Hardware


The next big tech? It's on the floor at FOSE.

The show floor will feature the latest technology from nearly 200 vendors displaying products aimed at government computing.

ViewSonic PHD5523

This projector brings high-def video to life

The ViewSonic PJD5523w makes use of its HDMI port to bring cutting-edge graphics and sounds from source to screen.

Is military ruggedization going, going, gone?

Formal ruggedization practices and procedures were once a necessity for the battlefield, but are they still essential for a military that increasingly relies on commercial-off-the-shelf computing and communications gear? Perhaps not.

Beyond rugged: Plastic 'bleeds' when damaged, then heals itself

Researchers' self-healing plastic, which turns red when damaged, could eventually be used in everything from smart phones and tablets to aircraft and bridges.

All used up: Agency hardware recycling guideline lacks muscle

GSA guidelines don't carry the weight that mandates do with feds, and GAO believes that the rules for electronic waste disposal needs the backing of an agency with enforcement powers.

HAMR smashes storage barrier, 60T hard drives on horizon

Seagate says its magnetic recording technology is ready to produce 6T hard drives now and 60T within a decade, at prices comparable to today's drives.

Ohio transit authority turns to all-in-one data protection

SORTA hopes to reduce the cost and complexity of managing backup and disaster recovery operations with all-in-one backup appliances.

Navy's 'Hunger Games' lab will put robots to survival tests

The multiclimate LASR research facility features desert, rain forest and other environments for testing robots and unmanned vehicles in harsh climes.

Pi Day: How the 'irrational' number pushed the limits of computing

The never-ending number has led to ingenious algorithms used to calculate it with precision, in the process expanding the boundaries of what computers can do.

White House e-mail was down 23 percent of Obama's first 40 days

The new administration walked into a White House of ancient IT and crumbling systems, CIO says.

NEC X551S LCD

NEC's mega LCD a video virtuoso from wall to wall

The NEC X551S is a 55-inch, high-fidelity display that can be chained together with others to create a massive wall of light.

DOD aiming to lift restrictions on unmanned flights in US airspace

The department is working with the FAA to develop tracking and collision-avoidance technologies to enable more domestic unmanned flights.

3 big differences with Apple's new iPad

It's not called the "iPad 3," but it features some significant upgrades under the hood and on the screen.

DARPA's cheetahbot breaks speed record for legged robots

The Cheetah, part of the agency's research into all-terrain robots, is designed to move like the speedy hunting cat.

Desktop virtualization: Is the future now?

As smart phones and tablets redefine personal computing, agencies across the United States are giving desktop virtualization a fresh look. Could yours be next?