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The Future Of...Thermostats

The household thermostat has always been difficult to program--wasting energy and driving up your utility bill. But ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das explains how new networking technologies will one day connect your thermostat and meter to your PC, so you are better able to track, monitor, and analyze the energy usage in your home.

February 16, 2010 by in Microsoft

Microsoft highlights new devices at CES 2010

At CES 2010 in Las Vegas, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer takes the stage and highlights some of the key devices and technologies the company will be launching in the coming year. He demos a new slate PC from HP running Windows 7 as well as some new Windows Mobile phones. Robbie Bach, the company's president of Entertainment and Devices, also talks about Microsoft's plan for Natal and announces a ship date of Christmas 2010.

January 7, 2010 by in Hardware

Microsoft demos Twitter feeds in Bing

At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Yusuf Mehdi, a senior vice president at Microsoft, previews Twitter integration with Bing search results. One of the interesting features he introduces is "hottest topics." He explains that the Bing-Twitter search will aggregate information around the most popular links shared on any given topic.

October 21, 2009 by in Social Enterprise

Windows 7, a better power saver?

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.

October 5, 2009 by in Windows

Nokia 9300

Nokia 9300

Nokia's 9300 is no longer a brick, but it's also no longer alone in the smart phone space. It's a good evolution of an existing design that should appeal to existing Communicator users, though.

April 18, 2005 by in Microsoft

Panasonic X700

Panasonic X700

With the choice of Bluetooth, infrared and USB connectivity, you'll have no trouble transfering photos and videos taken with this Symbian-based smart phone to your PC.

March 7, 2005 by in Microsoft

Nokia 3220

Nokia 3220

Nokia's 3220 makes its presence known with flashing LEDs and a case that can 'write' messages in the air.

January 30, 2005 by in Microsoft

Nokia 5140

Nokia 5140

The 'Swiss-army' 5140 sports a compass, torch, thermometer and is shock/water-resistant. Squeeze in a fitness coach and Nokia has a great phone for those with active lifestyles.

September 27, 2004 by in Microsoft

Nokia 7610

Nokia 7610

Nokia's first megapixel camera phone runs on the Symbian operating system, has a unique design and a pack of features such an Internet browser and a video player.

August 26, 2004 by in Microsoft

Nokia 7200

Nokia 7200

Nokia has long dominated the mobile phone market yet strangely enough the Finnish manufacturer has never dabbled in creating clamshell phones. That is, until the 7200.

May 31, 2004 by in Microsoft

Nokia 6230

Nokia 6230

This is a beautifully simple looking phone cleverly disguising a rich feature set.The claim Nokia makes for this phone is that it offers the richest features in the most compact form, a claim which cannot be disputed here -- it's small and light, one of the coolest, no-fuss, exteriors we've seen, and it has a 65k-colour display, camera and video, MP3 player and an MMC card slot.

May 31, 2004 by in Microsoft

Nokia 6820

Nokia 6820

It's a Nokia phone that spreads open and gives the users the option to use "always on" access to e-mails. But is it as practical as they say it is?

May 31, 2004 by in Microsoft

First Look: Windows XP Service Pack 2

First Look: Windows XP Service Pack 2

 Windows XP SP2  Introduction Improved network protection Memory overflow protection Safer e-mail handling More secure Internet browsing Improved Windows Update Requirements Conclusions Screenshots The forthcoming Service Pack 2 for Windows XP is actually a significant upgrade for Microsoft's OS, delivering much-needed security enhancements.

March 24, 2004 by in Windows

Motorola MPx200

Motorola MPx200

Heavyweights Motorola and Microsoft unite to produce the MPx200; a sleek, all-black clamshell smart phone. Read our Australian review.

March 15, 2004 by in Windows

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