Stories by Edward N. Albro

CES - A new way to eliminate cable clutter

For the past year or so, we've been hearing about Ultra-Wideband, a new networking system that was supposed to eliminate cables by allowing you transmit data wirelessly over short distances. The pitch was essentially, "It's like Bluetooth, but it'll ...

Apple iPod nano dazzles

What you notice first about the iPod nano, of course, is its size. It's tiny, sure, but that isn't all that unusual for flash memory players. What's really impressive about the nano -- and a real breakthrough for a lilliputian MP3 player -- is its sc...

Free productivity suite updates: Openoffice Org 2.0 Beta

If you're thrifty and you use an office suite, it's hard not to like OpenOffice.org, the open-source set of office productivity tools. Version 1.0 does most things Microsoft Office can do (including smoothly trade files with users of Word, Excel and ...

New network technologies vie to carry video

As devices that record TV -- from TiVo to Windows Media Center PCs to other PCs with video-recording software -- become more prevalent, the question of how to distribute all that video throughout the house looms for networking experts.

Networking companies search for greater Wi-Fi range

Dead spots are everywhere. They're those areas of your home or office where, no matter how you position your router or how you point the antenna, you just can't get a Wi-Fi signal. Networking companies feel your pain, and they have lots of plans for ...

Updated Jukebox aids music organization

One of the major hassles of any decent-sized digital music collection is keeping it all organized in a way that makes sense to you. MusicMatch Jukebox 10, now owned by Yahoo, debuts Tuesday and gives music lovers lots of help in arranging their track...

Add life to Excel: Infommersion Xcelsius

Can any hour be longer than the one spent watching your company’s chief financial officer point at a spreadsheet full of grey, unreadable numbers? Infommersion’s program Xcelsius can’t give your CFO charisma, but it can enliven the presentation.

Firefly remote does multimedia on PC, TV

If your coffee table doesn't have enough remotes already, SnapStream Media Inc. is now offering the Firefly, a handheld remote device that helps you navigate from afar your PC's music, photo, and video content -- and, with a new version of its softwa...

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