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Gregory Sullivan

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Samsung is really tearing it up with new hardware. And they've figured out the one thing that matters with a portable computing device: The keyboards are too small. The Mobile Intelligent Terminal was unveiled at a Samsung-sponsored industry conference on Mobile WiMax, which is just coming... Read more...
Samsung is trying to marry nanotube technology to LCD displays and make great looking, inexpensive screens. They're in a footrace with all the other manufacturers to determine what kind of technology will ultimately sit in your living room and bore or entertain you: ... Read more...
Because your X-Box has a big hard drive and is likely wired to both your television and the internet already, Microsoft figured they could make some cake selling you downloadable video entertainment for it: Console owners with a broadband Internet connection can download the videos directly... Read more...
I know you slept through quantum physics class. Your snoring woke me up. Luckily, Someone at Magiq Technologies, among other people, was sitting up straight and taking notes. And they think they can make the next generation of data encryption essentially impregnable by using those pesky photons from page 234 in the textbook we didn't read... Read more...
Well, we've determined that Sony can make at least one Playstation3. So we've got that going for us: Thousands of lucky gamers tested the PS3 over the weekend at the 2007 Sony Expo in Honolulu, two weeks before the debut. Almost all were males - from boys with braces and baggy jeans to gray-haired baby... Read more...
Microsoft and Novell have announced a truce in their ongoing war over Windows based proprietary and Linux open source compatability: Large businesses and organizations typically have complicated computer systems that run both open-source software, such as Linux, and closed- or proprietary-source software from... Read more...
Plasma TVs are all little environmental catastrophes waiting to happen when you dispose of them. Matsushita's doing their bit to make them a little less toxic by getting all the lead out of the screen. And they did it despite being granted an exemption for that lead. Bravo, I say. Matsushita,... Read more...
Pretty soon we're all just going to have to admit we got the message, and do our jobs. Google isn't making plausible deniability any easier;now it's a snap to get Gmail on our portable gizmos: Gmail for Mobile Devices is a free, downloadable Java... Read more...
Multi-core processors are here, and the amount of cores are bound to increase fast. That's good. There's bound to be problems, of course. That's bad. How do you get the things to talk to one another without crashing the whole system? Technology Review examines the challenges faced by programmers when dealing with multiple... Read more...
I look forward to the future, when laptop computers are so cheap they aren't worth stealing. As bad as having to buy a new one is, it's all the sensitive information on your machine that keeps you up nights if yours is stolen. Business Week uses Seagate's new drive encryption capability as a jumping off point to examine the ways... Read more...
How do you know that eBay is important? It's getting to be a verb. The only way to become a verb is to not only become big, but always be prepared to become bigger. Where does eBay put all their ones and zeroes? eWeek has an interesting look at how eBay solves their data storage problems:... Read more...
Kevin Kelly's Cool Tool review of Wacom's Cintq monitor/tablet is full of complaints. It's too expensive. It's too heavy. Too Bulky. But after drawing right on the screen, like a pen and ink photoshop, the Cintq gets the ultimate good review: I should have bought one years ago.... Read more...
I'm not up on my cutting edge lingo, but I'm pretty sure this phone is both phat and stoopid, because it's not very fat, and not very stupid at all: Mobile phones in the United States are more power-hungry and complicated than ever. But one of the latest phones from Motorola, aimed primarily at other markets and due out by the... Read more...
How many different cellphones have you yelled into in your lifetime? I remember singing the praises of my bag phone with the battery life of a tse-tse fly. Since then? Dozens. And they were all useful for as long as they lasted and the next big thing came along. For all I know, they're still useful to someone, somewhere; they all worked... Read more...
Nokia sells a lot of phones. They sell ten times as many phones as Apple sells iPods. Hot Hardware editor Marco Chiappetta recently examined the evidence that Apple is trying to get a handle on the technology necessary to produce, finally, their own iPhone. They better hurry. Nokia seems to have already produced their own "noPlayer":... Read more...
If you're a Nokia cellphone salesman in India, take the afternoon off today. You earned it. Nokia sold 400,000 cellphones in India. In ONE day: A new world record has been set in India. On October 19, an auspicious day to purchase new products in the country, mobile-phone maker Nokia... Read more...
We're in a tech boom. Ask for a raise. And read CNN/Money's article about the reasons it's not going to be just a flash in the pan this time: The tech boom now underway is profoundly different from any that has come before. It is broader and probably longer-lasting in its impact... Read more...
When did Halloween become the official holiday of the pocket protector set? I don't know, but let's face it: there's a little Tron Guy in everybody in the cubicle and server crowd. Well, if you've got any rugrats around, they need costumes too, you know. Here's a nice selection of downloadable and printable masks... Read more...
Worried that people are climbing in your windows and stealing all your Hot Hardware while you're at work trying to make enough money to buy a new hi-def flatscreen? Well, ATT/Cingular has announced the availability of their home monitoring system that will work on a computer or their cellphones: Customers would also need to pay a one-time... Read more...
Does that little mp3 player that made Apple a player again really define a generation? Michael Agger in Slate doesn't think so, even after reading The Perfect Thing, Steve Levy's ode to the iPod: Levy, a senior editor at Newsweek, is a prime example of the boomers who think the iPod... Read more...
 "DVD Jon" is back at it. Already a hero with the Pringles and Jolt Cola hacker community-- at age fifteen, no less -- for unscrambling the DVD Content Scrambling System, Jon Lech Johansen returns at age twenty-two with a way to get around the playback restrictions on Apple Computer's iPod and iTunes music products:... Read more...
Moore's Law doesn't apply to batteries. We've been running up against the limits of storing electricity for a while now. Wired's David Hockenberry explains why your battery occasionally bursts into flames like a drummer in Spinal Tap, and what some very smart people are trying to do about it: Lithium-ion technology may be approaching... Read more...
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