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The hidden roots of the web: fifty years of PLATO

Imagine a computer network when you can connect with thousands of other users, can play multiplayer games, chat online and share information across the world, explore complex documents that link between pages and between different elements of content – all on terminals with local memory and high resolution touch displays.Sound familiar?

June 18, 2010 by

Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus reviews and Verizon pricing

The Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus for Verizon Wireless were announced at CES a couple of weeks ago and the embargoes on reviews lifted late last night, along with the pricing for the Verizon network. I highly recommend you check out the amazing coverage over at where they have covered every detail on the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus. There are very few physical differences in these two devices, such as double the integrated memory, loss of button on the Pre Plus, and inclusion of WiFi on the Pixi Plus. These devices will be available next week, 25 January, with the Pre Plus selling for $149.99 after $100 rebate and 2-year contract and the Pixi Plus selling for $99 after $100 rebate and 2-year contract.

January 20, 2010 by

Easy Tips for Reducing Storage and Bandwidth Costs for Document Imaging Solutions

Because document images are generally on the large side, digital imaging can be a strain on your computer's memory and disk storage. No one wants to wait hours just to send that one document over the network. Kind of an issue, right? But fret not, dear friends, for I have found some great tricks you can use to reduce these storage and bandwidth costs. Be sure to adopt these techniques to keep your computer a lean and mean document management machine:

August 12, 2009

RNA Networks launches RNAcache

RNA Networks is launching RNAcache, a product that lives along the border of processing virtualization, network virtualization and storage virtualization by offering the capability to use server memory on many systems as a shared network resource. RNA Networks is one a number of suppliers that are melding high performance computing, clustering and virtualization technology together to create what is, in essence, very large, some would say extreme, multiprocessing systems.

June 22, 2009 by

Apple iPhone 3G S

The iPhone 3G S isn't as big an advance as the iPhone 3G was from the first-generation model, but Apple's latest handset is still a compelling upgrade for some users. It's faster, and we appreciate the new features and extended battery life.

June 19, 2009 by

Judge refuses to reduce 'rogue' admin's bail

Breaking news: A San Francisco judge just refused to lower Terry Childs' bail from $5 million, the SF Chron reports. Prosecutors said that by rigging the network so that key programs were held in memory so that they would be deleted when the network was shut down for maintenance, "he had a malicious intent to destroy the entire network.

July 23, 2008 by

IT Dojo: Disable USB storage under OS X or Windows

Hollywood would have IT pros believe that the biggest threat to network security comes from international super hackers or high school kids trying to download games like global thermonuclear war. In reality, we face a more mundane threat--our end users, particularly those wielding USB storage devices.These pocket-sized devices can store a large amount of data. But even if your users aren't planning to cart off sensitive company files, USB storage devices (external hard drives, camera, memory stick, MP3 players, etc.) can be a headache in other ways. Employees may use your networks to download music to their USB-based MP3 players. New USB flash drives, such as SanDisk's U3 smart drives, can even run software directly from the device--a perfect tool for the end-user who wants to run unauthorized software on your network.If your concerned about USB storage devices on your network and don’t feel a written policy alone will protect your data, disabling the devices is your next step.In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler, TechRepublic's Head Technology Editor, shows you how to disable USB storage devices on both Apple OS X and Windows. The United States National Security Agency (NSA) described the process in a March 2008 document from the agency's Information Assurance Directorate.Once you've watched this IT Dojo video, you can read the original TechRepublic article, download PDF version of this tip, and learn more about mitigating the risks poses by USB storage devices from our IT Dojo blog.

April 28, 2008 by

The missing link in the application stack

Network attached memory can help lower costs and accelerate the move to open source because it provides an easier model for availability and scale than even the most expensive, highest end app servers and frameworks, says Terracota founder Ari Zilka.

August 7, 2007 by

Will Sprint see the Treo 800w in 2007?

