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Lucas Mearian covers consumer data storage, consumerization of IT, mobile device management, renewable energy, telematics/car tech and entertainment tech for Computerworld.

Games and Gadgets of Holidays Past: From Pong to Furby

Take a Christmas trip down memory lane about 40 years and get nostalgic for the "it" tech gifts from Pong to Furby

Compellent Adds Virtualization, Hardware Upgrades to Its SAN

Compellent today announced the next generation of its storage area network, which adds support for non-disruptive movement of data volumes between arrays.

500 Million People Will Be Using Mobile Health Apps by 2015

More than 500 million people will be using mobile health applications through smartphones within five years.

Data Growth Remains IT's Biggest Challenge: Report

Nearly half of the IT decision makers surveyed recently by Gartner named data growth as one of their top three challenges.

Intel, Toshiba, Samsung Team to Shrink Chip Circuitry

NAND flash rivals join in an unlikely alliance to halve chip circuitry size.

Will Hard Drives Become Obsolete?

Analysts say Apple's decision to yank the Macbook Air's hard drive plus the declining prices of SSDs could foretell the death of hard drives.


Researchers One Step Closer to 'Bootless' Computer

Physicists at the University of California have taken a giant leap closer to creating a new computer chip that gives memory the brains of a CPU.

Companies Overwhelmed With Data Turn to Cloud Services

A new report finds that SMBs are largely underserved by suppliers of data protection products and many are turning to cloud services.

Survey Points to Simple Steps to Avoid IT Outages

A poll of IT managers finds that the typical causes of unplanned network downtime are ones that could be easily addressed.