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Intel To Sell Apple MacBook Air Chip To PC Makers
News  |  1/31/2008
The highly miniaturized version of the Core 2 Duo made by Intel specifically for the MacBook Air could end up spurring a raft of Windows-based competitors.
More Macs, More Mobile, More Open Source, Gartner Predicts
News  |  1/31/2008
By 2012, Gartner foresees mobile workers abandoning notebooks, despite their slowly diminishing size, for smaller, more portable mobile devices.
Linux To Challenge Symbian, Microsoft In Mobile Phone Market
News  |  1/31/2008
Purple Magic is a 3G Linux reference feature phone that costs less than $100 and combines video telephony, music playback, high-speed Internet browsing, and video streaming.
HP Uses Recycled Plastic In Ink Cartridges
News  |  1/31/2008
The company used more than 5 million pounds of old plastic last year and plans to use twice as much recycled plastic in cartridges this year.
Garmin Adds A Cell Phone To Its GPS Device
News  |  1/31/2008
The Nuvifone's built-in camera takes pictures that are automatically tagged with latitude and longitude.
Apple Launches How-To Site For New Mac Users
News  |  1/31/2008
For Windows users thinking of taking the plunge, the site offers video on how to move data from a Windows PC to a Mac.
Patriots, Giants Use Video Technology To Prepare For Super Bowl
News  |  1/31/2008
XOS's Coach's Command Station is used by all NFL teams to study video of their opponents and plan for various scenarios they're likely to face on the field.
California Senate Approves Bill To Outlaw Skimming RFID Tags
News  |  1/31/2008
Technology to steal -- or skim -- information from RFID tags is readily available, off-the-shelf, and surprisingly inexpensive.
Georgia Tech Offers Doctoral Degree In Robotics
News  |  1/31/2008
The program will draw from curricula in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, aerospace, biomedical engineering, and mechanical engineering.
Apple Delays Apple TV Software Update
News  |  1/31/2008
Apple says it needs another couple of weeks to finish the software upgrade that will let people rent movies directly from their televisions.
Western Digital Drops Price of 320 GB Pocket-Size USB Drive
News  |  1/31/2008
The software that ships with personal drives enable consumers to synchronize content on their desktop with files they take with them.
Intel Phasing Out Merom 65nm Processors
News  |  1/30/2008
The Core 2 Duo PC chips set to get the ax are the T7600, the T7400, the T7200, the T5600, and the T5500.
Consumers Confused Over Transition To Digital TV
News  |  1/30/2008
Consumer Reports says its survey results indicate that the government's public education campaign isn't working.
Internet-Enabled Gadgets Shipments Exceed 60 Million
News  |  1/30/2008
The market for IP-enabled consumer electronics hasn't reached hypergrowth, outside of game consoles, according to an industry survey.
Dell Shutters Mall Kiosks In U.S.
News  |  1/30/2008
Faced with lagging sales, the company last year moved quickly to add retailers as an option for people considering a Dell system.
Laptop Stolen With Personal Data On 300,000 Health Insurance Clients
News  |  1/30/2008
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is offering its members free credit monitoring for one year as a result of the security breach.
Failed Satellite Deemed Low Risk As It Re-Enters Earth's Orbit
News  |  1/30/2008
The satellite, estimated to weigh 7,000 pounds, is expected to continue disintegrating upon re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere in February or early March.
MacBook Air's Leopard Installer Incompatible With Other Macs, Apple Warns
News  |  1/30/2008
It's the latest example of how Apple stretched engineering boundaries to produce the new, lightweight laptop.
NXP Modem Includes All GSM Standards From Edge To LTE
News  |  1/30/2008
The modem uses Software-Defined Radio cellular baseband technology so handsets can be designed to support any GSM standard, frequency, or air interface.
One-On-One With The Makers Of The Only Authorized MacBook Tablet
News  |  1/29/2008
Andreas Haas, CEO of Axiotron, tells InformationWeek how the company turns the dowdy MacBook into its sexy Modbook Mac tablet, and why its not afraid of competition from a rumored Apple-made Mac tablet.
IBM Boosts Server Virtualization For Small and Mid-Sized Businesses
News  |  1/29/2008
Effective management of virtualized systems can lead to energy savings of 80% and a 72% reduction in the total cost of ownership, IBM says.
Nokia Grows Faster Than Other Mobile Phone Makers
News  |  1/29/2008
Still, Nokia remains a small player in North America, where its market share dropped to 5.1% in the fourth quarter.
NASA, South Korea Team On Satellite Research
News  |  1/29/2008
The goal is to collaborate on communication, navigation systems, planetary exploration, lunar science, rovers, small satellites, and related technologies.
Rim Semiconductor Claims 40 Mbps Over 'Last Mile' Copper
News  |  1/29/2008
The test represents a breakthrough because it will be attractive to carriers seeking ways to transmit IPTV over older DSL lines.
