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October 23, 2015 by

Baidu chooses dumb SSDs. Should you?

SSDs have powerful processors and hundreds of thousands of lines of code to make them smart. But after installing over 300,000 smart SSDs, Chinese giant Baidu has opted for a different model: software defined flash. Here's how it works.

April 16, 2011 by

IE 10: decoding native, predicting tablet

Microsoft ruffled a few feathers in the browser community this week by seemingly inventing a new term; native HTML. "The sites that you visit and the sites that you write are better when your browser runs them natively," as IE leader Dean Hachamovitch put it.

February 9, 2011 by

IE9 Release Candidate review: will Microsoft's big browser bet pay off?

With Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft has succeeded in building a fast, standards-compliant browser with a clean, modern design that integrates well with Windows 7. But is that enough to preserve its dominance in the workplace? Can it lure defectors back and excite web developers? We’re about to find out.

April 13, 2010 by

Apple's new iPhone restrictions and the 5 stages of grief

Apple's developer agreement for iPhone OS 4 requires apps to be "originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by the iPhone OS WebKit engine". With this change, Apple appears to have put the kibosh on hundreds of apps already on the market and destroyed a cottage industry of cross-platform tools including Flash CS5, Unity, and MonoTouch.

January 5, 2010 by

Benchmarks: Intel's 32nm Clarkdale

Intel's first 32nm processor is also the first to integrate a graphics chip into the CPU package. This dual-core Westmere processor also includes hyperthreading and automatic overclocking.

October 5, 2009 by

Psystar's Thermopylae: The Nightmare Hypervisor Arrives

Miami, Florida-based Psystar, which is currently under litigation from Apple for producing Mac-compatible clones and is counter litigating the company for monopolistic practices, has announced that they are OEM licensing their virtualization technology and ICAP so that any PC vendor may easily produce Mac clones.In July of 2008, in my piece entitled "Psystar's Thermopylae won't end Apple's Clone Nightmare" I wrote the following during the heat of the inital phases of the Psystar vs.

June 9, 2009 by

Prove it. Verdiem adds sustainability dashboard to enterprise power management software

Software developer Verdiem, which has close alliances with both Hewlett-Packard and Cisco Systems, has extended its Surveyor power management software package with a new Sustainability Dashboard.Brett Goodwin, vice president of marketing for Verdiem, claims that Surveyor can help reduce the energy used by an organization's PCs by up to 60 percent without messing with users' ability to use the network when they need it.

April 4, 2008 by

LifeSize Express

As an entry point into high-definition video conferencing (telepresence), LifeSize Express is hard to beat. It's a standalone solution that occupies the middle ground between PC-plus-webcam systems and vastly expensive telepresence suite installations.

March 18, 2008 by

Notebook SSDs disappoint

An unsourced Engadget report says. . . flash-based laptops are being returned at a rate of 10 to 20 percent for technical failure, compared to the 1 to 2 percent of regular laptop returns due to HDD issues.

February 18, 2008 by

Toshiba delivers its Betamax address

Toshiba officially dropped its plans for HD DVD Tuesday after Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Netflix and a parade of others abandoned the high-definition video format for Sony's Blu-ray.The statement indicates the obvious--HD DVD was doomed.


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