D&H has announced that it will host a West Coast Technology Show on March 19 at the Pacific Palms Resort in City of Industry, Calif.
Despite the popularity of cloud storage and computing, there have been lingering concerns about privacy and security. We won’t even bring up the far-reaching NSA.
The biggest problem with media servers is disc space. Eventually, no matter how big your hard drive, no matter what you do, you’re going to fill up your storage drive and have to add more storage space. Media boxes like WDTV or Roku can take external hard drives, but there’s always a catch. Like anything, you can have it big, you can have it cheap, or you can have it fast: pick two.
Product demos that attract throngs on the trade show floor don't always end up pulling crowds into stores. If they did, we'd all be using MiniDiscs and Palm Pre smartphones.
Certainly, this past 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show had its share of products that got a lot of attention but won't translate into retail success. There was a lot of noise about (and best-of accolades for) the Razer Edge gaming system, for example. But starting at $999 it's unlikely to be a success, especially because casual gaming on smartphones and tablets is eviscerating the console market. And Windows 8 laptops were well represented at the show but will likely continue to get a lukewarm response from consumers.
Seagate announced Friday that its deal to purchase a controlling interest in LaCie has been completed.
The hardware business has gotten a bad rap.
IBM saw the writing on the wall and sold its PC division to Lenovo in 2004. CNET wrote at the time: The deal will let IBM continue its shift from selling so-called commodity products to selling services, software and high-end computers. Although the company helped make PCs a global phenomenon, IBM makes little profit from PCs and often loses money.
Not long after, Dell followed suit. Peter Pham explains it nicely from a financial point of view: Dell is actively remaking itself into a server
Seagate Tuesday introduced its new Backup Plus storage devices, which the company touts as the first product of its kind to offer saving and sharing of photo and video albums from Facebook and Flickr.