Oasis has approved version 1.1 of the Open Document Format (ODF), which provides an alternative and open file format for documents created with office applications. ODF 1.1 includes accessibility improvements for users with disabilities.
Engagement rings, roses and chocolates are often associated with Valentines Day, but computer users will also be receiving viruses and email spam.
AMD introduced three new media processors that promise to enhance the graphics and video capability of cellphones.
The Veterans Administration has lost yet another laptop and this one contains a staggering 1.8 million records. Personnel at the Birmingham Alabama VA Medical Center lost the laptop on January 22, but the first reports didn’t come out until February 2nd.
Microsoft has issued a statement on reports that the successor of Windows Vista will be released in 2009.
The condensed version of Flash technology designed for cell phones will include support for video playback on mobile platforms with the new version of Flash Lite.
A Department of Justice audit has found that the Federal Bureau of Investigation loses approximately three laptops per month.
If a thin client system is all you need in a corporate environment, then here’s a new low-cost alternative. Devon IT announced a thin client terminal with prices starting at $140.
Barcelona (Spain) - At the 3GSM world conference today, Samsung is showing off what it claims is the world's thinnest consumer cell phone, at a thickness not much bigger than a layer of tree bark.
The U100, part of Samsung's Ultra Edition II line of sleek handsets, measures in at just 5.9 millimeters thick. That's about the same as a Type II Compact Flash card, and it's half as thick as what the iPhone is reported to be.
Redwood City (CA) - The name of the device is still in question as part of a legal controversy, but Apple's tentatively titled iPhone has already attracted the world's largest video game publisher, as Electronic Arts has announced initial plans to work on developing games for the new handset, reports Business Week.
Motorola has shown off a new bendable cell phone at the 3GSM conference in Barcelona. The Motorola Z8 is a slider-type phone that actually bends to take the shape of your head. Cnet has some of the first pictures.
System administrators who need a lot of network storage may want to look into Coraid's serial ATA over Ethernet.
Barcelona (Spain) – Texas Instruments (TI) has added three new processors to its handheld application processor lineup. On the high-end, the company now offers a platform that decodes high-definition video, supports 12 megapixel digital cameras and can play Shader Model 3-based video games.
BeOS fans are bringing back their favorite operating system as the Haiku OS.
Micron will begin offering memory solutions for cellphones that combine DRAM and NAND flash memory in one package.
Barcelona (Spain) – Research in Motion (RIM) today announced a new Blackberry smartphone. The new 8800 merges the form factor of the traditional Blackberry with the piano-black design of the 8100. The new phone comes with integrated GPS and a n illuminated “Pearl” trackball.
Other than the original 8100 Pearl, the 8800 tries to appeal to traditional Blackberry customers with a security-focused, but enhanced feature set. As the original Blackberry devices, the 8800 is wider than the 8100 and offers a full QWERTY keyboard.
Barcelona (Spain) – Flash memory cards reach the next stage with finger nail-sized MicroSDHC cards hitting the 4 GB mark.
If you really want to, you soon can store about 1000 MP3 tracks on your cellphone and you do not necessarily need Nokia’s N91 hard drive phone to do so. Sandisk today said that it will begin offering a 4 GB MicroSDHC card later this year.
At the 3GSM World Conference in Spain, Sandisk introduced a new SD card product that will be making its way to the US next month. The new microSD Multi SD Kit includes a a microSD card that comes with both a miniSD and standard SD card adapters.
Barcelona (Spain) - Microsoft unveiled the next version of its smartphone operating system at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Windows Mobile 6 brings a range of improvements and new features, ranging from a new Internet Explorer web browser to the integration of Office and Windows Live applications.
While Google continues to give somewhat fuzzy timelines about when it will rollout video piracy prevention mechanisms for YouTube, News Corp's Myspace today announced that it is going to make available to content owners a tool that would help the social networking site automatically weed out videos that have been posted without the media company's consent.