Microsoft's Muglia On Windows Server 2008, Data Center Trends
News  |  1/29/2008
Microsoft senior VP Bob Muglia discusses the upcoming launch of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and other topics.
AMD Launches Two-Chip Graphics Card For Gamers
News  |  1/28/2008
The company hopes the Radeon HD 3870 X2 will give it a lead in both price and performance over rival Nvidia.
IBM Workers Launch Petition To Stop Pay Cuts
News  |  1/28/2008
Employee group seeks to prevent a 15% salary reduction for IT specialists and support workers.
Apple's Math Could Point To iPhone Overstock
News  |  1/25/2008
Apple remains confident that it can hit its target of 10 million phones shipped within its first year of sales, but financial analysts are wondering whether there's trouble brewing.
HP Introduces Thin Client Hardware
News  |  1/25/2008
HP's first mobile thin client is a notebook that can store data and access applications wirelessly on a centralized server.
Software And Information Industries Grew Faster Than U.S. Economy
News  |  1/25/2008
The SIIA reported that the software and information industries grew 10.8% in 2005, while the GDP grew 3.2%.
Microsoft Raises Estimate For Worldwide PC Sales In 2008
News  |  1/25/2008
The software maker expects PC sales to increase between 11% and 13%, up over earlier estimates.
Microsoft Xbox 360 Sales Fall 2.3% As 'Halo Effect' Fizzles
News  |  1/25/2008
Microsoft shipped 4.3 million Xbox 360 systems in the three months ended Dec. 31, compared with 4.4 million systems during the same period in 2006.
Mobile Phone Sales Growth Expected To Decline
News  |  1/25/2008
After an increase of 12.4% last year, IDC predicts that annual mobile phone sales will increase by only single digits for the next several years.
Alltel Adds Mobile Phones From LG, Samsung, BlackBerry
News  |  1/25/2008
Alltel Wireless rolled out two mobile phones, the LG Scoop and the Samsung Muse, and added a red BlackBerry Pearl 8130 to its smartphone lineup.
Sun Revenues Barely Budge, But Profits Double
News  |  1/24/2008
Among the highlights of the quarter was double-digit growth in emerging markets, including India, China, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Microsoft: Virtually End-To-End
News  |  1/24/2008
The company envisions 'dynamic IT,' a highly virtualized model with apps delivered when and where they're needed.
Best Buy Sold Infected Digital Picture Frames
News  |  1/24/2008
The 10.4-inch digital picture frames were sold under the Insignia brand and can potentially affect Windows users.
Cisco Pitches Virtual Switches For Next-Gen Data Centers
News  |  1/24/2008
Company sees new virtualization switch as heart of its Data Center 3.0 architecture.
Bidders Offer Billions In FCC Spectrum Auction
News  |  1/24/2008
A collective sigh of relief went out as a bidder stepped up and offered $472 million for a single nationwide license in the so-called public safety D Block.
Virtual Lifesaver
Features  |  1/24/2008
In health care, more efficient use of IT can translate directly into better patient care; virtualization helped Christus Health boost that equation.
Action Plan: Putting Virtualization In Project Life-Cycle Stages Of Planning
Features  |  1/24/2008
Five tips for getting it right the first time.
The Move From Physical To Virtual
Features  |  1/24/2008
Transplace's virtual infrastructure did more than cut costs; it allowed the transportation management services company to maintain 24/7 functionality, hosting, availability, and reliability for its customers.
Virgin Unveils Private Spaceship Design
News  |  1/24/2008
The company counts more than 200 future astronauts and about 85,000 "registrations of interest" to fly.
Business Travelers Cool To In-Flight Wi-Fi, Survey Finds
News  |  1/24/2008
An Orbitz survey could put a damper on U.S. airlines' plans to bring wireless service to their passengers, usually on long distance flights.
HP Intros Thin Business Desktops With Solid-State Drives
News  |  1/23/2008
The non-rotating hard drive makes it a desirable alternative for PCs used in the field by utility workers or the military.
Dell, Microsoft Join (Red) In Fighting AIDS In Africa
News  |  1/23/2008
The companies said they will contribute as much as $80 for each specially branded notebook, desktop, and printer bought by Dell customers.
EMC Among First To Offer SaaS To Big Business
News  |  1/23/2008
While Microsoft, Oracle and SAP have tiptoed around SaaS for big business, EMC is taking the plunge with its new online backup service.
Sony Taking Orders For Upgraded Vaio Notebooks
News  |  1/23/2008
The Vaio SZ premium notebooks feature large hard drives and Intel's latest mobile processors; they will begin shipping in the next couple of weeks
BlackBerry Links To Lotus Connections
News  |  1/23/2008
The software includes central management controls for IT administrators through integration with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
AT&T's Broadband Customers Get Unlimited Wi-Fi
News  |  1/23/2008
Free Wi-Fi will be offered at more than 10,000 locations, such as airports, McDonald's restaurants, Barnes & Noble bookstores, coffee shops, and sporting venues.
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