GPS Devices Won't Kill Paper Maps, Mapmaker Says
One reason paper maps remain in high demand is their capability to provide a higher level of accuracy than GPS devices, says Marc Jennings, president of mapmaker Langenscheidt Publishing Group.
Cordless Skype Phone Cuts Ties To PC
The Dualphone 3088 lets users plug a broadband and a landline connection into the phone's base station, giving them the option of using either mode to make calls.
Nissan Plant Embraces RFID
Automaker sees tags improving information flow and manufacturing efficiency. Still, the high cost and technical problems are still major obstacles to broad industry adoption.
Consumer Reports Rates Apple Best Place To Shop
A survey by Consumer Reports of the best places to buy a computer gives top marks to Apple for both online and brick-and-mortar shopping. Other big winners are Amazon.com and PC/Mac Connection.
Al Jazeera Runs Newsroom On Macs
Al Jazeera International, the English-language version of the 24-hour Arabic cable news channel, says its reporters use 41 MacBook Pro notebooks along with Apple's Final Cut Studio video production software to edit stories.
Kurzweil: Computers Will Enable People To Live Forever
The inventor, author, and futurist predicts that in 15 to 30 years, nanobots will roam our blood streams fixing diseased or aging organs, computers will back up our human memories, and conference calls will be replaced by meetings in virtual resorts.
Alcatel And Lucent To Officially Merge Nov. 30
The merger was approved by President Bush and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, and the House Armed Services Committee reviewed its national security implications.
Robot, Heal Thyself
Scientists have developed a robot that is not only self-aware and "curious," but it can take action to overcome handicaps or impediments in its environment.
Microsoft Still Working On Vista
Windows co-president Jim Allchin says Microsoft will keep crafting new device drivers and release them to customers through an automatic update service.
GE VoIP Phone In The Works
Equipment maker Thomson plans to offer a General Electric-branded VoIP phone and work with service provider SunRockets, which sells residential Internet phone service for a flat rate of $200 a year.