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  • NASA Powers Down Final Mainframe in Open Modernization Move

    Ever on the cutting edge amongst government agencies, NASA announced it has shut down its last mainframe to complete its move to smaller, distributed systems running Linux and other systems. In a Feb. 11 blog post, NASA CIO Linda Cureton wrote that NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center powered down an IBM Z9 mainframe the agency acquired in 2004. However, as the agency began to modernize it moved off the mainframe environment and soon ...

    Posted at February 15, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • LG Optimus Vu ‘Phablet’ Official, U.S. Details to Come

    LG Electronics officially launched its Optimus Vu "phablet" in Korea Feb. 19, surprising those who expected the half-phone, half-tablet to debut at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona later this month. Early in February, LG released a teaser of the device, and many of the suspected specs hold true: The Vu features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1,024 by 768 and an aspect ratio of 4:3. It weighs 0.37 pounds and measures 139.6 by 90.4mm. The iPad, by ...

    Posted at February 20, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 1 Comment
  • Google Chrome to Support ‘Do Not Track’ Privacy Policy

    Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Feb. 23 said it is embracing the "Do Not Track" policy to streamline consumer privacy on the Web, and plans to support the initiative in its popular Chrome Web browser by the end of the year. Formulated by the White House, Federal Trade Commission and the Digital Advertising Alliance, Do Not Track will allow Internet users to add a Do Not Track header from browsers such as Chrome, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer. This will tell ...

    Posted at February 25, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 42 Comments
  • Google’s Schmidt, Rubin Tout Android at MWC

    There's no question the Consumer Electronics Shows has become an annual coming-out party for Android-related smartphone, tablet and other news concerning the open-source operating system. However, the 2012 Mobile World Congress provided quite an encore, particularly for quad-core Android phones from the likes of LG, HTC and Huawei, which are all vying for as much of that 50 percent-plus half pie Android enjoys worldwide. Turns out MWC was also the platform for two ...

    Posted at March 1, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • iPad HD, Kindle Fire Lift Tablet Expectations: Forrester

    Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad HD (or iPad 3?) launch March 7 is stirring up tablet talk mania to a fever pitch, so it's only fitting that Forrester Research is ratcheting up its guidance for tablet unit shipments through 2016. The researcher said it expects 112.5 million U.S. adults to have a tablet by 2016, up from 82.1 million in its earlier forecast. Part of the 30 million-plus unit bump in Forrester's estimations can certainly be attributed to the category-defining iPad. However, the popularity of the Google ...

    Posted at March 7, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
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