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Dell Bans E-Waste Export to Developing Countries

May 13, 2009 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Jessica Mintz, AP Technology Writer SEATTLE (AP) --PC maker Dell Inc. on Tuesday formally banned the export of broken computers, monitors and parts to developing countries amid complaints that lax enforcement of environmental and worker-safety regulations have allowed an informal and often hazardous electronic-waste recycling industry to emerge....

Expanded Board Strengthens HomePlug’s Drive for Industry Unification

May 12, 2009 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Edited by the staff PORTLAND, Ore. (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance, the world’s leading trade association for powerline communications and key promoter of global unification for powerline technologies, today announced the addition of Gigle Semiconductor, Intellon Corporation, NEC Electronics Corporation and SPiDCOM Technologies to the organization’s Board of Directors....

FAA Virtualizes Critical International Communication Application with Stratus

May 12, 2009 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Edited by staff MAYNARD, Mass., /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City is building a virtual computing environment for its operations-critical international message switching system, and is purchasing the virtualization software, fault-tolerant hardware platform, professional services, and 5-year customer support contract from Stratus Tech...


Tech Firms Could See Fallout from Antitrust Shift

May 12, 2009 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Jordan Robertson, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- If the Obama administration is serious about more aggressively responding to antitrust complaints, some of technology's biggest companies could have to rethink their business strategies or expansion plans. The administration said Monday it has abandoned Bush-era policies that it criticized as too friendly to companies that dominate their markets....

More Americans Turning to Home Theaters over Expensive Outside Entertainment

May 11, 2009 8:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

GAINESVILLE, Fla.,/PRNewswire/ -- While not many people are in the market for a new home these days due to the sliding economy, the ones who are want quality, and to some, that includes a home theater. In addition to all the bedrooms and bathrooms necessary to house everyone, media rooms have become a hit....

Asking a Machine to Spot Threats Human Eyes Miss

May 11, 2009 8:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Andrew Vanacore, AP Business Writer Cambridge, Mass. (AP) -- The surveillance cameras at Big Y, a Massachusetts grocery chain, are not just passively recording customers and staff. They're studying checkout lines for signs of "sweethearting." That's when cashiers use subtle tricks to pass free goods to friends: obscuring the bar code, slipping an item behind the scanner, passing two items at a time but charging for one....

Kindle Store Seamlessly Integrates with “Kindle for iPhone”

May 11, 2009 8:47 am | by Edited staff | Product Releases | Comments

SEATTLE,(BUSINESS WIRE) --, Inc. has launched a Kindle Store optimized for the Safari Web browser on iPhone. Now when users of the a Kindle for iPhone app click on "Get Books," the new Kindle Store tailored for the size and shape of the iPhone and iPod touch screens automatically opens in Safari....

Motion-Activated Theater Seats Provide Movie Goers with an Interactive Experience

May 8, 2009 7:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Edited by staff LONGUEUIL, QC -- D-BOX Technologies Inc. announced that it will debut its motion-activated theater seats at Theatres at Mall of America™ in Bloomington, Minn. Moviegoers will feel as if they are living the action - experiencing every explosion, car chase and even flight scene right from their very own theater seat....


Bill Improves Broadband Access, Services and Job Growth

May 8, 2009 7:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Citizens for a Digital Future, a national coalition that supports public policies that encourage broad deployment, transparency and robust enhancement of broadband and digital technologies, commends South Carolina's legislative leaders and Governor for passing the Customer Choice and Technology Investment Act....

Cyber Attackers Penetrating Deeper into Air Traffic Control Systems

May 8, 2009 7:19 am | by Edited staff | Product Releases | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) - - The nation's air traffic control systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks, and support systems have been breached in recent months allowing hackers access to personnel records and network servers, according to a government audit. The Transportation Department's inspector general concluded that although most of the attacks disrupted only support systems, they could spread to the operational systems that control communic...

Key Industry Players Band Together for WiGig

May 7, 2009 8:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- Computer and home entertainment industry leaders, including Intel Corp., Microsoft Corp., Dell Inc. and Panasonic Corp., said Wednesday that they're forming a new association to create an even faster wireless technology for zipping large files around the home....

Photosynth Integration into Virtual Earth Enables Use in Commercial Applications

May 7, 2009 8:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Edited by the staff REDMOND, Wash.-- Microsoft Corp. today announced updates to its Photosynth technology that enable commercial use through integration with Microsoft Virtual Earth. The Photosynth integration into Virtual Earth is designed to enable businesses to use Photosynth in commercial applications....

How Safe Is Your Data?

May 7, 2009 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Edited by staff TORONTO -- Did you know that 2,000 laptops are stolen daily? According to Verizon Communications Inc., more than 285 million data records were breached in 2008. That’s more than in the four previous years combined. Also, the Internet Crime Complaint Center – a joint agency of the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center – found that Web fraud reported to U....

Web-based Sensor Developer Kit for Active RFID Asset Monitoring

May 7, 2009 4:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

GENEVA,/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STMicroelectronics has released a comprehensive hardware developer kit (HDK) for building active RFID tags and readers that comply with the global standard for 433MHz active RFID technology, ISO 18000-7. The beta version of the Smart Web Based Sensor HDK is available now from Arira Design....

Partnership Plans to Enable Mobile Access to Enterprise and Desktop Applications

May 6, 2009 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

CHICAGO (Marketwire) - -Open Kernel Labs (OK Labs) and Citrix Systems, Inc. announce plans to provide a set of solutions for delivering enterprise applications to mobile devices based on mobile-to-enterprise virtualization (M2E). This strategy builds on Citrix’s recent investment in OK Labs and reinforces the companies’ shared vision of virtualization for all devices, from Windows desktops and netbooks, to smartphones and mobile internet de...


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