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    First looks from CES: Google Nexus One and Motorola Backflip

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Two new smartphones demonstrated at the CES show this week offer a glimpse into some of the fascinating features to come to Android devices.
  • Sprint embedded router can use EV-DO, HSPA

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    Sprint Nextel made a move on Thursday that should simplify machine-to-machine connectivity for its multinational enterprise customers, releasing an embedded router with both of the world's major 3G technologies built in.
  • Apple patent reveals work on improved mobile touch screen

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    A recently released Apple patent application hints at how the company is developing improved multi-touch screens for mobile devices, including iPhones, Macbooks and possibly the iSlate.
  • Lawmakers aim to stop Verizon sale to Frontier

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    Verizon Communication's proposed sell-off of 4.8 million rural phone lines in 14 states to Frontier Communications will saddle the smaller telecom firm with a huge amount of debt and should be rejected by the government, two U.S. lawmakers said Thursday.
  • Juniper patches router-crashing bug

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Juniper Networks has issued seven security advisories for its products, including a fix for a nasty bug that could be used to crash the company's routers.
  • CES: See-through screens - gimmick or instant gadget love?

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    The next big wave to rush down the display tech pipeline may be laptops and handheld gadgets with transparent OLED screens.
  • The 10 dumbest tech moves of 2009

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    It's that time of year again -- time to look back and offer my 2009 awards for the most malicious, obnoxious, offensive, or nonsensical behavior in technology. The 10 winners this year include some of the best-known companies on the planet, as well as some obscure but worthy candidates.
  • AT&T Hedges Bets, Adds Android and WebOS

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    AT&T is embracing the Google Android and Palm WebOS operating systems--adding a total of seven new handsets in 2010 built on the new mobile operating systems. With speculation that its iPhone exclusivity will soon end, AT&T is expanding its portfolio, but AT&T is at a disadvantage and it may be too late to start hedging bets.
  • BMC buys app automation tech aimed at virtual, cloud environments

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    BMC acquires Phurnace Software for its application release automation capabilities, which can help customers looking to deploy apps into physical, virtual and cloud computing environments.
  • Que e-reader unveiled for business professionals

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Plastic Logic unveiled its long-promised Que e-reader for business professionals today at the International CES trade show.
  • New Sprint device depends on Wimax advances

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 10:10 am

    Sprint unveiled a new wireless router it hopes will take advantage of the expected rapid spread of Wimax 4G technology over the next year.
  • Sprint's Overdrive goes on sale Jan. 10

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 3:10 am

    Sprint will start selling its Overdrive wireless WiMax router on Jan. 10, allowing users to connect any Wi-Fi-enabled device to its WiMax network.
  • Motorola announces Backflip, more Android to come

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 11:40 pm

    Motorola will introduce more Android handsets as the company aims to offer an array of devices based on the mobile operating system, each targeting different segments of the consumer market, the CEO of Motorola's handset business said Wednesday.
  • Device makers bring mobile TV to iPhones

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 11:10 pm

    Two partnerships backing different forms of mobile TV are using this year's International Consumer Electronics Show to announce devices that can bring TV to iPhones through the back door.
  • Cisco's Chambers demonstrates home TelePresence

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    Cisco Systems Chairman and CEO John Chambers demonstrated on Wednesday how the company's TelePresence videoconferencing technology could be developed into a consumer product, showing off the long-awaited system at a press conference ahead of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
  • Apple to boost iPhone sales 35% this year, says expert

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Apple sold more than 11 million iPhones in the last quarter of 2009 and will sell an additional 37.3 million during 2010, a financial analyst said in a recent research note to clients.
  • AT&T to have first Dell Android phone exclusively

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Dell will launch an Android smartphone later this year and AT&T will carry it exclusively, officials of both companies announced today at the 2010 AT&T Developer Summit.
  • CES: Cisco readying home telepresence trials

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Cisco this week said it will trial a home telepresence service in the United States this spring with Verizon, and in France later this year with France Telecom.
  • Vexed tech to SAP, Oracle: Shut up those shrieking servers

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Michael Pulk just wants the screaming to stop.
  • LG to demonstrate 100Mbps LTE modem

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    LG Electronics MobileComm plans to demonstrate a next-generation cellular modem that can download data at speeds up to 100M bits per second.
  • Intel's Otellini to unveil 'digital convergence' device

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Intel CEO and President Paul Otellini will likely unveil a device that links computers with televisions over a wireless network during his keynote presentation on Thursday at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
  • OnStar Mobile App Lets You Control A Chevy Volt

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    When the Chevy Volt electric car rolls off production lines later this year, owners will be able to obsess over them even when they're not behind the wheel thanks to a powerful mobile app from OnStar (a subsidiary of General Motors).
  • Nexus One another tactic in Google's ad-revenue strategy

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Despite the announcement of a fast new Google phone, the search company made conceivably bigger news with its creation of a Google-hosted Web store for purchasing its Android devices.
  • The fractal data center

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 2:40 am

    In a recent newsletter we introduced the concept of Application Delivery 2.0, a major component of which is virtualization. This is the third in a series of newsletters that discusses how we think that virtualization will dramatically shape 2010 and beyond. This newsletter will focus on the management challenges associated with the ongoing virtualization of data center servers.
  • Google's 10 toughest rivals

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 2:40 am

    The biggest tech industry news story of the decade was undoubtedly the dramatic rise of Google. But will the search and online advertising juggernaut continue its dominance over the Internet economy in 2010? Not if the tech companies on our list can help it.
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