Hardware


App developers are hot for Kindle Fire

Amazon's media tablet had become the favorite Android device among developers even before its release, while Windows Phone 7 pulled away from BlackBerry.

Hot enough for you: Data center cooling system heats buildings

The water in the mineral oil-fueled cooling tank, heated by computers to about 122 degrees, is being routed to the HVAC systems of surrounding buildings in Sweden.

Can 'Jailhouse Heat' save 3-D?

The adult entertainment industry has a history of influencing technology choices.

Are mobile devices already making PIV cards obsolete?

Requirements for using Personal Identity Verification credentials for logical access to networks appear to be forgotten in the adoption of mobile devices in the enterprise.

Adobe abandoning Flash for mobile, vindicating Steve Jobs

The company says it will end development of Flash for mobile browsers, concentrating on Adobe AIR and HTML5; Jobs had objected to Flash and predicted HTML5 would win.

Counterfeit electronics put troops at risk

Counterfeit parts, mostly made in China, have found their way into the U.S. military's supply chain, and now members of the Senate Armed Services Committee want to hold contractors more responsible.

When should you virtualize your agency's desktops?

Desktop virtualization is intended as a server-centric computing model where all client data and desktop configuration information are stored on a server.

The 11 best products of 2011

The GCN Lab picks the top 10 IT products of the year, plus one overall winner.

Army seeks mobile management systems to run its wireless network

The Army has asked for input from commercial vendors about how to administer and manage its nascent mobile network.

Want a paperless office? Let people work remotely.

The push toward mobile technologies and teleworking won't eliminate office printing, but it could help reduce it at last.

Need an explosives detector? Just print one out.

Georgia Tech researchers have developed a way to print nanotube-based explosives sensors from an inkjet printer.

'Light field' camera lets you shoot first, focus later

The Lytro camera, developed by image scientist Ren Ng, captures light fields that are assembled into images later and could change how we take pictures.

The paperless agency: Still just a dream in 2011?

Agencies are getting some help in kicking their expensive and wasteful paper-printing habits.

DISA approves first Android device for DOD use

Agency approves the Streak 5 mini-tablet for use by Defense Department personnel, opening the way for other Android platforms in government.

Secure modems help city remotely manage 911 system

The Fairfax, Va.'s police department's 4G LTE modems allowed dispatchers to remotely run the city's 911 system without shutting it down during an upgrade.