Proxim looks to fill 'backhaul' demand for 4G wireless networks

As users demand faster WiMax and LTE wireless networks and devices, wireless carriers must vastly expand the network infrastructure that carries data from cell towers to central switching offices.

By Matt Hamblen | 18 October, 2010 15:19

Tags: Mobile Apps and Services, Farpoint Group, Mobile and Wireless, telecommunication, Networking, wireless, Proxim Wireless, mobile, wireless networking

Researchers one step closer to 'bootless' computer

Physicists at the University of California at Riverside have made a breakthrough in developing a "spin computer," which would combine logic with nonvolatile memory, bypassing the need for computers to boot up.

By Lucas Mearian | 18 October, 2010 21:14

Tags: Emerging Technologies, storage, hardware systems, Components, processors

How to tame the social network at work

They're a productivity sink and a bandwidth suck. They're a vector for malware and a gift for corporate spies. They're a data spill just waiting to happen. And like it or not, they're already inside your enterprise.

By Dan Tynan | 18 October, 2010 21:14

Tags: applications, twitter, careers, software, IT management, collaboration, Facebook

New Adobe Reader sandboxed, simplified

Adobe has released the new version of its Reader PDF viewing software, and with it comes a number of changes: a new Roman-based numbering scheme ("Adobe Reader X"), tightened security and, for the browser version, a substantially reduced user interface. Adobe's flagship PDF creation software, Adobe Acrobat, has been upgraded as well.

By Joab Jackson | 18 October, 2010 15:09

Tags: Development tools, application development, document management, applications, Adobe Systems, browsers, software, Office suites

Final IPv4 addresses to be issued within months, NRO warns

The global body in charge of allocating Internet addresses expects to hand out the final blocks of IPv4 (Internet Protocol version 4) addresses to regional registrars early next year, it said Monday.

By Martyn Williams | 18 October, 2010 19:14

Tags: telecommunication, internet, Number Resource Organization

New malware technique targets intrusion-prevention systems

A recently discovered category of malware -- advanced evasion techniques -- can sneak through most intrusion-prevention systems to deliver even well-known exploits such as Sasser and Conficker to targeted machines without leaving a trace of how they got there, researchers say.

By Tim Greene | 18 October, 2010 21:03

Tags: security, Wide Area Network, ntrusion-prevention systems, malware

YouTube, e-discovery software among tech tools for war crime investigators

War crimes -- brutal genocide, mass executions, ethnic cleansing, torture -- have spurred international efforts by the United Nations to investigate and convict those deemed responsible, wherever they have occurred. And according to those involved in prosecuting war crimes in once war-torn places such as the former Yugoslavia, Cambodia and Rwanda, modern technology related to e-discovery and multi-lingual translation is playing a critical role in the ongoing process to find justice for victims.

By Ellen Messmer | 19 October, 2010 04:24

Tags: unified communications, Internet-based applications and services, applications, Networking, Web 2.0, software, internet, social media, industry verticals, government, collaboration

In-flight Wi-Fi turbulence: Travellers reluctant to pay

In 2008, the number of commercial aircraft that offered in-flight Wi-Fi service totaled just 25, according to market researcher In-Stat. By the end of 2010, however, In-Stat predicts that number should reach 2,000 planes.

By Thomas Wailgum | 19 October, 2010 04:55

Tags: free, connectivity, Wi-Fi, applications, McDonald's, hotspot, Networking, In-Stat, wireless, Gogo, inflight, In-Stat research, starbucks, Panera, software, WLANs / Wi-Fi

Motorola tries to invalidate Apple patents

Motorola is asking a court to invalidate 12 Apple patents, even though Apple hasn't accused Motorola of infringing them.

By Nancy Gohring | 19 October, 2010 05:15

Tags: Motorola, Google, consumer electronics, intellectual property, Microsoft, Phones, legal, smartphones, HTC USA, Apple

Wristband computing is closer than you think

Wrist-mounted displays have long been the stuff of legend in science fiction. Whether it’s the Pip-Boy 3000 from Fallout 3 or Dick Tracy’s multifunction watch, the idea of having information within arms’ reach is very appealing. Thanks to new technology and the U.S. Army, a wristband display may be within our reach.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 19 October, 2010 07:23

Tags: U.S. Army, gadgets, consumer electronics, future technology

IPad, iPhone shipments drive up Apple's Q4 profits

Apple on Monday reported a rise in revenue and profits for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2010 behind strong iPad and iPhone sales.

By Agam Shah | 19 October, 2010 08:11

Tags: business issues, Apple, hardware systems, financial results, laptops, tablet PCs

Queensland Electoral Commission looks to e-voting for blind and vision impaired

Just weeks after the Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) outlined its plan to implement Electronically Assisted Voting (EAV) system, the Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) has announced it is to research its own technology to assist the blind and vision impaired vote.

By Chloe Herrick | 18 October, 2010 16:39

Tags: e-voting, Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC), government, Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ)

Sanitarium cloud know-how mana from heaven

Far from a leap of faith, moving to a new cloud environment for its information systems (IS) has added a new lease on life for the IT department of the Seventh Day Adventist Church's South Pacific operations.

By Hamish Barwick | 18 October, 2010 15:29

Tags: seventh day adventist chuch, sanitarium, servers, Cloud, storage, virtualisation

Desktop Linux: The dream is dead

It kills me to say this: The dream of Linux as a major desktop OS is now pretty much dead.

By Robert Strohmeyer | 18 October, 2010 13:58

Tags: unix, webOS, Linux, linux foundation, software, operating systems, non-Windows

Skype coming to Japanese cell phones

Skype has tied up with one of Japan's largest telecommunications companies in a deal that will see its Internet telephony service offered on cell phones and to broadband, fixed line and cable TV customers.

By Martyn Williams | 18 October, 2010 14:08

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, skype, consumer electronics, Phones, KDDI, internet

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