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posted in February 2006
Vodafone's Face Sensing Engine uses a 3.2-megapixel camera to authenticate a user's facial features and eliminate the need for passwords or fingerprint verification.
More than 20 "pods," each with numerous hot-spots and still more access points, are already up and running. At least 55 more are slated to be online in the coming weeks.
The pre-loaded blog feature enables callers to upload photos by selecting the blog feature instead of e-mail or picture messaging. Callers are automatically linked to Google's Blogger application
Sprint Nextel said its fourth quarter net income fell 55 percent, but added that the company is attracting new users at a healthy rate.
The DHS increase of some $772 million represents 44% of new federal IT outlays, says researcher Input.
Commuters on the river can access the Internet whilst on the move.
With software developers all over the world creating untold millions of lines of code daily, a knowledge base that sorts out intellectual property (IP) aspects of that software has been created by a Massachusetts firm.
The Chinese company has acquired an Indian firm that has been successfully supplying IT services for several blue-chip U.S. firms.
The Windy City is preparing to become the Wi-Fi City: Chicago plans to solicit bids from technology companies this spring to create a giant 228-square-mile hot-spot that would cover the entire city.
It's not just the handsets themselves, but also inexpensive services that suppliers are scrambling to deliver.
A report says Earthlink, Google, and HP are 'extremely interested' in partnering with Boston city officials to build a municipal Wi-Fi network.
Man who broke into homes in Wisconsin cooked meals, took showers, and checked E-mail. But he didn't bother to log off.
Volume caused Hallmark.com and others to suffer some relatively short-lived outages.
Lab co-founder Nicholas Negroponte has stepped down as chairman, while technology entrepreneur Frank Moss has been named director of the lab.
With iSkoot's technology as the gateway, Cingular users do not need a PC to access Skype. Google Talk, other calling platforms to be added, company says.
Stung by Microsoft's charges that the total cost of ownership (TCO) of Linux was higher than Windows, open source software interests sought this week to refute the charges in a survey of IT organizations that lists various developments--many of them new--in which Linux undercuts Windows in price and management complexity.
Nokia and Sanyo said Tuesday that their joint venture will have major operations in San Diego and Japan.
The Q phone, with a 'Qwerty' keyboard, is expected to be Motorola's flagship entry into the developing 3G battles.
Hewlett-Packard unveiled a new iPAQ model aimed at GSM-equipped phones.
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) said Monday that new cell phone calling and management features will drive adoption of Bluetooth as a standard in automobiles.
Seagate's new drive sports a 23% smaller footprint than its current 1-inch hard drive but has 50% more capacity.
Healthcare, government, utilities, and communications and media are expected to lead the pack.
Did he or didn't he? Hockey watchers can bet on whether a former hockey star engaged in illegal gambling.
The New York mega-store will be open this year. Apple has been expanding its chain of retail stores as its iPod family takes off.
Newspaper classified ads, traditionally a major source of employment hiring, were the source of just 5% of new hires, the study found.
The nonprofit Boston Foundation is expected to unveil a plan next week to unwire Beantown.
Borland Software said it will use the $100 million acquisition for its focus on application lifecycle management.
MIT researchers and volunteers are rolling out a municipal wireless network that will, at least initially, be free for low-income residents.
OuterBay's archiving software could help boost Hewlett-Packard's database performance by as much as 80%, the firm claims.
Apple Computer unveiled a 1GB iPod nano for $149 Tuesday, filling out the flash-memory-based nano family on the low-price end.
The Yoh Index of Technology Wages reported Monday that IT wages increased 3.1 percent overall in the fourth quarter of 2005 over the like quarter in the previous year. Oracle database experts and SAP specialists are among the higher-paid.
Aspen Communications hopes to deploy WiMax to 36 buildings in Dallas this year and offer the technology to wireless broadband service providers.
Spam volume will decrease 13% annually through 2010, predicts Jupiter Research.
Microsoft co-founder and geek philanthropist Paul Allen has another potential winner on his hands, as his Seattle Seahawks prepare to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Handheld-device shipments decreased 18% from the like quarter in the previous year, while shipments for the full year dropped 17 %, a new IDC study says.
An industry powerhouse headed by a former IRS commissioner is investing in firms aiming at the government and corporate IPv6 market.
Due from the two: an extension of the Sun StorageTek T9840 tape drive platform and projects in advanced storage, including tape and archival technologies.
In separate products, Motorola and Siemens have sported speeds up to 3.6Mbps.
MCI and Cisco have had a close relationship for several years, with Cisco supplying a wide range of equipment and services to the telecommunications provider.