Snoozing Through Presentations
In a recent online poll of 382 business managers, most admitted to falling asleep, or being sleepy, during business presentations, especially individual speeches and training sessions, according to the data-visualization firm that did the survey.
In Focus: When Capture Becomes a Service
Imaging and content management executives were still buzzing last week about
EMC's pending acquisition of Captiva Software, debating just what it will
mean to the future of both markets.
Exalead Brings Search Application To U.S.
A French software firm introduces its desktop tool that it claims makes for more precise searches, with versions to come for workgroups, the data center, and the enterprise--all based on a common search technology and user interface.
IBM Supports Utility Upgrades In Michigan
The idea is to prevent massive blackouts like those that hit the Northeast in August 2003 and help the utility meet reliability standards imposed by the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Outsourcing Helps U.S. Economy, Says Trade Group
The practice added a net 257,042 U.S. jobs this year, according to the study, in stark contrast with the reports over the past few years that criticize global outsourcing as detrimental to the economy.
HP Ships Server, Storage Management Pack
Now that the AppIQ acquisition is final, HP is shipping a new version of Storage Essentials and is talking about its plans for integrated systems and server management going forward.
Collaboration Aims To Calm Consumers' Online Anxieties
The government's anti-fraud cornerstone is a new Web site that offers consumers information on the latest scams, tips for avoiding the malware, and a risk assessment tool that shows how vulnerable a consumer is on the Web.
Stealing From Google
I have a confession to make: I've been stealing from Google. With $1.578 billion in revenue last quarter, the company is unlikely to miss the pennies I've denied it. Still, I feel I owe an explanation: I'm "adnorant," which is to say I ignore online ads.
Google's Patents Now On CD
Google's patent portfolio -- representing important clues to its future plans -- are being made available on CD.
New Garmin GPS Avoids Traffic Jams, Plays MP3 Jams
Garmin announced today two new GPS gadgets that feature large, seven-inch touch screens. The new $1,499 StreetPilot 7200 and $1,800 StreetPilot 7500, show navigation, traffic, weather information and play satellite radio and MP3 files.
'Wi-Fi' Lands In Dictionary
Wi-Fi is no longer just a wireless technology: it's now an official word, too, because it's included in the new edition of the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.
Text Messaging Boosts Teen Writing Ability
A Cambridge University study has found that text messaging has boosted the ability of teenagers to write. The study found that "today's teenagers are using far more complex sentence structures, a wider vocabulary and a more accurate use of capital letters, punctuation and spelling."
That's the good news. The bad news is that they're also "ten times more likely to use non-standard English in written exams than in 1980, usin
Intel Self-Destruct Mode Aids AMD Momentum
It's hard to believe a company that controls more than
three-quarters of perhaps the most profitable segment of the electronics industry can simultaneously look vulnerable and weak even while posting "banner" operational results.
Treo 650 Music Docking Station?
Move over iPod snobs, with your fancy gadget aftermarket of music docking stations. We Treo 650 smart phone snobs now have one of our own. The Treo 650 Music Dock charges and connects (for PC synchronization) your Treo, and plays music either from the Treo or from an external music source (the dock sports a 3.5mm