9th > December > 2006 Archive
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.
New benchmark neuters storage vendors
The Storage Performance Council (SPC) has issued a second benchmark meant to save customers from vendor spin hell.
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.
Cisco hires Santa to hawk video phone
Cisco Systems has done the near impossible and put Santa on its payroll.
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.
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).
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.
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.