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Seagate's LSI flash biz buyout: Good potential, but only if followed up

Will Seagate's buyout of LSI's old flash card business, which it snapped up from Avago and Xyratex, flourish or wither away inside the Californian conglomerate? Upfront, these are smart buys by Seagate, extending its target markets. Xyratex ClusterStor arrays can use its 6TB drives and their follow-on products, and the HDD …
Chris Mellor, 27 Jun 2014
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Backup bods Acronis extend disk-imaging support to Macs at last

Data protection house Acronis is announcing True Image for Mac (TIM - our acronym), the Apple equivalent of its True Image for Windows backup and recovery software. True Image is a full disk image backup utility. Up until now, TIM has only supported Windows. It does not run on Macs, either under Mac OS X, or with Windows running …
Chris Mellor, 24 Jun 2014
Stratasys Mojo 3D printer

3D printers now emitting merged manufacturers

The 3D printer market is starting to carve itself into a new shape after Stratasys, purveyor of the consumer-friendly Mojo and the industry-focussed devices like the bar-fridge-sized uPrint will hand over $US403m worth of stock to acquire MakerBot and its rather more prosumer-friendly Replicator range. Stratasys will operate …
Simon Sharwood, 21 Jun 2013
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T-Mobile pulls BlackBerry products from US retail stores

As BlackBerry struggles to regain its footing following the disastrous second quarter of its fiscal 2014, US wireless carrier T-Mobile has announced that it will no longer carry the Canadian firm's smartphones in its retail stores. T-Mobile executive VP of corporate services David Carey told Reuters that demand for BlackBerry …
Neil McAllister, 26 Sep 2013
Synology RS3614xs+

Is it a NAS? Is it a SAN? No. It's Synology's Rackstation 'NASSAN'

Today Synology launches the RackStation RS3614xs+, the latest addition to their XS+ line of devices aimed at SMEs. What sticks out to me is the shift in marketing tone, pitching the RS3614xs+ as "a midpoint between NAS and SAN". Synology pitches the XS+ line as "a storage solution that can grow with a business." The RS3614xs+ is …
Trevor Pott, 10 Dec 2013

BlackBerry BLOODBATH! Company warns of nearly $1bn quarterly loss

BlackBerry surprised Wall Street by releasing its second quarter earnings early on Friday, but it was hardly the kind of surprise where a dancer jumps out of a cake. The Canadian smartphone maker warned the market that it expects to post revenues of around $1.6bn when it files its formal earnings report on September 27 – a …
Neil McAllister, 20 Sep 2013
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Channel bites Apple's hand off for any old iPads in Q1

Apple sales via independent distributors across Western Europe soared 42 per cent in Q1, figures from channel analyst Context reveal. The sales-out numbers detailed by the beancounter's Vendor Performance Monitor (VPM) shows that the majority of growth was generated by the previous generation of iPads, up 180 per cent. This is …
Paul Kunert, 20 Apr 2012

LogMeIn uncloaks cloud storage bypass

By now you know the prosumer cloud storage schtick: an agent on your device monitors a designated folder and copies everything in it to the cloud, from where any other device running the service's agent and logged in with the same account sucks down that file so it is available locally. The likes of DropBox, Google, Microsoft, …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Feb 2013

Circling the RIM: BB10 becomes chamber of horrors for BlackBerry

Friday's writedown of almost $1bn of inventory confirms the launch of BlackBerry 10 mobile OS as one of the most catastrophic of modern times. Nobody, it seems, wants BB10 in 2013. BlackBerry has vastly over-estimated the demand for its shiny, modern new platform and announced a retreat from the consumer market. Gone are 4,500 …
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Sep 2013
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TV's goggle gaggle: EVERYBODY'S first with something at consumer tech feast

If you’re in Berlin and have a tech habit, then IFA, Europe’s biggest consumer electronics show, rages on for another couple of days. On display you'll find all manner of things upon which the consumer tech giants want us to focus our spending – even those that may well soon be redundant. As mobile content viewing explodes, it …
Bob Dormon, 10 Sep 2013
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Fujifilm preps six-megapixel prosumer digicam

