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ZDNet's tech predictions for 2013

ZDNet's tech predictions for 2013

What will be the next big thing? As cellular carriers merge and become stronger, mobile makers may not survive. Will big data analytics take off, and will 3D printing arrive with a bevy of legal and ethical issues? Here's a look ahead at 2013 and what we can expect.

December 21, 2012 by in CXO

Google reveals first Chromebooks

At the company’s developers conference in San Francisco, Google's Sundar Pichai announces the first Chromebook laptops. Samsung and Acer will each be offering machines starting June 15. The Samsung Chromebook will cost $429 for the Wi-Fi only version and $499 for the 3G version. Acer's Wi-Fi only Chromebook will cost $349.

May 11, 2011 by in Mobility

Success in the cloud: conference watch

Join this free web conference at 9am from the Salesforce.com event -- Cloudforce Sydney. Cloud Computing, Social Media, Mobility & Open Technologies will be the topics discussed by the Industry Panel -- Ian Birks (AIIA), Kendall Collins (Salesforce.com), Jim Hassell ( NBN), Dr Steve Hodgkinson (Ovum) & hosted by Brian Haverty (ZDNet Australia).

May 5, 2011 by in CXO

Apple's iPhone 4 now on Verizon

At a press conference in New York City, Verizon announces Apple's iPhone 4 will be available on its network in early February. A 16GB model will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract and the 32GB model will sell for $299.99. An extra feature Verizon will offer is the ability to use the phone as a personal Wi-Fi "hot spot." Up to five Wi-Fi devices can connect to the Verizon iPhone at one time.

January 11, 2011 by in Hardware

Verizon Wireless CTO: Four transformative 4G trends

At the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco, Verizon Wireless CTO Anthony Melone talks about the launch of the company's new 4G LTE network later this year. He discusses four trends that will occur because of faster speeds and lower latency that 4G offers; they include real time delivery, video collaboration, cloud computing, and enhanced machine-to-machine communications.

November 8, 2010 by in Mobility

T-Mobile web'n'walk USB modem

T-Mobile web'n'walk USB modem

T-Mobile's web'n'walk USB modem is an obvious option for mobile notebook users. However, it could also come in handy if your main broadband internet connection decides to go to sleep for a while.

July 10, 2007 by in Networking

Netgear SSL312

Netgear SSL312

We found this to be an impressive unit and, while it doesn't have all the bells and whistles, if you need to facilitate up to 25 concurrent SSL VPN user sessions then the NETGEAR SSL312 is definitely worthy of short-listing for evaluation.

June 4, 2007 by in Networking

Avaya IP Office 500

Avaya IP Office 500

While being a leader in most areas of IP telephony, Avaya have previously been lacking in support for the smaller end of the market. That's set to change, however, thanks to the introduction of the new Avaya IP Office, a VoIP solution which caters from as little as two users right through to 360 users per server.

May 16, 2007 by in Networking

ShoreTel ShoreGear-120

ShoreTel ShoreGear-120

Aimed at medium to larger businesses, the ShoreGear-120 offers an impressive and versatile VoIP solution with the only major gripe being the big hit to capacity when using analog phones.

May 16, 2007 by in Networking

Aventail EX-750

Aventail EX-750

The EX-750 is expensive compared to other small-business SSL VPN appliances, but it's worth it for the extra scalability, wide platform support and end point security controls.

January 2, 2007 by in Networking

3 NetConnect HSDPA ExpressCard

3 NetConnect HSDPA ExpressCard

3's new mobile broadband card is almost a no-brainer: It sprints along on 3's current 3G network and will kick into overdrive following the 3.6Mbps HSDPA network overhaul, slips into notebook ExpessCard and PC Card slots and to top it off, has exceptional pricing plans.

November 23, 2006 by in Networking

Snom 300

Snom 300

The Snom 300 is a comfortable, quite smart looking, entry-level VoIP phone, with well laid-out controls and a strong feature set.

October 4, 2006 by in Networking

Aastra 9133i

Aastra 9133i

The Aastra 9133i isn't the most visually appealing VoIP phone. However, it does have a lot of features and a large number of buttons providing easy access to those features.

October 4, 2006 by in Networking

Polycom SoundPoint IP 301

Polycom SoundPoint IP 301

The slightly unusual styling of the Polycom SoundPoint IP 301 is likely to polarise opinion. The use of soft keys makes menu navigation easy, although sometimes nested paths make it a bit tedious. Keypad buttons are a bit small.

October 4, 2006 by in Networking

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