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B&N Says Nook Top Selling Product Ever
News  |  12/30/2010
Responding to a recent similar claim for the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble said its e-reader was its best-selling product in nearly 40 years.
CES 2011 Preview: Tablets, Smartphones, And More
Commentary  |  12/30/2010
The electronics industry is gearing up for the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which kicks off January 6. The leading vendors are expected to introduce a host of eye-catching new offerings. Here's what InformationWeek anticipates will be unveiled at the show.
Europeans Approve Universal Smartphone Charger Standards
News  |  12/30/2010
Fourteen phone manufacturers have committed to using the new MicroUSB-based design when developing phone charging devices beginning in 2011.
2011 Looks Bright For Windows Phone 7
Commentary  |  12/30/2010
Windows Phone 7 didn't get off to a blazing start, at least by modern smartphone standards. Our basis for comparison is the iPhone, the device that redefined what a smartphone was. That sells millions within days of each new iteration and there are over 300,000 books and apps in the App Store. That doesn't mean though that Windows Phone is off to a bad start.
Top 10 Mobile Stories Of 2010
Slideshows  |  12/29/2010
As the workforce became increasingly mobile, developers hustled to ensure their phones, tablets, and notebooks were the products of choice for these increasingly dispersed employees. The smartphone wars heated up, as Apple, Google, Research In Motion, Nokia, and Microsoft battled for dominance. In addition to facing-off over hardware features and capabilities, many phone operating system developers competed over retail outlets and handset manufacturers. They also lured developers to build applic
The Wi-Fi Tech Conference Challenge
Commentary  |  12/29/2010
For those of us who see wireless LANs rapidly displacing wired Ethernet as the client access protocol of choice, there was a rather disturbing article in the NYT highlighting the high-profile Wi-Fi meltdowns at various tech conferences over the past year. Most of us are familiar with some of those embarrassing moments, such as the one depicted in the article of a frustrated
DARPA Developing Mobile Networks For War Communications
News  |  12/29/2010
Defense Department's MAINGATE will allow forces in Iraq and Afghanistan to share joint military mission information and remotely control surveillance vehicles.
iPad's Competition Is Junk
Commentary  |  12/29/2010
The iPad wasn't the first tablet available, but it has far and away been the most commercially successful model. This has prompted others to get tablets out the door as soon as possible hoping to ride the coattails of the iPad to riches.
Verizon To Preview Android Devices, Not iPhone
News  |  12/28/2010
At CES next week, the carrier has scheduled a news conference to provide "sneak peek" of Android-based 4G LTE consumer devices, rather than the rumored announcement it will launch a version of the Apple iPhone.
Alcatel To Pay $137 Million In Bribery Settlement
News  |  12/28/2010
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission found the telecom made illegal payments to foreign government officials in exchange for favorable business treatment.
LG To Unveil 'World's Largest' LCD 3D HDTV
News  |  12/28/2010
The 72-inch, LED-backlit TV will be revealed at CES, along with mobile 3D televisions.
Samsung Launching iPod Touch Rival
News  |  12/28/2010
The Android 2.2-based Galaxy Player is modeled after the popular Galaxy S smartphone, will be revealed at CES, according to reports.
AT&T Expands WiFi Hotzones In NYC, San Francisco
News  |  12/28/2010
Move intended to ease mobile spectrum congestion in large cities.
Worthy New Year's Resolution - Don't Text And Drive
Commentary  |  12/28/2010
The New Year is just days away and people will be making all sorts of resolutions. Many won't make it a full month or even a full week before falling back to their old ways. One resolution that is worth making a serious effort to keep though is no texting while driving.
Synology Intros NAS Server Scalable To 15 Drives
News  |  12/27/2010
The DS1511+ network attached storage server for small and midsize businesses delivers 197 MB/sec reading speed under RAID 5.
Skype To Unveil iPhone Video Chat At CES
News  |  12/27/2010
A Verizon iPhone may have been accidentally confirmed in a FAQ about a FaceTime competitor posted on -- and quickly removed from -- the VoIP provider's site Friday.
