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Friday, 05 December 2008 04:35

Dell to sell through The Good Guys

Dell is continuing its push into the Australian retail market, announcing a deal with The Good Guys to sell its consumer range of PCs and notebooks through the 87-store chain.
Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 18 November 2008 03:29

IT management key to Vegas' flashest hotel rooms

When Vegas' new CityCenter resort opens in late 2009, its hotel rooms will contain state-of-the-art technology for customising entertainment, lighting and heating options -- but getting that to happen is only possible because of careful planning and cost management by its IT department.

Published in Market
Tuesday, 27 November 2007 17:16

Speed, not savings, is key to SaaS

While saving money is often cited as the key driver for adopting software as a service (SaaS), ensuring better performance is often just as big a consideration, according to new research by the Yankee Group.
Published in Strategy
Cost savings are often promoted as a major reason for automating systems provisioning, but ensuring compliance can be just as important a goal, according to a senior IT manager at AMD.
If there's one advantage Microsoft's Hardware division should have over everyone else making cameras, mice and keyboards, it would be the ability to write supporting software that worked pretty well with Windows. So it's both annoying and mysterious that the drivers for its latest notebook web cams are proving problematic to the point of being literally unusable with Vista.

Published in Transit
Thursday, 20 September 2007 23:33

Virtual environments are processor pigs

New research has confirmed what many a hard-core gamer already knows: the more realistic the virtual environment you're playing in, the more your processor is getting thrashed.

Published in Home Tech
Thursday, 20 September 2007 21:28

Wintel cold war gets a virtual thaw

The sometimes frosty relationship between Microsoft and Intel thawed slightly today, with Intel inviting Microsoft to demonstrate its forthcoming Windows Server 2008 during its developer forum. Hedging its bets, however, Intel was also keen to talk up its increasing commitment to Linux and open source.
Published in Open Source
Intel's ultra-mobile computing plans for Menlow and Moorestown continue to advance, and the processor giant is talking up partnerships with Ubuntu, Adobe and even Apple as it gets ready for a 2008 release of Menlow-based devices and the eventual appearance of multi-core mobile systems. However, its silent feud with Microsoft doesn't seem to have cooled down much.

Published in Home Tech
Promising "way smaller" packaging in its forthcoming Montevina notebook chipset, Intel is staking the creation of smaller and lighter notebooks on improved power management techniques.

Published in Home Tech
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Tuesday, 18 September 2007 23:10

Intel's Otellini blasts AMD's triple-core approach

Intel CEO Paul Otellini has attacked rival AMD's plans for a three-core processor, suggesting that the company can't produce reliable enough systems to make such an approach viable.

Published in Home Tech
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Pandemic's first public display of its upcoming game Mercenaries 2: World In Flames got off to a messy start when the software crashed after just seconds during a demonstration at the Intel Developer Forum.

Published in Entertainment
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Tuesday, 18 September 2007 21:24

Intel gets ready for 2009 Nehalem release

Intel has confirmed a November release for its next-generation Penryn processor, but the company's attention is already largely focused on its successor: the new Nehalem microarchitecture.

Published in Home Tech
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Dell will roll out its tree planting carbon offset scheme for computer purchasers in Australia by Christmas as part of a bid to enhance its environmental credentials.

Published in Home Tech
Dell will roll out its tree planting carbon offset scheme for computer purchasers in Australia by Christmas as part of a bid to enhance its environmental credentials.
Published in Home Tech
Its previous attempts at customer relationship management (CRM) haven't exactly set the world on fire, but Microsoft is continuing to plug away at the CRM market, announcing pricing and product details for its new fully hosted on-demand CRM package.
Published in Market
Thursday, 14 June 2007 03:44

Vista and the case of the 85 unsolved problems

I've learnt two things about Vista recently: even senior citizens think that it's a rip-off, and its problem-reporting capabilities are yet another example of its 'lipstick on a pig' approach to life.

Published in Transit
Monday, 04 June 2007 09:50

SAP customers warming to NetWeaver

It may have taken them the better part of four years, but SAP customers finally appear to be embracing the company's NetWeaver development and integration platform.

Published in Market
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Monday, 14 May 2007 20:04

Facing the full horror of Windows Vista

So far, Transit has been using Vista Business full-time for a fortnight. And so far, we've found nothing that works better than in Windows XP, dozens of things that are annoyingly different without being a functional improvement, and several things that work at best intermittently and at worst not at all. On the whole, we wish we'd never moved.

Published in Transit
Monday, 14 May 2007 19:57

XTube sags under weight of own success

YouTube's pornographic rival XTube appears to be suffering from its own popularity, with the video sharing site apologising to users for a spate of bugs..

Also see

YouTube porn rival scores 2 million members
Mobile porn gets its own domain name
Porn companies feel online piracy's pinch - and don't like it
Music and tech searches risker than porn

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Wednesday, 09 May 2007 06:16

eBay expands PayPal buyer protection scheme

eBay Australia has put its payment scheme PayPal at the centre of its buyer protection initiatives, doubling the amount it will pay back to customers for dodgy transactions involving a PayPal payment and extending the scheme to low-value transactions and new sellers. At the same time, the auction company's eBay-branded protection scheme will be phased out.

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