Stories by Computerworld Staff

Work completed on world's most powerful laser

Following US$35 billion in funding and a decade of work, engineers have finished the world’s largest laser, capable of emulating the sun’s energy – it’s enough to make Dr. Evil jealous.

Slideshow: Cisco Customer Briefing Centre opening

Cisco unveils its first $3M Aussie customer briefing centre to showcase its networking gear to customers and partners. Communications Minister Stephen Conroy was there to open the centre today.

Netsolutions appoints new GM

Melbourne-based IT services company Netsolutions announced two new appointments, with Erin Harte taking the reigns as general manager, and Richard Savage as principal consultant.

Lenovo device delivers e-mail via BlackBerrys

Business travelers will be able to use their BlackBerry smartphones to automatically forward e-mail to their ThinkPad notebook PCs with a US$150 device developed by Lenovo Group and Research in Motion (RIM), the two companies said Monday.

Windows market share dives below 90 percent for first time

Microsoft's Windows OS last month took its biggest market share dive in the last two years, an Internet measurement company reported Monday, erasing gains made in two of the last three months and sending the operating system's share under 90% for the first time.

Cool Stuff: Your 2008 Christmas Gift Guide

The holidays can be stressful even in the best of times, but this year's dismal economic climate is bringing new headaches. Not only do we have to grapple with the usual questions about what to buy for whom ("Should I get an iPod case for Aunt Mabel? Wait, no, I got her one last year..."), we also have to look for ways to cut expenses.