CeBIT News

  • Five inspiring startups

    Posted March 7, 2012 - 5:15 pm

    When you're surrounded by more than 4,000 other companies at the world's biggest IT trade show, it's not easy forthe innovative startups to stand out. Here's a handful worth watching.
  • Samsung pushes 'green' 30nm memory

    Posted March 4, 2011 - 12:06 pm

    Samsung's components division is pushing the eco-friendly angle at CeBIT this year (just as it did last year). The difference this time around is that the company believes its green DDR memory could hold the key to the future of cloud computing.
  • Buffalo Terastations push limits of Atom platform

    Posted March 4, 2011 - 9:49 am

    Buffalo Technology is bumping up against the limits of Intel's Atom platform with its forthcoming six- and eight-bay Terastation NAS (network attached storage) devices, on show at Cebit this week.
  • G Data to patch Android's insecurity

    Posted March 3, 2011 - 11:45 am

    German-based security software developer G-Data used the CeBit show to announce its new protection product for Google Android phones and tablets.
  • Cloud computing still a dream?

    Posted March 3, 2011 - 11:39 am

    Today at CeBIT, representatives of some of the big names in IT came together for a discussion of cloud computing. But, while the panel were firmly in the 'pro' corner, all to some extent pushing the agenda that the cloud is the future, this listener came away with the feeling that it's still got some way to go.
  • Asus motherboard box doubles as a PC case

    Posted March 2, 2011 - 3:30 pm

    In the quest to cut down on shipping waste Taiwan's Asus has a novel idea: What if the shipping container became the PC case?
  • Look, no hands! G.tec uses brain interface to tweet

    Posted March 1, 2011 - 10:28 pm

    Austrian company Guger Technologies (g.tec) has developed a brain-computer interface that can be used to "type" short text messages simply by staring at letters on a screen.
  • Wireless tech saves energy - and makes better mousetrap

    Posted March 1, 2011 - 10:09 pm

    Tucked in a dark corner of the Cebit trade show, in Hall 2, lies a mousetrap. Not just any old mousetrap, but a wireless-enabled one.
  • RoboThespian sings, does impersonations

    Posted March 1, 2011 - 4:19 pm

    It sings, acts and even does impersonations. Just don't ask this robot to vacuum the floor. One of the stars of Cebit 2011 is RoboThespian, an entertainment robot from the U.K.
  • Vodafone executive: Nokia-Microsoft deal a good thing

    Posted March 1, 2011 - 3:01 pm

    Nokia and Microsoft joining forces to better compete with Apple and Google's Android OS will be good for the smartphone market, Vodafone Germany's Jan Geldmacher, managing director, enterprise business said in an interview at the Cebit trade show in Hanover.
  • Asus Debuts Slimmer, Trimmer Netbooks

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 10:02 pm

    Asus, which seems to have a new netbook every month, is showing three new ones this week at CeBIT, the giant tech trade show in Hannover, Germany.
  • SafeNet looks to secure data in the cloud

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    Encryption vendor SafeNet is now offering technologies that help enterprises securely store and access information held in third-party data centers.
  • Asustek unveils its first e-reader, the DR-900

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 4:44 pm

    Netbook pioneer Asustek Computer unveiled its first e-reader, the DR-900, at the Cebit electronics show going on now in Hanover, Germany.
  • Researchers develop 3D graphics capability for Firefox

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 4:42 pm

    A group of researchers plans to release a version of the Firefox browser that includes the built-in ability to view 3D graphics, a capability that could open the door for more interactive Web pages from developers.
  • Skype Lands On Nokia Symbian Phones

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 2:03 pm

    Nokia is embracing Skype making available for free the Internet-telephony (VoIP) app in the Ovi app store. Over 200 million Nokia handsets will now be able to download the Skype app and make cheap calls abroad while away from the computer.
  • Smart meters help household energy savings

    Posted March 9, 2009 - 11:19 am

    For years, consumers have gauged their electricity usage with the monthly bill. Coming days or weeks after the end of the period it isn't a very efficient tool if you want to cut you household usage, but a new breed of meter is changing all that and can provide real-time updates that give you an instant indication of the cost of running a house full of gadgets.
  • Cebit sees big drop in visitor numbers

    Posted March 9, 2009 - 11:16 am

    Cebit saw an almost 20% drop in visitors this year but those that did turn-up were on average a higher quality of attendee than in the past, organizers said.
  • Cebit organizers mum on visitor numbers

    Posted March 5, 2009 - 11:56 am

    Top executives of Deutsche Messe say they are pleased with the first few days of Cebit 2009 but won't disclose visitor numbers at the clearly smaller event.
  • Bathrooms become smarter with touch screens

    Posted March 5, 2009 - 11:21 am

    In just a few years if you forget to brush your teeth, you may get a gentle reminder -- from your bathroom mirror.
  • Acer sees the future of smartphones as free

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 12:12 pm

    Acer thinks free is the right price for smart phones, and plans to release two models that operators can give away in September or October.
  • SpinVox helps Skype turn speech into text

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 11:12 am

    Skype is adding the ability for its users to get voicemail messages converted to text, and sent to a mobile phone via SMS.
  • Security vendor Dr. Web combines mobile, desktop AV

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 11:07 am

    Russian security company Dr. Web is offering its latest security product for Windows Mobile free to subscribers of its Enterprise Suite 4.4 product.
  • Certgate unveils encryption SD cards for mobiles

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 10:56 am

    German company Certgate has released versions of an SD card that encrypts data on Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphones and e-mail on BlackBerry devices.
  • Software AG launches AlignSpace social network for BPM

    Posted March 3, 2009 - 4:31 pm

    Software AG wants to get people talking about business process management with a new social-networking site.
  • Blaupunkt car radios tune in Internet stations via 3G

    Posted March 3, 2009 - 3:38 pm

    Blaupunkt has a new pair of car radios that allow users to tune in to any of about 16,000 stations from around the world. By connecting over Bluetooth to a cell phone, the radios access a 3G Internet service and then stream almost any station that's online.
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