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Coca-Cola to deploy 28,000 Symbol mobile computers

Symbol Technologies introduced a new family of rugged, mobile computers with built-in tri-mode wireless capabilities Tuesday and announced that Coca-Cola Enterprises plans to deploy 28,000 of the units to route drivers in North America and Europe.

Coming soon, the do-everything wireless phone

Get ready for the do-everything wireless phone, and headsets, too, as manufacturers and developers in Atlanta at the annual Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association event work to cram the functions of cordless phones, cellular handsets and ...

LEAP author says he wants to alert users to risks

Joshua Wright, the systems engineer who created a tool that targets wireless LANs protected by Cisco Systems' Lightweight Extensible Authentication Protocol (LEAP), said he did so to demonstrate the ease with which dictionary attacks against the prot...

Palm introduces widescreen handheld

Palm Wednesday introduced three handheld computers, including a Tungsten T3 that includes a 320-by-480-dpi color screen that can be used in landscape or portrait mode, Bluetooth short-range wireless capabilities and improved personal information man...

Pharmacies embrace e-prescription system

Half of the 55,000 pharmacies in the U.S. are due to be connected to an electronic prescription system by year's end as part of a nationwide rollout that's being announced Monday by SureScripts, a technology company founded by two drugstore industry ...

Dell yanks Axim patch after hackers crack it

Dell posted -- then yanked -- a fix on its support Web site for its Axim handheld computers loaded with the Pocket PC 2003 operating system after some users hacked the software to obtain a free copy of the operating system instead of just a patch, ac...

Dell to patch Pocket PC multimedia glitch

Dell plans to have a software patch available Wednesday for a glitch in its version of Pocket PC 2003 software that can cause a "significant performance degradation" in the operation of multimedia applications on two Axim handheld computer models tha...

Intel: Centrino software that causes VPN crashes turned off

Intel said last Friday that it has turned off software in its family of mobile processors that could cause some Centrino-powered notebooks to crash when used with a virtual private network (VPN) under the Windows or Windows XP operating system.

Intel's Centrino may crash Windows when used with VPNs

Notebook and laptop computers based on Intel's new mobile and wireless Centrino chip architecture can experience a "blue screen" crash in Windows XP when running widely distributed virtual private network (VPN) security software from Nortel Networks,...

Final 802.11g draft standard throttles data rates down

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) has approved a new and final draft standard for 802.11g wireless LANs that will have a true throughput for Internet-type connections of between 10M and 20Mbit/sec., far lower than 54Mb...

World attention away from Centrino launch

On Wednesday, Intel will officially launch its new Centrino mobile processor chip, which offers built-in Wi-Fi capabilities and will be given a US$300 million advertising send-off. But company officials acknowledge that the launch comes at a dicey ti...

Toshiba launches Wi-Fi 'hot spot in a box' project

The public access Wi-Fi hot spot market just got a little hotter as Toshiba Computer Systems Group (TCSG) formally launched a project to deploy 10,000 hot spots in the U.S. by the end of the year and Intel signed an agreement with the government of S...

GPS/GIS mapping helps narrow search for shuttle debris

Using Global Positioning System-derived geo-location data to define the debris field from the breakup of the shuttle Columbia, researchers and undergraduates from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas have helped narrow search patterns i...

GPS jammers raise concern

US government officials and communications experts are assessing the public safety and security implications of a newly posted online article that provides directions for making cheap devices to jam Global Positioning System signals.

Intel plans debut of 3-GHz desktop PC chip

Intel plans to introduce on Thursday a 3-GHz PC chip that incorporates hyperthreading technology, which automatically maximizes processor resources across multiple applications.

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