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'Brick' phone begat revolution
5/29/2006   Post a comment
'The further backward you look,' said Winston Churchill, 'the further forward you can see.'
On the trail of counterfeit chips
5/22/2006   Post a comment
Seven to 10 percent of all the high-tech products sold worldwide are counterfeits, it's estimated. In 2004, U.S. Customs seized $200 million in counterfeit goods, $134 million of which originated in China. Trade in counterfeit goods cost U.S. businesses an estimated $2 billion per year in copyright losses alone.

Adapter sees digital TV on PCs
5/15/2006   Post a comment
For those who want a more entertaining mobile-computing experience, the Pinnacle USB stick adapter allows for reception of the EurAsia-centric DVB-T programming on a notebook or other USB-2.0-enabled computer. The DVB-T (digital video broadcast--terrestrial) protocol is based on an MPEG-2 transport stream for delivering television in digital form vs. the analog modulation of traditional broadcast TV.

Smart phone has bells, whistles
5/8/2006   Post a comment
While most of us have some idea of what a "smart phone" is, the term remains ambiguous.
Tear down: HiFi turns iPod into boom box
5/1/2006   Post a comment
It seemed inevitable that Apple would respond to the many iPod boom box offerings from third parties, and in February it did just that, launching the Apple HiFi.

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