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Photos: Airbus A380 lands in Sydney

Photos: Airbus A380 lands in Sydney

Singapore Airlines, the first carrier to take ownership of the world's largest passenger jet, the Airbus A380, has flown its inaugural commercial flight from Singapore to Sydney. ZDNet Australia visited Sydney Airport to see what customers can expect from what's been dubbed the "big fella".

October 26, 2007 by in After Hours

The future of VoIP: CoIP

Madhu Yarlagadda from Yahoo says that text, voice and video are converging over the same set of protocols used by VoIP and that Instant Messenger will be the application that enables users to seamlessly move between them -- creating 'CoIP', communications over IP.

November 4, 2005 by in Collaboration

VoIP: Ready for prime time

Madhu Yarlagadda from Yahoo explains the reliability issues that have prevented VoIP from taking off. But he says that through Stun, Turn and Ice technologies, VoIP now offers 100% reliability and is ready for prime time.

November 4, 2005 by in Telcos

Bellevue CIO committed to 'digital democracy'

The city of Bellevue, Wash., is part of King County's eCityGov Alliance, which is committed to providing free online services to citizens. City CIO Toni Cramer sits down with ZDNet editor in chief Dan Farber and explains how the alliance develops and delivers new applications. She also urges governments at all levels to work together to create standard ERP frameworks so that software can be developed around consistent processes.

September 16, 2005 by in CXO

What is WAP?

Wireless Application Protocol allows you to access the internet from your cellular phone. Burton Katz of Buongiorno explains how it works and says that with faster cellular networks, better screens and more compelling content -- it's here to stay.

August 10, 2005 by in Mobility

Philadelphia's wireless war

Philadelphia is looking to be the first major city in the U.S. to provide citywide low-cost broadband access. CIO for the city, Dianah Neff, sits down with ZDNet editor in chief Dan Farber to explain the politics and technology behind the "Wireless Philadelphia" project.

August 2, 2005 by in Networking

Solar Sails

Solar sails could provide a way to move satellites or spaceships without using a lot of rocket fuel. TechRepublic VP Bob Artner explains how a sail works in space where there is no wind -- or is there?

July 22, 2005 by in Networking

How cities go wireless

More and more cities are using mesh network technology to provide wireless access. It serves smaller areas than traditional towers -- offering reliability and redundancy, and solving bandwidth congestion.

July 22, 2005 by in Networking

Wireless mesh networks

Rob Conant explains how wireless technology can help gather information about security, lighting, and energy efficiency in commercial buildings, ports and pipelines by using thousands of sensors connected to a central location.

May 31, 2005 by in Networking

Chip gets under CIO's skin

Harvard Medical School CIO John Halamka is on the cutting edge of technology, both professionally and personally. Not only does he manage 2 million patients, 3,000 doctors and 150 major applications, he's got an RFID chip implanted in his arm. Halamka sits down with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber to talk about key issues in the medical field.

April 11, 2005 by in Networking

PSP, high-speed networks to push media forward

High-powered panelists discuss the evolution of content delivery in the age of convergence and the empowered consumer at the National Cable & Telecommunications Association's annual conference in San Francisco. Panelists include Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers, DreamWorks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg, America Online CEO Jonathan Miller, Google co-founder Larry Page and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts.

April 4, 2005 by in Networking

Technology plays key role in UNICEF relief efforts

In a Face to Face interview with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber, UNICEF Chief Information Officer Andre Spatz explains how field operations "scale up," integrating themselves into the global framework through a satellite system equipped with a firewall, switches, wireless access and an IT back office that can be up and running in less than four hours.

March 23, 2005 by in CXO

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