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More holiday gift ideas

While attending the Churchill Club event, "Making a List: Fourth Annual What's Hot and What's Not in Personal Technology," I chatted with Walt Mossberg about the latest cell phones, Microsoft's Zune and various gadget accessories.

December 20, 2006 by Dan Farber


A new charge on your phone bill

IntelliOne of Atlanta has developed a system that monitors traffic speeds and spots jams as they occur. It works by repeatedly sampling the locations of nearby cell phones and calculating the distance between measurements--this gives it an overall traffic speed, which it can report to authorities or traffic information providers.

December 19, 2006 by Ed Gottsman


Palm whistles by the elephants in the room

Palm is trying to dance around a bunch of elephants in the room--increased competition, inconsistency and the need to expand--but it's getting difficult. To wit: Palm made a big deal about the sellthrough of 617,000 for its smartphones on its fiscal second quarter earnings conference call.

December 19, 2006 by


What's hot for the Web in 2007

Richard MacManus and friends came up with a list of trends that will dominate the Web in 2007. Here are the Web trends, which don't include any clunkers, but some of the so-called trends are more embryonic than others.

December 19, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Walt Mossberg: What's hot, what's not in gadgets

For you late holiday shoppers, Walt Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal's personal technology columnist, shows me an assortment of new gadgets, including the Microsoft Zune, an HDTV receiver for the computer, a bunch of iPod accessories and Samsung's new BlackJack cell phone.

December 19, 2006 by Dan Farber


2006: The year in pictures

I put together a slide show with some of my photos taken throughout the year at various events. The collection is somewhat random and I'll probably add a few more as they surface from deep within my hard disk.

December 19, 2006 by Dan Farber


Bill Gates stumps for robotic future

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates lays out the robotic future in the cover story of January's Scientific American magazine, which has a C-3PO type robot on the cover. In the story, Gates argues that the robot industry is akin to the PC industry 30 years ago.

December 19, 2006 by