Gartner Lowers PC Sales Forecast
PC shipments are projected to increase by 15.3% year over year in the second half, about 2% less than Gartner's previous forecast, due to the uncertainty in the U.S. and European economies.
Top 12 PC Games Of All Time
With a click of the mouse, gamers can transport themselves into futuristic worlds, realistic battle scenes and a virtual life of organized crime. Although there they face extensive competition from console-makers such as Nintendo and Sony, PC software games continue to flourish, as each year hundreds of titles vie for consumers' attention, loyalty and dollars. Here's a dozen of the all time best.
Nintendo To Cut DSi, DSi XL Prices
Responding to tough competition from Apple and other smartphone makers in the handheld gaming market, Nintendo said it will slash $20 from the price of two systems starting September 12.
Best Mobile Apps For Busy Professionals
Today's smartphones have led to the development of hundreds of thousands of mobile apps. Apple's iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry and phones based on Google's Android all have access to extensive libraries of apps that you can download and install for our increasingly mobile world. When you're always on the go, having the right smartphone app makes it easy to transition from business to pleasure and back again without skipping a beat so you can get the most out of every minute. Here we pick 17 of the be
Server Technology Hits A Crossroads
Highlights of exclusive InformationWeek Analytics research as it appears in "State Of Server Technology 2010," our report evaluating changes in the server market motivated by the push to consolidate data center systems, get power and cooling costs under control and make the most of the cloud.
Intel To Buy Infineon Wireless Unit
The $1.4 billion acquisition would expand the chipmaker's offerings in the smartphone market while also gaining a customer base that includes every major mobile phone maker.
Paul Allen Sues Google, Apple, Others Over Patents
AOL, eBay, Facebook, Netflix, Office Depot, OfficeMax, Staples, Yahoo and YouTube are also named in the patent infringement lawsuit filed by the Microsoft co-founder's firm, Interval Licensing LLC.
Best Bluetooth Headsets For Business
Bluetooth headsets eliminate clumsy wires, boost productivity and, with more states requiring hands-free devices in vehicles, have become required equipment for businesspeople on the go. Vendors offer a dizzying array of headsets, differentiated by price, battery-life, weight and clarity. Many of today's headsets are multipoint, allowing use for both desktop and mobile phones. Developers also look to separate themselves from their competition through software or hardware design elements designed
Top 10 Most Hated Tech Mascots Ever
Mascots are marketing personified. When they're good, they're grrreat, as Tony the Tiger, one of the world's more successful mascots might say. When they're lame, uninspired, annoying or perplexing, they might end up on a list like this. Mascots are particularly important in the technology industry, because so many tech products and services are intangible and would benefit from an evocative symbolic representative. It's hard to imagine Linux without thinking about penguins. As for the mascots t
IT Hall Of Shame, Part 2
Welcome back to our rogue's gallery of computer industry flops, frauds and foibles. In this installment, we're pleased to present ten more exhibits, from Y2K to the Pentium Bug, that prove the best laid plans of mice and men don't just go awry -- they lead straight to the IT Hall of Shame.
GetApp Provides Directory Of Business Apps
The business-only directory includes apps in more than 300 categories with information to help assess needs and make choices from among the mix of free and paid listings.
Dell Launches Aero Smartphone
The first Android phone from Dell weight less than four ounces with a 3.5-inch display, 5-megapixel camera and sells for $100 with a two-year AT&T service contract.
Amazon Tops Cloud Study
Black Duck Software's survey of open-source cloud environments sees Amazon ahead of Microsoft, Google, and Salesforce in terms of most widespread use.
HP Q3 Profits Rise On Strong Global Sales
In its first earnings report since ousting Mark Hurd as CEO, Hewlett-Packard reported that profits in its third fiscal quarter rose 6% on higher worldwide sales in its core computer businesses.
8 Big Data Deployments In Detail
What does it take to move into the era of large-scale data analytics? Data warehousing experts from Barnes & Noble, BNP Paribas, Cabelas, McAfee and more share insights on innovative big-data deployments.
Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Details Leaked
A German consumer electronics website displayed photos and a product description of the new mouse that is expected to include Microsoft's BlueTrack advanced optics technology.
Who Should Hewlett-Packard Buy?
HP can't afford to buy every one of our Desirable Dozen, but in the post-Mark Hurd era, the world's largest computer maker needs to consider acquiring more than a few of these companies. Here's who -- and why.
IBM Bolsters Power7 Server Lineup
New midrange servers can run any of the more than 30,000 business applications available for AIX, Linux, or IBM i operating systems.