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On the Acela Express from Boston to NY, a MotoQ/PDANet cocktail is just the ticket

Right now, I'm aboard the Acela Express train from Boston's South Station to Penn Station in New York City and I've had connectivity to the Net pretty much the whole way thanks to my Motorola Q and an awesome little app that I've written about before called PDANet from JuneFabrics. PDANet takes the Motorola Q (and other smartphones) and turns them into wireless broadband modems that can be used by your PC.

December 19, 2006 by David Berlind


ZDNet's "Tech Minute": A short video of hot tech headlines, with a spin

This is yet another continuation of our ongoing experimentation with video here at ZDNet. Today, in addition to our other themes (see our experimental Technology Breakdown, Product/Vendor Interview/Analysis, and Trade Show/Conference formats too), we're trying out something called the "ZDNet Tech Minute.

December 18, 2006 by Dan Farber


Betwixt and between ODF, OO-XML, and Google, Corel discusses Wordperfect roadmap

Until very recently, if you or your company wanted to buy a "productivity suite" -- a package of software that includes a word processor, a spreadsheet, Powerpoint-like presentations, and a few other helpful utilities -- there were relatively few choices and none of them played well together. In other words, while you may have been able to open documents that were saved in one suite using another suite, that "interoperability" was never quite perfect.

December 18, 2006 by David Berlind


The Top Ten differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0

I'm not a big believer in Web 2.0. Your opinion may differ, but the word "Web" is a fancy catch-all phrase for the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP, the protocol used for transferring information between a Web server and your Web browser) and the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML, the markup language that tells your browser how to display whatever text, graphics, etc is coming through the HTTP "pipe").

December 15, 2006 by David Berlind