Premium-Inhalt. has announced its "" high-speed rollout for the San Francisco Bay Area, raising Internet speeds as high as 50Mbps for downloads and 10Mbps for upstream. But as sweet as that jump sounds, be careful when ordering business service from big companies like Comcast. Hidden limits can offset any speed gains.
Premium-Inhalt. As you may have already seen, Apple refreshed its earlier Tuesday. And while there's nothing really groundbreaking in today's updates--it was mostly just a speed bump--there are a few things to be aware of before you go out and plunk down money on a new Mac.
Premium-Inhalt. At US$400 (as of 2/18/09), the Panasonic DMP-BD55K is expensive. But its superb image quality, excellent design, and wide feature set make the DMP-BD55K a tempting choice for shoppers with deep enough pockets.
Premium-Inhalt. The Insignia NS-2BRDVD, Best Buy's house-brand Blu-ray Disc player, is a bargain in almost all respects. Priced at US$230 (as of 2/18/09), this model serves up a winning combination of sharp, well-balanced high-definition images and solid industrial design. The Insignia's sole failing lies in its inadequate upconversion of standard-definition DVDs.
Premium-Inhalt. I recently purchased Paint Shop Pro X2 Ultimate from Corel and tried to use the Lynda.com video tutorials that are included with the software, but was unable to find the images used in the tutorials. A Corel representative said it would only provide them only if I paid another US$15, which I consider ridiculous. Corel should either put the images on the software CD or tell customers where to find them.
Premium-Inhalt. The story broke on an obscure blog in mid-January and quickly spread all over the Web: A Belkin employee had been caught posting ads offering payment to people who would write positive user reviews of the company's products, or mark negative reviews by others as "unhelpful."
Premium-Inhalt. Skype will license a high-quality audio codec in its latest VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) software to any developer or vendor free of charge, the eBay subsidiary announced Tuesday.
Premium-Inhalt. As a search engine, nobody's been able to beat Google at finding Web pages relevant to your keywords. But Google isn't very personal--it doesn't know the social networks you're a part of, and it doesn't necessarily remember the particular subjects you're interested in.
Premium-Inhalt. When you're on the road, tracking expenses is just another hassle that eats up valuable time. And as the receipts pile up in your wallet, it gets increasingly difficult to remember how much you've spent, and on what. Enter , a free (for now, anyway) Web app designed to simplify the tracking and analysis of business expenses while you're in transit.
Premium-Inhalt. The Linux Foundation is moving on two fronts this week, offering Linux training programs for developers and administrators and taking over the Linux.com informational Web site.
Premium-Inhalt. The faltering economy produced dismal mobile-phone sales at the end of last year, leading to heightened competition among phone makers, according to a few recent analyst reports.
Premium-Inhalt. If I want something enough to own it, I still prefer to have a physical copy. I'm not sold on relying on the cloud for storing everything, nor am I convinced that I'll find a match for my personal interests on a general-interest Web library. That said, while using the with its new Amazon Video on Demand service, I found some advantages to the experience.
Premium-Inhalt. Look out for a deluge of wireless devices, including netbooks, sold at heavily discounted rates by the wireless carriers, as the operators battle to win customers during the economic downturn.
Premium-Inhalt. The Amazon Kindle 2's strength is also its weakness today. One of the best aspects of the Kindle is its integrated Sprint EVDO service, and its ability to connect to the network wirelessly anywhere to access content (among other things). Except, of course, when it's unable to connect to the network--like Tuesday afternoon.
Premium-Inhalt. There haven't been many brand-new camera announcements thus far at , the big camera trade show, but Kodak jumped into the fray today by unveiling the Kodak EasyShare Z915.
Premium-Inhalt. Microsoft's images leaked when the company asked for internal feedback. I don't care if the release was a surprise or a sly attempt to build media attention; I'm hoping the tool creates a new era of visual searching.
Premium-Inhalt. Six months after Palm Inc. started selling an unlocked version of its Treo Pro smartphone for US$549, the company said Sprint Nextel Corp. will sell the device for $200 after rebates and a two-year service agreement.
Premium-Inhalt. A California state legislator has submitted a bill that would limit the amount of detail allowed in images available from applications like and Google Earth, contending that such online tools to plot attacks.
Premium-Inhalt. On-demand ERP vendor NetSuite is offering Sage Software customers at least 50 percent off their NetSuite fees for the first year if they switch away from its rival's products, NetSuite said on Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. Hero of Sparta is a hack-and-slash action game from developers . Already generating a lot of buzz, this highly acclaimed 3-D Grecian epic lives up to the hype and sets a new bar for graphics and gameplay on the iPhone platform. Gameloft is rapidly becoming a developer that people should pay attention to; they've now scored two solid hits with their Hero of Sparta action-adventure game and their classic sports-sim .
Premium-Inhalt. Just like the Consumer Electronics Show in January, this year's DEMO 09 (produced by Network World's events division) in Palm Desert, Calif., was affected by the continuing gloomy economy. With only 39 companies debuting new products and services, the "glass half empty" people would likely say that there wasn't much to see in the way of innovations, exciting technology or cool products. While there was less to see, there definitely were some shining stars among the demonstrators at this year's event.
Premium-Inhalt. Software that for the first time lets users run native copies of the Windows operating systems on a will be by data center automation vendor Mantissa.
Premium-Inhalt. Computerworld is undertaking a series of investigations into the most widely-used programming languages. Previously we have spoken to Alfred v. Aho of , S. Tucker Taft on the , Microsoft about its server-side script engine , Chet Ramey about his experiences maintaining , Bjarne Stroustrup of and to Charles H. Moore about the design and development of . We've also had a chat with the irreverent Don Woods about the development and uses of , as well as Stephen C. Johnson on , Luca Cardelli on , Walter Bright , Simon Peyton-Jones on and more recently, Larry Wall, creator of the programming language.
