According to a CNN report, a system failure is what led to a loss of communications between air traffic controllers and pilots which in turn resulted in some near misses between aircraft.
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According to new research from IDC, firms with under 1000 employees are expanding their use of a wide variety of advanced IT services, with Web hosting and network and security consulting the most widely used.
In his most recent column, ZDNet contributing editor George Ou examines a recent decision by the University of Texas to ban students from setting up their own Wi-Fi networks in order to prevent frequency spectrum saturation: a circumstance under which Wi-Fi users could end up with loss of connectivity.
An inventor in Ottawa has come up with a nose-based pointing device called a "nouse.
Are you one of the handful of people that has received an invitation to activate a Gmail account?
Providing virtual private network (VPNs) for remote-access over mobile data services is the next step up from basic connectivity for enterprises.
Two cool items from Japan that you may never get to buy:Kitty cat screeni-Mii, a 15-inch, cat-shaped LCD monitor from Greenhouse has ears that function as speakers, while the feet and tail function as the stand. Available in green and orange, the display runs at 1024x768 and will sell for around $400 US later this year.
Microsoft has issued a patch that eliminates a vulnerability found in just about any Microsoft software that's capable of viewing JPG images (one of the most commonly used image formats for Web pages).