Content tagged with Hardware & Infrastructure
posted in July 2007
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Laser Printers Linked To Health Risk
News  |  7/31/2007  | 
A study classified 17 out of 62 printers as "high particle emitters" because they released so much toner powder into the air.
Microsoft Submits Photo File Format For Standardization
News  |  7/31/2007  | 
Microsoft hopes its new digital-photo file format will one day replace the widely used JPEG format as the industry standard for electronic photography and digital imaging.
Company Sues Sony, Wants PlayStation 3s 'Impounded And Destroyed'
News  |  7/31/2007  | 
Parallel Processing Corp. says the cell processor developed by Sony, Toshiba, and IBM violates its patent for 'synchronized parallel processing with shared memory.'
Alcatel-Lucent's Quarterly Results Are Down
News  |  7/31/2007  | 
The company reported a net loss of 336 million Euros ($460.3 million) in its second quarter, including a 3.6% drop in revenue.
Poll: Internet Explorer, iPod, Windows 95 Among Most Influential Tech Products
News  |  7/31/2007  | 
Microsoft products captured four of the top five spots in the poll, which asked techies to name what they think are their industry's most influential products of all time.
Sony, 3M Reach Settlement In Patent Dispute
News  |  7/31/2007  | 
Under the settlement, Sony and Sony Electronics have agreed to license 3M-developed materials for cathodes in batteries.
Court Ruling Supports Claims That Microsoft's First OS Was Stolen
News  |  7/31/2007  | 
A book that calls DOS a "rip off" of CP/M is legally protected opinion under the First Amendment, in part because it's based on some facts not generally in dispute, a judge rules.
Apple iPhone Out, BlackBerry 8800 In At NASA
News  |  7/31/2007  | 
The minutes of a meeting of NASA tech officials show that the space agency has determined the iPhone "not to be enterprise ready."
Gateway Enters New International Markets
News  |  7/30/2007  | 
The company is selling its products through Tesco stores in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, and is providing customer support through its European call center.
IBM Cuts 450 Chip Manufacturing Jobs
News  |  7/30/2007  | 
The layoffs were the result of redundancies created when IBM recently merged the technology and manufacturing parts of its chip making business.
Multimedia Is Driving Handset Accessories Market
News  |  7/30/2007  | 
Headsets, memory cards, and data-connection kits will account for more than half of the growing accessories market this year, says market research firm.
Boosted By Wireless Growth, Verizon Reports Increase In Profits
News  |  7/30/2007  | 
Net income was up 4.5% to $1.7 billion while revenue rose 6.3% to $23.3 billion.
Risk Management System Busts Data Skimming Ring
News  |  7/30/2007  | 
Four men have pleaded guilty to using phony point-of-sale PIN-pad terminals to steal customers' data and passwords and then defraud stores.
IBM Hit With Second Employee Overtime Lawsuit
News  |  7/30/2007  | 
Three IBM salesmen claim they regularly worked more than 40 hours per week, but were never paid overtime and also did not receive mandatory rest and meal breaks.
Global DRAM Market Dives In Second Quarter
News  |  7/27/2007  | 
Only one supplier in the top 10, Etron Technology, managed to increase revenue in the period.
Cisco Sticks Its Foot In The Data Center Door
News  |  7/27/2007  | 
New data center appliance houses network, server, and storage resources as virtual services.
Xbox 360 Overtakes Wii In U.S. Searches
News  |  7/27/2007  | 
While Microsoft's Xbox surpasses the Wii in overall sales volume, Nintendo's Wii has posted the fastest growth in market share.
Intel Defends Itself Against The EC's Anti-Competitive Claims
News  |  7/27/2007  | 
If the commission finds fault against Intel, the company could be required to cease some of its business practices and pay fines.
Microsoft Offers Tools To Calculate ROI For Unified Communications
News  |  7/27/2007  | 
Many businesses are reluctant to deploy unified communications technology because the return on investment is hard to prove.
Cisco Earmarks $150 Million To Invest In VMware
News  |  7/27/2007  | 
VMware and Cisco say they will work to extend the benefits of virtualization to remote offices and end-user desktops.
AMD Road Map Spans Servers To Mobile Phones
News  |  7/27/2007  | 
With no intention of making major cuts in operations, the company's strategy is to break even by the fourth quarter starting with the release of its quad-core chip, code-named Barcelona.
Corning Bends Fiber To Improve Networking 100 Times
News  |  7/26/2007  | 
Verizon teamed up with Corning to build nanoStructures as rugged as copper cable but with all of the bandwidth benefits of fiber.
A Buyer's Guide To Ultramobile PCs
Features  |  7/26/2007  | 
Ultraportables used to sacrifice too much performance. They're beefing up on features--not weight.
Apple Unlikely To Budge Anytime Soon On iPhone Pricing
News  |  7/26/2007  | 
Apple expects to sell 1 million iPhones by the end of September, and 10 million by next June.
IPhone Sales Miss But Apple Earnings Surge On Mac, iPod
News  |  7/25/2007  | 
Apple said it sold a total of 270,000 iPhone handsets in stores and through its U.S. carrier AT&T in the last 30 hours of the quarter.