Premium-Inhalt. At an estimated street price of US$175 (as of 2/18/09), the Memorex MVBD2510 is the least expensive Blu-ray player we've seen thus far. But a poorly designed remote, uncommunicative menus, and acceptable but unexceptional image quality are the prices you pay for saving money.
Premium-Inhalt. Blu-ray's star is rising fast, for good reason. The high-def video format remains the best and most consistent way to take full advantage of a 1080p high-definition television. Armed with a capable player and an HDTV with a surround-sound system, you can create your own home theater paradise.
Premium-Inhalt. We may see an after all. Tuesday, at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference in San Francisco, Microsoft Business Division president Stephen Elop said Microsoft would release an ad-supported version of -- Office 14 is expected to hit stores in 2010. Elop said the purpose behind releasing a free version of Microsoft Office with ads displayed alongside the workspace was to draw "pirate customers into the revenue stream." "We want to draw them into the Windows family," Elop said, according to . "And maybe there's an up sell opportunity later."
Premium-Inhalt. Facebook is taking a cue from and retooling its home page to include real-time status streams with advanced options for customization. The change was announced at a media event at Facebook's Palo Alto headquarters Wednesday.
Premium-Inhalt. The upcoming now has a name: BlackBerry App World.
Premium-Inhalt. If your desktop and taskbar Quick Launch area are filling up with too many shortcuts, freebie can help. After a little tweaking, you can set up one shortcut that, when clicked, will display a pop-up fan or grid of other shortcuts to your files or programs.
Premium-Inhalt. Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent announced support Wednesday for smartphones and high-definition videoconferencing in its new OmniTouch 8400 Instant Communications Suite of products.
Premium-Inhalt. If you want your photo now , you get a snapshot printer: you insert a media card or attach your camera directly, select a photo, and out comes a hard copy in a minute or so. At the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) photography and imaging trade show in Las Vegas, two new models: the DPP-FP67 Digital Photo Printer and the Sony DPP-FP97 Digital Photo Printer. Both print 4-by-6-inch photos and are scheduled to become available in May. the DPP-FP67 will cost about US$120 and the DPP-FP97, about $200.
Premium-Inhalt. A federal judge in Vermont has ordered a man charged with transporting child pornography on his computer the contents of an encrypted hard drive alleged to contain explicit images involving minors.
Premium-Inhalt. U.S. lawmakers have reintroduced legislation that would mark the first major overhaul of U.S. patent law in more than 50 years.
Premium-Inhalt. How hard is it managing Macs in the enterprise? Harder than you might think. Expect lackluster enterprise support from and its horde of Mac developers, for starters. Enterprise savvy Windows developers rushing poor Mac components to market bring frustration, too.
Premium-Inhalt. Nvidia has launched a new graphics chip for laptop computers that it says is its fastest to date.
Premium-Inhalt. Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and a prominent supporter of the U.S. Republican Party, had surgery for breast cancer on Monday.
Premium-Inhalt. Volantis has released an improved edition of its open source toolkit aimed at mobile application development.
Premium-Inhalt. Ashampoo (I'd say the A is for audio if the company didn't also market security and other types of software) is a sweet little suite of audio tools that let you edit, record, convert files, burn audio discs, repair some types of broken files, and even design and print labels and jewel case inserts. The interface takes a step-by-step approach which makes the program both easy to learn and use. In my hands-on, the US$30 program performed admirably. It suits the needs of the average user just fine.
Premium-Inhalt. When was announced back in October, Nintendo representatives were quick to mention that the game would utilize motion-control, but were tight-lipped about the possibility of including classic NES-style controls. Seeing as how success the first two games were dependent on precisely timed moves, many gamers were cautious that motion-control moves could accurately allow the game to play as intuitively as it's cartridge cousins. In fact, when GamePro editors put together a , including NES-style controls was at the very top.
Premium-Inhalt. In a questionably factual article on gaming website , it's reported that California-based video game developer (, , the original ) has leaked numerous details about their highly-anticipated FPS sequel for and , which is also known as Call of Duty 6.
Premium-Inhalt. In a last week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer laid out who he thinks are the biggest threats today to Windows on the client side. Surprisingly, wasn't number one. It wasn't number two or three either.
Premium-Inhalt. The Sharp Aquos BD-HP50U (US$290 as of 2/18/09) may be the more expensive model in Sharp's Blu-ray Disc player lineup (the is about $70 less), but this model didn't impress us when we tested it for our recent .
Premium-Inhalt. This issue of Gearhead is about searching. First up is specialized search hardware that I've had queued up in the for some time: This is the television search appliance which, in its top end configuration, can record up to 10 TV shows simultaneously and store more than 9,000 hours of video on its built-in fault-tolerant storage.
Premium-Inhalt. If your cell phone number has fallen into the hands of telemarketers, don't worry: has you covered.
Premium-Inhalt. In the movies the government has always got the best toys, the cutting-edge technology and the tightest . Those who have worked on security projects within the government know that in real life government security standards and implementations can all across the range from quite serious to .
Premium-Inhalt. Fortune Magazine in late February that newspaper giant (though getting smaller) Hearst Corp., is developing a wireless newspaper e-reader. This project seems like almost exactly the wrong thing to do.
Premium-Inhalt. President Barack Obama Tuesday nominated Julius Genachowski as chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
Premium-Inhalt. and this week said they are collaborating on an online global monitoring platform to capture, collect, analyze and report data on around the world.