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Digital apocalypse: the road to destruction

Without warning, a power station shuts down. Moments later, others. Cities are blacked out, but in the grid control room the screens show nothing wrong. Simultaneously, air traffic control fails, as do traffic lights. It's the Digital Apocalypse.

February 16, 2011

Lenovo marks five years in IBM split

It didn't end up buying Palm but Chinese PC maker says it's riding high and focused on "game-changing plays" in mobile Internet and digital home entertainment, five years after buying IBM's PC business.

May 4, 2010 by

Who should buy Palm? Intel, of course.

With Intel clearly putting more and more resources into embedded systems development on Linux and device hypervisors, Palm would be a natural candidate for acquisition.My Editor-in-Chief and colleague Larry Dignan wrote a great synopsis this morning of the possible and most likely Palm buy-out suitors that could show their hands over the next few weeks and months.

April 12, 2010 by

Shortcovers partners with Borders, changes name to Kobo

I've been enjoying Shortcovers for a few months on my Google Android and iPhone devices and loved that the books were easy to access on multiple platforms. I actually just included some good info on using Shortcovers content on my new B&N nook thanks to their EPUB format. We now hear that Shortcovers has been rebranded as Kobo with their major financing coming from Borders. You should still be able to access purchased content from Kobo on the nook due to the Adobe Digital Editions support and cross platform titles. There are now mobile clients for BlackBerry, Palm WebOS, iPhone, and Android smartphones as well as ereaders like the nook and Sony Reader.

December 16, 2009 by

Palm webOS touts iTunes sync, Twitter search, App Catalog

Palm announced today at The Wall Street Journal's D: All Things Digital conference never-before revealed features of the its webOS platform, including "media sync," the integration of Twitter in universal search, and a beta version of its App Catalog.The new features will be ready in time for the $199 Pre smartphone's June 6 launch.

May 28, 2009 by

Five great cameras for summer

Summer travel is just around the corner, and now would be a great time to start shopping for a new digital camera. Here's a round-up of five point-and-shoots on the market you could take on the road.

May 17, 2009 by

89% of US workers have a cell phone, 19% have a Blackberry

89% of workers have a cell phone and 19% have a Blackberry, Palm or other personal digital assistant. Of those employed respondents who own a cell phone or Blackberry or PDA, 25% use that device for email. Looking more closely at employed respondents who actively use their cell phone or Blackberry for email, 44% say [...]

December 13, 2008

Sony may be announcing iPod touch competitor at CES

There is a load of digital music players on the market (see my Holiday Guide) that offer consumers quite a bit of choice. However, there is not much competition in the way of touch screen players like the iPod touch. Rumors are flying this weekend that Sony will announce a new Walkman-branded portable media player. With the wild speculation that Palm will actually announce something more than another color Centro and this Sony news CES may actually have some good value for those in the mobile space this year.

December 13, 2008 by

Mobile software Monday: Spb Traveler 2.0 for Windows Mobile

I am quite impressed with the excellent applications developed by Spb Software House and I just wish that they were able to develop them for S60 and/or BlackBerry devices too. One of their latest titles that is a perfect fit for me and my regular travels is Spb Traveler 2.0. The software is designed for the mobile road warrior and offers several tools to help make your travel a much better and more organized experience. Please visit my image gallery for screenshots of the software running on my Palm Treo Pro. You can also view the video below to see the software in action.

November 16, 2008 by

Mobile You: Taking Fewer Devices ... Or More?

Worldwide, smart phones are now outselling laptop computers, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal by Nick Wingfield. The implication: Professionals are now more inclinded to leave laptops behind and use their smart phones as  their digital computing devices, while on the road.

October 26, 2008 by

Biotech for food, fuel

At the AlwaysOn GoingGreen conference in Sausalito, Calif., J. Craig Venter says going from food to fuel--corn to ethanol--is taking resources in the wrong direction. He discusses oil palm and the jatropha genome as future fuel possibilities, and talks about algae as a way to convert carbon back into a useful chemical.

September 18, 2008 by

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