Gartner believes that more than 70% of U.S. enterprise data centers will not be able to simply transition to a newer generations of systems: Five years from now, power requirements of high-density data centers will outpace current requirements by a factor of two, forcing enterprises to rethink their data center strategy, the market research firm said.
College Park (MD) - Researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a cloaking device which can now hide objects in a much wider portion of the visible spectrum of light. An observer could even see what's behind the object, just as if the obstruction wasn't there. While not quite up to Romulan standards, the application does work in two dimensions and on very small objects.
Microsoft has acquired Jellyfish.com, a comparative shopping portal that gives customers a share of advertising revenue.
West Lafayette (IN) - Researchers at Purdue University have discovered that carbon nanotubes can move the heat generated by silicon chips more efficiently and less costly than other methods. By taking the heat from a chip and moving it to the metal casing more efficiently, our silicon based products (CPUs) can be pushed further.
Following a sweeping upgrade at Ask.com and recent enhancements at MSN Search, Yahoo has unveiled a new set of search improvements.
Joost, a YouTube competitor from the creators of Skype, has gone to version 1.0, edging its way to becoming officially off the ground.
A controversial conviction has been thrown out for a man who purchased stolen goods from Ebay.
Seattle (CA) - Boeing is exploring second-generation biofuel testing to identify renewable alternative fuel sources for aviation uses. A first flight of a biofuel-driven 747-400 passenger plane is scheduled for the second half of 2008.
A glitch at a local Pennsylvania 911 call center caused hundreds of calls to go unanswered and led to the death of at least one child, according to a recently filed lawsuit.
Pittsburgh (PA) - In the future, very small devices will require very small amounts of electricity. Yet, how can future nanoscopic circuits at such levels be created? Scientists have found at least one answer: Carbon-60 nanowires.
San Diego (CA) – Last week we reported on Pudding Media’s free VoIP calling service that scans your calls to place contextual ads. Luckily, we were shown a demo of the service in action at the Demofall 07 conference in San Diego yesterday and you can view the video below.
Microsoft has doled out a few changes to its online search portal that it hopes will help its current users stick with MSN and not hop on board the steam train known as Google.
Despite a war of egos between NBC and iTunes, Apple has listed two new NBC shows as available to download from the digital store.
Pittsburgh (PA) - Scientists at Carnegie Mellon have taken the standard digital camera and expanded it into a panoramic image capture tool. By using their assisted robotics and related software, the average digital camera can be transformed into a tool used to create breathtaking, navigable panoramas.