Stories by James Niccolai

IBM plugs OpenPower servers into SoftLayer cloud

IBM will roll out a cloud computing service next quarter using OpenPower-based servers, continuing an effort to expand the market for Power processors and challenge Intel in hyperscale data centers.

NTT buys Germany's biggest datacentre provider for $US840 million

Japan's NTT Group is buying a majority stake in Germany's biggest provider of datacentre services, the latest sign of convergence in a competitive European market.

Lenovo website hacked in wake of Superfish debacle

Lenovo's website appeared to have been hacked on Wednesday, possibly in retaliation for a piece of adware it installed on PCs that was found to have opened up a security hole.

Ex-Facebook engineer launches startup to tackle server management

One of the founders of Facebook's Open Compute Project has launched a new company that aims to cut the cost of running data centers using "community-based analytics."

HP gives a bleak forecast as split approaches

Hewlett-Packard has lowered its financial outlook for the year after another quarter of declining sales and profit.

Nvidia slapped with lawsuit over 'misleading' GPU claims

Gaming enthusiasts have been griping for months that Nvidia's GeForce GTX 970 graphics chip doesn't operate up to snuff, and now someone has taken the company to court over it.

What's in a typo? More evidence tying North Korea to the Sony hack

A security company in the U.S. has provided further evidence that last year's devastating hacking attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment was carried out by a group with ties to North Korea.

Apple's Tim Cook warns that sacrificing privacy 'risks our way of life'

Apple CEO Tim Cook has warned of "dire consequences" if tech companies can't protect the privacy of those who use their products.

Apple's massive solar farm could power its entire California operations

Apple is investing in a vast solar plant in Northern California that will generate as much electricity as the company uses to power all its operations in the state.

ARM unwraps its most powerful mobile chip yet, headed for phones and tablets next year

The company that powers your smartphones and tablets has introduced its most powerful chip design yet, the Cortex-A72, which should find its way into gadgets early next year.

NIST pledges transparency in NSA dealings over crypto standards

A U.S. agency that develops widely used standards for encryption has pledged to be more transparent about its dealings with the National Security Agency, amid concerns the NSA undermined those standards to boost its surveillance efforts.

Ellison sings a new tune: Oracle hardware is cheapest

Larry Ellison has opened a new front in his battle with Cisco Systems and EMC, launching new Oracle hardware on Wednesday that he claims will be the cheapest on the market.

IBM eyes more Cloud acquisitions to find a path to growth

IBM will favor buyouts that strengthen its Cloud services, the company's CFO said, as it looks for ways to expand its business after 11 straight quarters of declining revenue.

IBM's new mainframe will eat mobile apps for lunch

IBM has taken the wraps off a new mainframe computer, promising it will help customers to detect more fraud in real time and plow through billions of transactions generated each day by smartphones and tablets.

The reversible USB Type-C connector is turning heads at CES

A cable connector is an odd thing to get excited about, but when it's something as ubiquitous as USB you can perhaps forgive people for getting a little worked up.