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  • 45 million Americans admit faking IDs for online transactions

    Posted August 24, 2011 - 2:13 pm

    A study from ID Analytics shows 45 million Americans admit to manipulating their identity information online -- by which the analysts mean lying about the data that identifies you to government and law enforcement agencies, not changing usernames to avoid a flame war.
  • HP TouchPad accessories on discount

    Posted August 24, 2011 - 1:57 pm

    Some stores are offering discount accessories for the fast-vanishing HP TouchPad.
  • Android users hit by lethal Trojan root hack

    Posted August 24, 2011 - 9:43 am

    Researchers have publicised probably the most dangerous Android malware examples yet discovered, a Trojan that exploits the GingerBreak root hack (CVE-2011-1823) in Android 2.3 that gained wide publicity after its discovery in April.
  • Crash course in PostgreSQL, part 1

    Posted August 24, 2011 - 9:00 am

    PostgreSQL is more than an RBDMS, it's an object-relational database management system a traditional relational database with an object-oriented database model. This open source hybrid is easy to set up and learn.
  • Aging East Coast infrastructure a concern after quake

    Posted August 24, 2011 - 6:14 am

    The earthquake that struck the East Coast on Tuesday should serve as a wake-up call about the frailty of our aging infrastructure, and it shoud stir businesses to create or update business continuity plans.
  • IBM shines in strong Q2 server market

    Posted August 23, 2011 - 8:16 pm

    IBM's worldwide server revenue jumped a healthy 24.5 percent in the second quarter, putting it neck and neck with Hewlett-Packard for the top spot, IDC reported Tuesday.
  • A TouchPad for $49? Maybe if you're Rick Astley

    Posted August 23, 2011 - 7:21 pm

    With geeks still scrambling to get their hands on the last of Hewlett-Packard's US$99 TouchPads, a $49 deal just seems too good to be true.
  • Data centers largely unaffected by East Coast quake

    Posted August 23, 2011 - 6:55 pm

    Staff were evacuated at several data centers following Tuesday's earthquake but operations at most facilities appear to have been unaffected, according to Twitter posts and other sources.
  • Four reasons Lenovo's ThinkPad tablet Is right for business

    Posted August 23, 2011 - 5:52 pm

    Tablet headlines have been dominated for the past week by the sudden demise of the TouchPad, and the subsequent fire sale by HP to clear out inventory. But, just because HP is bailing on the tablet industry doesn't mean the world has come to a halt. Today, Lenovo launched its ThinkPad Tablet--an Android tablet with more of a business focus than some of its rivals.
  • Samsung: Stanley Kubrick invented the tablet for '2001'

    Posted August 23, 2011 - 5:10 pm

    Here's an interesting defense in the Samsung-Apple patent battle: Samsung claims iPad-like tablets have already been established as "prior art," thanks to a scene in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • Start-up Pure Storage emerges with all-SSD array

    Posted August 23, 2011 - 3:32 pm

    Pure Storage, a start-up that just received $30 million venture funding, has announced an all-NAND flash storage array that it said can compete with traditional hard drive-based systems on price.
  • HP releases 3Par storage system, federated storage software

    Posted August 23, 2011 - 2:26 pm

    As part of its Converged Storage portfolio, Hewlett-Packard (HP) today announced new federated storage software, Peer Motion, which enables admins to transparently move application workloads between disk systems in virtualized and cloud computing environments.
  • Hurricane Irene is on her way. Is your data center ready?

    Posted August 23, 2011 - 1:54 pm

    What's your Irene plan? Hear how one IT group saved its data center by moving it into a water tower.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad tablet hits the market

    Posted August 23, 2011 - 1:03 pm

    Lenovo’s business-orientated tablet, the ThinkPad Tablet, is now available for order and should start shipping within a week. The 10-inch Android device, which Lenovo officially announced a little more than a month ago, boasts an impressive mix of consumer and business-friendly features that might please both you and your IT department.
  • PC Era says, 'I'm not dead yet. Getting better.'

    Posted August 23, 2011 - 12:51 pm

    When HP announced they were getting out of the PC business, the "PC Era Is Dead" stories started popping up all over the place. Why? The tech world, full of people looking for the newest toys (ooh, shiny), has always been unhappy with what is doing work today and yearns for what is new.
  • United Airlines uses iPads to make cockpits paperless

    Posted August 23, 2011 - 11:59 am

    United Airlines is joining the “paperless flight deck” revolution, announcing Tuesday that it is distributing 11,000 iPads to United and Continental pilots to replace bulky paper navigation charts in the cockpit.
  • Cisco aims for a go-anywhere router

    Posted August 23, 2011 - 8:10 am

    Cisco Systems made its fortune selling routers for the cores of enterprise and service-provider networks, but now the company is sending its technology farther from those cozy confines than ever before.
  • Apple may tap China Mobile's 600M users with iPhone on 2G

    Posted August 23, 2011 - 6:56 am

    There are signs that Apple may soon allow China Mobile to distribute the iPhone, a deal that could give Apple a bigger share of China's mobile phone market. But Apple faces a tough choice in order to reach such a deal, say analysts: develop an iPhone specifically for China Mobile, which operates a 3G network incompatible with current models of the iPhone, or make iPhone buyers use the carrier's slower 2G network.
  • China overtakes US in PC sales earlier than expected

    Posted August 23, 2011 - 6:54 am

    China overtook the U.S. in both PC sales and shipments in the second quarter, according to research firm IDC.
  • Review

    First look: VMware vSphere 5 looms large

    Posted August 23, 2011 - 6:10 am

    Automated host deployment, revamped HA, large-scale VM support, and storage automation features rev up vSphere for big shops
  • Huh? TouchPads now selling for almost $300 on eBay

    Posted August 22, 2011 - 8:59 pm

    The TouchPad may be DOA thanks to HP's recent decision to drop WebOS but you wouldn't know it from the prices the tablet fetches on eBay. After fire sales over the weekend dropped the price of the entry level 16gb TouchPad model down to $99, demand for the tablet skyrocketed and retailers quickly sold out of the TouchPad. Now TouchPads on eBay are fetching somewhere between $200 and $300 for resellers.
  • TouchDroid will turn TouchPads into Android tablets

    Posted August 22, 2011 - 6:39 pm

    The lucky people who managed to buy a US$99 TouchPad before they sold out just got luckier: A group of developers is working on a way to load Android onto the tablets.
  • Apple's A6 chip to boost speed, battery life in next iPad

    Posted August 22, 2011 - 6:10 pm

    Apple's next iPad will be faster and more power-efficient thanks to its new, quad-core A6 processor, but the new tablet may not be ready to ship until next June, an industry analyst said Monday.
  • HP allays fears around PC business uncertainty

    Posted August 22, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    Business continues as usual for Hewlett-Packard's PC unit, which will continue to support and sell products as the company explores options to spin off or sell the Personal Systems Group, HP said on Monday.
  • Six energy-efficient data center practices

    Posted August 22, 2011 - 7:00 am

    The traditional data center is running out of power, space, and time. Here are some of the new, innovative, and unusual solutions in practice today.
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