Articles By James Niccolai

Nvidia’s sub-$200 Kai tablets coming soon

The first tablets based on Nvidia's Kai platform, which is being built to enable quad-core, 7-inch Android devices for around $200, will be announced in the second half of the year, an Nvidia

Published on: June 6th, 2012 James Niccolai

Android app enables remote search of PCs and Macs

Wyse Technology has launched an Android app that lets people search remotely for files on their PCs and laptops, then download them, copy them, or send them to another person, all from inside

Published on: December 16th, 2011 James Niccolai

Google Currents offers personalized magazine on iOS, Android

Google has released a free mobile app that pulls content from different websites into one place and lets people build what looks a bit like their own personalized online magazine. Called Google Currents,

Published on: December 9th, 2011 James Niccolai

Dell partners with Salesforces.com, Microsoft, Intuit for SMB offering

Just one day after Dell announced its first infrastructure-as-a-service offering, the company is jumping deeper into the cloud. Dell will offer a family of hosted software applications for small and midsized businesses, through

Published on: August 30th, 2011 James Niccolai

LinkedIn responds to backlash from new social advertisements

LinkedIn will make changes to a "social advertising" feature that sparked criticism for using members' names and photographs in advertisements on its Web site.After a day of mounting criticism, the social networking service

Published on: August 12th, 2011 James Niccolai

Touch-oriented Windows 8 unveiled

Microsoft showed the next version of its Windows OS at a press event in Taipei on Thursday, unveiling a completely new tile-based interface that it hopes will be better suited for the emerging

Published on: June 2nd, 2011 James Niccolai

Microsoft to integrate Skype into Office, Xbox, Windows Phone

Microsoft will integrate Skype's calling features into many of its key products, including Office, the Xbox and its Windows Phone software, but it will it will also continue to offer Skype for competing

Published on: May 11th, 2011 James Niccolai

Tweet and grow rich – How Twitter plans to make money

It's been a long time coming but a Twitter executive gave the first in-depth look on Wednesday at how the microblogging service plans to make its money.There will be two "pillars" to Twitter's

Published on: April 16th, 2010 James Niccolai

Ballmer’s pep talk makes grads feel better about their future

It's a tough time to leave school and start a business but Steve Ballmer did his best on Wednesday to make a hall full of Stanford University students feel better about their future.It

Published on: May 8th, 2009 James Niccolai

Web start-ups get early Christmas gift from Microsoft

Microsoft is giving away free software to early-stage Web start-up companies as part of a worldwide program called BizSpark launched on Wednesday.BizSpark aims to help startups get off the ground by providing production

Published on: November 6th, 2008 James Niccolai

PC owners urged to manage power use and save money

SAN FRANCISCO (07/31/2008) - Businesses and home users can help the environment and save money at the same time by making better use of basic tools for desktop PC power management. It's a

Published on: October 10th, 2008 James Niccolai

Google unveils monumental plan to save the planet

Tiring of its mission to "organize the world's information," Google has set itself a new objective: save the planet. The search giant unveiled a US$4.4 trillion plan Wednesday to reduce the U.S.'s dependency

Published on: October 3rd, 2008 James Niccolai

HP’s portable data centre no gimmick

Hewlett-Packard became the latest vendor to announce a "mini-data center" housed in a shipping container, which can provide a way for companies to add compute capacity when power and cooling systems in their

Published on: July 17th, 2008 James Niccolai

Data centre on wheels

Portable data centers will be key to supporting the surging demand for online services, but equipment vendors need to start designing products especially for them, a Microsoft engineer said Wednesday.Microsoft has already shown

Published on: June 27th, 2008 James Niccolai

Windows XP deadline extended for low-cost desktop PCs

Microsoft has further extended the life of Windows XP so that computer makers can include the operating system on low-cost desktop PCs, the company announced at the Computex trade show on Tuesday. Keep

Published on: June 4th, 2008 James Niccolai