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  • Gartner: How big trends in security, mobile, big data and cloud computing will change IT

    When you go to a Gartner conference one of he main things you'll notice is the sheer volume of data they can generate on just about any IT topic. Last week's Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Fla., was no different. The conference, attended by some 9000 executives focused on the changes security challenges, mobile computing, big data and cloud will be bringing to IT in the near future.

  • Intel working on 48-core chip for smartphones, tablets

    Intel researchers are working on a 48-core processor for smartphones and tablets but it could be five to 10 years before it hits the market.

  • Autonomous cars will arrive within 10 years, Intel CTO says

    Intel CTO Justin Rattner predicts that driverless cars will be available within 10 years and that buyers by then will increasingly be more interested in a vehicle's internal technology than the quality of its engine.

  • Google, tech sector hit by sluggish economy

    Google today reported a drop in profit and revenue for the third quarter, an unexpected slip that highlighted its struggle to make money on a growing mobile market.

  • Seven things to consider for a Windows tablet

    Come October 26, when Microsoft is set to stage a release party in New York City, consumers may have to choose between a tablet with Windows 8 or Windows RT. The operating systems look and feel the same, but devices will differ on performance, price, battery life, usage and application support.

  • Intel must fend off trouble from sluggish PC market

    With Intel reporting a year-over-year drop in revenue and profit for its third quarter, industry analysts say the company isn't in trouble but it needs to ward it off -- and now.

  • Climate change research gets petascale supercomputer

    Scientists studying Earth system processes, including climate change, are now working with one of the largest supercomputers on the planet.

  • After Congress' report, what next for China's tech firms?

    The House intelligence report issued Monday will bring more scrutiny to joint efforts and agreements by U.S. and China technology companies at least, but trade problems can't be ruled out either.

  • HP, Lenovo battle for top spot in PC market

    After years as the top PC maker in the world, Hewlett-Packard may be pushed aside by a quick-moving Lenovo.

  • Grad schools add big-data degrees

    Colleges and universities are moving swiftly to create advanced degree programs aimed at helping to fill an exploding need for specialists who can manage and analyze big data.

  • Cloud careers: It's a seller's market

    IT professionals who have learned to work across traditional borders are the hot ticket in the current cloud-crazy job market.

  • Big Data shines at US DEMO conference

    At this week's Fall 2012 DEMO conference, big data was in a category by itself - and for good reason.

  • Could gas shortage pop WD's helium drive plans?

    With worldwide demand and prices at an all-time high, Western Digital's plans to use helium in its drives may be ill-timed as the world's reserves are quickly drawing down.

  • Looking for a great job in IT? The cloud is hiring

    IT is moving to the cloud -- and so are the jobs. Here's how to cash in on the hot trend in tech hiring

  • Help desk gets a makeover at TVA

    The help desk at the Tennessee Valley Authority, once a career graveyard, has changed its image -- and its success rate.

  • Ohio mainframe exodus wraps up in 84,500 hours

    The Ohio Department of Public Safety successfully moved its mainframe applications to a Windows-based system, and all the work was done in-house over five years.

  • Big Data brings big academic opportunities

    Colleges and universities are moving swiftly to create advance degree programs in analytics to manage Big Data.

  • Chip manufacturing race between Intel, ARM tightening

    The race to manufacture the most power-efficient and fastest chips is gaining momentum, with contract chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries on Thursday announcing technology advances that analysts said could allow the company to catch up with Intel's chip-making capabilities by 2014.

  • Intel needs to build PC buzz at IDF, say analysts

    Intel needs to generate a lot of excitement at its annual developer conference this week -- not just around the company but around the whole PC industry.

  • No apps, no success for Windows 8 and RT: analysts

    The success of Windows RT, and to a lesser extent Windows 8, will hinge on the quality and quantity of apps in the Windows Store next month, analysts said today.

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