Intel Corp. opened the year by pulling back the proverbial curtain on its second-generation Core processors, previously known by the codename “Sandy Bridge.” The new CPUs were built on a brand new microarchitecture, and featured a number of enhancements, including improved integrated graphics performance.
In addition to its Xoom tablet, Motorola also debuted its unique 4G Atrix smart phone, which shipped with a laptop dock.
Microsoft Corp.’s Windows 7 had cracked the 20 per cent share
a little over a year after its launch, according to statistics provided by Net Applications. That’s a milestone its troubled predecessor, Vista, never reached. Vista peaked at 18.8 per cent in October 2009, the same month that Microsoft launched Windows 7.
Andree Toonk, network architect at BCNET, a research network in British Columbia, lauded the announcement of a worldwide IPv6 Day
, to be held in June, saying it would increasing awareness of IPv6. The trial would also give carriers and content providers high-volume experience with the new protocol.
Three Manitoba universities, the University of Winnipeg, Brandon University and University College of the North, which is based in The Pas, officially unveiled a network linking the trio
, which uses a room at each institution equipped with Cisco Systems Inc.’s three-screen TelePresence systems.
Todd Bradley, executive vice-president of HP’s personal systems group, hinted at a big future for the WebOS mobile platform
the company picked up when it bought Palm Inc., not only in smart phones, where it originated, but also in “other potentially large-screen devices.” Only a few months later, HP would announce it was spinning off its its personal systems group, leaving WebOS in limbo.
As protests against Egypt’s authoritarian rule began to take hold, the government ordered all ISPs to cut international Internet links. The Internet would soon play a role in organizing further Arab Spring protests in the region.