Dell’s workers unemployment in Ireland could get help from the European Union.On Thursday Dell announced that 1,900 people would lose their jobs at the company’s plant in Limerick.
Barker Bites Back
A look at some newsy stuff and interesting bits as well as those hopefully amusing byways of technology.
I have been a computer journalist for most of my working life although I did start in the wonderful world of accountancy. I have been editor of Compting magazine in London and prior to that held a number of editing jobs, including time spend at the late, lamented DEC Computing and was at one time London editor for Byte magazine. Outside of work, my main interests are travelling, football and baseball. I lived for some years in Boston, Mass, and became an incurable Boston Red Sox fan as a result. I have no particular qualifications for being a journalist other than a university degree and a lifelong curiosity about people.
The latest SanDisk 120GB solid-state drive (SSD) costs less than $250, SanDisk says which makes it look like a neat replacement SSD for hard disk storage. Good for solving the problem when you may start running out of space on your internal hard disk, that sort of thing.
The world is going online in a big way and Sony believes it can see just how much. According to the company's chief executive, Sir Howard Stringer, 90 percent of the products made by Sony, including cameras, video players, televisions, will be accessible online by 2011.
Seagate and Toshiba both launched new disk drives this week offering 500GB capacity which is emerging as the new industry standard for a basic disk drive.The Seagate drive offers 500GB on a single platter of its 3.
AMD is reported to have announced six new 45nm processors to be launched in the third quarter of this year and aimed at business users. The announcement follows AMD's launch of its first 45nm Shanghai processor in November this year.
The Consumer Electronics Show is almost upon us (January 8 to 11, Las Vegas) and as it draws closer so the pre-publicity machines of the computer manufacturers start to grind up to full power, while blowing off excess steam.Dell and Lenovo reportedly have new laptops on the blocks and it appears that Sony may be about to join them.
Michael Dell had a meeting with the...
Sun Microsystems said on Wednesday that it has upgraded its x VM VirtualBox desktop virtualisation software to version 2.1.
When HP bought EDS for $13.9bn in may most people understood that HP needed to buy a services company.
The UK's position at the top of the European software industry is under threat according to a report commissioned by Microsoft in partnership with Intellect and the British Computer Society.The report, Developing the Future, is the third in an annual series and this year, for the first time, it includes a "software barometer" which shows the overall trend across the software industry.