Barry Gerber talks about key events in a busy year for technology enthusiasts. He covers HDTV, CPUs, Windows Vista, exploding batteries, the need for mobile phone standardization, spam and portable music and video players.
Why do funny stories about tech support abound? Maybe computers themselves are funny. Or maybe we need to laugh to keep from crying.
Throw away that mega-buck video camera. If Mike Hodgkinson, Director of Rob Dickinson's "Oceans" music video is right, all you need to make it to MTV or VH1 is Nokia's N93 camera phone. See the video and the making-of video, as well as a slideshow featuring the N93.
What can you expect from a notebook that sells for less than $700? What features and components should the notebook have? Where's the best place to buy one?
Nokia's WiFi powered 770 was the first small Internet based personal communication device. With its Mylo personal communicator Sony stakes out its claim in this newly developing product area.
Mobile computers and accessories are cool. However the way they're packaged is a real horror show, almost literally. With impenetrable shipping boxes and envelopes, as well as plastic blister packs sealed tighter than most tombs, it seems like vendors really don't want you to get to their products.
You've got wireless questions. We've got the answers. So we're bringing back our Frequently Asked Questions. And what better place to start than with Wireless Setup and Configuration? Enjoy!
User forums around the web have been abuzz with complaints about the non-Linux version of one of Linksys' most popular products. Tim Higgins tested it and the WRT54GL Linux-based version and found at least one reason why the V5 has so many unhappy buyers.
It takes a pretty fantastic piece of mobile computing hardware to get Barry Gerber excited. Sony's soon-to-be-released VAIO UX Micro PC not only gets him genuinely excited, it's already got him checking his checkbook and counting his cash to see when, not if, he will be able to afford one.
In the last chapter of this exciting serial, Barry Gerber decided it was either buy a GPS or get divorced by his wife. He opted for the GPS and looked at TomTom's Go 700 GPS. He liked what he saw, but wondered how it handled downloading traffic and other information. So, what does think about the Go 700 now and did it save his marriage? Read on.
Don't read this article if you've already made up your mind to not buy draft 802.11n products. But if you're still optimistic, Tim Higgins offers an unprecedented look at how some draft 11n products don't even beat 11g!
Everyone with a high-speed Internet connection needs a router. So why not learn how to choose the one that best meets your needs? We've updated and expanded our classic Hardware Router Need To Know to help you do just that!
P2P may have have unsavory connotations now, but the technology will probably be soon incorporated into HD video distribution. Tim Higgins turns up the heat on seven routers to see if they have what it takes.
Dell's super cool XPS M1710 features a range of components designed to make it a graphics notebook superstar. In Parts I and II MobilityGuru pulls back the curtains on the M1710 to see if it is indeed the fastest graphics notebook ever.
MobilityGuru takes its first look at a mobile computer with Intel's GMA 950 integrated graphics processor, HP's Core Duo DV1000T laptop. How does the GMA 950 compare with the older GMA 900 technology? And, what's the DV1000T like?
Higher speed Internet connections mean that your router can become a choke point. Use our chart to make sure you get your money's worth!
While the timing of HomePlug AV's arrival remains unclear, DS2's rival powerline networking technology is gaining momentum. Tim Higgins finds out why.
In this final installment, Tim Higgins makes a bonehead move during cable termination and shares lessons learned from the whole escapade.
When we first heard about a 2.4 GHz spectrum analyzer for $99 bucks, we thought it couldn't be real. But it turns out that MetaGeek's Wi-Spy works well enough that it will probably cut into sales of the higher-priced stuff.
Actiontec's VoSKY Chatterbox is supposed to let you conduct Skype chats without being tethered to your computer via a headset. But Tim Higgins found that he'd rather wait for version 2 of this little speakerphone.
Barry Gerber dissects the technology and functionality of LeapFrog's Pentop Computer and looks at a number of other products based on the Anoto Group's pattern recognition technology. He concludes that there can and should be a place in our lives for this new, compact mobile technology based on a time-honored input device.
About a year ago we looked at three products representing three technologies that claimed to deliver higher wireless speed and extended range. This time it's eight MIMO and one non-MIMO product that Tim Higgins put to the test, with surprising results.
Back in July of this year, analyst Jon Peddie was on a mission to find the inventor of the camera phone. Peddie found the first camera phone, but couldn't identify the precise inventor, and wasn't sure if there even was a single person who could be found. TG Daily continued the search and got lucky in Japan.
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