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Articles by W. David Gardner
posted in October 2006
Soldiers and first responders could deal with dangerous situations in hostile environments without ever setting foot in them, thanks to a new touch-screen interface that lets one operator direct different robots simultaneously.
The Chinese companies are picking up Microsoft's Mobile Picture and Mobile Bandwidth Optimization.
IDC says customers will use VTLs to decrease backup windows and increase recovery time objectives.
The service will let consumers purchase and download videos with the approval of copyright holders.
The new version of Microsoft's specification has removed all proprietary technology, standards group Ecma says.
The Spanish company is giving away the hardware on Friday as part of its effort to build a global Wi-Fi network based on users sharing connections.
CareerBuilder said 26% of hiring managers reported using search engines to research prospective employees, and 12% used social networking sites.
A new study shows that brick-and-mortar stores tend to charge 44.2% more for products.
Government agencies are exempt from Google's requirement to run ads and will therefore likely jump on the service.
An initial phase was deployed in greater Mayaguez, where more than 600 customers signed up for the high-speed Internet service.
To settle charges of anticompetitive behavior and overcharging, Microsoft will ante up, offering $37.8 million in vouchers.
The issue is more that most U.S. consumers don't seem to realize the power of the technology in their 3G phones, said the survey's authors.
A potential early application might be a small engine that a soldier could wear to power equipment like night vision gear. Batteries currently in use by soldiers are relatively heavy and often run out of juice too soon.
The Latin American country is mounting an aggressive campaign to attract more high-tech customers. Many U.S. operations have already established business beachheads in Chile.
Microsoft expects to launch Vista in Edmonton in November, with other Canadian cities to follow.
The class-action lawsuit against Microsoft involved allegations of overcharging for some of its operating system, word processing, and spreadsheet software.
With a nonprofit organization overseeing the rollout, the city recently opened up two hotspots this week.
The former Silicon Graphics credits a new management team, a re-engineered business model, a stronger product line, and new sources of funding.
Much of the content on iSlumber was provided by Dr. James B. Maas, author of Power Sleep, a best-selling book on sleep and sleeplessness.
Members of the Federal Communications Commission have stalled the merger, seeking additional consumer safeguards.
IT hiring was flat in September for the economy as a whole, but technology companies like ISPs, search portals, and data processing companies continue hiring IT.
The number of outsourcing contracts topping $500 million is declining, which smaller contracts of less than $250 million are rising dramatically, an IDC report says.
In a sign that the furious growth of offshore IT outsourcing hasn't abated, India's Infosys Technologies reported Wednesday that revenue and income in its just-ended second fiscal quarter jumped more than 40%.
Chairman Tim Donahue will retire at the end of the year, two years after Sprint and Nextel agreed to merge.
Noorda, who died Monday from complications due to Alzheimer's, groomed Novell from a small company to a pioneer in local-area networking that for a time challenged the Microsoft monopoly. His frugal personal habits were legendary.
Executives at T-Mobile have said they will spend $2.7 billion on a GSM network upgrade. That amount is in addition to the $4.2 billion the firm recently spent on an auction for new U.S. spectrum.
Computer Sciences Corporation and Global Crossing are getting a jump on deploying IPv6.
Hitachi recalled 16,000 batteries due to fears of overheating.
More than one in three surveyed said it was fine to talk on a cell phone in a restaurant, but there was less agreement on answering cell phones in a movie theater.
Spending on wireless communications will represent the most aggressive portion of growth in the sector.
Louis Gutierrez had been a champion of open standards and was a strong supporter of the state's plan to standardize on the OpenDocument Format. His resignation could slow the ODF rollout.
Keys to the campaign include modernizing user interfaces, filling the pipeline of new mainframe professionals, simplifying application development, and training more technology administrators and programmers to administer mainframe systems.
The machines are expected to renew speculation about a Google Appliance PC, which included rumors that Wyse would be the supplier.
The government's top 20 IT budgets are set to shrink from $240 billion to $120 billion. The Department of Homeland Security is the exception, continuing to grow.
HP swears its notebook batteries are safeguarded from the overheating problems that have plagued other suppliers.
The legislation seeks to block U.S. banks and credit card companies from accepting payments for online gambling, but players have other options, such as payment by phone cards.
The free application allows users to quickly see and filter search result sets by relevant people, companies, products, and other information categories contained within Google searches, Inxight says.