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Premium-Inhalt. Intel is gearing up to release the first versions of its Nehalem chip family next month, with the scheduled launch of its Core i7 desktop processors. But users will have to wait much longer to get their hands on the mobile version of the new chip.
Premium-Inhalt. Intel's upcoming Moorestown chip platform will include optional support for high-speed cellular data services when it hits the market in 2009 or 2010, Intel said Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. Engineers at Panasonic have succeeded in reducing the size of a prototype methanol fuel cell so that its no larger than a laptop battery pack but provides all-day power.
Premium-Inhalt. A tenth of a millimeter might not seem like much, but in the competitive world of flat-panel televisions it's enough for Samsung to steal the thinnest-TV crown from Philips.
Premium-Inhalt. Google's redesign of its iGoogle personalized home page has triggered an avalanche of complaints from users who dislike the changes.
Premium-Inhalt. Sun Microsystems on Monday warned of a big loss for the first quarter of its 2009 fiscal year, issuing preliminary results that also showed revenue falling.
Premium-Inhalt. I've been using programs like Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, and Corel Paint Shop Pro for so many years that I sometimes have trouble remembering what photography was like before the digital age. But none of those programs have ever felt like a truly natural part of the photo process to me. When I see something I want to tweak, adjust, composite, or fix, I'll open a program like Photoshop, load the image, and do my work. When I'm done, I close Photoshop and move on. In that sense, my photo editor is sort of like an auto repair shop that I pull my car into; it gets the job done, but I don't leave my car there all the time.
Premium-Inhalt. Barack Obama is building some for the home stretch of his presidential campaign. Google CEO says he's officially endorsing Obama and will join him at rallies and events over the coming days. Schmidt had previously served as an informal adviser to the Democratic campaign.
Premium-Inhalt. I get e-mail pitches from PR people all the time, but Monday I got one that I'll put in my Now-I've-Heard-It-All file. It comes from a PR Guy, who is, apparently, working for , which makes wireless, hands-free headsets for cell phones.
Premium-Inhalt. It seems touch-screen voting machines in West Virginia have minds of their own. According to The Charleston Gazette, early voters in Putnam and Jackson Counties are reporting that .
Premium-Inhalt. Bungie revealed Monday that it is hard at work on a new title that will not be tied to the Xbox 360.
Premium-Inhalt. Wired gamers would have benefited from a launch day patch, developer Media Molecule says, but offline gamers would have still been able to the hear the offending content that "slipped through the screening process."
Premium-Inhalt. 2K Games has announced that the exclusive content will be available worldwide for download from the PlayStation store on Thursday, November 20. Pricing and full contents will be revealed at a later date, the publisher said.
Premium-Inhalt. The week that was to be all about the PS3 and LittleBigPlanet will have to wait, as the due to some controversial music choices on the part of the developer. Instead, you get some equally impressive titles in Fable 2, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, and, yes, Wii Music.
Premium-Inhalt. To tap the burgeoning storage market, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is looking at doubling its growth rate in India. As an integral part of Hitachi Storage Solutions Group, HDS delivers storage infrastructure platforms, storage management software, and storage consulting services through direct and indirect channels. "Even though the market is slowing down, storage market is not feeling the heat, as it is very much in demand for every other industry. We are looking at 30 percent year-on-year growth rate for the next three years to double our India revenue," said Harikrishna Prabhu, Director -- Channels, HDS India. The vendor is planning to have three to five partners in each location helping them build their skill sets. "In the western region, the focus vertical is banking and manufacturing. In Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai, R&D Labs and IT are driving the business. We see huge demand in the manufacturing segment across Eastern India," said Prabhu, about company's vertical approach.
Premium-Inhalt. Epson announced the launch of the Epson Stylus TX101 meant for entry-level users like students and first-time buyers.
Premium-Inhalt. Genius unveiled its new speaker system, the SP-T1200. The 30-watt system offers a connection for headphones, and features treble, bass, and mute controls that use touch-based controls.
Premium-Inhalt. Verbatim announced the world's first LightScribe 8X DVD+R Double Layer (DL) discs. At 8X speed an entire 8.5GB single-sided disc can be filled to capacity in 15 minutes or less.
Premium-Inhalt. Xerox India launched Phaser 6180MFP color multifunction printer, with advanced copying, scanning and faxing options for a power-packed performance. The Xerox Phaser 6180, has a print speed of 20ppm in full color. Black-and-White prints at up to a quick 31 ppm regardless of your job's size or complexity, with a 400 MHz processor and 348MB of memory (expandable to 1,408MB) will help workers trim down the time spend on handling documents and managing information and is available to the Indian consumer at an MRP of Rs. 1,34,395 (US$2,696) (Xerox Phaser 6180 MFP N) and Rs 1,51,034 (6180MFP DN).
Premium-Inhalt. So, Peter Mandelson et al want to put the brakes on the UK's slower-than-pouring-Guinness move to flexible working by postponing , it is reported Monday.
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Premium-Inhalt. In any newspaper ad for television sets, you'll see the term high-definition used with abandon, accompanied by numbers, letters and language designed to that a particular item is the one you want. Let's decipher the HD one factor at a time.
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Premium-Inhalt. With virtualization's popularity soaring, it was predictable that hardware vendors would eventually bring to market specialized servers that cater to the needs of virtual machines. The market leader in this category is Dell, which currently offers three models of virtualization-optimized systems: the entry-level R805 server, and the larger R900 and R905 servers. Although these systems make perfectly good generic servers for all standard IT uses, they have specific features that endear them to virtualization users.
Premium-Inhalt. Most IT managers and organizations in Australia are yet to wake up to the corporate requirements for reporting and improving greenhouse gas abatement, according to a Gartner analyst who labeled the a call to action for the nation's IT industry.
Premium-Inhalt. A Toronto-based high performance computing (HPC) technology vendor is targeting "newbie users" to HPC with a pre-integrated cluster stack optimized to run on Dell hardware in an effort to alleviate deployment headaches, a company executive said.