Wireless USB nears last hurdle before launch of consumer products

Almost three years after it debuted at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF), wireless USB remains one of the most promising implementations of ultra wideband (UWB) short-range radio technology, but it is still waiting for its day to hit the market.

Santa Claus' website hacked

Santa Claus reached out for a little help from Stopbadware.org this week.

Verizon to build trans-pacific optical system

In a sign of the stronger economic ties between the U.S. and China, Verizon Communications is part of a plan to spend $500 million building the first high-speed optical communications line linking the two countries.

Infrant adds SMB rackmount NAS

Infrant Technologies today announced a Network Attached Storage (NAS) product for the SMB market.

Qualcomm unveils new Bluetooth solutions

Qualcomm on December 3 announced two new Bluetooth solutions being added to the company's product portfolio.

Wireless running sensor triggers privacy concerns

A running shoe sensor that transmits details of a user's performance to an iPod could also be used to covertly track their movements, researchers claim.

Gateway offering draft 11n wireless options

Gateway Computer has joined other PC manufacturers in offering draft 802.11n wireless options for its consumer lines of desktop and notebook PCs.

AOL releases AIM 6.0

It has been nearly a year since AOL launched its next generation Triton AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) client.

Microsoft ships new malware hunting utility

On the heels of its July 2006 acquisition of Mark Russinovich's Winternals Software, Microsoft has replaced the popular Regmon and Filemon utilities with a single tool offering advanced capabilities for real-time monitoring of registry and process thread activity.

VoIP has lots of opportunity - ISuppli

Worldwide VoIP equipment revenues will rise to US$11.9 billion in 2010, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.7% from US$3.95 billion in 2005, according to iSuppli.The VoIP market encompasses three user segments: private branch exchanges (PBXs) for enterprises, infrastructure operated by service providers and residential-access equipment.

MySpace accounts compromised by phishers?

Netcraft said that it has discovered that social networking site MySpace appears to have been compromised by phishers who have presented a spoof login form on the main site.

Intel announces first dual-mode WiMax chipset

Intel has announced its first dual-mode baseband chipset that supports both the fixed 802.16-2004 and mobile 802.16e-2005 specs for WiMax networks.

WLAN the dominant remote connectivity choice for mobile US professionals

The latest survey from Strategy Analytics has confirmed that the dial-up connection is well on its way to obsolescence as a remote access mode for roving US workers.

Intel reveals wireless connectivity roadmap

Intel has used the platform of its developer conference this week to reveal a roadmap for future wireless connectivity that will take in at least three different types of broadband connectivity for PCs.

Staccato combines Wireless USB with Bluetooth

At the fall Intel Developer Forum (IDF), US-based IC design house Staccato Communications is expected to catch eyes on its reference design of a PCI Express (PCIe) Mini Card device that enables laptops and desktop PCs to support Certified Wireless USB and Bluetooth technologies.

Intel installs Wimax on remote Amazon island

Intel will spend $1 billion over the next five years with its World Ahead Program to help close the digital divide between developed and developing nations.

The pre-N product market: Q&A with Micheal Hurlston, vice president of Broadcom

Although sales of pre-N (pre-802.11n) products in the retail channel were slower than expected in the third quarter of this year, increasing demand for pre-N modules from notebooks and broadband CPE (consumer premises equipment) products in the second half will help increase growth of pre-N products, said Michael Hurlston, vice president and general manager of the home and wireless business unit at Broadcom, in a recent interview with DigiTimes.

Samsung Telecom accused of hosting malicious code

Samsung Telecommunications America has malicious code on its website that disables antivirus programs, modifies registry keys and logs keystrokes when users attempt to download information from the site.

AOL calls developers on AIM phoneline

A programming contest for the most innovative and useful applications on the AIM Phoneline platform will pay out $4500 in prizes.

Vonage reaches 2 million subscribers, far from profitability

Vonage yesterday announced it had passed the 2 million-subscriber mark, but at least one analyst said the company needs to more than double its size to reach profitability.