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Dell Uses Blu-ray Disc to Increase Notebook Storage Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, December 11 2006 @ 01:34 PM EST
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Dell announced Dec. 11 that its XPS M1710 consumer notebook will now feature Blu-ray Disc technology, offering users more storage space and an array of DVD features.

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Britain's online video viewing rises at expense of TV Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, November 27 2006 @ 01:49 PM EST
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The boom in online video has started to reduce the hours people in Britain spend watching television, a survey said on Monday.

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A load of C.R.A.P. Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, November 27 2006 @ 01:32 PM EST
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Hi, I'm David Berlind, Executive Editor at ZDNet. Today, we're going to talk about a rather uncomfortable subject, CRAP. That's right, CRAP. Now, CRAP stands for Content, Restriction, Annulment and Protection. It's my catchy buzz-phrase for a technology that's really called DRM. Now DRM technically stands for Digital Rights Management, and it's a rather cancerous technology that technology vendors are actually building into most of the products that we're buying today.

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The carbon-adjusted supply chain Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, November 23 2006 @ 01:45 PM EST
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At the Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT in September, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos gave a keynote talk on the slew of new and innovative Web services his company has recently launched. His discussion of MTurk, S3, and EC2 held no surprises for me, or for readers of this column and of my blog. But one of the questions posed by an attendee, in the Q&A period following Bezos' talk, was a stunner.

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The (lack of) quality of motherboards Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, November 01 2006 @ 02:03 PM EST
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We do everything we can to stop failing subsystems from ever entering our customers hands. We beat on our systems, usually with loads far in excess of what our customers will do. No, not using memtest. We run real codes. And we catch lots of problems.

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$100 laptops to roll off production lines in Q2 2007 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 24 2006 @ 02:30 PM EDT
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The US$100 laptop PC at the heart of the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative aimed at school children in developing countries will start rolling off production lines in the second quarter of next year.

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Harvard takes IBM supercomputer to heart Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, October 20 2006 @ 03:33 PM EDT
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IBM on Thursday announced that Harvard University is using an IBM Blue Gene supercomputer, which holds the title as the fastest supercomputer in the world, to support research into the human heart and circulatory system.

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IBM Registers Stellar Performance in Q3 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, October 19 2006 @ 01:47 PM EDT
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IBM shares climbed nearly 5 percent Wednesday following the company's announcement late Tuesday of a 54 percent increase in Q3 earnings -- a figure that surpassed Wall Street analyst expectations.

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Hackers find use for Google Code Search Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, October 09 2006 @ 03:02 PM EDT
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Google has inadvertently given online attackers a new tool.

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$59 million grant for world-class supercomputer Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, October 05 2006 @ 05:46 PM EDT
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The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center will host and manage one of the world’s most powerful computers with a $59 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the largest single NSF grant in the university’s history.

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