Top 11 Mobile Predictions For 2011
News  |  12/27/2010
The meteoric rise of wireless will further accelerate in the new year, with expanded adoption of 4G, tablets, smartphones, and other technology in the consumer and enterprise markets.
HTC Wants To Tweak Windows Phone 7 Interface
Commentary  |  12/27/2010
Microsoft is trying to keep tighter control over what phone makers can do to the user interface of Windows Phone 7, but HTC wants to add its Sense special sauce to differentiate its phones from the competition. Will that be good for users?
Skyfire Browser Brings Flash To iPad
Commentary  |  12/23/2010
Apple has approved a version of the Skyfire browser for the iPad. The $4.99 browser allows the iPad to play back Flash video content.
Voters Used Cell Phones For Election News
News  |  12/23/2010
Younger, more affluent people were more inclined to use wireless devices to share information about November's midterm vote, finds Pew study.
Tablet Vendors Preview CES Launches
News  |  12/23/2010
Lesser known manufacturers, including ECS, MSI, Indamixx, and Asus, offer sneak peeks at the products they'll put up against HP, Motorola, and other well-known brands in January.
Reconnect Recycling Network Expands
Commentary  |  12/23/2010
With 100 sites recently added, the green partnership between Dell and Goodwill now claims to cover 42 million people.
Google Sends Androids Into Space
Commentary  |  12/23/2010
Google recently sent experimental balloons up into space, each equipped with a Nexus S Android smartphone.
iPad 2 Smaller, Flatter, Boasts More Capable Speaker
Commentary  |  12/23/2010
Details of Apple's second-generation iPad continue to pop up across the web. The newest details suggest the iPad 2 will have a reduced bezel and flat back panel.
Will Malware Hit Smartphones In 2011?
Commentary  |  12/23/2010
Malware, viruses and the like have been a routine part of life for PC owners for years, at least if you are running Windows. Smartphone users have been largely ignored by the malware community, but that will inevitably change. Will it be sooner rather than later?
Top 10 SMB Stories Of 2010
Slideshows  |  12/22/2010
Many small and midsize businesses are champing at the bit to ring in 2011, with expectations of improving economic conditions and smoother sailing ahead. But before we count down the clock just yet, it's often prudent to take a quick look back at where we've been. Therein lie the lessons learned -- and hopefully a few causes for celebration, too -- that can build the foundation for future success. Although we may have to wait until next year -- or 2014, even -- to see how all of that political a
Top 10 Apple Stories Of 2010
Slideshows  |  12/22/2010
Apple makes news every year, and ever since Steve Jobs returned to the company in 1997, the news has mostly been good. But any big company will make a few missteps, and Apple is no exception. No company can escape the occasional misstep, but with Apple, the stumbles get the same kind of "generous" coverage that the successes do. Apple is hardly a shy, retiring company that prefers to hide from the spotlight -- even people who've never owned an Apple product can probably name several, whether bec
Got The Gadget; Lost The Manual
Commentary  |  12/22/2010
Many techies and their families will have one or more gadgets under the tree this weekend, yet despite Steve Jobs' best intentions, many of them still need a manual, particularly to unlock those obscure but innovative features that just aren't obvious on the surface. Yet with today's globalized, cost-conscious supply chain, many (most?) products don't include a printed manual. Those that do include some paper often just have a cursory 'quick install' sheet filled with hieroglyphic-like icons and
Motorola Mobility Buys Cloud Service Provider Zecter
News  |  12/22/2010
Technology that lets users share media among mobile devices, PCs and tablets will be incorporated into Motoblur, said the phone maker.
Samsung Nears 10 Million Galaxy S Sales
Commentary  |  12/22/2010
Samsung recently announced that sales of its Android-based Galaxy S line of smartphones has reached 9.3 million, putting it just short of Samsung's goal of 10 million.
HP To Unveil Palm Tablets at CES
News  |  12/22/2010
The three versions are expected to be updated editions of the less than successful Slate tablet.
Microsoft Developing Windows For ARM Devices
News  |  12/22/2010
The operating system would offer multitasking capabilities to the low-power processor that dominates tablets and handheld devices, say reports.
