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The helpdesk three strikes rule

Posted January 9, 2009 - 4:19 pm

2009's 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

Posted January 9, 2009 - 4:01 pm

The year 1984 provided a boatload of technological achievement and geeky  

Quiz: He said what? (an oddly informative news quiz)

Posted January 9, 2009 - 3:17 pm

Who, at long last, has put the chicken-egg conundrum to rest? Who is fretting about how he'll stay in touch with everyday life? Who is quite open about sexual issues and other risky behaviors? Why are 'the most vulnerable Americans' at risk of living a TV-free life? Who admitted to liking Vista? Think you know? Take this week's quiz and prove  

VoIP Now Voice Over Internet Plumbing

Posted January 9, 2009 - 2:51 pm

I've never liked the acronym VoIP because it sounds so stupid out loud  

Printing iPhone text messages on a PC

Posted January 9, 2009 - 12:17 pm

Does anyone know how to print iPhone text messages on a PC?

AMD to bring HD gaming and movies to mobile phones

Posted January 9, 2009 - 11:46 am

Advanced Micro Devices CEO Dirk Meyer on Thursday said the company will deliver high-definition gaming and movies to devices like smartphones in an attempt to bring more usability and interactivity to the  

Big Skype update coming next month

Posted January 9, 2009 - 11:43 am

Skype will release a big upgrade to its PC client software early next month, making video conferencing a central feature of the new  

CSI: Bodily fluids

Posted January 9, 2009 - 10:29 am

Cops are using DNA from the most unlikely places to solve

Palm announces webOS and Pre phone

Posted January 8, 2009 - 9:24 pm

Palm is hoping to get back on track with its new Pre touch phone, which comes equipped with the equally new operating system webOS, both announced on Thursday at the Consumer Electronics  

Dual-mode smartphones help boost Wi-Fi shipments

Posted January 8, 2009 - 9:16 pm

Wi-Fi may not be cutting-edge technology anymore, but iPhones, netbooks and other portable devices will put it in many more consumers' hands this year, according to figures released Thursday by the Wi-Fi Alliance and research company  

Vendors see good times for wireless despite downturn

Posted January 8, 2009 - 6:01 pm

You've heard all the bad economic news and gloomy forecasts, and so have mobile device vendors and wireless network  

Nokia ends production of its only WiMax device

Posted January 8, 2009 - 5:46 pm

After selling them for just a few months, Nokia has decided to stop making its N810 WiMax Edition handheld  

T-Mobile Shadow Revamped as a Smartphone

Posted January 8, 2009 - 5:26 pm

The T-Mobile Shadow is getting a smart phone makeover for  

Toshiba invokes SD cards to battle Blu-ray

Posted January 8, 2009 - 3:05 pm

A new service to dispense digital content, which involves using self-service kiosks to download movies and music to flash memory cards, was jointly announced by a group of companies including Toshiba on  

New SD standard will allow for 2TB cards

Posted January 8, 2009 - 11:09 am

Storage on flash memory cards in devices such as digital cameras could rocket to 2TB if new specifications announced by an industry association on Wednesday are  

Greenpeace still hunting for truly green electronics

Posted January 8, 2009 - 10:49 am

New consumer electronics products are a little greener than those on sale a year ago -- but manufacturers could do much better, according to a study by environmental campaign group Greenpeace  

University bans <3, 'monkey' suffix

Posted January 8, 2009 - 10:24 am

Lake Superior State is well known for issuing its annual list of words it decrees affronts to the English

After years of delays, China finally issues 3G licenses

Posted January 7, 2009 - 10:56 pm

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) finally granted 3G licenses to the country's mobile operators on Wednesday, bringing to a close years of waiting and  

Clearwire woes hit big backers

Posted January 7, 2009 - 10:41 pm

Financial charges taken by both Intel and Time Warner Cable on Wednesday put the spotlight on the tough prospects for Clearwire, the company that aims to build a national mobile broadband network using WiMax  

Convert Your iTunes Purchases to MP3s

Posted January 7, 2009 - 10:34 pm

As you've probably heard by now, Apple just announced plans to ditch DRM for  

Woe! Where is my Mac mini?

Posted January 7, 2009 - 9:06 pm

Here's the thing about the Internet -- well, really, about all human interaction: if someone talks like they know what they're talking about, you tend to believe  

NZ 747 goes biofuel

Posted January 7, 2009 - 6:00 pm

By now you've heard of -- and maybe even met -- those tinkerers who get their cars up and running on vegetable oil, often using waste oil from fast food joints to tool around

D-Link hails 802.11n, announces three products

Posted January 7, 2009 - 3:03 pm

Networking company D-Link Systems is already seeing consumers and businesses switching to  

Skype 2.8 beta for Mac released

Posted January 7, 2009 - 2:38 pm

Just in time for Macworld, those ridiculously talented Estonian engineers have come out with the latest version of everyone's favorite Internet phone and video calling software the Skype  

Ancient ruins meet modern science

Posted January 7, 2009 - 1:10 pm

What with people living pretty much everywhere these days, you'd think that there wouldn't be many fabulous lost cities lurking in the world's deserts and

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