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February 6, 2008  12:16 PM

Overheard: Laptop Li-ON battery pack overheating

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Laptops, Video

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We intentionally created conditions in which the Li-ON battery pack would explode inside a generic portable. The results are dramatic.

February 6, 2008  12:01 PM

Overheard: HP bullet-proof server

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Technology, Video

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February 6, 2008  11:55 AM

Overheard: The exploding Web server

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Technology, Video

[kml_flashembed movie="http://youtube.com/v/bfQabSJGsak" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] We decided to give a web server early retirement in a manner that allowed us to "feel good" because it had kept support staff up for many nights trying to sort it...

February 6, 2008  11:50 AM

Overheard: Top 10 ways to kill your server

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Marketing, Servers, Video

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Scalent Systems builds software that can take 1 or 1000 machines "From Dead Bare Metal to Live, Connected Servers in 5 Minutes or Less". But we were sitting...

January 28, 2008  4:17 PM

Overheard: Using government Trojans to catch terrorists

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Encryption, Security, Skype, Technology, Trojans

logo-skype.gif The German Pirate Party just published some internal documents that show how Bavarian crime fighters want to...

January 28, 2008  2:57 PM

Overheard: Don’t worry — It isn’t you, it’s them

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Technology, Video

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January 26, 2008  4:45 PM

Overheard: What happens to your computer after you give it to charity?

Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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January 18, 2008  3:02 PM

Overheard: Tiered Internet services — it’s here

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Internet, Telecom

saul_hansell.jpg Time Warner said on Wednesday that it was going to start testing a new rate plan in Beaumont [Texas] that...

January 17, 2008  11:21 PM

Overheard: The ten most interesting data center tours on video

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
DataCenter, Tour, Video

editors_choice.gif I am proud to present the January 2008 WhatIs.com Editor's Choice Award to the individual creators of the following data center tours. For those of you who...

January 14, 2008  8:07 PM

Overheard: Telecoms, those were the days my friends (you thought they’d never end)

Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Mobile, Telecom

blackberry.jpg When the big four cellular companies decided to hike the price of sending a text...

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