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  • News: Test Aims to Disprove Data Center Dogma

    In an experiment that began in January, decommissioned Trinity Health servers, networking gear and storage systems have been running outdoors in a simple shed without failure. Takeaway: IT equipment appears to be a lot tougher than conventional wisdom says. Insider (registration required)

  • News: HTC Sensation XL

    Smartphones seem to be getting bigger and bigger -- Samsung's Galaxy Note has a whopping 5.3in screen that blurs the line between smartphone and tablet, while the recently announced Galaxy Nexus pushes the limits with a 4.65 in display. HTC has joined the bigger is better party with the Sensation XL, an Android phone with a giant 4.7in screen.

  • News: 10 Twitter Bot Services to Simplify Your Life

    You may think that Twitter is just good for following celebrities and swapping tweets with friends. But the social network is capable of a lot more. Specialized services have tweaked it to turn ordinary Twitter accounts into robots that can carry out helpful tasks.

  • News: The Best Video Games and Consoles for Families

    Planning to shop for a game console this holiday season, and wondering which one will suit your clan? Here's a look at the three major consoles, as well as at the top five family-friendly titles for each one.

  • News: High-speed Ethernet planning guide

    Ten-gigabit Ethernet was so last year.

  • News: 5 steps to high-speed Ethernet

    If you're considering the move to 40/100gigabit Ethernet, here are 5 things to keep in mind

  • News: Apple posts video of Jobs memorial

    Apple has posted a video of the company’s memorial service for co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs on its website.

  • News: Fraudsters find creative ways to abuse e-commerce sites

    Even if your company website is secured with the latest software patches and has been tested by ethical hackers, it doesn't mean the scammers will stay away.

  • News: Oracle buys RightNow for roughly US$1.5 billion

    Oracle is buying RightNow Technologies for about US$1.5 billion in order to boost its recently announced Public Cloud with customer-service software, the companies announced Monday. The deal is expected to close late this year or in early 2012.

  • News: Oracle launches NoSQL database

    After announcing the technology at its OpenWorld conference last month, Oracle has launched its much anticipated NoSQL database.

  • News: China's Alibaba sets up fund to back mobile OS

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is readying the next update of its mobile operating system as a company subsidiary launched a new fund to support app development for the OS.

  • News: Facebook denies keeping 'shadow profiles' of non-users

    Facebook has hit back at claims it creates 'Shadow profiles' of web users that have not signed up to the social network.

  • News: Cray to Build 20-Petaflop System

    Cray was awarded a $97 million contract to build a supercomputer that could potentially deliver up to 20 petaflops of peak performance, or 20 quadrillion floating operations per second, to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

  • News: Obama Aims to Stop Federal Data Leaks

    President Obama has issued an executive order that aims to reform rules for the sharing and securing of data by federal agencies.

  • News: New Low-Power Memory Could Challenge DDR3

    Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology have jointly launched a consortium to support and develop a new low-power memory called Hybrid Memory Cube, which could challenge DDR3 memory in high-performance computers in a few years.

  • News: Netflix will launch in the UK in early 2012

    US online movie streaming service Netflix has revealed it will launch in the UK early next year.

  • News: Microsoft, Compal sign patent deal covering Android, Chrome

    Microsoft has signed a patent agreement with Taiwan's Compal Electronics that provides coverage under its patent portfolio for Compal's tablets, mobile phones, e-readers and other consumer devices running Android or the Chrome platform, the company said Sunday.

  • News: Got cyber insurance?

    Heartland Payment Systems figured it was in pretty good shape when it took out a $30 million cyber insurance policy. Unfortunately, the credit card transaction processor was the victim of a massive data breach in early 2009 that resulted in losses estimated at $145 million. The insurance company did pay Heartland the $30 million, but the company was on the hook for the remaining $115 million.

  • News: Wi-Fi devices crowd 2.4GHz band; IT looks to 5GHz

    Of the 470,000 Wi-Fi connections made on a recent day at Abilene Christian University, fully 94% used the 2.4GHz band, representing an extreme example of how today's surging number of Wi-Fi clients is crowding the band least able to accommodate them.

  • News: Equinix creates market for data center clients to trade services

    Equinix has launched an online marketplace for its data center customers, to make it easier for them to buy and sell network, managed hosting and other services among themselves.

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