Protesters see shuttles as symbol of ecomonic inequalities
In a move that may spark more protests, the transit authority for San Francisco has voted to accept a pilot program set up by tech companies that is intended to encourage mass transit by providing free shuttle busses that take workers from the city out to the Silicon Valley area. Google, Apple and other tech companies will pay fees of $1 per stop, totaling some $1.5 million in annual income. Protesters have said the program is aggravating spiraling cost-of-living increases that are driving out non-tech workers from city neighborhoods.
Dual-bay NAS adds iTunes, BitTorrent server
Mini-PC case manufacturer Shuttle has created its first network-attached storage device aimed at home users and small offices. The Omninas KD20 is a two-bay system made of aluminium and white plastic, claimed to be both energy efficient and extremely quiet. Both of the drive bays are hot-swappable and can each support 3.5-inch hard drives and solid state disks up to 4TB in capacity.
Fanless, barebones PCs have Intel and AMD graphics options
Shuttle has unveiled two new slim desktops in its extensive XPS range. Measuring less than 10 inches long, just over 6 inches wide, and 1.5 inches in height, the XS35GTA V3 and XS35V3 barebones PCs notably have optional VESA mounting kits for attachment to the back of monitors; this can be used to keep a computer off a desk or the floor.
Shuttle XPC H7 5820S gets quad, hexa Core i7s
Shuttle PC Europe has just unveiled its latest small form factor desktop, the XPC H7 5820S. Its headline feature is its ability to drive up to 16 displays at once thanks to either the Matrox M9100-series graphics, or NVIDIA's Quadro for 3D applications. The 7.5-inch tall case also houses a choice of quad- or hexa-core Core i7 processors and as much as 16GB of RAM.
First iPhone in space will test guidance software
The final shuttle mission will be a first for the iPhone. When Atlantis flies to the International Space Station this summer it will carry two iPhones to test an app, SpaceLab for iOS from Odyssey Space Research. The Houston company makes spacecraft guidance software. When the iPhone 4 came out, the company's programmers realized it could be used for a space-based experiment to test a vehicle's positioning and orientation with the smartphone's new internal gyroscope, camera, and other sensors.
New Shuttle PCs support Sandy Bridge CPUs
Shuttle intros two Mini-PCs with Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs
Shuttle PC at the CeBIT show in Europe showed off two new barebone systems that use Intel's new Sandy Bridge CPUs. The XPC Barebone SH67H3 and SH67H7 are small form factor PCs, able to house two 3.5-inch drives and one 5.35-inch drives. There are four DIMM slots that can support a maximum of 16GB of RAM.
All models offer compact housings
Shuttle has expanded its line of compact PCs with the XS350 series, which is available in several configurations. Each model is powered by a dual-core Atom D510 processor and Intel chipset, enabling the components to be crammed into a 1.5-inch thick housing.
Shuttle PC has support for Intel Core CPUs
Shuttle has revealed its newest compact barebones PC, the XPC Barebone SH55J2. It is the first with support for all socket 1156 Core variants, including Intel's Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 chips. It is also compatible with the onboard GPUs found in some Core i3 and Core i5 chips.
NVIDIA promises 2X DirectX 10 graphics, more
NVIDIA today finally confirmed details of its next-generation Ion platform, known informally as Ion 2. Unlike the previous platform, Ion 2 is a dedicated graphics core and not a full chipset. Based on the GeForce G 210M, however, it provides much more speed than the original and without necessarily sacrificing battery life. In basic DirectX 9-level (OpenGL 2) graphics, the new Ion is about 50 percent faster than the original and 15X faster than Intel; in DirectX 10 (OpenGL 3), it doubles its predecessor's performance while Intel never runs at all.
Fanless computer uses new NVIDIA mobile platform
Shuttle Computer has announced a nettop computer using the new NVIDIA Ion 2 graphics platform, the Shuttle XS35. The company says the 1.3-inch thick ultra-compact PC pairs an Intel dual core, 1.66GHz Atom processor with the as yet unofficial GT 218 graphics. The PC is equipped with HDMI output for HD and streaming 3D video and is meant as much for digital signs as it is computing. The XS35 also includes five USB ports, VGA, LAN and Audio connectons, a multi-format card reader and a DVD burner.
Shuttle to poach from ECS
Taiwanese PC maker Shuttle has been rumored on Monday morning to be looking at recruiting a team of 40 employees from notebook maker ECS. Industry contacts for DigiTimes claimed that the small form factor desktop and nettop specialist not only plans to add staff but also plans on raising funds by issuing 150,000 new shares meant for private placement, with Inventec's chairman Kou-I Yeh named as one such potential investor.
Shuttle intros SA76G2 PC
Shuttle PC has recently announced a new barebones mini-PC, the SA76G2, which is its first barebones product to support AMD socket AM3 processors using the 760G chipset, including the Phenom II as well as original Phenom, Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 and Sempron CPUs. There are also two DDR2 DIMM slots for up to 8GB of RAM. The PC is backwards-compatible with AM2 and AM2+ CPUs.
Shuttle AIO PC in Europe
Shuttle PC is shipping the X 5000TA touchscreen nettop in Europe, a close variant of the X50 all-in-one PC the company has announced for the North American market. It gets the same 15.6-inch, 1366x768 touchscreen monitor, a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 1.4-inch thick profile. There is also the same 160GB hard drive, though the European model's is pre-loaded with Windows Vista Home Basic operating system versus the X50's Windows XP. The European pricing of the X 5000TA, set at the equivalent of $651, is also an indication of what the X50 should cost in North America. A version without an OS is also be available in Europe, priced at $547.
