CTIA WirelessLAS VEGAS - Steve Largent, American Football hero and president of CTIA, the US cellular industry association, spent his keynote speech today reminding the industry that it was customers who asked for video on their mobile phones, that it was customers who asked for 3D games on their phones, and that it is now now customers who are demanding control of home appliances on their mobile phones.
CTIA WirelessThis summer, Sprint and Samsung will offer a touchscreen wireless handheld that dares to compete with the Jesus Phone.
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An eBay listing for the Windows Vista laptop that was successfully compromised at last week's Pwn2Own hacking contest was removed after the online auctioneer said it violated terms that forbid sales of items that might do harm.
Code re-use through Application Factories is the big-ticket item that CodeGear touts in the JBuilder 2008 Java development environment, released today.
CTIA WirelessSpeaking this morning (Tuesday) at the CTIA Wireless trade show in Las Vegas, Sir Richard Branson told several hundred mobile industry insiders that he and Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will soon fly a solar-powered Noah's Ark to Mars.
IDFIntel announced its 'Silverthorne' processor's brand, Atom, last month and today it completed the picture with speeds and feeds details of what is physically smallest CPU the company's ever made.
IDFFaced with a lack of actual news to discuss, Intel today turned to the "Monkey King" in order to liven up its IDF session on server chips.
IDFIntel disappointed some pundits today by failing to go into details about 'Moorestown', the next generation of its newly christened Centrino Atom brand, aka 'Menlow'. Worse, it emerged the system-on-a-chip simply takes today's Atom CPU and delivers it in a different form-factor.
IDFSuper Micro continues to impress with its server gear. The vendor this week released new versions of its blade and 1U designs that make use of Intel's "San Clemente" 5100 chipset built to work with low power processors.
Transport for London has provided a handy tool for those who would like to use false numberplates to fool any of the various networks of automatic numberplate recognition (ANPR) cameras now deployed across much of the UK.
IDFIntel's next-but-one generation of Centrino will be codenamed 'Calpella' - after the California town, presumably - Mobility Group General Manager Dadi Perlmutter said today.
CommentA London-based anti landmine and cluster bomb charity has now widened its remit and is calling for a moratorium on the use of killer robots.
BT has been forced to roll back changes it made to its rules on outgoing email addresses after they caused confusion for its broadband customers.
CTIA WirelessFor reasons unknown, Apple's new Jesus Phone SDK won't allow apps that run in the background. As many have noted, this rules out instant messaging - or, at least, instant messaging as we know it. But it also rules out all sorts of other useful applications, including the fledgling smartphone rescue tool from remote control maven LogMeIn.
Crack open the Natty Light. Microsoft plans to throw a white trash data center rager in Chicago.
The fake Craigslist ads which provoked a stampede of looters to strip an Oregon man's home were posted by two thieves attempting to cover their tracks, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports.
AnalysisHow does the UK find its way out of the DAB disaster? First, we have to get beyond the denial stage and into acceptance.
Although Microsoft is keeping mum about any official release date for the Surface tabletop touchscreen PC, the software giant has lined up US network operator AT&T as a retail guinea pig – allowing the company to display Surface in several stores.
The ISO/IEC confirmed this morning that Microsoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML) has been approved as an international standard, leaving the Open Document Format (ODF) lobby raging about alleged voting irregularities.
The Oregon man who was born a woman, had his breasts removed as part of a gender reassignment but retained his female reproductive organs and then got up the duff, much to the amazement of just about everyone, will prove he's pregnant by flashing some ultrasound scan proof at Oprah Winfrey on Thursday.
IDFIntel today announced an initiative it hopes will make it much less desirable for criminals to steal laptops. The aim is to build the ability to lock down a machine's storage - and possible even the processor itself - if it's pinched.
The UK government has dulled the glamorous sheen of Web 2.0 by pledging guidelines on how civil servants should exploit use social media for developing policies and getting their messages out to the public.
A large number of local authorities in England with social care responsibilities will miss the government's deadline for implementing the Integrated Children's System (ICS), a project for sharing information about vulnerable young people.
Social networking websites could be forced to advertise the 999 emergency number under government plans to make the internet a safer place for kids to surf.
Virginia based SteelCloud Inc is to provide ruggedised commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) servers for use in the US Navy's "Gunslinger" programme.
Spammers have found a fertile new marketplace on social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.
Microsoft is on track to have sold 2m UK Xbox 360s by next week. But the company could be forced to sell Blu-ray models at a loss, if rumours about HD drive development are true.
A US Judge on Monday upheld the view that sharing copyrighted music is infringement. It's a defeat for defendant Denise Barker and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a victory for the four record labels in the case, led by Warner's Elektra.
The European Commission is to investigate whether a state grant to Channel 4 distorts competition in the UK TV market.
The time has passed when folk thought it proper to call boys Hubert and girls Gwendolyn. Text messages now dominate our landscape to the extent that boys are more likely to be called Conna and girls named Deby.
Rebel shareholders in Atos Origin have put forward three new members – including the company's founder – to the French services firm's board.
United Airlines has today cancelled dozens of Boeing 777 flights after it failed to perform the required fire safety checks.
BT thinks it’s good to talk, but iPhone owners think it’s better to surf the web, send emails and listen to music. A report has found that owners of the coveted handset spend far less time chatting on it than users other handsets do on their devices.
SAP today announced that the firm’s deputy CEO Léo Apotheker will assume co-responsibility for the business software firm, alongside CEO Henning Kagermann.
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A group of security industry veterans has bought the CyberPatrol parental control software product from security vendor Websense for an undisclosed amount.
There's nothing wrong in theory with a vendor that caters to large corporations having a crack at the consumer market.
CTIA WirelessApril 3 marks the 35th anniversary of the world’s first cellular phone call, and to celebrate, former NFL hero Steve Largent has presented a priapic monolith to the man who made that call back in the spring of 1973.
A British researcher has developed a biometric keylogger of sorts that can capture fingerprints required to unlock building doors or gain access to computer networks or other restricted systems.
Google is laying into newly acquired subsidiary Doubleclick by laying off 300 US employees - about a quarter of its US workforce.
Mozilla has made the fifth beta version of its upcoming Firefox 3 browser available for download today, and is freezing code for release candidate 1 in only six days.