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Client virtualization, blade PCs gain popularity

Client virtualization and blade PCs are gaining popularity, especially at the largest enterprises, but server-based computing is still the most popular alternative PC technology, a new Forrester Research report finds. About 18 per cent of companies ...

HP fires back at IBM over I/O virtualization

The blade server teams at HP and IBM are fighting it out over I/O virtualization. IBM unveiled an I/O virtualization tool called Open Fabric Manager Monday, claiming it one-ups HP's Virtual Connect because IBM uses open technology that's compatible w...

Hackers poised for Black Friday assault

You know retailers are ready for Black Friday -- but so are hackers poised to launch a slew of Web-based attacks against consumers. Your money and personal information could be at risk.

IBM takes on HP with I/O virtualization

IBM has developed an I/O virtualization tool that makes it easier to move workloads from one blade server to another by automating the process of assigning I/O addresses.

Gartner analyst predicts 'virtual marriages' by 2015

Will you marry me (in Second Life)? A Gartner analyst is predicting that 2% of U.S. citizens will get married in virtual worlds by 2015 to people they have never met, and may never meet even after they are married. These online virtual marriages will...

Google offers US$10M for best Android mobile phone apps

Google will give US$10 million to the developers who build the best applications for Android, the open source platform Google designed for building mobile phones. Google says it hopes to spark innovation with the so-called Android Developer Challenge...

Start-up tunes facial recognition system for online dating

A start-up that built a facial-recognition search engine wants to give online daters the ability to search for mates who look like celebrities, but ultimately hopes its technology will be used for larger issues, such as helping law enforcement track ...

Virus database tracks vendor performance

A new online malware database details the latest virus outbreaks from around the world, and shows which antivirus tools were able to block the threats and which ones failed.

IBM, Microsoft, SAP lag behind on Web 2.0

IBM, Microsoft and SAP are taking a charge at the business Web 2.0 market, but the big vendors still lag behind smaller rivals who have developed far more innovative technology with quicker release cycles, according to a Forrester analyst.

Google phones could suffer from lack of interoperability

Phones built with Google's Android operating system may suffer from a lack of interoperability, and enterprise IT executives will probably be wary about supporting multiple devices built with the much-hyped software platform, says Ken Dulaney, a Gart...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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