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  • Back to school: 6 tips for not overspending on tech

    Posted August 20, 2011 - 8:46 am

    School is just about to start, and if you have a kid heading for college you're probably grimacing at the thought of all those bills. You're on your own when it comes to soaring tuition and housing costs, but there are ways to spend less on your student's technology needs while still giving them what they need to succeed.
  • IBM: The PC is the new mainframe

    Posted August 19, 2011 - 4:45 pm

    A second opinion from IBM on the question of whether the PC is dead.
  • HP's tablet exit no signal of iPad immunity, say analysts

    Posted August 19, 2011 - 2:29 pm

    HP's departure from the tablet business does not mean that Apple's iPad will remain the undisputed king, analysts said today.
  • HP's Apotheker changes his tune on mobility

    Posted August 19, 2011 - 1:57 pm

    Six months after laying out his "strategic vision" for HP, CEO Leo Apotheker took the actions to realize it. And abandoned the mobile computing space.
  • Wall Street Beat: Megamergers, earnings roil tech

    Posted August 19, 2011 - 12:59 pm

    Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty, acquisitions and earnings news from the world's top PC makers (Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Lenovo), the biggest Internet business (Google), and a major handset maker (Motorola Mobility) marked major realignments in tech this week.
  • IBM finds a way to completely ruin computers

    Posted August 19, 2011 - 12:11 pm

    IBM's SyNAPSE processors are designed to mimic the human brain's ability to analyze several streams of data at once and switch topics quickly, a huge advantage for systems designed for long-term monitoring, but carried too far HEY, LOOK, A BIRD!!
  • HP's WebOS failure highlight PC giants' mobile struggle

    Posted August 19, 2011 - 11:34 am

    Vendors like Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Acer and Toshiba may dominate the worldwide PC market, but their efforts to turn those leads into smartphone success have failed, highlighted by HP's decision on Thursday to stop developing its WebOS-based products.
  • Report: High-resolution iPad 3 starts production in October

    Posted August 19, 2011 - 10:58 am

    The long-rumored iPad 3 with a high-resolution display will go to trial production from October, in advance of an early 2012 launch, according to a Wall Street Journal scoop. The report (subscription required) quotes "people familiar with the situation" who say Apple has ordered key components for its next-generation tablet already.
  • HP's webOS crashes under Apple, Android pressure

    Posted August 18, 2011 - 7:37 pm

    Hewlett-Packard's announcement on Thursday to stop making tablets and smartphones based on webOS surprised many analysts, who said the company buckled under the pressure of Apple's momentum and growing support for Android.
  • GE's new Kentucky data center wins the platinum crown

    Posted August 18, 2011 - 5:57 pm

    What's it take to earn Platinum LEED status?
  • With SSL, who can you really trust?

    Posted August 18, 2011 - 4:27 pm

    SSL, the encryption scheme that protects virtually all secure online transactions, requires that users rely on trusted third parties, but what if they can't be trusted?
  • HP lowers financial guidance with webOS shutdown

    Posted August 18, 2011 - 4:12 pm

    After pulling the plug on its webOS phones and tablet computers Thursday, Hewlett Packard said it expected to be less profitable than expected during its current fiscal quarter, which ends Oct. 31.
  • BULLETIN: HP kills webOS business, confirms PC spinoff

    Posted August 18, 2011 - 3:30 pm

    The company also confirmed reports that it is in discussions with Autonomy regarding a possible deal to buy the company.
  • Question

    How difficult is it to set up load-balance Windows 2008 R2 servers?

    Posted August 18, 2011 - 2:12 pm

    I'd like to make our data center more robust by offering load-balancing for our servers. How do I do this?
  • Apple tops mobile PC market share (if you count iPads as PCs)

    Posted August 18, 2011 - 1:41 pm

    Apple computers topped sales for the mobile PC market last quarter, according to a new report from the market research company DisplaySearch. Apple shipped more than 13.6 million units, which translates to just over 21 percent of the mobile PC market. The computing giant retook the top spot from HP, which sold about 9.7 million units to take second place with 15 percent of the mobile PC market.
  • BULLETIN: HP to spin off PC arm

    Posted August 18, 2011 - 12:55 pm

    The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Hewlett-Packard will spin off its global PC business. No further details are available from the company, which announces its quarterly financial results Thursday afternoon.
  • Indian mobile operators turn to low-cost Android tablets

    Posted August 18, 2011 - 7:23 am

    India's largest mobile operator, Bharti Airtel, and second largest, Reliance Communications, are bundling Android tablets priced at between US$220 and $285 with their mobile services, in a bid to increase use of their data plans.
  • Lenovo's net profits close to double

    Posted August 18, 2011 - 12:21 am

    Lenovo reported strong earnings for the quarter ended June 30, with the company's net profits nearly doubling year-over-year.
  • Fired VMware admin admits virtual rampage launched from a McDonald's

    Posted August 17, 2011 - 3:17 pm

    There is always the potential for drama and tragedy when sysadmins are expendable an even your IT systems are lying to each other.
  • Skype WiFi app delivers affordable Wi-Fi around the world

    Posted August 17, 2011 - 3:09 pm

    Skype is known primarily for providing Internet-based VoIP calling, with video chat and conferencing a close second. You might not be aware that Skype also has a service to provide cheap Wi-Fi access at over one million locations around the world -- and now it's available for iOS devices.
  • Yankee Group: AT&T-T-Mobile merger will boost prices

    Posted August 17, 2011 - 1:44 pm

    T-Mobile customers who expect to get better prices from the proposed AT&T merger should think again, according to a new Yankee Group report.
  • Gartner: India PC market hit by low consumer interest

    Posted August 17, 2011 - 11:44 am

    India's PC market was flat in the second quarter, reflecting the low importance Indian consumers attach to PC purchases, according to research firm Gartner.
  • Dell expects Windows 8, Android to boost tablet market

    Posted August 17, 2011 - 2:55 am

    Dell expects both Windows 8 and Android to be credible options for tablet customers next year, and indicated it plans to offer products built around the two operating systems, a company executive said on Wednesday.
  • Green tool from AT&T helps companies add up savings

    Posted August 16, 2011 - 8:27 pm

    AT&T released a tool on Tuesday to help you measure the money and greenhouse gas emissions your business could save by taking actions such as cutting down on business trips. The Carbon Impact Assessment Tool takes into consideration the overall size of a given company including its number of employees, as well as travel plans. It then lets you know what you can expect to save by utilizing digital collaboration and communication tools.
  • Samsung joins the SATA 3.0 SSD party

    Posted August 16, 2011 - 6:06 pm

    Samsung announced it is shipping to laptop and tablet manufacturers a new 512GB SSD that uses the SATA 3.0 interconnect specification, which doubles throughput from Sata 2.0's 3Gbit/sec to 6Gbit/sec.
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