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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Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

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Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

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HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

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