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Friday night topic: What now for power?
— 5:30 PM on March 25, 2011

The crisis in Japan has raised new doubts about nuclear power. At the same time, it seems our current alternative forms of energy, beyond...

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AT&T to buy out T-Mobile USA
— 6:00 AM on March 21, 2011

This is another one of those "AMD buys ATI" moments. Except this time, the buyer is AT&T and the buy-ee is none other than Deutsche...

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Friday night topic: Disasters
— 9:31 PM on March 11, 2011

The news from Japan has us thinking somber thoughts this evening.  Have you ever been present during a disaster, natural or otherwise, or there right...

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Friday night topic: Commodity or worth the fuss?
— 6:19 PM on March 4, 2011

We've been hearing an awful lot in the past few years about the personal computer becoming a commodity. CPUs like Intel's Atom and AMD's,...

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Friday night topic: Public-sector unions?
— 4:39 PM on February 25, 2011

As you may know, the Friday night topic is our weekly off-topic discussion about whatever seems interesting. In years past, we used to have...

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SandForce intros next-gen SF-2000 series SSD controllers
— 8:30 AM on February 24, 2011

SandForce has quickly become one of the premiere controller providers in the solid-state storage market. Today, the company takes the wraps off of its...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Friday night topic: Your snack concoctions
— 5:49 PM on February 18, 2011

I'm a pretty typical guy, I think, in that I don't exactly like to cook elaborate meals (not that there's anything wrong with that), but...

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Anonymous employee tells of life in the Apple Store
— 11:53 AM on February 18, 2011

Many of us have made the pilgrimage. We know the gray walls, the large wooden tables, the sterile lighting, and the blue-shirted employees. What's it...

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Friday night topic: On the arbitrariness of sports
— 5:49 PM on February 11, 2011

I was watching an NFL playoff game a few weeks ago when the camera cut to Troy Aikman providing some commentary. He was gesturing...

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Etc.
— 9:19 AM on February 7, 2011

As you may know, our frenetic Mac blogger, Jason Fox, spends his days working in advertising.  Each year after the Superbowl, he writes up his...

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Next-gen OCZ PCIe SSD offers new twist on RAID
— 2:22 PM on January 31, 2011

At the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, we caught our first glimpse of OCZ's third-generation Z-Drive PCIe SSD. The card has a...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Friday night topic: Egypt on the brink
— 6:31 PM on January 28, 2011

A wave of protest has struck across North Africa and the Middle East recently, leading to regime change in Tunisia and, it now appears,

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Ultrastar 7K3000 hard drive offers three terabytes to enterprise
— 11:01 PM on January 24, 2011

The Deskstar 7K3000 is the only three-terabyte, 7,200-RPM hard drive currently available on the market. Today, Hitach is announcing an enterprise-oriented version dubbed...

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Release roundup: Cases and workstation laptops
— 4:33 PM on January 20, 2011

Now that the swirl of CES craziness has died down, we're going back to our regularly scheduled release roundups. Our inbox has collected announcements from...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Mobile computing Workstations

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New SAS models added to WD's enterprise lineup
— 11:23 AM on January 18, 2011

Western Digital has expanded its line of enterprise-class Serial Attached SCSI hard drives. The 2.5" S25, better known to enthusiasts as a sled-less...

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OCZ drops out of memory business to focus on SSDs
— 12:00 PM on January 12, 2011

So, that's why OCZ didn't have much in the way of new memory modules on display at CES this year. According to PC Perspective,...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Servers Workstations

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Don't go to Vegas—tales of a journalist's first CES
— 7:58 PM on January 9, 2011

It's 10:35 PM on the second-to-last day of CES as I sit on the hotel bed nursing my blistered feet, throat aching from the desert...

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AOL spent 'over $300 million' on those trial CDs
— 6:00 AM on December 28, 2010

If you weren't in diapers in the 1990s, odds are you remember seeing AOL trial discs on a regular basis. How much did it cost...

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