Businesses Can Benefit From The Boom In Consumer Digital Content
News  |  7/25/2007  | 
There isn't a clear-cut leader in the business mobility market, but there many opportunities for vendors that can taken the lessons learned from the consumer market and apply it to business.
Intel Claims Breakthrough In High-Speed Computing
News  |  7/25/2007  | 
Data-carrying light can transmit terabits of data per second on a single chip, making it possible to download full-length movies in seconds.
Motorola To Build Tiny Projectors Into Mobile Devices
News  |  7/25/2007  | 
The technology would allow people to share movies, personal videos, mobile TV, photographs and presentations on a larger screen.
HP Offers Thermal Mapping To Cool Off Data Centers, Cut Power Costs
News  |  7/25/2007  | 
The Thermal Zone Mapping service can help customers reduce annual data center energy costs by 10% to 45%, HP said.
How Low Can PC Prices Go?
News  |  7/25/2007  | 
Everex is offering its full-featured PC in Wal-Mart stores for $298, which isn't much more than a proposed $350 consumer laptop.
AMD, Partners Plan To Extend Memory Footprint In Opteron-Based Systems
News  |  7/25/2007  | 
Socket G3 Memory Extender is expected to boost the performance of enterprise-class servers, such as those used for databases, virtualization, and multi-core computing.
AT&T iPhone Sales Disappoint Apple Investors
News  |  7/25/2007  | 
Apple is scheduled to release iPhone sales on Wednesday as part of its quarterly earnings report.
New York Cabbies May Strike Over GPS Tracking
News  |  7/25/2007  | 
Cab drivers complain that they don't want to be tracked by GPS and can't afford the installation expense, which is estimated to range from $3,000 to $5,000 per vehicle.
Microsoft Xbox 360 Hit With More 'Disc Scratch' Lawsuits
News  |  7/25/2007  | 
Some bloggers have suggested that the scratches occur only when the Xbox 360 is moved from the horizontal to the vertical position while in use.
Cisco CEO Visualizes The 'Data Center 3.0'
News  |  7/24/2007  | 
John Chambers said he will work with partners to roll out service oriented-architecture, Web 2.0, and the automatic provisioning of resources through virtualization.
Intel Ships Its Fastest Quad-Core Server Chips
News  |  7/24/2007  | 
The fastest version of the CPU will be available to server manufacturers in volume production running at 2.93GHz.
Cisco Warns Of Bugs In Wireless LAN Controllers
News  |  7/24/2007  | 
The vulnerabilities affect Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers, but the company is offering a workaround.
Sycamore Opens R&D Center In China; Moves To Comply With SEC Rules
News  |  7/24/2007  | 
Sycamore, which develops fixed-line and mobile network products, said the research center is based in Shanghai's Caohejing Hi-Tech Park.
Cisco Embarks On 2-Year Data Center Product Rollout
News  |  7/24/2007  | 
The plan includes new products and programs for building data centers using technologies that go beyond traditional networking.
EMC Reports Strong Second Quarter Sales, Profits
News  |  7/24/2007  | 
For the quarter ended June 30, EMC's net income was $334.4 million, up 33% from last year. Revenues rose to $3.12 billion, a 21% jump from a year ago.
New EPA Energy Star Specs Raise The Power-Efficiency Bar For PCs
News  |  7/24/2007  | 
The new Energy Star specs that went into effect last week are the first major overhaul in more than a decade.
TiVo Announces More Affordable High-Def DVR
News  |  7/24/2007  | 
At $300, the TiVo HD will be priced substantially less than the TiVo Series 3 HD Digital Media Recorder, which has an $800 price tag.
Qualcomm Captures Mobile-Chip Throne From Texas Instruments
News  |  7/24/2007  | 
This marks the first time that TI has not occupied the leadership position in this area since market researcher iSuppli began tracking handset market share in 2004.
IBM May Owe California Workers Millions In Unpaid Overtime
News  |  7/24/2007  | 
A class action lawsuit claiming that IBM failed to pay overtime and other benefits could leave the computer maker on the hook for more than $5 million in back wages.
Intel Launches Two Ethernet Controllers
News  |  7/23/2007  | 
The products are aimed at optimizing performance in server environments and virtualized data centers.
Western Digital Unveils Green Hard-Drive Line
News  |  7/23/2007  | 
GreenPower drives could save a data center $100,000 in annual energy costs and reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 600 metric tons.
Qualcomm Hopes ITC Ban On Its Chips Will Be Overturned Aug. 6
News  |  7/23/2007  | 
Broadcom, which won patent litigation against Qualcomm, is pushing for the import ban to be upheld.
TomTom To Buy Map-Data Supplier Tele Atlas For $2.76 Billion
News  |  7/23/2007  | 
Tele Atlas provides data that goes into the maps displayed on TomTom's personal navigation systems.
Wi-Fi-Based Laptop Theft Protection Gains Customers
News  |  7/23/2007  | 
CyberAngel Wi-Trac laptop recovery service encrypts data after a theft report or three failed login attempts.
One Laptop Per Child Project OKs Mass Production
News  |  7/23/2007  | 
The initial deployments of the laptop will feature AMD Geode LX processors.
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