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Vinyl storage - in the form of LP records - is staging a comeback. Over 8 million LPs - more than 5 petabytes in digital capacity - were produced last year, up 49 percent. But the old technology has problems.
With the launch of Imagination's MIPS-powered Creator CI20, there are now low-cost developer boards for all the main Internet of Things platforms.
The Samsung 850 EVO Series SSDs are out and they're fast, furious, and in fabulous 3D. Check out Samsung's newest SSDs by the numbers on Linux and on Windows.
Crossbar is a leader in the race to improve on flash. Today at IEDM they're announcing a breakthrough in 3D RRAM architecture.
One of the fewer than 50 surviving Apple-1 computers has been sold at auction alongside papers suggesting Jobs may have written some custom code for the machine.
3D printing is a hot technology topic, and Tech Pro Research conducted a survey to find out who is using it, and how it's being used in the enterprise. Find out the preferred vendors, the best uses and...
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The new drives will come in 1TB or 2TB versions, starting at $899. The company even throws in an enclosure to transform the original Mac Pro SSD into an external USB 3.0 storage device.
Samsung Electronics has begun producing contract chips using its 14-nanometre FinFET process for an unspecified client, a top executive has said.
The Department of Finance is one step closer to establishing an IT hardware panel to reduce the cost of procuring hardware supplied to government agencies.
Do you own a Lenovo notebook? Time to check to see if your power cord is subject to a recall due to reports of some overheating and burning.
Power and space savings could change the data center industry.
If you want to hit the ground running in 2015 then you need to know where your tech focus should be. Here are the top 10 areas the IEEE Computer Society believes will be important over the coming year.
The company transplants its vertically stacked flash memory breakthrough from its enterprise drives to SSDs for home use, with a starting price of $100 for the 120GB model.
Tired of having to plug a cable into your tablet to charge it? That could soon be a thing of the past as wireless charging technology gets a power boost.
Got a lot of data? Finding your PC a little cramped when it comes to free space? Would a Seagate 8TB hard drive help?
Looking for a cheap and cheerful Windows-powered notebook for work of play? Take a look at the HP Stream 11.
A lot of readers are interested in knowing what I have connected to my Mac(s) at the office. Here's a tour of the hardware I use - and rely on - daily. Everything from peripherals to high-end printers.
Looking to snap up a new PC, tablet or free downloads? Check out this selection of the best deals we've seen so far.
The Android platform continues to enjoy significant advantages over that offered by Apple, and this is why it remains the platform of choice for business, BYOD, and power users.
Back due to popular demand – all the parts you need to build a sub-$300 PC. Want a good, solid PC but don't want to spend the earth or trust an OEM with the job? Read on.
Want to transfer some of your smartphone's functionality to your wrist? Then you need a smartwatch. Here's a look at some of the best smartwatches for work and play.
The Dell Precision‐powered smart desk has been created to give users augmented reality-like experience while they work.
While the cloud has appeared just in time to offer free and easy access to gigabytes of storage space, some people like to keep their data close to hand. Here are some of the best portable storage devices money can buy that will help you keep your data safe.
Tomorrow, voting machines will be working at full steam as Brazilians go to the polls for the second round of the country's general elections. We take you though the main developments of e-voting in Brazil over the last 30 years.
In what ways can teachers use tech to enrich their lessons?
The GlobalFoundries semiconductor factory deal is only part of the recipe for Big Blue's ongoing survival. Here are a few other things that Armonk needs in order to maintain relevancy for the next decade and beyond.
Apple has a new desktop out, the iMac with Retina 5K display — the new king of the iMacs.
Apple's new behemoth flagship handset has more pixels than any Apple phone to date, but also has the largest surface area. Find out how the new iPhone 6 Plus physically compares to the competition.
Updated: The iWatch isn't a new idea - tech giants have been trying to get smartwatches right for more than a decade. Take a tour from the earliest smartwatches to the very latest.
What are some of the most innovative tech projects and ideas seeking crowdfunding on Kickstarter and Indiegogo this month?
There have been many technological inventions that have either failed or have been superseded by better innovations. Here we take a look at communications technologies that made it – and those that crashed and burned.
