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 November 2007
The company's technology shows a flashing circle or a dotted rectangle that lets users navigate through the video and get information on objects displayed on the screen.
Although there aren't many details currently available, word on the street is that Microsoft has previewed an update to its smartphone operating system, Windows Mobile 6, to the lucky few attending the annual Mobius conference.
Google, Facebook, MapQuest, and other Web sites are struggling to perfect their mobile offerings, says Keynote Competitive Research in a new report.
LTE lets Verizon adopt a common access platform with Vodafone to provide services worldwide based on the technology.
A new report by Juniper Research forecasts that by 2012, nearly 24 million subscribers worldwide will be using services based on a cellular technology called Long Term Evolution, or LTE, which is often referred to as "super 3G." That means in the next couple of years wireless carriers and mobile device makers will have to step up their game, especially in the United States.
The business-oriented phone operates on the third-generation EVDO network, capable of delivering download data rates of up to 2.4 Mbps.
The software will give service providers a clearer picture of network usage patterns and customer behavior.
Workers ran into communication issues since their walkie-talkies stopped providing reliable service as the skyscraper grew taller.
The carrier's move could result in an ecosystem of specialized devices that use the network to serve different types of mobile users, analysts suggest.
Verizon Wireless plans to publish technical standards next year that software developers can use to design products that will interface with the carrier's network.
By 2011, about 9 of 10 mobile phones will include basic multimedia capabilities; today about 60% have those features, says MultiMedia Intelligence.
DT Research is adding hardware options and built-in capabilities to its line of WebDT mobile tablet PCs.
In addition to music and video, the handset can also be used for mobile banking to check bank account balances and history, transfer funds, and pay bills.
Motorola tested a fix that it will implement in existing and future Sidekick Slide phones. T-Mobile expects to begin offering the handset again next week.
The two-year $6 million contract will include various voice, data, and networking services for US Airways employees.
The FlipShot has a built-in 3.0-megapixel camera with digital zoom, camcorder, and a rotating display.
The LifeBook S6510 and LifeBook S7210 notebooks are designed with lighter components for traveling professionals.
Norton Smartphone Security combines anti-virus technology, a firewall, and anti-spam capabilities for phones that run the Windows Mobile or Symbian operating systems.
Avot Media said it uses content-based search to collect video from all over the Web based on personal preferences instead of converting to mobile format.
The carrier hopes the handsets will shift the spotlight away from the iPhone as people begin shopping for the holidays.
The Napster Mobile service lets subscribers search a catalog of five million songs, preview snippets of songs, and download them wirelessly.
Customers of both carriers can anticipate expanded third-generation cellular coverage as AT&T adds Dobson's 850 MHz spectrum to its GSM network.
The phone runs Windows Mobile 6 and features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, and the 3.5G mobile telephony protocol.
The Bango Button is meant to be deployed on Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Flickr, Bebo, and other social networking sites and blogs.
People who text message, e-mail, and download files on mobile phones spend $14 a month more than people who don't, says J.D. Power and Associates.
Currently Funambol supplies over 1.5 billion mobile phones with open source-based "push" e-mail, contacts, and calendars.
MeetMeNow integrates data, voice, and video in an online meetings application that can be launched from the desktop and instant messaging clients.
Release Candidate 2 of version 6.0 also updates the OS's ability to manage video telephony, pluggable font engine support, and thin-client technology.
The Microsoft-backed product caches content for access on devices outside of wireless coverage, such as on an airplane or in the subway.
The handset's built-in camera has Xenon flash and Carl Zeiss optics for taking photos in low light, as well as autofocus DVD-quality video capture.
The TomTom One XL High Definition Traffic device develops traffic data by monitoring the movement of mobile phones in cars using a GSM network.
The service is available to customers of Wachovia, SunTrust, Bancorp South, FirstBank, Synovus, Regions Financial Corp, America First Credit Union, and Arvest Bank Group.
The phones also come with a hefty price tag: The Arte will cost about $1,460 while the Sapphire Arte will cost around $1,680.
Wireless Advocates will supply the kiosks that will carry phone models from popular manufacturers, including Samsung, Nokia, and Motorola.
T-Mobile said it will offer participants of the One Laptop Per Child program a one-year complimentary subscription to its HotSpot service.
The Windows Mobile-based handset offers better downstream data rates than the Apple iPhone.
One-X Mobile lets businesses access features on their mobile devices, such as multi-party conference calling, call transfer, and abbreviated dialing.
The roll-out comes after a successful trial of Best Buy Mobile at 13 stores in New York City.
The application converts videos to QuickTime and can be used to distribute AJAX and HTML Web sites or multimedia resumes directly on the iPhone.
The limited-edition computers come in nature-inspired colors and patterns to reflect their environment-conscious features.
CIOs feel mobile devices improve productivity, but say effective management of these devices is becoming increasingly difficult, according to a survey.
The service lets AT&T subscribers find music and create personalized radio stations on their cell phones.
I've noticed a pattern of news announcements around mobile business intelligence tools that are just itching to get into the hands of smartphone users. Information Builders is the latest to release a BI tool this week that provides access to business data from any mobile device. And in case you were wondering, it can be used on the iPhone too.
The handsets include a revised Walkman lineup -- the W890 and the W380 -- both designed for music enthusiasts.
Version 4 offers some enhancements from previous versions, such as the desktop overview mode, which displays Web pages exactly as they appear on a PC.
HazMasterG3 from Alluviam offers information on more than 118,000 chemical, biological, and radiological agents, trade names, and explosives.
The company's Virtual Switching System 1440 makes two Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches look and act like one virtual switch.
The GetMobio portal is a collection of over 50 Web service mash-ups that display nightclubs, restaurants, and local events.
The number of video subscribers also is expected to increase from only a few million last year to 58.6 million in 2010, says Infonetics Research.
The small base stations are designed for use in homes and offices to help spread cellular coverage inside buildings.
With BlackBerry Professional Software, smaller companies can get enterprise-grade wireless access to e-mail, contacts, calendars, the Internet, and intranet applications.
You'd think that with the evolution of the Internet and more people going online to shop, retailers would become further removed from customers and less personal. I was surprised to find out that 1-800-Flowers.com is doing exactly the opposite. It's hoping that advancements in technology will help the company go back to its roots.
An FCC mandate for E911 capability in mobile phones, plus user demand, are driving the growth in GPS phones.
The 905i and 705i series handsets can be used with NTT DoCoMo's Music & Video Channel service and for intuitive motion, voice-activated gaming.
The smartphone can be used in more than 135 countries for e-mail and Internet access and in more than 190 countries to make or receive phone calls.