"We should manage our fortunes as we do our health -- enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity."
-- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Gadgets Gone Wild At Digital Experience 2008
Digital Experience, a safari jungle-themed consumer electronics showcase in New York, featured the Blackberry Bold, Eye-Fi's wireless memory cards, several GPS devices, and digital cameras from Canon.
PC Market Rises On Notebook Sales; HP, Dell, Acer Hold Top Rankings
For the last five years, first-quarter PC shipments have grown by an average of 12%, making this quarter part of the norm, iSuppli said.
Canadian iPhone 3G Service Plans Require 3-Year Contract
Rogers said there would be no unlimited data plans, and prices range from $60 to $115 a month.
MetroPCS' 'Open' Network Signals Single-Network Shift
Sprint, Verizon, and Alltel phones can now be used on the MetroFlash flat-rate wireless service for a $40 a-month fee.
Google Tests Social-Networking Features On iGoogle Homepage
Google is adding the ability for subscribers to chat with friends without having to download any extra software.
Nokia Focuses On Style With Supernova Cameraphones
Three of the new phones have exchangeable front and back colors, and all the phones feature a stylish design, bold colors, and multimedia options.
Google's Latest App Connects PCs To TVs
Devices that could communicate with the Google software include the video-game consoles PlayStation and Xbox 360 as well as HP's high-definition TVs.
IBM Teams With Mars To Sweeten Cocoa Research
The computing giant plans to sequence and analyze the cocoa genome, which lies at the heart of all the world's chocolaty goodness.
Judge Says Battle Over Founding Of Facebook Is Over
The terms of the settlement, which involved an award of cash and Facebook stock, was ordered sealed by the judge.
Apple May Offer Remote Control App For iPhone, iPod
The remote control application would presumably work via a Wi-Fi connection, since the iPhone and iPod Touch support the wireless technology.
Virgin Mobile Officially Buys Helio For $39 Million
Helio has approximately 170,000 subscribers on one-year or two-year contracts who will be absorbed into Virgin Mobile's existing 5.1 million prepaid customer base.
NASA Unveils 128-Screen Visualization System
The "hyperwall-2" consists of a 23-foot-wide, 10-foot-tall liquid crystal display capable of rendering a quarter-billion pixel graphics.
NFL, ESPN Offer Stadiums For 'White Space' Spectrum Tests
The football league suggested the FCC could use the Baltimore Ravens' M&T Bank Stadium and the Washington Redskins' FedExField in Landover, Md.
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Virtualization At The Desktop?
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The BI Explosion
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Apple To Developers: We Want Your Apps
The iPhone Apps Store is open...to developers. This week, Apple sent out an e-mail to developers to let them know that they may begin uploading their applications into the store. With only two weeks to go before launch, is Apple cutting things too close?
No One Gets Fired For Registering A Dot-Com
ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which manages the generic Top Level Domain (gTLD), recommended opening the gTLDs to organizations that can afford the registration process and can prove they have the wherewithal to manage a gTLD. Many are predicting Wild West expansion of names and the death of the .com. I predict it will be risky business for domain name owners.
Firefox 3 Video Tour: Phishing And Malware Protection
Firefox 3 includes built-in warnings designed to protect you against those bad guys who want to trick you into giving up your credit card numbers, or download software infections to your PC. The browser throws up a warning when you try to visit a known crooked Web page. Take a look at how it works.
Bill Gates' Legacy For IT
When Bill Gates steps out of his office today for the last time as a full time Microsoft employee, he'll leave behind a company in flux, but one that's been central to much of the business technology revolution in the last 30 years.
Google Retools BlackBerry Browser Support
Starting today in the U.S., users of BlackBerry smartphones should begin noticing a number of improvements to their Google search results. Google has tailored its software to better accommodate the BlackBerry Web browser.
Linux On The Move Once More
Want a phone OS? Soon enough you'll have your choice of Nokia/Symbian, Google/Android, Microsoft/Windows Mobile, Apple/iPhone ... and now a merger between Linux mobile standards groups. There's something for everyone here.
Picture Messaging Could Be Coming To The iPhone
One of the many features currently not supported by the iPhone is picture messaging, or MMS. Considering the device's other capabilities, this is a glaring omission (and one that happens to vex me grievously). According to a spied internal AT&T memo, the 3G iPhone may support MMS after all.
Google Hears Your Complaints, Revamps Mobile Services Web Site
Setting up services for your mobile phone often requires you to perform some configurations via the Web. This is true for a number of Google services, and apparently people didn't think it was easy enough. Google listened to all the feedback and launched a new mobile site today to help make it easier to set your phone up with Google services.
It's become conventional wisdom in the VoIP/IP telephony/UC security space that the major vulnerability for voice-over-IP traffic today remains the simple fact that it runs on IP infrastructures that may be the targets of attacks that have been plaguing data networks for years. In other words, all those exotic types of attacks with names like SPIT (spam over IP telephony); VOMIT (voice over misconfigured IP telephony); or eavesdropping via packet capture -- these have not yet materialized to any significant degree. But there is plenty of reason to stay vigilant when it comes to VoIP/UC security.
Second Life Artist Faces Setback in Struggle For American Citizenship
The U.S. government recently denied a green card application by a well-known Second Life artist, declaring her two-year marriage to an American citizen to be fraudulent. The news isn't all bad for her, though -- the denial gives her an opportunity to appeal and prove that the marriage was legitimate.
Garmin Goes To The Dogs
We're seeing GPS in a ton of cell phones lately, but Garmin thinks humans shouldn't be the only ones who get the benefits of these satellites. The company has released a GPS-enabled dog collar to ensure that you know the location of your pooch.
Real-World SOA: Definition, Implementation and Use of SOA with CentraSite
Web services are having a dramatic impact on improving enterprise architecture and application development practices. This paper highlights three sample case studies illustrating how Fujitsu's CentraSite delivers SOA solutions.
Forrester Consulting: Unified Communications Delivers Global Benefits
This Forrester Consulting study shows how Unified Communications (UC) makes it simpler to contact others over any device in any location, enhancing business agility, cutting costs, and boosting employee productivity. Forrester finds that UC is already delivering major savings for organizations around the world in retail banking, manufacturing and education. Download the full report for free.
Software as a Service Research Report
No longer a niche software delivery model, software as a service (SaaS) can help small and midsize companies get access to enteprise-class software functionality without having to commit enterprise-level capital resources. Download the full report for free.
The Internet & the Developing World
The evolution of the Internet has been full of surprises - surprises that have sometimes resulted in radical changes in the commercial landscape, such as the arrival of Amazon, eBay, Google, YouTube, and Skype. Could one of the next big surprises turn out to be linked to developing countries? Read the full report for free from InternetEvolution.com
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