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  • HP investigates Android TouchPads

    HP is investigating how several TouchPads reportedly shipped to end users running Android, instead of webOS.

  • India's low-cost tablet is made by Canada's DataWind

    India is closer to its much-touted target of a US$35 tablet, with DataWind, a wireless Web access products maker in Montreal, designing and making a device that it will sell to the government for $50.

  • HP aims high with top-of-rack 10G Ethernet switch

    HP this week is rolling out an array of networking products for the enterprise campus, branch and data center, including a switch that fills a major gap in the company's offerings.

  • Oracle fleshes out cloud plans at OpenWorld

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Oracle is using the OpenWorld event here this week to dispel lingering questions about its still-evolving cloud computing strategy.

  • iPad data LP: Security savior or strong-arm tactic

    It's a late night, and you've fired up Facebook on your ACME.com company-owned iPad to post some bad news. "A reduction in workforce is going to happen this week," you type into your update status field and tap the post button.

  • Oracle shows JavaFX on iOS and Android

    Oracle on Tuesday showed JavaFX rich client software running on both an Apple iPad and a Google Android-based Samsung Galaxy tablet, along with introducing a separate project using HTML5 to bring Java to Apple's iOS platform, called Project Avatar.

  • Red Hat raids cloud storage market by acquiring Gluster

    Red Hat announced Tuesday that it is acquiring Gluster, which makes open-source software that clusters commodity SATA drives and NAS systems into massively scalable pools of storage, in a cash deal valued at about $136 million. Gluster is also a contributor to the OpenStack cloud project and Red Hat is promising this involvement will continue. Indeed, Red Hat is now uncharacteristically saying its support of OpenStack will grow even beyond Gluster to the next release of Fedora.

  • Despite Ellison remark, Oracle still a fan of x86

    It can't be easy working for Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Just ask John Fowler, the head of Oracle's systems business, who's spent the past two weeks trying to convince customers that Ellison didn't really mean it when he said Oracle is "phasing out" its x86 business.

  • Oracle's Exadata means changes for DBAs

    Oracle's Exadata database machine can deliver the performance improvements the vendor claims, but also demands that IT shops and database administrators undergo a shift in thinking as well as attain new skills, a number of experts said this week at the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco.

  • Oracle does about-face on NoSQL

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Oracle's introduction of its Big Data Appliance at the OpenWorld conference here this week is an indication of the attention it is being forced to pay to NoSQL database technology.

  • Protect iPad data without hobbling users

    Concerned about sensitive corporate data that lives on employees' iPads finding their way to places they shouldn't? Symantec says it has an answer to that risk, and it won't get in users' way. In early 2012, it plans to deliver an extension to its data loss prevention (DLP) product that enables DLP filtering from the iPad or, more precisely, from files, emails, and any other communication sent via HTTP and HTTPS from an iPad through the network.

  • Tablet fire sale: 5 cheap tablets

    Between the popularity of Apple's iPad and the looming threat of Amazon's Kindle Fire, times are tough for other tablet makers. But their loss is your gain, as retailers have resorted to offering deep discounts on tablets that were, in all honesty, not worth their starting prices.

  • Samsung to disable Galaxy Tab 10.1 features

    Samsung has offered to disable some of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 features in order to overturn a ban on sales of the device in Australia.

  • Kindle Fire virtual teardown puts cost at $209.63, about $10 above retail

    The Kindle Fire tablet costs $209.63 for materials and manufacturing expenses, more than $10 above its $199 pricetag, according to a virtual estimate by IT research firm IHS iSuppli.

  • LightSquared lines up Sharp for devices

    LightSquared has lined up Sharp as its first partner to build smartphones and tablets for its planned LTE network, as the carrier stepped up its rhetoric about interference between that network and GPS.