Monthly Archives: October 2012

New Intel solid-state drive lineup features 20nm flash memory

Smaller manufacturing process means better energy efficiency, faster access speeds Intel’s new 335 series solid-state drives, which were announced Tuesday morning, feature improved performance, lower power consumption and, the company says, better bang for your buck. The 20nm flash memory … Continue reading

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IBM moving to replace silicon with carbon nanotubes in computer chips

The company said it has greatly increased the number of carbon nanotubes that can be accurately placed on a single chip IBM has hit a milestone in its quest to come up with a successor to silicon computer chips. The … Continue reading

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Comparing MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro

Comparing MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro Torn between the portability of the Apple MacBook Air and the unparalleled display of the Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display? We compare the two to make your next visit to the Apple store … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi now packs 512MB RAM

The educational and hobbyist gizmo du jour adds extra memory, but doesn’t hike the price The Raspberry Pi model B — a cheap, customizable Linux computer the size of a pack of cigarettes — now boasts 512MB of RAM, for … Continue reading

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A USB Hard Drive That Asks For Your PIN Before Allowing Access

          Here’s a hard drive that comes with a secure PIN (personal identification number) access that bars anyone who’s not authorised. Taking hard drives along for storage and portability needs has become a necessity these days. … Continue reading

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CompTIA Lifetime Certification Change Creates Controversy

CompTIA faces backlash from technology certification holders after informing those with supposedly lifetime A+, Network+ and Security+ certifications that they would have to retroactively pay for renewals. CompTIA has since retracted the changes for anyone who receives one of those … Continue reading

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How to Get Your Arms Around Big Data

How to Get Your Arms Around Big Data As solution providers’ customers increasingly employ business intelligence tools, dealing with “big data” is becoming a greater challenge. It’s an ideal opportunity for solution providers, as many business execs are unfamiliar with … Continue reading

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Big Data Sales Opportunities for Partners Getting Bigger

For channel partners moving into big data, not only are you right about the sales opportunities, you’re very right, according to a recent CompTIA research study of 935 IT and business executives. Nearly two in three of the study’s participants … Continue reading

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