If you're missing Apple's Xserve line of computers, then Sonnet's xMac Mini Server is one way to get your Mac back into the rack.
The Seagate subsidiary moves its 2big and 5big storage systems to the faster Thunderbolt 2 data-transfer technology -- but adds USB 3 support, too. The new 8big rack-mount system is for those who need even more speed and capacity.
Want to keep your iPad off the counter, out of harm's way, but still accessible for recipe/cooking apps? This easy-to-install mount goes under your cabinets.
The new UBR-1 from the Willow Garage spin-off Unbounded Robotics, provides a multifunctional robot platform for just $35,000. Its spiritual predecessor, the PR2, costs $400,000
With 500W of electric assistance, the A2B Alva+ is an effortlessly quick commuter, but its cumbersome weight can be a problem when dismounted.
But now they're home for the holidays -- home at the International Space Station, that is, after a high-stakes repair job clearing the way for reactivation of a critical coolant system.
The $35 Raspberry Pi Linux mini system and a whole bunch of Legos get together to make a low-cost supercomputer.
If you're OK with a rough ride and very basic tech, the turbocharged, all-wheel-drive 2015 Subaru WRX STI is a brilliant performer on both the road and at the racetrack.
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IBM is trying to advance the supercomputing state of the art in memory, optical links, and processing with research stemming from a massive radio telescope project.
Thunderbolt-based devices that offer numerous expansion possibilities are beginning to show up for Mac systems.