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  • Will your next phone be a videophone?

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 11:30 am

    Videophone technology has matured to the point that sales of the devices could explode in the next two years.
  • Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 moves toward final release

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 11:22 am

    Developers and hackers are digging into the latest refresh of the Windows Phone 7 platform from Microsoft. The radically redesigned OS is still on track for Fall release on a new crop of smartphones
  • The GM Android Car: Coming Soon?

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 11:21 am

    Holy Android, Batman: Your Google-powered smartphone may soon be able to control your car.
  • China envoy, telecom executives pitch to Indian government

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Executives from Chinese telecommunications equipment company ZTE met India's home secretary, G.K. Pillai, on Thursday as part of their bid to convince the Indian government that buying from the company is not a security risk.
  • What the mobile patent fight is all about

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 10:38 am

    Apple, others are at war over who owns the key technologies such as multitouch in the burgeoning mobile market.
  • What WiMAX 2 promises

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 10:37 am

    WiMAX isn't taking the challenge from LTE lying down.
  • Major Wi-Fi changes ahead

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 10:36 am

    Almost any mobile device you buy today either has a Wi-Fi radio chip in it, or can be fitted with one. But the still annoying and baffling part of Wi-Fi is that while it lets you move around, you still have to move around from one place to another, each having a Wi-Fi hotspot or network.
  • Mobile operators' plans a mixed blessing for users

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 9:40 am

    Mobile operators face a number of game-changing challenges, including an explosion in data usage, as handset vendors corner the market for applications. Plans to deal with these issues could prove to be a boon for consumers, but also stand a chance of annoying them.
  • Cell phone demand stays strong in North Korea

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 7:10 am

    Koryolink, North Korea's only 3G cellular operator, saw sales more than double in the first three months of this year as it expanded its network coverage and enjoyed continued demand for its service.
  • Sprint to make HTC's Evo 4G phone available in June

    Posted May 13, 2010 - 12:41 am

    Wireless carrier Sprint on Wednesday said HTC's Evo 4G smartphone, which could provide unprecedented data transfer rates to smartphones, will debut in the U.S. on June 4.
  • Samsung camera to come with Boingo Wi-Fi

    Posted May 12, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    A new pocket-sized camera from Samsung will come with not just a Wi-Fi radio, but also Boingo software for getting online and three months of free access to that company's hotspots.
  • SAP to buy Sybase for $5.8 billion

    Posted May 12, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    SAP is buying mobile and database vendor Sybase for roughly US$5.8 billion, the company announced Wednesday.
  • Net neutrality wars entangle free speech

    Posted May 12, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    U.S. Representative Cliff Stearns wants so badly to stop the U.S. Federal Communications Commission from creating network neutrality rules that he appears ready to weaken the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment.
  • Cisco back to pre-slump growth in Q3

    Posted May 12, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    Cisco Systems emerged from the effects of the global economic downturn in its fiscal third quarter ended May 1, posting what Chairman and CEO John Chambers said was probably the company's best quarter ever.
  • Review

    Buyer's (and non-buyer's) guide to secure remote access

    Posted May 12, 2010 - 12:42 pm

    From free tools for individual users to scalable services and network solutions, businesses large and small have innumerable options for keeping mobile and remote workers connected
  • The Ultimate Guide to Home Networking

    Posted May 12, 2010 - 12:26 pm

    Home networking is never as simple as merely connecting device A to device B. This guide will walk you through the jargon of setting up a home network. I'm focusing on PC networking here, but I will talk about consumer electronics gear in the context of delivering material from your PC to the living room, as well as Internet connectivity.
  • AT&T Maintains Its Grip on the iPhone Until 2012

    Posted May 12, 2010 - 12:25 pm

    Looks like you can toss your Verizon iPhone dreams in the garbage for now, as AT&T -- the network with the lowest customer satisfaction rate and most dropped calls -- holds an exclusive on the iPhone until 2012. Apparently everything we thought about the contract's expiration was wrong.
  • Ally, first LG Android smartphone, hits Verizon online sales Thursday

    Posted May 12, 2010 - 12:14 pm

    The new LG Ally, the first Android smartphone from LG Electronics, will go on pre-order online Thursday from Verizon Wireless for $100 after rebate and a two-year contract.
  • Microsoft, Verizon defend Kin's monthly pricing, noting cloud backup

    Posted May 12, 2010 - 11:26 am

    Microsofts new Kin phones are not truly smartphones, but Verizon Wireless is charging users a minimum monthly $70 service fee -- $30 alone for data -- anyway, over a two-year contract.
  • EMC users voice mixed feelings about VPLEX appliance

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 9:54 pm

    EMC announced its latest attempt to capture the cloud-computing marketplace for storage on Monday with its release of VPLEX, an appliance that affords synchronous replication of data, applications and virtual machines across data centers.
  • Apple promises fix for iPad Wi-Fi problems

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 9:18 pm

    Apple will issue a fix to answer complaints from iPad owners of weak wireless signals, dropped connections and slow surfing speeds, the company said in a recently-published support document.
  • Patch Tuesday's update small, but critical, Microsoft says

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 8:29 pm

    A light Patch Tuesday from Microsoft shares details on two vulnerabilities that security industry watchers say should be considered critical.
  • Verizon shows LTE running at 8.5M bps

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Verizon Wireless said in March that its 4G LTE network was showing higher speeds than expected in real-world tests near Boston. On Tuesday, it did what a lot of people do these days to prove it: posted a YouTube video.
  • Bill would require FCC report before reclassifying broadband

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    A U.S. lawmaker has introduced legislation to require the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to deliver a detailed cost-benefit analysis to Congress before moving forward with a plan to reclassify broadband as a regulated common-carrier service.
  • Start-up Infineta attacks data center connection logjams

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 1:26 pm

    Start-up Infineta Systems is coming out of stealth mode just in time to reveal that it is working on one of the knotty problems raised this week at the EMC World conference – how to connect data centers efficiently for backup, replication and cloud services that rely on live migration of virtual machines.
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