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New DSL Standard Promises 10 Times the Speed

An international standards group has approved a new DSL standard that it says will increase the technology's upstream and downstream speeds to as much as 100 megabits per second -- 10 times faster than the fastest DSL now offered by carriers. The Geneva, Switzerland-based International Telecommunica...

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Developers Seek Breakthrough for Fuel Cell-Powered Laptops

Fuel cell technology for big-ticket consumer items like automobiles is still many years away, based on numerous industry reports. However, the day when portable devices like laptop computers, PDAs and cell phones can run for extended time periods without refueling is indeed much closer. High-demand ...

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Skybox Security Introduces Worm Prediction Software

When Gidi Cohen started Skybox Security three years ago, he made a commitment to manage security risk more efficiently than other firms were providing for the enterprise community. "The IT community faces a huge problem in meeting government regulations," Skybox Security CEO Cohen told TechNewsWorld...

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New Mobile Platform Lets You Take It All with You

Imagine being able to have complete access to your hard drive and the corporate LAN in a device no bigger than a cell phone. No, Realm Systems isn't developing the next generation of the super small PDA. It just completed more than two years of research and development for a concept for the first ge...

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Enterprise Fertile Area for Voice Biometrics

Biometrics technology is nothing new. Biometrics security devices have been available in one form or another for several decades with little fanfare. However, the prospects for developing biometrics as a reliable security device for consumer computers were viewed by many industry watchers as a nice ...

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Comparing Linux to System VR4

Two weeks ago, I asked for reader aid in getting documentation on early 1990s System VR4 Unix to help understand what things can be done with Linux today but could not be done with AT&T System VR4. The question was naive and I need more help (and aspirin) in struggling toward a better answer tha...

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Biometric Cell Phones Coming – But US Will Be Last

Biometric technology has been around for more than a decade with little fanfare. However, interest is heating up for biometric security devices in communications. Iris scanners, voice recognition modules and fingerprint readers promise to raise the bar on locking down access to computers, networks, ...

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