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Technology


November 7, 2008  2:08 PM

Overheard: Browser wars, mobile-style



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
browser, Fennec, mozilla, Technology

baby-fennec-fox.jpg With the iPhone, Apple showed how to surf the Web on the small screen. Now, it seems, a modern...

November 6, 2008  9:35 PM

Overheard: Your grandchild’s car might be made of buckypaper



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Buckypaper, Nanotechnology, Technology

buckypaper.jpg Buckypaper is similar in concept to papier mache - layer it up thick and it gets stronger. So strong,...


November 5, 2008  8:33 PM

Overheard: Dell employees to take mandatory unpaid vacation



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Cloud computing, Dell, layoffs, Technology

cubes-tim-the-it-guy.jpg Skimping on five days of payroll may temporarily give the company's bank account a fillip,...


November 3, 2008  8:59 PM

Overheard: White space, the Dixie Chicks and wireless microphones



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
CDMA, FCC, FDMA, Technology, white space, Wireless

wirelessmicrophone.jpg As part of an ongoing effort to bar internet devices from the country's television white...


November 3, 2008  12:00 AM

Overheard: VoIP traffic engineering



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
QoS, Technology, traffic engineering, VoIP

ip_pbx_voip_call_centre-copy.jpg VoIP uses a traffic engineering term called Quality of Service (QoS) that...


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...


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