Stories by Mark Hall

When programming for NASA, contingencies pile up

Suppose you were developing software that would run about 50 to 60 operational tasks simultaneously, including the management of multiple mechanical and digital devices. That'd be reasonably complex. Now consider that any time a task stumbled, the so...

Giving iPhone its moment in history

There are moments in history that place one-to-many communications media in pivotal roles. These events ("Where were you when you heard...?") become elemental markers in history not just because of the enormity of what happened, but also because of h...

More data? Get used to it

As part of the IT team at the Virginia State Police department in the U.S., Lt. Pete Fagan's job is to ensure that criminal investigators, police officers in the field and other authorities get the most accurate, timely and detailed crime-related inf...

WWDC - Apple touts new OS, users like new hardware

Apple Computer Monday stepped up its criticism of Microsoft's Windows operating system and revealed numerous new features to its planned spring 2007 release of Macintosh OS X 10.5, or Leopard. But it was the hardware shown here during the Worldwide D...

Eclipse blots out the future

Eclipse blots out the future... for other Java integrated development environments (IDE). In a poll of software developers last December, BZ Research found that 65 percent of the 621 respondents were using the open-source Eclipse IDE for coding in Ja...

Analysis: After Gates, the new world of Oz

Microsoft is officially handing its future to Ray Ozzie, who is replacing Bill Gates as the company's chief software architect. Over the next two years, Gates will be giving up his responsibilities to Ozzie and Craig Mundie. But it's Ozzie who gets t...

Palm claims a secure handheld future

In his keynote address at Comdex in Las Vegas Wednesday, PalmSource CEO David Nagel argued that many of the obstacles to ubiquitous wirelessly connected handheld devices have been resolved, paving the way for "a new era in computing."

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MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

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If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

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MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

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Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

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