Hardware

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…

WiFi 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…

Bad Taxes May Slow Datacenter Power Efficiency, But Not in the U.S.

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In the United States, tax breaks have made datacenter construction a growth industry. continue…

Former Spy Chief Accuses Huawei of Espionage

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Michael Hayden’s accusations lack evidence, but larger investigations have failed to clear the Chinese IT giant. continue…

Converged Datacenter Market Shows Few Signs of Slowing Down

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Extreme Networks is the latest to focus on a packaged, integrated but multivendor converged system. continue…