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 February 2008
Version 1.0 of the specs will let others create mobile devices that are compatible with Verizon Wireless' network even if they are not offered directly by the carrier.
Tiny Pictures received $7.2 million in investment funding to build its Radar Gallery service, which allows instant sharing of pictures and videos taken with camera phones and camcorders.
The site's 19 million members can now search profiles with photos and bios, make introductions, and invite other professionals to join a network while on the go.
The research could lead to mobile devices that use transparent materials, repel dirt and fingerprints, and use solar energy to charge up.
The T1000 single-mode phone is best suited for vertical industries, such as hospitals, where staffs have a need for in-building communication, the company says.
Subscribers can now use their GPS-enabled mobile phones in more than 45 major metro areas in the United States.
Long Distance Post's prepaid international cell phone service is targeted to travelers and companies that manage fleets of phones overseas.
Requested features include allowing a service dog to call for help in an emergency and compatibility with hearing aids or cochlear implants.
Another iPhone clone just surfaced and it ain't pretty, folks. Engadget this week got hold of video and photos of the DaXian X999, a device that looks and operates like the iPhone but supposedly uses the Windows Mobile operating system.
The Samsung Ace is a smartphone geared toward business travelers, while the M520 is aimed at multimedia-hungry consumers.
Those who are already registered as "residents" in Second Life can log in and play as they would on a desktop.
The two companies had a cross-licensing agreement in place that expired in 2003, and they haven't been able to negotiate a renewal of the agreement.
For around $100 a month, AT&T and Verizon Wireless customers can talk all they want on their cell phones.
The $100 smartphone comes with multimedia capabilities and several services exclusive to AT&T.
Innoventions Dream Home in Disneyland's Tomorrowland will exhibit everything from mobile phones and PCs to digital music and gaming.
Players can now add their own content to different mini games, then play the games and share them with friends and others in the cell phone maker's Yamake community.
LG Electronics, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, and Nokia all unveiled new phones with touch screens.
Flash Home and Flash Cast 2 let providers offer branded mobile home screens and subscription-based services.
It's a concept cell phone for now, but it demonstrates what can be done using nearly no new materials to build a mobile phone, the company said.
The communications service is scheduled to be rolled out as part of Yahoo Go 3.0 and Yahoo's new mobile home page in the second quarter of this year.
The FOMA F905i comes with a fingerprint sensor that sits on the back panel, letting users authenticate themselves with a finger swipe.
Previously only available on Nokia's Internet tablets, Google will now be introduced on the Nokia N96, N78, 6210 Navigator, and 6220 classic mobile phones.
Other features in five mobile phones introduced Monday in Barcelona include high-quality digital cameras, virtual navigation keys, and videoconferencing capability.
Nokia also began offering a beta version of Nokia Maps 2.0, its mobile mapping software, through the Nokia Beta Labs Web site.
The company also released handsets for mobile professionals, music lovers, photo enthusiasts, and prosumers that want a mix of functionality, advanced features, and small form factors.
The artist widely known for hits like "Apologize" and "The Way I Are" will become Verizon Wireless' first Mobile Producer in Residence.
The phones, available later this year, will have a Web server embedded in a SIM card, which is accessed through a phone's browser.
Soul is about a half-inch thick and comes with a 5-megapixel camera and camcorder.
There is such a thing as too much bling when it comes to luxury high-end mobile phones and Givori, an "accessorizor" specializing in mobile art, has a new collection of hand-crafted phones to prove it.
The U500 can be deployed in phones or other devices to offer features such as a camcorder, camera, 3-D gaming, CD-quality audio, and high-res video for mobile TV.
The company offers the C88 handset, a basic phone that includes Internet browsing, Bluetooth, a VGA camera with zoom, text and multimedia messaging, and mobile instant messaging.
Mobile users can use different Modu jackets, or phone enclosures, and Modu mates, which are Modu-enabled consumer electronics devices.
The company's upcoming KF510 mobile phone is 10.9 mm thick and made out of metal and tempered glass.
The technology, in partnership with Loopt, taps into GPS and other location technology to target consumers.
LaserShield Systems' product promises to keep older security systems operating after the Feb. 18 analog cellular sunset.
This is the first time the mobile technology will be included in a Lenovo laptop to provide users with a DSL-like experience.
Opera Mobile 9.5 uses Opera's zoom technology to enlarge content on a Web page.
The sensor combines Color Filter Pattern technology with a CMOS pixel, allowing a high level of resolution in small optical formats using smaller pixels.
The iPhone now is available in a 16-GB version and the iPod Touch has 32 GB of memory. Both cost $100 more than earlier models.
Yesterday I got the chance to attend an event in New York City, hosted by ABI Research. The firm put together a few panels on important trends in mobile and wireless, and I found RFID and navigation to be particularly interesting.
Online retailer Wireless Imports says it has shipped units to Hong Kong to be redistributed elsewhere and unlocked by their owners. It estimates that there are 100,000 to 200,000 iPhones in Hong Kong alone.