu-Ray Features In PlayStation 3
News  |  3/20/2008  | 
The upgrade to PS3's BD-Live will add interactive features to movies and also allow users to download video content, ring tones, and games.
Toshiba Preps 128GB Solid-State Notebook Drive
News  |  3/20/2008  | 
The company claims the new drive has a read speed of 100 MB per second and a write speed of 40 MB per second.
3Com Stockholders To Meet On Huawei-Bain Deal
News  |  3/20/2008  | 
The deal ran afoul of the federal government, which is concerned about a Chinese firm owning a piece of 3Com and its security products.
Apple Files Patent For Holographic 3-D Display
News  |  3/20/2008  | 
Apple says recent developments in computers and computer graphics have made spatial 3-D images more practical and accessible.
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