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  • Control this! Odd video game controllers from a time gone by

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    6 of the coolest and most unconventional controllers in video game history.
  • Desktops Gone Wild

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Bored with your old beige box? These enterprising modders have you covered. Gorgeous, unwieldy, and rarely pragmatic, here are 15 cases that blur the line between workhorse and work of art.
  • Your old computer, born again

    Posted July 21, 2010 - 3:00 pm

    They're collecting dust in storage rooms and taking up extra space in your garage or office. They can't handle today's applications, peripherals or operating systems. Yes, older computers are a nuisance, like the brother-in-law who sleeps on your sofa for a few months.
  • Underwater love: 5 cool gadgets for the wet set

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 8:00 am

    The iPhone 4 may be quite cool, but can you take it for a swim? Here is a gallery of awesome tech that stays cool when wet.
  • Windows XP SP2 and 7 other things Microsoft has killed this year

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 12:13 pm

    Microsoft’s bell tolls for Windows 2000/XP SP2 support, Kin smartphones, Courier tablet and more.
  • Five Trends Shaping Data Center Designs

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 10:53 am

    In the past, companies built data centers like parents buy clothes for their children: Buy big and wait for the kids to grow into them.
  • A History of Portable Computing

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 8:00 am

    From 'portables' that weighed nearly 30 pounds in the 1980s to the featherweight Apple iPad of 2010, portable computing has come a long way. Here's a look at some of the milestones.
  • How to minimize server consolidation mistakes

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 1:47 pm

    Joe Latrell, IT manager and lead programmer for GetMyHomesValue.com, a real estate data services company in Lancaster, Pa., knows that it's all too easy for even a knowledgeable and experienced IT veteran to make mistakes while managing a complex server-consolidation project. "You have to think about everything," he says. "It can be a minefield."
  • Microsoft's Home of the Future: A Visual Tour

    Posted July 2, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Welcome to The Microsoft Home, where no wall or table in the house is safe from being a digital device.
  • 6 Real Sci-Fi Gadgets: The Future... Today!

    Posted June 28, 2010 - 8:30 am

    Science Fiction sometimes comes up with remarkable ideas for devices which would make our lives easier. Or, at the very least, much cooler. Until we get a faster than light drive or a light saber, the following will have to do. Read on, and enjoy the future of fantasy today.
  • The surprising secret of a Las Vegas data center: No glitz

    Posted June 25, 2010 - 9:41 am

    The data center used by The Venetian resort and casino owned by the Sands Corp. is neither glitzy or unusual, but must perform many out-of-the-ordinary tasks to make sure the unique business runs smoothly.
  • From the labs: IT's future today

    Posted June 21, 2010 - 4:18 pm

    For all its promise of revolution, the computing industry often lags behind expectations. After all, your netbook is really just a laptop, only smaller and cheaper. The chip that powers your PC today has a direct lineage back to the Pentiums of yesterday. Your latest hard drive might hold 2TB, but it's still just a hard drive. Where's the real innovation?
  • Your tech vendor's been gobbled up: Now what?

    Posted June 15, 2010 - 11:12 am

    Having your primary tech vendor bought out can create lots of change in a hurry. Customers of acquired tech firms such as Foundry, EqualLogic and Sun share their concerns and advice.
  • Watching the internet on your big TV

    Posted June 7, 2010 - 8:00 am

    The current trend in viewing media seems to be smaller: iPods, netbooks, even tablets. But what about that marvelous 1080p flatscreen monitor? Why not turn your big TV into an internet experience? Here are a few different ways I have done just that.
  • Netbooks: Five Things You Need to Know

    Posted May 24, 2010 - 2:28 pm

    Better than a smartphone but worse than a laptop? Or is the netbook just a fad like the iPad?
  • Why Green IT Isn't Enough If You Want to Cut Energy Costs

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 2:25 pm

    There's more to energy efficiency than green IT. If you want to cut corporate energy costs, you have to look beyond the datacenter and the desktop.
  • 15 cloud companies to watch

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 11:05 am

    Innovative vendors offering ways to make the transition to a cloud-based world less daunting.
  • 15 Future-Laptop Concepts: The Fascinating and the Far-Fetched

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Many of these concepts may never leave the drawing board or lab, but we can always dream…and in some cases, be thankful.
  • 5 Technology Security Myths, Busted

    Posted May 3, 2010 - 9:09 pm

    Think you can hide behind the privacy of an "unlisted" cell phone number? Think again. Maybe you believe you don't need security software on a Mac or iPad. You'd swear that Firefox is the safest browser in town. Wrong on both counts.
  • Purdue University plans for post-PC era

    Posted April 23, 2010 - 4:08 pm

    Purdue University is looking to save $15 million in IT costs over the next three years. So it's considering a virtualized desktop infrastructure.
  • Trashed Laptops: When Bad Things Happen to (Mostly) Good PCs

    Posted April 21, 2010 - 9:00 am

    We scoured the Web to find true tales of splintered, shattered, and smashed laptops.
  • Confessions of tech hoarders

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 6:20 pm

    How much hardware do you have hidden in your home's nooks and crannies?
  • Slate Wars: 15 Tablets That Could Rival Apple's iPad

    Posted April 20, 2010 - 9:00 am

    The iPad has captured many hearts and minds, but a fleet of rival tablets led by a separatist Android army is about to attack, armed with HD Flash video, multitouch screens, front-facing cameras, multitasking...even Windows 7. Let's take a look.
  • Top 12 Weirdest Notebooks

    Posted April 14, 2010 - 9:00 am

    A dozen of the strangest and most outlandish notebook computers.
  • Interop Planning Guide: Cloudy forecast

    Posted April 12, 2010 - 9:51 pm

    To say that this year's Interop will feature a lot on cloud computing would be an understatement. Of course, cloud computing is only one of the many topics experts at Interop are due to discuss this year. If you're not interested in the cloud, you can always attend sessions on virtualization, mobility, VoIP and more. This Interop Planning Guide should help you pick out the most interesting sessions with the most relevant speakers to match your area of expertise.

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