Computer History Museum Opens New Online Exhibit Dedicated to Steve Jobs

In what is perhaps the biggest show of remembrance for him since his death, the Computer History Museum has just launched an online exhibit completely dedicated to former Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs. Jobs, as many of you know, passed away back in October, a great loss for Apple and the world. The exhibit, … Read more Computer History Museum Opens New Online Exhibit Dedicated to Steve Jobs

Western Digital’s Deal to Acquire Hitachi’s HDD Business Approved

Western Digital has just secured conditional approval from the European Union’s competition regulator to purchase Hitachi’s hard disk drive business for a grand total of $4.3 billion. This was only made possible, however, after Western Digital agreed to sell several of its production operations. Western Digital, which just so happens to be the world’s second … Read more Western Digital’s Deal to Acquire Hitachi’s HDD Business Approved

Microsoft Kinect for PC Coming Soon

On Tuesday, November 22 Microsoft announced that it is working on getting its Kinect motion-sensing device ready to use on PCs that run Windows. The company currently sells Kinect for its Xbox 360 gaming console; however, it is hard at work and says that it will have the PC version ready by early 2012. “Coupled … Read more Microsoft Kinect for PC Coming Soon

Japan’s K Computer Remains as the World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

There is a recently released list of the Top 500 most powerful computers in the world, and once again Japan’s K Computer takes the number one spot with an increase from 8.162 petaflops to 10.51 petaflops per second. This balances out to 10.51 quadrillion floating-point operations per second. The letter “K” is short for the … Read more Japan’s K Computer Remains as the World’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

HDD Shortages to Spill Over into Q1 2012

Considering operations are disrupted at over a dozen hard disk drive (HDD) factories thanks to flooding in Thailand, PC manufacturers should begin preparing for significant supply shortages according to market research firm IDC. Worldwide HDD shipments could suffer almost a 20% decline starting in the middle of this month that could extend far into the … Read more HDD Shortages to Spill Over into Q1 2012

School Computers to Be Replaced by School iPads in 2016

With the technological age in full force, computers have become a staple in schools. Every single grade it seems is using computers for learning and entertainment while teaching. But, could the age of classroom computers be over? Is there a new piece of technology that will undoubtedly dethrone the computer in the classroom? Maybe, as … Read more School Computers to Be Replaced by School iPads in 2016

Will March 2012 Give Us the iPad 3?

I wrote recently abut the iPad getting a possible discounted release and a new name (iPad Mini?) in the early part of 2012. While that was sure to spark the interests of iPad and tablet users a little bit, a new report should make that excitement grow exponentially. According to a report from Macotakara, which … Read more Will March 2012 Give Us the iPad 3?

Samsung Introduces New Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

Samsung has just confirmed that another variation of its Samsung Galaxy Tab will be hitting stores soon. This new device, known as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, will begin selling on November 13, 2011 at many U.S. retailers for a surprisingly reasonable $399.99 according to a statement released by Samsung. The 16GB tablet, complete … Read more Samsung Introduces New Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

Toshiba Introduces Tiny Enterprise Hard Drives

Toshiba’s Storage Products Business Unit has just announced a high-capacity 2.5″ high-performance enterprise-class drive. Known as the Toshiba MK01GRRB/R series, this drive supports the exacting requirements for compute-intensive environments witha 15,000 RPM spin speed, a 6Gb/s SAS interface and a maximum capacity of 300GB1. In addition to that, this drive also offers drive-based encryption in … Read more Toshiba Introduces Tiny Enterprise Hard Drives