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Bill Gates' digital home of the distant future

In Bill Gates' bedroom of the future, you carry around your mobile computing device, controlling your connected experience like a video game played on a multi-wall-sized screen. Microsoft has been touting the multi-screen user experience, providing more surface area to handle all the multitasking and brain expansion that software affords.

January 8, 2007 by Dan Farber


Should EMC and VMware separate?

EMC's acquisition of virtualization software maker VMware completed in January 2004 may have been one of the better deals in the technology sector in the last three years. But perhaps it's time for EMC to bid adieu.

January 8, 2007 by

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CES: Gates and team show off Microsoft's consumer chops

I've been watching the Bill Gates keynote from CES. He declared that next year will be his last CES keynote, as he devotes his time to his foundation, unless the CES powers that be want a speech about eliminating infectious diseases from the planet.

January 7, 2007 by Dan Farber


The missing ingredient at CES and Macworld

Dana Gardner brings up a critical issue that tends to get overlooked in the frothiness surrounding the cool products unveiled at the CES and Macworld events. We will certainly have megabytes of coverage of the products and trends this week on ZDNet.

January 7, 2007 by Dan Farber


A cautionary utility computing tale

Charlie Wood is like a pioneer trekking across the frontier in a covered wagon, but the dangers aren't an untamed land, broken wheels or hostiles. Charlie, who runs the startup Spanning Partners, which helps companies RSS-enable applications, is on the frontier of using the software-as-a-service, utility computing model to run his business and is coming face-to-face with the unreliability of the on demand services he depends upon.

January 5, 2007 by Dan Farber


Coming up: Gearing up for CES and Macworld

For our first Dan & David Show after the holiday break, we preview the two major events coming up next week--the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and Macworld in San Francisco. David and a team of dozens of CNET editors will be covering the CES venues, looking for the latest and greatest products and services.

January 5, 2007 by Dan Farber

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News: Like Woodstock for marketing execs

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is more than a nearly week-long peek into the future of home electronics. It's also a panicky mob of people from all over the world trying to figure out who will be the winners and losers in a multibillion-dollar global business.

January 5, 2007 by