Profile of Elena MalykhinaTechnology Journalist
Member Since: 12/17/2013
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Elena Malykhina began her career at The Wall Street Journal, and her writing has appeared in various news media outlets, including Scientific American, Newsday, and the Associated Press. For several years, she was the online editor at Brandweek and later Adweek, where she followed the world of advertising. Having earned the nickname of "gadget girl," she is excited to be writing about technology again for InformationWeek, where she worked in the past as an associate editor covering the mobile and wireless space. She now writes about the federal government and NASA’s space missions on occasion.
Articles by Elena Malykhina
posted in December 2007
The international rule is intended to lessen the risk of lithium battery fires on airplanes.
Analysts with MultiMedia Intelligence see a rise of new class of mobile devices -- those that are application-centric and also contain voice functionality.
A Pew Internet study found 58% of Americans go online first when seeking information on common issues, such as an illness, finances, taxes, and careers.
Ultra Mobile Broadband is expected to go commercial in mid-2009, but none of the carriers has announced plans to test or deploy the technology.
The multithreaded software displays a list of folders in the Outlook in-box and Public Folders that contain unread e-mail.
Apple stole the show this year by introducing its touch-screen-only iPhone. But mobile innovation doesn't stop there. Many device makers are stepping up their game, including Research In Motion, which, according to a recent patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, is proposing an angular keyboard for (what appears to be) future BlackBerry smartphones.
The application, titled "Run-Time Code Injection To Perform Checks," describes a DRM system that validates the authenticity of the software maker's products.
It's not uncommon for a household to bypass landline phones and use cell phones as the primary means of communication inside and outside the home. In fact, U.S. households are forecast to spend more on cell phone services than landline services this year.
Palm is getting squeezed by RIM's BlackBerry device for business users and by Apple's iPhone for consumers, one analyst says.
Palm earlier this month released a Windows Mobile 6 update for AT&T customers with Treo 750 smartphones. But it turns out that Treo 750 users are unable to utilize Windows Live. Instead, they're restricted to using AT&T's Xpress Mail and instant messaging, as one very unhappy AT&T customer pointed out.
A class action suit claims that drivers were illegally arrested and ticketed for using their cell phones while driving.
T-Mobile this week issued a letter to SunCom customers, updating them on its upcoming acquisition of the southeastern wireless carrier and outlining its plan to support the customers going forward.
AT&T's Top 10 ringtone list shows mobile users are hungry for music by popular artists instead of polyphonic sounds created specifically for cell phones.
The mobile version of the video game lets cell phone users jam to music, much like they do on the console game.
The software, called Fugawi Touratel, uses Assisted GPS, so the phones don't need to have the functionality built in or be connected through Bluetooth.
VeriSign subsidiary inCode sees HSDPA, open access, and iPhone security among its top 10 wireless trends for 2008.
Quickoffice Premier 5.0 is the first mobile productivity software suite to support Office 2007 file formats on the S60 platform, the company says.
Retain collects the information from various SMS, PIN, and phone log files and imports them into a SQL database.
Developers can tie voice from any Flash-enabled browser to the public switched telephone network and voice-over-IP networks, according to Ribbit.
SoftMax makes voice algorithms for signal separation, echo cancellation, and signal processing for mobile devices.
One useful feature is the Treo 755p's built-in Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support for Microsoft Direct Push Technology.
Many mobile phones currently on the market come with both a built-in camera and camcorder. I haven't been able to figure out why the iPhone doesn't. But reportedly there's a new hack that allows the iPhone's camera to capture video. Perhaps it's a preview of things to come?
The app includes an itinerary viewer, global weather forecast, world clocks, a world day and night map, and a tip and tax calculator.
Sprint subscribers won't have to type a URL address in browsers on their mobile phones to enter the social networking site, making the process a lot faster and more user-friendly.
The product helps schools keep track of equipment, as well as students, visitors, and staff, using radio ID tags combined with GPS-based resource management services.
Here's yet another example of how a tech company is "going green": The world's No. 1 phone maker, Nokia, has developed an Eco Sensor Concept that involves a wearable mobile phone and a sensing device that analyzes your health and surrounding environment.
The company is one of several carriers hoping to entice subscribers to ring up more than music tones on their cell phones this year.
Youth-oriented wireless carrier adds an application to its Ocean mobile phone that lets subscribers upload, geo-tag, rate, and comment on videos.
Mobile WiMax will win more than 80 million subscribers globally by 2013, according to a report released on Tuesday by Juniper Research.
IPass says its product helps manage Wi-Fi retail vouchers, Internet day passes provided by hotels, and cellular subscriptions, including 3G.
Mobile Complete's free TryPhone lets users take mobile devices out for a virtual test drive before they buy.
When mobile users visit Microsoft's MSN Mobile Web page on their cell phone and smartphone browsers, they'll see banner and text ads.
The Samsung cell phone also works with the carrier's HotSpot @Home Wi-Fi service and at T-Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots at about 8,500 locations nationwide.
Users can download and create personalized Widgets, such as weather forecasts, news, currency and unit converters, and calculators.
As visions of ring tones dance in their heads, the lineup offers Moto Q smartphones with built-in HSDPA technology and worldwide capabilities, along with a slider phone that can stream live TV and Razr's that adjust volume in noisy rooms.
Future handset details are under wraps, but the designer's rendering engine, Kastor, is used for advanced layouts, animations, and special effects.
A Nortel-sponsored survey finds a strong need but improved user experiences and faster speeds will depend on how quickly wireless carriers build out their 4G networks.
Also known as TrustSec, the software can authenticate users, assign roles, and enforce policies on switches, routers, and Unified Wireless Network controllers.
T-Mobile is now offering the Nokia 6263, which can store up to 350 songs on a 512 MB memory card that's included with the phone.
The handset operates on a CDMA network in the United States, but it can also be used on GSM networks outside the U.S.
The update includes the ability to send and receive e-mails formatted in HTML with tables, bullets, and colored text.
Continental Airline passengers in Houston are the first to use their cell phone or PDA to help speed through the terminals.
The practice of gaining spectrum in rural markets through acquisitions has become increasingly of interest to large wireless carriers as a way of expanding their networks.
People-OnTheGo recommends short cut keys that are easy to identify and press without looking, speed dialing capability, voice dialing capability, and voice memo features.
"Nokia Comes With Music," launching in mid 2008, gives a year's access to millions of songs with purchase of a Nokia mobile device.
Survey respondents were mainly dissatisfied with mandatory contract extensions imposed on them by wireless carriers, as well as the high cost of service.
The companies are working toward a technology to launch next year that allows mobile phones to seamlessly switch calls between cellular and Wi-Fi networks.
The software, part of the Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite, gives businesses more options to support a larger range of smartphones and operating systems.