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Dell Debuts Portable Music Player

Dell has introduced the Dell Digital Jukebox -- or the Dell DJ -- and announced details of a partnership with MusicMatch to provide customers with an easy, legal way to download favorite songs and albums. As the next step in the company's overall strategy of moving into other markets -- especially c...

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Meets with Widespread Support

This week, Red Hat announced the next move in its long-term strategy of delivering an open-source architecture to the enterprise. Shipping now, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 package is designed to support an increased range of IT deployments spanning seven major hardware architectures. "Red Hat Ent...

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Microsoft Debuts Visual Studio Tools for Office

Microsoft Office is one of the most far-reaching client applications in the world, used or customized by nearly 3 million developers and more than 400 million users. With today's launch of Visual Studio Tools for Office, Microsoft is hoping to provide developers with the tools they need to take adva...

Microsoft Ships Small Business Server 2003

Last week at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, the company announced that its Small Business Server -- part of the Windows Server 2003 family -- is now available on prebuilt systems from Dell, HP and other providers. Instead of dedicating different computers to different server tasks, the Sm...

UPDATE: Sierra Wireless Partners with Microsoft on Voq Smartphone

Sierra Wireless has announced a new line of phones that will use Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system. The first of the Voq line of phones, which will include a flip-open computer-style thumbpad for text entry, is expected to become available in 2004, providing "compelling voice and data func...

Sierra Wireless Announces Microsoft Smartphone for 2004

Sierra Wireless has announced a new line of phones that will use Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system. The first of the Voq line of phones, which will include a flip-open computer-style thumbpad for text entry, is expected to become available in 2004, providing "compelling voice and data func...

IBM Enters the World of Rugged Computing

The rugged-computing industry -- which seeks to make computers compatible with environments that are at odds with delicate electronics -- is one of the fastest-growing segments of the mobile-computing marketplace. It is in this context that IBM has announced a line of ThinkPad notebook computers, in...

Psion’s NetBook Pro Abandons EPOC in Favor of Windows CE

While fans of the Psion series of PDAs and palmtop computers have hailed the devices as the future of handheld computing, the Psion systems have caught on mainly in Europe, with the European market favoring a clamshell design and a thumb keyboard for its PDAs. However, Psion Teklogix -- a division o...

Palm Introduces Sequels to Zire and Tungsten

Adding value to the original Zire handheld while still keeping its $99 price steady, Palm has introduced the Palm Zire 21, which has more software and a faster processor than the first version of the PDA. With four times more memory than the original Zire, the Zire 21 handheld's 8 MB of RAM adds roo...

Sun’s Java Desktop System Will Support Athlon 64

Sun Microsystems has announced that its Java Desktop System will support AMD's new Athlon 64 processor. Marketing the JDS as "the first viable alternative to Windows in 15 years," Sun hopes to draw customers with the feel of a familiar desktop environment and a price tag that is significantly less t...

Borland Updates C++ Tools

After nearly two years in development, Borland has announced two updated tools for C++ developers: C++BuilderX and Enterprise Studio for C++. The company is calling the tools the first technology-independent development suite designed to address the complexity of modern-day application development.

Microsoft Issues RPC Warnings, Updates

Microsoft's disclosure of three new security holes in Windows came just moments before its senior security strategist, Phil Reitinger, told lawmakers on the House Government Reform technology subcommittee about the company's efforts to help consumers defend themselves against viruses and other Inter...

Seagate Ships Hard Drives Made for Video

Hard-drive maker Seagate is shipping new hard drives that use a new digital video standard that, according to the company, makes them better able to store streaming video for digital video recorders. Seagate's new hard drives are among the industry's first to implement the new streaming command-set ...

Symantec Moves Against Piracy with Product Activation Requirements

This week, security software developer Symantec announced Norton Antivirus 2004, the newest version of the company's antivirus software. While this product will provide consumers with new kinds of protection against some emerging nonvirus threats -- such as spyware and keystroke-logging programs -- ...

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Rugged Computing: The Consumer Trajectory

The rugged-computing industry -- which seeks to make computers compatible with environments that are at odds with delicate electronics -- is one of the fastest-growing segments of the mobile-computing marketplace. Surprisingly, research firm Venture Development estimates the rugged-computing market ...

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Sony Unveils 8-Megapixel Digital Camera

Sony's digital camera line has reached new resolution levels with the release of the 8-megapixel Cybershot DSC-F828. The new camera is encased in a black, magnesium-alloy body, and is the first to incorporate Sony's recently announced four-color filter technology. Recognizing that current digital ca...

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Zone Labs Introduces Security Tool for Instant Messaging

Security software developer Zone Labs announced IMsecure Pro, a security package that the company is calling the first comprehensive instant messaging security system for the most popular messaging services, such as AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger. IMsecure Pro is designed t...

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RIM’s World-Capable Color BlackBerry 7230 Arrives

In an effort to provide businesspeople with an affordable, all-in-one mobile device, T-Mobile USA and Research In Motion have introduced the triband BlackBerry 7230 wireless handheld. For many business travelers, the ability to use the same device for wireless voice and e-mail connectivity while tra...

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Help Me Obi-Wan Kenobi: Airborne Video Arrives

Most of us remember the scene in the 1977 movie "Star Wars" in which the robot R2-D2 projects a three-dimensional image of Princess Leia, who begs Obi-Wan Kenobi for help: "This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope." Seeing that film years ago planted the desire i...

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Lexar Launches 4-GB CompactFlash Card

Lexar Media is shipping the world's first 4-GB CompactFlash memory card. Specifically designed for professional photographers shooting high-resolution images -- and priced at an industry high of $1,499 -- the card can store about 600 images captured in raw mode using a 6-megapixel camera. Amateur ph...

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