Digicams Fujifilm today unveiled three new FinePix digital cameras, the S7000 Zoom, S5000 Zoom and the A205S Zoom, all due for release in Europe in the autumn. The S7000 'prosumer' 6.3 megapixel camera offers full manual control of aperture, focusing shutter speed and flash, and a 6x optical zoom equivalent to 35-210mm on a …
Tony Smith, 29 Jul 2003
Netgear ReadyNas Duo v2 RND2100 network storage

Netgear ReadyNas Duo v2 network storage

Netgear’s ReadyNas Duo v2 appears to be identical to its predecessor from the outside, yet it actually represents a rather radical shift in hardware design for the company. This dual bay ReadyNas model does away with the Infrant Technologies IT3107 SPARC processor featured on earlier models and replaces it with a 1.6GHz ARM CPU …
Shaun Dormon, 18 Jan 2012
Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printer

Drilling into 3D printing: Gimmick, revolution or spooks' nightmare?

3D printing, otherwise known as additive manufacturing, is a subject that pumps out enthusiasts faster than any real-life 3D printer can churn out products. In conventional machining, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CADCAM) combine to make products or parts of products by cutting away at, drilling and …
Nikon P5000 digital camera

New Nikon camera for new Nikon user

"If you're looking to take high-quality photos without the hassle of carrying an SLR..." Nikon has just launched a 10-megapixel "prosumer" camera it claims does just that. The COOLPIX P5000 comes with vibration reduction and a light sensitivity range up to ISO 3200 for poor lighting conditions – although this only works at 5- …
Dan Ilett, 20 Feb 2007

USB 3.0 slouches towards Bethlehem

An NEC announcement Monday should make it easier to get USB 3.0 products to market, perhaps as soon as this holiday season. NEC's USB 3.0 "design solution" marries the company's new system-on-chip (SoC) IP core with its USB 3.0 µPD720200 host controller released this May and certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). …
Rik Myslewski, 21 Sep 2009
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Meego goes 3D

Yesterday Nokia and Intel announced that the future of mobile interfaces is 3D, and that everyone else will soon be following their Meego platform into the third dimension. 3D is certainly a bandwagon, and Nokia likes hopping on board bandwagons whenever it spots one. This time it's dragging Intel along for the ride, but rather …
Bill Ray, 25 Aug 2010
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Nokia: digital SLRs are doomed

One of the web's "25 most influential people" says that camera phones will soon make digital SLRs obsolete. "There will be no need to carry around those heavy lenses," Nokia's marketing EVP Anssi Vanjoki told a gathering in Helsinki, according to Reuters. Citing continuing improvements in cameraphone technology, Vanjoki said: " …
Rik Myslewski, 21 Apr 2010
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HP will grow future on clouds and analytics

Let's talk about the money first because if the corporate strategy laid out yesterday by Hewlett-Packard's new president and chief executive officer, Leo Apotheker, doesn't pan out, neither will the ever-increasing dividends that are supposed to get Wall Street all fired up. In conjunction with its HP Summit for analysts and …
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BlackBerry Storm is a little too consumer for some

Enterprise customers getting hold of a BlackBerry Storm are finding the handset is not quite as enterprise as they might have hoped. The issue arise with the way that RIM, owner of the BlackBerry brand, segments customers. There are those who use Blackberry Internet Solution, and those using Blackberry Enterprise Solution. And …
Bill Ray, 19 Nov 2008
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Middle man: Dell expands on growth plans

Michael Dell is not been spending the same amount of time contemplating his navel as he did a few years back, immediately before the tech company that bears his name hit a rough patch and he returned to straighten things out. Dell and his top brass do, though, spend a lot of time thinking about the belly of the IT market – …
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Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 4TB Nas box

Iomega has introduced its second-generation StorCenter ix2-200, aimed at the 'prosumer' home user and which offers a wealth of features ranging from a BitTorrent client and remote access to surveillance camera support. Iomega StorCenter ix2 Iomega's StorCenter ix2-200 While most other Network Attached Storage (Nas) …
Shaun Dormon, 06 May 2010
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RIM faces OS rewrite headache

Research in Motion may finally have put its legal battles behind it, but it still faces the biggest challenge of its career, finding a survival strategy for its famous push email devices. RIM has faced increasingly intense challenges to its market lead in corporate email-oriented mobile products for the past two years, and its …
Wireless Watch, 14 Sep 2006
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A slippery slope for RIM and the BlackBerry?

