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A CIO's guide to the future of work

Today's digital workplace is constantly inundated with new applications and devices, as tech investment also decentralizes. Top technology leaders are seeking an orderly path to improvement, yet the the way forward remains more turbulent than ever. Fortunately, there are perspectives that can help.

October 29, 2014 by

AMD takes Trinity tech into embedded systems

AMD has launched an embedded counterpart to its notebook-oriented Trinity chipset, targeting graphics-intensive applications such as digital signage and surveillance systems.The company unveiled its AMD Embedded R-Series accelerate processing unit (APU) on Monday, just a week after it revealed the Trinity as a direct competitor to Intel's Ivy Bridge.

May 22, 2012 by

Space Shuttle IT: try landing it and launching again

News from Nasa: one of the Shuttle's four computers has gone into digital dreamland and its memory is being downloaded to Mission Control for expert picking-over. According to Houston on Thursday:"Atlantis Commander Chris Ferguson has begun troubleshooting General Purpose Computer (GPC) 4, one of the four primary shuttle GPCs.

July 15, 2011 by

Lenovo puts focus on smartphones and tablets

Lenovo has formed a new business division called the Mobile Internet and Digital Home Business Group that will focus on developing the company's internet-focused devices such as tablets and smartphones, the company announced on Tuesday.As well as portable devices, the MIDH group will be responsible for newly formed categories such as cloud computing, smart TV and the digital home, as well as the applications and services that will run on the devices.

January 19, 2011 by

Inkjet or Offset? How about Both.

Doc loves the folks over at R. R. Donnelley and Sons, one of the world's largest printers. You can always count on Donnelley to be at the forefront of document management and reproduction. So I wasn't surprised recently when the company announced the installation of its proprietary ProteusJet 1200 dpi color variable digital unit inline with an offset Web press for direct response applications.

August 30, 2010

Putting Your Life in the Cloud

Storing stuff in the cloud and using cloud-based applications is making more and more sense in the "digital me" world we live in. We record, photograph, and document our lives in more and more ways.

July 1, 2010

CBA signs 5-year business security deal

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has signed a five-year deal with digital identity firm IdenTrust to enable more secure authentication and electronic signatures for CommBiz customers using certain applications.

October 25, 2009 by

Solid State Drives and Data Loss

I was just looking at an announcement of the HP Mini 2140 netbook, and came across this gem:It features an 80GB solid state drive, a feature we're seeing more and more in netbooks these days, which means ultra fast start up times and quick processing of applications. They've bundled this in with the HP 3D Driveguard which contains a three axis digital accelerometer chip that automatically shuts down your screen when it gets knocked, protecting it from unexpected data loss.

January 30, 2009 by

Filter trial agreements imminent

The next few days will see the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy sign agreements with some of the internet service providers (ISP) who submitted applications to be a part of the ISP-level objectionable content filtering trial.

January 28, 2009 by

Robotic sensors on Mount St. Helens

U.S. researchers are developing a new robust wireless communication systems for Mount St. Helens. With the help of a $1.63 million NASA grant, they've developed a dozen of smart robotic sensors which talk to each other and send information to a central information hub, the Johnston Ridge Observatory located atop the Mount St. Helens visitor center. But this wireless network is just a pilot program. The researchers want to use these sensors for other emergency applications, such as a mine collapse or a terrorist attack destroying traditional networks. But read more...

November 4, 2008 by

Prices for small displays to reach $6.80 in Q1 2008

Although prices for digital photo frame displays will decline by 3.3% in Q1 2008, prices will increase slightly in other areas, including Portable Media Players (PMPs), mobile handsets, automotive applications, camcorders, cameras and industrial/financial applications, iSuppli predicts. This will cause the overall ASP of small/medium displays to rise to $6.80 in Q1 2008, up 22 [...]

March 26, 2008

A deeper look at surface computing

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, ZDNet director Josh Taylor looks at the latest iteration of Microsoft's surface computing platform, which includes applications for drawing, interacting with media, and manipulating photos that are instantly taken from a digital camera. It's cool and will be available in the spring.

January 9, 2008 by

A deeper look at surface computing

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, ZDNet director Josh Taylor looks at Microsoft's new surface computing platform, which includes applications for drawing, interacting with media, and manipulating photos that are instantly taken from a digital camera.

January 9, 2008 by

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