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October 27, 2008  1:34 PM

Overheard: Who will be the first cabinet-level CTO?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
broadband, CTO, National CTO, Technology

white-house.jpg A month or so ago the question of whether the next president should have a CTO came up in a work conversation...

October 22, 2008  2:57 PM

Overheard: Stealth layoffs at Yahoo



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
holiday, IT budgeting, IT layoffs, Technology, Yahoo

pink_slip.jpg By disguising layoffs as negative reviews, Yahoo management may push employees to leave, sans...


October 21, 2008  11:43 AM

Overheard: Drizle will target MySQL users



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Cloud computing, Database, Drizzle, MySQL, Technology

monty.jpg Drizzle will target the MySQL core users, the web users whose requirements have been ignored for years while the core...


October 15, 2008  4:28 PM

Overheard: Hubble telescope hardware failure



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
burn-in rate, Technology

allard_beutel1.gif The hardware failed, it's unrecoverable.  They did testing and it's no longer fixable from the...


October 14, 2008  7:28 PM

Overheard: Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) QoS



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Technology, Wi-fi, WMM

david_callisch.jpg To really solve these VoIP problem, Wi-Fi systems must be able to constantly choose transmission paths...


October 14, 2008  11:28 AM

Overheard: IPTV vs Internet TV – What’s the difference?



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Internet TV, IPTV, Technology, Telecom

van_den_dam_rob2.jpg IPTV is a system where video content is transmitted in the form of IP-data packages over a closed...


October 8, 2008  5:35 PM

Overheard: Mail Goggles are a sobriety CAPTCHA



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Technology

jonathan_perlow.jpg When you enable Mail Goggles, it will check that you're really sure you want to send that late night...


October 6, 2008  2:11 PM

Overheard: Geva Perry explains PaaS



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
PaaS, Technology

geva_perry.jpg Another dimension PaaS vendors should think about is who is the target user of the platform. The typical...


October 6, 2008  12:49 PM

Overheard: LTE is like Alex P. Keaton



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
4G, LTE, Technology, WiMAX

alexpkeaton.jpg If WiMax is the hippie, grass-roots parents on “Family Ties,” LTE is closer to Alex P. Keaton.


October 3, 2008  1:11 PM

Overheard: The bigger the prime number, the more secure the encryption



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Encryption, Security, Technology

nuno_morgadinho.jpg Mathematicians at UCLA have discovered a 13 million-digit prime number, a long-sought milestone that...


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