Analysis: Oracle looks back to the future News & Analysis 4/20/2009 1 comment Oracle Corp.'s proposed $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems marks a strange step back to the future that raises questions about the outlook for Sun's hardware, Java software and the database giant itself.
Dell, HP drive growth for low-end CPUs News & Analysis 4/16/2009 Post a comment Dell announced a deal to sell its latest Intel Atom-based netbooks through China's top cellular carrier, and rival Hewlett-Packard rolled out a new line of thin-client computers, most based on Via's x86 processors, reinforcing the fact much of the growth in consumer and business computing is for low-end systems, especially in emerging markets.
HomeGroup Networking in Windows 7 Design How-To 4/8/2009 Post a comment Setting up a home network has a lot of advantages, but to date it is not a simple set up. Windows 7 has a useful feature to alleviate this problem. The feature, called "HomeGroup", lets you share content, such as pictures, music, videos, documents, and printers, to other computers running Windows 7 in the home. This method makes it easier to share material throughout the home.
Analysis: Aftershocks of IBM/Sun talks News & Analysis 4/6/2009 Post a comment With its proposed acquisition of Sun Microsystems apparently scuttled, executives at IBM and Microsoft are breathing a sigh of relief this morning while Sun's managers must figure out how to survive the on-going consolidation of the computer industry that is being accelerated by a steep recession.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.