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  • iPad 2 cost only a few dollars more to build than original iPad

    Posted March 14, 2011 - 4:17 pm

    The overall cost of iPad 2, despite some pricier components, is almost identical to the first model introduced a year ago.
  • Raising your salary through theft

    Posted January 10, 2011 - 1:56 pm

    EMC reseller cooperates with feds to escape prosecution in theft of more than $1 million in parts by two former EMC employees in Mass. and N.C.
  • Oracle shares jump after hours following strong Q2 earnings

    Posted December 16, 2010 - 7:55 pm

    Shares of Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) jumped more than 4 percent in after-hours trading Thursday after the database giant reported impressive second-quarter earnings.
  • Review

    Secure flash drives lock down your data

    Posted December 13, 2010 - 12:54 pm

    Hollywood makes secure flash storage look easy. If the bad guy steals a thumb drive, it either blows up or some secret counterintelligence agency marshals the nation's resources in a no-holds-barred data hunt--most likely with Bruce Willis or Tommy Lee Jones working the streets. If the good guy steals the drive, it goes to a special-needs, special-deeds sidekick in a basement somewhere who cracks the code in 5 minutes.
  • Lamenting the Death of Features

    Posted February 12, 2010 - 3:14 pm

    We have all become accustomed to having new features added to our operating systems and applications: plug and play, USB support, browser extensions, docking station support, dual-head display settings. It's a nice feeling to play with new tools. Except, of course, when some of these features are removed in newer versions of the software.
  • A factor of a thousand: five general-interest notes on hardware performance

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 9:02 pm

    Hardware will be faster in the future. Several different techniques will contribute to that acceleration. Cameron has collected good reading on a range of possibilities.
  • 10 wacky USB devices

    Posted December 17, 2009 - 6:04 pm

    10 crazy USB devices That extra USB port on your PC is just begging to be used. Sure, you could find something work-related and useful, but where's the fun in that? Instead, pick up one of these 10 fun little gadgets.
  • Office 2010 Coming in June, But Who Needs It?

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 4:17 pm

    Microsoft has confirmed that Office 2010 will ship in June, but continues to hammer home a marketing line that could spell trouble for sales.
  • Slideshow: What vendors consider sexy design

    Posted September 4, 2009 - 3:09 pm

    These machines should speak for themselves when it comes to who made them
  • Windows tip: Re-using domain controller names

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 3:12 pm

    You have five domain controllers named SEA-DC1 thru SEA-DC5. The physical hardware for SEA-DC3 is getting kind of old, so you do the following:
  • Enterprise IT Asset Management - Managing Your IT Assets

    Posted November 20, 2008 - 10:02 am

    By effectively managing the life cycle of an organization's IT assets, the IT manager has significant influence to improve an organization's overall performance, reduce costs, improve effectiveness, and improve and demonstrate the IT department's ROI. Managing an Enterprise's IT assets is essential for an organization's competitiveness today.
  • Are You A Geek? Take This Test

    Posted September 24, 2008 - 6:00 am

    Here's a tip on avoiding "click frustration" when removing USB flash drives--and a simple test you can perform to tell whether you're a geek or not.
  • Introduction to Virtual Iron

    Posted July 14, 2008 - 5:10 pm

    Since few servers run at full capacity, virtualization uses some software and memory techniques to leverage the speed of the server processor(s) to host multiple virtual servers on one physical server. Just as one Windows personal computer can run multiple applications at once, server virtualization allows one physical server to run multiple copies of a server operating system. This offers great value by reducing the number of physical servers needed, reducing hardware and supporting energy costs.
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