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PC market in 2014 a bit less dire than previously thought

Global PC shipments will decline by 3.7 percent this year, a change from IDC's previous forecast of 6 percent...

VMware calls new “hyper-converged” system a building block for software-defined data centers

VMware system virtualizes compute, network and storage....

Manage infrastructure convergence without losing your grip

Admins will wear many hats as they tackle the infrastructure convergence brought on by rampant data and application growth...

IT Gets a Bigger Role in the Conventions Business

Wherever people convene, IT is essential, says James E. Rooney, executive director at the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority....

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In Napa quake, power surges led to PC damage

The 6.0 earthquake in Napa County, Calif. caused power surges that may have led to much of the damage to computers in homes and small businesses....

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Seagate scoffs at helium, ships world’s first 8TB hard drive

After sending out samples to some customers last month, Seagate today announced the general availability of its highest capacity 3.5-in hard drive. ...

HP recalls 6 million laptop power cords that can pose fire and burn hazards

There have been almost 30 reports of power cords overheating and melting...

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A truly giant tablet hits the market…for kids!

Fuhu’s new 24-inch tablet is a great idea. Too bad it’s designed for kids, not grownups....

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How to set up Raspberry Pi, the little computer you can cook into DIY tech projects

The tiny $35 Raspberry Pi computer doesn't come from a bakery, but it can power your robot army or other DIY electronics project. Here's how to install Raspbian and get cooking with Pi....

Data centers are the new polluters

U.S. data centers use more electricity than they need, a new report finds, and IT managers are too cautious about managing power and businesses are unwilling to invest in energy conservation. ...

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VMware’s OpenStack strategy: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

VMware has embraced OpenStack in a significant way at VMWorld...

HyTrust, Intel team to lock down VMware virtual machines

Boundary controls ensure VMware workloads only run in trusted locations....

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