Last week, iVEC, a joint venture of the CSIRO and four Western Australian universities, oversaw the installation of the second portion of the Australian Government's $80 million supercomputer investment. The supercomputer will provide the grunt to process data for research projects such as the global Square Kilometre Array (SKA) initiative.
At CES in Las Vegas, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest talks to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about what to expect from the software giant in 2012. Ballmer previews the new Windows phone OS, Windows 8's metro UI and new Xbox Kinect features.
At CES in Las Vegas, Intel's Mooly Eden updates the company's "ultrabook" efforts, including a concept transparent touch screen on the back side, coupled with the Windows 8 Metro user interface.
At a Churchill Club event, AllThingsD technology columnist Kara Swisher shows ZDNet some “must have” gift ideas for the holidays, including “lighted finger rats,” a tactile iPad screen, and a classic retro-phone handset designed for your smart phone.
A pivotal moment in Apple's history, CEO Steve Jobs announces iTunes for Windows on October 16, 2003. Jobs stated at the time, "It's probably the best Windows app ever written." The release was also considered a good strategic move by Apple because, for the first time, Windows users could buy music from Apple's online store, giving them a feel for the Apple user experience.
At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison discusses the company's new cloud offering. Ellison says: “The key difference is that our cloud is based on industry standards and supports full operability with other clouds and data centers on-premise."
If you need a transportable workstation with top-notch performance for demanding design, visualisation, analysis or content-creation work, Eurocom's Panther 5D delivers the goods — if you can stomach the price.
Fujitsu's new Lifebook E-Line offers an attractive design and solid build quality, with plenty of configuration options and (common) accessories. The optional modular Bay Projector is interesting, but you'll need to weigh its utility against the £280 price tag.
Although it's visually pleasing and well specified, particularly in the display department, the Chromebook Pixel's premium price tag makes it difficult for us to recommend.
Windows 8 is OUT on my next-generation Pavilion dm1, and Linux — in the shape of Fedora 18, openSuSE 12.3, Mint 14 and Ubuntu 12.10 — is IN.
The ThinkCentre M92z is a good-quality business-grade 23in. all-in-one computer. To get the most out of it, though, you may need a better-specified model than the entry-level system reviewed here.
Dell's business-class 23in. all-in-one desktop has a lot to recommend it, including unfussy design, solid construction, low power consumption and quiet operation. However, its graphics performance is moderate, the screen's viewing angles could be better and it's not cheap.
With its novel cloud-based configuration and app platform, Cisco's EA4500 is an interesting experiment, but the hardware itself fails to excite.
Although it's not cheap by consumer standards, Logitech's BCC950 ConferenceCam is an excellent solution for businesses wanting to get into video communication without going to the much greater expense of installing traditional room-based systems.
The Aspire S5 is an exceptionally slim, light and stylish ultrabook. However, it's also expensive: to blow us away, it needs a better screen, an Ethernet port and longer battery life — and a lower price.
This smart-looking, lightweight 10.1in. Android tablet comes with a good range of preinstalled business software. Although its lack of support for USB devices and USB charging is unfortunate, Fujitsu has made an admirable job of producing a tablet that's equally usable in the office and at home.
HP's Z1 Workstation is a well-designed, powerful and upgradable all-in-one PC suitable for a range of professional power users. Although not without its flaws, the Z1 is well worth considering if you want something different from the traditional desktop form factor.
The ioSafe Solo is bulkier, heavier, slower and more expensive than less robust external drives. But it works well enough, and if you need your data to survive being burned and flooded, you can put your trust in this device.
This 11.6in. notebook is an outstanding performer. It's not particularly lightweight or attractive, but the specification is top-notch and the screen, keyboard and touchpad are all perfectly usable. Plenty of professionals will be keen to get their hands on this system, if they can stomach the price tag.
The first Intel-powered smartphone offers excellent value for money, with its large screen, good battery life and NFC support. On the downside, it lacks storage expansion, runs Android 2.3 and some apps may not run on the Atom processor.
Network storage doesn't come much easier than this, with very little expertise needed to manage the 12-bay Drobo B1200i. It's also fast, with three iSCSI ports, lots of redundancy and data-aware tiering — just like enterprise products costing a great deal more.