Wi-Fi is the extension of our mobile networks and de facto way we connect.
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At Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus, ZDNet's Sumi Das talks to Microsoft's chief environmental strategist, Rob Bernard, about power-saving features in the new Windows 7 operating system. Bernard says Microsoft made energy efficiency a core design element, with better battery optimization, and Bluetooth and DVD features that won't be activated until necessary.
At VMworld in San Francisco, VMware CTO Stephen Herrod shows a Visa mobile application on a Microsoft Windows CE device that is also running virtually on Google's Android OS. The functionality allows users to run "any app on any device," the VMware executive says.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz preview the tech developments anticipated for June: a potential new mobile device at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, the latest on Steve Jobs, and the first JavaOne since Oracle scooped up Sun. Diaz also discusses the significance of a legal ruling that will determine whether RealPlayer can sell RealDVD.
ZDNet Senior Editor Sam Diaz talks about the rumors circulating that Apple is in negotiations with U.S. wireless providers other than the exclusive carrier of its iPhone, AT&T. Diaz says Apple can't ignore the money that could potentially come from Verizon Wireless' pool of roughly 86 million customers.
At the CTIA Wireless 2009 Conference in Las Vegas, Clearwire's co-chairman, Benjamin Wolff, announces the launch of the Silicon Valley WiMax Innovation Network. The 20-square-mile "sandbox" will give developers free access to create and test applications for a 4G network.
Location, location, location. At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Nokia Executive Vice President Anssi Vanjoki outlined his company's vision for the future of mobile computers based on its new map-based user interface. Vanjoki predicts that in the near future, people will no longer ask, "Where are you?" and your cell phone will reveal everything about your surroundings.
Faced with the difficult decision of which smartphone to buy, Senior Editor Sam Diaz explains to ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das what happened when he hopped on the iPhone bandwagon. Diaz reveals which phone he's sporting now (and why), and also shares his cardinal rule for cell phone shopping.
Imagine sending e-mails, browsing blogs, and booking your next trip with ease while soaring above the clouds. CNET's Kara Tsuboi tests out Virgin America's new in-flight Wi-Fi service and concludes that we'll no longer be able to slack off during a business trip again.
'60 Minutes': Development of wireless system A prototype of a device is currently in the works which would integrate a wireless communication system that would allow the signals from the brain to be transmitted to the outside.
At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando, Fla., Joseph Eng, JetBlue's executive vice president of systems and technology, explained how IT is going to be integrated into the company's new high-tech terminal, set to open October 22 in JFK. Wi-Fi and more self-service kiosks, he says, aren't just ways for JetBlue to save money--they also empower customers to create their own travel experience as well. Interviewers: Patrick Meehan, Gartner Research vice president, and Barbara Gomolski, Gartner Research managing vice president.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks to Editor in Chief Larry Dignan and senior editor Sam Diaz about whether recent product announcements will have a positive impact on Apple sales. Dignan and Diaz also discuss the hiccups with the iPhone 3G launch, the new Nano, and whether Apple will refresh its MacBook line for MacWorld.