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  • Opinion: It's a Tablet, It's an Ultrabook, It's the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

    Windows 8 is designed to be at home on both traditional PCs and tablets. Lenovo is taking this to heart with a products designed to be both. The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga (yes, that is both the development code name and the final product name) takes a 17mm thick Ultrabook and gives it a screen that can flip back on a pair of double hinges.

  • News: Nokia unveils Lumia 900 for North America

    Nokia on Monday introduced the Lumia 900, its first LTE Windows Phone and a device the company said it designed specifically for the North American market.

  • Opinion: Pioneer's AppRadio 2 for Cars Now Runs on Android

    Pioneer's second-generation AppRadio, the AppRadio 2, will be compatible with both iOS and Android devices, the company announced Monday at a press conference.

  • Opinion: LG, Verizon, and VMware Demo Virtual Work Phone

    Since no one wants to carry two phones, most people use their personal handset for work activities. The BYOD (bring your own device) trend has businesses struggling to make work-related data and apps available on workers' personal phones--and secure. VMware has an answer, which its partner LG is demonstrating at CES 2012: a tool to create a virtual work phone on an employee-owned device.

  • News: Company says carriers, phone makers infringe patent

    Little-known company Globaltel was awarded a patent last year that it claims Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Nokia, most phone makers, and every carrier in the world infringes.

  • News: AT&T to sell Android tablet, 5 smartphones on 4G LTE

    AT&T said it will unveil five Android smartphones and one tablet, the Pantech Element, on its 4G LTE network sometime early in the year.

  • News: Hadoop vs. an RDBMS: How much (less) would you pay?

    Many people associate open source data framework Hadoop with managing truly massive amounts of data. And with good reason: Hadoop storage is used by Facebook and Yahoo, which many people (rightly) associate with massive data. As you learned in Part 1 of this series, Yahoo, an early adopter and contributor to Hadoop, has implemented a 50,000-node Hadoop network; Facebook has a Hadoop system with more than 10,000 nodes in place.

  • Opinion: Sharp's Huge Whiteboard Carries Executive Price Tag

    Sharp debuted interactive touchscreen displays at CES in Las Vegas that are built to make Web meetings more interactive. The 60-, 70-, and 80-inch panels replace the ubiquitous whiteboard with Sharp's proprietary AQUOS LCD display built for Web and in-person meetings by integrating with video conferencing and technologies like WebEx, GoToMeeting, and Skype.

  • Opinion: Make Thunderbird Mark Messages as Read After You Reply

    One of my resolutions for 2012 is to break free of Microsoft Outlook. My dislike of that program knows no bounds, yet I've been stuck with it for years. Now I'm shopping for replacements.

  • News: Apple iOS strength prompted Objective-C language growth in 2011

    The language used to build apps for the iPad and iPhone has the most momentum for 2012

  • Opinion: Free Online Casual Game Entanglement Will Ensnare You

    Don't let the spa-like music or the simple aesthetic of its game board fool you: Entanglement is downright maddening--and I mean that in the best possible way. This free online game, in which you rotate tiles on a game board in order to create the longest, most tangled path possible, seems very simple at first glance. But give it a try and you'll see just how challenging it can be.

  • News: Sprint unveils Nexus, tri-mode hotspot for LTE

    Sprint Nextel's first three devices for its coming LTE network will be the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper smartphones and a Sierra Wireless hotspot that will use Sprint's 3G and WiMax networks as well as LTE, the carrier announced in advance of the Consumer Electronics Show.

  • News: HTC Titan II coming to AT&T 4G LTE

    HTC announced the Titan II smartphone at CES on Monday, making it the first Windows Phone on AT&T's fast 4G LTE network.

  • Opinion: Establish a Digital Photo Editing Process That Works

    Digital workflow is a fancy term that describes the sequence of things you do between the time you take a photo and when you file it away for some future project. The right workflow can be important, because you'll get better results by using certain tools and filters in the right order. Take your program's automatic color adjustment, for example: If you run it before you crop your photo, the program will try to autocorrect unwanted parts of the photo that might be under- or over-exposed. Crop the photo first, and the software can concentrate just on the parts of the photo that are important to you. Last week we started a discussion of the ideal digital workflow; this week, let's pick up where we left off.

  • How-Tos: Easy encryption with Disk Utility

    Reader Bob Ross is interested in encryption. In anything-but-cryptic fashion he writes:

  • Opinion: Desktop Linux Gains Share in Recent Months

    Linux's prospects as a desktop operating system have long been a topic of hot debate, with some arguing that it will never surpass 1 percent of the market while others--including yours truly--countering that it already has.

  • News: HTC, Nokia to offer first LTE Windows Phones on AT&T

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made a surprise appearance at AT&T's Developer Summit Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show to say that the operator would be the first to offer LTE Windows Phones, including the HTC Titan II and a phone from Nokia.

  • News: iPhone purchase plans at all-time high in U.S.

    Demand for the iPhone 4S among U.S. consumers remains "incredibly strong," ChangeWave Research said today as it cited a late December survey of smartphone buying plans.

  • News: AT&T promotes HTML 5 apps

    AT&T is hoping to encourage developers to use HTML 5 with the release of a new API platform.

  • News: Huawei unveils world's thinnest smartphone, signals offensive into high-end

    Chinese device manufacturer Huawei declared Monday that it would begin an offensive into the high-end market for mobile phones, unveiling at the Consumer Electronics Show what it is calling the world's slimmest smartphone.


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