Premium-Inhalt. The rumors turned out to be true. Microsoft will release a public beta this week of its next desktop operating system, Windows 7, hoping it will address the problems that have made Windows Vista perhaps the least popular OS in its history.
Premium-Inhalt. Financial charges taken by both Intel and Time Warner Cable on Wednesday put the spotlight on the tough prospects for Clearwire, the company that aims to build a national mobile broadband network using WiMax technology.
Premium-Inhalt. Apple's 2009 proxy statement was . In case you're not up to date, it's only the most anticipated work since the last Dan Brown novel. The document describes the upcoming meeting and its agenda and outlines the board's recommendations for voting.
Premium-Inhalt. Transcena Design announced , with the latest version of the time-tracking program allowing you track your time and review instant reports of where you've been spending your time.
Premium-Inhalt. Network-attached storage coupled with a can be a wonderful way to send your digital media content to your television. That is, if you can get it all set up. If you can't--as is often the case--you're out of luck. That's why attaching a drive directly to your TV may have more appeal. The Seagate FreeAgent Theater HD media player is aimed squarely at people who don't want to mess around with a network drive and media streamer.
Premium-Inhalt. China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) finally granted 3G licenses to the country's mobile operators on Wednesday, bringing to a close years of waiting and delay.
Premium-Inhalt. may be the trend du jour, but Sony's the latest company to hoping that megazoom models will gain marquee status, too. The company announced seven standard-definition camcorders today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that offer 60X-optical-zoom camcorders. That's just a bit short of the earlier today, but it's definitely plenty of zoom.
Premium-Inhalt. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, Sony Electronics announced a dramatic overhaul of its Handycam camcorder line, spanning hard-drive, DVD, flash-drive, and . At the top tier is the high-definition, hard-drive-based XR series, which will replace the AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) Handycam SR10, , and models. The SR line will live on, however, with three new standard-definition units.
Premium-Inhalt. Wi-Fi may not be cutting-edge technology anymore, but iPhones, netbooks and other portable devices will put it in many more consumers' hands this year, according to figures released Thursday by the Wi-Fi Alliance and research company In-Stat.
Premium-Inhalt. Palm is hoping to get back on track with its new Pre touch phone, which comes equipped with the equally new operating system webOS, both announced on Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Premium-Inhalt. The has inspired a wave of bagmakers to produce carrying cases aimed at the latest 17-inch unibody addition to Apple's laptop line.
Premium-Inhalt. Lost in the hype, Microsoft also released the beta of Windows Server 2008 R2, which is the companion to the client OS.
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Premium-Inhalt. Sony's big news announcement at CES involves a very tiny package. But don't call it a netbook. Sony spokesfolk were adamant that--even though the newcomer packs an and 2GB of RAM--this superslim P-series computer is a lifestyle machine. The distinction sort of makes sense, too: At the $899 starting price that Sony expects the unit to command when it ships in February, it had better do more than be small.
Premium-Inhalt. Sony announced no fewer than 15 new Handycam at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, but the big-name additions were part of a new line of easy-to-use, pocketable, YouTube-friendly camcorders that looks to be Sony's answer to the .
Premium-Inhalt. You won't want to mount them on your dashboard, but three new announced today offer a few GPS (global positioning system) applications that might be useful for roaming videographers.
Premium-Inhalt. Sony has been one of the busiest companies at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, with 15 new announcements in the camcorder category alone. Among the new home-video offerings are the company's first forays into flash-memory camcorders, with five new models that incorporate solid-state drives. Four of the five camcorders capture standard-definition only.
Premium-Inhalt. Taking credit card payments on the road--whether it's door-to-door or on a trade show floor--can be a frustrating task. Old-fashioned mechanical readers (known as addressographs) are insanely bulky, and leave you with a mass of paper to contend with at the end of each day. Dedicated electronic card readers, meanwhile, tend to be even bulkier, and often require a power source and Internet connection to function. These hassles make the look pretty inviting.
Premium-Inhalt. Consumers will be able to exchange messages with MySpace friends on their TVs while watching shows, thanks to a social-networking application for TVs jointly launched by MySpace.com, Intel and Yahoo on Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, Sony announced two new additions to its line. Beefed-up specs, ease of use, and a thinner frame mark the new Cyber-shot S series and W series .
Premium-Inhalt. There's a little game I like to play whenever Macworld.com posts a news article or review of --guess how many comments it will take in the Macworld.com forums before one of our aggrieved neighbors to the north takes MYOB to task for not having a Canadian version of its small business accounting software.
