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  • The Five Winners of Oracle suing Google

    Posted August 23, 2010 - 5:03 pm

    In the long run, who knows? But, in the short run, there are some clear winners.
  • Opposition grows to FM chip mandate for mobiles

    Posted August 23, 2010 - 5:00 pm

    A proposal by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to require all mobile devices sold in the U.S. to include FM radio chips is meeting growing opposition from IT and mobile trade groups.
  • Sprint quietly sells 3G femtocell, Verizon set to follow

    Posted August 23, 2010 - 4:15 pm

    U.S. carriers with EV-DO mobile data networks are stepping up their coverage game with femtocells that offer extended coverage for the high-speed network, after long offering units that worked only with the slower CDMA2000-1x system.
  • Best Buy Mobile bullish on tablets for this holiday season

    Posted August 23, 2010 - 7:38 am

    We're all waiting for the non-iPad tablets to hit the market, and it seems like we've been waiting forever. Best Buy's Shawn Score says our waiting will be over come the holidays.
  • ZTE announces deal to build network in Hungary

    Posted August 23, 2010 - 6:15 am

    ZTE recieves contract to build network in Hungary
  • LTE demo will test broadband for oil fields

    Posted August 20, 2010 - 7:30 pm

    LTE is generating excitement in the world of consumer electronics and ever-faster online video viewing, but the 4G (fourth-generation) mobile network technology may have even greater implications for specific industries that lack a good means of connectivity.
  • Faster HSPA smartphones, modems coming soon

    Posted August 20, 2010 - 9:15 am

    Smartphones and modems are about to get faster mobile broadband connections -- 14.4M bps (bits per second) and 42M bps, repectively -- using HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access).
  • Trade groups oppose proposal to require FM in mobile devices

    Posted August 19, 2010 - 5:18 pm

    Trade groups representing consumer electronics makers and mobile carriers have voiced opposition to a recent proposal by the radio and recording industries to require all mobile devices in the U.S. to include FM receivers.
  • ZTE joins US big leagues with Verizon handset

    Posted August 19, 2010 - 5:17 pm

    Verizon Wireless on Thursday announced the Salute phone from ZTE, the first handset from the big Chinese phone and network supplier on a top-tier U.S. carrier.
  • SAP, Sybase lay out tech road maps

    Posted August 19, 2010 - 3:01 pm

    SAP and Sybase officials are gathering in Boston on Thursday to reveal how they plan to "co-innovate" their respective technologies in the areas of mobility, analytics and EIM (enterprise information management).
  • RFID tags found to work better in building ducts

    Posted August 19, 2010 - 2:09 pm

    A research team at North Carolina State University has used a building ventilation duct to at least triple the normal distance that radio waves emitted from passive RFID tags can travel over open space.
  • Facebook 'Places' not available in many places

    Posted August 19, 2010 - 1:51 pm

    Facebook rolled out its much-ballyhooed "Places" feature Thursday to compete against FourSquare, but users from Phoenix to Washington, D.C., complained that they can't access the service in their "Place."
  • SAP, Sybase to discuss tech road maps

    Posted August 19, 2010 - 10:30 am

    SAP and Sybase officials are gathering in Boston on Thursday to reveal how they plan to "co-innovate" their respective technologies in the areas of mobility, analytics and EIM (enterprise information management).
  • Mobile sign language being developed at UW

    Posted August 18, 2010 - 12:34 pm

    Researchers at the University of Washington are building the first mobile devices to effectively transmit American Sign Language via compressed video over a 3G cellular network.
  • Review

    BlackBerry Torch 9800

    Posted August 18, 2010 - 12:30 pm

    The word "BlackBerry" used to bring to mind mostly images of bulky, brick-like handhelds and busy executives in tailored suits. Today, BlackBerry smartphones are all over the place, in the hands of teenagers, parents, businessmen and everyone in between. And they come in all shapes and sizes.
  • Dell Streak teardown: Go ahead and drop the tablet

    Posted August 18, 2010 - 12:08 pm

    The Dell Streak tablet, which goes on sale Friday in the United States, is a sturdy device just daring you to drop it. But if you do need to take it apart and fix it, that’s not a problem, according to iFixit, which this week tore the device open for peek inside.
  • Adobe AIR due on Android later this year

    Posted August 18, 2010 - 11:34 am

    The company confirms it is on track with an Android version of Adobe AIR, which enables Flash apps to run outside a browser
  • Apple pulls Grooveshark music streaming app from iTunes

    Posted August 18, 2010 - 8:45 am

    Apple has pulled Grooveshark's music streaming application from its store due to a complaint from a major entertainment company just days after the application launched.
  • Windows Phone 7 gaming revealed

    Posted August 18, 2010 - 7:37 am

    Microsoft is showing off Windows Phone 7 Xbox Live integration and has announced a bunch of launch titles in the run-up to Gamescom. What we're seeing so far seems might impressive!
  • An iPad at the office: Can it work as a PC?

    Posted August 17, 2010 - 2:36 pm

    In some cases, you can get rid of your laptop -- but only after figuring out app, data-access, keyboard, display, and power issues
  • Five billionth device about to plug into Internet

    Posted August 17, 2010 - 2:34 pm

    Sometime this month, the 5 billionth device will plug into the Internet. And in 10 years, that number will grow by more than a factor of four, according to IMS Research, which tracks the installed base of equipment that can access the Internet.
  • Firefox Home for iPhone

    Posted August 17, 2010 - 2:32 pm

    Although Opera Mini has made it onto the iPhone, another prominent Safari competitor—Mozilla’s Firefox—is still missing in action on Apple’s iOS devices. Instead, Mozilla developed Firefox Home, a productivity tool for Firefox users to access their desktop-browser data while on-the-go.
  • Dell expands Wi-Fi reseller deal with Aruba

    Posted August 17, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    Dell plans to actively market and support WLAN products from Aruba Networks for the midsize and small enterprise market. Previously Dell was a reseller only, leaving marketing and support functions to Aruba.
  • Nook e-reader software ready for iPhone, iPod touch

    Posted August 17, 2010 - 2:27 pm

    Barnes & Noble released free Nook e-reader software for the iPhone and iPod touch today, along with updates to Nook for the iPad.
  • One year after controversy, Citrix beefs up VMworld presence

    Posted August 17, 2010 - 2:22 pm

    Citrix has made amends with VMware one year after a controversy involving VMware, Citrix and Microsoft.
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