Everyone Wants One
Demand for BlackBerrys and similar devices is growing even faster than anticipated. But as mobile E-mail booms, so do the challenges.
Smart Money's On India
U.S. technology companies raise their stakes with one eye on low-cost R&D and the other on opportunity.
Virtual Servers (For Real)
Xen open-source software should speed adoption of virtualization. But are IT teams ready to manage 1,000 virtual servers?
RFID Feeds The Meter
Drivers in some cities can use their cell phones to pay parking meters. Now comes RFID as the next convenience.
By A Whisker, It's... Cisco
In our exclusive reader survey, performance, reliability, and stability outrank even best price when it comes to choosing a networking vendor. That puts Cisco on top.
The New Power Equation
Tired of renting data-center space and buying more air conditioners? Dual-core chips provide an answer.
Man Sues Microsoft Over Flawed Xbox 360
Robert Byers of Chicago filed the suit in federal court on Friday, and seeks unspecified damages and court expenses, as well as the replacement or recall of the Xbox 360.
Scratch-Resistant CD Keeps Data Alive
You can wipe off that drink coaster and slip it into a CD player--that is, if you really wanted to. The Scratch-Less Disc relies on a special polymer, co-developed by General Electric, that's 100 times harder to scratch than the surface of standard CDs.
General Motors is cutting 30,000 jobs and closing plants, yet its latest IT transformation isn't focused on cutting tech costs. It's on reinventing how GM competes globally.
Caltech Supercomputer Analyzes Earthquakes
With the $6 million parallel computer, Caltech wants to look at hundreds, even thousands, of earthquakes to interpret information about Earth's structure, what the Earth looks like on the inside, and the source of earthquakes.
Fox Exec Backs Sony's Blu-Ray
James Gianopulos said the high number of firms supporting the Blu-ray approach and the level of content committed to the standard appear to give it a lead over the competing HD DVD standard.
Retailers Buying Into IT
This year's top expenditures, AMR Research says: supply-chain improvements and better store systems and planning applications. Next year will bring more in the way of self-service and other areas.