COD Black Ops Crosses $1 Billion Mark
News  |  12/22/2010
The latest Call of Duty video game ties the movie "Avatar" as the fastest entertainment products to hit the million-dollar revenue mark.
Verizon Branded WP7 Apps Appear, Suggesting Imminent Launch
Commentary  |  12/22/2010
Applications bearing Verizon Wireless branding have been spotted in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace. This points to an imminent release of WP7 devices on Verizon's network.
Apple TV Sales To Top 1 Million Mark
News  |  12/22/2010
Competitor Google TV suffers setbacks as Apple announces strong demand for its media streaming device.
FCC Net Neutrality Vote Sets Up Legal Challenges
News  |  12/22/2010
The 3-2 Federal Communications Commission decision in support of an open Internet won't be the end of the story, as Congress and the courts will likely be called in to address the matter.
Can The Market Support 4 Tablet Operating Systems?
Commentary  |  12/22/2010
By mid 2011, tablets will be available running Apple's iOS, Google's Android, HP/Palm's webOS, and RIM's PlayBook OS. Is that too many?
Microsoft Moves 1.5 Million Windows Phone 7 Phones
Commentary  |  12/22/2010
Microsoft announced today that phone manufacturers have sold over 1.5 million phones running Windows Phone 7 in its first six weeks. Sales from manufacturers though isn't necessarily the same thing as sales to consumers.
Top 5 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2011
Commentary  |  12/21/2010
In the coming year, the cloud will reach milestones that critics said it never would: it will be certifiably secure for credit card transactions; able to host multiple virtual machine types in the same infrastructure; and easier to manage.
Verizon Wireless Prepping LTE Tablets, Smartphones For CES
Commentary  |  12/21/2010
An official tweet and a component supplier confirm that Verizon Wireless will debut smartphones and tablets with Long Term Evolution 4G included at CES 2011.
Latest Hype Cycle Offers SMB Hope
Commentary  |  12/21/2010
Gartner's annual gauge of what's real and what's hype shows some real productivity tools could be maturing soon.
Mac App Store Set To Open Early January
News  |  12/21/2010
Steve Jobs says he is hoping to recreate the iPhone store's success on the venerable Mac platform.
Microsoft Retires Office Software Validation Program
News  |  12/21/2010
Office Genuine Advantage is going out to pasture, but it's unclear what will replace the mechanism for proving the legitimacy of the productivity suite running on a computer.
Kno Ships Education Tablet
News  |  12/21/2010
The 14.1-inch touchscreen device, geared at students, offers access to digital textbooks in Kno's e-bookstore.
WiFi, ZigBee Battle On Smart Grid Cred
News  |  12/21/2010
The competing home wireless network technologies launch a public debate about which is more energy efficient.
Google Beats Facebook On Mobile Web, Says Opera
Commentary  |  12/21/2010
Opera Software's latest State of the Mobile Web report highlights the browsing behavior of its 80 million users. In the U.S., the big winners are Google and Apple.
ZigBee Intros Wireless Input Device Standard
News  |  12/21/2010
The communications spec for mice, keyboards, set-top boxes, and other consumer electronics will replace infrared devices with greener, smarter technology, said Zigbee Alliance.
Microsoft: 1.5 Million Windows Phone 7 Handsets Sold
Commentary  |  12/21/2010
Microsoft executive Achim Berg announced that the company has sold 1.5 million Windows Phone 7 handsets worldwide since its October launch.
SEC Probes Former HP CEO Mark Hurd
News  |  12/21/2010
Investigators said to be focused on whether Hurd, now co-president at Oracle, leaked details of HP's plan to buy EDS to a female companion.
Kindle Versus iPad
Commentary  |  12/21/2010
The Kindle has arguably been one of the most successful consumer electronics with broad consumer appeal. It has repeatedly been the best seller at Amazon. The iPad came along in early 2010 and claimed to be able to out-Kindle the Kindle as well as do so much more. Almost a year later, how is the Kindle faring?
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