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US politicos demand cool servers

US politicians have joined the great call for energy-friendly data centers, as the Senate this week approved a bill that promotes low-power server technology.
Ashlee Vance, 09 Dec 2006
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New benchmark neuters storage vendors

The Storage Performance Council (SPC) has issued a second benchmark meant to save customers from vendor spin hell.
Ashlee Vance, 09 Dec 2006

Feds pony up $3.5m for robot race

After foraging through thousands of couches in Washington, the government has come up with $3.5m in prize money for the contestants in an upcoming robotic vehicle race.
Ashlee Vance, 09 Dec 2006

Cisco hires Santa to hawk video phone

Cisco Systems has done the near impossible and put Santa on its payroll.
Ashlee Vance, 09 Dec 2006

How the 'true blue' political maverick gave the senate to the donkeys

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Stephen Juan, 09 Dec 2006

Can blind people see in their dreams?

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Stephen Juan, 09 Dec 2006

What is selective mutism and is it for real?

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Stephen Juan, 09 Dec 2006

Americans unaware of nanotechnology

A report published in the December issue of the journal Nature Nanotechnology highlights the fact that 69 per cent of Americans have heard little or nothing about nanotechnology, despite the fact that this Christmas there are over 350 nanotechnology-based products on the shelves.
Bill Ray, 09 Dec 2006

SAS is storming SCSI, claims array maker

Serial-attached SCSI (SAS) is fast taking over from parallel SCSI, claimed LSI Logic as it launched a range of SAS-only storage systems aimed at small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).
Bryan Betts, 09 Dec 2006

Sex.com thief released from prison

In yet another twist in the extraordinary tale of Sex.com, the con-man who stole the world's most valuable domain has been released from jail - in order to locate the millions of dollars he owes the original owner.
Kieren McCarthy, 09 Dec 2006

Apple discontinues UK mail-in repair service

In a manoeuvre distinguished by both its stealth and audacity, Apple UK has discontinued its mail-in repair service without notifying its customers or, it appears, its resellers.

The Bastard and the IT training budget

Episode 41 "I... what?" the PFY sniffles, reading through his email.
Simon Travaglia, 09 Dec 2006

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