Startup news round-up: May 14, 2012

You only have until May 15 to apply with INCubes which is building its wryly-called No [Idea] Team. The Toronto-based tech startup incubator is actually building a startup team “from scratch”. Click here

Published on: May 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Computer fossils that refuse to go away

Consider the abacus. Developed perhaps as long as 4,500 years ago, this handy gadget served the mathematical needs of merchants and accountants until the development of mechanical calculating machines in the 19th century.

Published on: May 11th, 2012 Josh Fruhlinger

Crucial Adrenaline SSD cache drive boosts PC speed

If you want to speed up your PC but don't want to deal with a new hybrid hard drive, one way is to simply add an SSD cache drive to your PC. These

Published on: May 10th, 2012

What summer holds for new tablets

Summer 2012 promises to be the season of tablet experimentation on a grander scale than ever.Just about every tablet maker, including Apple, is rumoured (or expected) to announce (or launch) a new tablet

Published on: May 10th, 2012 Matt Hamblen

Dell M110 projector is light and bright performer

Bright and light are two words that describe the Dell M110 (available for $499 direct) palmtop projector.Weighing in at about 360 grams (minus power block) and with a dimension of 104mm x 105.3mm

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Acer launches AC100 server for SMBs

Acer America announced a new server targeted at small- to mid-sized businesses today. The Acer AC100 micro-server is boxed in a micro-tower designed for easy access to allow quick upgrades to memory, storage

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Magic Cube AIO shrinks high-performance computing down to size

With its dimensions of 9.61”x19.36”x18.78”, Cubitek Co., claims its Magic Cube AIO ultra compact PC case is the world's smallest case for housing an extended ATX motherboard.The Taiwanese company said the compact case

Published on: April 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian machines hit by massive Mac botnet

A Mac trojan horse spotted by security analysts since last year has infected more than 600,000 Apple computers, says Dr. Web, a Russian antivirus vendor. More than 56 per cent of the infected

Published on: April 5th, 2012 Daniel Ionescu

Canadian designer releases DIY Star Trek tricorder specs

Ever wanted to wave a tricorder at something, furrow your brow, and announce, "captain, I am picking up an odd concentration of signals in this area?" If you have - and what Star

Published on: March 29th, 2012 Jon Gold

Raspberry Pi app encourages children to do ‘real computing’

Leon Brown's solution to the urgent need to get children interested in computer studies again is simple. Make it fun and easy.“Children love to play, watch cartoons and make up stories. What better

Published on: March 27th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

iPad battery fears unwarranted

by Lex Friedman Your new iPad’s battery is fine. Despite some media reports suggesting that Apple’s newest tablet suffers from a pair of battery-related issues, –Macworld‘s own research concludes that the third-generation iPad’s

Published on: March 26th, 2012 IDG News Service

The iPad’s charging problems explained

If you've recently taken possession of a shiny new iPad, you may have noticed an odd message when connecting the tablet to some computers or USB chargers: the words Not charging in the

Published on: March 23rd, 2012 Dan Frakes

How to pick a server for your small business

So, your business has grown large enough that you need your first server. Congratulations! Acquiring a server is a big decision, so some trepidation is understandable. This guide will explain the basic principles

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Michael Brown

Tablet gaming market to reach $3.1B: Juniper Research

The hot mobile device market will propel the tablet gaming market to a mammoth $3.1 billion by 2014, according to a study by mobile analyst firm Juniper Research Ltd. By the year 2016,

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff