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Oracle asks US Supreme Court to reject Android copyright case

Oracle is trying to make sure its billion-dollar copyright dispute with Google over the Android OS doesn't make it to the U.S. Supreme Court.

By James Niccolai | 09 December, 2014 13:02

Tags: Android OS, Google, copyright, intellectual property, legal, Civil lawsuits, Oracle

Power company plugs data center directly into high-voltage grid

A power company in Arizona is building a data center that plugs directly into its high-voltage transmission grid, a first of its kind project that could cut the cost of providing compute services and avoid the need for unsightly new power lines.

By James Niccolai | 09 December, 2014 07:00

Tags: Green data center, BaseLayer, IO Data Centers, environment

Power company plugs data center directly into high-voltage grid

A power company in Arizona is building a data center that plugs directly into its high-voltage transmission grid, a first of its kind project that could cut the cost of providing compute services and avoid the need for unsightly new power lines.

By James Niccolai | 09 December, 2014 07:00

Tags: Green data center, BaseLayer, IO Data Centers, environment

IO splits in two, solving an identity crisis

IO Data Centers is splitting into two companies as a way to attract investors and resolve a conflict that may have been holding back its business.

By James Niccolai | 02 December, 2014 23:50

Tags: Green data center, IO Data Centers, environment

Breaking up is hard to do, but HP won't look back

Breaking up Hewlett-Packard is "totally the right thing to do for this company," CEO Meg Whitman said on Tuesday, after HP reported declines in revenue and profit for the last quarter.

By James Niccolai | 26 November, 2014 12:39

Tags: business issues, financial results, Hewlett-Packard

Apple's $450 million e-books settlement gets final approval

A federal judge in New York has given final approval to a settlement in which Apple will pay $450 million for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices for e-books.

By James Niccolai | 22 November, 2014 11:52

Tags: Apple, Internet-based applications and services, legal, internet, entertainment

Intel to combine PC and mobile divisions as market shifts

Intel will combine its PC and mobile processor divisions under one roof, reflecting a changing market in which the line between tablets and laptops has blurred.

By James Niccolai | 18 November, 2014 13:56

Tags: business issues, Components, processors, intel, restructuring

US putting fake cell towers in planes to spy on people, report says

The U.S. Department of Justice is putting devices that emulate cellphone towers in Cessna aircraft and flying them around the country to track the locations of cellphones, a practice that targets criminal suspects but may also affect thousands of U.S. citizens, according to a news report Thursday.

By James Niccolai | 14 November, 2014 11:19

Tags: U.S. Department of Justice, security, regulation, government, privacy

Facebook gives its server racks a Tesla touch

Matt Corddry, Facebook's director of hardware engineering, should be grateful to Tesla. Not because he drives one (he doesn't), but because the popularity of its electric cars could help Facebook take a little more cost out of running its data centers.

By James Niccolai | 14 November, 2014 07:50

Tags: servers, Green data center, hardware systems, Facebook, environment

Samsung's Project Beyond 3D camera takes virtual reality to the next level

Samsung has given a sneak peek at a new 3D camera that can capture 360-degree panoramic video and stream it live to its virtual reality headset.

By James Niccolai | 13 November, 2014 06:34

Tags: consumer electronics, Samsung Electronics

Dell looks to wow clients with a new type of converged system

Dell kicked off its customer conference in Texas this week, almost exactly a year after it became a private company, and on Wednesday announced a new type of server that Michael Dell bragged has the most compute density of its kind.

By James Niccolai | 06 November, 2014 00:50

Tags: Dell, servers, hardware systems, Low-end servers

Michael Dell gets his payback, slams 'turmoil' at HP and IBM

What a difference a year makes.

By James Niccolai | 05 November, 2014 11:39

Tags: business issues, Dell, servers, hardware systems, Mergers and acquisitions

HP gives Moonshot server its first Xeon chip

If Hewlett-Packard's Moonshot server doesn't pan out, it won't be for lack of trying.

By James Niccolai | 23 October, 2014 22:30

Tags: Components, processors, Hewlett-Packard

Google asks US Supreme Court to decide Android copyright case

Google has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a copyright infringement case that some developers think could have a big impact on their ability to innovate in software.

By James Niccolai | 09 October, 2014 12:01

Tags: Languages and standards, application development, legal, Android, Civil lawsuits, smartphones, software, Oracle, Google, consumer electronics, copyright, intellectual property

Rohm shows the Swiss army knife of sensors

Need a handy device that can secure your smartphone, measure distances and tell you what kind of sun lotion to wear? No? Well someone built one anyway.

By James Niccolai | 08 October, 2014 19:07

Tags: Components, Rohm, Boards -- other, CEATEC

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