The news that RIM is launching a consumer/prosumer device called the "Pearl" (aka BlackBerry 8100) has got me all mixed up. As an industry analyst, I can see the logic of what our Canadian friends are doing – releasing a device that is more likely to appeal to the masses than the BlackBerry QUERTY classic and RIM's first …
Dale Vile, 13 Sep 2006
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Who could the big storage beasts be looking to buy?

The big beasts of storage - Broadcom, Dell, EMC, HP and NetApp - are on the prowl, and could be looking for new targets to snap up. EMC recently snared Data Domain, but is always hungry - NetApp missed out, so it must be still looking. Broadcom wanted to buy Emulex but couldn't, so is hunting again. Dell has a well-publicised …
Chris Mellor, 23 Jul 2009
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T-Mobile signs up RIM in Europe

T-Mobile is to start flogging Blackberry wireless email devices from Research in Motion in Europe. The duo say it is the first Blackberry "prosumer" solution i.e. it's aimed at business people who like buying new toys. Also T-Mobile is pitching the device at "smaller firms". Smaller than what? The franchise kicks off in Germany …
Drew Cullen, 05 Mar 2003

Sony DSLR-A900 Alpha 900 digital SLR

If cameras were rated on specifications alone, Sony’s Alpha 900 would be a hard act to beat. Let’s consider the evidence: there’s a full-frame Exmore CMOS sensor packed with 24.6 million pixels - and, please note, this is the effective number. The sensor measures 35.9 x 24mm. Other goodies include a built-in image stabilisation …
George Cole, 02 Mar 2009
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Groping your way around the mobile device maze

As part of our series of articles on mobile email, this week we’re tackling the subject of the mobile devices themselves. As the actual user interface of a mobile email solution, as well as a potential replacement or substitute of (for some at least) a very personal item, a number of interesting discussion points are raised. We’ …
David Perry, 19 Sep 2006
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC P150

Pocket-Lint.co.uk Based on the five megapixel Sony P100, the P150 is a handsomely pocketable digicam and the first ultra-compact digicam with a resolution - 7.2 megapixels - normally the preserve of professional or high-end 'prosumer' models, writes Doug Harman. Sony Cyber-shot DSC P150 At 10.8 x 5.2 x 2.6cm and weighing 145g …
Pocket Lint, 30 Nov 2004
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mmo2 takes Blackberry into SME market

Two months after RIM announced its colour Blackberry email-phone, the distributor which has sold most samples has finally taken it on board. Is this the breakthrough RIM has struggled to achieve? Blackberry means pocket email - almost exclusively. The trouble is, it only meant pocket email to members of large corporations. At …
Guy Kewney, 26 Sep 2003
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Nokia takes wraps off N Series phones

The Register may cover everything most sane people would ever want to know about technology, but for certified gadget obsessives Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny scour Gizmoville for the rest: Nokia takes wraps off N Series phones including its 'iPod killer' Nokia N91 Nokia today launched its first new series of phones in years. …
Tech Digest, 27 Apr 2005
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Mac rumour sites get it completely right

The rumour sites got it completely right. Steve Jobs on Tuesday morning unveiled both a stripped-down Macintosh, the Mac mini, for $499 (£339 in the UK) - sans display, keyboard, mouse - and a Flash-based iPod, the iPod shuffle, with 512MB or 1GB of storage, priced at $99 and $149 (£69 and £99 inc VAT). He also unveiled new …
Charles Arthur, 12 Jan 2005
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AMD Athlon 64 FX-53

It was September 2003 when we last saw an Athlon 64 FX break cover. That was the much applauded, if slightly pricey 2.2GHz FX-51. The latest FX CPU from AMD is the FX-53, featuring an architecturally identical core to the FX-51 but running instead at a slightly faster core speed of 2.4GHz, writes Wayne Brooker. The FX range of …
Trusted Reviews, 29 Mar 2004
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Linksys WRT54g 802.11g access point

We recently looked at a Buffalo ISDN/802.11b access point/router in a home environment. Here, we look at a similar product - the Linksys Ethernet/802.11g access point/router - but this time in a small office environment. Although Linksys (now part of Cisco) firmly aims its products at the consumer and 'prosumer' markets, the …
Quocirca, 10 Nov 2003