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Comparison Shopping Engines: Popular but Flawed?

The Internet has made it simple for consumers to shop and in some cases to find the best deal when making a purchase. Comparison shopping engines collect information, such as product pricing, feature set and shipment costs, from various vendors, and then present that data to users. While consumers t...

Software Firms Strive to Improve E-Mail Reliability

E-mail systems such as Microsoft's Exchange had been considered moribund technology, but recently they have been revitalized. "Because corporations are now using e-mail to streamline a variety of communications, including instant messaging and Web conferencing, they are moving away from simple Web b...

3G Embedded Modems the Latest Craze in Wireless

At one time, users had to buy Ethernet adapters, install them in their desktop computers, and then upgrade them as they moved to a faster version of the networking option. Now when users buy a desktop system, it comes with an integrated adapter that supports a variety of transmission speeds. A simil...

Cellular Carriers Eye Immigrant Population

Startup cellular carriers are beginning to view the United States' immigrant population as an underserved market. "Carriers have done a good job in penetrating most adult demographics, so they are now searching for niche groups that don't rely on their services," said Marina Amoroso, an industry ana...

Web Conferencing Becomes More Personal

Web conferencing has become a popular communications medium in corporations for its ability to curb costs and improve productivity. Rather than bring a group of engineers together from various locations for a face-to-face meeting, Web conferencing enables them to meet virtually, which eliminates tra...

HD Gaming Beginning to Take Hold

The battle for market supremacy between Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3 has entered the next phase, one where high definition features will play a key role in determining the winner. "Console and software vendors are working to take advantage of the new capabilities that high-definitio...

UWB Standards Breakdown Impedes Product Progress

An inability to reach a compromise in forging an industry standard has delayed delivery of Ultra Wide Band products and may make it possible for alternative technologies to usurp its role in supporting Personal Area Networks. A rift between the different factions had been ongoing for a few years and...

Vendors Look to Balloons to Support Cell Services

With cell phones now becoming popular fixtures among the masses, securing coverage in even the most remote geographic areas has become an important goal for service providers. Cell towers are expensive, however, costing from US$100,000 to more than $1 million to set up, and present logistical proble...

Hackers Change Attack Modes, Seek Financial Payoff

The typical picture of a hacker has often been one of an introverted, misunderstood teen with a great deal of repressed anger. Launching an attack and disabling thousands of computers somehow seems to compensate for those feelings. Increasingly, however, while the hacker profile remains much the sam...

Cell Phones May Soon Add Scanning Technology

Handset vendors have been frantically trying to innovate in an effort to keep their products from becoming commodity items. Consequently, they have incorporated a number of new features into their products, such as cameras, and are offering slim, sleek designs available in a variety of colors. Now, ...

Vendors Ease Mobile Device Data Interchange

Businesspeople and consumers are becoming more reliant on handheld devices for the obvious conveniences they offer. "We are starting to see users do more with their handheld devices than simply check e-mail," noted Jack Gold, a principal with market research firm J. Gold Associates. "Increasingly, t...

WiFi Suppliers Try to Avoid Big Squeeze

WiFi equipment suppliers are reaching a crossroad: more users are purchasing their products, but at the same time, pricing is declining. To try and prop up their profit margins, suppliers are experimenting with various packaging techniques, such as bundling or unbundling value-added features. For us...

Multimedia Cell Phones Drive Quest for Next-Gen Power Options

Higher data rates and sophisticated features such as digital cameras, mobile video and advanced gaming mean that more on-the-go functionality is now available to cell phone users. These advances come with a dark side, however, as consumers are struggling to make sure that their phones have enough ba...

Rivals Take Aim at RIM

By focusing on e-mail devices for corporate clients, Research In Motion (RIM) has been able to carve out a small but lucrative niche in the wireless handset market. As competition among wireless device suppliers intensifies, large companies such as Nokia, Motorola and Microsoft have set their sights...

Enterprises Face VoIP Management Challenges

A growing number of corporations are installing Voice over Internet Protocol applications. While the technology has the potential to cut their telecommunications costs, it also presents new challenges. "IT managers are looking for their vendors to offer them ways to monitor and improve VoIP performa...

Satellite Service Providers Struggling for Revival

Satellite voice service providers have been on a roller coaster ride. In the late 1990s, the industry was abuzz with grandiose expansion plans designed to take advantage of the dot-com explosion. When that boom went bust, providers had to scale back their plans dramatically and some were even forced...

NASA Lends Crime Fighters a Hand

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration seem like unlikely partners, yet the two have worked together to solve a number of crimes in recent years. NASA researchers developed sophisticated software called Video Image Stabilization and Registration, or...

Companies Look to Broaden Brand Identity With Cellular Services

Looking for a new cellular service? If so, there are more choices available now than just those from traditional carriers, such as Cingular and T-Mobile USA. Increasingly companies like ESPN and its parent, the Walt Disney Co., are entering the cellular services market, too. "Many firms view offerin...

Microsoft Wants to Supersize Windows

Times are changing. Microsoft's Windows operating system, which was originally designed for desktop PCs, is being retooled to support supercomputer applications. With the hope of becoming a key player in that space, Microsoft has poured millions of dollars into its Windows Super Computer Cluster, wh...

Searching for the Right Handheld Option

Increasingly, users are working with cell phones and PDAs to access data. Because finding desired information can be a challenge, companies such as America Online, Google and Yahoo developed search services specifically geared to mobile users. "Mobile search is an area of keen interest to both users...

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