Premium-Inhalt. University of California, Irvine researchers are applying lessons learned from music and video peer-to-peer file transfer networks to a system for reducing traffic jams on the roads.
Premium-Inhalt. Everyone's talking about building a these days. But if the IT world is filled with computing clouds, will each one be treated like a separate island or will open standards allow all to interoperate with each other?
Premium-Inhalt. Messaging and security vendor in March will release a Mac-based VPN client for its WinRoute Firewall.
Premium-Inhalt. pushed further into living rooms today with new audio devices and network attached-storage products for the digital home, as well as a hosted software platform, Cisco Eos, aimed at helping media and entertainment companies create and manage online fan communities.
Premium-Inhalt. Lower gas prices aren't the only thing that's new at the pumps these days. Data encryption tools are also becoming part of the picture.
Premium-Inhalt. Despite expecting to meet revenue estimates for its fourth quarter, EMC said on Wednesday that it is instituting a restructuring program that includes laying off 2,400 people.
Premium-Inhalt. Amid growing fears that many countries face a long and painful economic recession, Lenovo plans to lay off 2,500 workers, cut the salaries of its executives and restructure its Asian operations in an attempt to weather the downturn, the company said Thursday.
Premium-Inhalt. Cisco on Wednesday announced the availability of Eos, or Entertainment Operating System, its hosted platform for media companies.
Premium-Inhalt. OQO continues to push the boundaries in ultramobile PC design, on Wednesday launching the Model 2+ computer that delivers a full PC performance in a tiny package.
Premium-Inhalt. The story, Hack Forces Twitter Into 'Full Security Review,' posted to the wire on Jan. 7 contained incorrect time references. The events reported in the story took place this week.
Premium-Inhalt. Hardcore Computer has developed a new liquid to cool computer components inside a family of monstrous PCs it created for gamers, and the company hopes to attract interest for the coolant from other parts of the IT industry that grapple with heat, such as server makers.
Premium-Inhalt. debuted the NewerTech Voyager Q Hard Drive Docking Solution Tuesday at Macworld Expo. The Voyager Q turns any 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive into a fully bootable and hot-swappable external drive and features four interfaces: FireWire 800, FireWire 400, USB 2.0, and eSATA.
Premium-Inhalt. These days, a lot of making music comes down to mastering the Mac, and all the audio tools available to the platform. I've learned this first-hand as part of my ongoing project to record a music album with the help of Mac tools.
Premium-Inhalt. Maybe Phil Schiller didn't introduce a new Mac mini, or the mythical iPhone nano, but for my money the most important announcement of the keynote came shoved in the last ten minutes or so of Tuesdasy's presentation: the news that Apple had struck a deal with the other three major labels to finally offer--eventually--iTunes's entire song catalog without Digital Rights Management.
Premium-Inhalt. In my never-ending search for the perfect media player, the latest entry is , a decent but ultimately unfulfilling contestant. The interface is easy to navigate (especially the "Oldskool" skin, which mimics Windows Media Player)--it doesn't overwhelm you with options as does--and the player handles basic playback chores and file types nicely.
Premium-Inhalt. I just realized something: Outlook is impeding my workflow! No, not by being slow and bloated--I've accepted that. I'm talking about how it handles attachments.
Premium-Inhalt. For many people in the U.S., especially small businesses and gamers, broadband is still too slow and too expensive. I found a small Seattle-based company here at CES that is coming at the problem in a very interesting way.
Premium-Inhalt. Better than you heard, that's how well Sony's PlayStation 3-exclusive platformer has been doing according to Sony Computer Entertainment president Kai Hirai. During Sony's CES 2009 keynote, , Hirai boasted LBP sales of 1.3 million units since the game's launch in late October.
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Premium-Inhalt. I love the concept of tablet PCs. To me, the medium-sized handheld form factor seems like the natural next step in the evolution of notebook PCs. I can envision all kinds of uses for tablets, from applications for vertical businesses, to education, to e-book reading, to casual Web surfing on the couch.
Premium-Inhalt. Online meeting software bridges clients and telecommuters in different locations. Many options are available, but they often include hassles, requiring a separate voice conference or software installation. I recently saw a demo of that makes this service stand out, especially for businesses that rely on video collaboration. But best of all, clients--and even hosts--only need a web browser and Flash.
Premium-Inhalt. One of the more popular booths I visited this week at Macworld Expo belonged to , a Taiwanese accessories maker. At first, the Bone booth appeared to be selling adorable figurines. Only an inch or two tall, each figurine is shaped like a cute creature that has been meticulously crafted out of some kind of squishy, durable substance--Pandas, dragons, and penguins smile cherubically at you.