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CES: Yahoo invites third-party mobile widget developers

Posted January 7, 2008 - 11:00 am

Yahoo plans to introduce new versions of its two primary mobile services and expects to launch documentation that will let any developer or publisher write mobile widgets for the Yahoo services on  

Book Review: The Glossary of Digital Photography

Posted January 4, 2008 - 2:42 pm

For this week's column, I sat my husband down and handed him a book to  

Wi-Fi startup to pick up where Google left off in SF

Posted January 4, 2008 - 1:48 pm

Wireless networking startup Meraki plans to deliver free wireless Internet access, supported by advertising, across San Francisco by the end of the year, it announced  

CES: Take DVR content with you on Motorola device

Posted January 3, 2008 - 3:57 pm

Motorola introduced a portable broadcast TV player that will also let users take recorded programs with them on the  

Netflix and LG plan to link TVs directly to Internet

Posted January 3, 2008 - 1:31 pm

LG Electronics and Netflix will work to develop a set-top box that can stream movies over the Internet directly onto a television screen, the companies announced  

Qualcomm maneuvers around court's chipset ban

Posted January 3, 2008 - 11:32 am

Qualcomm is shipping four new wireless chipsets that do not infringe on a video encoding patent held by competitor  

Wi-Spy spies on Wi-Fi

Posted January 3, 2008 - 11:24 am

While we continue to investigate our problem with deferred procedure calls (see last week's Gearhead) -- a problem that seems to have mysteriously vanished again -- we wanted to bring to your attention a tool that, if you are doing wireless stuff, you are going to  

Federal judge orders stop to Qualcomm chip sales

Posted December 31, 2007 - 10:11 pm

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Holiday electronics sales strong, says SIA

Posted December 31, 2007 - 9:56 pm

Sales of semiconductors in November indicate that consumer products such as LCD (liquid crystal display) TVs, digital music players and other devices sold well during the holidays, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) said  

Motorola settles patent dispute with Metrologic

Posted December 31, 2007 - 9:35 pm

Motorola has settled a long-running patent dispute with Metrologic Instruments, a maker of bar-code  

Holiday electronics sales strong, says SIA

Posted December 31, 2007 - 2:08 pm

Sales of semiconductors in November indicate that consumer products such as LCD (liquid crystal display) TVs, digital music players and other devices sold well during the holidays, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) said  

Preview: Will CES 2008 live up to the iPhone?

Posted December 30, 2007 - 10:19 pm

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has a tough job ahead of him when he kicks off the keynote speeches at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2008 in Las Vegas next  

The 25 most innovative products of the year

Posted December 28, 2007 - 1:44 pm

Make no mistake, the Web is taking  

Scorecard: what came true, what didn't in 2007

Posted December 28, 2007 - 10:49 am

With more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies fighting for the attention of 140,000 attendees at International CES, the competition to get noticed is  

Panasonic to unveil thinnest Blu-ray Disc drive at CES

Posted December 27, 2007 - 10:39 am

Panasonic has developed a Blu-ray Disc drive for laptop computers and plans to unveil it at January's Consumer Electronics Show, the company said  

2007's coolest gadgets

Posted December 26, 2007 - 7:02 pm

The end of the year provides us with the perfect excuse to look back at some of the coolest gadgets that have come out of the consumer electronics giants of east Asia in the last  

iPhone and me: A love story

Posted December 26, 2007 - 6:42 pm

Like the star on a Christmas tree, iPhone is perched atop all the top 10 gadget lists for 2007, and with good  

iPhone and me: A love story

Posted December 25, 2007 - 9:10 pm

Like the star on a Christmas tree, iPhone is perched atop all the top 10 gadget lists for 2007, and with good  

Air France launches in-flight cell phone trial

Posted December 20, 2007 - 4:27 pm

Air France launched a commercial trial of an onboard cell phone service, but in a limited fashion that avoids a controversial  

Wi-Fi mesh lights up Mecca for Hajj

Posted December 19, 2007 - 9:11 pm

The millions of pilgrims in Mecca this week for the Hajj, an annual gathering of Muslims, can stay connected thanks to a temporary Wi-Fi mesh network covering a large part of the  

Many small companies look to bid in 700MHz auction

Posted December 19, 2007 - 5:20 pm

The upcoming 700MHz spectrum auctions by the  

New mobile approaches got a reality check

Posted December 18, 2007 - 10:23 pm

The past year may have been a wireless dream come true if you're a fan of the iPhone and more open handsets and networks, but it was a nightmare for some major new alternatives to traditional mobile  

700MHz auction draws Verizon, Chevron

Posted December 18, 2007 - 9:57 pm

AT&T and Verizon Wireless want to go up against other current mobile operators and some possible future competitors, including Google, in next month's auction for 700MHz wireless spectrum around the  

New Sprint chief Hesse faces a big inbox

Posted December 18, 2007 - 5:49 pm

New Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse has lots of choices as he takes over the ailing mobile carrier and looks for problems to start  

Report: Intel-backed group to win Japan WiMax license

Posted December 17, 2007 - 9:24 pm

A consortium led by Japanese telecommunications company KDDI and backed by Intel will receive one of two WiMax licenses to be awarded soon by the Japanese government, a report said  

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