Hardware

Dell Wins Shareholder Approval to Go Private

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Shareholders agreed to sell the firm back to Michael Dell and an investment group for $24.9 billion. continue…

Datacenter Power Still Largely Driven by Coal

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Despite green IT initiatives, only a fraction of datacenter power comes from renewable resources. continue…

Microsoft to Squeeze Datacenters on Price of WinServer 2012 R2

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“Record number” of Microsoft enterprise price increases includes 28 percent boost in cost of Windows Server for datacenters. continue…

Seagate Won’t Comment on Possible Hiring

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Despite a 24 percent drop in revenue and a 66 percent plunge in net income during the fiscal fourth quarter, hard-disk drive maker Seagate Technology will continue developing a $180 million R&D facility in Fremont, Calif. In an interview with Dice News, spokesperson Brian Ziel said the company will transfer about 500 recording-media engineers, researchers and technicians from an existing facility in the city within the next 12 to 18 months. Although media reports indicate an additional 100 people may… continue…

Super-Flexible Circuits Could Boost Smartphones, Bionic Limbs

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Nano-scale motors and power supplies built with flexible materials could be used almost anywhere. continue…

IBM Furloughing U.S. Hardware Employees

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Despite forcing some employees to take an unpaid week off, IBM is proceeding with its hardware-centric OpenPOWER Consortium. continue…

Global IT Spending Tumbles, Could Harm Datacenters

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Reductions in IT spending could have wide-ranging implications for businesses and IT managers everywhere. continue…

Wi-Fi Connectivity a Boon for Mobile Developers

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We’ve adjusted our routers over WiFi for a long time. Boot up the router, select the access point, punch http://192.168.1.1 into the browser, enter the admin user name and password and you’re in. What could be easier for the customer than filling out a few fields on a form and hitting Save? The cool thing is that you can get to your router interface using almost any WiFi-enabled device, from the lowly desktop and laptop all the way up through… continue…

Can the Oculus Rift Revive Flagging PC Sales?

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The term “game changer” gets thrown about a lot these days, but if there is one device to which it can be correctly applied, it’s the Oculus Rift. The Kickstarter-funded virtual reality headset single-handedly revived interest in immersive gaming experiences. Could it inject some much-needed life into flagging PC sales, too? For PC manufacturers, these are interesting times. Consoles and portable devices have been eating into sales. While PCs have always enjoyed a performance edge, consoles have been getting better… continue…

IBM Still Pushing Out Big Data Hardware

The new PowerLinux 7R4 server is designed to boost the efforts of those clients engaged in data analytics and heavy-duty cloud work. continue…