According to a Gizmodo Sprint source a new Palm Treo device may be coming to the Sprint network in the 4th quarter of 2007. This device, the Treo 800w, would be an upgrade to the existing Treo 700wx that Sprint currently has available with the two biggest changes being integrated WiFi (a first for a Palm Treo) and a 320x320 display (the first time this resolution has been rumored/seen on a Windows Mobile device). Other rumored specs make this device the ultimate Windows Mobile Professional device with Windows Mobile 6, EV-DO Rev. A support, GPS, 256MB flash ROM and 128 MB RAM, 1.3 megapixel camera, integrated Bluetooth, and a memory expansion slot. If the rumor is true, then this will be one sweet device.

June 11, 2007 by

Extending Windows Live with Gadgets

Did you know you can extend the Windows Live experience with your own Gadgets? Windows Live Gadgets is the web-based component philosophy used to develop all Windows Live properties. You too can use the frameworks to extend your reach and experience into Window’s Live. We will take you on a developer tour of the Windows Live AJAX Frameworks. We will show you how to use the framework for object-oriented Javascript (base classes, inheritance), using the built-in network stack for AJAX calls, and discuss object lifecycle and memory management.

July 11, 2006 by

Learn how network load balancing can jump-start performance

Load balancing a network is a task that many administrators often overlook—to the detriment of their networks—even in the smallest of environments. Generally, poor network performance is treated by supplying more bandwidth to the clients (whether intranet, extranet, or Internet), along with faster backbones and more memory in the servers.

January 26, 2004 by

Sharp smart card set for Asian launch

SINGAPORE--Sharp Electronics Singapore and e-payment provider the Network for Electronics Transactions Singapore (Nets) will co-develop a new dual-interface smartcard, or "combicard", equipped to support more advanced applications. The card will have both contact (card in slot) and contactless (card in proximity) functionalities, and could possibly be the first to offer 1MB of flash memory (compared with the current 2KB standard). The higher memory capacity and support for multiple embedded operating systems will enable the new smartcard to support a wider range of sophisticated applications, including electronic payment, electronic keycard, loyalty programs, and other consumer and industrial applications. For example, a consumer can pay for public transport, make a purchase, open a door, register for an appointment with a doctor, as well as activate a payphone--all with a single combicard. For the full story see,39001147,39036512,00.htm on CNet Asia. --Reuben Lee, Special to ZDNet News

April 5, 2002 by

IBM eServers to heal themselves

IBM has released new software that allows its eServer xSeries line of Intel-based servers to fix themselves when problems arise. As part of IBM's Eliza initiative to help servers manage themselves, IBM has released an update to its IBM Director systems management software. The new version of IBM Director monitors the health of the server, such as available memory, and alerts staff when a server is running out of computing power. It also automatically configures newly installed hardware and new users on the network. --Wylie Wong, Special to ZDNet News

January 22, 2002 by

Investor AM: Nvidia displays green

It takes a titan to tame an industry, and Nvidia has done it for 3D graphics. Microprocessor makers, memory chip manufacturers, network chip specialists and digital signal processor vendors have reeled in the face of the U.

May 23, 2001 by

AMD: Low-end servers

Low-end servers, while not as sophisticated as million-dollar machines from companies such as Sun Microsystems, Hewlett-Packard and IBM, still are a cut above desktop PCs, with requirements for more and higher-quality memory, faster and longer-lived hard disks, faster network communications and other features. The low-end server market--systems costing up to $100,000--grew 7 percent last year, from $29 billion in 1999 to $31 billion in 2000, according to market research firm IDC.

May 3, 2001 by

Break those bottlenecks: Performance test your network with Iperf

Getting a grip on network performance numbers is one of the most difficult tasks for network managers. Unlike many information technology statistics such as disk space utilization and available memory, network performance is a very subjective issue--what's slow to you might be a zippy network to someone else.

March 20, 2001 by

Palm gets connected

Palm has unveiled two expandable handhelds that allow users to add memory modules, store books, images, applications, backup data or add modules for internet or network access.

March 19, 2001 by

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