James NiccolaiIDG News Service

James Niccolai covers data centers and general technology news for IDG News Service.

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Nvidia sturdies its Shield gaming handheld prior to release

Nvidia's CEO showed an updated version of the company's Shield portable gaming device at the Computex trade show Tuesday, and said it will start shipping the device later this month to customers who pre-ordered it.

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Nvidia says Tegra 4 can power a better, cheaper stylus

Nvidia is usually trumpeting the graphics performance of its Tegra 4 chip, but at the Computex trade show on Tuesday CEO Jen-Hsun Huang showed how its newest processor can be used to create a precise, affordable stylus for tablets.

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Asus Zenbook Infinity comes clad in Gorilla Glass with a 2500 x 1600 touchscreen display

Asustek Computer is extending its Zenbook family of ultrabooks with a new model with a cover made from Gorilla Glass to make it resistant to scratches.

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Asus Transformer Book Trio is tablet, laptop, and desktop rolled into one

The company that brought us the PadFone, an all-in-one smartphone, tablet, and laptop device, is thinking a bit bigger. Taiwan's Asustek Computer has now combined a tablet, smartphone and desktop PC into a single product that it calls the Transformer Book Trio.

Computer scientists oppose Oracle's bid to copyright Java APIs

Nearly three dozen computer scientists have signed off on a court brief opposing Oracle's effort to copyright its Java APIs, a move they say would hold back the computer industry and deny affordable technology to end users.

HP profit falls as PC and server sales decline

Hewlett-Packard reported a 32 percent drop in profit for its second fiscal quarter, due partly to slower sales of PCs and servers.

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Bitcoin developer chats about regulation, open source, and the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto

A bitcoin core developer for three years, Jeff Garzik has joined Bitpay, the biggest Bitcoin payment processing service. He spoke with the IDG News Service at the Bitcoin 2013 conference in Silicon Valley.

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Tech innovation not limited to Google's big showcase

On the exhibition floor at the Uptime Institute Symposium, I/O Data Centers showed software that lets a facilities manager navigate through a data center in virtual-reality fashion.

Bitcoin finds investors, geeks, politics at Silicon Valley event

There's now $45 million a day being traded on the Bitcoin network, or $16 billion a year, and the volume of activity is accelerating.

Yahoo calls press conference amid Tumblr acquisition rumors

Yahoo has called a mystery press event in New York City on Monday afternoon, hot on the heels of rumors that it plans to buy Tumblr for US$1 billion.

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Falling PC sales cause Dell's profit to dive

Dell reported another quarter of declining profits and revenue Thursday as CEO Michael Dell continues his fight to take the company private.

Swedish data center saves $1 million a year using seawater for cooling

A data center in Sweden has cut its energy bills by a million dollars a year using seawater to cool its servers, though jellyfish are an occasional hazard.

Data centers show signs of 'green fatigue'

A new survey from the Uptime Institute suggests fatigue is setting in when it comes to making data centers greener, and it may be partly due to overachievers like Google and Microsoft.

Syria 'disappears' from the Internet, security firm says

Internet traffic to and from Syria, which is in the midst of a civil war, appears to have dried up.

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Interview: Dell software chief talks transformation

John Swainson has one of the more challenging jobs in the tech industry right now. As president of Dell's software division, he's charged with sorting through all the software Dell has acquired and organizing it into coherent offerings that can further its effort to become a more profitable, software- and services-driven company.