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The Laptop Buyer’s Burden: HDD or SSD?

They are the next ballyhooed storage technology: Solid state drives are faster and more energy efficient than their popular siblings, hard disk drives. Consequently, many vendors have been touting SSDs as potential replacements for HDDs in laptop systems. However, reports of the death of HDDs may be...

Wireless Technology: Worlds Apart

The Asian cellular phone market is something of a paradox. Countries such as Japan and South Korea have invested the equivalent of billions of dollars to develop sophisticated, high-bandwidth wireless services, such as mobile video and mobile commerce technologies. One reason for doing this was so t...

Home Networking: More Than Entertainment

Increasingly, consumers are connecting their stereos, plasma TVs, DVRs, PCs, laptops and gaming systems to intelligent entertainment systems designed to record, store and share media across devices throughout the home. As the home networking market continues to gain traction, what devices will they ...

Copyright Law and the Web, Part 2: Who Are the IP Police?

The Internet has made it much simpler for companies to reach potential customers. However, this wide open channel has come at a cost. Companies now expose more of their assets to outsiders who can misuse them. While the law helps -- at least to a degree -- companies increasingly find they need to ta...

Copyright Law and the Web, Part 1: A Hazy Intersection

Technology often evolves more rapidly than the laws needed to regulate it, especially in the realm of copyright law. The Associated Press, Viacom and YouTube are just some of the parties involved in a variety of lawsuits and accusations focused on Internet copyright issues. Guidelines are in place c...

VPNs: Network Data Deadbolts

Technological advances have prompted changes to corporate communication needs. Employees working in hotel rooms, field offices or even abroad often require access to network and system resources. Also, admission to company networks is no longer limited to individuals on your payroll. Increasingly, s...

Smaller, Thinner, Lighter, Cooler Notebooks

Notebook computers are all the rage, and an ever-expanding emphasis on mobility is forcing both consumers and business executives to purchase these devices. "2007 was a very good year for notebooks: Sales were up 20 percent," stated Roger L. Kay, president of market intelligence firm Endpoint Techno...

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10 Steps to SEO Success

As evidenced by the phenomenal success of Google, search has evolved from an interesting sideline into a primary function for many, if not most, Internet users. Consequently, more and more companies are putting content up on their Web sites to attract the attention of search engines. "You can have r...

Five Tech Trends to Watch in 2008

Hits and misses, must-haves and have-nots, blockbusters and duds. It's that time of year: time to take a close look at what technologies have established a sound foundation to become IT's hottest as the new year unfolds, and which ones may take a hit after a great deal of hype. With the ballots tall...

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10 Great SEO Tips, Part 2

Search engines have taken on the role of parents doling out rewards as well as punishment to companies building Web sites. The punishment comes from two sources. The search engines are flawed, often unable to work with various types of information. "At one time, search engines could not make sense o...

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10 Great SEO Tips, Part 1

As evidenced by the phenomenal success of Google, search has evolved from an interesting sideline into a primary function for many, if not most, Internet users. Consequently, more and more companies are putting content up on their Web sites to attract the attention of search engines. "You can have r...

Educational Video Games: Coming to a Classroom Near You?

Popular video games, such as Electronic Arts' "Madden NFL," have been viewed traditionally as an enemy rather than an ally in the educational process. After all, many educators have questioned: What good can possibly come from students sitting and banging away at gaming consoles for hours in an ofte...

Mobile’s Long Leap to Instant Messaging

Cell phones are increasingly becoming miniature PCs. In keeping with that trend, major mobile carriers throughout the world have been enhancing their services to support IM functions, further blurring distinctions between the two devices. While the change should enable users to exchange information ...

Staying Safe in a WiMax World

Because WiMax promises to deliver 70 million bits per second of bandwidth at prices lower than current 1M bps connections, the new wireless network option is gaining interest among telecommunications providers. As this occurs, questions are arising about its security functions. "Security is typicall...

Mobile Gambling: Will the US Join a Growing Market?

Handheld computers have simplified many activities. Individuals can surf the Web, text message their friends, buy a new pair of pants and, increasingly, try to hit the jackpot in the lottery. Juniper Research expects the worldwide mobile gambling market to grow from $1.35 billion in 2006 to $16.6 bi...

Online Classes: Opening a Door to Primary Education

The idea of students entering a virtual classroom and holding electronic rather than face-to-face meetings has become quite accepted at the collegiate level. The model is now making its way into the K-12 market, mainly as a supplemental educational option. "The initial resistance to online education...

Seat of Power: Gaming Chairs Enhance Play

It's easy to see how some gamers end up spending so much money on accessories when you add up all the special controllers, high-powered headsets, memory upgrades and multiplayer network subscriptions that players use to enhance the experience. "Through the years, gamers have demonstrated a willingne...

The Hot Spot Security Fable

Hot spots, which provide travelers and nomads with a quick and easy way to access the Internet, have grown in popularity -- there are now more than 100,000 scattered across the globe. Consumers and businesspeople can walk into coffee shops, fast food restaurants, hotels, office buildings and even mu...

Cell Phones at School: Nuisance or Necessity?

The use of cell phones at school has generated conflict between school officials, who view cell phones as a nuisance that distracts students from school activities, and parents, who say the devices let them stay in touch with their children more easily. Widespread cell phone use at schools clearly i...

Macs, Hackers and the Computer Security Game

Computer security is a game of leapfrog in which vendors plug certain vulnerabilities and hackers find new ones. This game has lead to a new platform -- the Macintosh -- becoming the apple of some hackers' eyes. "Recently, there has been a lot of interest among the hacking community in attacking the...

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