Hardware

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

Posted In DataCenter
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…

Intel Takes Earnings Hit, Thanks to Changing Markets

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Intel’s new CEO pledged to catch up in tablets, but didn’t really comment on the future. continue…

Facebook’s Datacenter Evolution Continues

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The social network has increasingly embraced an “everything custom” approach to its data facilities. continue…

Oracle’s Exalytics Release Hints at Continuing Hardware Dilemma

Even as other vendors push out cloud-analytics platforms, Oracle needs to maintain its hardware legacy business. continue…

Miracle Graphene May Save the IT World… or Poison Everyone In It

Posted In Cloud
Graphene could become an incredibly important metal for computing tech, and perhaps one of the most toxic. continue…

Employees Remain Top IT Security Risk

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Bosses are making little effort to supervise or enforce security policies, according to a new study. continue…