Hardware


Labor iPhone app can help employees keep the boss in check

Labor Department's smart phone application helps workers keep track of hours.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon

What an agency ultrabook should be: Tough and light

The sleek ThinkPad X1 Carbon has the performance, toughness and security features you need — and the same thing that makes it light is what makes it rugged.

Back in the real 2D world, agencies still need printers

HP releases a couple of workhorses that would be right for small to mid-size public-sector offices, for those times when you’re not printing an airplane.

Belkin Secure Audio and Microphone Four-Port Switch

Belkin switch secures audio ports

For agencies that need secure voice over IP communications, Belkin has introduced a switch that offers certralized control over audio ports.

802.11ac WiFi could help agencies cope with BYOD

The emerging WiFi standard could double the speed of your agency's wireless network ... once you have the equipment to take advantage of it.

Wires

Don't get your wires (and cables) in a twist

PigTails offers a unique, clear way to label cords and cables.

The world's toughest smart phone?

The Nautiz X1 from the Handheld Group also is surprisingly small and light for a rugged phone.

New smart-card, CAC reader built for government

Belkin says its the first reader built specifically for use in defense and civilian agencies.

D-Link cameras stream surveillance data to the cloud

The new cameras can be monitored via smart phone, freeing security personnel from their monitors.

Intel’s big idea: A hefty 27-inch tablet

The Adaptive All-In-One is a desktop PC and also works as a 27-inch, 14-pound tablet PC. But what can you use it for?

Oil baths: A better way to keep computers cool?

Intel test finds dunking servers in mineral oil can cut power consumption.

Why the Big Three for servers aren't quite as big

Dell, HP and IBM are getting nipped at by smaller competitors and an emerging trend toward custom hardware.

Ultrabooks get tough with the X1

ThinkPad X1 Ultrabook combines speed, performance and security with a rugged design.

Google mystery Pluto switch

Cloak, dagger and Google: 'Pluto' switch remains a mystery

A different kind of networking switch that turned up in Iowa has been returned to Google — with no questions answered.

Panasonic soups up the Toughbook 19

The re-released rugged laptop includes has a faster chipset, expanded storage and an innovative light sensor.