New Products for April
New on the market this month: a Swiss army knife equipped with a USB drive from Swissbit AG; the R-70 Monza "racing laptops" from SavRow Computers; an updated version of JAPISoft's cross-platform XML editor and XSLT debugger; and more.
A New Year, A Blue(tooth) Year
Ernest reviews a slew of new Bluetooth products introduced at CES, along with the Sierra Wireless Aircard 775 Edge; the Blackberry 7100 with Bluetooth; and new digital cameras from Casio and Canon.
First Look: HP's XW9300 Workstation
HP's new Opteron-powered xw9300 64-bit workstation takes desktop computing to the next level.
Desktop and Mobile Storage
David takes a look at a new generation of options for storing and transporting pictures, video, and music from Seagate, Plextor, and US Modular.
PHP 5 at Work
PHP 5 includes new object-oriented features, integrated XML and web services support, a much-improved database option—and a few attractive computer science concepts that don't exist in other languages.
of the Electronic Tongue
Lincoln presents a devil's dictionary of computer
Generation Browser: Mozilla Firefox
Most of us used the Netscape browser during the
early days of the Net. Netscape is still around,
but it did birth an open source sibling browser
named Mozilla. The original (Mosaic Browser) development
project of the Netscape browser was created by
Mark Andreessen in 1993.
Line Broadband Has Arrived
Broadband connectivity over power lines has been
in development for years with the promise of easy
and convenient Internet access. A recent announcement
this month proclaimed the first large-scale deployment
of broadband over power line (BPL) technology
to millions of Cinergy power customers in Ohio,
Indiana and Kentucky.
Wireless Networks Combine Wi-Fi & WiMax
Recently I met with the economic development director
for a smaller city in south Seattle who expressed
a strong interest in building a huge city wide
Wi-Fi network. The reason stated to build this
free public wireless network is to enhance the
image of the city to new potential businesses
and high-income citizens.
The Search Engine market is very hot with
a growing renewed interest in search engine marketing
(SEM) and search engine optimization companies
(SEO). The legitimacy of search engine marketing