I recently asked readers to contact their local Sun resellers, ask about Sun Rays and Coolthreads products for their own use, and then tell me how the resellers reacted. I got some red hot email out of this - but of course this kind of thing self selects for negativity, and I got nothing that didn't reinforce perceptions I already held.
The LifeBook S6420 combines portability, 3G support and an integrated webcam, and supports an optional second battery in the optical drive bay. Although we have a few gripes, it's a good choice for the mobile professional.
The assistant superintendent came to me on Thursday with a very sad laptop; it was malware city, population 1. Although it's his own laptop, he uses it all the time for school-related work, so I was happy to fix it up for him.
Gearlog has discovered a weird issue with the latest generation (Late 2008) MacBook Pros – they run like dogs when the battery is removed. To the tune of a 37-percent drop in speed without the battery.
Every enterprise should establish policies and procedures that ensure the safety of those present in an enterprise facility during an emergency requiring shelter in place measures. From the policy: Summary...
On Friday, the word came out from iPhone jailbreaker community to avoid update to the iPhone 2.2 firmware. The next day, the team at blog.iphone-dev.org warned that use of QuickPwn could bring problems with Apple's iPhone Firmware 2.2 update released on Friday.
Forty years ago the protagonist in "The Graduate" was told the magic word for the future was "plastics." I would suggest the magic word for our future now is "water.
A few months back, I noted Microsoft had been exploring some new possibilities for rebranding its search engine -- among them, Kumo. The LiveSide.Net folks are reporting tonight that Microsoft has taken control of the Kumo.com domain and has started redirecting (internally) some of its servers to it.
Last week, I gave some recommendations for budget home theater setups. This time, I'm looking at home theater products for a slightly larger budget: TVs that cost between $1,000 and $2,000, plus slightly more expensive components.
Update, 12/4/08: It's been brought to my attention by a diligent reader that several of the products listed in this guide were from 2007, and not this year. I compiled this guide as an aggregation of several listings online; clearly, some of the listings were old without my knowing it.
At this time of year people are looking for gifts and to help you out and we here at ZDNet are assembling 2008 Holiday Gift Guide. I posted my Smartphone Holiday Guide to help you figure out which smartphone is best for you. Another excellent resource that you may find interesting is the Smartphone Experts Smartphone Round Robin articles. There are five sites in the Smartphone Experts group and they take away the primary device for each editor and have them evaluate the primary devices from each of the other editors through November and December. In addition to reading all of the great perspectives from users of different platforms, there are amazing contests where you can win one of these smartphones for free.
MonthYTY growthJun-0725%Jul-0722%Aug-0728%Sep-0719%Oct-0719%Nov-0720%Dec-0718%Jan-0812%Feb-0814%Mar-089%Apr-0815%May-0812%Jun-0811%Jul-088%Aug-086%Sept-085%Source: comScore
A piece of news that somehow didn't get a lot of attention is that the Google Sync utility for Blackberry now does contacts too. This is a huge leap forward for Google Apps -- users now have the ability to do true two-way syncing with their Blackberry for mail, calendar appointments, and contacts.
PropertyAudience, 000Pages per VisitorVisits per VisitorTotal UK Internet Audience35,6082,58053.3Blogs14,456133.7Blogger9,01962.6WordPress4,80741.8Six Apart Sites2,65171.9HUBPAGES.COM57621.2XANGA.COM40881.6Source: comScore
Philipp Lenssen spotted a post by Brandon at GeekCondition that explains the general idea behind an attack that can be used to set up filters in your Gmail account without your knowledge. It's important to be aware of these kind of things so you can better protect yourself.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has some unusual teaching programs. One PhD student, Øyvind Brandtsegg, is a graduate of the jazz program and has developed a computer program and a musical instrument for improvisation. The PhD student is 36 years old and is at the same time a composer, a musician and computer programmer. His 'computer instrument' can take any recorded sound as input and split it into a number of very short sound particles that can last for between 1 and 10 milliseconds. 'These fragments may be infinitely reshuffled, making it possible to vary the music with no change in the fundamental theme.' Read more...
I am a huge fan of smartphones that let me work and play on the go and this holiday season there are some very compelling choices available. I have personally tested most of the models I'll be listing in this Guide and I am finding it tough to decide between which one is the best so I have a couple myself. Most of these smartphones will cost you a few bucks with a 2-year contract, but they are all extremely powerful and are much less than models I have purchased in the past. I recommend you try to get your hands on one of the devices in stores before making the purchase so you can see if the device will meet your needs and desires.