Shuttle outs X50 AIO PC
Shuttle on Wednesday released its X50 all-in-one PC from its Shuttle X Vision value line. It was first showed off at this year's CES show in Las Vegas. The 15.6-inch PC sports a 1366x768 resolution and can be hung on a wall like a picture frame thanks to its built-in handle that doubles as a stand. That stand can be removed, revealing a VESA mount. The X50 forgoes a keyboard -- though one can be connected -- and relies instead on a touchscreen interface.
Shuttle intros Core i7 PC
Shuttle recently introduced a flagship barebones small form factor PC designed to appeal to gamers thanks to its Intel Core i7 processor support. The Shuttle XPC Barebone SX58H7 uses Intel's X58 mainboard and the ICH10R Southbridge platform controller hub. Shuttle is confident the PC will be able to handle anything users can throw at it, with support for up to 16GB of triple-channel RAM. Despite its size, the new Shuttle PC can accommodate two SATA hard disk drives.
Shuttle intros X50 PC
Shuttle PC showed off its new X50 all-in-one PC. Users can interface with the X50 either via an attached keyboard or the 1366x768 resolution touchscreen. The pre-loaded OS on the 80GB hard disk is Windows XP Professional, while processing is done via a dual-core Atom CPU set into Intel's 945GC mainboard. Graphics are handled by the onboard GMA 950 processor. Virtual memory is set at 1GB.
Shuttle intros small PC
Shuttle PC has recently introduced its newest mini-desktop, the X2700N to the United States market. Like many netbooks, the small PC uses Intel‘s 1.6GHz Atom CPU paired with an onboard GMA 950 graphics processor and 1GB of DDR2 RAM memory. Wireless Internet access comes via a standard 802.11b/g card. The PC’s standard 80GB hard drive comes preloaded with the Foresight Linux operating system, while a DVD burner is optional.
Shuttle launches D10 PC
Shuttle Japan launched its D10 mini PC on Friday, which is claimed as one of the few small form factor PCs to include a built-in 7-inch, 800x480 LCD touchscreen. The D10 can be optioned up with a choice of Intel’s dual-core chips, ranging from E2000-series chips to the E4000 range, as well as the Celeron 400 series. Standard issue virtual memory is fixed at 2GB, but can be expanded up to 4GB.
Shuttle intros X27 mini PC
Desktop PC maker Shuttle is set to release its newest and smallest mini-desktop, the X27, according to Friday's report. The X27 will use Intel's 1.6GHz Atom chip and support up to 2GB of RAM in its single DIMM slot on the Intel 945GC chipset complete with an onboard GMA 950 graphics processor. The small PC will come with a 2.5-inch HDD, though its capacity, or what OS will be preloaded onto it, is unknown.
Shuttle SX48P2 Deluxe PC
Shuttle has switched its attention back to Intel-based barebones systems from AMD with the launch today of the SX48P2 Deluxe. This new version is built chiefly for gamers and is the first from Shuttle to support DDR3 memory. The change not only gives modern Core 2 Duo, Quad, and Extreme processors more memory headroom but also allows as much as 8GB of memory (with a 64-bit operating system) at the full 1.6GHz bus speed despite the small form factor case.
Shuttle H7 Phenom PC
Shuttle has switched its attention back to AMD with the launch of one of its first small form factor barebones systems designed with AMD's Phenom processor in mind. The SN78H7 can handle at least some versions of the tri-core and quad-core AMD chips and comes with a 300W power supply to handle both the processor as well as peripherals attached to the system. The mainboard also comes with GeForce 8200 video built-in that can take on most of the workload for processing Blu-ray movies in home theater systems as well as providing enough 3D power for Vista Home Premium.
Shuttle XPC G5 6801M Vista
Shuttle has taken the unusual step of launching a small form factor PC that caters to both current and obsolete HD videos. While the company already sells systems with Blu-ray alone, the XPC G5 6801M Vista incorporates a combo optical drive from LG that allows it to play both Blu-ray titles as well as the now defunct HD DVD format, letting early adopters keep their libraries active. Playback at 1080p is helped along by the use of a Radeon HD 3450 that offloads most of the work from the CPU and also outputs its video to either DVI or HDMI through a bundled adapter.
Shuttle without fanfare has rolled out the finished version of the KPC, its first Linux system targeted at the most basic of computer use. The small form factor box lowers the cost of the PC maker's normally gaming-focused systems in part by switching to Foresight Linux: without the cost of a Windows license, only the hardware affects the price. The low-demand operating system also reduces the need for faster components and allows Shuttle to run its OS well with just a 1.8GHz Celeron, 512MB of RAM, integrated graphics, and an 80GB hard drive; Shuttle also saves money by stripping out the optical drive but replaces it with Wi-Fi for wireless out of the box.
Shuttle barebones gamer PC
Shuttle today unveiled the XPC P2 3500G, a small form-factor barebones gaming system, powered by an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor. According to I4U News, the 3500G features 4GB of DDR2-800 memory, and a 750GB Samsung Serial ATA drive, which comes with 32MB of cache. Shuttle compliments the powerful internal components with an ATI HD 3870 graphics card. The XPC P2 3500G is currently shipping, and is available for €1450 (~$2200 USD)