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  • Galaxy Tabs to soon have access to HD videoconferencing

    Polycom announced an agreement with Samsung to embed high-definition videoconferencing capability in the new Galaxy Tab.

  • Cloud computing and the new normal

    As the "new normal" of the post-recession economy stretches before us, cloud computing services are become more widely considered and adopted by large mainstream enterprises.  Many organizations just last year refused to accept the premise and are now enthusiastic advocates looking forward to a new future of computing flexibility and choice.

  • Microsoft claims cloud computing does cut carbon emissions

    The thorny question of carbon emissions from cloud computing has raised its head again. There's been plenty of debate as to whether cloud computing is good or bad at curbing carbon emissions.

  • Cisco bets state-of-the-art data center on UCS

    Cisco bet big on its UCS products for data centers – and now it's going "all in" with a massive, resilient and green data center built on that integrated blade architecture.

  • NASA wants its data up in the clouds

    NASA is backing open source cloud computing with a single goal in mind: to stick to space exploration and stop running data centers.

  • Meet the CIO who bought 4,500 iPads

    Medtronic Inc., which makes medical devices, may be one of the earliest and biggest corporate buyers of Apple Inc.'s iPad tablet. CIO Michael Hedges has purchased 4,500 iPads for his company, which employs 40,000 people.

  • RIP XServe: Apple pulls the plug, offers alternatives

    Apple announced the end of the XServe line, effective January of 2011. The small and loyal Apple market may be disappointed by the loss, but Apple is also unveiling some alternative Mac server options to fill the void.

  • Dump Flash get two extra hours of MacBook Air battery life

    Ditching Adobe Flash on your Apple MacBook Air can extend your battery life by two hours, according to reports. Chris Foresman at Ars Technica discovered battery life in the new MacBook Airs is 33 per cent longer without the Flash plugin installed. According to his tests having Flash installed shaved two hours off the laptop's battery life.

  • Apple kills Xserve server line

    Apple has said it will stop selling its Xserve rack servers early next year, killing a product that has traditionally sold in low quantities.

  • MacBook Air bugs are a reminder of iPhone woes

    Some users of the new MacBook Air have been reporting frustrations on the screen, such as random flashing, the appearance of horizontal or vertical lines, and in some cases, different colors filling the screen just before the computer crashes.

  • Report: Apple working on fix for MacBook Air screens

    Some of Apple's new 11- and 13-inch MacBook Air notebooks have been suffering from screen problems, including horizontal and vertical lines appearing across the screen, color changes, and blank and gray screen crashes. Others have reported odd kernel problems (essentially the Blue Screen of Death). So far the only Band-Aid for the screen defects is a CPU reboot.

  • Cool Yule tools: Lessons learned

    This issue of Network World features the 2010 edition of Cool Yule Tools. For the last 11 years, I've been collecting, reviewing and highlighting the coolest electronic (and geeky) products for the holiday season. This year is no different; we tried more than 140 products and present our findings in print and online.

  • Microsoft: All Windows 7 customers should consider desktop virtualization

    Microsoft is continuing its Windows 7 marketing push with a recommendation that all customers examine desktop virtualization before moving users to the new operating system.

  • Why NASA Mars lab turns to cloud computing

    The NASA team behind the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers--the Jet Propulsion Laboratory--has announced a move to cloud computing.

  • Toshiba ships one of the first dual-core tablets

    Toshiba on Thursday started shipping its Folio 100 tablet, which has a powerful dual-core processor and full high-definition graphics capabilities -- features designed to outperform Apple's iPad.

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