Cisco Systems is the undisputed leader in the networking space, but HP has acquired 3Com in an effort to close the gap. In addition, Juniper Networks is a strong No. 2 to Cisco among telecommunication firms and enterprises. With video consumption set to explode, networking requirements will boom too.

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Image Gallery: Nokia N82 S60 multimedia computer

Image Gallery: Nokia N82 S60 multimedia computer

The Nokia N82 continues to extend the line of Nseries devices with another innovation, the Xenon flash. The N82 has all the latest wireless connectivity options, with the exception of the North American 3G networks. The 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics takes very good photos and 30 fps video. The N82 is available now in the U.S. from the Nokia site as an unlocked device for US$564.

June 3, 2008 by in Hardware

Image Gallery: Hands-free solutions from Etymotic, Aliph, Nokia, and Spracht

Image Gallery: Hands-free solutions from Etymotic, Aliph, Nokia, and Spracht

In just over a month, you will not be able to use your cellphone in your automobile in Washington State without some kind of hands-free solution. Hands-free laws are in place now or coming soon to many other states and areas of the world so now is a good time to take a look at some of the solutions available to you besides the standard wired hands-free kit included with your cellphone purchase.I had the opportunity to personally evaluate the Etymotic hf2 wired iPhone stereo headphones, Etymotic EtyBlu Bluetooth headset, Aliph Jawbone 2 Bluetooth headset, Nokia BH-903 Bluetooth stereo headphones, and Spracht Bluetooth speakephone. They all have their strengths and weaknesses and it really comes down to your own personal preference when selecting a hands-free kit that fits your specific needs. However, I did find a new personal favorite in the bunch that I plan to use myself now that I can no longer just hold my phone to my head and drive.

May 27, 2008 by in Microsoft

Gallery: Black iPhone

Gallery: Black iPhone

It's going to be at least a few more weeks before we can buy a 3G iPhone, which reportedly will have some sort of black treatment to the rear panel. In the mean while I took it upon myself to create my own.

May 23, 2008 by in Networking

Ups and downs of San Francisco

Google and EarthLink have partnered in a project to bring universal Wi-Fi to San Francisco. Google's ad-based service will be free; for more bandwidth EarthLink will charge $20 per month. Here, a view of the city that's on its way to being wireless.

May 5, 2006 by in Networking

Saving the 1990 World Series

Ken Boudreau, ESPN's senior director of media assets & duplication services, was a panelist at the NAB2006 conference in Las Vegas on April 25. The topic: how to save and catalog invaluable archives recorded on obsolete technology.

May 4, 2006 by in CXO

Wireless TV control

Want to watch your TV in New York from your hotel room in San Francisco? Take a look at SlingPlayer Mobile, which works with any Microsoft Windows mobile device. James Kim, senior editor at CNET, shows off the features.

March 23, 2006 by in Networking

Net telephony's mainstream struggle

BellSouth's director of Converged Services, Steve Zimba, told attendees at the VON conference in San Jose that many residential customers are still wary of VoIP. CNET reporter Marguerite Reardon asked if VoIP is merely a defensive tool for the telcos.

March 17, 2006 by in Telcos

Wyse CEO proclaims 'perfect storm' for thin clients

John Kish, CEO of Wyse Technology, sits down in a Face-to-Face interview with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber. Kish says that with the increase in network bandwidth and the advent of new virtualization technologies, everything running on a PC can be hosted centrally on the network. He believes that thin clients are finally ready for widespread adoption.

March 9, 2006 by in PCs

Riding the wave of mobile WiMax

During this year's Intel Developer Forum, Intel's Executive Vice President Sean Maloney was joined on stage by Craig Raymond, technical marketing manager. Raymond arrived on a scooter--equipped with a notebook PC and Intel's first WiMax PC Card--to showcase the ease of having fully functional Internet access on the road.

March 8, 2006 by in Laptops

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