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  • Samsung wipes Galaxy Tab 7.7 from stand after court order

    Posted September 4, 2011 - 6:54 am

    Now you see it, now you don't: Samsung Electronics erased all traces of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from its exhibition stand at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) in Berlin on Saturday, just two days after launching the tablet there.
  • Life on Jobs-less earth

    Posted September 3, 2011 - 8:57 am

    Some people have already forgotten about just how important Steve Jobs was, not only to Apple, but to all of technology.
  • Is taking a nude photo of laptop 'thief' too much?

    Posted September 3, 2011 - 8:32 am

    We've all heard the cool stories about how people are able to recover their stolen electronics using various tracking services. But one gadget-tracking service may have gone too far--a U.S. District Judge has ruled against Absolute Software for capturing sexually explicit images of a woman using a "stolen" laptop.
  • Labor Day, but is there any labor to come by?

    Posted September 2, 2011 - 1:43 pm

    Data center labor. Is it aplenty or a pity?
  • Acer's Aspire S3 looks to capture MacBook Air feel

    Posted September 2, 2011 - 6:20 am

    Acer has introduced the Aspire S3, an ultrabook that will start shipping this month and cost from €799 (US$1,134), the company said during a launch event at the IFA consumer electronics show.
  • HP's trusty 12c financial calculator turns 30

    Posted September 1, 2011 - 4:34 pm

    Designed for dealmakers, the 12c is engineered to handle complex formulas for calculating loan payments, determining bond yields, and constructing depreciation schedules. It's a cult classic among finance and business professionals.
  • Desktop virtualization users say the technology brings challenges

    Posted September 1, 2011 - 1:42 pm

    Sacking the old PC in favor of desktop virtualization is starting to grow and the information technology managers taking the lead on that trend offered some perspectives on the networking and security challenges it brings.
  • Lenovo says new 'Ultrabook' thinner than MacBook Air

    Posted September 1, 2011 - 12:07 pm

    Lenovo has jumped on Intel's "Ultrabook" bandwagon, announcing a new IdeaPad on Thursday that the company said is thinner than Apple's celebrated MacBook Air.
  • Lenovo heats up price war with $199 IdeaPad tablet

    Posted September 1, 2011 - 12:07 pm

    Lenovo announced a new US$199 IdeaPad tablet with a 7-inch screen and Google's Android OS in response to the surge in demand for inexpensive tablets, the company said on Thursday.
  • Microsoft's 5 biggest weaknesses

    Posted September 1, 2011 - 6:36 am

    Microsoft's position as the dominant provider of software to consumers is at risk. Here are five reasons why.
  • Apple offers to talk with Chinese environmental group

    Posted September 1, 2011 - 1:06 am

    Apple has requested a Chinese environmental group to hold talks on a report that accuses the company's suppliers of polluting the environment and endangering the lives of residents.
  • Tablets take precedence in consumerization of IT

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 6:59 pm

    According to our biannual tech priorities survey, spending on mobile and wireless continues to rise, with 54 percent of CIOs planning to increase budgets in that area, up ten percent from January. Tablets in particular seem to be gaining ground--55 percent of the 261 respondents plan spending increases there.
  • In fortified data center, NYSE runs 'gated' trading cloud

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 6:34 pm

    Hurricane Irene mattered not to NYSE Euronext's large data center, which is built on land high enough to avoid 100-year floods and just about everything else.
  • VMware strives to expand security partner ecosystem

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 3:43 pm

    VMware yesterday said it has added more security vendor partners to its vShield product-development program in which security firms work with the company to develop data protection specifically designed for VMware's flagship virtualization platform, which today is vSphere 5.0.
  • AT&T to charge $700 for LTE HTC Jetstream

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 3:32 pm

    AT&T announced the new HTC Jetstream, its first LTE-ready tablet, will go on sale Sept. 4 for $700 and a two-year contract.
  • Analysts: AT&T's HTC Jetstream tablet overpriced

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 3:13 pm

    AT&T and HTC's new Jetstream Android tablet with LTE capabilities is heavily overpriced at US$700 in a market where buyers are looking for discounts, analysts said on Wednesday.
  • From parking garage to data center

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 2:18 pm

    You can park your Lexus next to that Linux over there.
  • OCZ releases its first hybrid drive, a 1.1TB rocket

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 2:05 pm

    OCZ today announced its first hybrid drive product based on the PCIe interface and that incorporates 100GB of flash cache with a 1TB hard drive.
  • Why big data is a big deal

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 1:15 pm

    Like 'the cloud,' the concept of 'big data' is the subject of a lot of hype and means different things to different people. Here's what it really means, who's really doing it, and what it could mean for the future of data mining.
  • Sony to ship first Android-based tablet in September

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 12:47 pm

    Sony's Android Honeycomb-based single and dual-screen tablets will be called Tablet S and Tablet P, and cost from €479 (US$690) and €599, the company said on Wednesday at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.
  • VMworld's quirkiest moments

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 11:46 am

    The VMworld Conference here, attended by more than 19,000 people, is highlighting the dynamic creativity of VMware's software division managers and technical staff as they present what's in the works for virtualization of desktops, servers and their management. But that doesn't mean this show isn't without its quirky moments. Here are a few:
  • Why companies should donate used PCs instead of recycling

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 8:47 am

    When we write about sustainability in CIO, we often focus on how IT leaders can help their companies cut energy consumption. It's an obvious target because it's relatively easy to quantify. Whether or not you have formal goals for reducing carbon emissions, those kilowatts saved and gallons of heating oil conserved drop right to the bottom line.
  • Apple suppliers accused of environmental damage

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 6:55 am

    Environmental groups in China criticized Apple on Wednesday, alleging that it is employing suppliers that are damaging the environment and threatening the lives of residents. Apple, however, maintains the company has been vigilant in ensuring all its suppliers follow environmental safety requirements.
  • Adobe releases CreatePDF for iOS

    Posted August 31, 2011 - 5:09 am

    Adobe has released its CreatePDF tool for iOS, which aims to bring the same PDF creation features found in Adobe Acrobat to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
  • Brocade caters to cloud customers

    Posted August 30, 2011 - 6:28 pm

    Brocade has unveiled an infrastructure procurement model designed for cloud computing, along with additions to its new VDX data center switch line.
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