The rapid growth of cloud services like AWS will have a big impact on hardware, in particular on servers and other gear in data centers, but also on how we use PCs and mobile devices. Here are my takeaways from re:Invent.
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Stratus has long been a proponent of continuous processing solutions for critical workloads. They've offered both hardware- and software-based approaches. Now, the company is using that technology to make OpenStack workloads highly available.
Micron Technology launched new solid-state drives for PCs and touted longevity to appeal to those worried about SSDs that die too early.
Shipments of traditional desktop and notebook PCs are in decline, but a new category of devices is growing fast enough to more than pick up the slack, according to newly released Gartner figures.
Oculus has already been making waves and headlines this week as reports surface about potential hardware partnerships to take VR technology mainstream.
Stylish Bluetooth headset with dual-mic technology for outstanding sound quality and clarity. One year warranty. Retail packaging was $130.
The companies are working with hardware partners to deliver 23.6-inch displays for under $400 and Intel Core-based all-in-one 4K PCs for $999 by the holiday shopping season.
Adding memory and swapping for an SSD was easy. Getting Windows 8.1 Update on the SSD a lot less easy.
Giving away Windows free to OEMs to load onto desktop and notebook PCs might seem like a good idea on the face of it, but in reality it's not necessary, and even if Microsoft were to do it, it's unlikely that it would do anything to overall PC sales.
Storage and SAN technology vendors this week introduced a wide range of Thunderbolt products for super-fast networking between Macs and PCs.
PayPal has revamped its mobile card reading technology, releasing its new PayPal Here Bluetooth-enabled credit card reader for smartphones in Australia.
Some of Poland's hardware companies are looking to start manufacturing PCs again, despite repeated proclamations the market is on life support. Is there life in the PC yet?
More adventures with add-ons: a four-port USB hub specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi, and a Bluetooth USB adapter. Also, as summary of hardware and costs so far.
Wearable tech has largely been about utilitarian smart watches and activity monitors. CSR demonstrates a stylish application using low-power Bluetooth technology.
Putting off investments in new PCs and other infrastructure may save money in the short term, but research suggests sticking with older technology may hurt a small company's credibility with employees and customers.
The new 10.1-inch notebook will join a slowly growing number of PCs that use Android as their operating system.
LondonOffices.com has run a survey and reckons that people have better technology at home – PCs and broadband – than they do at work, but the numbers suggest the opposite is true…
Today's Surface generation 2 announcements demonstrate that Microsoft remains firmly committed to the hardware business for tablets and PCs.
Software licenses for SAP's in-memory database technology will be bundled along with hardware and ongoing management. The cloud product roll out will start from Australia and New Zealand.
The rumored addition of a fingerprint sensor in the upcoming iPhone hardware appears to have been confirmed by the release of iOS 7 beta 4, which contains references to the technology.
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